This is a short list of popular Costa Rica honeymoon tours
from the Guanacaste area.
Arenal Volcano & Rainforest Walk
Arenal Volcano at over 5,430 feet above sea level, sits within Arenal Volcano National Park. Recognized as the most dynamic volcano in the country, it has been active since 1968, and constantly ejects gases, water fumaroles, and explosions with pyroclastic material emissions. Take a walk through the rainforest that covers the area near the volcano. Be amazed by the many different species of mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates and a variety of plant life that call this place home. You will be treated with the charm and world-famous hospitality of the locals at lunch. You’ll also visit the hot springs, these magical springs of healing waters are surrounded by tropical gardens. The striking view of Arenal Volcano will be in the backdrop as you relax for the rest of the afternoon. On a clear day, it is possible to see the volcano erupting from the comfort of the spa. Dinner will be served later on, which is an occasion for celebration in itself and affords visitors the opportunity to admire the red lava as it flows out of the volcanic crater at night.
Canopy Tour & Hot Springs Combo
At 2,460 feet above sea level, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Close to the northern flank of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, you’ll slide from tree to tree on a ten-cable Canopy Tour, with 12 stations and a hanging bridge. This is the perfect place to spot howler monkeys, keel-billed toucans or coatis. After the canopy, you’ll walk into the forest to get to the top of the 1,300 foot waterslide. At the bottom, a nice, refreshing pool will be waiting for you. The site also encloses different restaurants distributed around the property, so you can enjoy a wonderful Costa Rican lunch for a sampling of the local flavors. Horses will be waiting for you to take you on a 45 minute ride to the Spa in the middle of the forest. At the Spa you will find a steam room, perfect to open your pores and let the volcanic mud do its job of rejuvenating your skin and making you feel revitalized. After you’ve let the mud get a bit dry, you will be able to shower and prepare yourself to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the mineral hot spring pools; with different temperatures all of them, they are well-distributed around this peaceful Spa.
This tour is a total adrenaline rush! Zip from tree to tree over the forest.
The platforms were carefully built on ancient, tall trees in the midst of the tropical dry forest, and allow you to see the wildlife up in the treetops.
Safety harnesses and other safety equipment that will be provided on-site.
Floating At Corobici River
The Corobici River is a wide river that flows from the Arenal Lake, at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, and continues westward into the Pacific lowlands to the ocean. This is an opportunity for birdwatchers as it passes near the Palo Verde National Park, home to many different species of birds. Some paddling is necessary but most of the float will give you time to observe wildlife.
Hanging Bridges Rainforest Hike
Take a stunning hike through a Central American rainforest. Three hanging bridges that are between 111 and 131 feet up provide you with a totally different perspective of the forest. While driving around the Pan-American Highway, you will be able to observe how the vegetation gradually changes and becomes greener and lusher. One of the first towns that you’ll encounter on your way to the rainforest is Bijagua. You’ll see the plantations in the area are of sugarcane, coffee, plantains, as well as bananas, and assorted vegetables. You will also find some roadside artisan cheese stores at the homes of the locals. A dirt road will take you through the countryside, directly to the private reserve, which is locally managed. This beautiful property is around 2,300 feet above sea level and gets 157 inches of rain during the year. You will be right in the middle of a unique place, where you could watch some of the 390 different species of birds and 7,000 species of insects, plants and fungi that biologists registered in this beautiful location. Truly live a rainforest experience!
Rincon De La Vieja National Park
Rincón de la Vieja is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. A towering volcano with nine extraordinary eruption points; at over 6,200 feet high, it is part of the Guanacaste Mountain Range. The name Rincón de la Vieja, means “the old woman’s corner”. According to a local legend, the indigenous people named the volcano after an old witch who lived at the top of the mountain and sent columns of smoke into the air when she was angry. It is a rigorous but spectacular, and breathtaking hike around the area of Las Pailas. Three different species of monkeys and other extraordinary animals know this place as their home. The Park protects the largest population of wild purple orchids (Guarianthe skinneri), which is Costa Rica’s National Flower. Along the hike, some 32 rivers rise out of this protected area, including the Colorado River and the Río Blanco, which carve through a white volcanic ash call ignimbrite. These rivers provide water to the Tempisque River, one of the most important in the province of Guanacaste.
White Water Rafting Class III/IV
This is definitely a tour for adventurous people; a three-hour river ride that will allow you to spot the wildlife and dense vegetation of the region. Along your ride, you will be able to see numerous birds, monkeys, and many other species that inhabit the riverbanks. After a couple of hours of driving through scenic countryside roads, you will arrive to where all the action begins. From the starting point, you will embark on a journey that will get your adrenaline pumping and that will bring forth your love for adventure! This experience lets you observe nature at its greatest expression, paddle down the river with old and new friends, work as a team to maneuver in the strong currents, and enjoy the amazing views.
Times are approximate.