Have you ever gone into a vacation with the intention of rest and rejuvenation?
And then you find yourself about to return to work still tired and not as refreshed as you had hoped?
To feel re-energized and restored we need to spend our vacation time doing things that help us reconnect with ourselves; things that make us feel really good, lift our spirits and help us feel grounded in our mind and body.
Something special and different such as flying as a bird attached to a cable into the rainforest of Costa Rica. Crossing rivers and muddy paths with an ATV. And finally taking a shore excursion and doing various activities in one day.
If you are taking a cruise to Costa Rica you will leave from Puntarenas, located in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
It is a very important pier where many cruise ships arrive every year. Puntarenas is a small city but with many beautiful attractions for the visitors. The pier is located right in front of the city with easy access to the most popular boulevards and streets.
Puntarenas offers several special shore excursions to the most important attractions. If you are looking for an adventure tour, one of the best shore excursions from Puntarenas Costa Rica is the combination of the zip line canopy tour and the choice between the Horseback riding tour to the waterfalls or the ATV jungle adventure in the rainforest.
I chose the option of the canopy tour with the ATV tour and when we docked at Puntarenas. A nice and friendly driver brought me to this amazing place called “Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park”. It’s located in Herradura, Jacó, only 45 minutes from Puntarenas. This park offers a full day activity that includes 2 adventures, transportation and a typical delicious Costa Rican lunch.
Along the way you will also enjoy some breathtaking views of the mountains and you will get to stop at the famous Tarcoles River. Here you can see and take photos of crocodiles in their natural environment. My zip line tour and my ATV tour were amazing!