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Exciting adventures in the rain and cloud forest range from canopy tours (also known as Zip Lines, Sky Trek and Omega), the signature Costa Rica adventure, to challenging waterfall rappels (also known as Canyoning) to multi-day white water rafting trips to marvelous nature hikes in over 30 national parks and reserves. Beach and offshore adventures include world-class fishing and surfing on both coasts, snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching tours, kayaking, and romantic catamaran cruises. For those more adventurous in heart than body, spa, coffee and cultural excursions are available.

Selecting the right tour for your specific circumstances and the right outfitter for each activity requires substantial research that takes a number of factors into consideration. Is the outfitter licensed by the local tourism authorities? Do they have the right insurance coverage? Are the drivers experienced and safe? Are well-maintained, late model means of transportation provided? Is the staff friendly, knowledgeable and capable of communicating with you in your own language? Do they have a good track record and references? Is the equipment provided the best available and properly maintained?

With over 100 canopy tours to choose from, over ten rivers to raft in and a wide range of surfing and fishing spots, choosing the right Costa Rica adventure and the right tour operator can be a daunting task. Costa Rican adventures range from soft to extreme, appealing to visitors of all ages, but matching regions and activities requires planning and knowledge of the country. The travel experts at Costa Rica Online Travel excel at recommending the ideal outfitter, region and tour for each couple, family or group. Through annual inspections, customer feedback and firsthand experience, we're able to find the best tours and tour operators in each region of the country. Years of continuous research and long-standing relationships with tour operators and outfitters has allowed Costa Rica Online Travel to find the perfect balance between safety, knowledge, experience, and price.

When planning honeymoons or family vacations in Costa Rica, it is easy to over schedule your days in each region. We recommend leaving at least one full day or two half days open in your itinerary in order to allow for flexibility to experience a last minute tour or activity. On the other hand, popular activities such as rafting, canopy tours, fishing, canyoning, and cruises tend to sell out during the high season, and therefore should be reserved prior to arriving in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Online Travel will help ensure you have a worry-free vacation full of fabulous memories.

We invite you to review the list of exciting Costa Rica adventures recommended in each region of the country. Feel free to email us at or call us toll free at 1-888-928-3688 to talk to one of our Costa Rica vacation experts to plan a customized travel package that includes your favorite activities.

Adrenaline-pumping adventure on world-class rapids.
An unforgettable adventure amidst breathtaking waterfalls.
The signature Costa Rica adventure in the rain and cloud forest.
If fishing is your game, Costa Rica is your destination.
Hawaii of Latin America
Relax in Costa Rica. The essence of Pura Vida.
Unique Underwater Treasures
A unique adventure on the diverse Costa Rican waters.
Championship golf courses at tropical getaways in tune with nature.
Appreciate the country’s renowned wildlife in its natural setting.
Get close and personal with the flora and fauna that has made Costa Rica renown.
Explore Costa Rican culture and bring a touch of the country home with you.
A fun adventure that puts you in the hands of nature.
'Grano de Oro', the agricultural pride of Costa Rica.
Adrenaline rush along the shores.
Underwater exploration on the rich coast.
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