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billmang Oct 4th, 2010 10:41 AM

Canopy, Whitewater Rafting, Adventure Recommendations
Planning on going to Costa Rica Oct 21st.

We're looking for some recommendations for canopy tours, whitewater rafting, or any other "adventure" type activities you have enjoyed in the past.

We're planning on being in the San Jose, Arenal, Manuel Antonio areas but will be renting a car so getting to places won't be an issue.


hsmithcr Oct 5th, 2010 03:54 AM

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Don't spend too much time in San Jose - it is not a nice place. The airport is actually located in Alajuela, the next town to San Jose and is reasonably pleasant. If you need lodging upon your arrival or departure, Alajuela would be the best choice.

hipvirgochick Oct 5th, 2010 09:15 AM

You might enjoy the Pacuare rafting/x-fer to the Caribbean side (from San Jose) and stay around Puerto Viejo. Better bet for good weather this time of year than Manuel Antonio. There you can kayak, snorkel, hike, etc. Arenal offers a lot of adventure activities. Check out Desafio tours website for some ideas.

KRNS Oct 6th, 2010 06:23 AM

Just a tidbit, I did ziplines in Arenal and Manuel Antonio, Arenal way better!


volcanogirl Oct 6th, 2010 09:08 AM

Sky Trek is very popular. If you don't do the Pacuare, Rios Tropicales in Arenal is great. Desafio and Sunset Tours are both good companies as well.

billmang Oct 8th, 2010 08:37 AM

Great, thanks for all the suggestions!

nhilovecr Jan 5th, 2011 01:10 PM

Aguas Bravas offers a great combo with ziplining, rafting, short cultural tour, lunch and hot springs all for $99 from any hotel in Arenal - its quite the deal. Save more time to go horseback riding and hike down the waterfall (take a cab or walk and pay at the entrance - instead of paying a tour company for this one)

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