Best Jaco & Central Pacific Day Tours
The multitude of national parks and beaches stretching in either direction beg to be discovered on the Central Pacific Coast.
Jacó and the surrounding Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica are dotted with spectacular national parks and beaches offering a breadth of coastal experiences and wildlife viewing opportunities.
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Carara National Park Tour

Carara National Park Tour

This protected area is relatively small in size but is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s avian species. The importance of Carara stems from its location in a transition area between the tropical dry forest region to the north and the more humid Pacific Rainforest to the South. Carara has flora and fauna from […]

Tortuga Island Cruise

Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise

Early this morning you will transfer by ground to Puntarenas. Enjoy a snack-type breakfast en route before boarding a catamaran for a cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. Just 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga is a sanctuary of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, home tropical birds, and flora typical […]

Horseback Riding with Ocean Views & Waterfalls

Horseback Riding with Ocean Views & Waterfalls

After your equipment and safety instructions, depart on your horseback journey to the waterfalls. Along the way, you will see rural farmland and get a closer look at nature as you ascend through the rainforest. You may be able to spot toucans, Scarlet Macaws, and White-faced capuchin monkeys. Upon arrival at the swimming area, your […]

Los Suenos Canopy Zip-line Tour

Los Suenos Canopy Zip-line Tour

This canopy zip-line tour is designed not only as an adrenaline adventure but a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment. You’ll take a quick ride to the top of the mountain on a special 40-passenger tractor, and then descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines with 15 platforms and 14 […]

Tarcoles River and Crocodile Adventure

Tarcoles River & Crocodile Adventure

Explore the Tárcoles River for a chance to get up close and personal with some of its famous croc residents and other local wildlife! Your guide will identify mammals, birds, and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove system. From October through April, you might also spot seasonal migratory birds like ospreys, terns, cormorants, and frigates. […]

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour from Jaco

Manuel Antonio National Park Hike

Early this morning, transfer by ground 1 – 1.5 hours to Manuel Antonio, where your naturalist guide will lead you on an informative hike through the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Though the main attractions of this park are its two beaches, it also protects coastal rainforest, a mangrove swamp, coral formations, and 12 islands […]

Savegre River Whitewater Rafting Central Pacific

Savegre River Whitewater Rafting: Class II-III

Early in the morning, you’ll transfer about 1.5 hours to the river put-in for paddling instruction and safety briefing. Your experienced guide will instruct you as you paddle down the thrilling rapids of Savegre. Once you reach the end of the river you will be able to take a closer look at your surroundings and […]

Villa Lapas Skyway Tour

Villa Lapas Skyway Tour

The Villa Lapas natural reserve borders Carara National Park, making it an exciting way to explore the nature of Central Pacific Costa Rica. The SkyWay includes 5 hanging bridges, each measuring 100m in length, suspended 60m off the ground. Throughout the hike, you will see primary and secondary rainforest vegetation. Keep an eye out for […]

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The best way to make the most of your time and money is on a guided tour with a professional naturalist. A guide will be able to point out to you the unique natural characteristics of the environment and pick you up and drop you off right at the hotel! Tours can be made private upon request.

The Manuel Antonio National Park Tour and Carara National Park Tour are two of the top tours and most beautiful hikes on the Central Pacific Coast!
The Manuel Antonio National Park Hike is great for kids! The Tarcoles River & Crocodile Adventure and the Villa Lapas Skyway Tour are also family-friendly.
The rainforest beaches on the Central Pacific are prime for wildlife watching opportunities. Carara National Park Tour and Manuel Antonio National Park Hike the most noteworthy park tours for seeing wildlife in the region. Tarcoles River is another unique wildlife watching opportunity where travelers can see wild crocodiles living together in large numbers in the wild!
The Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise and Manuel Antonio National Park Hike are some of the best beaches tours in the Central Pacific!