Explore a Cave and Other Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica!

Explore a Cave and Other Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica!

07/11/2019 0 By Gayle Dickson

Costa Rica has long been of interest to travelers due to its ecotourism, its high use of English, and its massive stretches of coastline. But, it is a top destination for those with a spirit of adventure and a desire to get outside in particular because there are simply so many options when it comes to getting outside your comfort zone. If you are tired of the cruise lines and theme park getaways, consider adding something more adventurous to your vacation list this year.

One of the unique features of the Costa Rican landscape is the sheer variety in terrain. You can discover volcanic environments and cloud forests and all of the incredible wildlife that goes along with such extraordinary ecosystems. That also means that every day can look very different on your trip. Spending a typical week at the beach can always be a great vacation, but those days tend to run together into a foggy memory. With the varied options of outdoor adventures to choose from in Costa Rica, you really have an opportunity to create distinct, lasting experiences.

Find a New Adventure

Have you ever gone spelunking? You can be lucky enough to see underground waterfalls amongst all the stalactites and stalagmites. There are many tour options to find a safe and season-appropriate location for your underground exploits.

Zip-lining is a popular way to experience the green forest canopy and abundant waterfalls of Costa Rica, and it’s the perfect activity for those of you needing that extra adrenaline rush. Clip-on your harness and soar through the lush jungle canopy.

To get up close and personal to those waterfalls, you might also try waterfall repelling. It’s a refreshing and invigorating way to see the landscape.

For those who enjoy a more relaxing day, take time to observe the wildlife around you. There are thousands of trail options for hiking and birdwatching. You might even see sloths, wild cats, howler monkeys, and many varieties of birds like macaws and toucans. You can even find night-time walks to get a look at some nocturnal species, possibly.

Creative Accommodations

Where you rest your head at night can make or break your travel experience. After a long day exploring unknown terrains, you will want a peaceful and pleasant cap to a full day. A few options to think about:

Consider renting a yacht for an atypical tourist experience.

Incorporate a spa resort into your trip to relax in style before you jump on your next outdoor adventure. The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is a good option to combine some luxury with your down and dirty adventures. Resorts in Costa Rica abound, and those extra amenities like an onsite kid’s club can provide some extra options and flexibility for families.

Perhaps a boutique lodge experience is more your style? You’re sure to get plenty of lush mountain and garden views in this type of location.

No matter your preference for adventure and accommodations, the healthy and easy-going lifestyle that pervades this country will ensure you have an experience of pura vida, a local phrase that means the “simple life”. And given the diversity in activities you might do; you’ll certainly want to return again and again. Perhaps white-water rafting next year? Anything is possible.

 

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