Adventure sports

Experience the power of the water while rafting through impressive canyons or use the zip-line to swing through the heights of fascinating cloud forests! If you want to combine adrenaline rush inducing adventure sports with breathtaking nature, Costa Rica is the right place!

White water rafting

An unforgettable experience awaits you on the world famous rapids of Costa Rica. From class I to class V, there is fun for everyone, for those who have to overcome themselves, but still have the leap into the boat, as well as for professionals with experience who are not afraid of fast rapids. Among the best rivers are the following rivers: Pacuare (II-V), Balsa (II-III), General (III-IV), Naranjo (III-IV), Colorado (II-III), Sarapiquí (II-III).

If you prefer to be carried away by the water alone in a tire, tubing is the right thing for you. There are several tubing suppliers in La Fortuna, also in Rincón de la Vieja and Sarapiquí, which offer transportation from different locations.

Zip-Lining / Canopy

Riding a zip-line between the trees is a unique adventure. In Costa Rica there are a variety of zip-lines of different lengths and heights, some with the Superman option and the Tarzan swing. The best are located in Monteverde, where you enjoy the adventure surrounded by the cloud forest - an incredible feeling!


Another adventure sport that takes you through the impressive scenery of Costa Rica is the canyoning, also called canyoneering. Suppliers are situated in La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio and on the Osa Peninsula.

Paragliding and parachute jumping

Have you ever jumped from a plane in 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) height? If not, Costa Rica is certainly a wonderful place to try this out. Experience the adrenaline rush and admire the indescribable landscape diversity from a different angle! For those who like it a bit calmer can enjoy the panorama during a relaxed paragliding flight.