Fun Water Adventures in Costa Rica for Your Vacation

Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste

Love the idea of going to a river, waterfall, or the ocean for your Costa Rica vacation? Then water adventures in Costa Rica are the thing for you.

Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are water adventures. Check out six of the top Guanacaste tours you can do at rivers, waterfalls and the sea.

Snorkeling in Guanacaste

Snorkeling tour in Guanacaste
See manta rays and other marine life on a snorkeling tour in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Guanacaste’s weather is perfect for snorkeling tours – hot and sunny! The Pacific Ocean along the Guanacaste coast is full of marine life, and with almost always clear conditions, you can see a lot. Keep an eye out for big schools of Jack Fish, eagle rays, manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins and whales. Plus, you don’t need a wetsuit in the tropical water.

Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste
Catamaran sailing tours along the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica are great fun.

Combine a snorkeling tour with sailing on a luxury catamaran along the Guanacaste coast by both Tamarindo and Coco Beach. Known as the “Rolls Royce” of day charter sailing catamarans in Costa Rica, these tours include lunch, an open bar, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and simply relaxing.

Costa Rica Tubing Tours on Rio Negro

There’s nothing like a day of exciting fun bouncing and splashing down a cool, crystal clear tropical river under the hot Guanacaste sun. On the Rio Negro (Black River) Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin, you ride 5 km (3 miles) of class 2 and 3 rapids in special, individual river tube rafts that are designed with handles and protective bottoms. Guides are with you the whole time to ensure your safety.

Waterfall Canyoning

waterfall canyoning guanacaste costa rica
The Waterfall Canyoning Tour at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is thrilling!

Another cool water adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin – one of the best places for Rincon de la Vieja tours – is waterfall canyoning. Rappel down a cascading waterfall and splash into the pool below. Then climb back up the rock wall and do it again, this time with a Tarzan-style swing!

Whitewater Rafting Tenorio River

White water rafting Tenorio River in Guanacaste
Whitewater rafting on the Tenorio River in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

This Costa Rica whitewater rafting tour is a lot of fun and thrilling as you plunge through twists, turns and drops down 8 miles of intense class 3-4 rapids. If that’s not enough, the beautiful scenery along the way will take your breath away.

Corobici River Float Tour

Corobici River Float tour
For a relaxing water adventure and to see wildlife, try the Corobici River Float Tour.

Want a water adventure in Costa Rica that is a little more relaxing? The gentle float tour down the Corobici River is just the ticket. While your guide rows the raft, you get to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature and interesting wildlife, including exotic tropical birds, monkeys, iguanas and other animals of the area. This is a great Guanacaste tour for families.

Article by Shannon Farley

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