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Tours are one of the best hassle-free ways to explore the gorgeous scenery and rugged terrain during your trip to Costa Rica. However, with hundreds of experiences and thousands of tours to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which Costa Rica tours to embark on during your time in the country.

Special Places of Costa Rica simplifies the daunting task of selecting your Costa Rica tours by providing you with recommendations of trusted tour operators. These locally-owned companies consistently receive excellent reviews from our guests, so you can be confident you and your group will have an unforgettable experience on your tour!

When you book a guided tour, you will enjoy a much more dynamic experience than if you were to experience the activity independently. Local guides live in Costa Rica, so they have plenty of knowledge about the area, and they can include unique stops and share insider information during your tour. Plus, you can be closer to other Costa Ricans during your tour, giving you an authentic cultural experience.

Top Costa Rica Tours

Check out these highly-recommended tours from our previous guests at Special Places of Costa Rica.

These Costa Rica tours range from full-day experiences to short one-hour excursions, so you can find the perfect tour to accommodate your trip length. Additionally, each tour ranges in price so that you can book an activity that fits your budget.

These tours all depart from your vacation rental with pickup times based on the location of your property—no additional transportation is needed!

Standup Paddle Boarding lessons

Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Playa Flamingo

1.5-3 hours
Min Age : All Ages
The calm waters of the Flamingo area of Costa Rica are perfect for standup paddle boarding (SUP) enthusiasts. Join us for a 1.5 or 3 ...
Lumbering female turtles make their way up above the high tide mark to lay their eggs

Giant Sea Turtle Tour

Half Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Giant Sea Turtle Tour is a transformative experience. Experience a rare event where turtles lay thousands of eggs in the sand.

Corobici River Rafting Tour (Class 1-2)

3/4 Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Corobici river rafting tour is a gentle river rafting experience on the river fed by the virgin mountains of the Tenorio volcano.
Corcovado Wildlife Tour

Corcovado Wildlife Tour

Overnight/Full Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Corcovado Wildlife Tour takes place in the Corcovado National Park, perhaps Costa Rica’s greatest natural treasure. However, it is now costing tourists more treasure ...

Miravalles Volcano Crater & Waterfalls Tour

Full Day
Min Age : All Ages
Miravalles Volcano & Waterfalls Tour is a relatively unknown secret and takes us to one of Guanacaste’s most active volcanoes: The Miravalles!

Tenorio Rainforest Hiking Tour

Full Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Tenorio Rainforest Hiking Trip is a “must-do” for all eco-tourists.  Tenorio is located along the continental divide and our closest location to visit the ...
Arenal Nature Tour

Arenal Volcano Nature Walk, Waterfall & Hot Springs

Full Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Arenal Volcano Nature Walk, Waterfall & Hot Springs tour is very popular with mature travelers due to its low impact design.
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Costa Rica Cultural Combo – Coffee Plantation & Pottery Tour

3/4 Day
Min Age : All Ages
On this trip we will visit a Costa Rican coffee plantation and processing plant, PLUS a traditional pottery town famous for its locally crafted clay ...
Palo Verde Boat Tour in Costa Rica

Palo Verde Wildlife Safari by Boat

Half Day
Min Age : All Ages
The Palo Verde Wildlife Safari is a gentle guided boat tour that will satisfy bird-watchers and nature lovers. Experience the beauty of Costa Rica by ...

Top Costa Rica Tour Categories

Whether you love learning, relaxing, or adventuring, you’ll be sure to find a Costa Rica tour to satisfy your interests.

While you’re in Costa Rica, you can embark on a wildlife spotting journey through the rainforest, tumble down a river while whitewater rafting, fly through the rainforest while ziplining, come face-to-face with marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving, or watch the sunset while horseback riding on a beautiful beach—and that’s just a tiny sampling of all the tours you can enjoy in Costa Rica!

Explore the types of tours we offer below to find the perfect adventure for your vacation.

Adventure tours in costa rica

Adventure Tours

16 tours
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Culture Tours

1 tour
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

7 tours

Rainforest Tours

6 tours

Sightseeing Tours

10 tours
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Volcano Tours

4 tours
Catamaran sail boat in Costa Rica

Water & Ocean Tours

3 tours

Frequently Asked Questions About Costa Rica Tours

Yes, there are hundreds of tours to choose from in Costa Rica. Special Places of Costa Rica makes choosing a tour easy by partnering with top-rated local companies you can trust for memorable experiences in Costa Rica.

Ziplining, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, cooking classes, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, wildlife spotting, fishing, whitewater rafting, chocolate tours, and coffee tours are just a few of the many activities you can do in Costa Rica.

A canopy tour in Costa Rica is an established route of ziplines, aerial trails, and suspension bridges in the upper reaches of the rainforest travelers can venture through while exploring the rainforest from different vantage points.

Wildlife tours, food tours, sightseeing tours, and adventure tours in Costa Rica are all great for families, depending on the age of the kids participating in the tour.

Best Tour Activities to Try in Costa Rica

There are tons of unique activities, from ziplining and whitewater rafting to hiking and horseback riding, that you can enjoy during your trip to Costa Rica.

If you’d like to book a tour that includes a specific type of activity, click on the category that lists your desired adventure below to see all the Costa Rica tours we recommend that include your activity of choice. Often, you can find a tour that includes a few activities you’d like to check off your bucket list during your trip to Costa Rica.