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Jaco: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

1. Jaco: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

The fun starts with a 15-minute tractor ride to the top of the mountain for the zip line portion of your adventure. Descend through the rainforest on a 2-hour course of 10 cables and 14 platforms, some with amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Nicoya. After the zip lining is complete, its time to get your adrenaline pumping with an ATV adventure to a waterfall. Start with a test drive on a specially designed private track. Once you are familiar with your vehicle, the fun continues on a muddy 2-hour ATV tour in more than 300 hectares of private property. Enjoy this safe adventure with your guide as your journey towards a pristine private waterfall for a short hike and swim before returning to the base. Alternatively, upgrade your tour by choosing the 3-hour ATV course. After the zip lining portion of the tour which remains the same, embark on a longer ATV adventure which includes a visit to some nearby waterfalls and a drive along a muddy coastline trail with numerous lookout points.

Costa Rica: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

2. Costa Rica: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

Begin your tour with a short 30-minute walk and be introduced to the Central Pacific transitional forest. During the walk observe the amazing flora and fauna. Afterward, begin your chocolate experience and discover the international cocoa collection of the Central Pacific. Learn about the different varieties of cocoa, as well as its ancestral history, and cocoa's impact on the world economy. Try the actual cocoa fruit and take part in the cocoa production process. Delish in different types of chocolate and mix it with tropical fruits. Also learn about two of the most traditional agricultural products of Costa Rica, sugar cane and coffee. Have direct contact with the plants and hear about the natural history of these crops. At the end of the experience, there will be organic chocolate bars with different cocoa percentages as well as other cocoa products for purchase.

Jaco: Jaco Beach & Los Suenos ATV Tour with Waterfall

3. Jaco: Jaco Beach & Los Suenos ATV Tour with Waterfall

Receive a short tutorial on how to ride an ATV from your experienced guide. Ride a few laps on a private specially designed ATV test track. After getting confident in your riding ability, it’s time to hit the open road. Speed through luscious green terrain. Cross rivers. Cruise by farms and scenic nature. Reach lookout spots where you can take in the breadth and scope of this beautiful landscape. Hop off your ATV and take a quick hike with your guide to an exclusive private waterfall, where you can snap some pictures.

From Jaco: Full-Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

4. From Jaco: Full-Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

This park is the most famous in the country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens, and also because Forbes ranked it in the top 10 most beautiful parks in the world. The park alone offers 3 unique hiking trails that differ in level from smooth and flat to quite sharp and steep. On this tour, the best nature guides will be with you, and will help you understand the environment. The track you’ll take is actually smooth and charming and circles in the park making your walk around 2 miles long. Through the walk, your guide will describe the several species you’ll see, and you’ll be able to take beautiful pictures or simply enjoy the scene. Among the best parts of this excursion is that the Manuel Antonio National Park hosts 3 of the 4 current monkey species of Costa Rica. On this hike, enjoy a relaxing break at the 3rd beach situated on the southern part of the national park. You’ll have around twenty minutes to relax on the beach or in the calm waters of the bahía. During the hike, it is possible to see birds, reptiles and sloths, as well as plants and insects such as orchids and butterflies. Your guides will use Pentax and Swarovski telescopes that you can use to view wildlife and take photos under an alternative point of view. After concluding the tour, transportation back to your lodging will be provided.

Costa Rica: Zip Line Canopy Tour

5. Costa Rica: Zip Line Canopy Tour

Begin your adventure with a 15 minute ride aboard a specially designed tractor. Upon reaching the mountain, a bilingual guide will explain step by step all of the safety procedures you must follow to enjoy your zip line adventure. Then, descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 12 platforms and 10 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers, seeing spectacular views of Herradura Bay and Island, and the Nicoya Gulf. At the end, you will be greeted with fresh tropical fruits and cool water. Moreover, a professional photographers will capture you as you ride the zip line, and will have the photos available for purchase at the end of the tour.

Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

6. Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine. Learn where organic Costa Rican ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate them at home. Begin your tour by visiting the local farmer's market in Quepos, where you have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick out ingredients for your lunch. Your guide will assist you and be there to help you design the menu. Head to the private ranch in Londres and be greeted by friendly staff who will guide you to the organic garden. Pick out some finishing flavors, colors, and textures for your meal. Start cooking with professional local chefs in the kitchen. Experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic ceviches with plantain or banana, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, and picadillos (minced meats and veggies and spices combined). Sit down for your delicious meal, and delight your palate with local Costa Rican flavors. Let your imagination soar about how to recreate these dishes at home with your own seasonal ingredients.

The Extreme Adventurer Waterfall Tour

7. The Extreme Adventurer Waterfall Tour

Take part in an all day quest geared toward adrenaline junkies but also for the more calm-spirited. There are no jumps that are required so if you are traveling with an adventurous spirit but just want to watch or swim that is fine too! The trip starts with a drive South to the wild and rugged Osa area. Trek to five different waterfalls in three locations with each one getting bigger and more beautiful. Observe the falls from dry-land, swim in the pools or climb up and jump right in! It is up to you to decide what you are up for. Jump from a rope swing at one of the falls into the natural pools below. The next Waterfall has jumps from 8-40 feet and a natural water slide. Then enjoy an authentic Costa Rican meal at a typical local restaurant. Enjoy a 4×4 trek deep into the mountains to arrive at arguably the most magnificent waterfall in all of Costa Rica after lunch. When the conditions are right you’ll have the option of cliff jumping from 20, 30, 45 or 75 feet into the deep pool at the base of the 75′ falls. During this tour you will be deep in the Costa Rica rain forest. The first 2 locations have a 5 minute hike to the falls and the last hike is about 30 minutes.

From Jaco: Savegre White Water Rafting

8. From Jaco: Savegre White Water Rafting

Experience picturesque views of palm plantations, little villages, creeks and tropical vegetation on your drive to the rafting site. Your guide will gladly let you know everything about the things you observe on the way. Occasional stops will be made for bathroom breaks as well as to take photographs. Arrive on site, receive safety instructions and a chance to practice prior to getting into the river. The rafts are built for 6 passengers, and safety guides will travel along with you in kayaks in case you need any assistance. The Savegre River can easy get to class III, and many turns will make it an exciting trip. Tame the rapids for approximately 2.5 hours and take some occasional stops to relax and appreciate some of the stunning flora and fauna along the way. Towards the end of the tour, the river waters become calm and easy, making it possible to take a closer look at the birds and at the vibrant vegetation. Finally return to the starting point in about 30 minutes, where you can change clothes and enjoy a delightful homemade meal. After this, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Jaco: Canyoning and Canopy Tour

9. Jaco: Canyoning and Canopy Tour

Experience canyoning, an exciting multi-sport adventure that is gaining popularity for the masses. We have combined ziplining, waterfall-rappelling and hiking along with optional swimming and cliff jumping as high as 25 feet. Canyoning is no longer just for die hard adventurers and expert climbers. At Jaco Canyoning you have the opportunity to experience true Canyoning even if you have never been in a harness. Arrive at your base just 20 minutes from Jaco to start your adventure. After a beautiful 4×4 trip up the mountain you will be outfitted with the latest and safest gear from Black Diamond. You will be instructed on the safe and proper use of our equipment and then begin your 5 minute hike to the first zipline. After 2 "zips" over the river do a dry training rappel to familiarize you with the proper technique. A short hike down river and you will have some swimming and cliff jumping (4-25 feet) opportunities if you desire! Now it is time to get wet! 4 rappels through the waterfalls and you will do it all on your own. At all times you will be “safe and backed up” by your guides! After a short climb up we will exit the canyon and hike 15-20 minutes back to the truck. By the time you are finished you can say “I am a canyoneer!” Enjoy a tropical fruit snack and a refreshing beverage before returning to your hotel. This tour is fun for the whole family! People from ages 7 – 78 have taken part in this exciting excursion. All you need is a little sense of adventure!

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What people are saying about Jaco

This was a great excursion and our guide Allen (Alan?) was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. We got to go to a small farm, see animals, pick veggies, and learn to cook Costa Rican dishes. I am vegan and everything we made I could eat except for the entree, which was chicken. They were very accommodating and showed me how to make something different for my entree, called picadillo. It was delicious. Highly recommend.

Everything was perfect on this rafting trip! The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and also very friendly and professional. We were picked up right on time, and our rafting guide Marco was great with my whole family. We were a bit lucky as we did this trip late in the dry season, but it rained in the mountains the day before, so we had some fun rapids and fast water on our trip.

We had so much fun! Gary was an excellent guide and we learned a ton about chocolate that we did not know before. Plus we got to eat and drink some of the best chocolate I have ever had! Highly recommend this experience!

It was a very nice experience! We got to see lots of sloths and monkeys. Our guide, Carla, even took pictures for us through her binoculars. She was excellent.

Both experiences were worth the money. The lunch break in between was perfect. Everything flowed very well.