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Puntarenas Province Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Puntarenas Province Family-friendly activities

Montevede: Jungle Zipline & Rappel Experience with Transfer

1. Montevede: Jungle Zipline & Rappel Experience with Transfer

What you'll do Zip line through one of the most breath taking views in Monteverde, this extreme experience offers views to a waterfall, 14 cables of zip line, 5 of them are extremely long: 467 mts, 425 mts, 600 mts, 750 mts, 1 kilometer and height between 75 mts and 150 mts. Total distance 4KM For no additional cost you will also enjoy: -Rappel (30 mts) -Tarzan Swing -Superman cable of 1 km -Subterranean Superman:175 mts long -21 platforms. -Insurance. DON"T MISS THIS BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE

Manuel Antonio: KSTR Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Tour

2. Manuel Antonio: KSTR Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Tour

Pay a visit to KSTR Wildlife Rescue, the only official Rescue Center and Sanctuary in the area of Manuel Antonio. The sanctuary's mission is to rescue every animal in need and give them a second chance. During your tour, learn about Costa Rica’s native wildlife and the mission of the organization. Discover the work the sanctuary has been carrying out over the last 20 years and learn about their special projects, including reforestation projects, and rescuing and rehabilitating displaced animals. Enjoy a guided stroll through the rainforest sanctuary that is home to diverse animals that are not fit to be released into the wild. Meet sloths, monkeys, coatis, parrots, and more. Learn the stories of these unique animals and the care they receive from your dedicated guide. After the tour, enjoy some freshly cut fruit and homemade juice. Feel free to stay as long as you like after the tour and make use of the sanctuary's facilities, including a swimming pool and restaurant.

Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

3. Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

Expereince the stunning beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park on this day trip from San Jose. Visit Crocodile Bridge and Tarcoles Beach. Discover the abundant wildlife on the park’s rainforest trails and eat breakfast and lunch at local restaurants.  Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the San Jose area. Travel aboard an airconditioned coach on the way to have breakfast in a local restaurant located next to the biggest fruit market in the country.  Visit the market to observe a large variety of tropical fruits. Continue your journey with a stop at the popular crocodile bridge where you will have the chance to observe one of Costa Rica’s biggest crocodile’s populations.  Search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat on Tarcoles Beach where they like to gather. Stop at the Jaco Bay lookout point and take pictures of Costa Rica’s most popular coastal town.  Travel to the Manuel Antonio National Park, hike the rainforest trails with your guide for about and hour and search for monkeys, sloths, toucans, and agoutis. Spend some free time relaxing on the park's pristine beaches or hiking to along rainforest trails. Savor a delicious lunch of local cuisine in a restaurant that provides great jungle and ocean views. Lunch is served in the early afternoon around 2 PM, after which you will be taken back to your hotel in San Jose.

From Manuel Antonio: Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour with Lunch

4. From Manuel Antonio: Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour with Lunch

Be picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Manuel Antonio. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the breathtaking views on the drive while your tour guide provides you with some historic information. Hike for about 25 minutes, and see different species of birds and other animals as you move through the lush vegetation. Have a refreshing dip at Nauyaca Waterfall  and walk up to observe the impressive falls from the top. Snap some amazing photos of the jaw-dropping scenery and marvel at the deep turquoise water amid the jungle greenery. Stop for a nice lunch on the way back to Manuel Antonio.

Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

5. Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

Treat yourself to a day of fun in Monteverde park. Zip line through the tree canopy, walk across the impressive self-guided suspension bridges, and wander around the extensive butterfly gardens with a guide. Experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest by zip line. Then head to the tree-top walkway, the ideal experience for those who want to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the region's incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life. The walkway is made up of eight suspension bridges linked by 1.9 miles of trails. The bridges range in length from 150 feet to 500 feet and are suspended at heights ranging from 36 feet to 180 feet. The bridge system is the widest and strongest in Costa Rica. The stunning butterfly garden in Monteverde is one of the largest on the continent. Discover the giant garden that is 300 feet long and 90 feet wide, with a massive 50-foot dome ceiling and 50 species of butterflies. Temperature control that is precise and sensitive allows species to survive across a wide range of altitudes and climate conditions in Costa Rica. Take a guided tour of this fascinating live exhibit to learn about the life cycle, special behaviors, and evolution of these extraordinary creatures.

Monteverde: Horseback Riding Tour

6. Monteverde: Horseback Riding Tour

Explore the beautiful rural areas of Monteverde on a guided horseback riding tour. Get a sense of local life as you explore the area at a leisurely pace, with fantastic views of the Gulf of Nicoya. Enjoy a tour suitable for all levels of riding ability. Start with pickup from your hotel in Monteverde or Santa Elena. Experience traditional Cost Rican culture and way of living as you ride along the trail. Observe scenery that is typical of Costa Rican customs and culture. Admire the views of vast coffee plantations, sugar cane farms, banana trees, and grazing cattle. Enjoy the beauty of nature while riding through the forest, taking in the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the majestic mountains. As your tour comes to an end, enjoy a private guided tour of the horse farm. Learn a bit more about the history of the ranch and the area with your guide.

Monteverde: Curi-Cancha Reserve Tour with Entry Ticket

7. Monteverde: Curi-Cancha Reserve Tour with Entry Ticket

Go on a tour of the Curi-Cancha reserve in Monteverde. Get picked up from your hotel, and drive to the 83-hectare reserve. Start your tour with a local guide and see a variety of rare birds and unusual animals. Marvel at the views and take lots of photos. Get dropped back at your hotel at the end. Begin your hike and listen to your guide tell you all about the wildlife in the area. Keep your eyes peeled for rare birds, including the Resplendent Quetzal, the Three-Wattled Bellbird, the Blue-Crowned Motmot, and the Orange-bellied Trogon. Continue along 7 kilometers of natural trails and get to see the flora and fauna of the tropical forest. See if you can spot unusual wild animals, such as armadillos, coatis, and two-toed sloths and use the opportunity to take photos. Learn about the sustainable practices of the reserve. Marvel at impressive views of the mountains surrounding you. Get taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

8. Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Explore Monteverde in a new way by getting a new perspective on the forest through the Sky Walk, SKy Tram, and the Sky Trek system of zip lines to admire the forest from the air. Spot different flora and fauna from the air, and admire the cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, Miravelles, and Orosi Volcanoes. Begin the tour with the Sky Walk guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges of varying lengths and heights above the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the area while being immersed in the forest's canopy, and learn from a guide specializing in the forest. Next, enjoy the Sky Tram portion of the tour, and have the opportunity to ride through the forest with short stops to observe the forest's biodiversity, and spot Arenal, Tenorio, Miravilles, and Orosi Volcanoes, and admire the Nicoya Gulf and Guanacaste Plain if the weather permits. For the final portion of the tour, enjoy the Sky Trek system of zip lines, which combined cover over 2.5 miles of distance through the forest. Enjoy a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline with speeds up to 40 miles per hour and distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. Absorb the views from five different observation towers over the cloud forest's treetops offering a panoramic view of the surroundings. Try the Sky Trek Vertigo drop, perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline-filled activity.

Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

9. Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

Enjoy the views from 1500 feet in the air on a tandem paragliding flight over Jaco. Enjoy an experience with expert instructors. Meet at the departure site just outside downtown Jaco. Meet your experienced pilots who will prepare the equipment and brief you for the flight. Set off on the aerial tour above Jacó's highest peak over a lush tropical forest. Admire the spectacular views of Hermosa beach and the coastline. After flying for a while at an altitude of 1500 feet or higher, glide gracefully back towards the ground. You can also choose to purchase a video documenting your thrilling flight after you land.

Volunteer for a Day at a Wildlife Sanctuary

10. Volunteer for a Day at a Wildlife Sanctuary

Join the KSTR Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer for a Day experience to immerse yourself in the life of a zookeeper. Enjoy a tour of the sanctuary, help to clean the enclosures, and prepare meals for sloths, monkeys, parrots, and more. A buffet lunch is included. Start the day with a tour of the sanctuary to get to know all the animals that you’ll be working with for the rest of the day. Meet sloths, monkeys, coatis, parrots, and more. Learn about the stories of these unique animals and the care they receive from your dedicated guide.  During your tour, learn about the mission of the organization. Discover the work the sanctuary has been carrying out over the last 20 years and learn about their special projects, including reforestation and rehabilitation projects. You will also learn how you can help to conserve the rainforest. Afterward, help the zookeepers to clean out the enclosures or provide mental and physical enrichment activities to the animals. Stop for lunch at La Vaca Azul Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch and take some time to cool down by the pool before going back to work. After your own lunch, help to prepare lunch for the animals, including chopping vegetables and making sure each animal has their own bowl. Once the prep is complete, walk with the zookeeper and get the chance to food each of the animals and check they are eating properly.

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This was an extremely amazing experience and probably the biggest highlight of our trip. It took us some time getting used to the horses. There were some parts where the horses go up and down the narrow rocky path, but it’s all doable. The view at the last part of this tour was UNREAL. Our tour guide took some incredible photos of us riding the horses with the gorgeous sunset background. Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of a challenge! I guarantee you will have one of the most unforgettable experiences in Costa Rica!

I loved my experience, Carlos my guide was perfect, he explains very well, he is a good teacher. He is very nice and it is obvious that he likes his job, he is in his place. Thank you again and I recommend this day to anyone who wants to give their time to help animals and have a nice contact with wildlife. Cheer !! Continue your beautiful vocation!!

Our guide had a very good knowledge and taught us a lot. If I had booked the tour through the hotel I would have paid quite a bit less which frustrated me a bit.

La caminata por el bosque es increíble. Y las tirolesas wooooow si eres fan de la adrenalina y aventura obvio debes hacerlas

The other group in our party canceled, so we got a private tour with Jorge. He was amazing!