DAY TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
PALMARES AERIAL ADVENTURE
A unique collection of 30 epic aerial trails designed by adventure park legend Victor Gallo create a not-to-be-missed voyage through one of the last vestiges of old-growth tropical dry forest in the Americas. The two-hour guided exploration traverses seven ziplines, a majestic weeping fig tree, and 21 adventure-filled high-rope obstacles replete with rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets and more.
PENINSULA EXCLUSIVE PURSUITS
Join us for a heart-pounding off-road adventure around the Palmares estuary in a UTV – and be prepared to get dirty! Stop for a quick nature walk before heading over to the northern peninsula for astounding ocean views, exclusive to adventures with Peninsula Explorers. From there visit Playa Zapotillal to hang out on a secluded beach where there is rarely another soul.
You never know what you’ll encounter in the wilderness of Palmares Preserve, where ecosystems converge. Tucked away from civilization, Palmares provides shelter for a dazzling array of wildlife. If you’re lucky (and very quiet), you might even spot a tapir – a rare experience sure to delight for families with kids.
Few experiences are more magical than touring the mangroves of Palmares – one of the jewels of the peninsula. Venture into this natural sanctuary, and explore a unique ecosystem of eerie “walking trees” able to survive (and thrive) in salty fresh water, creating a rich refuge for wildlife. Take a relaxing paddle through the mangroves in an outrigger canoe or, for a more strenuous workout hop on one of our water bikes.
An exclusive offering to Peninsula Papagayo guests, these thoughtfully curated, expert-led private excursions are not to be missed!
ADVENTURES IN NATURE
From volcanic hot springs to rushing rivers and pristine tropical forests, Costa Rica’s spectacular national parks provide options for gentle exploration or adrenaline pumping activities.
Whether you seek a relaxing day on a private boat, a surf excursion to find the best waves or wish to dive below the surface, our team can arrange it.