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One of the many things that makes Los Suenos and Jaco Beach the top destinations in Cosat Rica is the wide variety of Things to do and experience while there. You'll find the highest quality tours and excursions in this region and an abundance of things that are "Must Do" experiences.
You are always better off booking your tours and excursions through a local tour agency than you are booking directly through your hotel or resort as you will get discounted rates on the better tours, and pay less than if you try and book direct with the tour operator. Local tour agencies are able to get discounts that are not offered otherwise.
Zip-Line Canopy Tour: The most popular “Must Do” tour when visiting Costa Rica . You’ll safely glide high over the Jungle Canopy treetops down a series of 15 Zip Line cables and 15 Landing platforms, enjoying spectacular views of the Jungle canopy below and the Jaco Beach Coast line. Vista Los Suenos canopy tour is the safest and most professional canopy tour operator in the area.
Canopy tours run daily at 8:00am -10:00am -1:00pm -3:00pm.
ATV- 4x4 Quad Tours: Adventure Tours located behind the Subway Restaurant on Main St in Jaco Beach, offers Certified & Professional Guides to guide you through Jungle & Mountain trails over the Highlands of Jaco and Playa Hermosa. You’ll travel through Rain-forest trails and roads and see breathtaking views and waterfalls, authentic and remote Costa Rican Mountain villages, and experience a part of Costa Rica that many people miss out on. This is a “Must Do” tour and experience. Their state of the art 4x4 250cc Quads have fully automatic transmissions, and are professionally maintained. All skills levels are welcome, and no prior riding experience is necessary. They offer a 2hour tour- 3hour tour & 4hour Tour
Departure Times : You can start your ATV tour any time you wish between 8:30am-3:00pm if choosing the 2 or 3 hour tours, or no later than 2:00pm if choosing the 4-hour tour
White Water Rafting: This is a wet and wild ride of a lifetime! The regions premiere Whitewater rafting operation is Amigos Del Rio and they bring you the most exciting, professional, and safest rafting experiences. Their safety certified and experienced river guides with steer you down the Savegre or Naranjo rivers, through thrilling whitewater rapids in the class Ill & IV categories. Hold on and get ready to get wet!
Schedule: ½ Day Trip - ¾ Day Trip & Full Day Trip (includes 4x4 Mountain adventure)
Manuel Antonio National Park: Located only 1-hour South of Jaco –Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio National Park and Wildlife preserve is one of Costa Rica ’s most prized natural treasures. Your drive to the Manuel Antonio region offers spectacular views of the Rainforest Mountain ranges as well as passing through the largest Giant Palm tree plantation in the world. The park is home to an abundance of local animals and plant life. You’ll be escorted by a National Park Guide who will bring you up close and personal with a variety of Monkeys, Birds, Lizards, Bats, Sloth’s, and a many more animals. Enjoy the white sand beaches and Turquoise blue waters that surround the park. Tours through this park offer incredible photo opportunities as well.
Crocodile Man River Tour: This exciting 2 hour tour takes you safely by boat up the Tarcoles River , one of then most populated Crocodile Rivers in the world, averaging 25 crocodiles per square meter. During this journey you will view the Manglar de Guacalillo (Guacalillo mangrove swamp), which is a shelter for more than 50 species of birds and a great variety of animals such coloring-red limpets, tiger herons, tiger -faced crabs, monkeys , pink spoonbills and many more. View amazing giant Crocodiles up close and personal from the safety of your specially designed Crocodile River tour boat. Watch one of your guides exit the boat, and Hand feed a giant crocodile. This is a sight that must be seen by all!
Departs Daily at Tours run daily at 8:30am -10:30am-12:30pm
Horseback Riding : The #1 Horseback Riding Tour in the region is Discovery Horseback Tours located 15 minutes from Los Suenos & Jaco Beach. Travel by Horseback through the Jungle Rainforest enjoying spectacular views, Rainforest Wildlife, a therapeutic natural mud bath and a viewing and swim under a Jungle Waterfall. Book this early as they have a limited number of horses and they stay booked often.
Horseback Tours run daily at 8:00am and 1:00pm - 2.5 hours in duration (200lb per person weight limit)
Surfing Lessons: Jaco Beach is world known for its year round consistent surf break and is a great place to take a surfing lesson and learn quickly how to "Hang Ten" and rip a few waves. There are great surf instructors in the area and taking a lesson guarantees your standing and riding a wave. Start times depend on daily tide activity so you'll have to inquire the day before you plan on taking a lesson. Lessons from the better instructors run 3 hours and prices include the rental of the board for the day so when you are done with your lesson you can use the board for the remainder of the day.
Have a great time during your visit to Los Suenos and the Jaco Beach area. Venture out, take it all in and relax!