VISIT A TURTLE SANCTUARY
Learn about the conservation of sea turtles and nesting in Costa Rica throughout the year, and in the months of June through August, you might get a chance to see the arribada, the migration of the olive ridley sea turtles, which takes place in only 9 locations throughout the world! Watch as new baby sea turtles hatch and make their journey to the sea, escaping predators, and see the efforts of conservation specialists in preserving this species.
ZIPLINE THROUGH RINCON DE LA VIEJA
With over 32,000 acres of pristine wildlife, you'll sail through the treetops as you zipline through Rincon de la Vieja. Once you've mastered the ropes, treat yourself to a tropical smoothie as you admire the two towering volcanoes within the park borders, or take a hike through vibrant orchards brimming with birds and butterflies.
RIDE HORSES IN LA FORTUNA
Ride a horse through the foothills of the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna and explore the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in all of Costa Rica. Next, get extreme as you rappel down some of La Fortuna’s waterfalls. For a more tranquil experience, wander the sprawling sugar cane fields on horseback, and finish the day in the famous geothermal hot springs. Now doesn't that sound lovely?
HIKE IN MONTEVERDE
Home to one of the world’s premier cloud forests, Monteverde invites you to indulge your inner nature-lover. Hike through clouds on platforms suspended in the treetops. Enjoy a unique glimpse into a rare and diverse ecosystem, including the nearly 500 species of wild orchids housed at a nearby orchid farm.
GO FRESH AT A FARMER'S MARKET
Every Saturday, farmers from across the Guanacaste province come together at the Tamarindo Farmer's Market, where you can explore a wide variety of tropical fruits and maybe try a few new tastes, like carambola or soursop. Once you've had your fill of passion fruit juice, head over to the nearby beach for a perfectly relaxing afternoon in the sun.
EXPERIENCE A BREATHTAKING SUNSET
Part of the magic of living on the shores of the Pacific coast is experiencing the breathtaking sunsets that take place as the markets begin to close and evening begins in this Costa Rican community. Join with your fellow volunteers to experience the natural beauty of a Costa Rican sunset. And don't forget that camera - you'll be sure to capture some spectacular moments!
SHARE A SMILE WITH A CROCODILE
Palo Verde National Park is bursting with wildlife, with over 250,000 birds and 15 different habitats, including dry and wet forests. As you canoe through the mangrove forests, you might even come across the 24 teeth of a crocodile grinning back at you.
HANG TEN IN THE PACIFIC
If you've always wanted to try your hand at surfing, the warm waters of northern Costa Rica are a great place to start. Whether you're looking to practice your skills in the Pacific waves, or have a goal of standing up on a beach break, the many beaches of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica will be sure to inspire and amaze the your inner surf enthusiast.
HIKE A VOLCANO
Enjoy hiking the Arenal, Costa Rica's youngest volcano and one of the top hiking destinations in the country. You get to see waterfalls and visit some of the most beautiful soothing and warm natural hot springs in the world.
SNORKEL IN THE SUN
Located at the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, Sámara is known for its palm-lined main beach, Playa Sámara. There's kayaking, snorkeling, ATV-ing, and an array of other activities to enjoy on the wonderful white sand or the aquamarine water.