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Hiking in Corcovado National Park: Home to one of the world’s largest lowland tropical rainforests, Corcovado provides fabulous hiking and 2- to 3-day expedition prospects, with beautiful forest trails, jungle waterfalls, and a bounty of wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Kayaking on the Golfo Dulce: The calm, protected waters of the Golfo Dulce, and the rivers that flow into it through mangrove swamps, are perfect for kayaking. In addition to the gorgeous sunsets, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and whale sharks are commonly sighted.

Landing a Billfish: The waters of southern Costa Rica are some of the country’s richest fishing grounds, and in fact are said to have the world’s best sailfishing. Inshore fishing in the Golfo Dulce has led to a number of world-record catches, and in the blue water outside the gulf, sailfish and blue marlin abound.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling at Caño Island: The clear waters around this isolated Pacific island offer some of Costa Rica’s best snorkeling and scuba diving, with an abundance of whitetip reef sharks.

Riding a Seemingly Endless Wave in Pavones: With the world’s second-longest left break, Pavones is well-known to serious surfers, and it’s the birthplace of champions. A host of other breaks around the Southern Zone are perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfers.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.