National Park Tours

By Krain Concierges, Costa Rica


Costa Rica is world-renowned for its volcanoes, beaches, and biodiversity. National parks make up an astonishing 25% of Costa Rica. Because the ecosystem is so diverse, each park is completely different. Visit a park to take in the country's famous flora and fauna. When visiting our national parks, there is an endless amount of fun and learning to be had. Each park offers its own special activities, such as hiking, boat tours, zip-lining, mud baths, and much more. You will be experiencing an authentic and preserved Costa Rica. These picture-perfect parks are the ideal adventure for families and anyone who loves the outdoors in a splendid tropical setting. 


 

Arenal Volcano Hot Springs Tour

Experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Rain Forest on this adventure-filled day trip. This destination is a must-see while visiting Costa Rica. You will discover the enormous and breathtaking Arenal volcano. Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the Western hemisphere. The first stop will be the Arenal Observatory Lodge where you will be able to explore miles of trails through the rainforest around the Arenal volcano and visit the Volcanic Activity Center. Also, your walk will take you by the vestiges of the historic 1968 eruption and – depending on the conditions – have the chance to see the volcano in action. You will also have an opportunity to see waterfalls and a large variety of bird and animal wildlife. Then you'll be offered lunch with a grand view of the volcano. You will visit the Eco Termales Hot Springs, with multiple pools and waterfalls to relax in and enjoy the warm mineral waters, where you will be rejuvenated and relaxed by the various naturally occurring salts and minerals in the water. This trip can also include a short shopping outing to La Fortuna for souvenirs if you would like.

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Borinquen Canopy & Hot Spring Experience

Enter enchanting forests. Listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls. Discover the legacies of ancient cultures and spot rare species of birds, lizards and mammals. Ride a horse into the hills and mountains, while observing the serene Costa Rican horizon that changes with the hours, magically capturing your attention and leading you on a fantastic daydream. Afterward, let the adrenaline rush through your body as you zoom above the treetops on over 1.5 km of canopy zip lines. After this exciting adventure, spend the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal pools and taking volcanic mud baths that surely will rejuvenate your body and state of mind.

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Buena Vista Volcano Eco-Adventure Day

Beautiful vistas await you at the Rincón de la Vieja volcano's premier lodge and eco-tourism destination. Zip-line over rivers and canyons carved out over lush forests. Ride horses around the craters of the volcanic range and experience the countryside like a real Guanacaste cowboy. Enjoy the famous Buena Vista waterslide, which is 1,275 feet of pure adrenaline, also set in the middle of the Costa Rican transitional forest. A large authentic Guanacaste buffet lunch awaits you for refueling and nourishment midway through the day. Then it's off to the natural volcanic hot springs where mud baths, natural steam rooms and large hot springs will be waiting to relieve the "stress" of the day.

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Cañon de la Vieja Adventure Day

Enjoy a full day of exciting adventure activities like white-water rafting, tubing, zip lining, rappelling, rock climbing, and horseback riding. For the “not-quite-so-adventurous” types in the group, they can skip these activities and simply enjoy the beautiful walking trails through this dry tropical forest. In Cañon de La Vieja, one can see the beautiful fauna and flora that exist only in this specific microclimate. The canopy zip lining tour consists of 9 lines and 14 observation platforms, for a total length of 1,106 meters. As part of the canopy tour, guests have the opportunity to rappel down and climb up a large rock face under the supervision of expert guides. When its time to cool off, the group will go white-water rafting, or tubing through 5 miles of Class II and Class III rapids.

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Cerro Pelado Hiking Challenge

This outdoor adventure to explore the mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica start by trekking  the hills of the Guanacaste range. Before reaching Cañas town, From there take the dirt road to the base of mountains. Once you park the car each person begins their own challenge  to reach the peak of Cerro Pelado. This hike starts walking through some rough terrain and up hill to a little forest area and right before the dryer plains and along small hills, but be patient and you will discover the unique and spectacular views once at the top.You will treasure this experience for the rest of your life. The majestic scenario provided by Nature is completely unforgetable. Catching the sunset to one side and off in the distance, the Tilarán wind turbines; and at your back, green hills and plains that extend for what seems like an eternity.From then on, everything is magic.

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Coffee Plantation & Macaw Haven

Your morning cup of coffee will have a new meaning after the Diriá Coffee Plantation tour! Enjoy a very personable tour with information about coffee growing, picking, and processing. At the end of the tour, guests receive a refreshing glass of iced coffee that will shame Starbucks! Guests can purchase coffee beans produced on site. After the coffee tour, guests will be taken to Punta Islita, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Here, the group will have a chance to relax among beautiful surroundings. Guests will then go to “Project Ara”, a haven for the Green and Scarlet Macaws that is governed by a wonderful organization helping to stabilize species. See these beautiful birds up close and personally! Guests end the day by viewing an amazing sunset at Carrillo Beach.

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Guachipelin Adventure Ranch

Adventure beckons at Hacienda Guachipelín, positioned at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Guachipelín Ranch and Spa is an eco-tourism hotel and a working horse and cattle ranch, celebrating the Guanacaste region’s cowboy heritage in the heart of the savanna. Guachipelín Ranch and Spa offers one of the most popular family tours currently available in Costa Rica. Natural hot springs, jungle forests, pristine waterfalls, and bubbling volcanic mud pools are just some of the many attractions you can enjoy during a stay with us at the Adventure Park in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel is the ideal place in Rincón de la Vieja for an active vacation. Adventurers will thrill to swinging like Tarzan on the many cables and rappel ropes of the Canyon Canopy Tour, or shooting the rapids of the Rio Negro River on a Tubing Adventure. Ride Costa Rican ranch horses to natural volcanic thermal hot springs or spectacular waterfall pools. Transform yourself on our “cowboy-for-a-day” tour. Have fun bird watching, hiking trails, and trekking to the active craters of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Beautiful views and a great location awaits at Guachipelín Ranch for the day and enjoy tubing, zip-lining, horseback riding, rappelling, hot springs, mud baths and a buffet lunch. One of the best zip line canopy tours available in Costa Rica —miles of incredible zip lines over rivers and canyons.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

Embark on an enchanted treetop walkway tour personally led by your guide. Walk along eight different bridges ranging in length from 150-510 ft. Enjoy more than 400 species of birds, such as the three-wattled bellbird, the bare-necked umbrella bird and the resplendent quetzal as you move through this majestic forest. After approximately 2 hours in the trees, descend to the forest floor and head to the Monteverde Butterfly Garden (or mariposario), that supports more than 20 butterfly species. You will also have the chance to see the Hummingbird Garden, a spectacular scene. You can also learn about the insects’ life cycle and adaptations in the Insect Exhibition.

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Palo Verde National Park River Tour

Palo Verde National Park is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the diversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife. Guests take a jungle river boat ride along the Tempisque River, where they can see white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, birds and many of the beautiful species of flora that Palo Verde Park has to offer. The white-faced capuchin monkeys are very curious and sometimes they get inside the boat for a closer encounter! After two hours on this “jungle cruise," guests can enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch.

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Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Enjoy a nature lover’s paradise, where you will view fascinating volcanic attractions like fumaroles, bubbling mud pots and boiling hot springs at the foothills of the active Rincón De La Vieja Volcano. Experience this wonderful scenery with tropical flowers, stunning trees and crystal clear streams while you hike for 2 hours through exciting trails looking at some of the most stunning geology in Costa Rica. You will also be able to see a large number of animals such as sloths, coatis, spider-monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, peccaries, deers, and around 260 bird species including toucans, curassows, bellbirds, parrots, hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, tanagers, motmots, eagles and many others. Lunch included.

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Rio Celeste & Cortés Waterfall

In the midst of the rainforest lies one of the most spectacular rivers of Costa Rica, Rio Celeste. On your way to this amazing place, lies yet another amazing place, the "Llanos de Cortés" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. Next, you'll visit “Los Teñideros,” where two streams of crystalline water merge into one; the mix between the minerals of the river and the minerals from the volcano create the famous celestial blue hue that gives the river its name. On your descent, you will discover the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall, whose color makes it a one-of-a-kind. This is definitely an experience you will never forget!Stop on the way back for a well deserved costarican lunch.

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Rio Perdido Eco-Challenge

Rio Perdido is located at the base of Miravalles Volcano, the first volcano in Costa Rica used to build a geothermal plant and produce electricity for the town, Rio Perdido is a hit in sustainability in the area of Guanacaste.  All the infrastructure,accomodations, roads and the activities are developing according to the ecosystem and geography of the place. This challenge starts, driving through the driest Guanacaste lowlands, later the off road through gorgeous landscapes and onto the Rio Perdido Canyon. Once you get there, start the multiple activities Rio Perdido has to offer. Start off with water tubing to refresh and next swicth  to a more adrenaline rush activity.Try flying on the treetops by carbon fiber zip lines, and rejoice by hearing the wildlife and the river sounds over the canyon at Rio Perdido. The landscape here offers you excellent bike paths. For approximately 20 km delight with the specialized trails and mountain paths throughout the dry lands at the Miravalles Volcano.The natural thermal river coming from the warm stones of the volcano provide a relaxing and soothing experience in the natural wilderness. The restaurant at Rio Perdido is one of the highlights of the place, the infrastructure, the view, surroundings, customer service and delicious food it's something that you can't miss in this trip. 

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Tamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Boat Tour

From big crocodiles to different kinds of birds, observe and learn about the variety of flora and fauna that lives within the Tamarindo mangrove and estuary. Also, learn about the mysterious trees that grow in the mangrove. The estuary separates Playa Tamarindo from Playa Grande, and is full of abundant wildlife.

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Tenorio River White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Tenorio River in Guanacaste. The rapids are class 3 and class 4 and provide you with a thrilling ride that will put even the biggest roller coasters to shame. Raft sizes vary and are adapted to group sizes. Safety is Priority #1 and all necessary equipment is provided. Even if you have never experienced white water before, you will remember your day of exhilarating fun as one of your best activities during your visit to Costa Rica. Located in Guanacaste, the Tenorio River is one of our favorite pastimes for white water rafting with waterfalls and exhilarating drops you will be sure to have an afternoon to remember.

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Vandara Paradise Combo Tour

Vandara is located north east of Liberia, surrounded by the tropical dryforest. This is the perfect place for those looking for rest and relaxation. There are a variety of pools with different temperatures at the hot springs area where you can relax and rejuvenate your body after a long day of activities, such as horseback riding, canopy zip lining and a waterslide. You will enjoy beautiful views and also admire a variety of birds and other types of wildlife, including monkeys and sloths. You will love this combo tour for sure!

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