Traverse the unspoilt rainforests, admire the exotic fauna, soar above the canopies and journey along the roaring rivers as you explore this small country’s colossal diversity.
The ultimate eco destination, a luxury holiday to Costa Rica is all about immersing yourself in the country’s natural beauty. From gentle escapades to adrenalin-fuelled thrills, indulge in the immaculate ecosystem with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure holiday. From adventurous families looking for a luxury holiday with a difference, to couples seeking a honeymoon filled with ever-lasting memories, Costa Rica has a myriad of activities, accessible to everyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the magical diversity of the of the country’s landscapes.
Discover our top 10 adventurous activities, not to be missed on your luxury holiday to Costa Rica.
Boasting some of the best water rapids in Central America, white-water rafting is an unmissable experience in Costa Rica! There’s a river for everyone with various rapid classes to suit all ages and abilities. Whether you choose a adrenaline-fuelled ride or a slower paced pursuit, you’ll spot plenty of wondrous wildlife lurking along the river banks as you float through unspoilt rainforests and mountainous landscapes.
Zip through the forest canopy and admire Costa Rica from a new point of view. This exhilarating way of exploring the country provides chance to spot some of the country’s diverse wildlife, including over 900 colourful bird species. Travel through mysterious cloud forests, feel the rush as you glide above a waterfall and savour the simply breathtaking 360-degree view.
Sometimes, there’s no better way to explore than on foot. With 29 national parks, Costa Rica has plenty of ground to cover, with trails passing everything from misty cloud forests to smoking volcanoes along the way. Don’t forget your camera – expect stunning wildlife, unspoilt flora or a fast-flowing waterfall around every corner.
Day or Night Safari
Costa Rica presents wildlife at its most diverse. On a safari, you can expect to spy Mantled Howler Monkeys amongst the trees, vibrant Scarlet Macaws flying by and, of course, the popular and sedate sloth savouring the peaceful atmosphere. A night tour of the wilderness will take you to the beach, where nesting turtles hide amongst the moonlit sand – a magical moment of nature for an ever-lasting memory.
Marvel at the rainforest from a heightened point of view. Hanging Bridges tours are a popular way to experience Arenal Volcano National Park, with 14 bridges varying from 8 to 98 metres in length surrounding the park. Explore at your own leisure or enjoy the company of a guide, who will share their expert knowledge of Costa Rica’s brilliantly bio-diverse environment.
Slow the pace of your Costa Rica adventure and take to the water by kayak. Paddle around the coastline, spotting wildlife lingering along the shore, or venture down one of the country’s many rivers, exploring amongst the mangroves. Kayaking is an excellent alternative for those looking to explore at their own pace, with the chance to spot elusive species sometimes missed in the rush of an adventure.
Horse riding is considered part of Costa Rican culture and one of the most exquisite ways to explore the diverse landscapes. Join an organised tour and savour the authentic nature of a horseback ride, trekking along white-sand beaches, past majestic mountains and through lush forests in locations including Guanacaste, Manuel Antonio and Arenal Volcano National Park.
Created by the country’s several volcanoes, the hot springs provide the perfect place to wind down after a day of adventure. Choose from a luxurious hot spring – a private hideaway serving refreshing drinks at a wet bar whilst you relax – or choose a playful paradise, complete with slides and mud massages for a fun-filled adventure experience.
The nutrient-rich coastal waters of Costa Rica make for a magical snorkelling experience. Along the Caribbean coastline, admire over 400 fish species in the coral reefs of Cahuita National Park, or head out to Canos Island – one of Costa Rica’s most popular diving spots – where you’ll often spot puffers, snappers and barracuda happily swimming through the crystal-clear waters.
A country blessed with plenty of glorious waterfalls, rappeling is a popular adventure activity in Costa Rica, whilst also offering chance to cool off after a hot day! Trek through lush rainforest and rapel down several waterfalls, taking in the spectacular view from the top, before plunging into the refreshing pool below.
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