Experience Costa Rica

Relaxation, Adventure, and Pura Vida

Land Adventures

Costa Rica offers more than great beaches. Whether you enjoy wildlife, are looking for an adrenaline rush, or want to learn more about the abundance of healthy resources , you’ll find it all with Villa Estrella.

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Volcanic Mountains

Volcanic Mountains

Nearby volcanic mountains offer several exciting activities at adventure centers within an hour of Villa Estrella. The short trek is totally worth it, especially since we do the driving.

Zip-Lining

Zip-Lining

Zip-line through the jungle canopy, try a mile-long Superman zipline, or add a rappelling element through the canyons.

On the River

On the River

Tube down the side of a volcano on a gradually cascading river or walk in the spray of majestic waterfalls.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Take a gentle horseback ride into the volcanic forest or on the beach.

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Enjoy a therapeutic mud vat or immerse yourself in the natural hot springs.

National Parks

National Parks

Costa Rica is an ecologically diverse area with 15 distinct habitats, and opportunities to see an incredible variety of vegetation, birds, iguanas, monkeys, and of course, crocodiles. Nature lovers and photographers will love it.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Take a gentle horseback ride into the volcanic forest or on the beach.

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Enjoy a therapeutic mud vat or immerse yourself in the natural hot springs.

National Parks

National Parks

Costa Rica is an ecologically diverse area with 15 distinct habitats, and opportunities to see an incredible variety of vegetation, birds, iguanas, monkeys, and of course, crocodiles. Nature lovers and photographers will love it.

Water Adventures

Water adventures abound in Costa Rica! Try them all during your stay at Villa Estrella. Adventures begin nearby the Villa where you will be picked up by boat.

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Swimming and Snorkeling

Swimming and Snorkeling

Enjoy a quick dip at the beach club or have a driver take you to any number of other local beaches where you can enjoy the salt water, sun, and swimming alongside tropical fish.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Our guests rave about this sport. It’s easy for all ages and experience levels! Extra wide boards allow you to easily stand up and effortlessly paddle from spot to spot out on the Gulf of Papagayo. A great way to get some light exercise and have fun in the sun at the same time.

Sailing

Sailing

A half-day or full-day of sailing is a great way for larger size groups to take in the expanse of the Gulf of Papagayo. Pause to swim and snorkel as you go. Groups on these trips have seen whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and all sorts of tropical fish! Choose from a variety of sizes and styles of sailing vessels!

Swimming and Snorkeling

Swimming and Snorkeling

Enjoy a quick dip at the beach club or have a driver take you to any number of other local beaches where you can enjoy the salt water, sun, and swimming alongside tropical fish.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Our guests rave about this sport. It’s easy for all ages and experience levels! Extra wide boards allow you to easily stand up and effortlessly paddle from spot to spot out on the Gulf of Papagayo. A great way to get some light exercise and have fun in the sun at the same time.

Sailing

Sailing

A half-day or full-day of sailing is a great way for larger size groups to take in the expanse of the Gulf of Papagayo. Pause to swim and snorkel as you go. Groups on these trips have seen whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and all sorts of tropical fish! Choose from a variety of sizes and styles of sailing vessels!

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

The Gulf of Papagayo is recognized as one of the best scuba diving locations in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Certified Master Scuba Divers can show you the underwater wonders of the Gulf and provide important pre-dive training in the Villa Estrella swimming pool as well. The excursion includes equipment.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

The Villa Estrella concierge works directly with local captains to organize your fishing excursion and will make reservations on your behalf. Catch Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado (mahi-mahi), Roosterfish, Snapper, Wahoo or more than 25 other varieties of sport fish. Choose a half-day or full-day excursion. Captain, permits, bait, tackle, and refreshments are all included.

Surfing

Surfing

Whether we take you by boat or by van to one of our four Costa Rican surfing beaches, surf enthusiasts of all levels are sure to find a thrill. Beginners can take lessons while experienced surfers hang ten at Witch’s Rock or Playa Avellanes.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

The Gulf of Papagayo is recognized as one of the best scuba diving locations in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Certified Master Scuba Divers can show you the underwater wonders of the Gulf and provide important pre-dive training in the Villa Estrella swimming pool as well. The excursion includes equipment.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

The Villa Estrella concierge works directly with local captains to organize your fishing excursion and will make reservations on your behalf. Catch Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado (mahi-mahi), Roosterfish, Snapper, Wahoo or more than 25 other varieties of sport fish. Choose a half-day or full-day excursion. Captain, permits, bait, tackle, and refreshments are all included.

Surfing

Surfing

Whether we take you by boat or by van to one of our four Costa Rican surfing beaches, surf enthusiasts of all levels are sure to find a thrill. Beginners can take lessons while experienced surfers hang ten at Witch’s Rock or Playa Avellanes.

Culture Adventures

If your wanderlust mandates you experience your destination in all its uniqueness and nuance, immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture by visiting local villages to shop, eat, enjoy the nightlife, or just walk around and take in the sights.

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Artisans

Artisans

Visit local pottery artists and wood craftsmen to gain a new understanding about how things are made.

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Visit a community of centenarians and personally learn how and why they have lived such long healthy lives. Discover first hand this Blue Zone of Costa Rica as identified by Dan Buettner in his book, the Blue Zones.

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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Serve the nearby community by doing projects, donating items, playing soccer, or teaching English.

Artisans

Artisans

Visit local pottery artists and wood craftsmen to gain a new understanding about how things are made.

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Visit a community of centenarians and personally learn how and why they have lived such long healthy lives. Discover first hand this Blue Zone of Costa Rica as identified by Dan Buettner in his book, the Blue Zones.

View Book

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Serve the nearby community by doing projects, donating items, playing soccer, or teaching English.

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