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Zipline Horseback and Thermal Pools at Vida Aventura Ranch

Badge of ExcellenceProvince of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

From USD 130.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Adventure seekers will enjoy this full-day tour to Vida Aventura Ranch and Nature Park, nestled in the scenic mountains of Guanacaste. Fly through the treetops on a series of ziplines, and then return to solid ground for a horseback ride complete with stunning vistas of two active volcanoes. Unwind after your adventure at our beautiful thermal pools. Your tour includes a traditional Costa Rican lunch.
  • Full-day tour in Vida Aventura Nature Park
  • Zoom across seven zipline cables in a forested canyon with brand new Petzel Equipment
  • Mount a sturdy horse for a trail ride in the Guanacaste mountains
  • Admire gorgeous views of two volcanoes – Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles
  • Lather yourself our amazing thermal pools
  • Enjoy lunch – a typical Costa Rican meal with fresh fruit (included)

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hotel Dreams Las Mareas

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up at hotels in Guanacaste, in the Papagayo and Tamarindo Area.

What To Expect

Guanacaste’s Vida Aventura Ranch and Nature Park is an ideal base for a full day of Costa Rican adventure and relaxation. Your morning begins with a scenic drive to the park, nestled among the region’s verdant landscape. If you selected the tour option with hotel pickup, a driver will meet you at your Guanacaste hotel. If you choose to provide your own transport, you will meet your tour guide at the park.

The excitement kicks off with a zipline adventure through the mountain rain forest. After a safety briefing from your expert guide, you’ll don a harness and helmet and launch onto one of seven zipline cables that crisscross a forested canyon. Take in amazing aerial views as you fly through the lush canopy.

Back on solid ground, head to the park stables and meet the horse that will take you on the next phase of your journey. From atop your trusty mount, enjoy a beautiful trail ride through the tropical forest and rolling hillside. Take in stellar views of the region’s two active volcanoes, Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles. Your guide will point out interesting native plant species and help you spot local wildlife along the way. After your ride, refuel with a lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the park’s on-site restaurant.

Next, it’s time to relax. After changing into a swimsuit, spend the afternoon and take a rest in our private and beautiful thermal pools. At the end of your tour, you’ll be driven back to your Guanacaste hotel if you selected the hotel transport option.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Note: it is recommended you bring a swimsuit, shorts, T-shirt and pair of pants for the horseback ride
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum 5 yrs old for the zipline activity.
  • Maximum 250 pounds- horseback
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I do recommend doing “with transport” as the road there is not the best and should be driven on by experienced drivers.
There are hills and streams and windey turns (may be challenging for first-time riders).
Weat shorts, bring long pants to change and ride, and then swimsuit to again change in and out of.
63 reviews
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Best Tour Ever
Maria_A, Oct 2022
Best tour ever. We had outstanding guides in Juan and Gravy. The 7 zip lines were outstanding especially for beginners. The horses and the horse ride was also terrific. We ended the day at the thermal polls, which was extremely relaxing. Highly, highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Maria for your review about our ranch. We are so glad you had a good time. I will let the team know about your review. Hope you can visit us again!
Our tour guide Caesar was...
William_O, July 2022
Our tour guide Caesar was tremendous! His knowledge of the area and guiding us through every step of the tour was unbelievable. The activities were all planned out and ran like clockwork!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
William! thank you for choosing Costa Rica for your vacation. We are glad you had a great time at the Super Combo Adventure!
A bit dissatisfied
Kristy_G, July 2021
Not as described at all like what is expected. Mud bath consisted of rubbing dirt on the body, the horse back consisted of looking at foliage and cows. The zip lining was a blast and the communication was great on resort
Best Combination Zip-Line, Horseback Riding, and Thermal Spa Tour in Guanacaste
Mark_B, Feb 2020
Outstanding combination excursion. On a beautiful ranch, the zip line experience as thrilling, long runs (7 total) across a canopy of green dry forest with views of the volcanoes and rain forest in the distance. The horseback riding was the best I ever encountered since riding as a youth (had horses growing up) - we crossed meadows with bulls and cattle, through steep up/down trails in the woods, and across and through streams off the mountain. Galloped several times and stopped for exception photo opportunities. The hot spring, volcanic mud (great photos when covered and dry), water slide, and pools finished the day relaxed. Outstanding lunch, and exceptional lavatory to change, shower, etc. Weat shorts, bring long pants to change and ride, and then swimsuit to again change in and out of.
Fran_M, Feb 2020
Best day ever! Our driver (Alexis) picked us up on time and gave us a bonus tour describing interesting sites along the way. Our zip lining was fabulous, long runs, beautiful scenery and encouagement and patience (by Jason and Leonard) for us 70 year old seniors who had no problems at all. The horse back riding was full of shifting terrains and elevations and just fabulous....we had a typical great tico lunch and then headed to relax. We had a mud bath and then soaked in thermal pools. All in all worth every penny. Thank. You!! Kevin and Fran (Boston).
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed the Vida Aventura Nature Park tour. We hope to have the privilege of serving you again in a near future.... Pura Vida, CATours Team
Action-Packed Adventure Day
calliempire2020, Jan 2020
*wear deep woods bug spray!* We started with horse-back riding which wasn't your average trail was super interesting and not just a large trail the horse just walks on. There are hills and streams and windey turns (may be challenging for first-time riders). Our leaders were amazing and really looked out for everyone in the group. Suzie (the guide dog) came along the horseback ride as well and even met us at every point of the zip line (we still have no idea how she made it so quickly...she may have magical abilities but we'll never know!) The zip line was exhilarating and the views are breathtaking! They even allow you to do one of the zip lines upside-down! We then ate a delicious lunch of local food. Our day was finished by soaking in the hot springs, covering ourselves in mud and taking a cool dip in the fresh water pool. I would definitely do this tour again and recommend it to anyone who's in a time crunch and wants to do multiple activities!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your review!! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the Vida Aventure Nature Park tour with Catours. It was our pleasure to serve you and hope to have the opportunity to do so again in a near future. Pura Vida, CATours Team.
A must Do!!!
lmgty3, Aug 2019
We booked this excursion for 15 people and there was a bit of a confusion with the pick-up but Jorge was kind enough to discount our transportation cost and he was able to provide transportation to and from our resort. The guides were very knowledgeable, very patient with a large group. The horsebacking riding was amazing through the mountains and seeing the volcanoes. The zip lining was a very good experience as most of the group had never done that before. It was a easy transition. The Costa Rican lunch was delicious and just enough to fill our bellies. The hot springs and pool were a added plus. This excursion well worth the cost. You can actually go and spend a couple of nights there so its a mini getaway. We looked at the 2 and the 4 bedrooms with amazing views. We encourage all to do this excursion with Vida Aventura.
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Vida Aventura Nature Park! We are glad to know that our staff did a great job with your group. We hope to serve you soon, CATours Team
Great time!
Sonia B, Aug 2019
Had an amazing time! The horseback riding experience was the best we have ever had. The zip lining was great. And the lunch they served us was most delicious. Jason and Lester were just great. Hot springs were the perfect way to relax after all the activities. Overall great day, highly recomnend it😊👍
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience at Vida Aventura Nature Park! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the horseback riding and the canopy tour. We hope to serve you in a near future. Pura Vida, CATours Team
This was so much fun and perfect for all of us! ages 6 ++
Gracie_V, July 2019
My 6 year old zip lined, rode her own horse and loved the waterslide. The guides were amazing and horses well kept, super healthy and happy to walk us in the jungle. Far away but a perfect family excursion. it was also private - literally just us and our guides and a dog named suzy.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
We appreciate you took the time to share your experience! We are glad to know that you enjoyed our services. Our goal is to create the best experiences for our clients. Hope to serve you in a future. Pura vida, CATours team.
Horseback riding and ziplining
Staci S, Apr 2019
The advertisement for our adventure is very misleading. We never seen hot springs. When ziplining was done we had 30 minutes before we left. Too many stops at local stores and grocery store before reaching our final destination, no reason to stop, it took time away from the adventure we paid for. Very disappointed in the tour and the misleading advertisements. We are do a full refund, as we did not get a full day of what we paid for.
Amazing and beautiful
McKenzie_J, Aug 2018
I don’t have a single bad thing to say about this experience. Everything was quite lovely. I do recommend doing “with transport” as the road there is not the best and should be driven on by experienced drivers.
Great tour!
What an awesome tour! A must do when in Costa Rica. It was also family friendly which was important to me since I was traveling with my children (15, 12, 7). The 7 year old was able to do ziplining attached to one of the tour guides. It was great a great tour and I recommend it to anyone looking for a Costa Rican adventure! Lunch was yummy too.
Unbelievable find
antoniojohnson721, Aug 2018
The place is amazing, we rode horses for an hour, zip lined for 2 hours, had a good lunch, sat in hot springs and did sun bath. This is an unbelievable experience. I recommend to anyone. Don't miss the experience.
The zip line was totally...
Janna W, Feb 2018
The zip line was totally amazing!!! But there was No hot springs like it advertised. No mud bath either! Felt like we got cheated out of out money with a false advertising.
Amazing tour! Zipline was so fun and...
Jessica T, Feb 2018
Amazing tour! Zipline was so fun and our group of 14 were the only ones at the park! The horseback riding was great and definitely worth the trip! Perfect length and not too difficult but still cool The hot springs were more like a warm pool but still great and you get to do a natural volcanic mud.
Everything was very good. The...
Tera B, Feb 2018
Everything was very good. The ziplines were fun and all was beautiful, the mud bath was wonderful and the hot springs was nice and relaxing. Our tour guides or people that helped with everything was very nice and helpful. Our lunch was very good also. The only thing I did not enjoy or that scared me is the horse riding. I felt like I was going to fall off the horse and my horse kicked two other horses. It was maining a slow walk but every so often the would start galloping and I would start sliding off. I felt nobody could help me keep on the horse. But I survived and was able to stay on the horse.
Good day out, all staff and guides...
Mark J, Nov 2017
Good day out, all staff and guides very helpful and friendly. Ziplines were amazing, horse riding great but bit scary for me lol Then hot pool, mud and cold shower. Food at lunchtime was excellent, would definitely recommend
This tour was the highlight of my...
cboria2199, July 2017
This tour was the highlight of my trip to Costa Rica!!!!!! We started out by being picked up from our hotel. Which I would HIGHLY recommend, just make sure you have breakfast before you go. The ride was about an hour or so from Guanacaste. The guide who picked us up was very kind and told us part of the road was going to be very bumpy which It was for about 25 minutes. Once at the Park, we began suiting up for Zip lining. I am terrified of heights, but the guide assured us we would be fine. After the 1st line, I was hyped. There are 7 lines in total and one you can do upside down if you want to. Suzie was the real MVP. She is the dog who is also on the trail and she finds her way around the trail before we get to the other side. Zip lining was amazing, definitely an adrenaline rush! Horseback riding, I did not enjoy as much. The horse I had went crazy, and I winded up falling off of the horse, but I broke my fall by falling on the side of my body. I did not let that ruin my excursion. The tour guides made sure I was ok, I continued on the trail, and switched horses. The trail is very dense, and high too. You will get dirty, I recommend long pants, and lots of bug spray. After the trail, we headed off to get lunch which was a yummy typical Costa Rican lunch. To end the day, we went into the Hot Springs, and had a mud bath to relaxed for the last 2 hours. This excursion is worth every dime! I would highly recommend it!!!
Hard to get to as you travel on a...
Golden S, June 2017
Hard to get to as you travel on a rocky road for 45-60 minutes but well worth it. You traverse 7 ziplines which will take a few hours, go on a horseback ride with incredible views and the mud bath and water spring was also an experience. We travelled there ourselves by car which is a little daunting since there are very little signs and google maps doesn't help but because we arrived their ourselves, we had more of a private horseback and mudbath/spring tour since the boatload of people in the shuttlebus had to stay together.
My friends and I had a great time on...
Brandi_B, Apr 2017
My friends and I had a great time on this tour. The zip-lining was perfect because we were provided cover from the sun by the trees. I was nice to be so high up and see the rain forest below us. The horse back riding was exciting, I had a horse by the name of Tequila, and he was calm the entire time, and made me feel very comfortable. It's crazy to see how strong and intelligent the horses are. We then had a traditional Costa Rican lunch, which was absolutely delicious!! Next up was the hot springs. They were a little smelly, however, after rinsing the mud off, my skin felt extremely soft, so the exfoliating properties of the mud are worth smelling like sulfur for a little bit. The tour guide Giovanni was very knowledgeable of Costa Rican history, and he was nice to hear his stories while riding out to the park. Travel van was comfortable with air conditioning and very clean. I would recommend this tour to any Costa Rican travelers. It was nice to knock out and experience multiple activities in one day.