Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country in Central America. Meaning “rich coast” in Spanish this tropical paradise is best known for its comfortable lifestyle and incredible scenery. The climate is tropical all year round and the best time to visit there is in the dry season from December to April. Below is a list of the most popular adventures that travelers can do:
Zip Line Canopy Tours
Also known as zip lining, this has become the most popular adventure in Costa Rica and the best tours being in Monteverde and Arenal. You usually have to climb around 32 feet above ground to the zip line departure giving you a birds-eye view of the forest. Across the cable wires, you cruise from one treetop to the next giving you amazing adrenalin but this adventure also allows you to observe nature and wildlife.
Things to you need to bring with you are
* Long trousers
* Closed-toe shoes or hiking boots
* Insect repellent
The beautiful scenery you get from the many warm, whitewater rivers in Costa Rica such as the Reventazon, Pacaure and Corobici to name few. Rafting, like many of the adventures, caters to all ages and abilities. You can go for a smooth glide across the stretches which is best for the complete beginners, for family-oriented tours or just for those who enjoy nature watching. The more intense whitewater is best for the thrill-seekers and the rafting enthusiasts.
Things you need to bring with you are
* Change of clothes
* Shoes for rafting that will not fall off (and they will get wet)
* Sunscreen as you will be in and out of the water and sun all day.
* A waterproof camera
Another thing to do is to hop on a 4 wheeler and cruise through the rain forests and ride on the beaches of Costa Rica. These tours vary in length ranging from short 2 hour rides to full day rides. Usually from a group departure you will tour to popular destinations. You will cruise beaches, waterfalls, rivers, rainforest, countryside, small villages, hidden bars and restaurants. You will have picnic stops with gorgeous views during your ride and lunch at a restaurant on the longer, full day rides.
You will need to bring with you:
*Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes, etc)
*Clothes you can get dirty (shorts/t-shirts)
*Bug spray (though not necessary)
A Costa Rican trip could not be without a shore diving tour. The Cocos Island National Park, located 550 km off the Costa Rican mainland, has been consistently rated one of the 10 best dive sites in the world. Divers have encountered large marine species such as hammerhead sharks, mantra rays, turtles and many more.
Things to bring with you
*You own dive kit and equipment
The two main airports in Costa Rica are the Juan Santamaria International Airport and the San Jose International airport. Shuttles routes operate daily but if you want more independence travelling you can rent a car there cheap enough – just be aware of the driving regulations in Costa Rica. One adventure or another in Cost Rica will teach you’re to conquer your fears and for a full adventure package, try arranging a multisport tour which combines all the fun adventures in one.
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