Costa Rica’s rugged terrain is laced with beautiful backroads that wind in and out of farmland and forests—and this is your chance to explore them by bike. Beginning on a rural dirt road, the ride takes a mild but steady climb up a volcanic slope, then heads offroad through cattle farms. You’ll stop for a farm-to-table lunch prepared by a local family and walk around the farm to discover pigs, chickens, an organic garden and a hydroponic greenhouse. After lunch, the ride continues to the next town of Quebrada Grande. With bellies (and souls) full and satisfied, it’s all downhill from here.
Biking the Backroads
Experience the natural beauty that occurs when a river meets the sea. The Palmares estuary area is a connection to the open ocean where two different environments meet, and it’s all yours to explore! We will pick you up at your front door in an off-road custom jungle safari vehicle. Pass over rugged terrain where stunning views give way to ocean views. The ride ends in the secluded north peninsula, on a private beach. The day is yours to do with as you please. Enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch in this incredible dream like location. In Robinson Crusoe style, a boat will meet you on the beach. Travel home along the coastline, following the sun as it sets into the sea.
Tenorio River Rafting
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled whitewater rafting experience, plenty of excitement awaits on the Upper Tenorio River. Descending through tropical dry forest, pastures, and mangroves near the Tenorio Volcano, this winding, fast-moving river has it all—including class III and IV rapids and a one-of-a kind Class V 12-foot waterfall.
National Park Hike
Ideal for the entire family, this enjoyable hike is your chance to slow down and immerse in the wonders of the natural world. Your expert naturalist guide will have you chasing blue morpho butterflies, spotting toucans, searching for insects and watching mischievous white-faced monkeys play in the trees. As you round one of the final turns of the journey, you’ll follow the sound of cascading water to a hidden waterfall. Take a refreshing dip yourself or let the kids splash around as you sit and take it all in, then enjoy a delicious riverside picnic.
If you’re an avid hiker, this one’s for you. Experience the wonder of AGC biodiversity traversing the Rincón de la Vieja complex of the Cordillera de Guanacaste. As you trek through the tropical dry forest ecosystem at upper elevations, you’ll wind along rivers, streams, and natural hot spring, seeing countless species and interactions along the way. The final destination is a picturesque waterfall where you can dive into refreshing mountain waters, disconnect from the outside world, and take in one of the most amazing natural environments on earth.
Biking the Volcano
In this radical mountain biking adventure in Rincon de la Vieja, the exotic is around every turn. You’ll glide along a single-track trail system and plunge through deep forest cover, over bridges, across rivers—and scream past breathtaking waterfalls while catching incredible views of an active volcano! You’ll be surrounded by white-faced and howler monkeys, coatis and armadillos.