• Landing a Tarpon off Barra del Colorado: Reaching lengths of between 1.8 to 2.8m (6–8 ft.), and often weighing in at well over 200 pounds, tarpon are a hard-fighting and high-jumping game fish. Barra del Colorado is a prime fishing ground for these fish.
  • Cruising the Rainforest Canals of Tortuguero: Lined by thick tropical rainforest and rich in wildlife, the canals surrounding Tortuguero are home to manatees, caimans, green macaws, and several monkey species.
  • Tasting Chocolate at the Source: Taking you “from bean to bar,” tours out of Puerto Viejo head to an indigenous community in the mountains starts with a walk intowhere there’s an organic cacao farm and ends with a tasting of freshly made, organic chocolate, plus a visit to a waterfall.
  • Watching Surfers Challenge Salsa Brava: Sometimes called “Little Pipeline,” Puerto Viejo’s Salsa Brava is a fast and steep wave that breaks over sharp, shallow coral. The wave is also pretty close to shore, which makes this a good place to watch some world-class surfing.
  • Snorkeling off Manzanillo: One of Costa Rica’s most bountiful and beautiful coral reefs lies just off the coast of the small village of Manzanillo. In addition to coral, sponges, and reef fish, if you’re lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of a dolphin or sea turtle.

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