If you are like a lot of travelers, myself included, you generally tend to plan where you are going on a trip. But leave the “what will I do” part until you get there!
There are a lot of Costa Rica one day tours and activities for all of the most visited areas of the country.
Just to tickle your travel imagination, I’ll mention here the best Costa Rica one day tours and activities in my personal opinion.
- Manuel Antonio
You can’t visit Manuel Antonio without exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park. This is the jewel of the Pacific Coast that is home to one of the top beaches in the world. It is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica but it is the most visited due to its varied fauna.
There is much to do in Monteverde’s cloud forest, from hiking in the reserves to bird watching. Two very notable one day tour activities are: the Sloth Sanctuary, and the Twilight Tour. In the first one you can learn about two-toed and three-toed sloths. The Twilight Tour, is basically a night hike starting at sunset to see the forest’s nocturnal life.
- Marino Ballena National Park
In Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone lies the extraordinary Marino Ballena National Park. The park has the shape of a whale’s tail. A great tour is to go by sea kayak to Ballena Island. Once there you can check out the rich marine life, while snorkeling and explore the island’s numerous caves.
- Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park
One of the best Costa Rica one day tours and activities is located in Jacó, in the central Pacific. If you are considering experiencing the excitement of flying through spectacular natural surroundings Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park is the right option for you! The park also offers the ATV and the Horseback riding Tours!
The park offers one of the best nature and adventure one day tours of the area. It offers a full day activity, which includes a 2 hour Zip Line Tour. Then you will be able to choose one of the following activities: 2 hour ATV Tour in the rainforest or a Horseback Riding Tour to the waterfalls.