Arenal Volcano Night Walk

Arenal Volcano Night Walk

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Nature, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

A night hike in the Senderos Private Park and Mirador el Silencio trail within Arenal Volcano National Park promises a captivating and unique adventure in the heart of Costa Rica's rainforest. As the sun sets and darkness descends, the rainforest comes alive with an orchestra of nocturnal sounds and the flickers of various creatures. Led by experienced guides, this excursion offers a chance to ...

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$60
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Barra Honda Cave Spelunking

Barra Honda Cave Spelunking

Overall 94.2% (13 Guest Ratings)

Adventure, Hiking

If you want to do something truly different, you’ll want to check out the caves in Barra Honda National Park. You’ll hike through a rare protected dry forest before reaching the entrance to the cave system. Secured by a harness, you’ll make several vertical descents into various chambers using a series of fixed ladders attached to the cavern wall. Your guide will point out many types of r ...

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$197
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Suggested age range: 7+

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Bird Watching Tour - Callidryas Tours

Bird Watching Tour - Callidryas Tours

Overall 92.9% (2 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Hike

Unveil the avian wonders of the Arenal Volcano with our remarkable birdwatching tour. Arenal boasts an astounding repertoire of over 400 bird species, transforming this region into a birding paradise. In just three immersive hours, you'll have the opportunity to witness the beauty of more than 40 diverse bird species. For bird enthusiasts, this tour offers an unparalleled blend of tropic ...

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$108
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Canyon Canopy Zipline Adventure

Canyon Canopy Zipline Adventure

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Adventure, Nature, Zipline, Hiking, Canyoning

Rio Perdido in Costa Rica has taken ziplining to a whole new level with its innovative Canyon Adventure, setting itself apart from other zipline tours in the country. With the expertise of Adventure Designers Alejo Soto and Jose Manuel Pizarro, who have impressive credentials including multiple Guinness World Records, Rio Perdido has crafted a zipline experience that is sure to thrill and delig ...

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$69
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Suggested age range: 8+

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Carara National Park Guided Hike

Carara National Park Guided Hike

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Nature, Learning Family, Hiking

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey into the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty with a guided hike at Carara National Park. Nestled between the Pacific rainforest and the transitional zone of the northern region, Carara is a biodiversity hotspot that offers an unforgettable exploration of its vibrant ecosystems. Guided by knowledgeable naturalists, this hiking adventure begins at the p ...

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$108
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Suggested age range: 5+

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CATIE Botanical Garden

CATIE Botanical Garden

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Nature, Learning Family, Hiking

Beautiful exotic flowers, medicinal plants, tropical fruit and nut trees on over 45 acres of botanical gardens comprise the wonders you’ll see on this fun and informative tour. The acronym CATIE refers to a multi-national effort to responsibly manage the future of food production through education, science, and technology. These botanical gardens, located near the town of Turrialba, showcase ...

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$85
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Suggested age range: 8+

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Childrens Eternal Rainforest

Childrens Eternal Rainforest

Overall 100% (4 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking

The Childrens Eternal Rainforest is an amazing place to spend a few hours. From the history of the administration to the ongoing natural history of the forest, you are sure to be fascinated by this biological wonder. A small contribution from millions of children funded the purchase and administration of the Childrens Eternal Rainforest. In 1987 children from Sweden and the United St ...

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$152
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Suggested age range: 7+

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Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

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Nature, Hiking

Indulge your passion for bird watching with this exceptional tour, a fresh and enticing option for enthusiasts. Venture into the seldom-explored cloud forest, a realm teeming with an impressive diversity of flora and fauna, including the resplendent Quetzal with its mesmerizing plumage, among various other captivating avian species. While Monteverde typically springs to mind when thinki ...

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$165
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Suggested age range: 6+

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Combination Tour Hanging Bridges La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

Combination Tour Hanging Bridges La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

Overall 90% (1 Guest Rating)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Canopy Bridges, Wildlife Hike, Waterfalls

Experience the ultimate full-day adventure in the stunning surroundings of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, where a series of awe-inspiring activities await you. This tour promises an immersive journey through the region's remarkable natural beauty, offering an extraordinary opportunity to connect with the wonders of the rainforest and the impressive Arenal Volcano. Your day begins with an invigo ...

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$185
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Combo Tour Arenal Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall

Combo Tour Arenal Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall

Overall 97% (25 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Hiking, Canopy Bridges, Wildlife Hike, Waterfalls

Today you will go on an amazing half day of adventure at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. The bridges and trails are located in the rainforest near the majestic Arenal Volcano. All of the 15 bridges vary in height and length and provide an interesting way to observe the rainforest canopy. Set in the rainforest near Lake Arenal, the Mistico Park is on the fringe of the Arenal Volc ...

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$143
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Corcovado National Park Tour

Corcovado National Park Tour

Overall 82.2% (19 Guest Ratings)

Adventure, Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

Corcovado National Park Tour is a great way to explore the lush nature in Costa Rica both by boat and on foot. Be prepared to be amazed at the picturesque landscape as you hop on board the vessel and get whisked away to paradise. Your captain and guides will provide lifejackets and saf ...

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$210
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Suggested age range: 4+

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Corcovado National Park Tour San Pedrillo Station

Corcovado National Park Tour San Pedrillo Station

Overall 91.4% (42 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

A trip to Corcovado National Park is the ultimate experience for the avid eco-tourist because of the amazing bio-diversity found in this area. It is a backpacking naturalist’s dream! Located on the west coast of the Osa Peninsula, this large park is home to a spectacular array of protected wildlife living in their natural habitats in up to 13 different ecosystems.You will begin the Cor ...

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$131
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Corcovado National Park Tour Sirena Station

Corcovado National Park Tour Sirena Station

Overall 94.6% (28 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Hike

This expedition to the Sirena Ranger Station inside Corcovado National Park is an adventure for the more experienced hiker who dreams of exploring the thickest jungles of Costa Rica and viewing some of the rarest wildlife in Central America. The park is a protected conservation area an ...

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$152
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Finca Verde Tour and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall

Finca Verde Tour and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall

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Nature, Learning Family, Culture, Hiking, Waterfalls

Experience the magic of nature with our "Finca Verde Tour and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall" excursion. Nestled in the northern rainforests of Costa Rica, Finca Verde is a family-run eco-tourism project that has transformed its land into an organic paradise over the past two decades. Here, ornamental and medicinal plants, along with organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs, thrive in harmony with nat ...

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$190
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Full Day Punta Uva Kayaking Hike and Jaguar Rescue Center

Full Day Punta Uva Kayaking Hike and Jaguar Rescue Center

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Adventure, Nature, Beach, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

Embark on a full-day adventure like no other with our "Full Day Punta Uva Kayaking Hike and Jaguar Rescue Center" tour. This unforgettable journey unfolds in four captivating sections, promising a day filled with wildlife encounters and natural beauty. The adventure commences at the renowned Jaguar Rescue Center, where you'll have the incredible opportunity to observe and learn about va ...

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$146
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Overall 87.1% (30 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge tour will take you over remarkable wilderness hiking trails that allow you to sample the different ecosystems of the area. This refuge encompasses 11,00 acres of land including several pristine Caribbean beaches, lush tropical rain forests as well as the transition areas and accompanying wildlife.The tour will begin when you are picked up from your ...

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$76
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Suggested age range: 12+

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Hike to Las Chorreras Waterfall

Hike to Las Chorreras Waterfall

Overall 100% (3 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Romance, Hiking, Waterfalls

A hike to the Las Chorreras Waterfalls from Hacienda Guachipelin is one of the best ways you can immerse yourself in the abundant beauty of Costa Rica. Following the moderate hike through the tropical dry forest, you’ll have a chance to go for a refreshing swim in the cool waters of a natural pool created by two waterfalls cascading over the rock face of a surrounding canyon.Hacienda G ...

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$34
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Suggested age range: 4+

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Jungle Night Walk

Jungle Night Walk

Overall 94.2% (3 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Hiking, Wildlife Hike

Embark on a captivating adventure through the enchanting rainforest near Manuel Antonio National Park and witness the mesmerizing world of nocturnal creatures. Our expert guides will lead you along a trail teeming with biodiversity, providing a unique opportunity to observe local reptiles, insects, toads, and tree frogs in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the symphony of sounds that fill ...

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$91
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Jungle Trekking and Culture Experience

Jungle Trekking and Culture Experience

Overall 98.4% (46 Guest Ratings)

Adventure, Extreme, Nature, Hiking, Waterfalls

Embark on an exhilarating Jungle Trekking and Cultural Experience, venturing deep into the heart of the lush jungle, just a short 15-minute journey from La Fortuna (with added time depending on the location of your hotel). This medium to difficult-level hiking adventure unfolds in close proximity to the renowned Children's Eternal Rainforest Reserve, offering approximately 7 kilometers of trail ...

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$126
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Suggested age range: 8+

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La Leona Waterfall

La Leona Waterfall

Overall 100% (1 Guest Rating)

Adventure, Hiking, Waterfalls

Embarking on a journey to La Leona Waterfall in Costa Rica is an enchanting escapade into the heart of nature's magnificence. This expedition promises not only a visual feast of lush landscapes but also a physical and spiritual immersion in the country's rich biodiversity. The adventure typically commences with a moderate to challenging hike through tropical dry forests, an experience that itse ...

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$222
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Suggested age range: 12+

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Las Pailas Hike at Rincon de la Vieja - Hacienda Guachipelin

Las Pailas Hike at Rincon de la Vieja - Hacienda Guachipelin

Overall 93.4% (20 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking

The Las Pailas Trail is located in Rincon de la Vieja National Park, one of the most interesting places for hiking because it is the home to the active, 6217 foot high Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, and showcases the resulting geothermal activity, like geysers and fumerols scattered around the base. This 35,000 acre national park with its numerous trails twisting throughout the park is teeming wit ...

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$51
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Suggested age range: 4+

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Mini Combo Coffee-Chocolate-Waterfall Tour and Lunch

Mini Combo Coffee-Chocolate-Waterfall Tour and Lunch

Overall 99.1% (16 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Culture, Hiking, Waterfalls

Indulge in the Mini Combo tour that will invigorate your senses with the delectable essence of freshly crafted chocolate and coffee, setting the stage for an enchanting hike leading to the breathtaking La Fortuna Waterfall. This energizing escapade combines a rewarding workout as you traverse the cascading steps, leading you to the crystal-clear waters embraced by the verdant rainforest. Amid t ...

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$168
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike

Overall 90.9% (186 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Hike

This amazing old growth cloud forest, rescued from the threat of mining during the 1970s by a visiting scientist and resident Quakers, retains a unique ecosystem found nowhere else in the world. This region, believed to have the highest density of orchids on earth, with over 500 species of exotic birdlife, over 100 species of reptiles, and hosting animal life from both North and South America, ...

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$94
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Mulguri Waterfalls Adventure Tour

Mulguri Waterfalls Adventure Tour

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Adventure, Nature, Hiking, Waterfalls

Mulguri is an enchanting natural sanctuary where you can harmonize with the splendor of unspoiled nature, far from the urban clamor and vehicle noises. Your journey begins with an experienced and ICT-certified bilingual nature guide, who will navigate you deep into the heart of Costa Rica's lush jungle aboard a rugged 4x4 vehicle. Embark on a picturesque 1-hour ride from Manuel Antonio, passing ...

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$127
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Nauyaca Waterfalls and Salto del Diamante

Nauyaca Waterfalls and Salto del Diamante

Overall 96.3% (6 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Waterfalls

Today you will have the extraordinary opportunity to explore the world-renowned Nauyaca Waterfalls! This is a top-quality experience that is accessible to almost everyone, with easier access, personalized attention, and the expertise of our specialists. Embark on a remarkable journey with our professional guides, starting from Quepos and passing through charming towns like Llamaron, La Mona, Ma ...

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$149
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Suggested age range: 7+

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Poas Volcano, Doka, La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano, Doka, La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Overall 91.4% (50 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Culture, Hiking, Waterfalls

Come sip a cup of the “World’s Best Coffee” and enjoy a delicious breakfast while touring the Doka Coffee Estate. Revved up and ready, you’ll take a short walk to the summit of Poas Volcano with its stunning views. Combined with a visit to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where you’ll again stop to eat, you will have completed a Costa Rican experience others have only dreamed about!< ...

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$180
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Suggested age range: 1+

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Punta Uva Sea and River Kayak with Hike

Punta Uva Sea and River Kayak with Hike

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Nature, Beach, Hiking

Experience the enchanting beauty of Punta Uva like never before with our "Punta Uva Sea and River Kayak with Hike" adventure in Costa Rica. Your journey begins as we drive to the picturesque Punta Uva, a hidden gem in the Southern Caribbean. This extraordinary trip unfolds in three captivating sections, promising an unforgettable day of exploration. Upon arrival, you'll receive a safety ...

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$67
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hike

Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hike

Overall 90.4% (23 Guest Ratings)

Learning Family, Hiking, Waterfalls

This tour is designed for you to experience hiking at Rincon de la Vieja which is a national park surrounding the volcano of the same name. Translated, “The Old Woman’s Corner”, it stands well over a mile above sea level and last erupted in April of 2020. This is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica and is surrounded by fumaroles, or steam and gas vents in the earth’s crust, ...

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$156
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Suggested age range: 6+

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Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park - Jacamar

Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park - Jacamar

Overall 93.9% (13 Guest Ratings)

Adventure, Nature, Romance, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike, Waterfalls

The Rio Celeste Waterfall tour is a well sought-after hike that leads to a unique sky blue river and beautiful waterfall. You will see how the combination of two mineral-rich rivers creates the blue appearance of Rio Celeste. As an intermediate hike, it provides a good workout for people of most physical fitness levels.At the beginning of the tour, you will be picked up at your hotel and ...

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$178
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Rio Celeste Hike - Canoa Aventura

Rio Celeste Hike - Canoa Aventura

Overall 92.2% (185 Guest Ratings)

Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike, Waterfalls

The Rio Celeste Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world! Imagine yourself in front of a turquoise blue waterfall surrounded by lush, emerald green jungle. The tour starts off when you are picked up from your La Fortuna area hotel. The ride to the Rio Celeste takes about 2 to 2.5 hours and takes you through rural countryside that few tourists have the opportunit ...

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$129
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Suggested age range: 5 - 66

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Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Tubing on the River

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Tubing on the River

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Adventure, Nature, Learning Family, Rafting, Hiking, Waterfalls

Embark on a captivating adventure in Costa Rica by hiking to the Rio Celeste waterfall and later enjoying a thrilling tubing experience downstream on the same river. The journey begins with a scenic hike through the lush tropical rainforest of Tenorio Volcano National Park. As you trek along well-maintained trails, you'll be enchanted by the diverse flora and fauna that call this pristine ecosy ...

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$205
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Rio Perdido Adventure Retreat

Rio Perdido Adventure Retreat

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Adventure, Zipline, Hot Springs, Hiking

The Rio Perdido Adventure Retreat tour is simply amazing! Prepare for an unforgettable adventure that seamlessly blends nature's beauty with adrenaline-packed activities. Embark on a scenic hike, expertly guided, along one of our main trails, and relish the chance to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear river's refreshing waters. As you journey, the river's edge unveils multiple springs, turni ...

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$225
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Suggested age range: 5+

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Sky Walk Hanging Bridges Tour - Guided

Sky Walk Hanging Bridges Tour - Guided

Overall 88.5% (22 Guest Ratings)

Hiking, Canopy Bridges

The Sky Walk and Hanging Bridges Tour is an amazing way to observe the rainforest from both ground level and right in the tree tops. Imagine hiking through the jungle and canopy in search of exotic wildlife! You will be picked up from your La Fortuna area hotel and be transported to the Sky Adventures Park. Along the way from most hotels you will go around the iconic Arenal Volcano w ...

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$79
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Suggested age range: 5+

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The Allure of Hiking in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's natural beauty is truly unparalleled. From the pristine beaches along its coasts to the dense rainforests and rugged mountains of its interior, this small Central American nation is a microcosm of ecological diversity. Hiking allows you to immerse yourself in this natural wonderland, where you'll encounter a staggering variety of flora and fauna, witness breathtaking vistas, and uncover hidden treasures that await around every trail bend.

Choosing the Right Hiking Trail

Costa Rica offers an extensive network of hiking trails, each with its unique charm and level of difficulty. Here are some of the must-explore hiking destinations in the country:

1. Arenal Volcano National Park

Highlights: Hike through primary and secondary rainforests while enjoying views of the iconic Arenal Volcano.

2. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Highlights: Trek through a mystical cloud forest filled with hanging bridges, lush vegetation, and an array of exotic wildlife.

3. Corcovado National Park

Highlights: Experience true wilderness as you explore one of the world's most biodiverse regions, with chances to spot elusive large cats and tapirs.

4. Manuel Antonio National Park

Highlights: Combine beachside relaxation with hiking trails that wind through tropical rainforests, offering opportunities to see monkeys, sloths, and colorful birds.

5. Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Highlights: Venture to the heart of a volcanic wonderland with bubbling mud pots, geysers, and cascading waterfalls.

Advantages of Hiking Tours

Opting for a guided hiking tour in Costa Rica offers numerous benefits:

Expert Guidance:

Knowledgeable guides provide insights into local ecology, wildlife, and cultural history.

Safety Assurance:

Guides are trained in first aid and safety protocols, ensuring a secure hiking experience.

Convenience:

Tours often include transportation, permits, and equipment, minimizing logistical hassles.

Environmental Awareness:

Guides promote eco-friendly practices and responsible hiking to protect delicate ecosystems.

Hiking Tips for Your Costa Rican Adventure

Proper Footwear: Wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or trail shoes with good traction.

Dress Appropriately: Choose lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing and layer up for variable weather.

Stay Hydrated: Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated in the tropical climate.

Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and use sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun.

Respect the Environment: Stay on marked trails, follow Leave No Trace principles, and avoid disturbing wildlife.

Stay Informed: Check trail conditions, weather forecasts, and park regulations before embarking on your hike.

In Conclusion

Hiking in Costa Rica is an enriching and awe-inspiring experience that allows you to connect with nature on a profound level. Whether you're traversing dense jungles, ascending volcanoes, or meandering along coastal paths, each hike promises a unique adventure filled with natural wonders. The country's commitment to conservation and ecotourism ensures that these pristine landscapes remain accessible for generations to come. So, lace up your hiking boots, embrace the call of the wild, and embark on a hiking tour in Costa Rica—you'll discover a world of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable moments along the way.

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