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Adventure Tours

Adventure Costa RicaYour visit to Costa Rica can include a wide range of outdoor activities. The country is filled with many different landscapes to explore and have fun. If adventure is what you are seeking, Costa Rica will not disappoint.

While on your vacation in Costa Rica you can take part in as many tours as you want and they range in terms of adventure, leisure, marine, nature, cultural and educational tours. Each are designed to provide you with a great experience.

Adventure tours include ATV tours, exploration tours, kayaking, rafting, zip line and canopy tours. ATV tours are available to see the Arenal Volcano and the surrounding area. Tamarindo can also be explored by ATV and the tour will take you through the mountains and beaches.

A. Cave Exploration Tours

The Venado Caves located in the the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna are a natural wonder that are believed to be 15-20 million years old and must be seen. Created by underground streams that run through the limestone caves. You are bound to see some bats, fish and marine fossils and frogs.

The Barra Honda Caves Tour

These limestone caves deep down in the earth are fantastic to explore. As you descend deeper you will see the twisted formation of hardened calcium all around. These caves are located in the Guaitil indigenous village which is known for its Chrotegan pottery.

B. Horseback Riding

There are several horseback tours that will take you through jungles, rainforests, rivers, beaches, volcanoes and lakes. Riding experience varies on the tour you choose to take.

Examples of the various horseback riding tours include The Lake Route from Monteverde to Arenal.

Another exciting horseback tour is the spectacular cascades of the La Fortuna Waterfall. This horseback tour takes you through the rainforest before you reach the waterfall. During your ride you are bound to encounter wildlife including monkeys and toucans. A swim in the in the bottom of the waterfall is a must and well deserved after a long hot ride.

C. Rappelling

There are many tours which offer a chance to see some of Costa Rica’s breathtaking landscapes. Known as canyoning, participants descent down rock faces by rope. Canyoning tours are usually combined with rafting tours to give the adventurer a full day of enjoyment.

D. Zipline and Canopy Tours

Zipline tours are the most popular and widespread activities in Costa Rica. Composed of steel cables and platforms at different heights between trees, travelers are able to experience rainforests and remote areas from above. There are many tours available depending on the area that you plan to visit. Some tours combine zip line and canopy to give the adventurer an unforgettable experience. Tours are available in many regions of Costa Rica. For example, Monteverde has several tours available. They include combination sky tram and sky walk tours, Selvatura Adventure Park combination tours. For additional pleasure there are butterfly tours and hummingbird gardens to explore as well. The Limon region boosts tours of the Veragua Rainforest, while the Liberia region includes tubing along the Rio Negro River in combination with ziplining and canopy tours. The carribean coast of Costa Rica specifically Guapiles also offers spectacular zipline tours in combination with canopy tours, horseback adventures and ecological wonders.

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