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From Jaco: Costa Pacific 5-in-1 Adrenaline Extreme

1. From Jaco: Costa Pacific 5-in-1 Adrenaline Extreme

Enjoy a day of adventure in Pacific Park. Challenge yourself to climb a waterfall, overcome your fears with a hanging bridge, explore the lesser-known part of the forest canopy with a gondola flight and prepare for fun and adrenaline at the safest and most exciting canopy in Costa Rica. The Adrenaline Junkie Tour includes nature trails trekking and a visit to a medicinal plants garden, an aerial tram, canopy zip line, and waterfall climb – all with the help of a guide. The Aerial Tram features 18 gondolas that give rides to a maximum of 9 passengers each including one bilingual (English/Spanish) naturalist guide for a tour above the top of the trees to learn about the rich ecosystem of Costa Rican tropical forests.  The Pacific Canopy zip line tour sends you gliding over treetops for a compelling and exciting way to have a clearer view of the rainforest. Five of the zip lines are over 200 meters long. Splash and battle against a strong current as you climb a waterfall. With just the help of a safety harness and a rope, use your hands and feet to reach the top.

From Jaco: Full-Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

2. 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.

Jaco: Extreme Waterfall Canyoning with Lunch

3. Jaco: Extreme Waterfall Canyoning with Lunch

Your adventure kicks off with a 15-minute tractor ride for the extreme canyoning portion of your adventure. Discover the Central Pacific transitional rainforest and admire its flora and fauna along the way. Upon arrival to the first platform, receive all the necessary safety instructions and start with the 250 feet auto guided rappel descent. The second descent is a rappel down the face of a 70 feet waterfall, shortly after you will descend the biggest waterfall, an amazing 150 feet rappel. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try the 15 feet cannonball jump into a natural pool. Alternatively, you can take a guided zip line to the bottom. From there you can descent natural slides and waterfall avalanches. Finally, savor a delicious buffet lunch in the afternoon.

Canopy Zip line & Aerial Tram Tour

4. Canopy Zip line & Aerial Tram Tour

The innovative Tranopy tour combines an in-depth forest view of an aerial tram with the excitement of a canopy tour. A professional naturalist guide will accompany you, pointing out some of the secrets of the primary and secondary rainforest that surrounds you. Adventure and nature are in perfect harmony on this tour. Combining the peaceful observation of your surrounds with an aerial tram ride with the adrenaline-pumping action of a canopy tour, the innovative Tranopy tour is an unforgettable experience. See the forest like never before with a specialist naturalist guide. Learn about the flora and fauna and soar through the treetops on 10 cables and 15 platforms.

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What people are saying about Jaco

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Very professional team. Pick up at the hotel at the agreed time. Clear instructions before departure. The aerial tram route is good because there is no animals, but it is due to the oppressive heat. The activity of the zipline was the highlight of the activity. Interesting circuits, several stations, magnificent view but above all the skill, kindness and joie de vivre of the instructors. Always smiling and have no shortage of compliments and advice. Thank you

This was an incredible experience. The guides were great — very reassuring and professional and we felt like we were in good hands the entire time. That being said, this experience is definitely not for those with a fear of heights or who don’t trust themselves physically.

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.

Our guide spoke impeccable English with a few French sentences ... a lot of knowledge. A visit in harmony with nature. The dinner was excellent.

Sylvia, our guide, was fabulous! She was incredibly knowledgeable and adapted our tour to our interests.