Leave the city behind and delve deep into the Costa Rican rainforest with this excursion to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Scope out native flora and fauna, relax in bubbling hot springs, zipline over the jungle canopy, and fly down a waterslide in a lush natural setting.
After being picked up from your hotel, ride toward the verdant rainforest of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park with the park’s volcanic peak towering on the horizon. This area receives more than 200 inches (500 cm) of rainfall every year, providing a fertile habitat for all kinds of plants and animals.
Explore walking trails and keep your eyes peeled for howler, spider, and capuchin monkeys, as well as other wildlife (coatis, jaguars, cougars, kinkajous, and more than 300 species of exotic birds call this tropical landscape home). For a look down over the forest canopy, soar over the trees on a thrilling zipline tour across 11 platforms and take a Tarzan swing through the leaves.
After the rush, make your way to the park’s natural hot springs. These bubbling pools are set among rocks, rivers, and the jungle greenery, making them an unforgettable place to relax and play. Try a mineral-rich mud bath at the springs, and end your day of rainforest exploration with an exciting, 1,400-foot (420 m) waterslide ride through the trees.