Things to Do in Costa Rica

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Things to do

From kayaking through the mangroves in Santa Teresa to taking a guided nature walk through the cloud forests, there are endless things to see and do in Costa Rica. 

Luckily, at Scott Dunn, our destination experts have experienced what this amazing country has to offer first-hand and are ready to help you find the best and most memorable things to do in Costa Rica. 

Animal lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in Costa Rica. Travel to Monteverde for a chance to spot monkeys, ocelots and porcupines during the day, and a whole other range of wildlife on a private after-dark tour. Alternatively, visit the famous Manuel Antonio National Park to catch a glimpse of the country’s native sloths.  

If you’re looking to take in some of this country’s truly breathtaking scenery, we also recommend an escorted excursion through Arenal’s lush forests and canopies, stopping at impressive waterfalls along the way. 

For thrill-seekers, there are also plenty of great things to do in Costa Rica. From ziplining through the canopies to white water rafting in the Central Valley, we can arrange a bespoke experience that’ll add a sense of adventure to your Costa Rican holiday. 

So, whatever it is you’re looking to do in Costa Rica, our experts will craft you the luxury holiday of a lifetime, full of moments you’ll remember.

Day hike on the trails of Tortuga Lodge

Day hike on the trails of Tortuga Lodge

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Explore the fascinating trails of the Tortuga Lodge, letting you take in the local flora and fauna that resides close to you.

Hiking Cerro Tortuguero

Hiking Cerro Tortuguero

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Leading from the Caribbean lowlands head up the Cerro Tortuguero on a two-hour intermediate hike, taking in the abundance of local wildlife and stunning birds-eye view of the Caribbean lowlands.

Kayak in Tortuguero

Kayak in Tortuguero

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Soak up the picturesque and magical canals and back water creeks on this spectacular two-hour kayaking tour through the Tortuguero National Park.

Natural History Boat Tour

Natural History Boat Tour

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in this utterly spellbinding three-hour rainforest boat tour of the Tortuguero National Park.

Tortuguero Village & Casa Cecropia

Tortuguero Village & Casa Cecropia

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Submerge in this two-hour tour as you are taken back in time to glimpse the fascinating culture and history of the charming Tortuguero Village.

Twilight Tour in the trails of the property

Twilight Tour in the trails of the property

Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

In the mesmerising twilight hours of the day, you will embark on a 2-hour walk through the Tortuga Lodge’s private nature reserve.

Arenal Canyoning - Waterfall Rappelling

Arenal Canyoning - Waterfall Rappelling

Arenal, Costa Rica

Get your adrenaline pumping with this exhilarating canyoning adventure as you rappel down waterfalls, climb through canyons and immerse yourself in the tropical surroundings; prepare to get wet!

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Arenal Volcano Walk

Arenal Volcano Walk

Arenal, Costa Rica

The best way to get as close as possible to the spectacular Arenal Volcano is to walk the reserve’s easy series of trails, which will take you through secondary rainforest and former lava fields. The park is known for its diverse wildlife.

ATV Surf Trip to the North

ATV Surf Trip to the North

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Enjoy and exciting ATV excursion beginning in Tamarindo. From here, travel north along the coast until reaching beautiful Playa Grande. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean upon arrival before tackling some serious waves on your surfboard!

Sailing & surfing Adventure
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Explore the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica's first protected area, accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide. Head into vibrant tropical jungle and experience the natural wonders which surround you in this area of true natural beauty.

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