Along nearly every travel route in Costa Rica there are interesting things to see and do, whether it is enjoying a short hike in a national park or reserve, taking a tour of a coffee or pineapple plantation, visiting an animal re-rehabilitation center, or shopping for handcrafted souvenirs to bring home. In many cases, traveling between destinations can be an experience, rather than just a means to get from place to place. If you know what destinations you plan on visiting, we can help provide scenic adventure options that compliment your travel routes.
In this section, we have outlined of a variety of scenic adventure options for popular routes including a taxi-boat-horseback journey between Arenal and Monteverde, a stop along the Tarcoles River en route to Jaco and Manuel Antonio, a trip to the Poas Volcan between San Jose and Arenal, and rafting on the Sarapiqui River between Arenal and San Jose.
The Full Day Tour to Veragua Rainforest includes a Naturalist Guide, Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, visit to the INBio research station, Hummingbird Garden, Frog Habitat, Butterfly Habitat, Reptile exhibit, and lunch. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rich biodiversity found within the rainforest as well as visit the snake exhibit, frog and butterfly habitats and observe ongoing research by the INBio lab. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
This tour - situated upon a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve - provides a wonderful opportunity to spot some of Costa Rica's most fabulous avian species.
A high-flying, exhilarating canopy tour is one of the best ways to experience the thrills and beauty of Costa Rica. Situated along the Caribbean coast within a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve, this tour allows visitors to experience the natural wonder and exciting activities that Costa Rica is known for. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
Providing you with everything that you need to fully experience the Rain Forest Aerial Tram Park, this full eco-pass includes a ride across the wonderful Aerial Tram, a canopy tour, and much more. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
This combination nature and adventure tour combines the slow pace and beautiful views of the rain forest via the Aerial Tram as well as the heart pumping excitement of flying through the canopy on zip lines. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
Located along the fertile slopes of the Poás Volcano, Doka Estate has been growing and roasting award-winning coffee for three generations. This tour allows visitors to gain an intimate understanding of how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and produced in both Costa Rica and around the world. Rated 6.3/10 by visitors
Prepare for awe-inspiring views of the dense vegetation surrounding you as you move through the bio-diverse forest canopy. Rated 5.0/10 by visitors
The Sky Walk is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide and be on the look out for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors
The Sky Tram quietly ascends along a beautiful cloud forest ridge through the canopy and is combined with the Sky Walk, which is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
A walk through the Butterfly and Frog Garden showcases some of the world's most impressive flying and leaping creatures.
The species exhibits at Veragua Rainforest include the Hummingbird Garden, Frog Habitat, Butterfly Habitat and Reptile exhibit to the tour. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rich biodiversity found within the rainforest.
The Tram and Trails Tour at Veragua Rainforest includes a Naturalist Guide, Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, a visit to the INBio research station and lunch. In addition it is possible to add the Hummingbird Garden, Frog Habitat, Butterfly Habitat and Reptile exhibit to the tour. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rich biodiversity found within the rainforest.
A visit to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast ensures an experience filled with natural beauty, animal spotting, and educational opportunities. Located 50 minutes from San Jose, this 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve shares a border with the Baulio Carrillo National Park and protects huge numbers of plant and animal species. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
The history and development of Costa Rica has been tied to coffee plantations, and no trip to Costa Rica would be complete without the cultural experience of a coffee tour. Espiritu Santo’s 640 acre high-quality Arabica coffee plantation sits in the picturesque rolling mountains of Naranjo, conveniently located near the handcraft center of Sarchi. From San Jose, it lies in route to many northern destinations including Arenal, Monteverde, and Guanacaste. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy and finally fly across the canopy on zip lines. The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
Often times the best places around the world to visit are the most challenging to get to. This is certainly true of the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biologically diverse destinations in Costa Rica. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors