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Snorkeling at Catalina Island

No diving certificate is needed to enjoy the Catalina Islands’ marine life on this snorkeling tour from the Tamarindo area. After riding across the waves to reach the islands, jump into the water in search of turtles, seahorses, and more at destinations known for their aquatic populations. This tour includes two 40-minute snorkeling stops.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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White Water Rafting at the Tenorio River from Guanacaste

Paddle the Tenorio River’s thrilling white water on a full-day rafting trip from Guanacaste, and explore one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural areas. Maneuver the raft as your guide steers through a series of Class III and IV rapids, and test your skills on standing waves and frothing drops. Enjoy the serenity between rapids as you pass lush forest that shelters bright birds and chattering monkeys, take in the sights and sounds of the tropical wilderness, then have lunch on shore before returning to your Guanacaste hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

Test your paddling skills on this thrilling whitewater rafting trip along Costa Rica’s gorgeous Pacuare River. An experienced guide will help you navigate the Class III and IV rapids that rush through the delightfully lush scenery of the rain forest. No experience is required — just bring your sense of adventure and prepare to get wet on this full-day trip form San Jose! Round-trip hotel transport and a hearty breakfast and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$129.00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Snorkeling Tour

Explore the waters surrounding the Catalina Islands off the coast of Costa Rica during snorkeling sessions on this guided tour from Tamarindo. Learn basic snorkeling and safety procedures before jumping in. Spot dolphins, puffer fish, large schools of snappers, sea turtles, and other marine life. Plus, enjoy tropical fruits onboard the boat in between snorkeling.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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ATV Tour and Surf Lesson from Playa Hermosa- Coco

Explore Costa Rica’s diverse forest and beach ecosystems on a 5-hour combo ATV trip and surf lesson from Playa Hermosa. Scoot down the sand behind the wheel of an ATV and make your way along the coast of three beautiful beaches before heading to Playa Tamarindo or Grande for a surf lesson geared toward beginner and intermediate surfers.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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The Canyon Adventure Combo Tour

Get the ultimate adrenaline fix with this action-filled combo tour and spend a full day exploring the Colorado River Canyon in Guanacaste. First, strap on your safety harness and take to the treetops for an exhilarating canopy tour, complete with high-speed zip-lines, hanging bridges, a climbing wall and observation platforms overlooking the dramatic canyon. After lunch (included), tackle the class II and III rapids of the mighty Colorado River as you hurtle downstream on a water tube. Finally, saddle up to complete your adventure on horseback, with a scenic trek through the forest.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Sport fishing at El Coco in Guanacaste inshore half-day tour in the Pacific side

Costa Rica’s geographical location makes it an ideal spot for sport fishing. This is especially true of the waters off the coast of Guanacaste Province where the North Pacific current powers a rich and diverse underwater ecosystem. It’s a sport fisherman’s paradise offering an excellent opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish. Try your luck during this half-day chartered tour off Isla del Coco National Park.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half Day Snorkel Tour Las Catalinas Islands

Discover the aquatic life of the Pacific Ocean around Las Catalinas Islands on this guided half-day snorkeling tour from the Tamarindo and Flamingo area. Snorkel twice at two different locations and spot rays, schools of fish, reef sharks, dolphins, and possibly humpback whales, depending on the season. The tour is suitable for all ages; need to be comfortable in open water.
  • 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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Class II-III Rafting and ATV Tour from La Fortuna

This full-day family adventure from La Fortuna combines an ATV tour with a white-water rafting trip. Ride an all-terrain vehicle (single or double rider) through the tropical rainforest against the scenic backdrop of Arenal Volcano. After lunch, you’ll paddle Class II–III rapids on Rio Balsa with your guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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White Water Rafting and Tubing Combo from Arenal

Tackle the rapids on this all-day whitewater rafting and tubing tour from the Arenal Volcano area. After a safety briefing, hop in the Balsa River. First, navigate up to Class III rapids and then go tubing through Class I-II rapids. The family-friendly tour (including children ages 8-12) is suited for all levels of rafting and includes instruction and practice time.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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US$95.00
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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ATV and Snorkel Tour from Playa Hermosa- Coco

Explore Costa Rica’s diverse forest and beach ecosystems on a 4-hour combo ATV and snorkel trip from Playa Hermosa. Jump behind the wheel of an ATV and make your way down back roads to the beach, where coral reefs burst with colorful fish in clear ocean waters.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$120.00
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  • Duration: 4 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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Samara Beach Stand Up Paddle and Snorkeling

Chora Island is a lightly-trafficked haven of white sand beach located just off Samara’s coast. This stand-up paddleboard and snorkel tour allows you to easily paddle to the 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 Chora 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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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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US$45.00
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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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Introductory 5-Hour Scuba Diving Tour in Costa Rica from Tamarindo

This introductory scuba diving course in Flamingo Beach is a great way for first-time divers to experience the beauty of swimming deep underwater without investing the time and expense into a PADI certification. Get experience using diving equipment and learning essential navigation skills in a pool, and then head to the water to swim up close with tropical fish.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River from Playa Flamingo

Get your adrenaline pumping with this full-day white-water rafting excursion from Playa Flamingo, including lunch. A thrilling choice for first-time rafters, you’ll tackle the Class III and IV rapids of the Tenorio River and hurtle down a 12-mile (20km) stretch of river, in the shadows of the Tenorio Volcano.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River from Playa Hermosa

Experience the thrill of a lifetime during your Costa Rica adventure with this Tenorio River rafting tour. Navigate the fast-paced white waters on Class III and IV rapids with an expert guide during this daredevil day that combines almost 20 kilometers of rapids.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half or Full-Day Fishing Trip On Papagayo Gulf

This private fishing charter on the Gulf of Papagayo is the perfect way to get your fix of deep sea fishing in style. Head out to sea on a luxurious 35-foot long boat featuring an air-conditioned salon, full bathroom and shower, and functional kitchen, and cast line using top-of-the-line tournament fishing gear. Choose between a half-day onshore or full-day offshore excursion to try your luck reeling in yellowfin tuna, marlin, or sail using the provided equipment.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Tenorio River Private Whitewater Rafting Tour

Hang onto your paddle and prepare to get wet on a thrilling whitewater rafting tour down the Tenorio River. Tackle class III-IV rapids—including a 12-foot drop—while surrounded by the lush beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. Refuel with a snack on the riverbank, and reward your efforts with included lunch after you conquer the 2-hour river run and dry off. Private transportation from Tamarindo and an experienced river guide make it a safe and seamless adventure.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Class II-III Rafting and Hanging Bridges from La Fortuna

Scan the treetops from a suspended bridge hanging over the rainforest canopy during this full-day adventure that includes a white-water rafting trip. The combo tour includes lunch, followed by a paddle down Class II-III rapids on Rio Balsa with your guide. Family fun amid nature is the goal.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$115.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

This three-in-one tour highlights the best of Costa Rica, including a river safari float and volcano hike that's sure to make for a memorable journey. Kick off the day at Penas Blancas River and take off over rushing waters on a two or three hour water safari. You'll see wildlife up close and gain a deeper understanding of Cost Rica's unique biological and environmental resources. Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall before heading to a picturesque volcano hike. This popular tour is ideal for outdoor adventurers and travelers who prefer to be active on vacation.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Catalina Island Diving Tour From Tamarindo and Langosta

More than an incredible opportunity for certified divers, this Catalina Islands tour offers a day of relaxation out on the water and the chance to see dolphins, turtles, and more in the wild. Sail from Tamarindo or Langosta to two diving spots known for aquatic life like manta rays and tropical fish, and use the included good-quality diving equipment to explore underwater. Between sites, relax on board with fresh fruit and drinks.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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