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Horseback Riding Tour to the Oropéndola Waterfall

1. 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.

Guanacaste: Sensoria Luxury Walking and Thermals Tour

2. Guanacaste: Sensoria Luxury Walking and Thermals Tour

Discover all the sensations that our luxury experience has to offer, surrounded by the impressive rainforests and their gigantic trees near the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Rediscover the meaning of relaxation while living the luxury experience in our thermal pools that arouse the emotions of all the senses, imagine yourself enjoying the treasures of the forest, while learning about the wonders that the foliage of the forest hides and its thousands of secrets together with our certified guides that will guarantee an experience of knowledge, adventure and contact with nature. An exclusive experience that begins with an impressive view of the rainforest from our platform, here you will be able to see the immensity of Sensoria from its highest point, with views of Lake Nicaragua and our most famous neighbor, the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Continue taking advantage of the experience with a walk through our trails to explore the incomparable waterfalls of celestial water that cross the 100 hectares of this natural paradise, we are talking about the majestic falls, Buenos Aires and Aguilar. Exercise body and mind immersed in the tranquility of the forest and its world of sounds, while walking the 4 miles of trails that take you to enjoy the different pools that Sensoria offers to all its visitors. Your entry ticket not only includes access to five of our thermal pools, but also the unbeatable opportunity to enjoy the romantic privacy of our luxury pool: the Sanum Per Aqua Pool. Lounge with an on demand butler, surrounded by pristine rainforest; as you delight yourself in a thermal pool and massage your body with a water stream. Enjoy our cheese platters and our selection of wine; as you unwind in the rainforest. Before the end of your trip, enjoy lunch in our main house and please yourself with our special service.

From Liberia: Tubing Adventure at Rio Negro

3. From Liberia: Tubing Adventure at Rio Negro

Have heaps of fun touring and tubing down the Rio Negro. This touring and tubing adventure is the perfect activity for active travellers, adrenaline junkies and families looking to add a little excitement to their visit. Led by a bilingual guide, your experience will commence at the foot of the Victoria Waterfall. Here you will have a safety briefing. After this you will get your very own rafting tube and set loose on the exciting Rio Negro. Adrenaline will run free as you twist and turn through the crystal-clear rapids. For 2.5 hours, revel in the thrills offered by the rolling, rushing rapids and the natural beauty of this region.

Liberia: Ziplining, River Tubing, and Horseback Riding Trip

4. Liberia: Ziplining, River Tubing, and Horseback Riding Trip

There are four main activities during this day of adventure: canopy (zip line) tour and rappelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon, a tubing adventure on the Rio Negro River with class 3 rapids, a horseback riding Costa Rica adventure, and relaxing with volcano-heated thermal waters, steam, and mud bath. The package also includes a delicious lunch at Hacienda Guachipelin Restaurant. This is an action-packed day! Your guide provides instruction for all the activities, ensures your safety, and makes sure you have a great time! The adventures are a blast, and the views of the river, canyons, and wildlife are unbeatable. Join us for an amazing day experiencing all the best that Costa Rica has to offer. You don’t want to miss it!

Guanacaste: Sensoria Rainforest Walking and Thermals Tour

5. Guanacaste: Sensoria Rainforest Walking and Thermals Tour

Enjoy an eco-luxury rainforest experience at Sensoria in the Costa Rican rainforest on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Walk through the exotic jungle, see the fluorescent Aguilar Waterfall and swim in Pilon Thermal Pool, before ending your visit with a delicious lunch of local produce.  On arrival, your guide is waiting to take you on a trek through the beautiful tropical rainforest on the northern slope of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The 6km trail is alive with a vibrant ecosystem and there is plenty of wildlife and plants to be seen along the way.  Feel the strength of the fresh wind channeled through the canyon at Buenos Aires Waterfall. See continuously running fresh water at Danta Pool and Waterfall, a natural magnet for wildlife which can often be seen drinking and bathing here. Walk to Aguilar Pool and Waterfall, rich in silicon which covers the river stones in a smooth white layer. The sun’s reflection produces a magical fluorescent blue color that is hard to resist.  Explore the magnificent Jicara Pool and Waterfall, named after a very special tree - Jicaro de Danto. This unique tree is endemic to the Guanacaste and Tilaran mountain ranges and its fruit which looks like giant pickles is loved by tapirs and bats. Take a dip in the warm, curative volcanic waters of Pilon Thermal Pool. These waters are widely known for their healing and nourishing properties for the skin and hair. If weather permits, your guide can take you to the canopy of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where on a clear day you can see the Lake of Nicaragua and the majestic Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Finish your rainforest experience with lunch. Select from a menu offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and omnivorous options. Enjoy delicious Costa Rican coffee afterward along with locally made sweets.

Best horseback riding plus zip lines thermal pool and lunch

6. Best horseback riding plus zip lines thermal pool and lunch

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. 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. 

Magic of Nature at Arenal Volcano from Guanacaste

7. Magic of Nature at Arenal Volcano from Guanacaste

Leave Guanacaste for an unforgettable experience. You will be passing through different kind of forest. Dry forest at the beginning; transition forest and rain forest would be seen on the way to the volcano. Bordering de Arenal Lake will be easier to see monkeys, birds, sloths, but also you will enjoy the beautiful sightseeing and landscapes. A short walk through the hanging bridges will introduce you on the interactions of the rain forest, then after lunch you will continue to the hot springs where you will enjoy the curative water and the amazing view of the Arenal volcano, which is now inactive. It is, scientists assure us, still alive; it’s just sleeping.

Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

8. Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica on a one-day nature tour in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hike the Las Pailas Trail in the park to discover the raw nature and amazing wildlife. With a bilingual naturalist guide, walk the 3.5-kilometer, circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano. Walk to the mirador to see the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María Volcanoes, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Trek to a stunning waterfall that descends into a beautiful sky-blue pool. Stop here for a cooling swim, or to enjoy the lovely surroundings.  Afterwards, rejuvenate yourself in the Rio Negro Hot Springs and Mud Baths. Smother your skin in heated volcanic clay, then wash it off in the cold river before jumping back in the hot pools. End your tour with a delicious buffet lunch at La Hacienda Restaurant.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

9. Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of a natural spa in the sprawling ranch of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Spend some time thermo-mineral water flowing straight from volcanic springs. Treat your skin in a wood-heated sauna, volcanic mud baths, and room temperature pools. Whilst relaxing in the outdoor pools, watch for monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies and other wildlife in the adjacent forest.

Guanacaste: Sensoria Thermal Pools in Rincon de la Vieja

10. Guanacaste: Sensoria Thermal Pools in Rincon de la Vieja

Embark on a relaxing trip to the thermal pools of the Sensoria Land of Senses and Magical Rainforest in Alajuela Province. Walk through the lush rainforest and experience the healing waters of a cold and warm spring. Lunch, entry fees, and a bilingual tour guide are included in your trip. Amongst the greenery of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, arrive at Sensoria, known as the Land of Senses and Magical Rainforest. Meet your guide and enjoy a welcome drink before grabbing a walking stick and venturing into the forest. Your entry ticket not only includes access to the natural thermal pools, but also to the Buenos Aires Waterfall, Aguilar Waterfall, and the observation platform, so you’ll have plenty to see as you spend time in Sensoria.   First, make your way to a picturesque spot named after a very special tree, the Jícaro Danto (Parmentiera varelii). This unique tree is endemic to the Guanacaste and Tilarán mountain ranges, meaning it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Then, take a dip in warm, curative volcanic waters. Float away with the canopy above and refresh your spirit as you admire the surrounding forest. Feel the warmth of the nourishing hypothermal waters and find shelter beneath a hanging ranch or massage your body with a rainforest shower. Experience a unique natural pool with marble floors that gathers healing waters from two different springs: one cold and one warm. Before the end of your trip, enjoy lunch (choice of chicken wrap, vegetarian wrap, gluten-free salad, or rice with chicken).

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based on 19 reviews

Rincon de la vieja is superior than Manuel Antonio. During our stay there was say toucans, dozens of monkeys, many iguanas and we were lucky enough to see a boa constrictor suffocating an iguana just a few feet from one of the watch points. Some comments here say that they didn't need a guide to see what they wanted to see but we were happy to have paid for one. We were lucky to have Edouard. He is passionate and very knowlagable. The guide knew where to take us according to what we wanted to see and saw everything way before us and was always able to point us in the right direction. He took good care of us and always wanted to show us more. The tour and the day spent there was by far our best investment of our whole trip to Costa-Rica.

Had a private tour. Our driver stopped on the way there and on the way back to show us crocodiles in the river, and pointed out toucans, monkeys and a sloth. Our guide Joaquin was full of information and it was a pleasure to walk with him. We saw three eyelash snakes and a sloth which was very high in a tree. Other wildlife not forthcoming. Bathing in the thermal pools quite a magical experience. Highly recommend Sensoria

Extraordinary guides Johnny and Javier, great ability and knowledge to locate and identify a large number of birds without moving too much. Definitely recommended the tour and bring a good camera to get the most benefit from the activity

Such a comfortable ride! Out driver was so sweet and knowledgable and the stop at the restaurant for food was delicious. Would highly recommend booking with them!!

It was a wonderful tour! Juan was fantastic and took very good care of me!