Among the Top 10 Active Things to do are horseback riding on the beach, hiking in the rainforest, and swinging through the jungle on Costa Rica's famous canopy tour. Though there may be plenty of opportunities for relaxing and sunbathing mixed in, these Top 10 active things to do is for the folks that crave adventure above all else. Topping the list is a canopy tour, which is good for all levels of fitness and provides an exciting opportunity to get into intimate contact with the rainforest. Whitewater rafting on Costa Rica's roaring rivers is perfect for the adrenaline-thirsty traveler, and there are rapids for most all levels. Manzanillo and Cahuita are national parks allowing many active options along the Caribbean coast, like hiking, biking, snorkeling, and surfing. Number 10 on the list combines action and relaxation, hike around the Arenal volcano and then soak in bubbling natural hot springs.
The adventure experience of Costa Rica... read more
Cocles Beach is Puerto Viejo's most popular hang out for sun, sand and surf -just south of town... read more
Whitewater rafting in Costa Rica is a highly-ranked adventure... read more
The Poas Volcano is an monumental symbol of the powerful geothermal forces that formed Costa Rica, with hiking trails and bird watching around it... read more
Tarcoles, Costa Rica
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Horseback riding on the beach in Puerto Viejo...
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The "crown jewel" of Costa Rica's national parks, Corcovado has been called "the most biologically intense place on earth" by the National Geographic... read more