The best extreme activities in Costa Rica

Surfers on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, ©sweetviscape/Flickr

Surfers on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, ©sweetviscape/Flickr

Costa Rica is well known for its wide range of activities offering for their tourists. It is a perfect holiday resort for those who love adrenalin and to spend their holiday not just relaxing in a pool of a hotel but doing extreme activities. Everyone can find the ways of pleasure for themselves whether that means extreme water sports, such as rafting, surfing, windsurfing or hiking up to the hills.

Thanks to its beautiful climate and geography, Costa Rica is a tourist’s paradise and a perfect place for all types of adventures and extreme activities.

Enjoy Canopy Zip line Tours

In the past decade Canopy tours became very popular in Costa Rica, you can choose from nearly 50 locations around whether you prefer a zip-line tour or just a naturalist educational trip. Those who love adrenalin must try soaring across 25 zip line cables and over 11 waterfalls at Adventure Park Costa Rica.

Costa Rica canopy, ©ReservasdeCoches.com/Flickr

Costa Rican canopy, ©ReservasdeCoches.com/Flickr

Zip line tour is one of the best extreme sports in Costa Rica. The country is well known for its zip line tours and gives a unique experience as you travel not only high above the rainforest floor, but also over gushing waterfalls and a hanging bridge, upping the thrill factor.

“Fly” with the wind – Windsurfing

The shallow, warm waters provide ideal conditions for windsurfers. The stronger winds are unusually stable, which is part of the area’s appeal. It’s not unusual to windsurf with one sail size all day. Inland, Lake Arenal has constantly balmy water average wind speeds of 24 mph, and an exquisite setting for windsurfers. Lessons are available if you’ve always wanted to try it, the experts should enjoy this popular extreme activity in Costa Rica

Windsurfing, ©alastc/Flickr

Windsurfing, ©alastc/Flickr

Whitewater Rafting

As you might suspect in a country covered in rain forest that rises from one ocean to 12,000 feet and drops back to sea level in the space of 70 miles, whitewater abounds in Costa Rica. Trips cater to all ability levels and interests. Experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River! The scenery while rafting is simply unique. This one-day adventure battling class III and IV rapids is an unforgettable Costa Rican experience not to be missed.

Whitewater Rafting in Costa Rica, ©David Berkowitz/Flickr

Whitewater Rafting in Costa Rica, ©David Berkowitz/Flickr

Feel the waves! – Beaches and Surfing

Sunning, swimming, surfing, sailing, scuba, snorkeling, and that’s just the S’s. Beach lovers might think that Christopher Columbus had them in mind when he dubbed this the land of the “Rich Coast”. Surfing is one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica, and also scuba diving, sailing or snorkeling.

Surfers on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, ©sweetviscape/Flickr

Surfers on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, ©sweetviscape/Flickr

Hiking

This catchall category covers everything from a walk on a paved path to multi-night treks up the bed of a river to prime jaguar country. Most visitors to Costa Rica spend at least some time hiking through the rain and cloud forests or along the beaches. If you want a really pleasant but not overly challenging day hike visit Lankester Gardens. Another beautiful place for hiking is Rincón de la Vieja National Park which has a number of beautiful trails through a variety of ecosystems and natural wonders.

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