The canopy tour is a tourist attraction that lets
visitors explore the elevated ecosystem of the rain forests with
a birds eye view of the jungle's plant and animal species. There
are platforms built atop the massive canopy trees of the forest
and a ride similar to a ski lift that takes passengers floating
through the tree tops from one platform to another. This provides
an incredible view of the hundreds of species of birds, animals,
snakes, frogs and insects. Adventurous travelers can spend a night
in a tree house in the canopy.
"vie jo puente sobre el Rio Colorado," is an old bridge
located over a 100 meter gorge. Jumps are usually done on weekends
but for small groups of people they can be arranged at other times
as well. The bungees that are used are about 30 meters long which
stretches to about 60 meters when it reaches its limit.
The wonderful tropical landscape
of Costa Rica provides for incredible balloon rides. Visitors taking
these balloon flights have multiple routes to choose from. From
scenic towns, coffee estates and farm lands to flights over the
paos volcano to the fantastic flight over the rain forests. Multiday
packages are offered for people who want to do all the trips. Adventurous
travellers can choose a combination of balooning and other outdoor
activities like rafting, biking or hiking.
Jostling along the white water
in the midst of breathtaking scenery is a popular tourist activity
in Costa Rica. The options are unlimited whether you want to brave
the toughest white water rapids or paddle along smoothly flowing
Costa Rica is world famous for
deep sea fishing. The warm waters are home for numerous sport fish
such as striped marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, and roosterfish
to name a few. There is great fishing both on the Pacific and the
Caribbean side of the country.
It is not by accident that Costa
Rica has become one of the best surfing destination in he world,
not only for its heaven-like oceans, but also for its variety of
surf sports, so close to each other possibilities of getting total
satisfaction from your surf adventure are almost a hundred percent.
One operator is currently expanding
his operation and has begun developing several biking routes for
diehard enthusiasts who want to sweat and work it when on their
bikes. While there are routes that take as long as six-hours to
complete are also more moderate paths for those less-experienced
Horseback riding in Costa Rica
can take you along beaches, at the edge of the country roads, through
pastures and along forest trails. Riding is great fun- once you
get used the different saddle, stirrups and neck-rein steering.
Although not strictly necessary, a little equestrian experience
will stand you in good stead since ranch horses are usually rounded
up for trail duty.
of the information on our site as it relates to Costa Rica is:
of Christopher P. Baker and Avalon Travel Publishing.
© 2004 Christopher P. Baker. All Rights Reserved.
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