Do you want to ring in the New Year in the Costa Rican jungle? Maybe you’d like to spend Christmas on the beach? Whatever your reason for holiday travel, Costa Rica has countless opportunities for you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the last few days of the decade. Choose from any of our top-rated holiday tours in Costa Rica and watch as your friends and family turn green with envy.
Pacuare River Hiking and Rafting Two-Day Trip
There’s no better way to throw yourself into the Costa Rican wilderness than with our two-day Pacuare hiking and rafting trip. This overnight adventure begins with a hurried, 13km (8 mile) paddle through 14 class-III whitewater rapids. Surrounded by lush rainforest, you’ll have the opportunity to see toucans, parrots, sloths and maybe even monkeys (although we doubt you’ll have a lot of time to look around). In the afternoon, sprawl out in a hammock at the Pacuare River Lodge – a beautiful resort comprised of small cabins renowned for its hospitality and quaint comfortability.
On your second day, enjoy a hot cup of Costa Rica’s best coffee and then dig into over 40 class IV rapids – all of which test your strength and stamina. Two stops will be made along the way: one for an exploratory hike and the other for lunch on the river. Afterwards, take the time to reflect in comfort at Siquirres, your very own private Exploration Center where you can shower, eat, and enjoy a beer or juice on the terrace.
Sky Trek Canopy Arenal
Get a bird’s eye view with our Sky Trek Canopy Arenal tour. This adventure gives you a true appreciation for the remarkable beauty of Costa Rica and the animals that flourish in the rainforest. Board the Sky Tram in a gondola and soar through the rainforest with your bilingual guide. The tram will stop at your request, and your tour guide will give you a detailed explanation of flora and fauna that surrounds your 360 degree view.
Next, it’s time to get your blood pumping with the Sky Trek Arenal! This maze of ziplines will take you from the Observation Deck, where your gondola ride ends, all the way down to the forest floor. This 2.7km (or 1.7 mile) web of ziplines is comprised of 8 zig-zagging cables that will take you to a maximum height of 660 feet! And yes, that’s WAY above the treetops!
Arenal and Monteverde Bike Tour
For the cyclists and non-cyclists alike, the Arenal and Monteverde Bike Tour is a great way to get acquainted with local neighborhoods and get a glimpse into the true way of life in Costa Rica. Instead of being stuck in a bus or van, make your way between Arenal and Monteverde via bike! The ride itself is about 1.5 to 2 hours long, depending on your speed, and is 13 kilometers (8 miles) long. It’s not uncommon to spot howler monkeys, coatimundis, sloths and toucans on this tour. You’ll also enjoy a stunning boat ride across Lake Arenal and get a glimpse of the countryside via van as you travel near Monteverde.
Why spend the holidays at home when you can spend them in Costa Rica? Book any of our top-rated holiday tours in Costa Rica and end the year with memories to last a lifetime.