Desire Resort's Adventure Tours
Available adventure activities range from the mild to the wild below.
The Tarzan swing
Using a bungee cord, you can literally swing between the trees with a vertical drop that will get your heart racing. You need to hold on tight, as the horizontal acceleration of swinging deep down into the jungle floor is fast and furious, not for the faint of heart!
River Gorge Bungee Jump
You saw it in the movie “Fast and Furious” and experience it yourself - jump off a bridge spanning a gorge towards the rushing waters below. The River Gorge Jump over the Colorado River Bridge is one not to be missed for the ultimate thrill seeker.
ATV Challenge Tours
Costa Rica is a country of hills, mountains, valleys, plantations, and of course beaches - that are all accessible and some only by ATV and depending upon the speed of the challenge, you might or might not see some of the Costa Rican countryside. Geared to different levels of riding skill, you can choose an ATV challenge ranging from sit on the seat and watch the world go by through to hang onto your handlebars for dear life.
White Water Rapids Rafting
Want to get wet? really wet? then don’t miss the rafting experience down some of Costa Rica’s wild rivers that can give you the ride of your life. ated as being among the best white water rafting spots in the world, Costa Rica is a paddler’s delight - it’s a good way to see the mighty power of Costa Rican headwaters, if you can pay attention while holding on and paddling like a crazy person.
Zip Lining Extraordinary
Not your everyday Zipline - how about 3/4 of a mile, through the trees, over gorges, crossing waterfalls and accelerating down the mountain side. This is Costa Rican adventure at its best. (For the more timid, it’s called a Canopy Tour :) ).
Canopy Adventure, Herredia - Spectacular views you will always remember!! This canopy tour is about 10 minutes from the Hotel with a mixture of ecology and adventure tourism.
Canopy San Lorenzo - Located 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the hotel on the road from San Ramon to La Fortuna just before the Bajo de los Rodriguez. The sliding cable is divided in two parts - a Forest Section, which starts with small cables to acquire confidence while admiring the forest’s canopy and the Adventure Dection, with much longer cables suspended from high platforms requiring large doses of adrenaline. Total length of all the cables is 2500 meters or over 8,000 feet long! There are 19 platforms and the San Lorenzo Canopy includes a 750 meter (or 2460 feet) cable, one of the longest in the country.
Turu Ba Ri Nature and Adventure Park - The perfect eco-destination in Costa Rica with nature guided tours or horseback to the canopy tour "The Superman Zipline" or "Tarzan Swing" for the more daring.
Extreme Mountain Biking
Jungle, steep, jungle, traverse, water hazard, big boulder, jungle, ..... - not your everyday bike ride. The trails in Costa Rica can be challenging and s**t scary. It’s up to you what trail you want to go down, but equipment is top notch and if you can take it, so can your bike.
Tournament Quality Surf
This is the place of the BillaBong World Championship so there is no question that you have world class rips and curls so what you do with them depends on how tightly your ten can grip the the board.
Tell us what your greatest passion with a horse is - Bareback on a beach? Driving cattle? Roping? Riding to the top of an active volcano (you can see the steam coming from the vents near you!)? Seeing the rainforest from the back of a horse, as the Conquerors saw it in 1492? Seeing the ocean from a mountaintop, and arriving at the ocean before the end of the day? It's all available for the asking!