Water Activities

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Nayara Hotel Spa & GardensBlue River/Río Celest Tour – Take an awesome hiking adventure in the Rain Forest, where we will search for a beautiful “Sky Blue River!” On this hike we will see Arenal volcano, experience natural hot springs in the river, and at the end of the tour swim in a natural pool at the base of a beautiful blue waterfall. (*You need to be in good physical condition for this tour.)

Rio Celeste Hike – This five mile hike that will last approximately four hours will begin at the Tenorio Volcano Nationa Park and travel through the tropical rain forest. You will arrive at the “Los Teñideros”, where two streams of sparkling water blend to form the river’s heavenly blue color. You finish up your hike through more tropical forest at the base of the Arenal volcano, which you might be able to see spewing ash, red hot lava (in the afternoon), rocks and extremely hot gases from the top ( if the clouds allow viewing). You need to be excellent physical shape for this tour. From $100 per person – available from Arenal area rain or shine!

Rio Celeste – As legend goes, when God was done painting the sky, he rinsed his paint brushes in the flowing river named Rio Celeste (meaning Light Blue River). After entering through the park’s ranger station you will be guided towards a magnificent waterfall, but not before experiencing the sight of exuberant flora and fauna species. This full day tour is recommended for anyone that loves nature or loves to hike natural outdoor adventures. From $65 per person – available from Guanacaste area rain or shine!

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 Coral Hill BungalowsBri Bri Waterfall – Also known as the Volio Waterfalls is located in the Bri Bri Indigenous Reservation near the town of Bri Bri, in the province of Limón, Costa Rica. Be prepared to hike a moderate amount to reach this fifty foot high waterfall with a large pool located at the bottom of the falls. This waterfall is very popular with the locals and tourist.

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Nayara Hotel Spa & GardensCaño Negro Boat Tour – Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the richest sites in the world for the observation of birds. The boat tour will last for approximately 3 hours down to Rio Frio lead by a professional guide on a river boat ride. Get your camera ready as you search the riverbanks for crocodiles, monkeys and a multitude of birds and other wildlife and flora.

Peñas Blancas River Float – As you glide down river on a motor-less boat, you will experience true realness of being one with nature as you observe many different animals such as crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, sloths, tortoises, and numerous tropical bird species in their natural environment. An experienced naturalist guide will explain fascinating information about the tropical flora and fauna of Costa Rica. From $45 per person – available from Arenal area rain or shine!

Corobicí or Tenorio River Float – Depending on the water level you could either find yourself floating on the raft boat on the Corobicí or Tenorio Rivers. Immerge into a special ecosystem named “The Dry Gallery Forest” teaming with gigantic kapoks and fig trees. You will also encounter a little adventure as you pass safely through the class I & II rapids as well as enjoying an incredible relaxing tranquil float. This is a great way to enjoy Guanacaste’s river banks, while observe many Crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and tropical birds in their natural environment. From $45 per person – available from Guanacaste area rain or shine!

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Pedacito de Cielo Hotel Eco-LodgeCanoeingCanoes permit us to travel to otherwise inaccessible areas and allow us to get a close up view of fauna including crocodiles, monkeys and three toed sloth’s, all with numerous species of tropical birds. Leave the pressures and noise of civilization behind as the rivers leads you through the splendor of the rainforest that is rich in ancient trees and delicate blossoms.

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Arenas del MarCosta Rican Beaches – Costa Rica has the most stunning, unspoiled beaches in the world! Travel to the Caribbean beaches if you want to start your day with a breathtaking view of the sun welcoming a new morning while ending your fabulous Costa Rica vacation on a Pacific beach that is unblemished from mankind. What a way to surround your Costa Rica vacation, sun in your hair and sand between your toes while listening to the wildlife!

COMBO Beaches & Surf Lessons – Have a day visiting Flamingo Beach, Playa Grande and Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste Province and wind up your day by learning how to surf. Tamarindo beach has very safe and easy going waves, which are perfect for learning how to surf. Our fun instructors will have you standing up on the surfboard riding your very first wave during the initial instruction. Children must be 10+ years old. From $180 per person – available from Guanacaste area rain or shine!

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Crocodile River TourCrocodile Tour – Get up close and watch from a safe spot American crocodiles of all shapes and sizes; some of the crocodiles are fifteen feet long or more. Travel down dense mangrove forest canals and spot wildlife such as migrant waterfowl, lizards and monkeys. Depending on the environment and boat tour you might even be able to experience a one of a kind crocodile feeding show!

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Captain Ron's Lake Arenal Fishing

Fishing – Enjoy freshwater or saltwater fishing any time of year when you visit Costa Rica. While fishing at Arenal Lake you will not only have the time of your life, but you will also be blessed with fantastic views of Arenal Volcano and the surrounding lush tropical fauna. Don’t forget to tour the Pacific or Caribbean looking for that perfect catch. Spend a day or two relaxing while doing your favorite thing; don’t forget your camera for your proof!

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Vista Sirena HostelJet Skiing – See the beautiful coastline of Costa Rica from your own jet ski. Jet skis are perfect for fun touring remote coastline that is almost impossible to access by land. Bilingual guides will point out different species of resident and migratory birds while showing you the most beautiful secluded beaches, hidden bays and small islands.

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Beacon Escazu HotelKayaking – With over 802 miles of coastline and countless lakes and rivers Costa Rica is your best choice for kayaking! No matter if you are an inexperienced or a seasoned veteran, you will enjoy getting this up close and intimate with nature. Observe the boundless fauna and flora while you float around a smooth lake or be more adventurous while doing some whitewater rapids. Kayaking has never been this magnificent!

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Crocodile River TourMangrove Tour – Costa Rica’s mangroves are among the most widespread and most noteworthy in the world. They are an important part of the ecosystem. The mangrove trees are the only flora that is able to survive intertidal waters and airless mud. Their exposed roots provide and intricate network for numerous sea mammals to thrive. These trees are unique do to the fact that they excrete salt through their leaves!

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Buena Vista Luxury VillasRafting & Tubing – Whether you are a rookie or are experienced at rafting, we have it all! Rafting is fun for the family or group of colleagues; the exhilaration of an exciting adventure down white water rapids will give you the spills and thrills and built team work. Enjoy a challenge while soaking up the vibrant setting, clean water and the sun kissed riverbanks. We have both soft and whitewater rafting and tubing available. Please note that the rafting trip cost depends on the location of accommodations, i.e. La Fortuna, San José or Guanacaste areas.

Combo Rafting & Canopy Adventure – Experience a combination of white water rafting and zip lining through the canopy in a single combined tour. The canopy tour lasts one and a half hours as you glide from ten different cables attached to high altitude trees located in the middle of secondary forest. After lunch you will get to continue the thrilling day while white water rafting down the Sarapiquí River. The River offers class II & III rapids so families and  inexperienced teams will be safely guided down the eight mile stretch during your adrenaline rushed unforgettable experience. This is ideal for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Children must be over 10 years old. From $104 per person – available from San José area rain or shine!

Combo Rafting & Rappelling Adventure – The Colorado River offers class II & III rapids. After safety instruction, you will have the choice of either being followed by the guide on a separate raft or accompanying you in your raft. The two person raft is perfect for families and or couples who want independence from the “team experience.” The two hour rafting journey will be followed by rappelling using certified equipment and then a delicious lunch. Children must be over 9 years old. From $143 per person – available from Guanacaste area rain or shine!

Raft The Temperate Balsa River – These class II & III rapids is a great alternative for families and beginners who want the challenge of paddling through the enjoyable and safer rolling rapids. Take some time and fool around in the tranquil river pools in the isolated tropical rainforest river canyon. Your guide will navigate your team through rapids called Morning Coffee and Rock around the Croc as you will see wildlife all along the river banks. Children must be over 9 years old. From $60 per person – available from La Fortuna area rain or shine!

Raft the Exhilarating Pacuare River – Experience the time of your life during this eighteen mile run that has a grand total of fifty-two class III & IV+ rapids. The four hour white water rafting tour offers you a perfect blend of excitement and wilderness exposure packed in a one day adventure! The River is flanked by steep, green walls which will give you the feeling of being connected with nature as you are isolated from the urban life. The white water is not overly challenging, as it gives you the views of cascading waterfalls, abundant wildlife as the colorful, tropical birds fly over your head. There are so few rivers in the world that can offer you with so many rapids at one time. Children must be over 15 years old. From $94 per person – available from San José area rain or shine!

Raft The Superb Reventazon River – This River is not for the light hearted, the forty-four class III & IV+ rapids are the best rapids that adventures can conquer on a classic, big water run. This three hour tour covers about fifteen miles of some of the biggest rapids that you will find in Costa Rica. When we say big, we mean BIG, some of the waves on this run are bigger than the raft that you are sitting in, leaving you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what comes next. Your guide will navigate through the rapids called The Abyss, Dirty Mind, Horrendito and Indigestion! In between the class IV+ rapids you will be able to notice the sheer beauty of the scenery with the big mountain landscapes and the views of the Turrialba Volcano. Children must be over 15 years old. From $75 per person – available from San José area rain or shine!

Raft The Electrifying Sarapiquí River – This River has twenty-four class II & III rapid, which makes this the ideal rafting trip for beginners and intermediates. Some rapids over the seven and a half miles are followed by crystalline ponds to give you a chance to catch your breath. Throughout the vibrant journey, you will enjoy swimming and relaxing in peaceful natural pools. During the three hour tour you will pass through rapids named Air Force, Confusion, Deer, Gringo Hollow, Roller Coaster to name a few. Halfway into the journey, the guides will stop so you may enjoy tasty tropical fruits of the season and at the end of the rafting trip, when you change into your dry clothes, you will be able to enjoy a hot lunch on the river bank. Children must be over 12 years old. Available from San José and from La Fortuna area rain or shine!

Raft Magnificent Tenorio River – This beautiful river forms at Tenorio Volcano located in the Guanacaste mountain range. Tenorio River has class III & IV white water rapids stretched out over twelve miles with magnificent landscapes surrounded by tropical forest. No experience is needed to be able to take pleasure in this world famous class III & IV white water rafting challenge. This trip down the Tenorio will leave you drained and wanting to do it again! Children must be over 12 years old. From $142 per person – available from Guanacaste area rain or shine!

Raft the Mighty Toro River – The mighty Toro River is a class III & IV white water river adventure. There are over 45 continuous rapids that give you approximately three hours of exciting adrenaline packed paddling through the deep canyon with glorious waterfalls, tropical birds and exotic animals. The Costa Rican river guide will negotiate you and your team through rapids named Devil’s Elbow, Morning Coffee and Piña Colada – for the best day in Costa Rica. Children must be over 12 years old. From $85 per person – available from La Fortuna area rain or shine!

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Arenas del MarSailing – Charter a sailboat and explore the pristine beauty of Costa Rica. Explore around natural parks, uninhabited islands or take a launch ashore to hike in the rainforest or sunbathe on a deserted beach. Nothing is more romantic than sailing into a sunset. Whatever your dream, Costa Rica has it for you to explore and make it an unbelievable vacation!

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Si Como No Nature Reserve & SpaScuba Diving – Costa Rica is a world class scuba diving destination! The ideal water temperature throughout the year allows massive schools of fish and amazing array of marine life to thrive. These diving conditions are near perfect for the person who wants to learn how to dive or for the experienced diver. Costa Rica is the home to the only Underwater Park of the world!

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Buena Vista Luxury VillasSnorkeling – Costa Rica has many snorkeling favorites, such as Bahia Herradura, Bahia Santa Elena, Cahuita, Isla del Caño, Islas Catalinas, Islas Murcielagos, Puerto Limón, and Puerto Viejo to name a few. Keep your eyes peeled to spot exotic creatures such as playful dolphins, eels, puffer fish and triggerfish. Costa Rica has many snorkeling adventures waiting for you.

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Flor Blanca HotelSport Fishing – We will hook you up with Costa Rica’s top fishing charter captains, experience the best blue water fishing you’ll ever find. Both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts offer anglers the world’s greatest sport fishing adventures while catching dorado, marlin, roosterfish, sails, snook, tarpon, tuna, and wahoo all year round. AAA Tours offers complete Costa Rica fishing packages.

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Costa RicaStand Up Paddle (SUP) – Calling all Surfers, young and old! … This is a unique way to enjoy the waves and even lack of waves! Even though we offer hard core surfing, SUP gives you the opportunity to safely paddle the reefs and check out the scenery below! This is for the young and old alike; no experience is needed to learn how to SUP. Tour on flat water or ride the waves; this is your choice!

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Los Delfines Golf Country ClubSunset Cruise – Costa Rica sunset cruise tours are a romantic activity to remember. Marvel over stunning scenes; watch the huge pods of dolphins, manta rays, turtles and whales. Cruise out into the open water to enjoy the sunset and then return to the dock by starlight. AAA Tours can arrange a sunset tour when you include pacific beaches in your itinerary.

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Harmony HotelSurfing – With over 802 miles of coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, Costa Rica has more breaks than you can shake a stick at. There is excellent surfing any time of year and with the perfect surfing weather Costa Rica is the right place to learn how to surf in our surfing schools. Come and experience why many of the world’s best surfers are bragging that Costa Rica is a must do! We have surfing lessons where you do not have to bring your own surfboard. Learn how to surf from $50 per person for 2 hour lesson 3:1 student teacher ratio so you learn safety, board management and surfing etiquette.

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Tico WindWindsurfing & Kite Boarding – Costa Rica  is  ideal for kite boarding and windsurfing with our year round 20+ knots of onshore winds that blow across the northwestern. Learning is fun and our schools offer beginner, intermediate and advanced courses and equipment. Windsurfing is the ultimate way to enjoy, relax and unwind at many locations in and around Costa Rica.

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