The national parks, mountains, forests and beaches of Costa Rica offer unique sceneries for hiking and trekking. Various hiking trails through breathtaking landscapes with unimagined diversity await both beginners and experienced hikers. A special highlight is the ascent of the Cerro Chirripó, with 12,532 ft (3,820 m) the highest mountain in Costa Rica, which has landscapes that cannot be found in any other region of the country.

In the Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean coast there is an 8 km long hiking trail leading to Puerto Vargas. In the park you can find different species of animals and jump into the sea for refreshment.

A more challenging hike awaits you at Cerro Chato, the extinct neighbor of Arenal volcano. The route to the peak is only about 2 km long, but the difficulty is due to the difference in height.

Longer trekking tours include the crossing of the Los Quetzales National Park from San Gerardo de Dota to Quepos (3 days), the Monteverde hike to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano (3 days) and the spectacular hiking tour through the rainforests of the Corcovado National Park in southern Costa Rica.