Below you will find some places that our guests have recommended you might visit. These visits are based on their own trips and our guests believe you'd better not miss the experience if you are in that particular location. Perhaps some of these activities can enchant you and add to an unforgettable trip when you next come to Costa Rica:

Town Location Thing Summary
Alajuela Zoo Ave The animals of course It’s hard sometimes to tell which animals live in the zoo and which decided to hang around for the ambience.
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Zip Lines Zip lining down at 40 mph over a lush canopy of rain forest and river, what a rush!
Uvita Hacienda Baru/ Alejandra & Giovani Don Lulos, Nauyaca Waterfull Tour Beautifull Waterfull, Wonderfull Family, good food, bargain prices.
Cahuita Cahuita National Park Cahuita N.P The large park with easy trails is a national treasure lots of wildlife too with a large barrier reef to snorkel. Beautiful beaches, great wildlife, not a lot of people.
Cerro Punta in Panama Finca Dracula Garden and orchid farm Finca Dracula has a bazillion types of orchid, but the Dracula orchids hybridized at Finca Dracula are the stars. Lovely gardens.
Playa Cocles Great restaurantFood was gourmet Italian in the middle of this crazy jungle town. The music was enchanting. Great service.
Playa Cocles Shawanda Restaurant Great restaurant Great atmosphere, ambience, service and great Food!!
Damas near Quepos   Mangrove Vayaking Boas, Monkeys(Lots) and a great guide.
Drake Bay Pirates Cove Dinner and the park Natural Food prepared very well. Day trips to Corcovado National Park.
Drake Bay Elia, the guide Corcovado National Park Truly a zoo without bars. Grand Slaw on monkey species, Scarlet Macaws in the wild, anteaters, sloths, the whole menagerie, Sirena Ranger Station.
El Castillo Linda Vista Lodge The View Perfect view of the Arenal Volcano erupting, the lake and more.
La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Lodge The hotel Beautiful grounds with lots of flowers, super-friendly staff, and spotless rooms. Great restaurants and beautiful pools. And to top it off, the price is very reasonable.
La Fortuna Anywhere in the area Arenal Volcano at night The lava flow at night is like fire works tumbling down the mountain!
La Fortuna Arenal Hanging Bridges/Jose, the tour guide Hanging Bridges Tour Make sure you tell your guide what you hope to see so they can do their best to find it. We saw tarantulas, howler monkeys, two eyelash vipers, lots of lizards, a poison dart frog, leaf cutter ants, etc. Even a toucan!!
La Fortuna Arenal Canopy Tour Rainforest Panoramic Lake views.
La Fortuna 1 mile out of town/ask any local teenager Very Cool Rope Swing- 20ft drop Some waterfalls (which you can also jump from). What a blast & a special experience it was to laugh, cheer, and be cheered on by the local kids! It is located just off the small road over the same river that the waterfull in town falls into/creates.
Montezuma Amor de Mar Everything Horse back riding and trip to Tortuga Island. We rented both houses which are joined by an optional adjoining door at Amor De Mar. It was beyond our belief!!
Near La Fortuna Arenal Hanging Waterfalls, Rivers, great views, beautiful walk. Suspended bridges & the jungle!
Near Sarapiqui La Selva/ Christian the guide The nature preserve Fun guide, jungle walk, paved trails.
Nosara Lagarta Lodge The nature preserve The lodge owns its own nature reserve that you can walk around and spot wildlife, with interesting information about trees and plant life. Sit in their bar and watch the sun set, and you need a car to get to Ostinal to see the turtles.
Ojochal “Exotica” and “Citrus” Restaurants in the middle of nowhere Ojochal was adopted a few years ago by a lot of French Canadians so there are good French Restaurants. “Exotica” is one of the oldest and best. The food is not to be missed , and “Citrus” is so good too.
Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui La Selva Great animals & birds. The scientist in residence were fabulous, specially with my 8 years old daughter.
Samara   C&C Surf School The ticos who work at the C&C Surf School are just good old fashioned bums. Good teachers. They also rent surfboards, boogieboards, and kyaks by the hour or day at a very good price.
San Gerardo de Dota Savegre Mountain Hotel The Chacon family Surprisingly comfortable, operated by a family of very gracious people, terrific food, great birdwatching (with and without guide), easy hiking trails a little Shangri-La only 100km south.
Santa Elena/ Monteverde Arco Iris Hotel / Monteverde San Juan Coffee Tour The coffee tour was nicely, informative and the coffee was the best. We also brave the Aventura Zip Line Canopy Tour. The cabins at Arco Iris were beautiful, saw monkeys during breakfast!!
Sarapiqui Tirimbina Chocolate Tour   Demostration of how they made chocolate in the Mayan times. Interactive, good for kids. Brilliant chocolate!!
Sarapiqui, Tirimbina Rain Forest Center Cocoa Plantation Tour Wendy Interesting and exceptional tour with the wide Wendy.
Tortuguero Casa Marbella/ Daryl Loth Seeing green turtles laying eggs Daryl took us on the turtle tow for $15. It is incredible well managed and the turtles; not the tourist are the main priority. It was magical. Casa Marbella is a great place to stay, right on the river with great views, very comfortable, and the boat tows they run are also fabulous.