More Local Tourist Options and Tours
Other tour options are also possible. See below for more ideas! Please email us for more details and information about rates if you decide to take one of these tours.
SAN LORENZO CANOPY TOUR: this Zip Line tour through the tree tops boasts the longest continuous cable in Costa Rica! Set in the mountains north of the Central Valley one will have ample opportunity to see Costa Rica‘s flora and fauna up close and personal!
SAN LUIS CANOPY TOUR: just minutes from the San Lorenzo Zip Line this tour is buried in the scenic hills enroute to Arenal, and has a Tarzan Swing and a “Superman” zipline as well! Both locations are a little over one hour from Hotel La Rosa.
WHITE WATER RAFTING: For the more adventure minded we have the thrill of the Pacuare River. This River offers 30 km of Class III and IV rapids as well as stunning scenery. Lunch is served about 2 hours into the “cruise” on the river bank. All operators are very experienced and safety is paramount to their operations. Note: we think this experience is Awesome!!
SAN JOSE CITY TOUR: this is a half day tour. See the bustling city of San Jose from the comfort of your microbus. Great way to see the main sites without getting lost or searching for parking!! Includes La Sabana Park, the National Theater and usually the Gold or Jade Museum depending on the day.
POAS HALF DAY: This tour is for people who only wish to visit POAS VOLCANO. It can be taken in the morning (recommended) or afternoon (not recommended due to weather).
RAINFOREST AERIAL TRAM: buried on the eastern slopes of Braulio Carrillo National Park, the Aerial Tram is a nature lover’s best way to see a mature jungle from within the tree tops. Jungle flora and fauna varies tremendously from forest floor to canopy top and with the Aerial tram quietly drifting through the trees, one can see and hear much, much more.
RAINFOREST 3-1 TOUR: this all day tour is an extremely cost effective package. It includes a jungle river cruise on the beautiful Sarapiqui River, guided nature walks (including a hanging suspension bridge) in Selva Verde Lodge and then finishes up with entrance to the Rainforest Aerial Tram mentioned above.
THE REAL TORTUGUERO: this is an all day tour which takes you through San Jose, over the Continental Divide and down into the Caribbean Flat lands and on into the Tortuguero canals. Includes guaranteed entry to the Park, a canal ride, visit to the information centre and a tour of turtle nesting areas accompanied by a park naturalist. This tour involves a lengthy bus ride from the Central Valley.
BAY ISLANDS CRUISE TO ISLA TORTUGA: Isla Tortuga is a beautiful sun-drenched island off the south coast of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Here, stunning scenery combine with beautiful beaches and azure warm waters. This location is great for SCUBA or snorkeling. The tour includes yacht transportation from Puntarenas as well as sun-tanning, and lunch on board the yacht as it cruises past the Bay Islands in the Gulf of Nicoya enroute to Isla Tortuga.
BEST OF THE PACIFIC: This tour option visits the Rio Tarcoles to cruise on the river and see the scores of crocodiles that are always present! As this is a river delta, migratory birds abound as well. Afterwords, the tour moves on to Punta Leona Resort where you can enjoy a Costa Rican Blue Flag Beach.
The above options are just ideas to give you a starting point to plan the best vacation possible. Many other less touristy options exist as well such as waterfall rappelling, spelunking (caving), and hiking.Costa Rica is an adventurer’s paradise so if you have a question, just ask and we will try to help!