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The 10 Best Things To Do In Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and thrilling adventures, has secured its place as one of our favourite destinations for adventure seekers. As we gear up for our yoga retreat in January 2024, set against the stunning backdrop of Arenal and Nosara, let’s dive into the 10 best things to do in Costa Rica. Get ready for a whirlwind of excitement and relaxation in this tropical paradise!



1. Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour

Step into the heart of the Arenal Rainforest and embark on the Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour in Mistico Park. Suspended high above the forest floor, these bridges offer a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking flora and fauna. The thrill of crossing these sky-high pathways is an adventure in itself, providing a unique perspective on Costa Rica’s natural beauty. The perfect adventure for our outdoor lovers!

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2. Arenal Rainforest Sky Tram

If you are chasing an equally relaxing and exhilarating experience, hop on the Arenal Rainforest Sky Tram. As you ascend through the treetops, enjoy panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano and the surrounding landscape. This leisurely tram ride sets the stage for the awe-inspiring adventures awaiting you in Costa Rica.


3. Eco Termales Hot Springs

This is one for the wellness lovers! After a day of exploration, unwind at the Eco Termales Hot Springs. Nestled amid lush greenery, these natural hot springs provide the perfect setting for relaxation. Let the warm waters soothe your muscles while you bask in the tranquility of the rainforest surroundings – quite literally one of the best ways to unwind.


4. Arenal Volcano National Park

No trip to Arenal is complete without a visit to Arenal Volcano National Park. Hike through the diverse landscapes, from volcanic craters to dense forests and witness the raw power of nature. The backdrop of the towering volcano adds a touch of drama to this adventure, making it a must-do for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike.


5. Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Embark on a hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park, where the Rio Celeste waterfall awaits. The ethereal blue waters of this river are a sight to behold, and the challenging trek through the lush rainforest adds an element of excitement. This off-the-beaten-path adventure promises a truly immersive experience in Costa Rica’s natural wonders.

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6. Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary in Nosara

Connect with Costa Rica’s wildlife at the Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary. From playful monkeys to colourful birds, this sanctuary offers a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the country’s diverse wildlife. It’s a perfect blend of adventure and conservation, adding a touch of education to your Costa Rican escapade. Plus, you’ll get to see the cutest animals – which is always the icing on top of the cake!


7. Playa Guiones – Surfing Paradise

For our ocean lovers, head to Playa Guiones. Known for its consistent waves, this beach is a haven for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time surfer, catching a wave at Playa Guiones is an exhilarating experience that embodies the spirit of a Costa Rican adventure.


8. ATV Tour on Mountain Jungle Trails

Rev up your adrenaline with an ATV tour through the mountain jungle trails. Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate the rugged terrain, exploring hidden gems and panoramic viewpoints. This off-road escapade adds a dash of excitement to your Costa Rican adventure holiday. Check out the top Costa Rica ATV tours here!


9. Horseback Riding on the Beach at Sunset

Indulge in the romance of Costa Rica with a horseback ride on the beach during the sunset. As the sky paints a canvas of vibrant colours, meander along the shoreline and feel the connection with nature. It’s an adventure that combines the thrill of horseback riding with the serenity of a breathtaking sunset.


10. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Round off your Costa Rican adventure with a visit to the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. Experience the magic of nature as you witness sea turtles nesting along the beach. This awe-inspiring spectacle is a testament to Costa Rica’s commitment to preserving its rich biodiversity.


Ready for your Costa Rican adventure?

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with our yoga retreat in Arenal and Nosara, set against the backdrop of these thrilling activities. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, adventure, and wellness that Costa Rica has to offer. Join us for a transformative experience, where adventure meets relaxation in the heart of this tropical paradise. Check out our upcoming Costa Rica retreats here.