Explore Jaco

There is so much to do within a few hours of Jaco. Make Room2Board your base camp for all of your Costa Rican adventures. Take a day (or ½ day off from the beach) and discover Jaco and Costa Rica.

Let our surf shop help you set up your tours.  We work with the best guides in town and will arrange pick up and drop off at Room2Board.

Zip Line Canopy Tour

The canopy tour is perhaps the most uniquely popular adventure Costa Rica has to offer. As you take to the air over exotic trees and vibrant flora, you will experience the rush of a lifetime while catching a glimpse of white-faced monkeys, exotic birds and other Costa Rican wildlife. Fly through the jungle suspended by a zip-line system of cables and platforms; using very safe equipment and in the hands of experienced guides.Location: Jaco Beach
Length of tour: 2 hours.  For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is the most famous National Park in Costa Rica and the most visited by tourists each year. This tropical dry forest is located on a peninsula, surrounded by crystal clear Pacific water and white sand beaches. The main attractions of this park are its two white sand beaches: Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio. There are 109 mammal species including 3 different species of monkeys, agouti, three-toed sloths, two-toed sloths and over 180 species of birds. Let a professional, experienced and bilingual nature guide teach you about the resident fauna and the distinctive plant life of this beautiful park in the extensive trail system that takes you through a variety of ecosystems.Location: Quepos, 1 hour drive from Jaco Beach
Length of tour: Full day. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Carara Biological Reserve

Carara Biological Reserve is a transition forest between the Tropical Dry Forest region to the north, and the more humid Pacific Rainforest to the south. Relatively small: only 4,700 hectares, the Carara National Park is one of the few remaining breeding grounds for the majestic scarlet macaw which can easily be spotted in the early morning and late afternoon hours.Carara is a pre-colonial archaeological site with rivers, lakes and waterfalls. You will find monkeys, collared aracaris, raccoons, coatis and many different species of birds.Location: 20 minute drive from Jaco Beach
Length of tour: Half day. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

ATV Tour

Experience an adrenaline pumping, exciting and challenging outdoor adventure into the rainforest, as you climb past several great lookout points and observe spectacular views of some of Costa Rica’s most popular beaches and surrounding areas.Weaving in and out of rainforest trails, you will finally descend into the world famous surfing beaches of Playa Hermosa before returning to Jaco.Location: Jaco
Length of tour: 2, 3, or 4 hours. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk.

Tortuga Island

Location: In the Gulf of Nicoya, there is a heavenly archipelago of several islands with lush natural beauty and a sanctuary that is home to seabirds, white sandy beaches, and the flora and fauna of our Central Pacific region. Tortuga Island is located in this beautiful archipelago. Situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called by local indigenous people “Tolinga”) has an area of 120 hectares and is maintained as a protected forest, which has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years. Due to its geographical features, Tortuga Island’s waters are clear turquoise, which are optimal for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Length of tour: 6:30 AM pick up at R2B, return at 7 PM.  For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk.

Crocodile Tour

The crocodile tour is a unique adventure located in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. This tour will take you up and down the Tárcoles River aboard a very safe and reliable boat. The Rio Grande of Tárcoles is one of four rivers that end at the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific Ocean. It offers visitors the opportunity to observe American crocodiles up to four meters in length! You will also observe a variety of species ranging from terrestrial birds to iguanas and basiliscos. Location: Tarcoles River, 20 minute drive from Jaco
Length of tour: 3 hours. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

White Water Rafting

Experience the unsurpassed beauty, luxuriant vegetation and powerful white water of the Naranjo, Savegre and Pacuare Rivers. All three rivers are safe for the beginner yet challenging enough for the experienced rafting enthusiast. The Naranjo & Savegre Rivers begin in the coastal mountains near Quepos. The awesome canyons, waterfalls and rainforest will amaze you while you enjoying class 2, 3, 4 or 5 rapids. The Pacuare River begins in Siquirres and Turrialba area on the Caribbean mountain slopes of Costa Rica. National Geographic rates the Pacuare River one of the top ten river destinations in the world.Location: Naranjo & Savegre Rivers: 2 hours drive from Jaco Beach; Pacuare River: 3.5 hours from Jaco Beach.
Length of tour: Full day.  For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk.

Kayak Tour

Kayaking is a great way to explore Costa Rica where some of the most beautiful locations cannot be accessed by car or boat. There are incredible estuaries located along the west coast that have been untouched by civilization and man that provide many peaceful refuges of wildlife. Travel through the mangroves, or along the ocean’s coastline. Costa Rica is one of the top destinations in the world for kayaking! Some of our trips also include snorkeling and/or fishing!Location: Playa Agujas (near Punta Leona) Mangrove Kayak… Various locations near Manuel Antonio/Quepos
Length of tour: 2-5 hours.  For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Explore this famous cloud forest reserve and marvel over the fascinating bio-diversity and perhaps get a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal bird. Explore what is considered to be the last terrestrial frontier as you are guided through the canopy of the cloud forest via suspended bridges, platforms and trails of the famous skywalk.Location: 3.5 hours Northeast of Jaco Beach
Length of tour: Full Day. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Horseback Riding Tour

Our tour will take you through the stunning pristine primary rain forest and incredible vistas. Ride early in the morning and spot the flocks of scarlet macaws that make their home in the surrounding almond trees. Choose a tour combining the beauty of the forested mountains and the adventure of riding on the beach. Amazing ocean views, wide vistas and fun trails and pass through stunning farmland where you can spot monkeys, deer and scarlet macaws before descending to the stunning Pacific coast. (Dec to April only)Length of Tour: Full day and 3.5 hrs available.
Location: 20 minutes drive from Jaco. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Poas Volcano

The Poas Volcano is among the most visited national parks in the Costa Rican National Park System. It features two extremely impressive craters, one of which holds a lovely blue lagoon.At 2,704 meters high, you will discover the first crater 1.3km wide and 300m deep. The second crater, Laguna Botos, is a lake surrounded by a dense cloud forest. Here you will find a variety of hummingbird species and various types of exotic birds. The surrounding national park boasts an extensive trail system that offers beautiful views of the Central Valley and San Jose metropolitan area.Location: Departs from Room2Board and goes to Alajuela province, 2 hour drive from Jaco Beach
Length of tour: Full day. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Arenal Volcano

This is one the most active volcanoes in the Americas…actually, it is active 24 hours per day! The volcano soars 1,635 meters high and is bordered by dense rain forest and natural hot springs. On the way, you will enjoy gorgeous views of the cloud forest, waterfalls, pastoral scenery and typical Costa Rican towns. The last big eruption was in July of 1968! The volcano rests near the town of La Fortuna where you will find several restaurants, boutique stores and souvenir shops.Location: Leave from Room2Board, about a 3.5 hour drive
Length of tour: Full day. For more information and prices, please contact the tour desk

Canyoning/Waterfall Rappelling

Just 15 minutes from Jaco we will arrive at a beautiful 800 acre property to start your adventure. You will be outfitted with latest and safest gear from Black Diamond in the USA. After being instructed on the safe and proper use of the equipment we will begin our hike into the canyon(20-30 minutes).Your naturalist guide will stop along the way to point out interesting flora and fauna. Monkey, Toucan and Scarlet Macaw sightings are common! After arriving at the top of a gorgeous 300’ waterfall we will begin our descent down through the waterfalls. We will rappel down the face of 4 waterfalls from 60-90 feet!! At all times you will be “safe and backed up” by your guide!! A short hike further and we will then “ZIP-OUT” on 2 Canopy Ziplines. The longest is over 2000 feet!!! We will then enjoy a tropical fruit snack and a beverage before returning to the hostel.

Length of tour:
5 hours. Depart from Room2BoardFor more information and prices, please contact the tour desk