Activities, sports, culture and leisure in Costa Rica


When it comes to activities and sports, Costa Rica is a veritable playground. Whether you’re a seasoned sportsman, a thrill-seeker, a cultural enthusiast or simply curious by nature, you’ll find all kinds of activities to satisfy your desires.

Canopy or zip line, rafting or tubing, diving or snorkeling, paddle or surf, canyoning or horseback riding, buggy or quad, hiking or trekking – there really is something for everyone, every level and every age.

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Sport Side

The terrain and numerous rivers have given rise to activities such as canyoning, rafting, tubing… The mountains and volcanoes are ideal for trekking and hiking of all levels and in a wide variety of landscapes. The beaches and 2 oceans have seen surfers, kite surfers and other flyboarders come every year to enjoy the country’s temperatures and waves.
As for the rich forest, it can be visited from below as well as from above, with numerous zip lines and suspension bridges above the canopy. The country’s many trails and tracks are ideal for sports such as enduro riding and horseback riding.

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Cultural Side

First and foremost, the capital’s museums will attract travelers. Gold, jade, Mesoamerican cultures and art in all its forms are particularly well represented in San José. There are so many theaters that the saying goes: one theater per inhabitant. Last but not least, the capital’s parks are ideal for strolls and shows of all kinds. Numerous festivals take place every year, attracting artists from all over the world. In short, a panoply of cultural activities for those wishing to discover a culture and understand how it works.

National Parks Side

They are part of the country’s culture. Volcanoes and the protection of biodiversity have resulted in the protection of over 25% of the country’s territory, and this is one of the main reasons to visit Costa Rica. The main activities offered by these parks are hiking and trekking.

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