There’s a new wave hitting the travel scene and it’s that of the adventure seekers. Sure, for some people sitting by a pool all day sipping cocktails with tiny umbrellas will do it, but for others vacations are turning into a chance to explore the world and get moving. So many people spend the majority of their time sitting behind a desk in an office or a cubicle so when you get to take a vacation the last thing you want to do is sit around. Here are some of the ways that active adventurers are getting out and seeing what the world has to offer.
For those who are into cycling, Backroads, known as “The World’s #1 Active Travel Company” leads excursions all around the world, from the rice paddies of Bali to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Backroads also puts together multi-sport adventures for those who want to do more than just cycle. If hiking is more your style, check out one of the awesome trips put together by REI Adventurers. REI Adventurers leads trips to all of the top mountains throughout the U.S. and to the Patagonia region of Argentina.
The Yatch Week is a group sailing company that books trips all over the world from the Greek Islands to the British Virgin Islands and even Thailand; The Yatch Week gives you and your friends a chance to explore the high seas. A new brainchild from The Yatch Week is The Ski Week booking ski adventures to some of the world’s most famous ski mountains.
But, you don’t need to book a package trip through one of these companies to experience high adventure travel. Destinations such as Costa Rica feature sport tourism and almost every trip to Costa Rica ends up being an adventure vacation even if that wasn’t the original plan. From hiking active volcanoes, to zip lining through rainforest and cloud forests, horseback riding on the beach, kayaking through mangroves and mountain biking the Pacific Coast, Costa Rica is the adventure travelers dream vacation. Surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and sea kayaking are all year round options for adventure vacationers which makes Costa Rica an ideal destination any time of the year.
Surfing has always been a popular sport in Costa Rica and thanks to the many surf camps in the Tamarindo area more and more people are getting the chance to enjoy this fun and healthy activity. Spend the mornings catching waves, the afternoons hiking through national parks, and the evenings unwinding at a yoga class and you’ve got a dream adventure vacation. Through in some mountain bike excursions and a zip line course and the dream just gets better. Costa Rica is one of the main spots for adventure travel and for those seeking an active vacation, a break from the monotony of the 9-5pm workday, there isn’t a better place to visit. Whether you’re looking to do activities that you already know and love or learn a new way to get moving, Costa Rica is the place for active adventurers!