Discover Pura Vida

Be prepared to discover the distinctive feeling of a laid-back luxury in mother nature’s playground. Costa Rica’s breathtaking diversity rich natural wonders will provide you with unlimited experiences. It doesn’t matter if it’s at mountain ranges, rain forests, volcanoes or beaches, you will blend with nature and the Pura Vida lifestyle.

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Costa Rica has a strong cowboy culture, all over Costa Rica you will find cattle ranches and nature lodges offering horseback riding treks through tropical forests, beaches, waterfalls, hidden lakes. This is a chance to get close to hidden critters and reptiles.

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Santa Teresa & Manzanillo (Peninsula de Nicoya)

It is a magical place where the Guanacaste sabanero culture is still a way of life. Hacienda Ario has been working for over a decade to create a model for sustainable development where a rural, healthy living and horses are an integral and essential part of life.

Matapalo (Peninsula de Osa)

The ranch proposes a wide number of thrilling activities including a unique and memorable horseback riding excursion, adventurous waterfall rappelling, a wild rain forest trek and more.

Playa Cabuyal in the Papagyo

This location is the best place for horse riding. It has all the great aspects of Costa Rica including farmland, mountain ranges, estuaries and a variety of beaches.


The best way to see Costa Rica’s diverse landscape and biodiversity is from above. Zip lining, canopy and hanging bridge tours are the most popular activities.

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This is where they found their first park and is world famous for its cloud forest. A reserve has also been established there to protect the flora and fauna.

Sky Adventure Arenal

This attraction is located at the heart of the rainforest of Arenal, where rainfall is constant and abundant, which means vegetation grows abundantly throughout the year.

Central Valley

For those looking for more of a challenge take the ‘one minute challenge’. Located in Central Valley the one minute zip line stretches almost a mile and its highest point is 328 ft. (100 m). Zip liners achieve speed up to 55 mph (90kph).


With a marine surface that is 10 times bigger than the terrestrial and an immense biodiversity, Costa Rica is the perfect place for diving fanatics.

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Pacific Coastline

The Pacific Coastline has spectacular scuba diving sites and has been listed as one of the top 5 diving destination in the world for advanced scuba divers.

Isla del Caño

Dive in Isla del Caño biological reserve, one of the most beautiful dive destinations on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Hammerhead sharks, white finned sharks, whale sharks and ray fish await. The area has good visibility all year round and is the only place in the world where humpback whales from the North and the South come, at different times of the year.

South Caribbean

South Caribbean region offers an opportunity to explore the colourful Caribbean coral reefs and swim with tropical fish in a unique eco – system.


Costa Rica’s rivers offer rafting and tubbing adventures throughout the year, however optimum rafting season is mid-May to end of March. Rafting is one of the most thrilling and unforgettable experiences available in Costa Rica, with gentle Class I rapids to extreme Class VI rapids available.

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Río Pacuare

Located on the Caribbean slope Río Pacuare (Class III –IV) is rated as one of the top rafting rivers in the world. Practice on the soft rapids as you make your way in to your eco lodge then take on the extreme rapids on your way out.

Rio Sarapiqui

Rio Sarapiqui (Class II – III) offers excellent rafting. The run is suitable for experienced and new white water rafters and a chance to enjoy the stunning scenery. It is the country's longest river and is best explored on a two day trip.

Rio Reventazón

Rio Reventazón has two sections, the Tucurrique section (Class III) is easy enough for first-timers however, The Pascua section (Class IV-V) is very wild, and requires previous rafting experience.


Rappelling down waterfalls gives the ultimate adrenaline rush that will leave you on a high when you make it down.

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The Puente Vigas canyon

This canyon is the perfect nature playground in Costa Rica. Here you can rappel down four waterfalls for an unforgettable adrenaline rush.

Pacuare River

This is one of the top five rivers of the world for commercial white water rafting, many people raft the river but just few know about the incredible side canyons. You can do an overnight trip, rafting and stopping on the way to explore the canyons, where you will find amazing waterfalls and river pools to jump from the rocks.


The beautiful province of Guanacaste got its name from one of the largest mimosa trees in the world, The Guanacaste Tree. It is home to countless gorgeous beaches and holds one of the largest tracks of Tropical Dry Forest in Mesoamerica.


In 2016, for the second time in history, Costa Rica was selected to host the ISA World Surfing Games. Costa Rica has become one of the favourite international destinations for surfing due to its easy ocean access and variety of surf conditions. There are four different zones: the Caribbean coast; the Northern, Southern and Central Pacific coasts. The Pacific coast has the most surfing areas.

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Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa in the Northern Pacific Coast is the meccas or surfing and the surfing community.


Dominical near Manuel Antonio National Park has some of the world’s best surf schools taught by locals.

Puerto Viejo

One of the most frequently visited beaches by surfers is Puerto Viejo, also known as Salsa Brava due to its strong waves and huge tubes. Only experienced surfers should attempt this.