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Costa Rica Tours and Day Trips

Based in the heart of Costa Rica's biodiverse Southern Zone, we are in close proximity to some of the country's most inspiring adventures. Experience them through our off-site excursions, designed to steer you off the beaten path and help you connect with the natural wonders that surround us. Whether that means visiting roaring waterfalls, exploring rainforests, cloud forests or pristine beaches reminiscent of Jurassic Park, or gaining an insight into mountain life, you'll find your perfect adventure from Kinkara.
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Off the Beaten Path

Mt. Chirripó at Kinkara Santa Elena, San Jose

Mt. Chirripó

Explore the biodiverse foothills of Mount Chirripó - Costa Rica's tallest mountain - on a wildlife hike through the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. This private reserve acts as a biological corridor for animals such as the quetzal and tapir, connecting Mt. Chirripó National Park to its surrounding protected areas.
Kinkara Santa Elena, San Jose Marino Ballena National Park

Marino Ballena National Park

Head down to Uvita's Marino Ballena National Park to explore the impressive Whale's Tail sandbar formation by foot, boat or paddleboard. Named after the Spanish for "whale", the park welcomes Humpbacks seasonally. Spot them frolicking from July through October.
Dominical at Kinkara Santa Elena, San Jose


Hit the popular surf town of Dominical for world-class waves and a colorful selection of beachfront boutiques and restaurants. Just 50km from Kinkara, Dominical is the epicenter of Costa Rican surf culture and the best spot to get up and riding.
Kinkara Santa Elena, San Jose Nauyaca Waterfalls

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Hike through wild rainforest to the majestic 120ft Nauyaca Waterfalls. Some of Costa Rica's most spectacular falls, should you choose to let their powerful waters fall on your back or meditate in their shallows, at Nauyaca you'll truly appreciate the beauty of nature's design.
Rivas at Kinkara Santa Elena, San Jose


The wider Rivas area is home to an endless array of cultural and natural adventures. Visit butterfly farms, artisan cheese factories and chocolate workshops in the small mountain communities or go in search of more challenging escapades including rainforest hikes. The countryside is yours to explore.