Costa Rica Sports & Outdoors

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Costa Rica Sports & Outdoors

  • Zip Line

    I read this article in the LA Times travel section about zip lines and they listed some well known ones in the US and only one not in the US. The one in Selvatura Park is rather inexpensive with 17 lines! The only zip line in Costa Rica entirely in a cloud forest. It was so much fun! Read more on my Monteverde page! The park also offers other...

  • Pacuare River Class 3/4 Rapids

    White Water Rafint in Costa Rica was awesome. I've never done it before so I can't compare, but from I got, it was a great experience. It was definitely a really good workout but it was really fun and you kind of feel a sense of accomplishment when you are done. Guys: nothing you wouldn't already have with you, Swim Trunks and Teva'ish...

  • Surfing Lessons in Dominical

    If you spend few days at the beach, you may want to take some surfing lessons. The lessons are fun and cheap! I am not sure if you will be a good surfer at the end of the lessons, but at least you can get the basics you need from them :)

  • Los Suenos Big Game Fishing Sailfish...

    Los Suenos Costa Rica is the Sport Fishing Capital of Costa Rica. The most big game fish are caught in this region year round than any other part of Costa Rica. It is definately the place to travel for anyone that has trophy fishing in their sights.December through April are the peak months for cacthing huge Pacific Sailfish in big numbers, with...

  • Rent a scooter while in Arenal

    If you feel like renting a scooter and going for a ride, go ahead! Hotel La Pradera del Arenal has several scooters that you can rent by hour.

  • ATV Tours in Arenal

    Tourist companies also give you the option to book an ATV tour. We did not do this, but we saw few people riding them. Hotel La Pradera del Arenal has ATVs on site and you can rent them if you want to.

  • Biking in Arenal

    There are several tour companies in La Fortuna from where you can book a mountain biking tour. We did not do this, but we saw several tourists biking and enjoying the sites.

  • Great surfing & nightlife in Tamarindo

    All around Tamarindo is good surf. I particularly enjoyed the surfing in Langosta and Playa Negra. Best time to go is May before the rainy season.

  • Zip-lining in Costa Rica

    Zip-lining over the rain forest canopy is a unique experience and although it can be considered a "touristy thing" to do, I would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure.It is hard to describe my feelings as I left for the top of the mountain. I knew that I would have to go first, otherwise I was afraid I might lose my nerve about the...

  • surfing

    many spot for surfing in tamarindo - size of waves depend by the swell but almost you caqn surf every day.langosta: right handerplaya grande: tipical beach break - 15 minues by car from tamarindoplaya negra: reef break - 40 minutes from tamarindo rigth handerplaya aveillana: beach breack - 40 minutes from tamarindo - left and right hander surf...

  • Surfin'

    Surf is one of the reasons to visit Costa Rica, although its worth to go there even if you don't surf, like myself!In theory all the Pacific Coast is good for surfing, at least is more reliable. In the Caribbean side you have Puerto Viejo.I think all you need to know is in this website:

  • Rio Pacuare Rocks!

    Before my trip, I had heard great things about the incredible beauty of the Rio Pacuare. Although I had never been rafting before, I sought the advice of a work colleague, asking whether a novice like myself should raft on the Revantazon or Pacuare. His advice was: "Don't waste your time on the Revantazon--it's basically a float trip (i.e., not...

  • Canopy Tour

    Take breath, close your eyes... and jump over the rainforest!!! You don´t need special equipment. All the equipment needed is ready at the canopy installations.

  • Horseriding in Rincon la Vieja

    Costa Rica is a good country to practise all kinds of sports which have to be with nature.So, the Pacific beaches are a good place for surfers (specially northwest, in Nicoya region) and to dive. You can do rafting in some rivers (Reventazon,...), and the famous canopy. Although you can find canopy (a rope above the forest where you descend faster...

  • Soccer - the game fo the world

    In Costa Rica, every village has a soccer field.... and you can tell they're all soccer fans, since on Sunday, every place we walked into was watching the European League.Mind you - if you are a soccer fan, by going to Costa Rica you'll be able to follow it all.

  • Surfing - the claim to fame of Tamarindo...

    The plase to surf....anf of course, have a blast in the ocean.Gorgeous beach, a little too crowded for my taste, but definitely worth seeing.

  • Canopy Tours - Zip Line

    What a thrill to zip along countless lines through a rainforest!! There are many throughout the country - we did the one at Arenal Paraiso in La Fortuna, which had excellent views. Expect to pay $35-45 per person at most locations. Safety equipment and instruction provided.

  • Sportfishing for sailfish!

    Sailfish are not to be missed by any fisherman! The experience is incredible and remains one of my best memories in Costa Rica (even thought I came for the birds!!).These big and muscular fishes will give you the fight of your life, as they rush away and jumped many time on your line. They are amazing and beautiful to see, purple, dark brown and...

  • Jaco Beach.. Surfer Dudes and Dudesses

    If you are into surfing, you don't need this tip, but if you are a regular tourist to CR, you may notice as you are on your way to Manuel Antonio, a plethora of surfing shops. This coast is very popular with the surfers. It's a combo of waves and way of life. Plus, I guess, the ability to drive to the other coast if the waves are better in the same...

  • Costa Rica Rios Whitewater Rafting,...

    Costa Rica Rios runs full or half day rafting trips on the Pacuare River out of Turrialba. The group is owned by young Americans, one of which accompanied us on our full-day trip. All the staff were extremely friendly and energetic, and all spoke at least some English. The van ride to the start point was long, but enjoyable, as the owner answered...

  • The Best Beaches of Costa Rica

    I am an old surfer from California (been at it for over 35 years). I first went to the Northwest coast of Costa Rica (Tamarindo) to find some nice beaches and waves. The waves were nice but the beaches, for my money, left something to be desired.Finally found paradise on the Carribean coast down near the Panamanian border. White sand, clear water,...

  • Jump big tarpon, but watch out for...

    Some of the world's best fishing for tarpon and snook is on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The Rio Colorado, at the tip of the country's east coast, and a couple of other spots further south, all offer exciting fishing action.But be careful. The same waters that hold the tarpon also teem with mako and other shark species. A mako took a big bite...

  • Zip lines!

    There are many places in Costa Rica that offer Zip line tours of forests. I would definately advise people to try it out. I am a totally afraid of heights and after you get over your fear (if only a bit temporarily) it is totally cool! It also offers a different perspective on the landscape. Regulated by the Costa Rican government all zip line...

  • Sanchiri Lodge View

    We stopped here for breakfast the day we went rafting... What a wonderful view! So much of Costa Rica is like this - green hills that seem to go forever.

  • White water rafting on the Pacaure River

    This was the first time I'd ever rafted - so I wasn't sure what I was doing - but I got right up in the front! It was the most exciting thing I've ever done. Class 3 & 4 rapids! The scenery was magnificent. I think the Pacaure has been voted "Most Beautiful River" somewhere. The tour company - Rios Tropicales - was excellent. Bring some dry...

  • Surfing....

    If you like surfing the best places are on the west coast.we took a trip there and saw alot of people surfing.. Surf board, boogie board etc


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  • Surfing

    Great surf in Playa Giones and in Garza. Places are 3 hours south of Tamarindo (tourist trap) with comparable surf. 5-6 foot swells are common. Sonny Garcia has a surf school here. Bring your board or rent and take a class

  • alke Arenal

    windsurfing gorge like ramps extreme wind port tack air bring your own gear if you can stand the hassle or rent from two local places . both are on the west side of lake arenal across fomr one another. neither offer equipment insurance( but most of those charges anywhere these days are a scam)tico winds has the better gear.

  • Surfing at Tamarindo Beach

    The surfing at Tararindo Beach is very good. It is in fact supposed to be at times fantastic but while I was there the waves were fairly low. That said that makes this a great place to learn to surf which a lot of people were doing while I was there. In fact I observed a seven year old English girl who took up the sport like a natural. (I wonder if...

  • Zipline Tour is a real "highlight!!"

    Monteverde Cloud Forest Sky Trek Canopy Tour was a blast!! We took some rain gear and small waterproof cameras. Hiking boots are good. All of the helments, harnesses, gloves, safety lines and hardware are provided.

  • Horseback Riding

    All over Costa Rica you will have the oppertunity to go horesback riding. From Monteverde to Jaco Beach the horses are everywhere. You can get to see some really cool scenery and sunsets no matter where you are. If you like horseback riding Costa Rica is the place to go. Have long pants and sneekers or shoes.

  • Up for some awesome Zip Lining?

    Jungle Zip Lining is one of Costa Rica's most thrilling activities. The Adventura Canopy is the best zip lining in Costa Rica, located in Monteverde. What is zip lining you may ask? ...well zip lining is where you have the oppertunity to fly through the jungle as you are hookes with a pully on a cord through the treetops. There are guides to help...

  • Futbol

    Football is very popular in Costa Rica. I saw a few matches in Santa Elena at the school field. Its a lot of fun anf you really get involved with the culture. Kids screaming for their team, its fun! Go out and watch, or try and play in a Football match!

  • Surfing

    Consistent warm fun surf. Lots of variety, especially in the Playa Grande area. Lots of quality breaks within driving distance. Be careful, while very consistent, always a chance for lack of swell. A fish or some sort of hybrid should work best and for most swell conditions.

  • surfing!!!!

    the best spots in costa rica are Tamarindo,jaco and there are a lot more breaks on the pacific and they are less crowded!!The best spot on the carribean coast is Puerto Viejo the best place to buy a board is jaco and tamarindo...i bought a board for 100 dollars and sold it when i left!!It depends on the size of your board...if you wanna buy a...

  • Surf every day if you want!

    My first trip to Costa Rica was supposed to be for two weeks. It turned into 6 weeks and that wasn't enough. The 2 days that I didn't surf warm fun waves were the travel days that we didn't make it to our destination in time. That's the definition of consistent. On my last trip there was one day when the waves were only waist high and I went...

  • Costa Rican Bullfightin'

    If you ever have the chance to see Costa Rican Bullfightin' GO! Get this! One bull and about 150 in the bullring. Yeah, the bull runs mad around in circles chasing down everyone. Look Out! Lots of Adrenaline... gotta be sorta crazy to participate

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking down south by the Panama border off the Pacific Ocean. The water is clear and while kayaking it is great to see fish with your naked eye.I was impressed with the whole package. It was also great to see a couple folks training in synchronised kayaking while there!!I loved being here and kayaking every day!!


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