Costa Rica offers great travel and adventure destinations that make it the most visited country in Central America. Nature has blessed Costa Rica with beautiful landscapes, volcanos, rainforests, and jungle estuaries that offer exciting locales for adventurous activities. So if you are planning to head for a thrilling and adventure vacation, you can count on Costa Rica to let you have satisfying adventurous and refreshing holiday. As it is quite evident for its benefits, you should have a planned itinerary before hopping on your Costa Rica adventure vacation as that would allow you to maximize the joy of vacationing.
Places to Visit for Adventure Activities
- Pacuare River: Also known as Rio Pacuare is an extremely popular destination for among people who would like to go white water rafting and white water kayaking. It is a beautiful locale that has rainforests surrounding it, which host a range of exotic animal species like ocelots, jaguars, monkeys and, a number of varieties of birds. Pacuare River rafting offers a unique and exciting experience of overnight rafting.
Overnight rafting is great adventurous outing that involves rafting through and explore rainforests, and enjoying stay at eco-lodges, being a perfect blend of adventure, comfort and luxury.Rafting is available round the year, with water being highest from October till December and lowest from March till April. However, low water is still challenging to raft through.
- The Arenal Volcano: Dormant since 2010, The Arenal Volcano located at the center of Arenal Volcano National Park, in La Fortuna, is a great adventure destination. It is cone shaped symmetrical volcano, though silent and in resting phase, you can go on a trip to locate wildlife and old lava flows along with a trained guide. You can find a dose of luxury and comfort at leading hotels and luxury resorts in Arenal and La Fortuna.
- The Cloud Forest: The scenic locales of The Cloud Forest situated in the Central Highlands offers a great view of the mountain peaks overlooking coffee plantations and volcanoes. Misty environment gives a soothing and relaxing experience that helps rejuvenate you. Another attraction in The Cloud Forest is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which a home to a range of exotic bird and animal species, especially Quetzal bird.
Monteverde (Green Mountain) has been rightly described as “the jewel in the crown of cloud forests” by National Geographic is a widespread lush green cloud forest area. Adventure seeking people can go exploring the exotic locales by horseback riding or hiking. It also offers a great trekking experience through the forest canopy along the walkways which were built for scientists seeking to explore flora and fauna. You can also go exploring wildlife preserves, coffee plantations and butterfly gardens.
- Damas Island Estuary: Situated outside Manuel Antonio National Park, it offers a great kayaking and boating experience that takes you through mangrove waterways giving you glimpses of wildlife such as crocodile, monkeys and sloths. You can avail services of an expert naturalist to make your trip around the estuary a remarkable one.