Guachipelín Adventure Centre
A place for adventurers and nature lovers!
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Hacienda, located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. There is a large variety of activities for adventurers and also for nature lovers. The trails will lead you through the Hacienda to scenic waterfalls, the dry forest and pastures. At Hacienda Guachipelín you have the chance to spend an adventurous day with a high fun factor. Activities available: Spa with thermal waters, Horseback Riding, Tubing Adventure, Canyon Canopy Tour (incl. rappelling, Tarzan Swing & rock climbing)
Ride like a Sabanero!
Horseback tours allow you to experience several spectacular places of Costa Rica. You will gallop and trot across gorgeous landscapes that vary in difficulty. Imagine riding through a misty rainforest and enjoy the unique natural surrounding and its wildlife! Descend small hills and admire the scenic lockout throughout your journey. Enjoy also a ride along the beach and a fantastic sunset of the Golden Coast right on the beach or on the top of the hills lookout.
Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
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Spend one afternoon on a sailing boat and enjoy soft ocean breezes, impeccable blue skies, rustling palm fronds, warm sand and the rhythmic crashing of the waves.
You will board a comfortable vessel to cruise around Potrero Bay and the Catalina Islands before anchoring near a beautiful beach where you can sunbathe or take a swim in crystal clear waters. Practice also snorkeling and discover the incredible underwater world with its different sea dweller – maybe you have the chance to see a blowfish, shark or turtle…
On the cruise back, you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset on the sea horizon – a romantic and memorable moment!
Swing like a money from tree to tree!
A true must for the adventurous visitor because this activity guarantees you a lot of fun and excitement. Located in a tropical dry forest next to New Colon, this canopy tour is an extreme close-up look at nature, roaming among the treetops giving you a true bird’ eye view of the tropical forest. Leap from platform to platform on the special system of steel cables with the use of professional climbing gear. Each trip between the different platforms is a unique experience and a challenge to your adventure spirit.
Hot Springs & Rain Forest
This trip takes you through tranquil towns, pastoral scenes and forests up to the rolling planes of Fortuna. Enjoy a hike through the rainforest at the foot of the volcano.
The scenic view over the lake is dominated by the majestic Arenal Volcano, famous for its incredible eruptions, lava streams and incandescent rock explosions, resembling natural firework displays. Relax in the soothing natural hot springs at its base, located in lush tropical gardens, offering an ideal setting to observe the volcano.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Located high in the Tilarán Mountain Range at an altitude of 4300 ft above sea level, Monteverde is a true paradise for researchers and nature lovers. The Monteverde-Tour consists of a complex series of suspended bridges, platforms and paths that will allow you to visit a Canopy-Tour of this mystical and magical cloud forest.
The 1.9 mile of trails will take you through the forest. Along the trails, you will find eight bridges. The bridges are between 170-560 feet in length and 40-260 feet in heights and offer an eye level perspective of the inhabitants of the tree tops’ canopy of the cloud forest.
Rincón de la Vieja
National Park, Volcanic activity at close range
Rincón de la Vieja is the largest volcano in the country’s northwest region and comprises of a remote volcanic complex. Fumaroles, bubbling mud pots, miniature volcanoes, natural hot springs, dry forest, rivers and waterfalls are just some of the many attractions you may enjoy during a visit to this park. The park’s biodiversity is its main attractions. It is known for its profusion of orchid species and a variety of ecosystems that include dry and rainforest. Many birds and animals inhabit the slopes of the volcano, among them toucan, the elegant trogon, eagles and curassow. Animals you may encounter are coatis, agoutis and howler and capuchin.
Discover the underwater world
If you love the ocean and the diving into the deep sea, this diving excursion is just right for you. It enables you to dive to the bottom of the sea and discover the various and incredible underwater world with all its marine life. Many species of marine life including the giant manta rays, stingrays, sharks, moray eels, barracudas, sea turtles and a variety of colorful tropical fish can be found here.