12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Including Tours from Tamarindo & Papagayo:

The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica offers an abundance of water sports and coastal exploration while the dry forests and national parks will quench your adventurous spirit.

Sunset Cruise & Snorkeling Tour

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Board a 28 foot Mini Marlin for transport to the Marlin del Rey, anchored offshore. After boarding and meeting your guide, you’ll sail for one of the many area’s beaches. Keep an eye out for turtles, flying fish, dolphins, and even whales! During the journey, cast a line off the back of the boat to see what you can hook! After anchoring you’ll have the chance to explore the water. Take a full hour to look for sea life among the rocky reefs – commonly seen creatures included porcupine fish, eels, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, and more! Guests can use one of the ocean kayaks to explore the coastline or to get to shore to walk the white sand beach. Enjoy a refreshing snack before sailing across the bay. After the tour, return to your hotel.

Heliconias Hanging Bridges Hike

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Between the Miravalles Volcano and the Tenorio Volcano lies the Heliconias private reserve. A quiet and peaceful ambiance provides the backdrop to exploring the 73 hectares of rainforest on this private reserve – it is truly a place to experience both ecotourism and nature at their finest. Take a guided tour over suspension bridges to see what you wildlife you can spot from up off the ground! This unique perspective of the rainforest is a favorite for guests. Your guide will be happy to help teach you about the rainforest, as well as help you spot the shyer animals!

Safari Float on Corobici River

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Today you will float down the Corobici or Tenorio River (depending on water levels) for two hours on a raft boat. This special ecosystem, known as the Tropical Dry Gallery Forest, is packed with giant fig trees, monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and countless birds. This tranquil tour is a great way to spot wildlife.

Tamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Kayaking:

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

A 3-hour kayak adventure will introduce guests to a true natural paradise. The diverse species of fauna and flora in the ecosystem are a great reason to explore! It’s much easier to get close to animals without disturbing them on a kayak as compared to a boat. After an hour of paddling, you’ll take a break for a snack on the river side before continuing. After the tour you will return to your hotel.

Santa Rosa National Park Hike & Liberia City Tour

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Walk through and explore a dry tropical forest that contains 2% of the world’s biodiversity. The trails are great for spotting monkeys, deer, and birds. After the hike, head to Liberia City where you can take some time to walk around the beautiful and historic city, which has been called “La Ciudad Blanca” because of the white dirt roads, white adobe houses, and the white clothes of people trying to avoid the heat. You’ll have the chance to look at souvenirs, and a guide will show you the most historic places in the city.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park Hike

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

This is a great family experience, and one of the best places in the country to hike! The trails at Rincon de la Vieja National Park bring you close to the boiling mud pools and fumaroles that are the remnants of volcanic activity. You’ll get to see sulfur springs and steam vents and explore the craters around the area.

Palo Verde National Park & Guaitil Pottery Tour

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Discovering the birds of Palo Verde National Park with Jacamar

The Tempisque River forms a natural hydrological system that creates an important wetlands ecosystem. The Palo Verde National Park is a great destination for any kind of wildlife or nature lover! Check out crocodiles, monkeys, and other animals as you explore the Tempisque River by boat. After lunch, head to the famous artisan village of Guaitil to learn about the Chorotega Indians, and observe as artists make the pottery that represents their Pre-Columbian heritage.

Canopy Zip Line Over Dry Forest

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

What better way to enjoy the tropical dry forest of Guanacaste than gliding through it? Feel like the birds do when they fly over this beautiful environment, or like the monkeys when they swing off tree branches. Several cables will take you through the trees, from platform to platform, so you can enjoy the forest from a different perspective.

Tenorio River White Water Rafting: Class III – IV

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

This beautiful river rises up at the Tenorio Volcano in the Guanacaste mountain range. The pure and white water makes it one of the best in the area for rafting! Combine almost 20 km of rapids with the stunning landscapes around the tropical forest. No experience is required for this tour, but good effort is a must! This challenging river will leave you hungry, so at the end enjoy a delicious lunch.

Guanacaste Horseback Riding

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

One of the best ways to experience the tropical dry forest of Guanacaste is on horseback. The perfectly gentle and safe horses will carry you for two and a half hours of riding, crossing a variety of forest and mountain trails as well as mountain foothills. This is a great opportunity to see wildlife.

Liberia City & Shopping Tour

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Explore Liberia City, historically called “La Ciudad Blanca” or the white city. Take advantage of some of the local stores to be amazing coffee to take back home. The white dirt roads and white adobe houses of this city as stunning, and you’ll have the opportunity to stop at various gift and souvenir shops as you explore!

Diamante Eco Adventure & Animal Sanctuary

12 Best Guanacaste Tours & Activities

Keel-BIlled Toucan at Diamante Animal Sanctuary

Transfer by ground or by boat to Diamante Eco Adventure Park & Animal Sanctuary. The park has a variety of family-friendly excursions including a zipline, Superman zipline, Quick Jump, Tarzan Swing, Kayaking, Botanic Garden, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Snorkeling, Hammock Beach access, Hiking Trails, and Mountain Biking. Visit the Animal Sanctuary to see Costa Rican rainforest animals up close. The rescue animals that inhabit the sanctuary include toucans, jaguars, pumas, sloths, monkeys, and a variety of frogs and birds. Don’t miss a walk through the butterfly observatory.

6
9
1
PLAN YOUR TRIP