A few months ago I visited Costa Rica for the first time. One of my sorority sisters moved there for 6 months to rest, reset and have fun, so she invited a few of us to come visit her! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit a new country and get some much needed girl time. We stayed in Tamarindo and had an amazing time!
If you’re looking for adrenaline-filled adventurous travel, you’ll love Costa Rica’s strikingly diverse terrain. There’s so many choices for what activities you can enjoy. Forget about relaxing on their dreamy tropical beaches (even though that’s always a vibe and there’s great options for this too!), how about trying bungee jumping, mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking, and rock climbing?
If that all sounds a bit too excessive, you can enjoy the sun and surf along the Pacific Ocean, go fishing, discover its forests, or indulge in mouth-watering delicacies; the options are truly endless. So, are you considering an action-packed trip to Costa Rica? Here are four adrenaline-filled activities that are worth trying during your stay!
Try a new water rafting experience
Costa Rica offers several water rafting spots you can visit. Perhaps you’re not a fan of the physicality of trudging through the dense jungle with humidity weighing you down, but you want to experience it one way or another. If that’s the case, you can try water rafting! This is an adventurous way to enjoy the jungle view away from the humidity.
Costa Rica offers you various opportunities to spend quality time in the water. One of these activities is snorkeling! Costa Rica has several fascinating spots for a memorable snorkeling adventure. You can explore the various ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean while taking in all of its beauty.
You can also choose to do some fishing as well. Like the snorkeling spots, you’ll find various places to indulge in relaxing fishing expeditions with the help of Costa Rica Fishing Charters. If you want to enjoy the best water-related activities, it’s best to visit in September or October because the rainy season is over.
Rainforest discovery trails
If you like to hike and be close to nature, this activity is for you. Costa Rica’s rainforest stretch is one of the most iconic landmarks in the location, and your trip will not be complete without a visit to this lush green paradise. Exploring the forest on foot, charting its vibrant greeneries, negotiating its trails, and embracing the sound of the animals and the trees is an experience of its own. You’ll find exotic orchids and giant rainforest trees punctuated by some of the rarest plant species on earth. Costa Rica is absolutely gorgeous!
Go zip lining
The country’s forests are too extensive to explore in a single journey. So, how can you get to see more of this lush natural landscape? You should go zip lining!
Zip lining is the perfect way to view the forest without the exhaustive exercise of hiking every trail. If you love the adrenaline rush of being high in the air, gliding over tall forest trees and rich green scenery, then zip lining is a must when you visit Costa Rica. Even if you’re scared of heights, this is the perfect opportunity to dare yourself to face that fear. You’ll definitely never forget it!
Zip lining along with jet skiing were probably my top two favorite adventure activities of our Costa Rica trip. We loved our stay in Tamarindo and I can’t wait to see more of what the country has to offer!