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Inject some adventure into your Costa Rica tour

Costa Rica tours will almost certainly bring you to one of the country's many pristine beaches, but there is much more to do than relax on the nation's twin shores. The Central Ameican enclave is also an attractive destination for those who want a bit more adventure on their tours, and there are many ways you can spice up your tour of Costa Rica.

Zip lining has become a staple of trips to Costa Rica, and it's easy to see why. Where else can you experience the lush vegetation of a rain forest while dangling from a harness above the treetops? The activity has become so popular, that you won't run into any trouble finding someone offering a zip line canopy tour. Aside from the adrenaline rush, you may be lucky enough to run into some of the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica, such as one of the 894 different bird species that call the country home.

Though zip lining has become especially popular in recent years, it's hard to beat time honored adventure travel options such as hiking, and Costa Rica certainly has plenty to offer. One of the best places for hiking in the country is undoubtedly Arenal National Park, which will bring you through a wide variety of ecosystems.

Arenal National Park is home to two volcanoes, and its geologic activity is part of what makes hiking there so appealing. You can make your way through the trails to check out some of the old lava flows, something you probably don't get to see very often.

With its diverse ecosystem, you'll also have ample opportunities to be on the lookout for many of the animals that populate Costa Rica. There are a number of great places to visit for the best chances at spotting some wildlife, but Area de Conservación Guanacaste is likely your best bet.

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