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Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

1. Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Sail along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on a 4.5-hour sunset cruise, passing Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink in your hand as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and enjoy a swim. Snorkel in the bay or take a walk down a deserted white sand beach. While you’re enjoying the sun, sand and sea, the crew will prepare a lunch of chicken or pasta salad, fruit, chips, pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As the sun sets, you’ll see the ever-changing colors of the sky, while enjoying your favorite drink from the boat’s open bar. Capture the moment to show your family and friends the wonders of a Costa Rican sunset.

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

2. 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.

Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

3. Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

From Jaco Beach, we will head to the Las Terrazas takeoff just 10 minutes from downtown Jaco. On this aerial paragliding tour, you will fly over the highest peak of Jaco Bay. Being a secondary rainforest, with trees over 300 years old, you will be able to enjoy this breathtaking scenery at 1,500 feet (and try to go higher). You will be able to see Hermosa beach, Herradura beach and of course Jaco beach. On this aerial tour, we only use mother earth to go up in the air and feel the silence as we climb in the thermals flying along with many other species of wildlife. The mid-pacific coast of Costa Rica, the tropical forests below the views, and the calm you will feel in the air will make this tour an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. This is the best flying site in Jaco (and one of the best in all of Costa Rica, if not the best) as the flying conditions allow us to climb higher and faster than the other sites. It is also the closest to the beach.

From Papagayo: Hotel Transfer to Liberia Airport

4. From Papagayo: Hotel Transfer to Liberia Airport

We hope you had a great time in Costa Rica. After you check out of your hotel, our staff will transfer you to the Liberia Airport to take your flight home. The starting time depends on your hotel and your flight departure time. Usually, you have to be at the airport at least 2 hours before. The time and duration of your trip depend on the location of your hotel. Our vehicles are a late model and have air conditioning. Some of the hotels included are Andaz Papagayo, Mangroove Hotel, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo, Riu Guanacaste & Riu Palace, Bosque del Mar, Planet Hollywood, etc. If your hotel is not listed, please check before booking.

Jetski: Water adventure on the beach

5. Jetski: Water adventure on the beach

You can enjoy the rental of our jetski equipment to enjoy on the beach where you can spend a pleasant moment, get ready to receive the sun and feel the adrenaline. enjoy this activity as a couple, with friends or alone you can have fun and have the best day of your life. 1 (one) hour jetski rental, where you can get into the wonderful waters of the pacific ocean in Guanacaste, enjoy beautiful landscapes and lots of fun. We provide you with the necessary protective equipment to perform this activity, where your safety comes first, activity for the whole family where you can explore marine life, beautiful beach and great sunset depending on the time you rent your jetski.

Jaco Beach: Surfing in Costa Rica - All levels and Ages

6. Jaco Beach: Surfing in Costa Rica - All levels and Ages

We introduce Jaco as the “de facto capital of Costa Rican surfing”. The Jaco surf is certainly some of the most reliable and versatile in the country. We get endless swells throughout the season and offers myriad peaks for all levels. However, there’s a tendency to get messy when its big and you can be left wanting for the peeling sandbanks that Costa Rica is known for. Jaco surf also includes Playa Hermosa. Just to the south, that’s a advanced rider’s dream. It’s an officially designated World Surf Reserve and has beautifully hollow right wedges that fire up whenever there’s a SW swell on the way. Jaco is one of the first resorts that feels the full exposure to the Pacific Ocean on the Costa Rican coastline that extends southwards out of the swell shadow of the Nicoya Peninsula. it’s on the main 34 coast highway, sat west and south of San Jose. You can usually get in from the capital in about 1.5 hours.

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This tour was muy fantástico. We ended up having our own shuttle for our group from Jaco to la fortuna and back. Alex, our guide, was very knowledgable about costa rica and an excellent wildlife spotter, enabling us to see coatis, slothes, toucans, leaf cutter ants, and spider monkeys. Most of these we would have never seen on our own! This was so valuable in itself. Both meals were absolutely delicious and pretty much ready on arrival to the restaurant, keeping our day moving swiftly and leaving more time at each location. Each location was well worth our time, and deserving of more, but for a day trip, was just right. I would highly recommend this tour.

Great tour guide! Amazing storytelling and super knowledgable about Costa Rican history/economics. Waterfall is beautiful! Rainy season is may-Nov, so it's a chance the clouds may cover the volcano. It did at first, however, it poked out for a second after leaving the hot springs (WHICH IS HEAVENLY!!!!), and hopped out for the view and some pics!! We felt safe with our tour guide. Lunch meal was GREAT! dinner was ok. Overall great experience!

Best $150 I’ve ever spent. It was a long tour, with drinks and food included. You could drink as much as you wanted, and guides made sure you always had a cold drink. They took us to a beach to snorkel and swim for 1.5hrs….so plenty of time to enjoy the view and the clear blue water. Thank you for everything!! You guys were more than awesome

We had a wonderful time! The crew was very friendly and helpful! They were there to get you a drink as soon as you ran out. The catamaran was very nice and had 2 netted areas in the front for additional seating. The views, swimming and the meal were all excellent! It was a great way to celebrate my husband and daughter's birthday!

Alex, our tour guide, was amazing! We could not ask for a better tour guide. He let us know so many beautiful details and facts about all the areas we visited. Nothing felt rushed and we got to spend a good amount of time at each location. I do wish we could have added a breakfast option but other than that our trip was amazing!