Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
This two-mile (three-kilometer) looped hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most amazing short hikes in Costa Rica. The trail leads you through the dense rainforest and to the picturesque Third Beach. You will have the opportunity to spot four different types of monkey, a vibrant variety of tropical birds, and, depending on your luck that day, a wide diversity of other rainforest dwellers.
Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano Hike
You will need to take photos of this five-mile (eight-kilometer) guided hike through the Tenorio National Park, just to remind yourself that it was real. Rio Celeste is like something out of a fairy tale. The water is an unreal opaque turquoise glowing color and there is a lovely waterfall. This hike is moderately challenging, but well worth the effort.