On this Jaco off-road ATV tour, it’s all about the journey—and the destinations. Take a thrilling ride through rugged mountain terrain en route to a vista point and two waterfalls, one of which has a 15-foot (4.5-meter) jump to try (if you dare). Be sure to bring a swimsuit to refresh yourself in the natural pool either way.
Off-road ATV tour from Jaco is a pre-packaged natural adventure
Take a fun and challenging ride through the Costa Rican rain forest
Climb through mountains and over rivers to a vista point and waterfalls
Multiple departure times let you find a tour that fits your schedule
Roundtrip Local Transportation
Equipment Rental Fees
Pick up service in Jaco area (only) upon request.
Meeting And Pickup
Adventure Tours Costa Rica
Al Frente Subway Restaurante, Av. Pastor Díaz Local 1, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica
In front of the food chain Subway, Pastor Diaz Avenue Jaco down town.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Recommended to Bring: Camera, Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes, etc), Clothes you can get dirty (shorts/t-shirts), Swimsuits, Sunscreen, Bug spray (though not necessary)
Children under 4 years old can't ride)
Minimum drinking age in Costa Rica is 18 years
Will be operated by a multi-lingual guide (Spanish and English)
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Trail conditions and rider ability may alter routes; therefore any features described herein may not be available for each tour. Please speak directly with your guide on the day of your tour for an up-to-date description of the expected route, as conditions can change on a daily basis.
ATV drivers must be 16 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No flip flops, sandals, or open-toed shoes
Unlicensed participants and children under 16 must ride as passengers
Please bring a Visa or MasterCard for damage deposit
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
The number of ATV passengers in your group may not outnumber the ATV drivers
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 227 reviews
Charles_R, Jan 2023
This was the second time we did the 3-hour ATV. The first time with Alex was a million times better. The guides this time paced the trip way too slow. The one guide showed off half the time. Had issues with the one atv not running properly.
Disappointing with the amount spent.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Charles - My name is Gordon Nichols and I am the owner of Adventure Tours Costa Rica. I will be reaching out to you directly to see how we can make this right for you. Very sorry to hear that this second trip wasn't as fun as the first.
Incredible trip that was...
Jake_S, Jan 2023
Incredible trip that was professional from booking support to best in class guides to followup after
Marco was the best ever!...
DeAnna_V, Jan 2023
Marco was the best ever! He was so accommodating and made the experience the best I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back.
Ellis_H, Jan 2023
Mike our tour guide was excellent. Going into the waterfall was memorable, as was the entire tour, highly recommend
Fun for everyone
Emily_B, Jan 2023
Great tour! Very fun for my family of teenagers and young adults. My son loved jumping off the waterfall. The guides were knowledgeable, explained how to use the atvs well, and were very friendly. Highly recommend!
Amazing tour, highly recommend it.
Roopak_T, Jan 2023
ATV experience was awesome, the tour guides were so helpful and amazing at what they do. Loved it, highly recommend it.
The terrain is pretty good, you go thru all sorts - hills, water, mud :)
A must-do while in Costa Rica!
Ashley_S, Dec 2022
An absolutely amazing experience! A must-do while in Costa Rica! The guides were very engaged, patient and focused on safety. The scenery was stunning and truly awe-inspiring!
Great ATV ride in the mountains near Jaco
jschnitzer, Dec 2022
First let me say the tour operator was fantastic-they graciously accommodated some changes I needed to make. This was my second trip to Costa Rica.
More importantly there was my guide Jean Paul-Jean Paul was excellent in every way…providing guidance and key instructions when I needed them.
At one point on the ride I got a little feint. JP was quickly able to arrange to get some help. He sprang into action!
The waterfalls were lovely, but for me the experience of my first ATV ride in Costa Rica made it special. And JP’s attention and experience made the difference!
Do a tour with these folks if you’re staying near Jaco.
Fun had by all!
Lindsay_H, Nov 2022
The tour guides were so friendly and helpful! The scenery was breathtaking! A must-do tour while visiting near Jaco! All of us ages 12-45 loved it!
Monica_C, Oct 2022
We had an amazing experience on this tour. Our guide Jonathan was very friendly, knowledgeable and interactive with our kids. We would definitely do this tour again.
This was the highlight of our trip
Tyler_H, Sep 2022
Paul was our guide and he was spectacular! the ATV is the BEST way to see Costa Rica. An experience my girlfriend and I will never forget. It was truly the best part of our trip. Swimming behind a waterfall after an hour of riding though the jungle amazing. I would recommend this to anyone who is considering it. You will not regret it!
Simeon_M, Sep 2022
An amazing trip! We were catered to very well. My partner ran into some difficulties and our tour guide personally escorted us the rest of the tour. It was beautiful! The jungle, the rock diving! Everything was perfect. I highly recommend.
Best part of our trip
Joe_P, Aug 2022
I went with 5 of my friends and this was our favorite part of our trip to Jaco. The views are awesome and our guides were a lot of fun. 100% worth it
Unforgettable experience! Felt like a movie!
Ariana_A, Aug 2022
A fantastic excursion on our trip. The location is on the main strip and hard to miss. From the beginning, Priscilla met us at the desk with a warm welcome and explained what we can and can’t bring on the trip. Put on sunblock! Our tour guudes were Paul and Jonathan and did a fantastic job explaining how to work the ATVs as this was our first time doing this sort of thing.
Once on our trip we went through big clearings on dirt roads between mountains, we felt like we were in Jurassic park lol. Paul and Jonathan took us to two spots first being a view at the top and then down to a waterfall. They really take you through all terrain from steep uphill to steep downhill. Very cool, like a friken movie.
After we went through rivers to get the full experience, soo much fun!!
If you get the chance, you can bring a back pack , I recommend putting stuff in there that can get wet cause it did rain on our way back which just added to the movie like experience. You will get dirty and wet so be prepared. Fair warning you are close to cliffs so if you don’t feel prepared might not be your best option.
Thank you Priscilla, Paul, and Jonathan for an amazing experience.
Jonathan was an...
Dana_K, Aug 2022
Jonathan was an excellent, encouraging guide. He was helpful and explained a lot, and was impressed with our driving! 2 thumbs up! Pura Vida!🤙
Best tour in the world for atvs
taneshia_s, Aug 2022
Best atv experience from Mexico to Jamaica to United States to Bahamas the best tour is here in Costa Rica! This isn’t for amateurs but for experienced thrill-best-views and awesome tour guide and the waterfalls were amazing!!! Book this tour for a lifetime memory
Most Amazing guides
mike_l, Aug 2022
The importance on safety was
appreciated. The guides John, Steve and Alexander were very attentive and identified one of the team that was not able to drive and escorted them on one of their own vehicles and assisted getting them up and down the trail. The guides were very knowledgeable and explained in detail what needed to happen for a successful ride. The cashier provided an attachment for the helmet Go Pro and we were on our way for a safe and fun experience. Thank you all, Pura Vida!!
Elizabeth_R, Aug 2022
Riding through the streets in town and up he mountain, and through creeks was a blast! Best ATV company ever!!
troy_h, Jul 2022
Great Atv ride and love the scenery. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because I injured myself from not paying attention like they said and one out atv needed to be fixed it broke down but tour was great and the tour guys johnathan and other guy great
Katarzyna_P, Jul 2022
Our guide Alex was wonderful, it was raining and he took us through some shallow streams and rough terrain so we can fully experience an atv adventure! Highly recommend!