What to do? What to do? That’s a daunting question when you want to plan a vacation. Costa Rica doesn’t make it any easier when the list is longer than your arm. We are to help with your problem, the list of things to do in Costa Rica won’t be so daunting anymore. So now you ask, what’s best for you?
So you’re not into laying on a beach and certainly not into jumping off a cliff. Well, we cater to your type too. Site seeing is what you came to do, and maybe you want to see the most beautiful birds. Or maybe you want to taste that Costa Rican Coffee you read all about. Too, even maybe you want to hike through the large variety of trees in the rainforest. What about walking across the tree bridges on a Canopy tour? In fact, the Best way to get through the rainforest is by Horseback riding or even an ATV. Also for the partier at heart, the nightlife in Costa Rica is something to boast about when you get home
Firstly, coming to Costa Rica to just relax and get away from your crazy life is the perfect plan. Above all, an excellent way to relieve stress is to dip into hot springs directly heated by Arenal Volcano. Also, we could even try out some Yoga, connect with nature on a spiritual level. If you don’t like Yoga, it’s still worth checking out the retreats. By all means, there is no quieter and less stressful place. If you’re a couple wanting to get away and have a destination wedding, Costa Rica rivals the word over. Of course, having your wedding here is unforgettable.
The experience part of Costa Rica is the most popular. People all ages and walks of life come here to thrill seek or even just to try something new. If you like the ocean and sailing than your in luck. Fishing charters are very popular activities off the coast. You will be amazed at the size and variety of fish you can catch here.
But if your just a beach type person, then try your hand a surfing. The waves are world class, and Costa Rica has even held world surfing tournaments. Another type of surfing, windsurfing is something else. If you have ever tried it, you know how hard it is to start out. And what about those that want to go for a swim. For you, there are great snorkeling tours everywhere within in Costa Rica. Now you say that’s good and well, but I don’t like the beach then check out our famous golf courses.
Feel the adrenaline pumping as your about to jump! In Costa Rica, there’s a lot of things that involve that initial jump. Jumping off a bridge and seeing the land coming closer and closer until the bungee catches, and it’s over. You’re coming down a hill full speed only to hit an old tree log and you Jump in the air on your mountain bike. The air and waves rushing by makes it hard to hear then coming to a stop right above the coral reef you jump into the water wearing your scuba gear.
Now a rush goes through you when you see the largest rock coming closer and closer to your White Water Raft, the instructor in the Kayak yells jump.. jump.. Finally, you know the last waterfall, your instructor urges you “jump down you can do it.” So you take the rope and start rappelling 50 feet down as water cascades over the edge.
If you’re looking for great activities to do with the person you love during your Costa Rican vacation, we’ve compiled a list just for you. No matter if you’re a thrill-seeker or prefer a slower pace, there’s plenty to do that will make this a trip to remember.
Go For a Sunset Cruise
Picture yourself on the deck of a cruise ship; a cocktail in hand with the sun slowly setting over the Pacific to one side and beautiful tropical beaches on the other. Sunset tours are available in most Pacific coast towns, with some offering complimentary snacks and beverages.
There are over 7000 species of marine life that make their home in the waters surrounding Costa Rica. Snorkeling is a great way to see some of them in all their colorful splendor. And if you’re visiting the Caribbean coast, you can visit the Cahuita National Park’s reefs.
Spas, Yoga, and Hot Springs
Experience are rejuvenating and invigorating massages, practice yoga and get pampered in natural and beautiful surroundings. Costa Rica offers many excellent resorts and spas that specialize in catering to your wellness wants and needs. Take In the Costa Rican Nightlife When the sun goes down, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Costa Rica is renowned for outstanding restaurants and vibrant nightclubs. Gourmet dining experiences, live music, open-air clubs, and bars offer options for every taste.
To make your vacation one that will go down in the history books as the best family vacation ever, you should plan ahead to make sure you take in some of the activities that will make your visit an unforgettable experience for everyone.
It’s the quintessential beach experience, and Costa Rica has surfing for everyone. There are great spots for surfing everywhere along the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. You can book some lessons if you’re new to the sport, or more experienced surfers can simply go out searching for the perfect wave. This activity may not be ideal for very young kids, but teens and older kids will find it exhilarating.
White Water Rafting
The lush forests, canyons, and countless rivers make Costa Rica one of the best places for white water rafting in the world. It’s another thrilling way to see the natural scenery and wildlife with the family. You’ll find White Water Rafting destinations throughout Costa Rica, ranging in intensity from class II & III, ideal for beginners, right up to class V rafting for the experienced adrenaline junkie. If your party includes children or people who aren’t in the best physical condition, it’s probably best to stick with class II & III rafting.
Birding The Costa Rican rainforest is also home to some exotic and colorful birds. Maybe you’ll spot a macaw or a toucan. If you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the very rare quetzal. In any case, a birding expedition in Costa Rica is sure to be paradise to any bird enthusiast or nature lover, and fun for the kids, too.
The Costa Rican rainforest is also home to some exotic and colorful birds. Maybe you’ll spot a macaw or a toucan. If you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the very rare quetzal. In any case, a birding expedition in Costa Rica is sure to be paradise to any bird enthusiast or nature lover, and fun for the kids, too.
If equine tours are your thing, how about a horseback ride on the beach or in the rainforest with your sweetheart? It’s another wonderful way to take in the incredible landscapes. No matter if you want a peaceful trot on the beach, a ride in the mountains or through the jungle, there are equestrian tour providers throughout Costa Rica.
All in all, whatever it is you want to see or do or even just relax. We have the best things to do in Costa Rica.
Contact one of our expert travel coordinators, and we can work on a custom vacation packages to fit your interests, needs, and budget. We’ve set up hot air ballooning, helicopter tours, trekking adventures, custom group trips for high school and college students, birding expeditions and much more. We are your Costa Rica adventure experts and recommend only the best tours. What are you waiting for? We’re here to help you plan your next adventure in tropical paradise!