Adventure Tours

We organize many exciting adventure tours in our area with local partners for:

  • Nauyaca Waterfalls by Horseback
  • White Water Rafting
  • Cano Island day trips for snorkeling and diving
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Kayaking (mangroves or sea caves)
  • Catamaran Sunset Tour with snorkeling
  • Whale and Dolphin safari
  • Canopy Zipline
  • Tree climbing
  • Surfing

Adventure Tours

Nauyaca Waterfalls by horseback

The impressive Nauyaca waterfall can be reached by horseback high in the mountains. This famous tour starts just 3 minutes up the main road from the Waterfall Villas. A refreshing swim in cool mountain water awaits you on this half day tour that includes breakfast and lunch.

Cost: $70 per person. Transfer to Tour is $10.

Items to carry: Good riding shoes, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Adventure Tours

White Water Rafting Adventures

In the many gorgeous rivers close by the Waterfall Villas. Your rafting operator will decide which is the best option given the conditions. Possibilities include the Guabo, Coto Brus and the Savegre River. Various levels of difficulty and rapids make each river a unique adrenaline rush. There will also be an opportunity to see allot of wildlife on your adventure. Lunch is included. Day trip from 6am. Ages are 14 an over, with swimming skills, and the ability to walk over slippery places.

Guabo & Coto Brus

This is the exhilarating, adrenaline rush tour that you have heard about! Both options are a must do for rafting power rush, and serious adventure!  Up to level 4 waterways are available.

Savegre River Rafting Tour

Just up north about 30 minutes drive from Waterfall Villas – considered the most pristine waterway in Costa Rica.

Cost: $100 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way.

Items to carry: Water shoes – Tevas are OK, swim suit, towel, lotion, insect repellent, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Adventure Tours

Cano Island Reserve

Is one of the highlights of the Southern region of Costa Rica. This pristine national park has the most incredible diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica with 65 feet visibility. White sand beaches and crystalline water are only 15km from the shores of the Ballena National Park about 75 minutes from the shoreline. Here you can swim with dolphins, see turtles, glimpse at manta rays, and bask in vibrant colors amongst a plethora of tropical fish. This boat tour is spectacular! The tour will provide all of the required equipment. There will also be time to enjoy the beach. If you hike to the other side of the island you will view a very jagged coast. This island is uninhabited, and only the ranger is allowed to stay there over night. Lunch is included. Tour starts at 6am from the Waterfall Villas.

Cost: $125 per person for snorkeling. OR $150 for diving (2 tank dives). Transfer to Tour is included.

Items to carry: Water shoes, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses. Change of clothes.

Adventure Tours

Corcovado National Park Tour

Begins by boat through the mangroves of Sierpe about 40 minutes’ drive from the Waterfall Villas. Tour leaves at 6am. You will also pass through the ocean just past the mangroves to enter to the closest park entrance. 3 hours of amazing hike with naturalist guide through the Park w/ lunch included. Many animals and including the Scarlet Macaws can be seen.
Cost: $125 per person. Transfer to Tour is included.

Items to carry: Closed hiking shoes, swim suit, towel, lotion, insect repellant, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Adventure Tours

Dolphin & Whale Safari

Tour starts at the Ballena National Park - guaranteed to find Dolphins!  Hundreds of pods of dolphins appear in the summer months of Feb – April. Migratory Whales sighted from July - Oct from the south pole migrations and visit in the hundreds. Also, again in March – April from the northern hemisphere. August and September is Whale breeding and birthing time. Over 250 of these mammals reach Dominical waters in August! Tour starts from the Ballena National Park where you will embark on a small boat with a guide to search the ocean for these magnificent animals. Sometimes can be seen breaching above the water! View many calves with mothers in September.

Cost: $75 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way to Dominical.

Items to carry: Water shoes – Tevas are OK, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Kayaking to Ventanas Caves

Setting off from Playa Pinuelas in the Ballena Marine National Reserve your Kayak tour will be fully guided. You will pass by the famous sea arches, blow holes, and several wave carved caves that are sometimes reachable for a visit depending on the tides and the surf conditions. The trip is about 1 and 1/2 hours paddling each way. There may also be the possibility of snorkeling depending on the waves.

Cost: $75 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way to Dominical.

Items to carry: Water shoes – Tevas are OK, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Adventure Tours

Mangrove Kayaking

Our guide takes you on adventure to a little know mystical worldeither in Matapalo or Sierpe, where huge mangrove forests dot the coastline of Costa Rica - full of rare animals and plants. You may see monkeys, alligators, and many rare birds such as blue herons and king fishers.

Cost: $75 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way to Dominical.

Items to carry: Water shoes – Tevas are OK, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Starts from the Marina in Manuel Antonio, sails around the Islands of the Manuel Antonio park, watching dolphins swim in the boat’s wake, stops for snorkeling in a secluded bay to view a multitude of tropical fish. A wonderful tour that leaves at noon and returns after the sunsets. Includes an early dinner.

Cost: $75 per person. Transfer to Tour is $60 each way to the Marina.

Items to carry: Water shoes – Tevas are OK, swim suit, towel, lotion, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.

Adventure Tours

Horseback Sunset ride on the beach 

Ballena beach is a lovely place to ride up the beach and enjoy the watching the surfers and the sunset. The Horse Ranch just a few minutes from Waterfall Villas south. *This tour does not have transportation included. Need a rental car or taxi service 20 minutes.

Cost: $55 per person. Transfer to Tour is $40 each way to Uvita.

Items to carry: closed riding shoes, lotion, insect repellent, water bottle, hat and sun glasses

Horseback on Ballena National Park beach to the whale´s tail and in the jungle - This is a combination horseback tour that takes you into the mountains of Uvita and to the Ballena Beach park for a fabulous ride! *This tour does not have transportation included. Need a rental car or taxi service 30 minutes.

Cost: $55 per person. Transfer to Tour is $40 each way to Uvita.

Items to carry: closed riding shoes, lotion, insect repellent, water bottle, hat and sun glasses

Adventure Tours

Waterfall Mountain Biking Tour

A guided tour with all equipment provided. Starting from the back roads of Plantanillo to spectacular scenery in the hills of the Baru area we go to an amazing secret Waterfall where we will have lunch close to the Guabo river, and then the trip continues to the Tres Piedras magnificent rainforest area which is quite unknown still to travelers where we may find abundant wildlife in such a secluded natural habitat. To complete the tour we do a refreshing downhill on the way back to the Waterfall Villas where we can soak in yet another waterfall. This is a 4 hour tour / half day. Tour is medium to challenging.
Additional trails include Bella Vista and Timamaste above Waterfall Villas with several routes to choose from at varying levels of difficulty.

Cost: $50 per person.

Items to carry: Closed biking shoes, biking clothes, lotion, insect repellent, towel, water bottle, hat and sun glasses

Baru Zipline Tour – flight of the Toucan

Racing past the canopy you get the rush of a lifetime! The Baru reserve Zipline has 8 platforms for viewing nature, expert guides who speak great English, and is a true canopy rainforest rush! Tour is only 10 minutes away from the Waterfall Villas. Can't leave Costa Rica without trying the ZIP! *This tour does not have transportation included. Need a rental car or taxi service 10 minutes.

Cost: $45 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way.

Items to carry: Closed shoes, insect repellent, water bottle, hat and sun glasses.


Diamante Waterfalls by horseback is a tour that takes you deep into the rainforest to view a 800 ft waterfall of magnificent proportions. For experienced riders only. Homemade Pizza for lunch, and beverage included. Highest Waterfall in Costa Rica - 30 minutes up the mountain from Waterfall Villas. *This tour does not have transportation included. Need a rental car or taxi service 30 minutes. Ask for pricing.

Adventure Tours

Surfing Lessons

In Dominical the waves are some of the best in Costa Rica. Dominical Beach offers the opportunity to learn how to surf - a new sport to enjoy. Private surf lessons are offered. You can even take a lesson from a female surfer, in case you want to learn to surf from this perspective. Surfer girls rock!

Cost: $45 per person. Transfer to Tour is $20 each way.

Items to carry: Bathing suit, lotion, towel, water bottle.

Reptilandia

Just 2 kilometers from Waterfall Villas a preservation and awareness park for rare reptiles - a wonderful way to learn about bio-diversity. *This tour does not have transportation included. Need a rental car or taxi service 3 minutes/ or you can also walk.

Cost: $10 per person.

Items to carry: Closed shoes, insect repellent, water bottle, hat and sun glasses
*Any tour booked must be cancelled 15 days in advance of arrival to be refunded. Cancellation in less than 15 days gets no refund.

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A table placed for a romantic lunch next to a waterfall

A table placed for a romantic lunch next to a waterfall

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Adventure Tours

A person Canopy Zip-lining through the nature preserves.

A person Canopy Zip-lining through the nature preserves.

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