The Best Adventure Tours in Costa Rica

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Get ready to embark on an unparalleled journey with one these exceptional adventure tours in Costa Rica. We've invested our time and effort to scrutinize a wide selection of trips from top-rated companies, ensuring that we bring you the very best travel experiences. Our analysis covers crucial factors such as pricing, guest ratings, service excellence, sought-after destinations, and thrilling activities. Whether you're an intrepid wanderer or a novice traveler, these handpicked adventure tours will provide an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica.


The Top 3:

  • 14 Days, $1299.00

  • 8 Days, $829.00

  • 13 Days, $1819.21

What are adventure tours like in Costa Rica?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 105 trip options analyzed
  • $186 average price per day (USD)
  • 3 to 16 days in length
  • 4.54 of 5 average rating
  • 25 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of adventure tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.54 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 25 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 3 days, while the longest is 16 days. Looking at physical activity, the tours are easy, moderate, and serious, with the most as easy. Regarding transportation, the tours are categorized as self drive and coach / bus, with the majority being self drive. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 105 adventure tours, you can rest assured that Costa Rica has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Adventure Tours in Costa Rica
  • On Sale: 25% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



14 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by G Adventures has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating. On this 14-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. Uncover the beauty of 5 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, La Fortuna, and Monteverde. Your adventure starts and ends in San Jose. With a group size of 18 people, it's suitable for travelers aged 18 to 39 years old. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $70 per day. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

  • In-depth Cultural
$1,299 $974
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 20% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 3 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.7 out of 5 rating. San Jose will be the beginning and end of your trip. Spanning across 8 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 18 participants, and it's great for travelers aged 18 to 39 years old. Brought to you by the renowned G Adventures, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $83 per day - an unbeatable value. Act now to take advantage of the special sale price!

  • In-depth Cultural
$829 $663
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



13 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

This 13-day journey is ideal for travelers aged 10 or older. And priced at only $119 per day, it's a great value, too. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, beaches, and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This trip visits 5 destinations, including Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Monteverde along the way. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of San Jose. It's offered by Destination Services Costa Rica, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides. It's currently on a special discounted offer.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Wildlife
  • Surfing
  • Beach
  • Family
$1,819 $1,546
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



16 Days Start/End in San Jose 8 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $110 per day, this terrific 16-day voyage is ideal for travelers aged 12 to 90 years old. Experience a trip that takes you to 8 remarkable destinations, including Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, and Tortuguero National Park. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful San Jose. Organized by the reputable G Adventures, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • In-depth Cultural
$1,754
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



9 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 9 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for travelers aged 12 to 90 years old. Explore 5 incredible locations on this trip, including La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Monteverde. San Jose kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. This fantastic option, organized by G Adventures, presents an unbeatable value at just $108 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
$974
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



15 Days Start/End in Liberia 9 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 15 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 20 individuals. Welcoming travelers aged 10 or older, it is organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Discover a journey that spans 9 destinations, with notable stops in San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, and Arenal Volcano National Park. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Liberia. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife, local culture, beaches, and family-friendly activities. Available at an unbeatable price of only $114 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests. Act now to take advantage of the special sale price!

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$2,015 $1,712
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



11 Days Start/End in Liberia 8 Destinations 4 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional trip that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 11 days, this jouney will have 4 participants, and it warmly welcomes people of any age. Expertly organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $125 per day. It's currently on a special discounted offer.

  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,615 $1,373
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



13 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This memorable voyage is offered by G Adventures which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $117 per day. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Arenal Volcano National Park, and more. Your adventure starts and ends in San Jose. The maximum group size is 16 people, welcoming travelers aged 12 to 90 years old.

  • Sport
$1,519
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



8 Days Start/End in Liberia 5 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.7 out of 5 stars by previous guests. And since the priority is on wildlife and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. With a duration of 8 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 20 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers aged 10 or older. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Bijagua, and Monteverde. Liberia will be the beginning and end of your trip. Brought to you by Destination Services Costa Rica, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $126 per day. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,185 $1,007
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by Bamba Travel



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 3 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 8 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 20 participants at most. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of San Jose. Bamba Travel, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers aged 10 or older. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $123 per day.

  • Family
$983
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from San Jose, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from San Jose, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Liberia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from San José, The Best 10-Day Tours from San Jose, The Best 2-Week Tours from San Jose, The Best 2-Week Tours from San José, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Liberia for more package tour options.

How much do Adventure Tours in Costa Rica cost?

Average Daily Price Adventure Tours
$186

After analyzing 105 adventure tours in Costa Rica, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $186 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for adventure tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Costa Rica.

And for more information on Costa Rica, see Costa Rica Travel Costs and Costa Rica Hotel Costs.


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