Things to do in North And Central America

North and Central America Organised Trips

Boat Ride on the Sarapiquí River

Enjoy a leisurely two-hour boat trip along the Sarapiquí River, a tributary of the San Juan River, which is surrounded by luscious tropical rainforest. Experience the region's rich biodiversity and possibly glimpse fascinating wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, sloths and crocodiles.


Half day; two hour boat ride.

Price: 29 per person.
Start time: Approx. 9am or 2pm
End time: Approx. noon or 5pm

Complete Arenal Tour

Departing from your hotel in Arenal, in the morning enjoy either a trek through the forest canopy at the Arenal Hanging Bridges or take a trip on the Peñas Blancas River. Later visit La Fortuna Waterfall before lunch, then enjoy a guided walking tour in Arenal Volcano National Park. Finally, head to Ecoterinales Hot Springs to relax in the soothing waters before a relaxed dinner.


Full day

Price: 125 per person.
Start time: Approx. 7:30am
End time: Approx. 8pm

Included: Transfers, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch and dinner. Excluded: Any extra food and drink, tips.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Available as a private or group tour.

Hanging Bridges at Selvatura Nature Park

Wander through the canopy of the cloud forest and discover hidden secrets as you make your way along a two-mile trail featuring eight suspension bridges. You'll get a bird's-eye view of the forest floor, and maybe even a glimpse of a handful of the 300 bird species that live in this unique ecosystem. This excursion can be self-guided or enjoyed in the company of an English speaking guide who will explain the region's flora and fauna.


Half day

Price: 25 per person
Start time: Approx. 8:30am, 11am, 1pm or 3:30pm
End time: Approx. noon, 2:30pm, 4:30pm or 7pm

Included: Transfers, park entrance fee. Excludes: Bilingual guide (available at extra cost), tips, food and drink.

Health & Fitness:

Includes walking approximately two miles.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Bilingual guide at a supplement.

Night tour in the Cloud Forest

The perfect time of day to spot the local wildlife as diurnals look for somewhere to sleep and nocturnals come out to start their day; begin your hiking tour at sunset and look out for sloths, coatis, agoutis, porcupines, gray fox, tarantulas, frogs, some species of insects and many birds sleeping calmly in the branches.


Half day - evenings (daily departures).

Start time: 16.15
End time: 19.45


Experience the thrilling activity of rappelling and enjoy views of the of the confluence of the Sarapiquí and Pozo Azul rivers. Descend on ropes down a 90 feet wall deep into the Sarapiquí River canyon, a truly unforgettable experience for those seeking a little adventure in Costa Rica. After a lesson on the basics of rappelling and safety brief test your mettle and start your descent with the aid of two guides.


Three hours

Start time: Approx. 9:30am, 11:30am or 2:30pm.
End time: Approx. 12:30pm, 2:30pm or 5:30pm.

Included: Transfers, basic skills and safety lesson, trained guides, three descents, fruits and water. Excluded: Any other food and drink, tips.

Health & Fitness:

For people of with good physical fitness and health.

What to take:

Trousers, secure shoes, sun protection, insect repellent, camera and a head for heights.

Other information:

Transfers from various pick up areas depending on hotel.