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What To Do On A "Boys Only" Vacation In Costa Rica


Costa Rica

Whether it’s for a bachelor party, a birthday celebration, or just a “boys only” vacation, Costa Rica provides the perfect backdrop for a few weeks away from the pressures of real life — and the missus!


In a way, the country is like a safe haven. A beautiful paradise where you can relax, take a breather, and fall in love with the natural world all over again…


In another way, it’s an adrenaline-filled thrill ride!


If we’re looking at the real reason there are so many boys' vacations here every year, it’s more likely to be the latter! Costa Rica gives you a chance to become a young boy again, to experience the thrill of adventure and be able to feel that giddy, childish excitement once more.


So how does it do this, and what exactly should you do during your “boys only” vacation in Costa Rica? To help you out, we’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do in Costa Rica during your stay.


Go On A Boys' Cruise


In our humble opinion, one of the best places to start your Costa Rican trip is Arenal National Park, not least because it encapsulates everything that is wonderful about this country. There’s amazing wildlife, incredible views, a volcano, and a beautiful 85-kilometer lake.


The last feature is the most important because wherever there’s a lake, there are watersports! That’s right, one of the best ways to kick off your adventure is with a few wakeboarding, water skiing or tubing sessions. Either that or simply rent one of the boats and go on your very own boys-only cruise. Out of all the boat rentals in costa rica, Lake Arenal offers the very best, especially when it comes to the gorgeous landscape around you.


Test Your Friends With A Bungee Jump


If you want a bit more of an adrenaline rush, then go to Monteverde and put your nerve to the test with the tallest bungee jump in the country! When it comes to getting closer to your friends, facing a death-defying bungee jump 143 meters up in the air is certainly a way to do it!

If this seems a little too extreme, there are other things you can do in this part of the country. The bungee jump itself is in a place called Monteverde Extremo, which also involves climbing trails and zip-lining, so you can soften the experience up a bit if you wish!


Explore The Rainforests… At 148 Feet!


There are around 500,000 species in Costa Rica, so you’ll probably want to get a good look at a few of them before you leave! The only problem with wildlife watching, however, is that it can get a little dull. You could spend hours looking for the rarest beasts in the country only to come across a few sloths and a squirrel.


But there are ways to avoid going on a long and unsuccessful hike. One of them is in a place called La Fortuna, in the north of the country. Here, you can traverse a large portion of the rainforests 148 feet up, taking a guided tour on the Mistico Hanging Bridges. Also, if any of your friends suffer from a fear of heights, be sure to bring a camera along. Not to snap the wildlife but to snap their reaction. Those pictures might be good ammo somewhere down the line!


Experience A Night Out In San Jose


It wouldn’t be a boys' getaway if there wasn’t at least one eventful night out. The best shot of getting this resides in San Jose, which is Costa Rica’s largest city. The nightlife in the San Jose bay area, specifically, is a varied rush of bustling bars, clubs, markets, restaurants, theatres – you name it, this place probably has it.


This is also a great place to get to know the locals and experience the famous Costa Rican charm that makes it the number one happiest country in the world. What’s more, you’ll find the best gallo pinto in Costa Rica here, which is a perfect cure for a hangover. We know that from research. Yes, research…


Actually, Relax!


Lastly, one of the best things you can do in Costa Rica during a boys-only getaway is… relaxing! Yes, we joked about it earlier, but you don’t have to spend all your time experiencing the activities and feeling that adrenaline rush.


In fact, it’s better to vary all that stuff with more relaxing experiences, such as delving into the hot springs at La Fortuna or lazing away on the beach of Tamarindo. If you do it like this, you can get even more of a feel for everything the country has to offer while also rejuvenating yourself in the process. All the better to get back out there and get the blood pumping all over again!

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