Adventure at El Mangroove: Nature Activities to Try
If you’re seeking an unforgettable experience exploring the stunning natural beauty of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, there are plenty of exciting nature activities to choose from. And what better way to experience it all than by staying at El Mangroove Hotel?
El Mangroove Hotel is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel and offers the perfect base for your adventures with its Bohemian chic suites, gourmet dining, luxurious amenities, and exceptional service.
From exhilarating jet ski rides to adrenaline-pumping ziplining tours and rapid white-water rafting, Guanacaste has something to offer for every adventure-seeker. So get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of this breathtaking region, and when you’re ready to rest, El Mangroove Hotel will be waiting to welcome you back.
To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of our top 7 must-do adventure activities to add to your travel bucket list. So, pack your bags, put on your sense of adventure, and get ready for an unforgettable trip.
1. Azul Ocean Experience
At El Mangroove, we offer organized excursions with Azul Ocean Adventures. One of the most popular for travelers is the Ocean Experience. You can choose a full or half day experience for this excursion, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling!
Both tours include an afternoon of ocean activities like fishing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, tubing, beach hopping, and whale and dolphin watching. Beverages, snacks, and fruit will also be provided. Spend a day soaking up the sun and swimming along stunning sea creatures in crystal clear ocean water.
2. Azul Bioluminescence & Star Gazing Experience
The Bioluminescence & Star Gazing Experience is perfect for those seeking a romantic escape or who simply want to marvel at the wonders of the universe. Away from the noise and lights of the city, you’ll be taken to a serene spot where you can clearly see the night sky. You may even get to see some shooting stars and identify your favorite constellations!
Following stargazing, you’ll be taken to exclusive spots where you can witness the breathtaking bioluminescence. Beverages, snacks, snorkeling gear, and paddleboards will be provided. Prepare to be mesmerized by the water that glows like Tinkerbell’s fairy dust!
3. Azul Jet Ski Tour
Cruise the Papagayo Peninsula and explore the ocean like never before on a Sea Doo! This exciting adventure tour will take you to secluded beaches and mangroves, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature. With the ocean breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your skin, every moment of this unforgettable day will be etched in your memory.
Adventurers may choose between a 1 or 2 hour tour. Snacks, beverages, and fruit will be provided.
4. Azul Beach BBQ
This exclusive experience will give you a full day exploring the water, topped off with encounters with sea life like whales, dolphins, turtles, and devil rays. You’ll have the option to go fishing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, sub winging, tubing, paddle boarding, beach hopping, and whale and dolphin watching.
After a thrilling morning, enjoy a delicious lunch on a secluded beach while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. Take in the breathtaking scenery while you feast on a scrumptious meal. To cap off your day, relax with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the ocean, creating a stunning display of colors in the sky.
Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping adventure at Diamante Eco Adventure Park. The Adventure Pass offers access to the park’s zipline course, which features stunning ocean views, a 30-foot free fall quick jump, and a hanging bridge over crocodiles. You’ll also have access to the Diamante Animal Sanctuary, where you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals, including sloths and monkeys. Take a stroll through the Botanical Garden, filled with fruit trees and flowers, and enjoy an educational experience with coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane. Relax on Hammock Beach and take in the stunning ocean view, and when hunger strikes, head to the ocean-view restaurant for a delicious meal.
Get ready for an unforgettable white water rafting experience with Tico Tours. For a more laid-back ride, choose the Easy Colorado Rafting tour down the Colorado River. Or, for the ultimate thrill-seekers, take on the Rafting Tour III-IV with its continuous rapids, twists, turns, and drops over 15 miles, including the infamous “Rock” and “Strait to the Cave.” Both tours last two hours and come with a personal guide and a safety kayak that follows. At the halfway point, take a break to enjoy snacks of fresh fruit, cookies, and beverages.
If you’re looking for an extra special up-close look at one of the most breathtaking spots in Guanacaste, the Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour with Native’s Way is for you. You’ll get to see vibrant turquoise rivers and beautiful waterfalls—plus, cool off with a refreshing swim!
There are multiple stops on this tour, including a stop at Jungle Life Costa Rica. If you choose to do the entire tour, it will be about 12 hours long, so make sure you plan accordingly!
There are so many thrilling nature activities that await you in beautiful Guanacaste, whether you want something to get your heart racing, like a rafting trip, or something more awe-inspiring like a Bioluminescence Experience. No matter what you choose, it will be an adventure to remember at El Mangroove Hotel in Costa Rica.