costa-rica-activities

Activities

From turtle watching to fishing to repelling through hundreds of feet of jungle, Costa Rica has much more to offer than dazzling atmosphere. Here you will find a wealth of warm weather activities - fishing, rafting, hiking, repelling through waterfalls and surfing. Out in the wilderness or experience Jacó’s night life, stay as active as you like or just relax and take it all in.

The rivers of this beautiful land offer an action packed day of white water rafting. Wild and scenic, you’ll find some of the finest rapids here. From subtle manageable waters for beginners to thrilling, churning waters for experienced rafters. Any class of river you could imagine can be found here at Costa Rica.

Warm year round surfing, on hundreds of miles of coast line. Our tropical waters provide you with some of the most exciting surfing found anywhere. These waters are know as one of the top five wind surfing spots in the world according to pros. Also, some of the best deep sea fishing in the world can be found along the Pacific coast near Jacó.

Here you’ll experience some of the best deep sea fishing, as well as blue water or inshore fishing. Common game fish include Sailfish, Marlin, Yellow-Fin Tuna, Grouper, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Roosterfish. Fertile blue waters supporting amazing underwater life awaits divers and snorkelers alike in the city of Jacó, Costa Rica.

Probably one of the most versatile means of locomotion is horse back. Here virtually everything is accessible to horse back riders, mountain bikers and hikers, with winding back roads, pastures and national parks. In the forests of Costa Rica you’ll witness exotic wildlife just as stunning as the underwater life. Over 200 mammal species have been recorded in Costa Rica including monkeys, three-toed sloths, kinkajous, and armadillos. Over 850 species of colorful birds have also been identified here, parrots, toucans, tangers and cotingas.

The 80 to 85 degree waters are perfect for another eco adventure common in Jacó - snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Plenty of reefs, caves, and rocks lie off the coast for exploring. Land isn't the only place for exotic wild life. The waters off Costa Rica's Pacific coast is home to extraordinary life such as manta rays, moray eels, turtles, dolphins, schools of smaller fish, even humpback whales. The volcanic rock provide an ideal refuge for the marine inhabitants in these local waters. With dive sites scattered all along the Pacific coastline the true meaning of "tropical diving" is only a short boat ride away.

Local attractions:

Adventure & Eco-Tourism:
www.manuelantoniopark.com
www.govisitcostarica.com
www.ahcostarica.com
www.arenal.net
www.arenal.net - hot springs

Beaches & Surfing:
www.costaricanet.net/jaco.html
www.costaricanet.net/quepos.html
www.wannasurf.com/spot/Central_America/Costa_Rica/
www.centralamerica.com/cr/surf/surfmap.htm

Fishing:
www.costaricadreams.com
www.costaricanet.net/captaintoms/
www.fishcostarica.com/index.html