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Full-Day Canyon Adventure Tour From Tamarindo Beach

Swing, ride and paddle your way through Rincon de la Vieja’s volcanic foothills on a full-day trip from Tamarindo that combines four adventurous activities. Grab a harness to explore the treetops on a canopy tour, then cool off in the Río Negro while navigating white water in a raft or inner tube. Visit a nearby ranch for a traditional Costa Rican lunch, ride a hourse through a distinctive dry tropical forest, and finish your day with a soak in volcanic mud and steaming, thermal hot springs.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Damas Island Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Paddle past the giant twisted root systems that characterize mangrove forests on this kayak tour of the largest mangrove ecosystem in Central America at Damas Island. This biodiversity hotspot is home to tons of birds, reptiles, and aquatic animals that you can spot easily with the help of your guide. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Manuel Antonio or Quepos lodging as well as lunch or dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Platanares WR Mangrove and Golfo Dulce exploration by kayak

This is a tour which you will learn about the mangrove ecosystem.You may see some of the hundreds of species of birds, fish and other wildlife which inhabit the Platanares River. The natural canals in Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge lead you on a ride through and unforgettable learning experience! Then we will use a shortcut to go to the Golfo Dulce.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tamarindo Kayak Estuary Mangrove Tour

Fun, peaceful, and close to nature, kayaking through the mangrove forests outside of Tamarindo is a great way to get away from the beach and enjoy another side of the area’s famous wilderness. Follow a guide through the winding estuaries, stopping to admire crocodiles, monkeys, and other wildlife along the way. Then, get out and take a guided nature walk through the forest for even more chances to learn about Tamarindo wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Samara Beach Wildlife and Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Explore the waters and mangroves in the Samara Beach area on this guided kayaking tour. Paddle along the Ora River through mangrove tunnels, heading toward Camaronal Beach. Be on the lookout for native birds along the way. At the beach, enjoy refreshments including juices and beer while you learn more about the area's ecosystem.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Tour: Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling from Manuel Antonio

Venture off the beaten track on a small-group tour off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Hop in an ocean kayak and paddle past bustling coastal forests en route to a quiet bay, where you can don snorkeling gear to explore three active coral reefs. Learn about the flora, fauna, and marine life as you go from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour

No prior experience is required on this bioluminescence kayaking tour from Puerto Jiménez. Watch the water light up with glowing microorganisms with every stroke of the paddle as you maneuver over calm waters with your guide. You can even try snorkeling with included equipment to see see what bioluminescence looks like from underwater.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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MANUEL ANTONIO SEA KAYAK AND SNORKEL

See the splendor of Manuel Antonio National Park from the best perspective–the coastline. From your sea kayak, you’ll see the breathtaking cliffs and beautiful shoreline as we paddle from Quepos Port to Playa Biesanz. As you paddle, you’ll observe nesting birds and those riding thermals far above you.On a secluded, white sandy beach, we’ll relax and enjoy some fruit and snacks. You’ll get a whole new perspective on this spectacular part of Costa Rica.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Isla Chora Kayak and Snorkeling Tour from Samara

Explore the secluded beaches and vibrant reefs of Isla Chora both above the surface and below on a kayak and snorkeling tour from Samara. After paddling to the island in a sea kayak, head out into shallow waters during low tide to snorkel among marine life such and clown and puffer fish, octopus, and sea stars. There's also time to relax on a pristine beach while enjoying fantastic views back toward the mainland and a fresh fruit snack.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kayak and Snorkel Tour from Flamingo Beach

Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast on this 4-hour kayaking and snorkelling adventure. Hop on-board a single or double kayak and paddle your way past sandy beaches and lush rainforest. After stopping to catch your breath on a nearby island, dive in to swim and snorkel among colourful coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Best of all: with full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all abilities and children over 10 years old.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Kayak and Snorkeling Tour from Jaco

Paddle over the crystalline waters of Costa Rica’s striking Pacific coast on a 2-hour ocean kayak tour from Jaco, perfect for the independent traveler and active families alike. Venture to a secluded beach where you can swim, snorkel, and hike with a small group of no more than eight participants plus a guide, and finish your tour with a fresh fruit buffet by the water. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time when you book.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Manuel Antonio Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure

Explore the unspoiled coastline of Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park on this half-day sea kayak adventure. Paddle to the beautiful, hidden cove of Biezans Bay, a perfect spot to splash into the clear water and snorkel among vibrant coral reefs. A naturalist guide helps you navigate to popular bird-nesting islands and learn about native flora and fauna of the park, known for its incredible biodiversity. After your open-water voyage, reward your efforts with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant near the beach.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Damas Island Kayak Tour with Lunch from Manuel Antonio

Paddle through one of Costa Rica's most unique ecosystems on a kayak tour of Damas Island from Manuel Antonio. Navigate the Paquita River through leafy tunnels and channels lined with mangrove forest as a guide shares insight into the diverse landscape teeming with wildlife. The pace of a kayak allows you to look for the many animals and birds that make their home among the mangroves, including reptiles, white-faced monkeys, anteaters, and herons.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling in Samara

Just off Samara’s coast lies Chora Island—a haven of white sand beach and aquamarine water. This kayak and snorkel tour allows you to easily paddle to Chora Island, where you can dive in the water, snorkel, and experience Costa Rica’s rich sea life. If you wish, kick back and soak up sun on the island’s deserted beach while you enjoy a selection of drinks and fresh fruit.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Manuel Antonio Kayaking and Snorkeling Half-Day Tour

Explore the protected shoreline and waters around Manuel Antonio on a kayaking and snorkeling adventure. Paddle past islands and alongside sea bird nesting grounds in a sea kayak, and observe marine animals like parrot fish and seas turtles with a snorkeling stop at enchanting Biesanz Bay. Back on dry land, recap your journey over a delicious, homemade Costa Rican lunch.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kayak and Snorkel Tour in Tamarindo Beach from Flamingo Beach

Soak up the scenery of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast from the water on this 3-hour kayaking and snorkelling adventure from Tamarindo. Hop on-board a single or double kayak and paddle your way around the sandy beaches and wildlife-filled forests of Flamingo Bay and Isla Plata. After stopping to catch your breath on the island, dive in to swim and snorkel among colourful coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Best of all: with full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all abilities and children over 10 years old.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kayaking on the Lake from Arenal

Soak up some of the very best views of Arenal Volcano from the water on a kayaking tour of Lake Arenal. It's a great way to get a different perspective of the famous peak while observing native Costa Rican plants and animals near the lakeshore. Beginners are welcome, as you’ll get a lesson in basic paddling techniques and safety before launching onto the lake with a guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal

Grab a paddle and get ready for adventure on a kayaking tour of Costa Rica’s famed Lake Arenal. On this guided 4-hour tour, you’ll soak up an aquatic perspective of the area’s gorgeous tropical scenery, with unmatched views of the nearby Arenal Volcano. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mangrove monkey land on kayak or motor boat

Home to an incredible amount of biodiversity, Costa Rica’s mangrove forests are among the richest ecosystems in the world. See for yourself during this guided boat tour of Damas Island, a nature preserve near Quepos. Choose between kayak or motorboat and learn about the wildlife you encounter from your naturalist guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Manuel Antonio Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling

Get an up-close look at oceanic life during this sea kayaking experience from Manuel Antonio. Paddle the waters surrounding small islands and quiet bays on this popular tour that put travelers in touch with Costa Rica's wild side.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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KAYAK TOUR

When it comes to ecotourism, Costa Rica is a world leader. Experience why during this kayak tour through the mangrove forests of Tamarindo. With guidance from your naturalist guide, you'll have the chance to observe the area's wildlife including iguanas, crocodiles and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Exercise, wildlife, and adventure await.  
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling Tour in Chora Island

Kayaking to Chora Island is safe, fun, and easy when you go as part of a guided tour. Your guide not only finds the best path across the channel to reach the deserted island, but also answers questions and helps you spot wildlife like turtles along the way. This tour doubles as a snorkeling trip for even more chances to see aquatic Costa Rican wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Damas Island Mangrove Kayaking Tour from Jacó

Explore Central America's largest mangrove on this popular kayaking tour that puts travelers up close to Costa Rica's diverse landscapes. Navigate the waters surrounding Damas Island and see hundreds of different animals, birds and reptiles up close. This is the perfect way to experience this diverse nation's incredible wildlife and learn more from your expert local guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tamarindo Stand Up Paddleboarding with Snorkeling at Captain Island

Skip the boat tours and make your own way to a Tamarindo snorkeling spot on this guided stand-up paddleboard tour on Tamarindo Bay. No experience is necessary to enjoy this trip—all instruction and equipment is included to ensure success. Once you reach Captain Island, slip on your snorkel gear and enjoy free time looking for wildlife like fish, stingrays, and octopi before paddling back to Tamarindo.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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