Incredible adventures will take you through great scenic and beautiful destinations throughout Costa Rica, combining these two healthy activities for as many of days as you desire.
Costa Rica has Great Mountain biking routes, particularly near Irazú, Turrialba and Arenal Volcanoes. There is a popular dirt road connecting Irazú Volcano and the foothills of Turrialba Volcano which is perfect for mountain bike, as it pass through the mountain presents great views of the Cartago city and Orosi Valley.
The area around Lake Arenal is also a great spot to bike. You can circle the lake in one long day, or break up the ride in two sleeping in Tilarán or Nuevo Arenal. The use of mountain bikes is a must, since the southern shore of the lake is unpaved. The Nicoya Peninsula also has great riding, particularly the stretch between Sámara, Puerto Coyote and Malpais. There is a coastal road that connects these three beach towns.
Costa Rica is one of the countries with more rivers per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world. Anywhere you go you will find some kind of float trip to enjoy nature from a very unique point of view. For many years, the rafting Mecca of Costa Rica was Turrialba, a large town embedded in the mountains near the Reventazón and Pacuare Rivers, on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica. Second in popularity was always the Sarapiqui River shed which pushed the opening of rafting companies near the ARENAL Volcano. Then, rivers such as the Peñas Blancas (now dammed) and Toro started delighting rafting enthusiasts in the northern slopes of the country. Nowadays there is a wide variety of exciting river trips offered in Costa Rica.
a) Northern zone, Sarapiqui – Arenal volcano
b) Central Valley – Irazu volcano – Turrialba
c) Central pacific – Manuel Antonio beach area