Jaco Costa Rica Adventure Tours, Best Activities

ATV Jungle and Waterfall Tours: The ultimate best is to do our 4 hr. tour and plan on getting wet and dirty. You will have the crazy opportunity to do a Tarzan swing over the jungle and some cliff jumping into the waterfall pool’s. You can then move on to a local bar in one of the small Villages and enjoy some beverages and ice cold beer. Be sure and either wear tennis shoe’s or a good quality sandal for your safety as well swimming trunk’s to go swimming. You will be riding in creek beds to mountain side trail’s.

Zip-line Canopy Tour: Our Zip-line and wildlife tour starts at the base of a large Mountain high above the Pacific Ocean and the Los Suenos Marina Resort a short 10 minute ride from Jaco. Here you will take a tractor ride to the top of the mountain and start out on the first of 14 cables and a wild crazy ride threw the jungle. You are required to have good sandals that strap on to your feet and if you carry a camera a good strap for it as well. Within the property, you may have the opportunity to view scarlet macaws, chestnut mandible toucans and white-face monkeys. You never know what you may run into.

White Water Rafting Costa Rica Style: We offer some of the top rafting experiences there is to offer in Central America. We have right here in our back yard class III, IV, V rapid’s The Savegre River, Naranjo, El Chorro three of the top rivers in Costa Rica. we will transport you to Quepos a short ride by van or bus and get you set ready to get wet. You will then travel deep into the rain forest for a half day adventure on one of the cleanest rivers
in Central America. We suggest a towel and even a clean dry change of cloth’s as for sure you will get wet more then once and do a little swimming along the way. Only water proof cameras and wet bags are recommended for this wild day.

Costa Rica Fishing: Fishing in Costa Rica can be quite exciting for both the novice as well as the experienced angler. A day on the water can be catching Giant Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish,Snapper or even a Yellow fin Tuna. We can assist in getting you on a boat for 4 or a boat for 15. You will then head out to Sea and try your luck at catching Billfish or what ever may come along. If your really lucky you will catch something to return with for the chef’s to cook up fresh for you that evening. Spending a day on the water with your buddy’s while on your Bachelor party can be a full day of excitement.

Jungle Crocodile Safari and Birdwatching

jungle crocodile safariJungle Crocodile Safari offers a tour specially designed for adventurers and bird watchers, yet safe for the whole family.

The adventure takes place on the Tárcoles River, one of four rivers flowing out into the Nicoya Peninsula, and home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild with individuals up to fifteen feet long.

In addition to the crocodiles, over fifty different kinds of birds can be seen on site, including the very rare scarlet macaw and a great variety of resident and migrant waterfowl. Iguanas and Jesus Cristo lizards are very common as well.

Jungle Crocodile Safari’s tour time is two hours. Our bilingual tourist guide offers expert orientation about the crocodiles and other associated wildlife.

On the way downstream, the boat heads along the Estero Guacalillo, a most awesome mangrove ecosystem that features four different species of mangrove trees. In addition to sightseeing, photography and videotaping are permited
Tourists receive a bottle of cold drinking water along with a brochure that shows all 56 bird species commonly sighted along the river.

Bijagual Waterfalls

bijagual waterfallPlummeting from cliffs deep in the jungle, the Bijagual waterfalls await to be discovered by explorers willing to take the challenge and extract its secrets.

Climbing the small range between Carara National Park and the protected zone of Turrubares, the road to Bijagual is a rewarding experience, filled with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal fishing villages, alternating with dramatic changes in vegetation.

After this scenic drive, visitors continue on horseback facilitating access to this magical place.

The Bijagual Rain forest adventure includes:

  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Plunge into pristine clear ponds
  • Fresh tropical fruits
  • Wildlife observation
  • Nature Exploration
  • Visitor Center
  • Experience bi-lingual guides
  • Observation deck

Manuel Antonio National Park

manuel antonioManuel Antonio (NP) contains several short trails, all of which are easily accessible and well maintained.

These trails provide the best opportunity in Costa Rica to see Howlers, White Faced and Squirrel Monkeys. The trails tend to follow the coastline, applying beautiful views and easy access to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful white sand beaches where you can bring your snorkeling equipment and enjoy the large quantities of tropical fish and the 19 different species of Coral Reefs.

The park includes 12 islands, which serve as sea bird sanctuaries. The pacific waters contain numerous dolphins and at times migrating whales are sighted. The parks flora and fauna are impressive with the dominant trees being the black locust, balsa, monkey comb, bastard cedar and may flower. Some 109 species of mammals, including two-toed sloth, raccoons, coatis and 184 species of birds have been spotted in the park.

Canopy Tour

Canopy TourThe Adventure starts on a 10 minutes ride on our specially designed tractor.

After we arrive to the top of the mountain we return on the zip lines which include 15 platforms, 14 cables with a total distance in cables of 3.5 kilometers, including the longest cable in this area: 2400 ft.

This adventure can be enjoyed with our 100% bilingual guides, which are certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (I.C.T.)

Tour Everyday

The Canopy Operates daily from 8a.m. to 5p.m.

We run 4 Tours per day 8:00a.m. / 10:00a.m. 1:00p.m. / 3:00p.m.

This adventure can be enjoyed with our 100% bilingual guides, which are certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (I.C.T.)

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs

arenal volcanoArenal lay dormant until July 29 in 1968, when an earthquake shook the area, and 12 hours later Arenal blew.

If you have never seen an active Volcano; Arenal makes for a spectacular first.

This 1633m Volcano rises majestically out of the lush pastures and forest on the eastern end of Lake Arenal.

Intermittent explosions draw people by day and night, although night is the best time to observe red-hot molten lava enveloping the top of the cone.

Even when overcast, the rumblings, venting and molten lava glowing through the clouds offers a very special experience.

Also enjoy the hot springs where you also may view the volcano.

A.T.V Tour

ATV TourThis ATV tour is the perfect quick getaway from San Jose.

With your professional, bilingual guides, drive you through the tropical dry forest, pass through beautiful streams lots of wildlife and also enjoy the cool waters of the waterfall we visit.

Experience the most unforgettable ATV adventure.

Length of Tour: 2hr- 3hr

Includes: transportation guides, beverages and insurance.

Choose from 2 to 3 hour Guided Tours or rent your vehicle for 24 hrs or daily.

Catamaran Island Adventure & Dolphin Watching

catamaran adventure tourFor the adventurous traveler looking to enjoy life to the fullest. Your Island Adventure begins as we board Costa Rica’s fastest sailing vessel.

Our deluxe Catamaran guarantees you a smooth and stable sail as we glide through aqua blue Pacific waters.

Marvel at the unspoiled beaches of Manuel Antonio and the mysterious islands that lay just offshore, where jagged rock formations and towering cliffs are host to nesting grounds to countless marine birds and their young.

Spotted dolphins native to these waters frolic and jump in our boats wake as we keep an eye out for giant sea turtles and migrating humpback whales.

Horseback Riding

horseback ridingImagine riding our beautiful horses through local farm tracks and stunning rainforest.

Arrive at our secret waterfall surrounded by an abundance of exotic plants and wildlife.

Refresh yourself under the gentle cascades and luxuriate in a complimentary skin treatment you will never forget.

The rides are suitable for any level of experience from short to long rides.

Excellent horses and guides have given both companies a wonderful reputation for quality horseback riding in Costa Rica. Safety and horse care are priorities

Mountain Top Adventure

mountain adventureThis is the tour that you more experienced riders are looking for. The views are spectacular and the wildlife amazing.

There are a plenty of opportunities to stretch the horses to top speed, making this truly an unforgettable experience.

A trip of unsurpassed beauty, exuberant vegetation and exploding white water.

The Naranjo and Savegre Rivers blasts steeply out of the mountains crashing through deep unrelenting gorges and tight Rockwell canyons.

Even after breaking into the open valley.

It remains aggressive throughout its course to Londres town.

Below Londres the lower section of Naranjo River gradually settles as they flow towards the Pacific.

This trip is for the first timers or experienced paddlers looking for challenges at class 3-4 rapids.

Surf Lessons

surf lessonsThe surf lessons are 2 hours per session.

They include surfboard rental, rashguard, fruit, water, hotel transportation.

Learn to surf with qualified instructors who themselves are expert surfers and trained with life saving skills.

Learn basic ocean knowledge, how to read the waves, the tide, the swell and the wind.

Learn the fundamentals like paddling methods, how to “duck dive”, and how to get to your feet.

Once on the beach, you will receive a theoretical lesson on safety tips, how to take care of your surfboard, surfboards components, how to get up on your board and correct paddling techniques.

When you are confident enough, the instructor will proceed to enter the water with you and will always be by your side.

Aerial Trams Rain Forest

aerial tramsAn aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift in which a cabin is suspended from a cable and is pulled by another cable.

Aerial tramways differ from gondola lifts in that the latter use several smaller cabins suspended from a circulating looped cable.

Our adventure begins with a Documented Multi-Media Oral and Visual explanation of the Bio-diverse area you are about to visit and experience.

Next we board Gondolas where we share the air with other flying creatures, atop this lush Tree Canopy.

This is a great view for those who are Bird Watchers, also we can appreciate glimpses of other wildlife for example, White Face Monkeys, Sloth’s and Anteaters.

After your ride in the Trees get the most professional and in depth explanation about Plants, Insects, Serpents, and other wildlife.

You will truly leave a smarter person.

Sport Fishing

sport fishingCosta Rica boasts some of the best sport fishing in the world, with many records having been set here, the bite is always on…

At Ocean Adventures we pride ourselves in offering you the very best fishing experience we can abord the Hoo’s Up! or our new boat Hoo’s Your Daddy.

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran angler you won’t believe the action – Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado (Dolphin, Mahi Mahi) Yellowfin Tuna, Cubera Snapper, Snook, Grouper, Rooster Fish and of course, WaHOO.

Captain Dana has been living in Costa Rica since 1990 and fishing the waters of the Costa Rican Central Pacific for as many years.

He has an experienced and professionally equipped crew of bilingual captains and mates that are excellent fishermen.

Ocean Adventures is currently operating: Hoo’s Up! (30′ Custom Flybridge Express) and Hoo’s Your Daddy!(36′ Topaz Express Sportfish) from the Los Suenos Marriott Marina.in Herradura Bay.


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