Why do most people love Costa Rica’s outdoor adventures? They are perfect for bonding with your family. They can help you unplug from the daily grind. They are great for discovering new hobbies and passions. They improve focus and better sleep. And they are physically demanding, so they can improve your physique. And they offer afford you the opportunity to experience fun and beautiful scenery like no other.
Some of the best Costa Rica outdoor adventures.
- Bird Watching
The Arenal Volcano and Monteverde are perfect places for watching birds in Costa Rica. You will watch several birds early in the morning and in the afternoon because birds are most active during these times. You will watch hawks, parakeets, parrots, and toucans near the Arenal Volcano.
Monteverde is a perfect place for birdwatchers because it has over 450 species of birds, which you watch on an early morning bird-watching tour. You may even watch the rare Resplendent Quetzal in Monteverde.
Additionally, you may watch other animals such as deer, agouties, and coatis in Monteverde.
- Explore Nature Trails
Want to enjoy nature with your family? Take your kids to explore nature trails at Carara National Park. It is a bio-diverse park. It is a home of scarlet macaws, colorful jacamars, parakeets, and parrots. And you may come across three-toed sloths, red brocket deer, and capuchin monkeys. Also, the park has both a dry and tropical rainforest.
- Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling
Love kayak and snorkeling? Or do you want to experience Costa Rica’s rich sea life? You will love ocean kayak and snorkeling in Samara. Kayak and snorkeling tours allow you to paddle to Chora Island, where you will enjoy the scenery, beautiful white sand beaches, and dive in the water and snorkel.
- Catamaran Cruise
A catamaran cruise to Tortuga Island offers the best outdoor experiences for both children and adults. Snorkel in clear placid waters. Kick back in palm-lined sands. Watch your kids enjoy playing volleyball. Also, natural hires allow you to discover the diverse wildlife.
- Aerial Tram and Zipline Tours
Costa Rica offers the best aerial tram and zipline tours, which allow you to discover the beauty and diversity of the rain forests in Costa Rica. Aerial tram ride allows you to soak up spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and observe canopy wildlife. And you can zipline across the jungle.
- Scenic Rides
However, some of Costa Rica’s nature hikes are hard for the kids. So, scenic rides are perfect for exploring the rainforest waterfalls as a family. Your family can explore the most-secluded waterfalls in Costa Rica in a shaded open-air 4×4 vehicle. And head to lookout points, where you can see beautiful views of sandy beaches, Pacific waters, and rainforest canopy.
- Horseback Riding
You can enjoy horseback riding in almost every place in Costa Rica. Horseback riding is perfect for exploring the countryside in Costa Rica. Ride through forests, where you will enjoy the natural beauty and spot different species of wild animals. Also, you can ride along beautiful beaches.
- Sport Fishing
Sportfishing is one of the best Costa Rica outdoor adventures. You will enjoy sport fishing with knowledgeable locals and healthy waters in this country. Costa Rica’s coasts are blessed with a variety of fishes like roosterfish, sailfish, Mahi, and the mysterious marlins.
- White Water Rafting
Costa Rica offers so many white water rafting rivers with different degrees of difficulty. That is why it is easy to find a white water rafting river that suits your skill level as a peddler. Some of the best white rafting rivers are the Reventazon, the Corobici, the Sarapiqui, and the Pacuare. If you are a beginner paddler, you will enjoy the Corobici, where you can watch the wildlife along the shores.
These are some of the best Costa Rica outdoor adventures. You will enjoy most of these outdoor adventures with your family. If your kids love playing at the beach, you will never lack something to do at the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. To avoid getting bored, choose something your family loves doing. If your family loves horses, you will enjoy horseback riding.
Once you decide to visit Costa Rica, write down what you will do in this country. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of outdoor activities. Also, join guided tours, especially if you are a beginner. For instance, if you are a new hiker, join guided hiking.