Area Activities & Attractions
Guanacaste, Province in Costa Rica is located in the North West of Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast where there are countless beaches at which you can swim, snorkel or surf. There are awe inspiring volcanoes, waterfalls, rivers, and forests to explore. All around you there are exotic plants and animals to be discovered. The province of Gunacaste is the least propulated province in Costa Rica, with an estimated population of just over 350,000 people. It is named was derived from the Guanacaste Tree which is the national tree of Costa Rica. The climate and culture in Guanacaste is very unique when compared to the rest of Costa Rica. We have the rare tropical dry forest and are considerably drier and warmer than all other provinces in Costa Rica which makes it a perfect place to visit all year around. So whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or looking for a little adventure, you have found the right place.
For the thrill seekers there are so many exciting adventures to be had when visiting beautiful Costa Rica. Below you will find an introduction to many of the attractions and activities that can be found in our local area. Many of these activities and attractions can be combined to make a full day of fun and adventure. Our Concierge can provide you more information on any of them along with assistance on booking any tours.http://[email protected]
There are so many beautiful beaches in Costa Rica North Pacific coast. We have some of the most beautiful pristine beaches within an our of hour area. Locally there are at least 20 must see beaches if you are a beach lover. All beaches in Costa Rica are open to the public. No one can block access to the beach thus making it a beach lovers haven. Ask our staff and concierge on suggestions on must visit beaches closest us.
Boat & Catamaran Excursions
Being propelled on the open water by brisk winds, the only traffic you will need to concern yourself with are the dolphins, whales, turtles, and rays that can be frequently sighted as you sunbathe on the deck of the boat. In the meantime, you can soak up the dramatic panoramas offered by Costa Rica’s rugged Pacific coastline. Boat trips are the ideal way of exploring the Gulf of Papagayo. Its craggy coastline is filled with secluded coves and little beach hideaways that are otherwise inaccessible by land. You will be treated to pristine beaches that are perfect for sunbathing, picnic, lunches, beach games, snorkeling, cave exploring, and river mangrove tours.
Zip Line Adventure
Experienced guides will lead you on an adrenelin pumping adventure soaring through the tree tops on zip lines. This adventure will get your heart pumping and give you a birds eye view of our wonderful diverse landscape.
Diving & Snorkeling Safaris
If you enjoy viewing the sea life of the pacific, there are so many opportunties in the local area for out of this world diving and snorkeling. Our nutrient rich coast makes diving a breathtaking experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Costa Rica waters is home to so many species of sea life that is sure to not disppoint even the expert divers. Ask our concierge about all the options for diving and snorkeling opportunities.
From the novice fisherman wanting to just fish for dinner to the devoted sport fisherman, Costa Rica has it covered. Costa Rica is recognized as one of the world class sport fishing locaitons. Whether you want to reel in a catch of a lifetime or you just want to put fish on the table for dinner, our concierge desk will be happy to assist you with all of your fishing needs.
Tempisque River Tour and Wildlife Safari
The tour begins with an exotic and relaxed river boat ride down the Tempisque River. During this trip your attention will be drawn to the beautiful and colorful aquatic birds. Look for reptiles such as the Jesus Christ lizard or the large green or black iguanas on the riverbanks. Listen to the call of the howler and white face monkeys. This river tour also allows for the unique opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. The Tempisque river flows past a small village where Guaitil Indian Pottery is made. You will be shown the steps of pottery production from the indigenous Mayan ancestral traditions.
River Rafting Expeditions
By raft or kayak you will travel down the beautiful Class 2 and 3 rivers. You will enjoy the refreshing water splashing on you as you see beautiful trees amongst a tropical dry forest. This is fast and rejuvenating experience that is not to be forgotten.
Buggy and Quad Tours
Exploring Costa Rica has never been so fun! This is a perfect way to explore beaches and mountains alike with a guide that will show you all the wonderful attractions to our diverse land. Young and old love the feeling of freedom that you get riding around on the off road vehichles.
This water adventure will be a memerable experience that you can enjoy with the whole family. Tour the bay and see the abondant sea life, Visit private beaches or just ride around and explore that waters.
Visit one of these beautiful wonders of nature here in Costa Rica. Hike the national parks and see natures beauty and take a cool dip while you are at it.
Paddle Board Explorations
SUP excursions are a perfect way to get your exercise and exlore our beautiful ocean here in Costa Rica. You can even do Yoga on the SUP with a professional instructor. Ask our concierge for the details.
Just an hour South are some of the best waves for surfing. Whether you are a first-timer or a hard core surfing adrenaline junkie the beaches of Costa Rica are just where you need to be. From the mellow waves of Tamarindo to the serious breaks of Playa Grande, you are sure to find your perfect surf zen with guidance from our expert staff at The ZINDIS Group. Not interested in driving South for the waves, jump on a boat and head to Ollie's Point and Witches Rock for some of the best surfing in Central America. We have boats that will take you and the whole family for surfing lessons if you are a beginner or they will transport you in the matter of minutes for some great local waves - we can customize the trip just for you and your family.
Go Hike a Volcano!
Our area has three different volcano tours to enjoy - The Miravalles and Rincon de la Vieja are the closest being a little over an hour away. Arenal Volcano is about a 3 hour drive from Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. All three tours will provide a historical perspective into the culture of Costa Rica while learning about both active and extinct volcanoes in Central America. You will see an abundance of beautiful landscapes, climates, flora and fauna, as well as various types of forests. There will be opportunities to experience a precious hike in the rainforest, captivating views of the Arenal Volcano as well as ta soak in thermal hot springs, a dizzying walk over hanging bridges, and horse back riding along with many other opportunities to enjoy nature.
The Rincon de la Vieja Adventure Tour includes a special perspective into a variety of climates while casually hiking through dry forest and rainforest environments. This national park provides the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna while observing the great force of this active volcano. You will be mesmerized by natural gases, bubbling mud pools, and sulfur ponds all of which are natural proof of the volcanic activity.
For the ornithologist or bird lover, Costa Rica truly has one of the richest and varied bird populations in the world. Our team at ZINDIS will be happy to schedule on one of the many tours that specialize in seeking out and observing the vast array of feathered friends in our area.