Kayaking, whether by river, by lake, or by sea is a leisurely past time in Costa Rica. The country’s lakes and estuaries provide tranquil waters for an afternoon paddle, while the aquamarine Caribbean and sapphire Pacific welcome kayakers to a challenging blend of waves and currents. And for a truly exhilarating ride, Costa Rica’s Class III, IV and V rivers promise the ultimate rush for savvy paddlers.

If kayaking is your jam, you have two main options: Rent independently and paddle out on your own, or join a kayaking tour for a guided journey.

We enjoy both options, but guided tours nose ahead, if only for their excellent and knowledgeable guides. It’s magical: Paddling down the river, you hear a bird call; your guide not only knows what bird made the call, but can point out where it’s roosting. Or, you come around a bend and your guide points out a favorite drinking hole for area coatimundi; just wait a few minutes, and you’re sure to see them! If you’re short on time or just want a great combo kayaking-nature tour, guided is probably the way to go.

Corcovado National Park-Puerto Jimenez Travel Guide

Situated in the Golfo Dulce, on the Southern tip of Costa Rica, Puerto Jimenez is the largest town in the Peninsula de Osa, and it is considered the gateway to the one of the most renowned National Parks in the world, Corcovado National Park. Our Puerto Jimenez travel guide fills you in on what you …

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Sierpe and Drake Bay Travel Guide

The Drake Bay and Sierpe area used to be a biologist-only playground, where scientists would come from around the world to study its immense biodiversity. Today, our Sierpe and Drake Bay travel guide helps you plan your escape to what has become Costa Rica’s ultimate escape destination for nature lovers – an escape of white …

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Jaco Travel Guide

Our Jaco travel guide introduces you to one of the most vibrant, busy beach towns in Costa Rica. Jaco and its sister town of Playa Hermosa are home to world-class surf, cinnamon- and black-sand beaches, excellent restaurants, exhilarating activities, and epic nightlife. Overview Area: Central Pacific Average Temperature: 79-83º F (26.9-28.5º C) Closest Airport: Juan …

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