Being in Costa Rica means adventure, thrill, amusement, surprises and relaxation at the same time. This is the place that makes a complete vacation for everyone, kids, youths and the elderly. If you are the one who looks for variety in entertainment or is constantly “on the move” like me, this is the place, but the four biggest reasons why Costa Rica should be on the top of the destinations list are here:

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Zip Line and ATV Combo

The combination of the zip line and ATV gives a unique experience of the rainforest. The tour is started with Zip Line in the Costa Rica Treetops. To reach the tree top, there is a 15-minute tractor ride that takes you to the top of the mountain. Then you will come down on a series of 12 platforms and 10 cables. Being on the longest cable of Central Pacific in Costa Rica is a completely new feel.

After the amazing Zip Line tour, it is time to get thrilled with 2-hour Jungle and River ATV adventure. As you drive through trails, mud, jungle, and rivers, along with the guides, you will have a different perspective and views of Jaco Beach.

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Vista Los Sueños One Day Tour 

Possibly there cannot be a better way to discover the marvels of the Costa Rica rainforest than horseback riding. Just 20 minutes from Villa Caletas and Playa Hermosa area, Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park has both the best-kept horses and lovely views to offer. Spread in over 80-acre property, you will discover and enjoy waterfalls and natural swimming pools.

During the ride, you may get to see some great wildlife such as toucans, scarlet macaws, and white-faced monkeys. Once, you reach the waterfalls and swimming pool area, you will love to relax and enjoy the place. While on the way, you will stay busy exploring farms, nature, the rainforest, and the bilingual guide will keep providing interesting information.

Canopy Rafting in Costa Rica

Sun, White Sand Beach & Carara Park Combo

Carara National Park is located in a transition area between the tropical dry forest and tropical rain forest. This is park is considered the best place in Costa Rica for bird watching, including the Red Macaw (Ara Macao). The beauty of its flora is the addition to its attraction.

After watching this amazing place, you can visit the beach hotel, which is surrounded by 750 acres of tropical forest and a white sandy beach. The beautiful beach is awarded with the Environmental Blue Flag, and blessed with the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the beach, swim in the see-through ocean water or just relax at the swimming pool.

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Manuel Antonio Ocean Kayaking Snorkeling

For those, that can’t resist exploring underwater wildlife, here is Kayaking and snorkeling to quench their thirst. During the exciting 4-hour excursion departing from the pier in Quepos, you can explore the beautiful marine wildlife of Costa Rica.

If you paddle the kayak for over an hour, you will find yourself surrounded by tiny islands like Tortuga Island and will be able to observe marine birds and their nesting grounds. There is a hidden beautiful inlet – Biesanz Bay, where you can relax, enjoy snacking and snorkel.

This half an hour stoppage might also give you an opportunity to spot parrotfish, starfish, angelfish and maybe even a sea turtle. The clarity of the water may vary according to the season. During your way back, don’t forget to check out for pelicans, flying fish or other marine life. The best part of this activity is that it does not require previous experience.

Have you visited Costa Rica?

This is a guest post by Monica Chak. Professionally a full-time writer and also an artist. She is writing since 2008 for different topics. Her work across multiple disciplines makes her expertise and a narrator of practical experiences. Enjoy Adventure Tours Costa Rica and especially Tortuga Island Costa Rica Tours.

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