An adventure seekers dream, Costa Rica has become synonymous with an unspoiled tropical paradise perfect for those looking to explore. With its lush rainforests and pristine beaches, Costa Rica has long been known as a playground for adventurous souls.
Costa Rica is a land of active volcanoes, untouched rainforests, world-famous surf breaks, waterfalls begging to be swum in and surging white water rapids perfect for the paddler. For hundreds of years, rainfall has shaped Costa Rica’s valleys and canyons, creating a landscape whose twists, dips, and bumps are ripe for rafting opportunities. Some of the country’s most well known rivers – including the Savegre, Pacuare and Naranjo– carve through dense forests and meander along inspiring waterfalls. Whether you’re a first-time rafter or a world-class kayaker, Costa Rica is home to a plethora of white water options suited to your abilities. Rivers rise and fall with the rainfall, but you can get wet and wild here even in the dry season.
With all of the beautiful landscape to soak in, why not see it up close and personal while rappelling down the face of a Costa Rican cliff? Rappelling tours are a fun, safe and exciting way to experience some of Costa Rica’s most magnificent landscapes. The sport, also known as canyoning, involves a controlled descent down a rock face using a secured rope that will get the heart pumping for the even the most adventurous thrill seekers.
While up in the tree tops, take advantage of one of the most sought after zip-lining tours throughout Costa Rica. Originally introduced during the 1970s, zip-lines have developed into one of the country’s most popular and widespread activities which has become a perfect choice for kids and adults alike. Not only is flying through the canopy at 30 mph a natural endorphin but it’s also an amazing way to view the diverse eco-systems that Costa Rica has to offer. While boosting the adrenaline of each participant, zip lines educate the riders on ecology, the outstanding and flourishing fauna and botany as well as the process of reforestation. While there’s a handful of options scattered through the country, some of the best views are located in the Manuel Antonio region.
With countless beaches boasting the perfect wave break, surfers have flocked to Costa Rica for decades, seeking the perfect wave destination. Whether active surfer or amateur, Costa Rica has surfing options that will not disappoint! A country as beautiful and diverse as this deserves to be explored!