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A Costa Rica Adventure For All

A strangler fig tree in the Montverde Reserve

Photo: Courtesy of the Costa Rica Tourism Board 


With its exotic wildlife, sun-soaked coasts, and dramatic mountains, this Central American playground offers trips for all types of explorers.

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Inspired by: Great Costa Rica Adventures — by Jennifer Flowers, Published Mar. 2009

Hotels (2)

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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    This sprawling 310-room property—open since February 2009—distinguishes itself by straddling the line between major resort and remote wilderness lo

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    Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

    For those who want a bit of luxury without ecological guilt, the Arenas del Mar Beach and Nature Resort—set on the central Pacific coast of Costa R

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Activities (5)

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    Green Magic Travel

    The eco-minded outfitter organizes customized itineraries with volunteer activities—protecting green, hawksbill, and leatherback turtle nests with

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    Ríos Tropicales

    Float quietly past the howler monkeys, green iguanas, crocodiles, and toucans that reside on the thickly forested banks of Guanacaste’s Tenorio Riv

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    Costa Rica Sky Adventures

    A 1.7-mile zipline network in the Monteverde Reserve operated by Costa Rica Sky Adventures gives airborne guests close-up glimpses of forest-dwelli

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    Selvatura Park

    With its zip-line canopy tours, Selvatura brings you eye-to-eye with birds that occupy the rainforest treetops—and lets you fly like one yourself.

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    Manuel Antonio Surf School

    While this Pacific stretch’s notorious breaks are mainly for experts, novices can learn to hang ten along the calmer shores of Manuel Antonio Beach

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