The varied landscapes of Costa Rica provide ample and diverse fun for all ages, and the province of Guanacaste has family activities that will create a lifetime of memories for everyone. Kids and adults alike can appreciate the grandeur of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, for example, giving you a window into a natural world where bubbling mud pits and majestic waterfalls share the scene with a sweeping forest. Or how about taking a Costa Rican horseback riding escapade through the countryside, something that will impress both children and grown-ups as they ride on their loyal steed with great views of nature all around them.
Looking to insert a little more adrenaline into your Guanacaste family activities? How about taking the fam on an ATV tour in Costa Rica, steering your high-power vehicle through the bumpy terrain and having a blast. Or if you have a family full of daredevils, you can soar high above the land on the longest zip line in Central America at the Diamante Eco Adventure Park, where the 4,000-foot ‘Superman’ is part of a memorable zip line course along with a nice animal sanctuary, giving the kids plenty of reason to be especially amazed by the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
If your family would much rather take it slow while they’re completely surrounded in nature, how about taking a boat ride to get a closer look at the majestic Arenal Volcano. Continue viewing this iconic mountain as you walk through a rainforest full of waterfalls and flora, before you all relax in pools of hot spring water, ending the day by enjoying a gourmet dinner with another view of the amazing Arenal Volcano. Additionally, you can spend a day in the mountains with the Culture and Adventure Mega Combo, which allows you to get in touch with the roots of the Costa Rican people by observing how coffee, cheese, cornbread and even pottery have been crafted for generations. This adventure also includes nice adrenaline, though, with a zip line course and a 1,300-foot mega water slide, making it one of the most complete family activities in Guanacaste for sure!
The longest zip line in Central America awaits, if you dare take on the 4,000-foot ‘Superman' line. Then come back down to earth and enjoy an animal sanctuary, quality time on the beach and an international buffet lunch.
Feel at peace in the Costa Rican forest as you hike and view one of the most famous volcanoes in this marvelous country. See amazing waterfalls and even magical mud pits that bubble with volcanic heat. A complete encounter with nature.
Go explore the Costa Rican dry forest by taking this unforgettable horseback riding excursion, which is available to travelers at the Secrets Papagayo, Riu Palace or Riu Guanacaste resorts.
Live the life of a Costa Rican 'sabanero' cowboy by taking an amazing horseback riding trek in the countryside, an adventure available to guests at Dreams Las Mareas resort.
Trek through the rugged parts of Costa Rica on this all-terrain adventure, taking you through mountains, streams and stretches of dry forest. This jaunt is for guests at the Secrets Papagayo, Riu Palace or Riu Guanacaste resorts.
Push the pedal to the metal with this adrenaline-pumping ride through mountains and streams hidden away from civilization. An adventure for guests staying at the Dreams Las Mareas.
Experience one of the most attractive natural sights in Costa Rica with a boat ride on the largest lake in the nation, as well as a walk through the rainforest and a gourmet dinner, all accompanied by the mythical Arenal Volcano on the horizon. A dip in hot springs is also included.
Take a journey in the mountains with an adventure that involves a zip line course, a 1,300-foot water slide, relaxing thermal pools, a horseback ride, and a look at the flavor and culture of Costa Rica.