Things to do in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

Our most recommended things to do in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Zipline & Aerial Adventure Pass

1. Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Zipline & Aerial Adventure Pass

Enjoy Costa Rica's longest dual zipline courses at the Diamante Eco Adventure Park on Matapalo Beach. Led by professional guides with all the necessary equipment, feel the thrill of a 30-feet free fall on the “Quick Jump” and go down headfirst on a mile-long ocean view zipline called the "Superman". Make your way to Diamante Eco Adventure Park, located roughly an hour from Liberia or Tamarindo in the province of Guanacaste. Then, explore the ziplines and aerial rides at the oceanfront park at your own pace. With dual action lines, you can share your adventure with friends or family members, riding side by side. Follow the guidance of certified guides at the eco-adventure park for a fun and safe experience. Soar above treetops on a ziplining course designed and engineered according to ACCT standards. With state-of-the-art carbon ziplines and an automatic braking system, you never have to touch the lines.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Wildlife Sanctuary Pass

2. Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Wildlife Sanctuary Pass

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Diamante Eco Adventure Park and admire the variety of Costa Rican wildlife. See animals like sloths, monkeys, jaguars, pumas, and more. The Diamante Adventure Park is known for its world-class habitat designs. Throughout the experience, you will see monkeys, cheetahs, crocodiles, pumas, and varieties of birds. Some of these animals have been born in other wildlife management programs for scientific and educational purposes. You will also learn the key aspects of biology, ecology, and the natural history of the animals from qualified and dedicated professionals. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Costa Rican wildlife.

Guanacaste: Diamante Adventure Park All-Day Adventure Pass

3. Guanacaste: Diamante Adventure Park All-Day Adventure Pass

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at Diamante. Access the Botanical Garden, learn about wildlife at the Animal Sanctuary, and dare to cross a hanging bridge over a pond full of crocodiles. Book a time for your zipline and enjoy almost a mile of ocean views from the air. Fly worry free, as Diamante's zipline is designed for both safety and fun and meets all ACCT standards. After the course, enjoy the rest of the day to explore Diamante and its various attractions, including the 30-foot free fall Quick Jump, and the hanging bridge. The pass includes access to the Botanical Gardens where you can stroll among fruit trees, flowers, and tropical plants. Check out the Traditional House, a replica of a typical farmhouse common in the area 100 years ago. Here, enjoy a hands-on cultural experience with coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane. And don't forget the Animal Sanctuary, recognized as one of the most beautiful wildlife education centers in Costa Rica. Children and adults alike will love learning about some of Costa Rica's native fauna and how to protect them.

Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

4. Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

Dive deep into the Costa Rican rainforest and enjoy fun ocean activities as you embark on a thrilling adventure. Discover the outstanding Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste with a day pass, giving you access to the unique zipline course and a traditional buffet. Ride a nearly mile-long Superman-style zipline with incredible ocean views. Experience a 30-foot free fall jump and cross a hanging bridge over a crocodile pond. Share the fun with friends and family by riding the twin zipline. The modern carbon lines and braking system will keep you all safe. Access the park's animal sanctuary to learn about the local wildlife and visit the Traditional House, a recreation of a typical farmhouse from 100 years ago. Unwind at Hammock Beach after an exciting day or hop in the water for some paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. Once you start feeling hungry, head over to the oceanview restaurant to taste its renowned Costa Rican buffet.

Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park ATV Tour

5. Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park ATV Tour

Discover Playa Matapalo on a guided ATV tour through the Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste. Ride along private trails through the jungle and lowland forest, and climb hills on your offroad vehicle to admire views of the Pacific Ocean. Meet your guide at the Diamante Eco Adventure Park and get ready for your ATV adventure with a short safety briefing. Choose to ride on your own or with a partner, hop onto your all-terrain vehicle, and set out to explore the natural surroundings of the park. Wind your way through the jungle on dirt roads with your professional guide leading the way. Comfortably explore nature as you slowly climb up hills, revealing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. At the end of your scenic ATV ride, return to the starting point. Here you'll have the opportunity to purchase some refreshments or choose to explore another one of the park's attractions (cost not included).

Playa Matapalo: Scenic Horseback Riding Adventure

6. Playa Matapalo: Scenic Horseback Riding Adventure

Riding on horseback is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Make your way through a dry tropical forest and admire Costa Rica's scenic views and wildlife. Get ready to discover the beautiful landscapes of Costa Rica. With over 100 acres to explore, there are several possible trails from beginner to advanced. Before you set off, the activity provider's team will help you to design the perfect route for your group whatever your level of experience. As you ride, take in scenic views and learn more about the wilderness and wildlife of Costa Rica. Make a stop at the Pacific Ocean and get a sense of the diversity of landscapes and life on the island before you return to the starting point.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Costa Rican Cultural Experience

7. Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Costa Rican Cultural Experience

Dive into Costa Rican culture with a guided tour of Diamante Eco Adventure Park’s traditional house and botanical garden. Get a hands-on experience with chocolate making, coffee brewing, and sugarcane juice extraction, while learning about the medicinal herbs and flowering plants around you. Take a walk on the garden’s shaded pathways, leading to a typical Costa Rican farmhouse or Casita. Get historical and cultural insight into the lives of rural Costa Ricans at this house that replicates the true design, style, and materials used by the average farmer for almost 100 years. Then, amidst the lush green surroundings of the botanical garden, get introduced to a variety of native flora and fauna. Learn about the origin and history of cacao, along with the production process — from drying, roasting, and grinding the seeds to creating a chocolate mixture. Next, it's time to understand the social, economic, and political impact of coffee in Costa Rica. Take a close look at the park's organic coffee plants, unique to the province of Guanacaste. Then, see the traditional way to brew coffee using a chorreador (filter coffee brewer). Continue on the walking trails in the botanical gardens to see an organic sugarcane crop. Learn all about sugarcane agriculture in Costa Rica from your guide. Finally, roll up your sleeves and use a sugarcane press to make your very own Agua Dulce (sweet water).

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