The 10 Best Things to Do in Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica

January 8, 2018 Joeann Galban

Playa Zancudo in Costa Rica, from Central America region, is best know for Boat Tours. Discover best things to do in Playa Zancudo with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Playa Zancudo

1. Zancudo Boat Tours

Cabinas Los Cocos, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
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5 based on 9 reviews

Zancudo Boat Tours

Reviewed By WinnieK - Somerville, Massachusetts

Susan and Andrew, the owners of Cabinas Los Cocos, also operate Zancudo Boat Tours. We had two groups go out in two boats, and our group ended up with Susan. She is super-knowledgable about the wildlife and also the natural and geographical history of the area, all of which enhanced the trip. We saw various birds, monkeys (howlers right above us!) and crocs.
This was a bona fide "jungle cruise" in a mangrove and rain forest, complete with huge trees laden with orchids and ferns in the ever-narrowing river and creeks. Loved it. Very highly recommended for nature lovers. (And for those who didn't know they were nature lovers.)

2. Tropical Escapade

Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
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Tropical Escapade

From fishing snappers to marlins, going on a whale watching quest to a snorkeling journey in the Golfo Dulce, discovering lowland jungle paths to completely wild canyoning and horse riding adventures, Tropical Escapade offers all type of outdoor activities suitable for all ages in the Southern zone of Costa Rica.

Reviewed By ecofriend1

I took the extreme canyoning tour and it was so fun. I usually pride myself on my athleticism and grace from years of gymnastics, but this adventure had me falling all kinds! It was a great challenge that gave me a good scrape, bruise, and rope burn. Cindy and Fernando were incredibly cool and so crazy good at this stuff. At one point Fernando plank walked between 2 cliff faces to keep the drone equipment dry. They were also able to change the time of the tour so I could get to Golfito with the ferry from puerto jiminez and back to it on time too.
(You do NOT need bug spray for this one! On the short hike up your moving too much for bugs to land on you and then your in the waterfall where there are no bugs and your deet spray would only wash into the ecosystem and harm a lot of aquatic animals.)

3. Agua Vida Surf

Pilon Beach, Pavones 00000, Costa Rica
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Agua Vida Surf

Book your surf camp with us, in Pavones Costa Rica. Stand Up Paddle boarding, Surfing, Kite Surfing are the main activities we propose today. We rent boards. We teach, and we go for long distance paddling.We can teach you Surfing most of the year. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is also a all year activity. Kite Surfing is from December to March. We are located in the Golfo Dulce, close to Pavones. Learn to surf, to sup surf on quality waves! Enjoy the glassy morning paddling in the Golfo Dulce... Vous souhaitez apprendre la SURF! Venez, l'endroit est parfait!!!

Reviewed By Randy R - Aventura, Florida

If you ever have the opportunity to be ready for a life experience ...Aqua Vida Surf is the place to go and visit Shawn and Natalie and there family... many things to do besides Paddle Boarding.. Your will have the best Teachers...Enjoy...I have for the past many many years and heading back in Summer of 2015...I will be there for the Pilon Paddle Palooza....Hope to see...new and old friends...Sup speedo and gadget man...

4. Zancudo Tours

Centro de Playa Zancudo, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
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Zancudo Tours

We are ZAncudo Tours, where adventure starts in Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica! Zancudo is the place for travellers in the Zona Sur or Southern Zone in Costa Rica, featuring great fishing in the sea or off the beach, Waterfalls, jungle river tours and more! We are the #1 supplier of tours in Zancudo, if we don't do it, then no one does!

Reviewed By BuckhornOntario - Buckhorn, Canada

We took the tour with Sandra and Zancudo Tours to Pavones to check out the Surfing paradise, the market, the river and the area. Sandra was so knowledgeable. She gave us an excellent history of the area and pointed out places of interest on our drive there and back. She was flexible, took a different route home to give us more of a feeling for the area. We highly recommend Sandra and her husband Sonny for any tour you wish to do while you are in the area. Thanks Sandra!

5. Golfito Monkey Tours

Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
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Golfito Monkey Tours

Golfito Monkey Tours is the Only Tour Operator in Golfito, we offer different activities to do in Golfito such as Hiking Tours through the Golfito Rainforest, Horseback Riding Tours, Boat Tours such as Dolphin Tours, Mangrove Tour and whale watching Tours.

Reviewed By Hanzbeer - Kempten, Germany

This tour called monkey tour but everywhere in CR you will see more monkeys than in Golfito. I think the promotion is fake.

6. Sportfishing Unlimited

108 Granby Place, Playa Zancudo 78374, Costa Rica

Our deep sea fishing charters are operated by Captain John Olson. Captain John has fished off the southern cost of Costa Rica for over 20 years and is expanding into Panama. He is IGFA Certified and holds several world records. John is originally Portland, Texas but makes his home in Playa Zancudo with his wife and two daughters.Our fishing charters include your choice of lunch and drinks, convention and fly equipment, fishing licenses and the fish you catch. Your fish will be cleaned and bagged for you to take to on of the many restaurants to prepare for your dinner. We offer travel planning to insure your trip to Costa Rica is the best it can be! We have relationships with the best hotels and guides across the country and into Panama. A quick call or email will allow us to provide you with a variety of itineraries' to chose from.

7. Costa rica peche Passion

Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
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Costa rica peche Passion

Welcome to Golfito, capital of giant sailfish and of the rooster fish.Since 2005 two French at Golfito Yves and Bernadette Harlepp welcome you and guide you and keep you company in your fishing trip. Our job is our passion, fishing

Reviewed By 908michelw - Gorbio, France

Pour la huitiémé fois je vais y aller en 2016..qualité de peche et d'acceuil en font le meilleur spot d'amérique centrale,l'éssayer c'ést l'adopter, Alors si vous hésitez...plongez,les gros poissons vous attendent.

8. Bar La Bomba

Pueblo Civil, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica +506 2775 2149
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Bar La Bomba

Reviewed By Anja G - Germany

Die La Bomba Bar strahlt eine unglaubliche Gemütlichkeit aus, die zum Bleiben einlädt. Das ganze Ambiente wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet. Die schönste und gemütlichste Bar die ich bisher in Costa Rica besucht habe mit viel geschichtlichem Hintergrund und tollen Bildern.

9. Proyecto Aventura

Calle 14 | 14th Road, Golfito 60702, Costa Rica
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Proyecto Aventura

Canyoning, also know as Canyoneering, Abseiling, or Waterfall Rappelling, is the most exciting new adventure sport to hit the US, Europe, Japan, South Africa and now Osa Peninsula! Proyecto Aventura - Costa Rica Canyoning tour offers travellers the opportunity to explore some of Costa Rica’s most fantastic Waterfalls. With canyoneering certified and bilingual guides on hand, you will rappel down several gushing falls. An experience that you will never forget! Costa Rica Canyoning offers a great way to explore the hidden depths of this magical area of Costa Rica, while at the same time, enjoying the fun and adventure of this great water-sport. Whether we are jumping over cascades into crystal clear pools, wading, swimming, climbing or rappelling through Waterfalls, the excitement never ends. You'll put on a helmet and harness, then brace yourself for non-stop action. Imagine yourself surrounded by lush rain forest inside a spectacular canyon, full of tropical Waterfalls and thousands of years of architecture carved out by nature, with surprises each step of the way. Our awesome Canyons are located just a short distance from the town of Golfito. Prepare to get wet and experience the thrill of a lifetime. The tour begins with a 10 minute ride to La Purruja Village. Then, we will hike for one kilometre to the top of the hill, and to the Waterfalls. Once here, your guides will fit you with canyoning equipment and explain the proper way to descend the falls. When you’re comfortable with the procedure, you’ll begin rappelling down the first waterfall, divided into four sections (35 meters, 16 meters, 12 meters and 10 meters), at the base, the creek leads into a pristine canyon. From here on, there are six smaller Waterfalls to rappel down, a few swimming-holes and a couple short jumps. Once finished, your guides will help you back to the vehicles and you’ll head back to Golfito. This tour can be enjoyed by anyone in moderate/good physical condition. It is child friendly and NO experience is needed.

Reviewed By cb2367

I went on this adventure with a group from work. This was the first time I had ever done rappelling, so I didn't know quite what to expect. Prior to heading out, the guides explained that there would be three main phases of the adventure: walking along a trail and creek, then walking up the mountain, and lastly the rappel down the waterfall. It had rained the night before, which made the second phase very difficult. I kept losing my footing and sliding down the side of the hill. Fortunately, the guides were close by and helped me get back up. The guides ensured each person safely made it to the bottom of the waterfall. You'll definitely need good shoes for this adventure, as that will help make the rappel easier. If you're in good physical condition and are looking for an extreme adventure, then I would recommend this.

10. Zamia Wildlife Refuge

Golfito, Costa Rica +506 8409 5875
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Zamia Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Stephanie S

The tour guide was friendly and awesome! We saw so many animals and such gorgeous scenery! Highly recommended!

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