This self-guided road trip is ideal for those who love adventure. Visit Costa Rica's highlights, from the famous Arenal Volcano to the misty cloud forests of Monteverde and powdery beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. Along the way, you'll fly over the treetops on a zip line tour, swim in waterfall lagoons, and spot wildlife on nature walks and snorkeling excursions.
Then there are the beaches. Another reason foreigners and locals alike flock here is to partake in some of the best snorkeling and kayaking in the country. The best vantage point in which to marvel at the coastline is from a two-person, open-seat ocean kayak. Guided kayak adventures begin near Pez Vela Marina in the town of Quepos, and wind along Manuel Antonio's unspoiled coastline. As for snorkeling, be sure to head to the beaches of Biesanz Bay, where you can go for a swim and enjoy a picnic on the sand. Then you can dive in the water and swim just offshore, where a long coral reef home to colorful marine life is waiting for you.
Itineraries with Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling at Manuel Antonio National Park
This quick getaway will let you experience the many sides of Costa Rica in just five days. After enjoying an evening in San José, you'll head to Manuel Antonio, a national park boasting some of Costa Rica's most famous white sand beaches and coastal jungles. Hike, kayak, and snorkel until your heart's content before heading home.
This romantic itinerary is ideal for adventurous couples with more than a week to spend. Together, you'll bask in Costa Rica's biodiversity, take a whitewater rafting trip down the Río Pacuare, and go on multiple day hikes. Relax on Pacific beaches, soak in natural hot springs, and check into some of the country's best luxury resorts throughout your memorable stay.
This fun weeklong itinerary highlights Costa Rica's amazing natural scenery through a thrilling series of adventurous activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, and more. Starting in the nation's capital, you'll make your way to rivers, jungles, waterfalls, and cone-shaped volcanoes, culminating on the Pacific coast with time to relax on Manuel Antonio's four white-sand beaches—each one accessed by hiking trail.