Central Pacific

ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose

Central Pacific, Costa Rica
ATV River Adventure and Crocodiles Bridge

From $78.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get your heart racing and make the most of your trip to Costa Rica on this jam-packed adventure tour. Traverse rugged mountains and jungle trails on an ATV until you reach a beach, where you can stop and relax. Then head to a crocodile hotspot, the Tarcoles River bridge, and safely observe these reptiles that call the area home.
  • Experience the Costa Rican jungle on an ATV
  • Observe local wildlife including crocodiles
  • All safety equipment and instruction is provided
  • A small group means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • All your safety equipment is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Riders Adventures
    Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno, 100 mts north from Hotel and Club Punta Leona main entrance Quebrada Ganado Tarcoles, Puntarenas Province, Garabito, 61102, Costa Rica

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

All our vans have a yellow tourism sign on them. All of them have a capacity of 12 or more people. Look for it at your hotel principal entrance or gate. Our drivers will look for you in the main lobby. Our waiting time is limited to 10 minutes

What To Expect

Tarcoles Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Los viajeros deben traer una licencia de conducir.
  • Los viajeros deben aprobar el examen de manejo para hacer el recorrido en cuatriciclo
  • Es necesario presentar una Tarjeta de Crédito
  • El itinerario puede cambiar dependiendo del clima.
  • Si reserva sin transporte, la parada para ver cocodrilos es opcional y deben de hacerla directamente el cliente
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Andrew_C
Wow!! This was awesome! We ended up driving from San Jose to the first part of the pacific coast about an hour out. The trip was so worth it because we were able to ride the ATVs through a rainforest, by a waterfall, on the beach, and in a river! It was a perfect length of riding and accompanied with beautiful views. Our guide was super helpful and assisting with any ATV questions. Our driver stopped us by a crocodile spot, a free lunch love with delicious food, and a cute souvenir shop as well. Not enough nice things to say about this day - I felt like a kid again handling the ATV! Also the guide also took pictures by the waterfall and has a professional photographer in the river if you want to purchase those images.

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It was ok.
YanLin_Z, Mar 2024
The “jungle” is private land and didn’t really see any animals besides the usual iguanas. I gave it a 3 because I booked ATV but they didn’t give me time to practice and it doesn’t seem like they were willing to go slower because the other group had a buggy, so I got moved to a buggy too. It was kinda boring.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Yanlin, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will do an investigation of your tour, because I don't see our tour in your description, in our activity you cross Rivers, go to a mountain summit and then down through the mountain, of course, using off-roads, it is not possible to enter the rainforest using ATVs. If our guide gave you a Bugge, it was to keep you safe, this happens when we detect that the traveller does not fit the skills to drive our ATVs. Keep in mind that the Bugge is twice the price of an ATV, to offer this option is not a good deal for us, but for us, your safety is a priority. Once again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to better meet your expectations in the future.
Not worth it, unless you just want to ride ATV
Michell_H, Mar 2024
Riding ATVs are fun. However, there were barely any sites. We rode through the back roads of a farm. No rain forest, just dirt roads and a couple of puddles in the beginning and one look out spot. A dusty ride, so prepare to dress ready for dirt, cover up from head to toe recommended. There were no snacks provided, we did not see any wildlife or cross the bridge to view the crocodiles. What they fail to mention is a $200 deposit is required when you get there and the cost for transportation is outrageous. We stopped at a small beach for about 15 minutes. Literally, this is solely riding an ATV tour for under two hours. Highly disappointing.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you found the ATV ride enjoyable. However, we apologize if your experience didn't meet your expectations in terms of sightseeing and amenities. Regarding the lack of sites, our ATV tour primarily focuses on exploring the beautiful countryside and off-road trails rather than dense rainforest areas. In Costa Rica, no one can drive in national parks. We regret any misunderstanding about the stops included in the tour, particularly the visit to the Tarcoles River Bridges for crocodile viewing. Please note that this stop is not part of our tour itinerary; however, it's conveniently located on the way to our park if you are coming from San Jose. I highly recommend using our transportation next time, our drivers stop and point out the crocodiles from the bridge. As for the snacks (We do not offer Snacks during this tour) and wildlife sightings, we're sorry that you didn't have the opportunity to enjoy these aspects during your ride. Nature is nature we can not call animals to show up when we want to see them. This can also vary depending on the tour schedule, we recommend mornings to have more opportunities, but do not forget that this is an ATV tour, not a National Park hiking. Regarding the deposit requirement, when you rent a car, you will be asked to present a CC, this is the same process as your renting a vehicle. Lastly, transportation costs, you didn't pay for it, and you are not obligated to pay for it, you can use Uber or a Taxi, they are even more expensive than us, and they are not tourism drivers.
Amazing Day!
Michael_B, Feb 2024
It was amazing! We had so much fun going out there. It literally felt like an adventure. I just wish it was a bit longer 🥲
Fun Experience!
Rachel_N, Dec 2023
Such a fun experience! Our tour guide Andres made sure to point out any animals he saw during the trip and made sure everyone in the group had a great time! One of our smaller group members had trouble driving/turning the ATV so he paid extra attention to make sure she was able to still safely enjoy the trip! Expect a fun but bumpy ride!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for your comment, Rachel.
If u like riding ATV. This is for you
Rashida_H, Oct 2023
It was fun. Make sure you dress for the occasion. If you’re riding full speed through muddy water u wanna be covered up. My boyfriend came back muddy. Lol. Bring your own lunch or bring money for one of the resturants. They could do better with providing a better snack.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you Rash, next time be sure to book with lunch included, it is really good and more than enough!
Can’t go wrong with this excursion
David_B, Jul 2022
We had an amazing time exploring the rain forest. Our guide was friendly, and took us to all the amazing sites.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Nice to see you are happy with our service and activity. Thank you for your nice comment. Regards David,
This Company was very...
David_L, Jul 2022
This Company was very professional in their communication about the trip.,and was accommodating with transportation from our lodging in San Jose The atv tour with the guide was a great experience I would highly recommend
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you, David, lovely comment.
Our guide Nelson for the...
tamecia_c, Jul 2022
Our guide Nelson for the ATV was THEEEE BEST and made our excursion sooo much fun 😀!!!! The alligator portion of the excursion was not what I expected as I thought we'd see them a little closer or on a boat thru the river with a guide. There was no guide only a bridge to walk across but it was a beautiful view nonetheless
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Tamecia, you're right, as the description on our website shows, we stop at the Tarcoles River Bridge to look at the crocodiles in their environment. A boat tour is not included. However, you're presenting a good opportunity which we can create. We will keep this in mind to bring out a new tour from San Jose. Thank you so much for your comment! We will let Nelson know about it. Best regards!
Riding into the sunshine
Stephanie_C, Jul 2022
My friends and I had a blast with our tour guide! The waterfall and the beach was beautiful! We were able to drink the fresh water from the spring.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your comment Steph, it was a pleasure to have you in our park. Hope to see you again. Best regards!
The overall ATV...
Kaosy_A, Jun 2022
The overall ATV experience was good but we only road ATV for an 1 hour and a half it was supposed to be 2 hours. Also we did not get to see the crocodile hotspot, I was upset about that.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your comment Kaosy, we will check what happened on your tour. We take our customer satisfaction very serious and things such as you're describing should be attended immediately.
Best atv tour
kimberly_B, May 2022
The experience was great had a grand time , would love to do this again. The experience was once in a lifetime
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your comment Kim, hope to have you again!
Breathtaking experience
Carmen_D, Apr 2022
I loved the ATV Riders tour, My friends and I enjoyed eachother a lot. The experience was fun, thrilling and very welcoming. The staff was great and would definitely do it again.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your comment, Carmen! We hope to see you again soon! :)
Awesome place to take a Tour
courtney_w, Apr 2022
The ATV Experience was great! Our tour person was good and explained everything easily! When traveling back to Costa Rica I will make sure I check this place out again! Thank u Guys Again
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you! Here we will be waiting for you!
AMAZING
Jillian_S, Apr 2022
The guide was the best! He was so much fun to talk to and took pictures for us without us even having to ask!!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your comment Jillian. Hope to have you soon again. Regards.
Driver was a cool guy. A...
Machel_B, Mar 2022
Driver was a cool guy. A bit talkative, but all in good vibes. The trip was long to the Caribbean coast so be prepared for 3 hours each way minimum. Pura Vida!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Machel, I think you are confusing us with someone else, we are not located in the Caribbean area and our driving time from San Jose is only around 1.5hrs. Cheers! Deyvis Brenes
The nicest tour guide he...
Joshua_A, Feb 2022
The nicest tour guide he was amazing and really made the tour memorable and he was very helpful and just a over and good experience
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks for your comment Joshua, and for choosing Costa Rica 🇨🇷 for your vacation.
Trip of a life time.
Robert_H, Dec 2021
Tour guide was very good. It was exciting and the views were excellent. I would do it again. Great atv ride.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for your comment Robert, hope to see you again to understand why 4 stars and not 5 if everything was great. Anyway, thank you for enjoying this amazing adventure with us and for having chosen Costa Rica as your vacation destination.
GO NOW!!
Andrew_C, Dec 2021
Wow!! This was awesome! We ended up driving from San Jose to the first part of the pacific coast about an hour out. The trip was so worth it because we were able to ride the ATVs through a rainforest, by a waterfall, on the beach, and in a river! It was a perfect length of riding and accompanied with beautiful views. Our guide was super helpful and assisting with any ATV questions. Our driver stopped us by a crocodile spot, a free lunch love with delicious food, and a cute souvenir shop as well. Not enough nice things to say about this day - I felt like a kid again handling the ATV! Also the guide also took pictures by the waterfall and has a professional photographer in the river if you want to purchase those images.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Wow! thank you for this amazing review! Hope to see you again in Costa Rica soon.
Thrill
Njeca_L, Nov 2021
It was great! We didn’t stop to enjoy the beach view which was unfortunate but it was a thrill ride for sure. I enjoyed it!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for your comment Njeca! Nice to see that you enjoyed the activity. Hope to see you again in Costa Rica.
Good overall
Kenric_W, Nov 2021
This was a good overall tour. Our tour guide was amazing and made sure to keep up with my husband and I during the tour. It was just us two. We wore shorts for the ride(because we didn’t know better) and I ended up with a 2nd degree burn on my calf from steam that came from the water hitting the hot engine. They should recommend long pants for this tour or suggest that people in shorts rent the long boots that they have to keep this from happening. The burn I received is very painful and I’m sure will leave an ugly scar. Otherwise tour was good
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for your comment Kenric, Love that you had enjoyed the activity despite the experience. I'm very sorry to hear about your mishap. We highly recommend renting the boots in case of no ATV experience. It is mandatory in our protocols to explain to our visitors all about the tour in advance, and this was not the exception. I've checked it with the operation department, and you had said no to the boots. Maybe next time!

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