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Water Sports in Costa Rica

Water Sports in Costa Rica

If you’re visiting a tropical country like Costa Rica, you simply must do water sports. 


It is very common to find surf instructors on the beaches in Costa Rica that are willing to teach you or rent boards for more experienced surfers for an affordable price but there are some water activities that you can give a try like Paddle Board, Kayak, Snorkel, SUP, Water Skis, Banana Boat, and many more!

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5 activities to do in water while being in Costa Rica:


1- Snorkeling and Sunset cruise in Hermosa Beach, Guanacaste.


You will get in a Catamaran in Hermosa Beach, you will be sailing and snorkeling with a chance to see dolphins, fish and turtles and then go back to the boat to watch the sunset close to an open bar. Pick and Drop Service can also be scheduled in the hotel. There are just 2 things to keep in mind before you go on this trip and they are that it is better not to bring children and if there is rough tide, the snorkeling part will be skipped. You can also do this kind of activity in Manuel Antonio.


2- Rating in the Pacuare River, Limon.


Let’s be clear: Pacuare River is beautiful. It is clean and has a lot of plants and animals to observe because it is in the middle of the tropical forest. Now imagine spending the day submerged in this scenery while going superfast. A guide will be present the whole time. Pick and Drop Service can be scheduled. Breakfast and lunch included.


3- Whitewater canoeing in Savegre River, Puntarenas.


Starting with a guided road trip in El Silencio and Santo Domingo rural towns, you will learn about local wildlife and go in fast kayaks through the Savegre River that includes a stop in a hidden waterfall. You can bring children who are 6 years older or more. Breakfast and lunch are included as well. Pick and Drop Service can also be scheduled in the hotel.


4- Zip line, horse ride and River tubing in Hacienda Guachipelin, Guanacaste.


Spend a whole day outdoors doing canopy, galloping in beautiful sights and tubing by the cause of a river, then you can relax in natural thermal waters, volcanic mud bath, finishing with included lunch. Pick and Drop Service can also be scheduled in the hotel. Keep in mind that this excursion is for people with high physical condition so it is not recommended for kids under 6 years old, pregnant women or people with medical conditions. 


5- Ecological tour and cruise through Tarcoles River, Puntarenas.


The adventure starts by getting in hanging bridges that are on tree height in a private biological reserve. Then you will be sailing through the Tarcoles River, home of a large pack of crocodiles and then you can purchase souvenirs and eat in a Spanish colonial replica town. You can be picked up in the Paseo de los Turistas (Puntarenas’ main street). This activity is suitable for babies but not for people on wheelchairs.


As you can see, there are a lot of water sports you can do in Costa Rica. Not only the ones are listed but many, many others, depending what part of the country you visit. Feel free to ask in touristic zones what can you do around the towns and you can be sure that there will be a lot of options. 


Karen Ebanks

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