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  • Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

    1. Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

    Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica on a one-day nature tour in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hike the Las Pailas Trail in the park to discover the raw nature and amazing wildlife. With a bilingual naturalist guide, walk the 3.5-kilometer, circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano. Walk to the mirador to see the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María Volcanoes, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Trek to a stunning waterfall that descends into a beautiful sky-blue pool. Stop here for a cooling swim, or to enjoy the lovely surroundings.  Afterwards, rejuvenate yourself in the Rio Negro Hot Springs and Mud Baths. Smother your skin in heated volcanic clay, then wash it off in the cold river before jumping back in the hot pools. End your tour with a delicious buffet lunch at La Hacienda Restaurant.

  • Liberia: One Day Waterfalls Expedition and Buffet Lunch

    2. Liberia: One Day Waterfalls Expedition and Buffet Lunch

    See first Chorreras Waterfalls, two side-by-side waterfalls that cascade into a beautiful sky-blue mineral water pool, perfect for a refreshing swim. Walk 30 minutes on forest trails to get to the falls, taking in the picturesque scenery of the dry tropical forest and sighting any wildlife along the way. Explore the shallow canyon of volcanic rock rings the waterfalls and pool, creating an intimate and private tropical oasis. At Victoria Waterfall, the falls drop 115 feet (35 meters) into the Rio Negro (Black River). The surrounding canyon has unique vegetation and topography and you can swim in the crystal clear pool at the waterfall’s base. Continue further in Rincon de la Vieja National Park where the Oropendola Waterfall plunges an impressive 82 feet (25 meters) to a sparkling turquoise pool. The beautiful lush canyon of the Rio Blanco (White River) makes a picturesque tropical oasi...

  • Liberia: Tio Leo Coffee Experience Tour

    3. Liberia: Tio Leo Coffee Experience Tour

    Get to know Tio Leo Coffee, a small company located in Guardia de Liberia, Guanacaste. Taste high-quality produce that is grown at 4,500 feet above sea level on the slopes of the Poás Volcano. Dive into the local agricultural experience and take a tour through the farm. Identify a variety of crops and trees and try all of the seasonal fruits that are harvested there. Learn about the world of coffee world and see the whole coffee-farming process. Learn about the rich soil that is unparalleled in its wealth of minerals and nutrients.  See a sugar mill in action and witness how the sugar cane juice is made, as well as other products that are created from sugar cane. Get an insight into the history and production of chocolate, see how it is grown, and taste it for yourself.

  • Liberia: Rincón de la Vieja Bird-Watching Tour

    4. Liberia: Rincón de la Vieja Bird-Watching Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will journey towards Hacienda Guachipelin, where your experience will take place. There you will walk around the Hacienda in search of unique bird species with an expert bilingual guide. Hacienda Guachipelin is replete with bird watching opportunities due to its diverse ecosystems. Over 300 different species have been identified in these areas, including the spectacled owl, the turquoise-browed motmot, the emerald toucanet, and the Montezuma Oropendola. Throughout this ecosystem fly colorful, sonorous, intrepid birds, all of which you can take fun in seeking whilst in the park. The dry forest is full of wildlife and unique species, creating the perfect place to enjoy wildlife and bird watching in the gardens rich in native trees and exotic flowers. At the conclusion of your enjoyable bird-watching experience, you will be transferred ba...

  • From Liberia: Tubing Adventure at Rio Negro

    5. From Liberia: Tubing Adventure at Rio Negro

    Have heaps of fun touring and tubing down the Rio Negro. This touring and tubing adventure is the perfect activity for active travellers, adrenaline junkies and families looking to add a little excitement to their visit. Led by a bilingual guide, your experience will commence at the foot of the Victoria Waterfall. Here you will have a safety briefing. After this you will get your very own rafting tube and set loose on the exciting Rio Negro. Adrenaline will run free as you twist and turn through the crystal-clear rapids. For 2.5 hours, revel in the thrills offered by the rolling, rushing rapids and the natural beauty of this region.

  • Tamarindo: Canyon de La Vieja 1-Day Adventure Pass

    6. Tamarindo: Canyon de La Vieja 1-Day Adventure Pass

    Discover all the fun outdoor activities available at Canyon de la Vieja Adventure Lodge with a 1-day adventure pass. Try out many different adventurous activities as well as relaxing mud baths. Enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities all in the company of specialized guides who will be with you at all times:  Tubing - Float comfortably in an inner tube through the waters of the beautiful Colorado River on a 2.5 km long journey White water rafting - Using an inflatable boat called "Doki", enjoy the journey with categories class 2 and 3 rapids (depending on the weather conditions); the trip is about 3 km long, and it takes approximately 1:10 hour Zipline - Travel from one end of the Colorado River Canyon to the other, with a total of 9 cables and 17 platforms, offers to you an impressive view of nature below; cables that vary in le...

  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

    7. Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

    Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of a natural spa in the sprawling ranch of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Spend some time thermo-mineral water flowing straight from volcanic springs. Treat your skin in a wood-heated sauna, volcanic mud baths, and room temperature pools. Whilst relaxing in the outdoor pools, watch for monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies and other wildlife in the adjacent forest.

  • Only in Santa Rosa

    8. Only in Santa Rosa

    On this tour you will discover Santa Rosa National Park, the last extension of the California Dessert and the last protected Dry Forest on earth. The tour will visit La Casona, a place full of culture and history. It was here that the first war against the invasion of William Walker took place. If you want to learn about the culture and history of Costa Rica and Guanacaste, this tour is the perfect choice. You will also visit Liberia, known as the white city, built in the last century. Your tour guide will show you all the most interesting aspects of the city. You will stop at different gift and souvenir shops along the way and you can also purchase the best coffee in town to take back home.

  • Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

    9. Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

    A guided tour to a beautiful waterfall is a memorable experience. Doing this on horseback makes the experience unforgettable. Your 2.5 hour guided tour will begin at the Hotel Hacienda, where you will mount your gentle and people-friendly horses. You will set out to visit the stunning Oropéndola Waterfall first, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Filled with flora and fauna unique to the area it will be a unique experience. During the final part of the trip you will enter the forest in which the waterfall is located. Here you will need to dismount. Though the walk is easy to do by foot, it cannot be accomplished by the horse. In the forest you will find the mesmerizing Oropéndola Waterfall. Standing 25 metres (82 feet) in height, it is just begging onlookers to take a refreshing dip into its depths. Here you may wish to explore the peaceful canyon in which the waterfall is ...

  • Guanacaste: Arenal Volcano Nature and Hot Springs Tour

    10. Guanacaste: Arenal Volcano Nature and Hot Springs Tour

    Leave Guanacaste for an unforgettable experience. You will be passing through different kind of forest. Dry forest at the beginning; transition forest and rain forest would be seen on the way to the volcano. Bordering de Arenal Lake will be easier to see monkeys, birds, sloths, but also you will enjoy the beautiful sightseeing and landscapes. A short walk will introduce you on the interactions of the rain forest, then After lunch you will continue to Arenal Volcano and hot springs where you will enjoy the curative water and the amazing view of the Arenal volcano, which is now inactive. It is, scientists assure us, still alive; it’s just sleeping.

    Our experience was good but we were stood up on the first confirmed date. We were all up at 4 :30 am to meet our bus at 5:30 but no show that day because the driver couldn’t find us. We chose date and enjoyed our day. The hot springs we went to were great but the showers/change rooms lacked cleanliness and most of the showers didn’t work. The fella at the front desk was less than friendly and not very accommodating.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Our experience was good but we were stood up on the first confirmed date. We were all up at 4 :30 am to meet our bus at 5:30 but no show that day because the driver couldn’t find us. We chose date and enjoyed our day. The hot springs we went to were great but the showers/change rooms lacked cleanliness and most of the showers didn’t work. The fella at the front desk was less than friendly and not very accommodating.

Nacho is a very friendly person, he accompanied us throughout the tour, he is an excellent guide, it was a day full of adventures and at the hands of the best.