you want to stay and play on the property,
go off on your own adventure or explore
the wonders of Guanacaste on a guided tour,
Bahía Pez Vela offers an amazing
variety of activities and excursions to
delight the whole family
• Sea kayaks
• Boogie boards
• Beach volleyball
• Beachfront horizon pool
• Kids’ pool
With our sportfishing roots, we have the luxury
of working with only the best boats, highest-quality
equipment and most experienced captains. Our
waters teem with marlin, yellowfin and big-eye
tuna, dorado (mahi mahi) and, of course, record-breaking
sailfish. Whether you’re a deep-sea
veteran or out to catch your first billfish,
this is top-notch excitement.
According to Lonely Planet, Playa del Coco
has “the best scuba diving in Costa
Rica.” It’s true; few destinations
boast more marine animals and variety of species
than the Gulf of Papagayo off northern Guanacaste.
And the marine life here is BIG, with giant
leatherbacks and bull sharks both weighing
in at up to two tons, for starters. Huge schools
of fish give divers a chance to glide into
“walls” of fish, including large
Dive sites include Catalinas (with spectacular
pinnacles and mantas schooling in the hundreds),
Bat Islands (world-class “big animal
action”) for advanced divers only, Escorpiones
(a well-visited stop for green, olive Ridley
and giant leatherback turtles), Corridas (for
frog fish enthusiasts), Bajo Tiburones (with
a cave sheltering baby nurse sharks), Monkey
Head (with schools of spotted eagle rays)
and many more. With so many unforgettable
sites to choose from, this is diving like
you’ve never seen, whether you’re
a beginner, intermediate or advanced diver.
Set sail aboard the Don Basco, a gorgeous
65-foot luxury motorsailer built by the French
as a gift to Spain. Indulge yourself in a
spectacular sunset cruise including wine and
appetizers, or sail on a day trip to a secluded
beach, where you’ll enjoy a chef-prepared
lunch in paradise.
Surf is definitely up, dude, with nearby Witch’s
Rock and Potrero Grande offering the best
surfing in Costa Rica. Our area is the best
and most affordable departure point for these
world-class surfing spots. We’ll be
happy to arrange lessons or a boat ride out
to the rock for you.
World-class windsurfing can be had on beautiful
Lake Arenal, at the foot of the highly active
Arenal Volcano. Lonely Planet ranks this the
“second-best place to windsurf in the
world.” Check it out for yourself!
Explore the abundant waters with tube and
mask – you won’t believe what
Golfers, rejoice! The Ron Garl-designed course
at Rancho Las Colinas Golf and Country Club
and the Robert Trent Jones II course at Melia
Playa Conchal are both just an hour to an
hour and a half away. Book your tee time now!
Guided Tours and Excursions
With the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep,
year-round summer weather and several nearby
national parks, the Guanacaste region offers
an endless variety of touring options to satisfy
everyone, kids and grownups alike. We handpick
our experienced English-speaking guides to
ensure our guests go out with the most dedicated
and knowledgeable tour leaders in Costa Rica.
Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs
You will never again question the power of
nature after experiencing imposing Arenal,
one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
This tour takes you past peaceful Arenal Lake
to Tabacón Hot Springs, where you can
soak in the relaxing and curative waters while
waiting for one of the volcano’s frequent
eruptions and rumblings. By night, hot red
lava may light up the sky – an unforgettable
Buena Vista Canopy, Horseback Riding and
This tour is the perfect combination of activities:
gliding through the rainforest canopy on a
zipline, then mounting up on horseback for
a ride to the natural spa, where a luxurious
soak in the mineral-rich mud baths and a swim
in the natural thermal pools await.
Congo Trail Canopy Tour
See the forest like you’ve never seen
it before! Explore the canopy of these ancient
trees, a habitat teeming with all the life
of the tropics, on 840 meters (2,750 feet)
of cable from tree to tree. Hang with the
monkeys in harness and safety equipment, and
discover the forest from a totally different
point of view.
Corobicí River Float (Rafting Class
Great for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Drift lazily along this tranquil river, and
enjoy the amazing abundance of wildlife. The
tropical backdrop along the river is the perfect
setting for howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys,
crocodiles, iguanas and any of 300 different
species of birds.
Rafting (Class III-IV)
Costa Rica is famous worldwide for its whitewater,
and it’s no wonder: challenging rapids
flanked by dazzlingly lush tropical vegetation
make for an unforgettable rafting experience.
Take the white plunge on the Pacuare, one
of the top-rated whitewater experiences in
the world, or check out the lesser known but
no less exhilarating Peñas Blancas,
Sarapiquí and San Carlos rivers. Let’s
Gold Coast Beaches
Explore the stunning beaches of Guanacaste.
Sift white sand through your toes, swim in
the Pacific waters or play in the waves on
surfboard, boogie board, wave runner or kayak.
We’ll take you to Tamarindo and a few
other hidden jewels.
Guaitil Artisan’s Village
Guaitil is a small village near Santa Cruz,
the “folkloric capital of Costa Rica”.
Here, you can learn how the village’s
artisans fashion and color their unique pottery
using the time-honored techniques of their
pre-Columbian ancestors, the Chorotegas. A
great place to pick up souvenirs!
Horseback Riding on the Beach
No vacation in Costa Rica would be complete
without a horseback ride along one of the
country’s spectacular beaches. For riders
of all experience levels.
Horseback Riding at Los Inocentes Ecological
Enjoy beautiful views from horseback of the
Pacific Coast and Central Plateau, as well
as a fantastic variety of local flora and
Nicaragua for a Day
Costa Rica’s neighbor to the north is
close enough to Bahía Pez Vela for
a fantastic day trip. Be sure to bring your
camera for shots of Granada’s lovely
Spanish colonial architecture. We’ll
also visit the markets of Masaya, where the
prices can’t be beat – hagglers
will find themselves in heaven!
National Park Tours
One of our experienced, knowledgeable guides
can take you to your choice of nearby national
parks Barra Honda, Guanacaste, Marino Las
Baulas, Palo Verde, Rincón de la Vieja
or Santa Rosa.
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
This easy hiking tour takes you through one
of Costa Rica’s most amazing national
parks. Fumaroles, hot mud pools and eerie
steam holes create a spectacular landscape,
awesome proof of the country’s volcanic
nature. Take an optional horseback ride to
crane your neck at 195-foot La Cangreja Waterfall,
tumbling down rocky terrain devastated by
Turtle Nesting Tour
This nocturnal tour is seasonal between November
and February, when the turtles come up to
nest. Our guide will take you to Playa Grande,
one of the world’s most important nesting
sites for the giant leatherback turtle, which
can reach up to five meters (16 feet) head
to tail and 900 kilos (two tons) in weight.
Watching these massive reptiles lay their
eggs under the moonlight is truly an unforgettable
experience. As many as 8,000 turtles may come
up in one night.
Create Your Own Tour
Tell us what you want to do and we’ll
tailor a tour to your specific interests.
A trip to Costa Rica is the learning experience
of a lifetime. Kids will be fascinated by
the country’s fun variety of wildlife,
cool activities and awesome natural wonders.
Ecologically-oriented Costa Rica is a great
place to expand awareness about the importance
of conservation and wildlife protection. And
Tico warmth and friendliness makes for a great
cultural experience as well.