10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN COSTA RICA
While Costa Rica is a beautiful country that merits lazy days spent on the beach, taking in the views, travelers who visit Costa Rica also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of adventures. Whether it’s hiking to a waterfall, or simply spotting a monkey on your balcony, we’ve listed out ten amazing things you can do in Costa Rica.
1. HIKE TO MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
Located just about a mile away from Arenas del Mar, visiting Manuel Antonio National Park is a must. With white beaches backed by an evergreen forest—with wildlife swinging above you—many of our guests take advantage of our guided tour
2. LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE
With so much wildlife surrounding you—whether it’s above you in the trees, or beside you on the trail—our guests learn about the exotic birds, animals and insects that make Costa Rica what it is. With a variety of guided tours to choose from, the opportunities to discover new wildlife are endless!
3. TASTE THE LOCAL CUISINE
Costa Rican cuisine is fresh and healthy, especially at Arenas del Mar! We buy most of a our food locally and organic, when possible. We only use local grass-fed beef, hormone-free chicken and our seafood is sourced from Costa Rican fisheries that fish responsibly and avoid endangered species.
Our staff has also gone through thorough training with Beyond Celiac to offer safe gluten-free options to guests. We have everything from gluten-free french toast to the best GF bun you’ve ever tasted!
4. TAKE A SELFIE WITH A SLOTH
There’s really nothing better to post on Instagram than a picture with a sloth, right? Our guests are always spotting sloths on our property, and sometimes they get the change to snap a picture with them!
5. DO YOGA ON THE BEACH
There’s nothing more zen than starting your day with sun salutations on playitas beach!
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Our guests enjoy complimentary yoga, along with other group workouts. We don’t have a gym on our hotel grounds because we believe using the natural landscape is a better workout.
Join us for a morning sweat session and we promise you’ll feel better about eating the loaded gluten-free french toast during breakfast!
6. ZIP LINE
One of the most popular excursions when staying in Costa Rica is zip lining through the rainforest! There are various companies who offer zip lining packages to travelers, and our guest services department will help you choose the adventure that best suits your needs.
7. WATERFALL RAPPELLING
Waterfall rappelling is a portion of some zip lining and other adventure tours. When rapelling down a waterfall, you descend down the waterfall while strapped into zip lining gear. There are some tours that even ‘drop’ you down the waterfall, sometimes called the famous monkey drop!
8. KAYAK THROUGH THE MANGROVES
The Mangrove tour offered by Arenas del Mar is the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy the nature in the mangroves of Damas Island. An experience unlike any other, this excursion allows you to learn about the ecosystem while taking in the beauty of the mangroves.
9. WHITE WATER RAFTING
Savage white water rafting is a full-day excursion that Arenas del Mar guests enjoy. This adventurous activity is family-friendly, with the rapids being exciting but not too demanding, allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery.
10. LEARN TO SURF
We can’t think of a better place to learn how to surf! Surf lessons are available during both the morning and afternoon, allowing you to fit this exciting activity into your itinerary.
PLANNING YOUR COSTA RICA VACATION
If you’re ready to experience one or more of these amazing activities, book your stay at Arenas del Mar today! We offer an experience unlike any other. Contact our reservations team online, or by phone at 1-800-394-5970.