3 Adventures You Must Have in Costa Rica

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Costa Rica. Photo by Etienne Delorieux on Unsplash

Costa Rica really is a country with something for everyone. It’s got world-class beaches, fantastic hiking, and a vibrant culture. The landscape of Costa Rica, however, makes it especially attractive to those who look for an element of adventure in their travels.

The importance of environmental conservation is engrained in the country’s culture, and almost 30% of its jungles are protected. As a result, wildlife abounds, as do opportunities for adventure tourism. Whether you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie or quiet nature walks are more your speed, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Here are 3 adventures we most recommend.


Get up close and personal with the critters of the canopy from 100 feet above the jungle floor. Almost 90% of Costa Rica’s animal species live in the upper levels of the trees, so the best way to catch a glimpse is by getting on their level.


The Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica both offer great opportunities for snorkeling. We especially love the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge for its breathtaking views of coral reefs, sea turtles, and much more.

Nature Hikes

There’s no shortage of sites to see and wildlife to encounter for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground. Organized nature hikes can allow visitors to catch a glimpse of sloths, ocelots, frogs, and other animals that call the country’s jungle home.