Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vida Aventura Park in Guanacaste: Zipline Tour, Horseback Ride and Hot Springs. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour was amazing! We had a blast. The tour guide Ray was awesome and very knowledgeable. The owners were very hospitable and the lunch was fantastic! Had a blast zip lining and even went upside down on one line. horseback rode through a river. Would definitely book again!
Vida Aventura is extremely difficult to find! It took us over 3.5 hours to get here from La Fortuna, but when we got here it was such a beautiful place that we instantly forgot about how frustrating it was to get here. I highly recommend you getting picked up from your hotel!
The grounds are very picturesque - there seems to be an endless amount of land on this property. We first had a horseback ride through much different terrain compared to the ones near Arenal Volcano. There was so much space available that we galloped through the countryside before entering an area where there were more trees and a stream where the horses drank water from. I lost my hat through all the galloping, so just be careful and make sure yours is tightly on.
We then did the zip lining. It was my first time, and I was very appreciative of the fact that the guides were very patient and polite to us. The tour includes a lunch, which was their typical meal of rice, beans, plantains, chicken, a salad, and a drink. After lunch, we went on our own to the Hot Springs and to do the mud bath. I think for the tour they would stay with you until the end, but we didn't really get a real tour for the hot springs and mud bath since we were basically the only ones here that day. They let us roam off and enjoy the area ourselves. All in all, I really enjoyed this package!
It was so much fun! Honestly I have absolutely no complaint about this excursion. You'll have all the adventure with zip lining and the horse back riding, and then relax in the Hot Springs w/ complimentary facial! . The guides were funny and very nice.
This tour was so much fun! We started with zip lining in which the staff was super helpful. We then went horseback riding--fun! Afterwards we had lunch which was delicious. Lastly, we did the mud bath.(not actual bath) and thermal pool. Remember to pack sneakers, bathing suit, towel, flip flops!
The staff that run the tour do a fantastic job making this a unique and friendly experience. The views were amazing from the zipline and horseback. The lunch provided was very tasty. I would highly recommend it.
Our tour was amazing! This was our first time doing the zipline and I highly recommend it if you've never done it before. Excellent! Horseback ride was a great experience and the mud n springs was super cool. The costa rican lunch was wonderful and our tour guide Alex was the best!
I took my two boys and we all had a fantastic day!!! Everything we did was fun and first class. It was great to do so many activities all in one place. I highly recommend!!!
Our tour was amazing! The area was beautiful and the zip line was fun. Our tour guide was informative and funny. You definitely want to bring a change of clothes, closed toed shoes, and long pants for horse back riding. We enjoyed the hot springs and relaxed at the end.
I had a fabulous tour guide...name escapes me but went with my daughter on Monday, August 11th. He was fun, patient, and kind! We were picked up at the Riu Guanacaste and taken to another hotel before we met him. I never went ziplining before and neither had my daughter and he took away all fears.
It was a beautiful day and we also enjoyed the horseback riding, mud bath and hot springs. The lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this tour!
Zip lining was my first experience and I will look forward to more opportunities in the future. The horseback riding took us through a variety of terrain including woods, hills with countryside views. The horses were well trained and gentle. Mixed review on hot springs experience yet I encourage it once! Our tour guide for the day, Rain, was fun and knowledgeable.
Everything explained on the site was thoroughly accurate and the homemade Costa Rican lunch was amazing. A def must do!!!
The local tour company did a great job. However, please note there is an option to drive yourself to the park location. Don't do this. Everything the tour offers is well worth it, but have the local operator pick you up. You have to know the area to navigate in Costa Rica. Secondly the tour is in a rural location and the roads are very poor. You have to have the proper vehicle to get back into the rural location. The local tour operator equipment is well maintained. They are very friendly and the location is beautiful.
The ladies and I really enjoyed the trip especially the ziplining. I enjoyed the free facial and mud bath. My skin felt brand new after I washed it off. I would recommend this tour. Our tour guide Brian was excellent and very accommodating. He gave us a personal background and history background of Costa Rica. The ladies were very accommodating with providing the ladies and I with cardigans and jackets during the horseback riding tour since the weather was chilly. The meal was fantastic and very filling. Thank you again.
Organized well with a small group of 10 in a small bus for a shorter ride compare to the large groups of 50 for a longer distance ride of 3 hours made this tour more enjoyable and seemingly private. That made the Zipline wait much shorter
The zip lining was great but the horseback riding was disappointing. It was much too short and felt more like filler. Mauricio, the tour guide was excellent.
It certainly did not meet the expectations we had, based upon your website or theirs. One driver picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at another area where another driver and "guide" took us to the Park. This "guide" was not the most forthcoming with information about flora and fauna but did answer questions when asked. We did not read anywhere about the long, winding, rocky, bumpy road that took us to the "adventure." I believe the guide told us we were driving through a dump, and we did see people working in that dump when we returned. All in all, that drive was about 1 hour from the main road and was very uncomfortable for someone who experiences motion sickness (as I do). Since I am afraid of heights, I did not experience the zipline; but most people seemed to enjoy it, although many did mention some difficulty in getting to the platforms. The real guides were the workers at the park; two young men led the zipline and horseback experiences, and they were wonderful. One lady did the cooking; and, since I sat in the food area awaiting the others from the zipline, she offered and made coffee for me--which I thought was very nice. The driver and "guide" who brought us to the park seemed to ignore me completely until it was time to join the horseback ride. As dry as the area seemed to be when we drove to the park, it surprised me to see so much wet and sloppy trails for the horses to ride through; and that was a bit scary sine the horses seemed to be slipping a bit. The guides stopped several places to take pictures, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves....although, it was a bit scary for me as a novice. Although the food was delicious, it certainly did not look like the pictures shown on the website; fried plaintains were the only fruit included in the meal. There was no mango as mentioned, and this was disappointing. The "mud bath" was a bowl of cold mud with paint brushes to apply to our bodies; since it was cold, I just used my hands.