With so many things to do on a Costa Rica Vacation it can be hard to work out where to start. The below will give you some ideas of what to whilst you are on your Costa Rica vacation, though there are so many other ideas, so give us a call to work out exactly what you want to do.

Activity ideas for Costa Rica vacations

Things to do in Costa Rica

White water rafting in Costa Rica
Geographically, Costa Rica is quite unique. Being positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica vacations rarely struggle to include a good beach, but its uniqueness lies in the interior. Inland are both dormant and active volcanoes as well as a multitude of small mountain ranges. These short sharp slopes generate incredible water runoff, which in turn creates rivers just perfect for white water rafting in Costa Rica.

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Horse riding in Costa Rica
The quality of horse care in Costa Rica is almost unparalleled in the Isthmus. Large numbers of small and intimate lodges still retain Tico cowboys to run their stables and as such the horses are in incredible condition. The diversity of riding is also unsurpassed, so any riding holiday in Costa Rica could involve rain forest, waterfall walks, beaches, cloud forest or mountains. We always recommend adding horse riding to our Costa Rica vacations itineraries because it is one of the best riding experiences in the world.

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Canopy walkways
In short, a canopy walkway is a bridge suspended between two points. This is either between trees or terra firma, but both allow you to break the canopy of the jungle to see elusive & colourful birds as well as superb vistas. Monteverde is probably the ideal place to do this due to the high humidity and middling altitude. It is an area full of lush vegetation, dripping with the moisture of the clouds.

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Zip lining
Swing like the native wildlife on your Costa Rica holidays! It is as if this activity was invented in Costa Rica. Originally created to give you a view across the canopy and a way of getting from one part of a remote reserve to another, it has now morphed into a specific activity for adrenalin seekers. There are Tarzan swings, which swing you from a platform high above the ground to the floor, and the longest zip line in Latin America is in the Monteverde cloud forest measuring 1,590 metres in length!

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Surfing in Costa Rica
The Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Varying in length, the breaks that form from them make this the ideal place to surf in Costa Rica. Some offer shallower waters with softer breaks, so ideal for learning, others are more challenging with perfect tubes perfect for the more advanced. Call us to find out which surf beach to go to in Costa Rica first.

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The above things to see and do are just a few things you can do on a Costa Rica vacation. We are able to tailor make any itinerary around your interests and budget, so gives us a call to find where you can go next!


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