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  • About Us

     

    BANANA ADVENTURE TOURS is a travel agency and tour operator located in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have been on the travel business for more than 15 years and we do know the wonders of Costa Rica and how to offer you the best possible option to visit many interesting sites, live a wonderful experience and fall in love with the country all in your vacation time.

    We believe than more than having a nice vacation, a trip is an opportunity to open your world and your mind, to live unique experiences that will go with you longer than any object or thing that you may get as a souvenir.

    Costa Rica is a small country, but it offers so many activities and landscapes, all that can be done between 7 to 15 days, at least to have a good understanding of the culture and the people that live here. Costa Rica is MORE than its biodiversity, it is a country of peace with no army, and a colorful culture that have been hiding from our visitors. We invite you to experience it.

    Our main goal is for you to have a wonderful vacation, and not to worry about the planning details and logistics. You just have to tell us what you want and we will make sure you have everything you ask for and more. Our service is our main flag, and our clients our most important asset.

    We are most than an online travel agency, we are a small group of people committed to our business and our clients. My name is Carolina Goodfellow and I will be in charge of your vacation. Contact me to my e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know what you want. 

     

    Get to know us before your trip, please visit our Facebook Fan Page - Facebook/BananaAdventureTours -, ask our past clients and ask us all the questions you need. 

    Create your own customized tour! Please check Custom and Family Designed Adventure Tours.

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    Costa Rica Pura Vida

     

  • Adventure Travel in Costa Rica - Pura Vida!

    ¨TRAVEL IS THE ONLY THING YOU BUY THAT MAKES YOU RICHER¨

    - Anonymous

     

    Take some time for yourself, your family and friends and come to Costa Rica to enjoy an adventure that you will never forget. Banana Adventure Tours offers different tour packages for a wide range of budgets and requirements; customer tailor adventure is our specialty! Traveling is something that will give you the best memories to remember good times and great experiences. Choose a combination of adventure tours and relaxing places to experience nature in its purest state.

    Costa Rica is definitely your best travel destination this year!

    Call us through Skype (CHAMITART), write a message via our online chat, or just write to our WhatsApp +506 85201243 and one of our representative will answer all your questions in real time.

  • Costa Rica Surfing Tour Package

    Surfing Dominical

    Costa Rica Surf Paradise

    For a few years Costa Rica has being the home of international Surfing Competitions. There are some interesting beaches such as Jaco, Hermosa, Esterillos, Dominical and Tamarindo that offer nice steady waves for the amateur, the beginner and the advance. It is more about technique that the size of the wave, even though you kind find some bigger waves too.

    If you are interested in coming to Costa Rica to surf, then this is a tour that will capture your attention. We can handle all types of budgets and we can give you some great tips for surfing spots.

     

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       Surfing Costa Rica

     

    Costa Rica Surfing Tour Package

    Day 1 - Arrive to Costa Rica, trasfer to Hotel in San Jose, overnight in San Jose

    A representative of Banana Adventure Tours will pick you up at the airport upon arrival time. Then, youwill be taken toyour hotel in San Jose to rest andget ready for your next adventure.

     

     

    What to bring

    • Confortable clothes

    Day 2 - White Water Rafting Pacuare River, transfer to Puerto Viejo, overnight at Puerto Viejo (BL)

    Around 6 a.m. a bus will pick you up at the reception of your hotel and get you to the base of ExploradoresOutdoor to have a healthy breakfast just before your adventure in the Pacuare River.

    The ride is about 4 hous paddling on the river, that by the way is one of the most scenic rivers for white water rafting in the world. You will have lunch on the middle of the river and then at the end of the tour you will be transfered to Puerto Viejo, at the Caribbean.

     

       

    What to bring

    • Confortable clothes
    • Sun block
    • Stripon shoes (no flip flops)

    Day 3 - Surfing in Cocles Beach, overnight at Puerto Viejo

    The next day is a day of surfing!. Spend the day at Cocles beach with a surfer instructor, or just practicing by yourself with the great waves of the Caribbean.

     

       

    What to bring

    • Swimming suit
    • Sun block

    Day 4 - Cahuita Snorkeling Tour, Surfing in Cocles Beach, overnight at Puerto Viejo

    In the morning you will visit Cahuita National Park, which is one of the most beautiful national parks in the area. At the end of the hike, there is a beutifulcoral reef where you will be doing some snorkeling. In the afternoon, you will have some more surfing time at Cocles Beach.

       

    What to bring

    • Swimming suit
    • Sun block
    • Surfing board

    Day 5 - Transfer to Bocas del Toro, overnight at Bocas del Toro

    Prepare to cross the frontier with Panama. It is an interesting adventure crossing the very old bailey bridge and after a short carride,get to the Almirante port to hop into a public boat to Isla Colon.

     

       

    What to bring

    • Confortable clothers
    • All your belongings

    Day 6 - Rana Roja Surfing tour

    Surfing time at Rana Roja Beach (Red Frog Beach).

       

    What to bring

    • Swimming suit
    • Sun block
    • Surfing board

    Day 7 - One day Tour Bocas surfing camp

    Bocas del Toro is great fro surfing, specially Red Frog Beach. Some international tournaments have been done in the area before. During this day you will travel aroud the area traying new surfing beaches to ride waves.

     

       

    What to bring

    • Swimming suit
    • Sun block
    • Surfing board

    Day 8 - Transfer to San Jose, overnight at San Jose

    When you are ready, in the afteroon we will transfer you back to San Jose to spend the last night before leaving Costa Rica.

     

       

    What to bring

    • Confortable clothers
    • All your belongings

    Day 9 - Leaving Costa Rica. Trip back home

    Your transfer out will be arranged according to your departure time. You must be 3 hours in advance at the airport.

     

       

     

    PRICE PER PERSON  Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask for a quote.
    DEPARTURE DATES  Any dates.
    FACT FILE
    •  Costa Rica and Panama
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Caribbean Experience
    • Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Bocas del Toro
    PACKAGE INCLUDES
    • Transfer in
    • 2 night at San Jose
    • 3 nights at Puerto Viejo
    • 3 nights at Bocas del Toro
    • White water rafting tour
    • Snorkeling tour
    • Surfing lessons
    • Transfer to Bocas del Toro
    • Transfer to San Jose
    • Trasfer out
    • Taxes
    ACCOMMODATIONS  The accommodations will be booked according to your budget.
    OVERALL ACTIVITY LEVEL  Moderate to High
       

     

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  • Hiking

    For the Hike Adventurer

     

    For the soft hiker or the very advance one,Costa Rica has so many trails it is impossible to hike them all. Hiking is a bigactivity in the country, not only for visitors but for weekend trips for nationals too. Besides the 26 National Parks, numerous natural private reserves, botanic gardens, and localforest parks, there are many country side routes that lead to beutiful waterfalls.

    There are so many small local hikes that lead to the local attractions, such as waterfalls, river pools, ancient trees, archeological treasures and beautiful landscapes.

     Tapanti National Park
  • La Fortuna - Arenal

    A town to relax on thermal waters

    La Fortuna is a charming little town located in the Alajuela Province, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Arenal Volcano. It is situated around 16 miles (26 km) from Ciudad Quesada and 75 miles (120 km) from San Jose. Because of the curvy roads it may take around 3 hours to get from San Jose to La Fortuna. The climate is very variable, it oscillates between 21°C and 27.5°C. The rainy season lasts from May to January, while the dry season runs from February to April.

    The Arenal Volcano is located in the west side of La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the Alajuela Province. It includes the Arenal Volcano and the Chato Volcano. The Arenal Volcano is 1.633 meters high, with an almost perfectly conical shape. It has a crater on the summit of 140 meters deep. Arenal Volcano National Park provides a beautiful view of the active volcano and its current eruptions.

    The park has short trails which pass through young secondary forest and old lava fields from large previous eruptions. The park is part of the Arenal Conservation Area, which stretches 200.000 hectares.

    Among the highlights of the Arenal Volcano area include: hot springs, lush forest, volcanic scenery especially at night with red hot rocks exploding out of the cone, a beautiful waterfall and many different species of flora and fauna.

    The Arenal Volcano is the main touristic attraction of La Fortuna, although you can find a wide range of activities to enjoy in the area, including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, hiking, canopy tours, cave explorations, and more. Arenal is Costa Rica’s most active volcano, and since July 29, 1968. Lake Arenal, which rests at the base of the Arenal Volcano, is a manmade lake, where many touristic and economic activities take place.

     

    Things to do in La Fortuna:

    1. Arenal National Park
    2. Adventure Tours
    3. Nature hikes and Night Walks
    4. Ecotourism
    5. Lake Arenal
    6. Visit to the little town of Nuevo Arenal
    7. Spa and Thermal Waters
    8. Birdwatching

     

    Banana Adventure Tours offers services to plan a trip to La Fortuna, combined with other places. It can be a group or individually. Write us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the request form.

     

     Arenal Volcano

    La Fortuna Waterfall

    Lake Arenal and Volcano

    Written by Caro Goodfellow
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  • Scuba Diving

    Two Great Scuba Diving Sites

     

    The waters in Costa Rica are not very clear for snorkeling. There are only a couple of very good spots where people could enjoy beautiful coral reefs. One of those spots is Cahuita National Park. Specifically for scuba diving, the two best sports in the country are: Caño Island and Coco`s Island. Some other spots are Playas del Coco and Monkey Head, and Cahuita.

    Coco`s Island is knonw internationally for its shark population. The only way to visit the island is on a private cruise on a 7 days period. On the other hand, Caño Island is visited for its beutiful tropical marine life in turquois waters. It also has a very interesting archeological site.

    Caño Island
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