My Excellent Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica iguanaI just returned from a fantastic adventure in Costa Rica! I was traveling alone so I decided to plan my trip via a tour company. I found Costa Rica Expeditions and made all my arrangements with them via email. I chose the Ultimate Costa Rica Adventure tour, which is full of fun and interesting activities. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the trip turned out great! I arrived in Costa Rica and Costa Rica Expeditions was there to meet me at the airport. The next day I met up with the other 2 people that were also on the tour. We then took off with our tour guide and driver to begin our adventure.

We did everything from biking through the Costa Rican countryside to the Pacific ocean where we then boarded an outrigger canoe and paddled to a secluded beach. Another day we ziplined through the rainforest canopy. We also went to Caño Island, one of the best snorkeling/diving spots in the world. There was hiking and biking through tropical subalpine forests and meadows and the trip was topped off with rafting down the Class III-IV Pacuare River.

I had a fabulous vacation. The ziplining was an exhilarating and fun experience. I was a little scared at first but the guys in charge were real pros and had me zipping through the rainforest canopy in no time. If you ever get down to Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, don’t miss the Waterfalls Canopy tour.

Although all the hotel accomodations were great, my favorite was the Cristal Ballena hotel at Playa Ballena. Every room offers a breathtaking ocean view. The service was excellent too. On our boat ride to Cano Island, we had a school of dolphins racing along with our boat playfully in the ocean.

The real highlight of the trip was the Pacuare White Water river  rafting (level 3 – 4). What a blast! The river canyon is gorgeous, the river guide was one of the best in the world, and experiencing this beautiful wilderness was breathtaking.

I can’t say enough fabulous things about my trip to Costa Rica with Costa Rica Expeditions. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, organized, and friendly. The whole experience was unforgettable and I can’t wait to go back!


  1. Pat King says:

    That’s awesome! I was in Costa Rica for 2 weeks in May. I have been several times and plan on moving there some day! It’s always been my dream to live there, so I am working towards making that happen! :)

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