Land Activities near Coco Beach
At Vistamarina, we can help you arrange a wide variety of activities: visits to National Parks, canopy tours, horseback riding tours, birdwatching tours, and golfing. We'll help you find the adventure that suits your taste and budget.
There are nine national parks in Guanacaste, all within a couple hours' drive from Vistamarina and Coco Beach, offering an extraordinary combination of rainforest, volcanoes, coral reefs, lowland and highland tropical forests, beaches, wildlife, exuberant tropical flora, coffee plantations, mangroves, hot springs and scenic views that will take your breath way. Enjoy these parks in the company of monkeys, birds, butterflies, iguanas, jaguars, and frogs, among other exotic creatures.
If you are looking for some action, canopy is the perfect adventure for the whole family. It is like flying thorough the rain forest, allowing you to get a real bird's eye view of the jungle from the TOP of the trees. There are several canopy operators near Coco Beach.
Horseback riding in Guanacaste is a fascinating way to experience mountainous countryside, beaches, and pastures. Discover the other side of this hidden tropical paradise. There are mild, one-hour rides available for rent right in Coco Beach, and there are also more serious, multi-day horseback riding expeditions.
Costa Rica offers a unique opportunity to watch and study more than 874 wild species of bird in their natural, undisturbed setting. Guanacaste, with its variety of habitats, is home to a large percentage of Costa Rica's fabulous birds. Some kinds of birds you are likely to see are:
- Aracaris and toucans
- Doves and pigeons
- Egrets, herons, and relatives
- Seabirds and shorebirds
- Tanagers and other passerines
As a golf destination, Costa Rica has just been discovered. Guanacaste is becoming a premium destination for golf. Some Guanacaste golf courses have been designed with the highest international standards by experts like Robert Trent Jones II, Mike Young, and Arnold Palmer.
In Guanacaste there are 3 well-maintained golf courses with professional layouts, magnificent ocean views, and cliffs:
- Reserva Conchal: This course is a real challenge, designed by Robert Trent with two exclusive nine-hole segments. It is located in Playa Conchal.
- Hacienda Pinilla: The best and the newest golf course in Guanacaste, a 7,500 yard, par 72 design by Mike Young. It is located in Tamarindo.
- Four Seasons: This beautiful course has ocean and mountain views, 18 holes, par 72. It is located in Peninsula Papagayo and was designed by Arnold Palmer.
Palo Verde is one of Guanacaste's lesser known parks, but by no means less beautiful. It is a haven for many species of birds, and a great spot to see crocodiles in their natural habitat.
You don't need to be an accomplished athlete to go on a canopy tour. Elderly people in good health are encouraged to attend.
Horseback riding tours are a fun way to experience the countryside.
The jabiru is an endangered species of stork which survives in Palo Verde, Guanacaste, and Cano Negro, Alajuela.
This is the golf course at Hacienda Pinilla.