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Our most recommended Guanacaste Bus & Minivan Tours

  • La Fortuna Town: Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park Tour

    1. La Fortuna Town: Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park Tour

    Following your pickup from your hotel in La Fortuna Downtown, you will venture to the heart of the Tenorio Volcano. Once having arrived there, you will discover the mystery of the minerals that produce the reaction that causes the river to turn a marvelous light-blue color. You will explore right where the Buena Vista River and Roble River merge, with both rivers originating from the volcano. The colors of these rivers is caused by the different concentrations of minerals. The natural chemicals mix and cause a reaction between the sulfur from the volcano and calcium carbonate from the rain, creating one of the most beautiful attractions in Costa Rica. Later on in your tour, you will be taken to a breathtaking waterfall called the “Bride’s Veil”, which is the highlight of your adventure. You will then be taken to the Tenorio Volcano viewpoint, thermos mineral hot springs, and volcanic m...

  • Tamarindo: Boat Safari at Las Baulas National Park

    2. Tamarindo: Boat Safari at Las Baulas National Park

    Embark on an adventure and experience the mangrove swamps and bays protected by Marino Las Baulas National Parl. Spend your afternoon exploring on a boat trip.  See frigate birds, brown footed boobies, pelicans, and other waterbirds that are the main attraction. Witness also monkeys, but as conservation takes hold, it is becoming easier to spot ocelots, crocodiles, and anteaters. Find big iguanas and different species of wading birds, amidst the mangroves, orchids, and trees lining the river. Experience Las Baulas that includes in its habitats beach, coral reef, and mangrove, with wildlife from green marine iguanas, bottle-nosed and common dolphins, leatherback sea turtles, sponges, anemones, lobsters, trunkfish, frigate birds, brown footed boobies, to pelicans.  Sail up the waters of Las Baulas National Park, in a 2-hour tour, where you'll be able to watch crocodiles sunning on the b...

  • Guanacaste: 5-Hour Rainforest Canopy Zipline Tour

    3. Guanacaste: 5-Hour Rainforest Canopy Zipline Tour

    Enjoy a thrilling half-day adventure with a rainforest canopy zipline tour in Guanacaste. Depart from your hotel, and after a short drive, arrive in the tropical dry forest where you will be surrounded by high trees and pristine nature. Once there, take a short hike to the first platform, where your tour guide will get you ready for the ride of your life. Then get ready to start zipping through the trees and flying down the suspended cables. During the tour you will also come across a walking bridge between 2 platforms. If you are lucky, even the howler monkeys will be your company during a part of these canopy travels.

    Awesome tour, 11 zip lines total. We were a group of 4 and got thru all of them quickly which was perfect. They picked us up from our hotel lobby and dropped us off after. Tons of fun !

  • Arenal Lake: Kayaking and Bird Watching Experience

    4. Arenal Lake: Kayaking and Bird Watching Experience

    Your Arenal Lake tour starts with a 25-minute drive from your hotel. Throughout the drive, your guide will provide you with a brief idea of the logistics of the tour. Before you start kayaking on the lake, your guide will give you a safety orientation talk and will teach you how to maneuver the kayaks. You will then begin your 2-hour journey kayaking on the lake. Stopping for a snack of fresh local fruit after paddling for 1.5-hours. Experience the inspiring beauty and tranquility as you glide across the mystic waters of the Arenal Lake, Costa Rica’s largest and most breathtaking lake. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the powerful Arenal Volcano. Paddling these calm waters will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife that surrounds the lake such as monkeys, iguanas and a large number of tropical birds. The beauty and energy of this amazing Arenal Volcano will truly penetra...

  • Tamarindo: ATV Quad Bike Adventure Tour

    5. Tamarindo: ATV Quad Bike Adventure Tour

    Start the tour with a pickup head to the location. Receive safety instructions upon arrival and follow the tour guide through pastures and rivers, up mountains with breath-taking views of the valley, pristine beaches, the Pacific Ocean, and take in the natural beauty and wildlife. Enjoy 3 gorgeous beaches and maybe make a quick stop to take it all in and make incredible photos. See howler monkeys, iguanas, and other exotic animals of the tropical dry forest, natural to the environment you will be visiting. Improve your experience and choose the option that includes a snorkeling activity at Playa Conchal before heading back to the hotel.

  • Tamarindo: Canyon de La Vieja 1-Day Adventure Pass

    6. Tamarindo: Canyon de La Vieja 1-Day Adventure Pass

    Discover all the fun outdoor activities available at Canyon de la Vieja Adventure Lodge with a 1-day adventure pass. Try out many different adventurous activities as well as relaxing mud baths. Enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities all in the company of specialized guides who will be with you at all times:  Tubing - Float comfortably in an inner tube through the waters of the beautiful Colorado River on a 2.5 km long journey White water rafting - Using an inflatable boat called "Doki", enjoy the journey with categories class 2 and 3 rapids (depending on the weather conditions); the trip is about 3 km long, and it takes approximately 1:10 hour Zipline - Travel from one end of the Colorado River Canyon to the other, with a total of 9 cables and 17 platforms, offers to you an impressive view of nature below; cables that vary in le...

  • Río Celeste National Park Hike

    7. Río Celeste National Park Hike

    Once we arrive to the Río Celeste National Park, you may use the facilities to get ready and look at the information booth provided by the Río Celeste National Park. We will then begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. The hike is approximately 3-miles long and considered intermediate. You and your naturalist guide go at your own pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. We then arrive to "Los Teñíderos" where two rivers come together to form the celestial, turquoise blue water color that gives the waterfall its name "Celeste." We'll return, walking back through the Rio Celeste National Park to the "Ollas" -- or mud baths -- and take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs. For the grand finale, we then walk-on further to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall - the perfect place...

  • Only in Santa Rosa

    8. Only in Santa Rosa

    On this tour you will discover Santa Rosa National Park, the last extension of the California Dessert and the last protected Dry Forest on earth. The tour will visit La Casona, a place full of culture and history. It was here that the first war against the invasion of William Walker took place. If you want to learn about the culture and history of Costa Rica and Guanacaste, this tour is the perfect choice. You will also visit Liberia, known as the white city, built in the last century. Your tour guide will show you all the most interesting aspects of the city. You will stop at different gift and souvenir shops along the way and you can also purchase the best coffee in town to take back home.

  • Guanacaste Full-Day Jungle Boat Cruise and Coffee Tour

    9. Guanacaste Full-Day Jungle Boat Cruise and Coffee Tour

    For wildlife travelers, Costa Rica is a veritable playground and this 8-hour scenic tour lets you play in one of the country’s great landscapes. Escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life and explore lands that provide shelter to a vast array of wildlife. Part of the Palo Verde National Park, encompassing one of the most important wetlands of Central America, throughout the year the rivers, mangroves, and marshland see resident and migrant water birds join white-tailed deer, coyotes, white-nosed coatis, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, and more. As you cruise, look out for iguanas and crocodiles. Your will see hundreds of birds take flights or rest in trees as you float slowly along the Tempisque River. After lunch, visit the Beneficio Matambú home of Diriá Coffee, and learn the different processes of coffee production, from the bean to the cup, as well as what happens to the...

    Driver was an excellent driver. Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Tour was great on nice boat which felt safe near alligators. Driver and guide constantly alert for animals. We saw alligators, shore birds, very active moneys and iquanas

  • Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

    10. Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

    Embark on an adventure and discover sloths, beautiful waterfalls, and a true bluewater river. Start off with a hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park and discover the rainforest in a 2 hour easy to moderate hike.  Marvel at the Celeste River, one of the most popular rivers in Costa Rica, well known around the world by its particular natural color from light blue to turquoise.  In addition to the stunning beauty of the water, the river also has several thermal hot springs and boiling mud pots. Plumes of volcanic gases are expelled and in some places give the appearance of boiling water. Visit a 98-foot waterfall and take in the stunning atmosphere.  After your swim, a small hike leads you to the place where sloths are at a very low height in their natural environment, as well as toucans and red-eyed leaf frogs.  Enjoy a country-style Costa Rican lunch with salad, rice, beans, and ...

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What people are saying about Guanacaste

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

The hospitality, punctuality of nacho have been 10 and the tour guide David, is a professional like the glass of a peak. They have both cared at all times that we were comfortable. They have given us fruit and drink at all times. What we value the most is the punctuality of the excursion and all the didactic explanation of the area we visit. Thank you very much to both!!! We would repeat at 200% Pura vida !!!

Ignacio is the nicest guide you could imagine, he takes his time to answer every question. He is very friendly and caring. We got snacks, drinks and fresh fruit. The trip was amazing, nature and animals were mesmerizing! Big big recommendation!

Awesome tour, 11 zip lines total. We were a group of 4 and got thru all of them quickly which was perfect. They picked us up from our hotel lobby and dropped us off after. Tons of fun !

It was a very exciting and informative tour that we really enjoyed !! We would definitely recommend it!

Excellent and the guide a beautiful person, very attentive.