Thrill Seeking in Costa Rica: Activities For Adventure Junkies

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Adventure is a great antidote to stress. What better way to clear your mind than to jet off to a stunning part of the world and take part in exhilarating experiences.

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches, tropical rain forests, abundant wildlife, and volcanoes. It’s not surprising that it is known as the happiest country. This beautiful land provides a breathtaking backdrop to a diverse range of activities, guaranteed to get the blood pumping.

Each year, droves of people from all different walks of life choose to volunteer in Costa Rica. This is a great way to afford the trip while immersing yourself in a tropical paradise and enjoying everything this beautiful country has to offer.

White Water Rafting

With its year-round warm water and spectacular scenery, Costa Rica is an ideal location for white water rafting. The country boasts fourteen major rivers that begin in the volcanic mountain regions and flow out to the ocean, and provide spectacular waterfalls. As well as producing striking terrain they also create world-class white water rapids.

Many companies offer one or multi-day tours, aimed at all levels from beginner to advanced. Popular destinations include the peaceful Penas Blancas River and the relaxing Corobici River. For a more exciting journey, opt for Savegre River. This is a mixture of calm waters with some exciting parts. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming along the way. And for thrill-seekers, you won’t be disappointed in the Naranjo River tour.

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Canopy Tours And Zip Lines

What better way to experience the tropical cloud forests than to take a canopy tour? The clouds hover around the canopy of trees and drip onto the plants below. The atmosphere is moist, as the sun cannot fully penetrate the thick trees, leading to an abundance of rare species of plant life.

A series of zip lines have been established in many of the forests where you can travel high above the forest floor. Monteverde is a popular location with its famous coastline, coffee plantations, and monkeys.


Costa Rica offers miles of well-marked trails for hikers setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. Trails will take you along beaches, through rainforests, and up rugged mountains. There are numerous options for those who enjoy a gentle stroll, to more ambitious routes for those who like to push themselves. Guided hikes will allow you to walk and learn about the unique terrain and its indigenous wildlife.

A popular hike takes in the Arenal Volcano National Park. Here you can hike over old lava flows and through the rainforest. The views are breathtaking. Or, hike through Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy monkeys playing in the forest canopy. Combine your hike with a trip to Manuel Antonio beach where you can rest and swim.

Another route worth mentioning is the Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike. As the name suggests, this trail takes in a series of fixed and hanging bridges where you can observe the forest wildlife beneath the Arenal volcano.

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Costa Rica: Something For Everyone

Whatever your level of fitness and appetite for adventure, you won’t be disappointed by Costa Rica. It is a haven for adventurers.  And it all takes place in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.



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