Things to Do in Guanacaste

Province of Guanacaste in the small Costa Rica country is full of different things to do so close each other: walking through the rainforest canopy, ziplines, Canopy Tours, as we said: Costa Rica is a small country but the activities are endless. Check the surf charters to Roca Bruja, snorkeling and fishing, but in Guanacaste you can do many things additionally: Zipline, Canopy Tours or hiking in the rainforest.

Arenal and Monteverde Overnight

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge The tour includes all the activities of the one day tour plus an enjoyable night at hotel Campo Verde strategically located at the slopes of the Arenal Volcano.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; entrance into Danaus Ecocentro, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Baldi Hot Springs, Lodging at Campo Verde, and all meals.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

Arenal Volcano Tour

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Your Costa Rican vacation isn't complete without a trip to Arenal, the most active volcano in the country.
The first stop of the day allows you to explore the biodiversity at Danaus Ecocentro, Butterfly Farm and Botanical Garden. After a delicious lunch, you'll go to the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfall. From there, the tour continues on to Baldi Hot Springs, where you will enjoy an oasis of luxury and relaxation - and possibly see sparks emanating from the top of the volcano. There, you'll also delight in a lovely dinner, before heading back to Guanacaste.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; entrance into Danaus Ecocentro, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Baldi Hot Springs; lunch and dinner.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear.

Arenal Overnight

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge The tour includes all the activities of the one day tour plus an enjoyable night at hotel Campo Verde strategically located at the slopes of the Arenal Volcano.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; entrance into Danaus Ecocentro, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Baldi Hot Springs, Lodging at Campo Verde, and all meals.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

ATV Adventure

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Half-Day ATV tour. Get wet and dirty as you drive through forest and rivers on this two-hour ATV tour.

This tour includes: A/C transportation, bilingual guide and ATV tour.

Please bring: closed shoes, sun block, repellent, and camera.

ATV Adventure and Congo Trail Canopy

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Combine two of the best adrenaline tours Costa Rica has to offer: fast driving on ATVs and flying through the forest on a zip-line.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; ATV; canopy tour, and lunch.

Please bring: Closed shoes, sun block, repellent, camera, light clothing.

Borinquen Adventure Expedition

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Experience an adventure filled day at Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa. Enjoy captivating panoramic scenes from horseback or while driving an ATV through one of the many adventure pastures. Let adrenaline rush through your body as you fly through the treetops on a zip-line canopy tour. After the day's adventure you can relax at the poolside and enjoy the natural steam room, volcanic mud bath and hot spring pools.

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide; all technical equipment; canopy zip-lining; water slide; horseback riding; hot springs; mud baths; lunch and drinks.

Please bring: long pants, swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, sun block and camera.

Buena Vista Combo Tour

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Combine relaxation and adventure on this all-inclusive tour. Fly through the forest on 10 different zip-lines, and enjoy a thrilling 400-meter long water slide. Go horseback riding and treat yourself to a volcanic mud treatment and a relaxing dip in a thermal hot spring. For those who still have energy, a trip to the nearby waterfall is a must.

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide; all technical equipment; canopy zip-lining; water slide; horseback riding; hot springs; mud baths; lunch and drinks.

Please bring: long pants, swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, sun block and your camera!

Congo Trail Canopy

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Climb right up to the tops of the trees and observe the forest from a whole new perspective. Experience the intoxicating freedom of soaring through the jungle, using up-to-date, professional climbing equipment.

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide; all technical equipment; canopy zip-lining, and lunch

Please bring: Sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, light clothing, and closed shoes.

Corobici Floating

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Corobici River Floating, Half-day Tour.

On this tour you will experience lush vegetation, unique wildlife, and pristine isolation as you maneuver your way down the Corobici River (level II and III).

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide, equipment and fees, lunch and drinks.

Please bring: rubber-soled shoes, swimming suit or shorts and a T-shirt to get wet in, a complete change of dry clothes, towel, insect repellent, sun block, hat, sunglasses, camera.

Guachipelin Adventure Combo

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Located by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Hacienda Guachipelin provides a pure adventure tour. You will fly though the canyon on zip-lines, swim in the river canyon, rock-climb, horseback ride and hike to a beautiful jungle waterfall. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a relaxing mud bath and a dip in the hot springs.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; canopy; horseback riding, and lunch.

Please bring: Towel, change of clothes, swimwear, wet shoes, sun block, repellent, and camera.

Miravalles

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Enjoy the Miravalles Volcano on horseback, where you will see boiling mud pots, sulfur springs and steam vents. After hiking through the forest you will see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica, end the day with a refreshing mud bath and relax in the warm hot springs.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; horseback riding; waterfall; lunch, and hot springs.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit and towel, comfortable clothes, insect repellent, jacket, camera.

Miravalles Overnight

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Miravalles Volcano is located an hour-and-a-half from most beaches in Guanacaste. Miravalles volcano and the area around it has a beautiful wild nature and on this tour you get all the chances to enjoy it all.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Canopy or Horseback riding, hiking, hot springs and mud baths Lodging and all meals.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothes and hike shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Enjoy the splendor of the cloud forest as you walk 2 hours through a circuit of hanging bridges or seat in a relaxing aerial tram and observe the vegetation from a different perspective. Then flavor a great lunch in the beautiful town of Santa Elena in Monteverde.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Aerial Tram or Hanging Bridges, lunch.

Please bring: Sun block, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

Nicaragua In One Day

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Nicaragua Lakes and Volcanoes.

Discover a different country while on vacation in Costa Rica. This tour offers a quaint horse-drawn carriage ride through the famously beautiful, colonial city of Granada. Next you will go to Lake Nicaragua for a tour of the Isletas, followed by a trip to the Masaya Volcano, where you are able to get close to the crater of the volcano. Finally, at the market of Masaya you will have the opportunity to buy all your souvenirs for a low price.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; border fees; horse carriage and boat; breakfast and lunch.

Please bring: Passport, camera, sun block, comfortable clothes.

Nicaragua Overnight Expedition

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Granada is one of Latin America's most beautiful cities. This ancient town on the shores of mighty Lake Nicaragua is full of history and Spanish colonial charm and is one of the oldest European settlements in the western hemisphere.

Day 1 Masaya and Granada.
We start the journey to Nicaragua, by passing the border, where we also enjoy breakfast. Then we will go along the western shores of Central America's largest lake, Lake Nicaragua, towards Masaya. The route passes the massive dual volcano island of Ometepe via the isthmus of Rivas the historic land bridge that connected the two great continents north and south.

We will reach the historic city of Masaya. Masaya has been populated for more than 3,000 years and the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century organized the local artisans in small workshops for export. Then we go to the Masaya volcano, where we can observe the crater and it is magnificent activity. From Masaya we head to Granada, where the lodging for the night is at the beautiful and authentic Hotel Granada We start day 2 with breakfast at Hotel Granada, and then a horse carriage will pick us up, and take us for a trip around Granada. On the way we will stop at a church, where you have the possibility to go up in the tower, and get a beautiful view of Granada and its surroundings. After this, we will head to the Lake of Granada, to go on a boat trip to the islets in the lake. And now it is time for lunch and then we head back to Costa Rica

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; border fees, lodging at the Hotel Granada in Granada, all meals, Private tour of Granada, Visit to Masaya Market , All museum and park admissions.

Please bring: Passport, camera, sun block, and comfortable clothes, repellent.

Pacific Cost Line Beaches

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Guanacaste offers a wide selection of stunning beaches; so, why not visit a handful of them in one beach-filled day?

The day begins with a tour of the pristine white sands of Flamingo Beach. The next stop is Playa Conchal. Known for its sand of thousands of small shells, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. The day ends in Tamarindo, a well-known beach in Guanacaste, where you will have a chance to do some shopping or even take a surfing class.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, drinks and lunch.

Please bring: cool, comfortable clothes, swimming gear and towel, insect repellent, sun block, hat and camera.

Palo Verde National Park

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Explore Costa Rica natural beauty and diverse wildlife in Palo Verde National Park. See crocodiles, monkeys, birds and iguanas as you cruise in a jungle safari boat through the wetlands.

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual tour guide, boat trip and lunch.

Please bring: Sun lotion, hat, mosquito repellent, camera.

Rafting Colorado

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Colorado White River Rafting, Half-day Tour.

On this tour you will experience lush vegetation, unique wildlife, and pristine isolation as you maneuver your way through the rapids of the Colorado River (level II and III).

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide, equipment and fees, lunch and drinks.

Please bring: rubber-soled shoes, swimming suit or shorts and a T-shirt to get wet in, a complete change of dry clothes, towel, insect repellent, sun block, hat, sunglasses, camera.

Rincon de la Vieja

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Take a hike with the whole family through the national park of Rincon de la Vieja, where you can get up close to volcanic activity. At Las Pailas, inside the park, you will see several boiling mud pots, sulfur springs, steam vents, and fumaroles. There is also great diversity and abundance in flora and fauna to be seem.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide; entrance fee to the national park; drinks and lunch.

Please bring: hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, sun block, repellent, camera

Rincon de la Vieja Extreme

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater tour takes you through an amazing nature hike up to the volcano. We will see waterfalls,wildlife and natural hot springs.

We start the hike early in the morning and walk, depending the past, for about 6-8 hours. When we come back down, it is time to relax the muscles and go for a swim in the hot springs, surrounded by wonderful nature, before we head back home again.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Breakfast and lunch, hot springs and hike tour.

Please bring: Sun block, comfortable clothes and hike shoes, repellent jacket, camera and raingear.

Tenorio Volcano and Rio Celeste

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Tenorio Volcano/Rio Celeste.

Enjoy a full day (4 hours) of hiking at the Tenorio Volcano, where you will discover the beauty of the rainforest. You will have the chance to take a dip in the natural hot springs and azure waters that give Rio Celeste its name. More than that, you will see one of the most amazing waterfalls in Costa Rica.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, lunch.

Please bring: Camera, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, sun block, hiking shoes, light jacket.

Tenorio River Rafting

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge On this tour you will experience lush vegetation, unique wildlife, and pristine isolation as you maneuver your way through the rapids of the Tenorio River (level III and IV rapids).

This tour includes: Private A/C transportation and bilingual guide, lunch, equipment and fees, lunch and drinks.

Please bring: rubber-soled shoes, swimming trunks or shorts and a T-shirt to get wet in, a complete change of dry clothes, towel, insect repellent, sun block, hat, sunglasses, camera.

The Ultimate Rafting Adventure

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a lot of reasons. You will get to explore the amazing nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. Enjoy waterfalls, and lush rainforest, animals, and birds. This trip is a exquisite for your senses.

We spend the first night in Turrialba, before day two adventure on the river begins. After a nice raft we stop at an Eco Lodge in the middle of the jungle, where we enjoy a quiet dinner in contact with nature. On day 3 we will get back on the river and raft down the river through canyons and the jungle!

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Lodging, all meals, rafting and equipment.

Please bring: Sun block, comfortable clothes and shoes, wet shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

Volcanoes and Capital City in 3 days

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Enjoy three days of nature and culture, exploring the beauty of Poas and Irazu Volcanoes and the culture in San Jose City.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Overnight in Poas Volcano, entrance fee to the Volcano National Park. Overnight in Irazu, botanical garden, and museums. All meals and non alcoholic drinks included.

Please bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.

Volcanoes and Rainforest Challenge -3 days

Papagayo Canopy Tours at Buena Vista Lodge Enjoy three days full of adrenaline exploring the beauty of Poas Volcano and its surroundings, the magnificent Arenal Volcano and finally discover the secrets of the cloud forest.

This tour includes: A/C transportation and bilingual guide, Overnight in Poas Volcano, entrance fee to the Volcano National Park. overnight in Arenal Volcano, butterfly farm and botanical garden, La Fortuna Waterfall, Baldi hot springs, overnight in Monteverde, aerial tram or hanging bridges. All meals and non alcoholic drinks included.

Please bring: Sun block, swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and raingear, change of clothes, passport.