One of the best parts about traveling is that it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Whether it’s sampling a foreign food, learning a new language or diving into a new experience, traveling offers countless opportunities for expansive personal growth—if you are willing to embrace them.
If you are particularly keen on experiencing new adventures that challenge you both physically and mentally, then you can’t go wrong with Costa Rica. No matter what your personal trepidations, you are bound to find an activity that will help you to face and conquer them. Ready to take the challenge? Below are four of our favorite adventures in Costa Rica that have helped us to overcome a few fears of our own.
Concur Your Fear of Heights Via Zip Line
Afraid of heights? It’s time to take your feet off the ground and get soaring through the trees of secondary cloud forest. We took our high-flying zip line adventure in Monteverde. Our hearts were pounding and our knees were shaking as we slowly stepped into our harnesses to climb the first tower. We were going a lot higher than anticipated! But with some simple instructions and gentle encouragement from our guide, we were soon zooming down the lines.
Slowly we became more comfortable with the feeling of soaring above the trees, allowing ourselves to enjoy the canopy view as we zoomed past. The last of the fifteen zip lines carried us a full kilometer past what was the most beautiful view of the Monteverde Cloud Forest imaginable. It wasn’t easy to face our fear of heights, but it was oh so worth it.
White Water River Rafting in Costa Rica is world class and one of the nine rivers we raft is rated in the top five in the world by National Geographic. We offer rafting on everything from a class I to a class IV so no matter what your level of experience we have a river for you. By the time you leave Costa Rica you will be a pro and planning your next excursion.
Get Over Your Fear of Embarrassment While Learning to Surf
Hate being embarrassed? Well, you’re in luck! One of the best ways to make a fool out of yourself is by face-planting off a surfboard into the crashing waves below. Beginners can rejoice in Costa Rica as there are loads of breaks that are perfectly fit for newbies who want to learn to surf.
It can get frustrating (and sometimes even be dangerous) when learning to surf, so it’s important to have a great and patient teacher. Casey learned to surf with Lucero Surf Retreats in Santa Teresa, and she found her teacher to be incredibly supportive. Within a couple of days she was standing up and riding waves all the way in to the shore, although admittedly it did take a few embarrassing wipeouts to get there! When you have photos like these though, other embarrassing incidents just don’t seem all that bad.
For Everything Else, There’s Yoga
Actually, enjoying adventure and overcoming your fears in Costa Rica is easier than standing on your head.
Costa Rica boasts one of the widest arrays of yoga studios and classes, with everything from backpacker-friendly yoga hostels to all-inclusive eco-luxury immersions. With no standing army and an overwhelming abundance of nature, it’s only natural that yoga, a practice rooted in spirituality and harmony, would thrive in such a Zen place.
Traveling through Costa Rica solidified Casey’s deep love for yoga, and actually inspired her to go deeper into her practice by taking an immersion yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica. Surrounded by the jungle and able to see the ocean from her downward dog, it’s the perfect way to work on lingering fears and anxiety and instead embrace spiritual, mental and physical growth.
These are just a handful of the adrenaline-pumping adventures that await in Costa Rica, but we can’t forget about horseback riding, white water rafting, scuba diving, canyoning and more! No matter what your fear, there is bound to be an activity in Costa Rica to help you overcome it. All it takes is you saying yes to the challenge!
Here is a list of adventure tours throughout Costa Rica with Bill Beard’s that can help you alleviate your fears.
The decision’s yours, so what are you waiting for?
On your mark, get set, GO TRAVEL!
Bill Beard’s is a full service travel agent than can book air, transportation, accommodations, activities and anything else you would like to in Costa Rica at no charge to you. If you have ever been in a foreign country and lost your luggage, passport, money, had an emergency, or any one of a multitude of unpleasant situations, then you know the value of having a bilingual guide meeting you at the airport. We are a full-service tour operator and are licensed and insured.
Sublimely beautiful Costa Rica has something for everyone. The treats range from exciting adventure to leisurely relaxation, and everything in between that we can add to your vacation package. Furthermore, tourists can sample the laid-back national lifestyle that ticos (the name the Costa Ricans call themselves) refer to as ‘Pura Vida’ – ‘pure life’: no stress, no hassle. All this, combined with unsurpassed natural beauty and a developed and accommodating tourist industry, makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to visit and vacation.
Our agents can set up the all inclusive or al a carte vacation package and itinerary you want throughout the country. There is no charge for our service and we’ll save you money and lots of time and you’ll get the vacation you want.
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Our Reservation Office Is Located In La Fortuna, Costa Rica In The Shadow Of Arenal Volcano, behind the Catholic Church, Near The World Famous Hot Springs.
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