Outdoor Activities in Heredia

Heredia is the capital city of the Costa Rica province of the same name, and features year-round warm temperatures. Though sometimes cloudy, this province is a dream-come-true for those that love outdoor adventures, even with the wet season bringing rain during May - November. Tranquil with just enough excitement, Heredia is perfect for weary travelers that need relaxation, and for seekers of big and small adventures with plenty of activities from hiking to white water rafting. Visitors can spend a quiet day horseback riding, or a fast-paced day packed with mountain tour bikes. No matter what brings a traveler to Costa Rica, the perfect activity can be found in Heredia.

Eco Tours

For the nature lover looking for a truly tropical experience, a Heredia eco tour delivers a big punch. From volcanoes to national parks to amazing waterfalls that let their visitors get a taste of sustainable tourism in full swing, Heredia offers an exciting, central location for you to set up camp for a few days. Make sure you visit the beautiful La Paz Waterfall in Vara Blanca.

Rafting Tours

The water is warm, come on in! For a white water rafting tour that keeps you moving, come to Heredia when the river will be moving the fastest – between the months of July and December – and visit the largest county in the area, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. The Sarapiquí River reaches peaks of class III and IV rapids, and offers some amazing opportunities for nature-watching and spotting some beautiful wildlife.

Canopy Tours

A canopy tour, also known as zip lining, is a great way to get a sky-high view of your beautiful surroundings. While in Heredia, you’ll have the opportunity to take an hour and a half (roundtrip) tour at the Rainforest Aerial Tram. The Rainforest Aerial Tram is adjacent to the Braulio Carrillo Nacional Park , and true to its name, this location will give you spectacular views of the forest and its plant and animal life. Another popular spot for canopy tours in Heredia, Costa Rica, is in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. If you are looking for the ultimate zip lining adventure, this spot offers 15 platforms that you can explore.

Golf Resorts

Fore! If golf is your way to unwind and enjoy the outdoors, then the Herradura Hotel Golf Resort and Country Club needs to be toward the top of your 'must golf' list. A short 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport, this highly rated golf resort can help you get to that sweet spot that balances a social day with natural resources. Heredia is also home to the Residencias del Golf Hotel, a great place to stop before you head to downtown San Jose.


In a place like Costa Rica, just being outdoors at all can be more than enough for any traveler. While the province of Heredia has so much to offer, sometimes you just want to kick back and relax.. in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world of course! The resorts here offer amazing views, like the one you can see of the Braulio Carrillo National Park if you stay at Cibeles Resort Hotel Cabinas & Spa. If you have a deeper budget for your rejuvenation activities, you can find upscale spas in Cariari, conveniently located near the San Jose International Airport.

Eco Experience: A Costa Rican Adventure
11 Days / 10 Nights
Starting at $3,874 per person
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7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $932 per person
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