costa rica adventure tours (8)

Costa Rica was named 2014 Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100

If you are an eco-adventurer looking for up-close contact with pure nature and fun wild adventures, Costa Rica might be the perfect destination for you. Reaching the five top regions selected for best ecotourism countries by Independent Traveler ; and also chosen in the top 100 most sustainable global destinations involving 30 international experts by The Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100.

five top regions selected for best ecotourism countries by Independent Traveler

Since around 1980 Costa Rica has become a popular ecotourism destination, mainly because of its Nation

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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, by Lead Adventure Media

Called by pro mountain bikers the “most extreme 100-miler in the world,” the Rincon de la Vieja Challenge 100-mile mountain bike race at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica recently upped its status to become the first international chapter of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE).

Rincon de la Vieja Challenge 2014. by Lead Adventure MediaThe NUE is a series of twelve 100-mile mountain bike races across the United States. Winner of the 2014 NUE series, Brenda Simril of Tennessee, also took first place in the Open Category for Women

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Rafting Balsa River Arenal Costa Rica

When the Costa Rica green season rain gets going, river rafting trips in the top adventure travel destination get really exciting. As the rivers swell with rainwater, it’s your cue to go for a fun, wild ride down a beautiful rainforest river.

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is a top travel destination not only for its great rivers, but also its lush rainforest, deep canyons, and largest fresh water lake in the country – Lake Arenal.

Safari-Float-Penas-Blancas-River-300x201.jpg?width=300“There are more paddling options in the Arenal area than anywhere e

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Bird-Count-Rincon-de-la-Vieja-2014-300x225.jpg?width=300The massive Rincon de la Vieja in northern Costa Rica is known for its imposing outline on the horizon, its steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pits, and impressive tropical dry forest. The highly-popular adventure tourism location also is becoming known for spectacular bird-watching.

This weekend, birders from all over Costa Rica will gather at the Rincon de la Vieja hotel Hacienda Guachipelin for the fifth annual Bird Count Rincon de la Vieja.

Bird Count Rincon de la Vieja 2014 will be held June

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Adventures on Lake Arenal Costa Rica


Stretching like a long finger pointing at the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal in Costa Rica is one of the country’s most scenic points of interest. Green rolling hills of forest and pastureland surround the deep blue lake, with the near-perfect conical symmetry of Arenal Volcano framing the skyline to the east.

It is the country’s largest lake at 33 square miles (85 km2), with depths of up to 200 feet (60m). Lake Arenal plays a very important role producing nearly 12% of Costa Rica’s electric ener

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Independence-Day-parade-Costa-Rica-300x199.jpg?width=300Parades, lantern ceremonies, traditional music and dancing will take place all over Costa Rica this weekend to mark the day that Costa Rica and four other Central American nations gained their independence from Spain.

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are all celebrating 193 years of independence from Spain on Sept. 15. On this day in 1821, a Central American congress signed “The Act of Independence” asserting they were free of the Spanish Empire.

Unlike other independence

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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

The thrilling Rincón de la Vieja Challenge 2014 100-mile mountain bike race is again on track for August in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Set for Aug. 23, 2014, the competition is a unique adventure race – the only 100-mile mountain bike race in Rincon-de-la-Vieja-Challenge-official-photo-02-300x196.jpg?width=300Latin America, and the only race in the world to circumnavigate an active volcano, according to press information.

Rincon de la Vieja hotel Hacienda Guachipelin will again serve as headquarters for the arduous competition. Located in Costa Rica’s northwestern G

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Hotel-Hacienda-Guachipelin-rooms-300x143.jpg?width=300May and June – the beginning of Costa Rica’s low season – are one of the best times for travel deals. The crowds have gone home. Refreshing afternoon rains (though not every day) have transformed the landscape into a vivid tapestry of green and brightly-colored tropical flowers. And many hotels and tours are offering great Costa Rica travel deals.

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, at the base of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is no exception. Winner of the TripAdvisor Certifi

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