An adventure packed Costa Rica vacation

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An adventure packed Costa Rica vacation

Riad Zeggari our operations manager came to Latin America For Less with extensive travel experience. Riad has traveled throughout Latin America with vacations to Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Peru, and Costa Rica,  during which he gained many intriguing travel tales. When discussing his past travels, Riad’s stories will truly transport you. He was nice enough to sit down and share his experience about one of his favorite trips, giving us a firsthand account of the thrills and adventures he had on his Costa Rica vacation.

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a destination like no other, from beaches and lush jungle, to volcanoes Costa Rica provides a plethora of landscapes. This little piece of paradise offers travelers the opportunity for any type of vacation – whether relaxing on  the beach to indulging in one of the many adventure activities, Costa Rica is a great destination for any traveler.

Riad is always up for an adventure, and Costa Rica provided him the perfect place to fulfill all his thrill seeking desires. From riding ATVs through Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes to bungee jumping, Riad has done it all. The adventures of our operations manager, from calm to crazy, can be found in this Costa Rica travel tale.

 Horseback riding

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

Riad horseback riding through Costa Rica.

A perfect way to view the scenery at any age, horseback riding was just one of the activities on Riad’s vacation. Being able to go on a group tour to one of the regions many waterfalls, Riad recommends a horseback riding tour for families, or people who want a peaceful outdoor activity.  He explained that this is definitely a calm activity, the horses are really well trained, having traveled this path many times, and it is a fun way to experience the natural beauty of the area.

Four Wheeling: 

ATV ride in Costa Rica

Riad hit the road on an ATV adventure in Costa Rica.

Another way to explore, and one of Riad’s favorite activities, was the ATV tour. A guide led his group through Costa Rica’s many terrains, including beaches, jungles, and mountains. One of his favorite memories from his trip was during the tour; “We were ATV riding, and we had the ocean to our right and this lush valley to our left. We are looking down on this waterfall, and the mist is slowly rising, and it truly felt like we were in an Amazon movie, it was incredible.” Riad highly suggests this if you like a little bit of adventure and want to explore Costa Rica in a unique way.

Zip-Lining:

Zip-line Coast Rica

The zip-lining tour took Riad above the tree tops of the Costa Rica jungle.

Flying above the treetops of the lush forests of Costa Rica, on a zip line tour, was another fond memory from Riad’s adventure vacation. Though the zip line tour wasn’t too crazy, at least for Riad’s tastes, he says it is a great way to get a view above the forests, while getting a little bit of a rush. For those who aren’t as seasoned in adventure activities, zip lining is a great way to add some thrill to your Costa Rica vacation.

Whitewater Rafting:

Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting

The group hitting the rapids on an exciting whitewater rafting tour.

An up close and personal experience in nature, whitewater rafting was one of Riad’s more adrenaline pumping activities. From Class II to IV rapids, beginners to experts alike can indulge in whitewater rafting, sure to get the heart racing. Riad had a great time on his tour; he was able to see a wide variety of fauna, birds, snakes, and even a few monkeys. The highlight of his rafting tour was when his group stopped and he and a few of his fellow raft mates climbed the rocks and jumped into the river; with the permission of his guide, of course.

Bungee Jumping:

Bungee jumping in Costa Rica

Riad took the leap into the Costa Rica wilderness on his bungee jumping adventure!

Riad took his adventure trip to the next level by signing up to bungee jump, as the only male in the group of jumpers, Riad couldn’t back out. He watched all the women jump, and was the final one to take the leap. Riad gave us the play by play, “I stepped to the edge and looked over and knew I couldn’t back out, so I just took the leap, and did a superman dive off the platform.” He laughs as he offers some sage advice to those thinking about trying something so crazy, “don’t look down.” For Riad it was the ultimate adrenaline rush, and he definitely recommends it to travelers seeking a truly crazy and one of a kind experience.

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure of any kind, take some of Riad’s tips and mix in a little (or a lot) of adventure into your Costa Rica vacation; find many adventure activities in San Jose or on the coast in Jaco. The perfect destination for any traveler,  start planning today!

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