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Our most recommended Jaco Safaris & Wildlife Activities

Costa Rica: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

1. Costa Rica: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

Experience the forest as never before at Rainforest Adventures in Jacó, Costa Rica. The aerial tram ride lasts one hour and twenty minutes of pure magic. Discover the real beauty of amazing Atlantic rainforest with an expert bilingual guide. The Aerial Tram has 18 gondolas that allow a maximum for 9 passengers including one bilingual (English/Spanish) naturalist guide. Upon advanced request there can be guide assistance in other languages as well. Explore all the different layers of the rainforest, from the floor to the treetops. The canopy is home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna. Eager to find light and space, many plants have colonized the treetops, turning them into small, independently functioning ecosystems.

Jaco Beach: Extreme Waterfall Canyoning with Lunch

2. Jaco Beach: Extreme Waterfall Canyoning with Lunch

Your adventure kicks off with a 15-minute tractor ride for the extreme canyoning portion of your adventure. Discover the Central Pacific transitional rainforest and admire its flora and fauna along the way. Upon arrival to the first platform, receive all the necessary safety instructions and start with the 250 feet auto guided rappel descent. The second descent is a rappel down the face of a 70 feet waterfall, shortly after you will descend the biggest waterfall, an amazing 150 feet rappel. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try the 15 feet cannonball jump into a natural pool. Alternatively, you can take a guided zip line to the bottom. From there you can descent natural slides and waterfall avalanches. Finally, savor a delicious buffet lunch in the afternoon.

From Jaco: Full-Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

3. From Jaco: Full-Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

This park is the most famous in the country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens, and also because Forbes ranked it in the top 10 most beautiful parks in the world. The park alone offers 3 unique hiking trails that differ in level from smooth and flat to quite sharp and steep. On this tour, the best nature guides will be with you, and will help you understand the environment. The track you’ll take is actually smooth and charming and circles in the park making your walk around 2 miles long. Through the walk, your guide will describe the several species you’ll see, and you’ll be able to take beautiful pictures or simply enjoy the scene. Among the best parts of this excursion is that the Manuel Antonio National Park hosts 3 of the 4 current monkey species of Costa Rica. On this hike, enjoy a relaxing break at the 3rd beach situated on the southern part of the national park. You’ll have around twenty minutes to relax on the beach or in the calm waters of the bahía. During the hike, it is possible to see birds, reptiles and sloths, as well as plants and insects such as orchids and butterflies. Your guides will use Pentax and Swarovski telescopes that you can use to view wildlife and take photos under an alternative point of view. After concluding the tour, transportation back to your lodging will be provided.

From Jaco: Savegre White Water Rafting

4. From Jaco: Savegre White Water Rafting

Experience picturesque views of palm plantations, little villages, creeks and tropical vegetation on your drive to the rafting site. Your guide will gladly let you know everything about the things you observe on the way. Occasional stops will be made for bathroom breaks as well as to take photographs. Arrive on site, receive safety instructions and a chance to practice prior to getting into the river. The rafts are built for 6 passengers, and safety guides will travel along with you in kayaks in case you need any assistance. The Savegre River can easy get to class III, and many turns will make it an exciting trip. Tame the rapids for approximately 2.5 hours and take some occasional stops to relax and appreciate some of the stunning flora and fauna along the way. Towards the end of the tour, the river waters become calm and easy, making it possible to take a closer look at the birds and at the vibrant vegetation. Finally return to the starting point in about 30 minutes, where you can change clothes and enjoy a delightful homemade meal. After this, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

5. Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

Tour the best locations of the Arenal Volcano area and learn about the nature of this unique destination. Swim in La Fortuna Waterfall, hike over lava trails, visit a look-out point to get the best views of the volcano on clear days, and soak in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano. Take the scenic route to the Arenal Volcano area and visit La Fortuna Waterfall, the most iconic of Costa Rica. Swim in its refreshing waters and admire the beautiful rainforest vegetation that surrounds this natural wonder, where wildlife can sometimes be observed. Stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located near the town of "La Fortuna." Then, prepare to take a hike over the lava trails from the volcano’s big eruption of 1,968. Take in the views at the volcano’s main look-out point and get the best views of this beautiful conic-shaped mountain on clear days. Arrive at “Paradise Hot Springs and Gardens” and relax for a couple of hours in the multiple hot spring pools surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, which also provide great views of the volcano on clear days. Finish this great adventurous day with a delicious dinner on the route back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Jaco

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Everything was perfect on this rafting trip! The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and also very friendly and professional. We were picked up right on time, and our rafting guide Marco was great with my whole family. We were a bit lucky as we did this trip late in the dry season, but it rained in the mountains the day before, so we had some fun rapids and fast water on our trip.

This was an incredible experience. The guides were great — very reassuring and professional and we felt like we were in good hands the entire time. That being said, this experience is definitely not for those with a fear of heights or who don’t trust themselves physically.

It was a very nice experience! We got to see lots of sloths and monkeys. Our guide, Carla, even took pictures for us through her binoculars. She was excellent.

Our guide spoke impeccable English with a few French sentences ... a lot of knowledge. A visit in harmony with nature. The dinner was excellent.

Sylvia, our guide, was fabulous! She was incredibly knowledgeable and adapted our tour to our interests.