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Escape to the tropical paradise of the Buena Vista Lodge for a full-day Costa Rican adventure! Fly through the treetops on a zipline, lather up with mineral-rich volcanic mud and relax in geothermal hot springs. Encounter the native wildlife of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, including mischievous monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. This combo tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Guanacaste plus a tasty lunch.


  • Combo Buena Vista rainforest tour from Guanacaste
  • Experience hot springs, a volcanic sulfur bath and a mud facial
  • Get a rush of adrenaline on a zipline ride
  • See a variety of tropical wildlife vegetation
  • Savor a delicious, included lunch
  • Relax with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Buena Vista Transition Forest Combo Tour

Rincon de la Vieja National Park
© Costa Rica CVB

Get a double dose of adventure and relaxation on this full-day combo tour. Your day begins with morning pickup from your Guanacaste-area hotel, and then a beautiful drive to the Buena Vista Lodge. This rustically chic eco-resort sits on the edge of Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja National Park in the midst of a lush rain forest. 

Explore many on-site activities, including a high-speed zipline that lets you whizz through the rain forest canopy. Ride a horse or a tractor to the site of hot springs, where you can enjoy a Costa Rican-style mud mask, and then rinse off and relax in one of several geothermal pools. Savor an authentic lunch at the lodge and relax among the serene tropical surroundings.

Encounter some of the hundreds of species of wildlife that inhabit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which is also home to an active volcano. Explore this beautiful reserve as your guide helps you spot wild residents like monkeys, ocelots, coatis and exotic birds.

After a full day of play and pampering in the jungle, relax on the return drive to your Guanacaste hotel, where you’ll be dropped off in the early evening.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very well done

Elizabeth A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a unique and fun experience. Our tour guy was pretty awesome as well!

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing! First you drive up to the top of the mountains to a resort that houses all the activities you will be doing. The first activity was the zip lining. There were 10 lines in total. Next we did the water slide. You can tell the operator how fast you would like to go, but either way it was very thrilling and scary! Next, we had lunch at this very nice restaurant with a great buffet. Then, it was time for the horseback ride down to the hot springs. You can choose to ride or go on a tractor. At the hot springs, there are 5 different pools with varying temperatures. There is also a volcanic mud bath and steam room. Very great tour overall!

Dena R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highly recommended!! Tour guide is awesome and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed every aspect of this excursion the food for lunch was very authentic and delicious. It's the best excursion food I have had. Tour guide was on time. My favorite part was the hot springs.

Christopher A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a great day. If you are visiting Guanacaste, this excursion is a must.

Debra J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Fun for the whole day. Well worth the money.

Linda O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour is a must. The guide was very knowledgeable and accomidating. It was a nice variety of things to do and see. The lunch was delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The combo tour was very fun! The tour guide was very good at keeping our large group together, I am not fond of horses, so they paired me with a small docile hose and the ride was good, very fun, glad I did not wimp out and take the hay ride. The zip lining guides were very funny and kept us all moving, it was a great experience! I felt very safe and the views were amazing. The 1400ft waterslide was great fun be sure to do that, and again the snack and lunches were very good, all on-site prepared and delicious. The volcano mud spa was very relaxing, we sat in hot spring pools and kicked back with a libation. Don't miss this tour.

Gerardo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Its was great. The family enjoyed everything.

Paula E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was a great experience!
However it wasnt the real true rainforest as I was expecting. We went during the dry season (february) the forest was nice, a little dry and little green. We started our tour with ziplining which was awesome, there were multiple ziplining. Then we went down the waterslide (which was great) I didnt have any high expectation for this but it was really cool sliding down a waterslide through the forest and hear the howler monkeys. After that we had a delicious lunch. Once lunch was done we went on a adventurous horseback riding through the forest, steep hills, rivers, rocky hills and so on.. The horses took us to the Hot Springs spa location (Awesome). There we covered ourselves with volcanic mud and and then relaxed in the warm and hot hot springs. :-) our tour guy was sooo knowledgeable and made this trip very exciting.

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