The Arenal Volcano hot springs are literally in the volcano itself, and heat of the water comes from the lava. It's wonderful to be bathing in the waters as you look up and see the erupting volcano. You even have a restaurant there at which you can dine whilst staying in the water.
A beautiful river located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, its waters are a stunning blue color due to the volcano pouring salt in the river. To get there you must walk about 2 hours, but it is well worth the effort! Along the way you will also find a waterfall about 10m high, with pristine blue waters, it is a beautiful site!
The Tortuguero CanalsIt is a hotel on the Caribbean Sea in Tortuguero Beache, named after the 3 species of sea turtles which come to spawn, near the Tortuguero National Park and the coastal town of the same name The hotel offers packages with meals included, tours and walks, it is situted in a tropical forest. Especially for nature lovers, for the variety of flora and fauna.
This river was once an important channel / mode of transport to get from the Central Valley to the Caribbean. The Sarapiqui River is a river well known in Costa Rica. It is 85 kilometers long, and it begins at the same old crater lake of the Poás Volcano. From there, it starts a steep decline to the mouth of the San Juan River, and in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.
It's a pretty strong river, surrounded by lush vegetation, especially in the area that runs roughly parallel to the Pan American Highway, in its last few miles before turning its waters in Puerto Viejo. In fact, in areas where it is possible, it is worth going to the river to see its force firsthand of which the water falls and enjoy all the extensive vegetation and green tones accompanying unimaginable river. It is a feeling of being surrounded by a nature, an area full of life and color.
Especially in this last part, it is considered a very suitable river for rafting, with sections for all levels and experience, but they say it is good river for beginners. Throughout the Panamericana, there are various agencies just down the road who offer their services to take you rafting on the Sarapiqui River and they always have experienced guides on these expeditions. My fellow travel companions took a rafting trip down a stretch of several kilometers and mentioned that they loved it. The river should have 2-3 small 'jumps' areas, several areas of rapids, others that are more calm, and then they let them jump into the river from a bridge. In general, they mentioned that the descent was really fun.
This is a bridge that, years ago, was used by the banana trains and it's the only passage between Panama and Costa Rica to the north. Later, commuters have had to walk across the bridge as, apparently not long ago, a cyclist fell into the river below. The authorities have banned motorists from driving. The crocodiles have shown their TOTAL disagreement with this measure.
If you like adventure and adrenaline and are visiting Costa Rica be sure to view this site. It is 100% recommended as there are wonderful views of the most amazing places I have ever seen in my life. Here you can also have great fun with various sports, but be sure that you are in shape because you have to row. They come in different lengths as I did one of 3 hours and 32 Km are great! Here were filmed parts of Jurassic Park. Recommendation: wear crocks or water shoes!