Get your adrenaline pumping with a Costa Rica tour
A lot of people choose Costa Rica tours to relax on the pristine beaches, but the Central American gem has much more to offer than that. Perhaps most appealing is the fact that there are ample opportunities for adventure travel. Whether you prefer mountain biking, hiking or white water rafting, there is plenty that can get your adrenaline pumping and leave you with much more to bring back from Costa Rica than photos.
Many of the best adventure travel destinations in Costa Rica can be found in region surrounding the famous Arenal Volcano, specifically in a town called La Fortuna. Among the most popular activities the town offers is rappelling down one of its many picturesque waterfalls. In addition to getting the unique chance to scale down the side of a cascading wall of water, the payoff once you reach the bottom is impressive as well - you're brought to the base of a breathtaking canyon, which opens up some more opportunities to explore Costa Rica's wilderness.
There are plenty of other adventure travel opportunities outside of La Fortuna. If you're looking to get an up close look at some of Costa Rica's wildlife, a trip down the Peñas Blancas? river may be your best option. Not only is it regarded as one of the best white water rafting locations in the country for visitors of all ability levels, but it can also bring you face to face with animals ranging from monkeys and river turtles to iguanas and seemingly countless species of birds.
It wouldn't be an adventure travel-inspired tour of Costa Rica without zip lining. The activity has become synonymous with the country, and for good reason. Flying through the canopy of the dense rain forests in Monteverde are sure to be an experience you won't soon forget.