Costa Rica Adventures & Tours
The central Pacific region of Costa Rica is the world's hottest fishing destination. Sailfish, Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Dorado, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Roosterfish and Snook are plentiful and waiting to give you the challenge of a lifetime. Frequently, in the best part of the season, the run to blue water will include leaping sailfish, hundreds of dolphin, and occasionally a whale sighting. Let us set up a full day offshore charter for you and your family or group of friends. One taste of the Costa Rican fishing experience will keep you coming back again and again.
Costa Rica offers some of the finest white water rafting and river kayaking. An adrenaline filled adventure as well as scenic, the Pacuare, Naranjo and Savegre rivers near Manuel Antonio offer class III / IV / V rapids. Safety is a top priority and professional guides offer in-depth instruction before allowing guests to get on the river. Tours are offered in either a half day or full day format. It is recommended that children be over 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Bring shoes you don't mind getting wet, a towel, and some dry clothes, and last but not least, do not forget the camera.
Zip-line Canopy Tour
The zip-line canopy tour defines the word "exhilaration". It is a unique adventure that offers an exotic opportunity to soar through the rain forest high above the forest floor. "Zipping" down the lines in a style only Tarzan could match, experts lead you on an exciting adventure in the heart of the rainforest. See birds, monkeys, and beautiful views like you have never seen before. The tour includes transportation, breakfast or lunch, guides and all equipment. It is recommended that you take hiking boots or athletic shoes and bug repellant.
Cycle tours start from the moderate, mostly flat ride of 10km with a duration of 90 minutes to intermediate and advanced levels and to the expert ride of 27km. The expert ride consists of steep uphills and fast downhills, rocky trails, river crossings, and deep forest . This tour is available year round.
This is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Costa Rica's tropical waters. The tour operator is a professional PADI affiliated dive center providing a safe and high quality diving service. Whether you are a certified diver or this is your first time, the instructors and friendly dive crew are ready to show you the best of Costa Rica's underwater world. The colorful rock and reef formations are home to huge shoals of barracuda, jacks, and grunts. There are also numerous species of pelagic fish, turtles, groupers, snappers, angelfish, Moorish idols, trumpet fish and various types of eels and crustaceans. Other offers include guided dives and snorkeling trips, PADI dive courses, introductory resort courses, and Nitrox.
Live like the adventurer you are. Drive your own fully equipped ATV into the rugged mountains of Quepos, where your professional bilingual guides will lead you through rustic tropical settings, unpaved roads, giant African Palm Plantations, working cattle farms, and typical Costa Rican towns like Naranjito and Villanueva. Savor the adventure as you ride through muddy trails, crystal clear streams and winding mountain paths – all surrounded by Costa Rica's diverse tropical rainforest. Finally, reward yourself by indulging in breathtaking waterfalls where you can swim in refreshing crystalline waters. End your exotic journey with a delicious Tico-style meal. Relax and unwind in pure tranquility, watching lively birds swoop overhead, all the while viewing stunning mountain vistas and Costa Rica's unique tropical rainforest ecosystem.
Manuel Antonio National Park Tours
Manuel Antonio National Park was established in 1972 to preserve one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country's smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled. Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs amongst many other species which your bilingual professional guide will point out. The trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views.
Riverboat Mangrove Tour
Enjoy the fascinating guided tour on a boat through the canals of the estuary. Your guide will provide comprehensive information about the self-sustaining mangrove system and, no doubt point out the animals that co-exist there such as Caymans, bats, snakes, monkeys, sometimes a glimpse of the rare silky anteater, a 2 or 3 toed sloth (maintaining its image as one of the world laziest mammals) and numerous marine birds. The tour departure time will depend on tides and lasts approximately 4 hours.
Butterfly Botanical Gardens
This is the first butterfly garden and private nature reserve tour in the Manuel Antonio area. Here you will find more than 10 species of butterflies inside a uniquely designed atrium garden. Your guide will show you the host plants, and you will observe the four different stages of metamorphosis, (egg, larvae, chrysalis & adult butterfly), and perhaps witness the magical moment when a butterfly first opens its wings and takes flight! A must-see for nature lovers.
Horseback Riding in the Mountains
For a few hours, ride like John Wayne on a mountain adventure. The tour takes you on horseback through the protected virgin rainforest known as Cerro Nara. It's possible to see all sorts of tropical birds, plants and animals on the ride. There is a waterfall located on the private property of Brisas Del Nara in Quebrada Arroyo in the protected areas of Cerro Nara. The waterfall is 70 meters of pure sparkling water rushing down into the natural pool where you can refresh yourselves. The stables also offer horseriding down Manuel Antonio beach.
Costa Rica Sky Riders
Experience the thrill of flying low and slow on a unique open-cockpit and enjoy the pleasure of easing through the air like a bird. This is the only ultraflight service in the Quepos area which provides 20 to 60 minute standard sightseeing tours, as well as catering to the customer's wishes on a an hourly fixed rate. Services include a flight over Manuel Antonio National Park, the River Naranjo, Punta Serrucho, Puerto Escondido, Punta Catedral and include low altitude photography and video taping. Ultralights are not considered free flight aircraft. They use a small 2 or 4 cylinder engine. The pilots are fully bilingual, highly trained professionals with airline experience and they will inform you about every detail of the flight.
Learn to Surf in Manuel Antonio
Learn to surf like a pro. All surfboards and equipment are top of line and well-maintained for your fun and safety. Before getting into the water, bilingual instructors will discuss safety rules and demonstrate the first steps of surfing. When you are ready, an instructor will accompany you into the waves for you to try the real thing! Whether you are seven or seventy, beginner or experienced, traveling alone or in a group, your needs are readily accommodated. You can also organize an expedition to world-class surfing beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playa Del Rey and Dominical.
Jet Ski Tour
Sheer adrenaline! Mount a jet ski and take a unique, guided tour off the coast of Manuel Antonio. You will explore small island archipelagos and marine life, all while learning the history of the area at 35 to 40 miles per hour. As you ride through the water, your guide will allow you to take a break to swim in the ocean and snorkel on reefs around the islands and mainland. If you love speed and the thrill of being on the water, this is one tour you don't want to miss.
The Rainmaker Reserve is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica.. The Reserve is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Fila Chonta mountain range on Costa Rica's Pacific side and contains such international treasures as the previously presumed extinct Harlequin Toad. The Rainmaker Reserve is a privately-owned rainforest located in San Rafael Norte. The astonishing views of the coastline, mountain streams, and waterfalls, and the magnificence of its rainforest make the Rainmaker Reserve an essential destination for nature lovers.
The spice farm is located 10 miles east of Quepos and is situated on 179 acres of primary and secondary rainforest. Spices found on the farm range from vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, and allspice; as well as a variety of exotic fruits, essential oil plants, and medicinal plants. In an enjoyable 1½ hrs, you will experience all of the aromas of vanilla, spices, and essential oils. Observe the farms' sustainable practices such as composting, mulching, animal husbandry, permaculture, spice drying, and their unique aerated compost tea system for disease prevention and plant nutrition.
Take in the natural beauty of the Manuel Antonio Bay when you take off from the beach and glide high into the sky in a parasail. The stunning view from about 100 feet in the air will amaze you, as well as give you the best view of Costa Rica.
In House Massage and Treatments
We know you are here to relax. Our massage therapists will come to your villa to provide massage and beauty services.
Personal Chef Service
Manuel Antonio has the finest restaurants on the Pacific Coast, but nothing can beat the convenience and luxury of meals cooked in-house by your very own private chef. Services are very flexible. You can choose from 1 to 3 meals per day and discuss the menu and budget directly with your chef and his team. At least 1 week's advance notice is often required during our busy season.
Let us know, when requesting your reservation, if you would like more information any of these tours or Quepos fishing.