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Tamarindo: Zip Line, Horseback Riding & Natural Spa Day Tour

1. Tamarindo: Zip Line, Horseback Riding & Natural Spa Day Tour

Experience a day of adventure with a canopy tour, hot springs, a natural spa, thrilling water slides, and horseback riding. This fun-filled tour is great for both adrenaline-seekers and nature-lovers. Get picked up from your hotel head to the Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure Center to start your experience. Take a canopy tour, where you’ll glide through the treetops and cross hanging bridges. Then enjoy a horseback ride along nature trails as you admire the beautiful landscape. Afterwards, soothe your muscles with a volcanic mud bath and relax in the swimming pool. During the tour you’ll savor a buffet lunch, with vegan and vegetarian options available, along with local coffee, natural juices, and water. At the end of your day trip, get dropped back at your hotel.

Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

2. Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

A guided tour to a beautiful waterfall is a memorable experience. Doing this on horseback makes the experience unforgettable. Your 2.5 hour guided tour will begin at the Hotel Hacienda, where you will mount your gentle and people-friendly horses. You will set out to visit the stunning Oropéndola Waterfall first, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Filled with flora and fauna unique to the area it will be a unique experience. During the final part of the trip you will enter the forest in which the waterfall is located. Here you will need to dismount. Though the walk is easy to do by foot, it cannot be accomplished by the horse. In the forest you will find the mesmerizing Oropéndola Waterfall. Standing 25 metres (82 feet) in height, it is just begging onlookers to take a refreshing dip into its depths. Here you may wish to explore the peaceful canyon in which the waterfall is located. After exploring the area with your guide, you will take your time returning to your horse before mounting up again and returning to the lovely Hacienda Hotel. For those looking to fully appreciate the natural beauty of Costa Rica in a relaxed fashion, you cannot miss out on this laid back, yet enlightening tour.

From Tamarindo: Zip-Line and Rafting Full Day Adventure Tour

3. From Tamarindo: Zip-Line and Rafting Full Day Adventure Tour

Kick-start your full day of outdoor thrills bright and early led by your private guide. This small-group tour will give you the opportunity to try your hand at rock climbing, horse riding, water tubing or river rafting, as well as enjoying a canopy tour. Begin your journey either water tubing or rafting down the peaceful waters of the Colorado River, meandering your way through its verdant canyon surrounded by steep sides. Next, enjoy the thrill of zip-lining over the canyon through the course of eight zip-lines that zig and zag across it. If you're feeling up for more, you have the choice to rappel down into the canyon and rock climb back up. Savor traditional local flavors over lunch, taking the opportunity to snap some pictures of the impressive backdrop. Get back on the adventure track, and horse ride along the mighty foothills of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano, making your way to its hot springs. Here, relax in a natural mud bath and ease into the end of your day before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Horseback Riding to the Chorreas and Victoria Waterfalls

4. Horseback Riding to the Chorreas and Victoria Waterfalls

The beautiful and powerful Chorreas and Victoria Waterfalls are showcased during this tour, which takes place largely on horseback. You will meet at the stables of the Hotel Hacienda and mount your gentle and friendly horse. Here you will begin your journey to the waterfalls on a trail through the tropical dry woods. A part of the trail leads through a reforested area, which is home to many species that face extinction. On the property of the Hotel Hacienda you will see a great variety of birds, mammals and reptiles, as the property is surrounded by a large reforested area. Here you will seek out trails of interest filled with beautiful flora, rather than take the paved roads. This portion of the tour will take about 45 minutes. At the end of the trail you will dismount your house and take a walk ending at the Rio Colorado Canyon. It is here that the Victoria Waterfall stands impressively at 35 metres (115 feet). The canyon, in which a river is also located, is the home to flora and fauna that only few will ever get to see in person. This is an astonishingly beautiful place. While you are here, you may also wish to take a refreshing dive into the crystal clear waters. After this break, you will walk back to the horses and mount them again for the trip to the Chorreas Waterfall. Here you will be led to an enormous rock from where you will get an unbeatable view of the waterfall and surrounding area. For those who are inclined, this is a great place to take a natural shower. After you have feasted your senses on this mesmerizing place, you will make your way back to the Hotel on the back of your trusty steed. This is the ideal way to spend time soaking up the lush natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Vida Aventura Nature Park Experience

5. Vida Aventura Nature Park Experience

Vida Aventura Nature Park is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Experience adventure and feel your adrenaline rush as you fly over a breathtaking tropical forest canopy on a zip line. As you soar through the air, you will view the incredible sights of the tropical forest along with impressive views of the ancient lava canyons and the magnificent Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles volcanoes. Horseback ride through a tropical forest, and keep your eyes open for the singular views, and the beautiful wildlife of the area. Cleanse your body and renew your skin with genuine volcanic mud. A difference you will appreciate immediately. After so much excitement and fun, dip into a pool of thermal waters surrounded by the beautiful, ecological park. While you rest and relax, your children can safely enjoy the pool in this fun, family oriented environment. Savor the delicious, traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Taste the natural flavors, of authentic regional products, grown and harvested in the fertile lands of Guanacaste and prepared by the gentle hands of the locals. 

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What people are saying about Guanacaste

Well worth the money the paid. We started out with the 6 zipline canopy tour, which was excellent. Then moved on to hanging bridges with great views. After that, we had lunch (buffet style) at the resort. After lunch, we went on a 30-45 minute horseback ride. We then changed into our bathing suits & went down the natural waterside. Afterwards, we went on the tractor ride that took us to the foot of the trail to get to the waterfall. The hike only took about 10 minutes. The waterfall was beautiful. We were able to see monkeys eating and swinging above the waterfall. Then we hiked back to the beginning of the hill where we were met by the tractor for another short ride to the spa. We spent 5 minutes in the sauna, then to the volcanic mud bath, then to the natural hot springs. It was a nice way to end the trip...relaxed. Lester was our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and professional. Be prepared for a 2 hour drive to the place from Tamarindo.

Amazing experience- Ivan was such a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! Only thing to note is that it will not get back on time. We read reviews and expected this, so we didn’t plan anything afterwards- it ended up being 11 hours.

Tremendous value !

A full day of fun and beautiful scenery. Very informative guide, excellent horse back riding and ZIP lining on a working ranch. The lunch was excellent . The best value in excursions !!