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     Any or all of these luxury adventures may be added to your stay in Costa Rica.  
     
 
  Zip Line Adventure Scuba Diving Costa Rica White Water Rafting
 
     
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Zip Line Adventure is Like Flying Through the Jungle!!    
       
       
 
  Zip Lining through the jungle is an experience you don't want to miss.  The thrill of soaring like a bird through the air is exhilarating to say the least. You can include, Volcano, White Water Rafting,  Mud Baths, Geo-Thermal Pools Tempesque River
   
  Floats, Water Fall Tour, Shopping Trips, Health Spa, Beach Safari as well as over night trips to Granada, Nicaragua including Lake Tour and Shopping.    
       
       
    Scuba Diving Costa Rica    
       
       
  Scuba diving in Costa Rica. Costa Rica's Cocos Island is viewed by many to be one of the spectacular dive spots in the world. Located approximately 300 miles from the coastal port of Puntarenas, the archipelago is world renown for it's usually high concentration of large pelagic. Dramatic waterfalls cleanse the rugged landscape above, while steep drop‑offs and immense rock formations litter the ocean floor. Numerous dive sites provide ample opportunity to encounter large schooling hammerhead, manta rays, moray eels, white‑tip sharks, and more. Several liveaboards offer week long excursions to Cocos Island, providing all accommodations, meals and necessary dive services.    
       
 
  Costa Rica's Pacific Coast offers an equally enjoyable, and far less expensive alternative for those interested in Pacific coast diving. The volcanic rock formations and rock pinnacles provide an ideal refuge for the marine life which inhabits these local waters. With an average water temperature of 75‑82 degrees, between Mid‑April to Mid‑January, divers can enjoy the true meaning of "tropical diving". Furthermore, the surrounding Gulf of Papagayo contains no major rivers, therefore, some of the best diving takes place during the rainy season; in fact, it is often enhanced as the rain lays down some of the silt and rich nutrients. Over 25 local dive sites, most within a 10‑40 minute boat ride, are scattered along the Pacific coastline. Year round, these dive spots are frequently visited by white‑tip reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, turtles, gigantic stingrays, sea horses, starfish and many species of eels. Occasionally, whale sharks, spinner dolphins, humpback whales and Orcas have been sighted. Although there is some soft and hard coral present, most of the dive sites do not exhibit
   
  large coral deposits. For those interested in macro photography, a terrific opportunity exists to capture colorful images of clown shrimp, sea horses, frog fish, tube worms, eels, scorpion fish, crabs and star fish, all of which litter the ocean floor.    
       
  The Bat and Catalina Islands, situated north and south of Playa Hermosa respectively, have a different topography, containing more sea fans and soft coral than do the local dive sites. Due to stronger currents, both the Bat and Catalina Islands are non anchored dives, thus requiring more experienced divers. These dive destinations are best known for their gigantic schools of fish, including schooling horse‑eyed jacks, barracuda and wahoo. Although hammerhead sharks have been seen here, they are not common, however, you will have a terrific opportunity to encounter manta rays, Pacific blue jacks and bull sharks. The Bay Islands, approximately two and one half hours north of Playa Hermosa, have a relatively large bull shark population, including a resident shark named "Freight Train", which nears 15 feet in length. Situated approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to the south, the Catalina Islands are best enjoyed between the months of November and May. Large manta rays (12‑20 ft.) are regularly present, as are a large variety of starfish which are not seen at local dive sites.    
       
  Along the southwest coast, Caño Island offers the regions best dive opportunities. Only minutes by boat from Drake Bay, these rocky, volcanic formations can be enjoyed year round, as there is very little in the way of water runoff. Visibility ranges from 35 ft ‑ 90 ft.    
       
  Bajo del Diablo, one of the areas most popular dive spots, earned its name from the large schools of Devil Rays that frequent the area. With an average depth of 70 ft. a steady current, and visibility of 50+ ft., the marine life at Bajo del Diablo is prolific and the underwater landscape is just magnificent.    
       
  As you descend from the dive boat you’ll immediately take notice of the large canyons and rock formations residing on the ocean floor, separated only by small patches of white, sandy bottom. White tip reef sharks are common sightings here, often resting along the ocean floor or cruising through the canyons. Much of the volcanic rock that make up the canyon walls are blanketed with thick, beautiful white gorgonias, giving them an almost Christmas tree effect. Small crevices, holes and passageways abound, all of which are occupied by healthy numbers of moray eel, octopus, lobster, blennies, sea stars, gobys, groupers, parrot fish, puffer fish, and other colorful, tropical fish. For underwater photographers, both wide angle and macro/close‑up opportunities exist, the latter being better on days with poorer visibility.    
       
  Throughout the dive you will be permitted to ascend or descend along the canyon walls, surveying the topography and colorful marine life. Or, cruise above the uppermost portion of the rock formations, which reside in just 35 ft of water, and take note of all the marine life that exists nearer to the surface. Don't forget to pay attention to the open water, where larger schools of fish habitually pass by.    
       
       
    White Water Rafting    
       
       
  Costa Rica white water rafting and kayaking. The warm, rushing rivers which sweep through Costa Rica's lush countryside offer world class white water rafting and kayaking opportunities. From the Reventazón, the famous Pacuare and the class 5 Chirripó, all in the southern reaches of the country, to the spectacular Peñas Blancas, the mighty Toro, and the Sarapiqui, all of which are located in the northern central area of Costa Rica, rafting enthusiasts from around the world pit their skills against these wild and turbulent rivers. Known not only for their exciting rides, these rivers offer scenic beauty unparalleled anywhere in the world. Lush tropical rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, and abundant wildlife line the hundreds of rivers which continually feed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.    
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
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