Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or you just like relaxing in the sun, the tropical regions of Costa Rica are the perfect choice for a romantic getaway – or a family vacation full of adventure.
Located in Central America and nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica offers visitors extraordinary tropical rain forests, beautiful sandy beaches, superb nature preserves, and some of the finest luxury resorts in the world. Experience the unpopulated beaches on a romantic getaway, or plan an itinerary full of amazing activities; from hiking through the rain forest, horseback riding along the beach, to river rafting down the white water rapids of the Pacuare river, the variety here is endless.
Florblanca Resort and Activities
Located on the stunning beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, Florblanca Resort offers guests all the amenities of a five star luxury resort, and all the activities that satisfy the more adventuresome and curious guests.
Here you can learn how to paddle board with experienced instructors out onto the aqua blue waters of the Pacific. After a short lesson, guests paddle out towards the Cabo Blanco Reserve, then back towards Mar Azul point viewing the marine life and beautiful scenery along the way. The ride is about an hour and a half. Surfing lessons are also provided on the beautiful beach breaks that offer long rides in warm waters. Surfboards for beginners and advanced surfers are provided by the resort.
Horseback riding on the beach
Enjoy a tour of the area on horseback while exploring the 9,000 acre working cattle ranch that borders the sea. Here you’ll see amazing views of the ocean as you climb the surrounding hills overlooking the sea; you’ll see colorful birds of an amazing variety, and monkeys howl and swing from the trees above. A horseback ride along the beach at sunset can be an experience to remember for years to come.
Sport fishing tours are an extremely rewarding experience and depart frequently from the nearby town of Malpais. Captains are knowledgeable, skilled local fisherman that will point out important features of the area as you fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Roosterfish, and more. A unique feature of the Florblanca resort is that after a day of fishing, you get to bring your catch back to the resort where Chef Spencer will prepare it for you at Nectar Restaurant. You can request a particular dish such as tasty fish tacos – or you can have him surprise you with a delectable dish of his own.
There’s a variety of amazing sightseeing excursions that depart daily from the resort and are highly recommended. Take the Mal Pais and Montezuma Waterfall Excursion With All Terrain Vehicles. First, you’ll fly above the sixty acre jungle canopy and enjoy amazing views of the Pacific ocean and surrounding Islands. Next you’ll board all Terrain Vehicles and tour beautiful farmland as you ride along the serene coastline to Montezuma, where you’ll visit a delightful waterfall. Jump off the rocks into the pool below. Afterwards, you can stroll through the town of Montezuma and take in some local cuisine at a beachfront restaurant before heading back. Make sure to bring shoes that can get wet!
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