Costa Rica is an incredible country, offering long stretches of deserted white sand beaches, dense jungles filled with a rich diversity of exotic wildlife, lush rainforests, raging rivers, towering volcanoes, and smiling communities. On top of all of this though, Costa Rica has an adventurous activities scene which rivals that of New Zealand!
Costa Rica’s landscape and temperate climate lends itself to outdoor activity, and it is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to combine a love of the outdoors with an adventurous spirit! Throughout the country there are a wealth of activities and attractions so exciting, and in locations so breathtaking, that two weeks of my International Student Volunteer project were dedicated solely to an adventure tour!
Our days included time soaring through the treetops and our nights were spent in amazing cabin accommodation amongst rare rainforest species. We enjoyed hiking, abseiling, zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, bungee jumping, surfing, swimming, canoeing and canopy tours! Our biggest challenge was trying to fit it all in!
But potentially the most fun we had while in Costa Rica was spending three days white water rafting with Rios Tropicales. Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to ride rapids, offering a variety of rapid ‘classes’ for all skill levels including both beginners and the most experienced rafters. We definitely weren’t experts; in fact, I had no rafting skills at all! Regardless, we had an absolute BLAST riding the river rapids!