Spend Less, Live More: Costa Rica Edition
When you travel to Costa Rica with HomeExchange.com instead of paying for a hotel, you can use your lodging budget for the fun stuff!
Temperatures in Costa Rican waters average around 80 degrees fahrenheit, making for perfect diving conditions. The waters are home to octopuses, rays, and (for the most adventurous divers) sharks. Rich Coast Diving offers guided excursions in one of the few spots in the world where you can dive with bull sharks.
Rappel down a waterfall…no experience necessary! For amazing views, adventure, and bragging rights, canyoning is a perfect way to spend a day. Pure Trek Costa Rica offers tours guided by canyoneering experts certified in wilderness first aid, and their excursions are kid-friendly.
If staying on dry land is more your speed, horseback riding is a wonderful way to get up close with nature. Horseback tours range from a few hours to an entire day of trail riding, and with Costa Rica’s varied landscape, there’s plenty to see. Horse Trek Monteverde and Discovery Horseback Tours each offer excursions in different areas of Costa Rica.
Ever wondered what goes on in the rainforest canopy? See for yourself on an aerial tram tour. Rainforest Adventures offers tours guided by expert naturalists so that you can learn all about the canopy’s flora and fauna while breathing in the warm rainforest air.
Have you tried any of these Costa Rican adventures? Share your story in the comments!