Gear up for a wild ATV adventure ride hitting back roads and private trails outside the Tamarindo area. You will be riding through monkey country in a privately owned, protected tropical dry forest, typical of the Pacific Northwest coastal area. Crossing rivers and zooming up and down hills, you’ll catch stunning ocean and mountain views in the distance along the way.
Arriving at ATV headquarters, you’ll meet your bilingual guides who will go over safety instructions and give you helmets to wear. All the ATVs are Hondas so you'll be riding in style and comfort. Next, you’ll receive a demonstration before trying out some practice runs to gage your ability level. Drivers must be at least 16 years old but children from age 6 to 15 can ride behind a parent or guide (see Tour: ATV Offroad Adventure - Double- Fourtrax Tamarindo). Ensuring your safety is their #1 priority.
You’ll head out into a privately owned protected lowland tropical dry forest, endangered worldwide due to clear cutting, where you’ll see rare Pochote and Teak trees that were previously over harvested for lumber. These trees provide needed habitat for a variety of native wildlife including the monkeys and exotic birds now making their home here. You’ll ride through the success of the reforestation projects as you traverse the winding forest trails. Friendly guides will point out and identify any animals that may be visible during your trek.
Crossing stream beds and slogging through mud will ramp up the fun as you slip slide along the river bed. Your guide will be happy to take videos of your epic adventure using your own camera or phone. ATVs give you an awesome opportunity to be in direct contact with Nature as you discover the Costa Rica countryside.
After about two hours, you’ll return to headquarters and be treated to fresh fruit and cold water to wash away any dust in your throats. It’s a good time to review your photos confirming that you were born to be wild!
Round trip transportation is provided from Flamingo and Tamarindo. Transport times can be up to approximately 45 minutes each way depending on traffic and how far away your lodging is. Also included in this radical half day nature ride are bilingual guides, entrance fees, Honda ATVs, helmets, water and juice. Time to get your motor movin!