The best tours in Costa Rica

Cocos Island, photo by anja_jonhson

Costa Rica is a paradise for indie travelers, but going off on your own to a foreign country whose culture and language might be completely unfamiliar to you can be a very serious decision. Traveling independently with some friends or family, or even better, traveling solo, can be a great way to learn things about yourself and the world surrounding you, but getting used to doing everything on your own can be challenging. Tours are a good compromise – you choose your destination, sign up for a tour, and you can rest assured that you will find out all the important things about the attraction of your choice, but there will be someone to guide you, make arrangements for you, and you get the chance to interact with other people and enjoy the scenery. So here are some of the best tours in Costa Rica for curious travelers.

Arenal Volcano Hike and Hot Springs

Not visit to Costa Rica is complete without a visit the Arenal Volcano, one of the most famous natural landmarks in the country. The volcano itself and the national park surrounding are absolutely breathtaking, with tons of activities to do: zip-lining, hiking, rafting, soaking in hot springs. But before trying some more extreme experiences, how about getting to know the region first? Arenal Volcano Hike and Hot Springs will give you a good idea of what the park is about, as well as take you to one of the many amazing hot springs in the area.

Sky Trek Monteverde Canopy Tours

Monteverde, photo by manalahmadkhan on Flickr

A canopy tour is one of the essential Costa Rican travel experiences that offers you an exhilarating ride through one of the most precious natural treasures of the country, the cloud forests. The forests of Monteverde are legendary, seeing as they are one of the riches ecosystems on the planet, and still pristine and mostly untouched. A Sky Trek tour will give you the chance to soar above the forest on a zip line, as well as admire the scenery at a quieter pace on a Sky tram.

Costa Rica Coffee Tours

Costa Rican coffee is world famous, and even if you hate coffee, discovering the country’s coffee culture is definitely one of the best tours in Costa Rica that you could find – coffee is part of the culture, after all! Coffee tours will allow you to discover how plantations worked, what toll they took on workers, learn more about the coffee production process, and the way in which the coffee industry influenced Costa Rican society.

Isla del Coco Tours

photo by ReservasdeCoches.com on Flickr

Isla del Coco is one of the least accessible and most stunning places in Costa Rica – an uninhabited island with great nature, amazing beaches and some of the best scuba diving spots on the planet. There are many tour operators that can arrange a catamaran trip to the island, and you can dive into the underwater wonderland, or explore this exotic island.

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