How to Get Your Adrenaline Going In Costa Rica

From active volcanoes to national parks, and from coffee plantations to sleepy beach towns, Costa Rica is undoubtedly a paradise for adventure seekers. Be it spending a relaxed vacation, boarding on long nature walks through dense rainforests or immersing in the goodness of cool Bohemian vibes, these below listed exhilarating things to do in Costa Rica will surely get your adrenaline going in no time.

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park:

Spread across an area of 680 hectares, Manuel Antonio National Park is popular for its tropical plants & wildlife. The park is also home to three-toed sloths and rare white-faced capuchin monkeys alongside numerous bird species. If you are a nature and wildlife lover, visiting this world-famous national park is a must.

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Saddle up in Liberia:

Named after the cowboys of the town, Liberia is the popular capital of Costa Rica’s sabanero culture. And the best thing to do in Liberia is to saddle up as a Costa Rican Cowboy. You can saddle up and combine an easy horse ride with wildlife watching. The park is recognized for its orchids, over 300 species of birds, easy-to-spot howlers, spider monkeys and howlers alongside shy tapirs, pumas and jaguars.

Interact with hummingbirds in Monteverde:

Feel free to visit places like Monteverde in Costa Rica where you can get up & close with hummingbirds. In a place like Monteverde, where they have many hummingbird gardens, it’s not unusual to spot 15 to twenty of these species in a day.

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Go hiking at Corcovado National Park:

Known to be one of the globe’s most biodiverse provinces, Corcovado National Park is home to tapirs, scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys and jaguars. Also, you can opt for hiking by following the coastal and inland routes through habitats ranging from mangrove swamps and pacific beaches to lowland and mountain rainforests.

Be enchanted at the Butterfly Conservatory:

Situated nearby the shores of gorgeous Lake Arenal in the Alajuela Province, Butterfly Conservatory is a perfect place for nature-lovers of all age groups who can take an educational and fascinating tour that’ll introduce them to the life of butterflies that live during the 4 diverse microclimates discovered around the lake.

If a luxury vacation rental in Costa Rica is what you are looking for, then Jungle Vida is worth considering. This is a fully renovated & expanded estate property snuggled in the tropical rainforest and positioned in one of the most private and secluded areas of Manuel Antonio. Enclosed by a massive amount of wildlife, Jungle Vida in Costa Rica is conveniently located just five minutes from Manuel Antonio’s major beach and world-famous National Park.

Reserve this villa through CR Vacation Properties and you will make memories of a lifetime!

  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Properties: Vacation Buggy jungle waterfall

    Private Jungle Waterfall

    5 Hrs, includes lunch & private reserve entrance fee

    Winner of Best Tour Featured in the book – Best of Manuel Antonio & Quepos 2013 as well as, 2014/2015 – back to back winner!
    This very cool, private, and unique “Go anywhere Custom Jeep” is the perfect way for your entire family or group to travel through the jungle, relaxing and taking in the sites while sipping on your favorite beverage – as getting there is part of the adventure.
  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Properties: Rafting Rio Savegre

    Rafting Costa Rica – The Savegre River

    6 Hrs, includes lunch & transportation

    Great Family Adventure – Rafting Costa Rica for Ages 6 and Up. If you’re looking for a family adventure, this river rafting tour is a trip of unsurpassed beauty, lush vegetation, gorgeous scenery and exploding white water. This is the most beautiful river in the forest and will bewitch the adventuresome beginner and the experienced rafter alike. The Savegre River is a magnificent stretch of coastal white water that begins its clear water course by winding out of a sparsely inhabited valley covered with jungle vegetation. You will counter Class III rapids throughout most of the year.
  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals: Zip Line Tour

    Zip Line Costa Rica Tour

    5.5 Hrs, includes breakfast or lunch & transportation

    Guaranteed Thrilling – The Original and Best Zip Line Costa Rica Canopy Tour. This is a full-blown adventure tour with various platforms, zip-lines, rappel line, suspension bridge, and spectacular walking trails through the jungle! It begins with a quick drive where you will have the opportunity to spot toucans, Titi monkeys, poison dart frogs, and more! Costa Rica is where the canopy tour was invented and it’s an activity and educational experience the whole family can enjoy.
  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals: Night canopy tour

    Night Canopy Tour

    2.5 – 3 Hrs, includes certified bilingual guides, optional photographer, & transportation

    Exciting & Different Zip Line Tour – Experience the Nocturnal Jungle. If you’d like to experience an exciting and different zip line tour, this is one that can be enjoyed by everyone including multi-generational families. Professional guides are happy to take you into the Primary and Secondary Forest where you will see a variety of nocturnal animals and insects.
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    Dolphin & Whale Watching Costa Rica Tour

    5 Hours, includes water, snacks, drinks, & bilingual captain

    Have you always wanted to see a humpback whale? Well here’s your chance. After traveling an incredible 8,000 kilometers, these beautiful creatures of the deep  arrive in the warm waters of the South Pacific near Costa Rica to give birth and raise their calves.
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    4-Wheeler Jungle Adventure Tour

    4 Hrs, includes refreshments, lunch and transportation

    Great ATV Tour Costa Rica Adventure:
    Jungle Exploration and Waterfall Swim.
    This is one of the most talked about adventure tours in Costa Rica. Your tour will begin in the mountain where you’ll receive instructions and be given your 4-wheeler. You will follow a hair raising guided tour into the jungle which is surrounded by lush rain forest, then travel through streams, and along rivers. You’ll then stop and take a short jungle hike to a waterfall with a natural swimming hole.
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    Catamaran Tours

    3.5 Hrs, includes lunch, snorkeling gear, rum drink or beer & transportation

    Manuel Antonio Marine Reserve Catamaran Tours with Swimming and Snorkeling. Dolphins often play in the boat’s wake as you sail silently through the blue Pacific waters. The rushing of wind and waves are frequently interrupted by the splash of dolphins and whales approaching the boat for a closer look. A swim and snorkeling break offers views of many different kinds of beautiful reef fish, while enjoying the cool waters.
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    Night Jungle Tour

    2.5 Hrs, includes entrance fee, night equipment, certified bilingual guide, & transportation

    Multi-Generational Family Fun!!! The beautiful symphony of a tropical rainforest at night, is one of the most exiting experiences. Turn off your lights for a moment, reserve this tour and just dedicate your attention & love to this unforgettable moment. The Night Walk Tour is an activity designed for all those people who are night creature lovers and for those who will love to explore the darkness of one tropical jungle in Costa Rica.
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    Surfing Lessons

    Duration about 3 hours but depends on tides – includes gear, refreshments, snacks or lunch & transportation

    Learn to Surf Like a Pro! Costa Rica Surfing Lessons in Manuel Antonio.
    All surfboards and equipment are top of the line and well maintained for your safety and fun. Before getting into the water, bilingual instructors will give you a safety talk and demonstrate the first steps of surfing. Then it’s warm-up and play-time.
  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals: Jungle Coast Jet Ski 2

    Jet Ski Adventures

    2 hours, includes Wave Runner, life vest, guide, snorkeling gear, refreshments, snacks, & transportation

    This is a unique, guided Jet Ski Safari in which your group can observe and enjoy the beautiful islands, animal species and coastline of Manuel Antonio with safety and respect for the environment in an exotic and thrilling wave runner experience. This water sport tour is fun for the whole family from small children to Baby Boomers, with no experience necessary.
  • Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals: Superman

    Superman, Canopy & ATV Tour

    Customize your visit from .5 hr to a full day. You decide!

    Escape Your World and Come to Ours – Fly Above the Rainforest and Swim in a Waterfall. Come visit over 1000 acres of primary and secondary rain forest mixed with hardwood plantations of indigenous species. Several tour options are offered. This adventure is just 35 minutes away from your vacation home rental in Manuel Antonio. Check out the options to choose your own adventure!
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    10 in 1 Tour Adventure Park

    7 Hours – includes breakfast, lunch, bilingual guides, & transportation

    10 in 1 Tour – Hike, Climb, Rappel, Zip Line, and more! Immerse yourself in the forest of San Antonio de Damas and experience an unforgettable adventure through the jungle! This ten in one tour is for the true adventurer looking for a new challenge.
  • Manuel Antonio Rental Properties: Damas Mangrove boat tours

    Mangrove Estuary Tour

    2 – 3 Hrs, includes lunch & transportation

    If you’re looking for some wildlife and fun that the whole family can enjoy then you’ve come to the right place. Located 15 minutes from Quepos, experienced guides will take you through an estuary that is home to white face monkeys, caimans, boa constrictors, sloths, and anteaters that make the mangrove their home, as well as a host of exotic birds, plants and flowers. You may even catch a glimpse at the rare silky pygmy anteater, barely bigger than the human hand.
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    Manuel Antonio National Park – Come Enjoy The Beach

    2 – 3 Hrs, includes snacks, refreshments, naturalist guide, spotting equipment & transportation

    Manuel Antonio National Park contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, monkeys, butterflies, birds and millions of small, colorful crabs. Take a natural history walk into the rainforest with your bilingual naturalist guide.
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    Horseback Safari Tour: Riding with Nature

    4 Hrs, includes snacks, lunch, bilingual guide & transportation

    See the Jungle of Costa Rica from Horseback. You will cross many types of terrain on your horseback safari tour from primary rainforest, to creeks, to cattle pastures and then to a pristine waterfall. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the natural wildlife that surrounds you like monkeys, different species of birds such as toucans and more.  After you’ve had a chance to observe the beautiful scenery, you will arrive at a waterfall in the middle of the jungle to cool off and swim.
  • Secluded beach

    Off the Beaten Path

    7 Hrs, includes guide, lunch, snacks, water, & transportation

    This is an epic, FULL DAY adventure packed with fun.  Jump off different levels of a waterfall, slide down a natural rock formation into a swimming hole, and explore caves at a secluded beach. This tour is for the guest that wants to experience a remote part of Costa Rica and be Tarzan for the day. The guides will show you how to safely jump off the rocks and will position you correctly on the rock water slide for a thrilling ride. This tour is great for families yet exciting enough for those of you with adventurous souls.
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    Extreme Off-Road Adventure

    Discovery Tour 3 Hrs or Extreme Tour 5 Hrs, includes transportation, safety gear, snack or lunch, & bilingual guides

    DISCOVERY TOUR is the perfect, family friendly choice for those who want a safe off-road adventure. Drive through small, off the beaten path towns, over bridges, through palm plantations, into the rainforest and up a mountain to a beautiful 450 ft waterfall.
    EXTREME TOUR is perfect for people looking for the most adrenaline pumping action in Manuel Antonio. If you have already ridden ATVs and are looking for more action, this tour will deliver.
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    Nauyaca Waterfall Adventure

    6 Hrs, includes guide, lunch, entrance to the property, & transportation

    This is a SPECIAL PLACE!! Nauyaca is the most spectacular waterfall in all of Costa Rica. Mother Nature’s Water Park. Once at NAUYACA, a 45 minute HIKE INTO THE MOUNTAIN begins towards the waterfalls. Once you are at the waterfall, you go to the bottom waterfall which is great for swimming and climbing.  Your guide will show and safely guide you up the waterfall where you have the opportunity to jump off the waterfall from 10 feet, 15 feet, 25 and 37 feet.
  • Youg girl rappelling beside a waterfall

    Canyoning in the Rainforest

    5 Hrs, includes entrance fee, Costa Rican meal, high quality gear, guide, & transportation

    Canyoning is the ultimate mix of adventure and multi-generational family fun!!! Your tour begins with a drive through the beautiful mountains and into the rainforest right outside of Manuel Antonio. Then let the fun begin at the canyon and onto your 1st rappel where you’ll rappel 5 full times. You will also have the chance to walk the suspension bridge (optional).
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    Offshore Sport Fishing for the Serious Fisherman

    10 – 11 Hrs, includes lunch, drinks, tackle, & bait

    World Champion Team year after year! If you are a serious fisherman and looking for an offshore sport fishing adventure, then you have landed on the right page. Here, at Costa Rica Vacation Properties, we bring you the perfect opportunity for an exceptional sports fishing vacation in Costa Rica. Winner of many offshore tournaments & owners of Casa Luz & Tipoha, our top-notch team is fully devoted to serious fisherman like you.
  • Sailfish

    Sport Fishing

    Offshore includes beverages & sandwich.
    Inshore includes snacks

    If you are looking for a tour that offers variety to fit everyone’s needs then this sport fishing tour in the new Quepos Pez Vela Marina is the best choice for you. Quepos is known as one of the finest sport fishing spots in the entire world. Recently, Marlin Magazine named it as one of the best locations for all around action in the world.
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    3 – 4 hrs, includes certified bilingual guide, park entrance, headlamps (night tour) & transportation.

    Rainmaker Mountain is one of the last remnants of primary rain forest on the Central Pacific. It is home to 60% of all of the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica! On this adventure tour, visitors can expect to observe the great biodiversity of flora and fauna found within carefully designed hiking trails. Certified nature interpreters guide you throughout these trails to a series of waterfalls culminating at a natural pool where guests enjoy a refreshing dip.
  • Woman on a paddle board

    Paddle Board Manuel Antonio Coast

    3 Hours, includes transportation, equipment, life jackets available, certified guide, dry bags, & refreshments

    What better place to learn how to Paddle Board than right here in our beautiful warm waters and jungle coastline? One of the biggest draws to Paddle Boarding is how easy it is to learn. With the right instruction, beginners will be paddling around in 5 min.  With that said, The Paddle 9 Team would be happy to show you amazing beaches and all of the best spots to paddle in beautiful Manuel Antonio.


  • Spider monkey

    Wildlife Rescue & Sanctuary Tour

    2 Hours, includes guide, refreshments, & snacks

    Learn to save the precious wildlife and rainforest with Kids Saving The Rainforest. The main goal behind this tour is to ensure the survival of the magical wildlife of Manuel Antonio as they are the true treasures of this rainforest. In this wildlife rescue and sanctuary tour you will learn a lot about the monkeys and other wildlife of Costa Rica by taking a monkey feeding tour.
  • Group paddle boarding at night

    Paddle Board Ocean Night Tour

    2 Hours, includes transportation, refreshments, all equipment, certified guide, photos, & life jackets available.

    This tour enables you to take delight in the breath-taking sunsets and moonrise with a sky filled with stars on the incredible Costa Rican coast. The tour starts off with a short lesson for making sure that everyone is comfortable on their boards. Then the tour will let you enjoy the spectacular jungle coastline as the sun sets and the colors take on another dimension from the water.
  • How to Get Your Adrenaline Going In Costa Rica

    From active volcanoes to national parks, and from coffee plantations to sleepy beach towns, Costa Rica is undoubtedly a paradise for adventure seekers. Be it spending a relaxed vacation, boarding on long nature walks through dense rainforests or immersing in the goodness of cool Bohemian vibes, these below listed exhilarating things to do in Costa…