Costa Rica Activities

A Totally Unique Costa Rican Experience. Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort offers authentic experiences rooted in the heritage and culture of Southern Costa Rica. Widely considered as the country’s agricultural capital, Pérez Zeledón is also one of the last destinations untouched by tourism. Explore the undiscovered side of Costa Rica with one of our unique adventure activities for an experience of a lifetime. With an immense amount of things to do in Costa Rica, the most difficult decision is deciding where to begin. For more ideas, see our gallery of activities in Costa Rica before your stay!

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Horseback Riding & Adventures

Embark on an unforgettable equestrian experience at AltaGracia’s world-class equestrian center where you will get to know your horse. Then allow our guides to accompany you through unpaved trails whiles taking in views of the Brunqueña and Talamanca Mountains. View Auberge Adventures for additional equestrian activities, including our “Life of a Cabillista” cowboy experience.

Ultralight Flights

Take an adventure of a lifetime as you climb aboard one of our Ultralight aircraft that takes off from a private airstrip. Enjoy the scenic aerial tour of a pineapple plantation, rainforest, waterfalls, San Isidro del General Valley and the Pacific Ocean.

Mountain Biking

Access the Hacienda’s lush unpaved trails on a mountain bike. Whether you are new to the sport or looking for an easy cruise, our trails have something for everyone from moderate to a more adventurous and adrenaline filled ride! Our guide will surely take your riding to the next level.


Take a beautiful hike through the forests and rivers of the AltaGracia trails. The interlinked trail system provides an excellent opportunity to see the various flora and fauna we have throughout the resorts 850 acres. Be sure to stop and enjoy the water of Rio Calientillo.

Complimentary Daily Resort Activities

A number of complimentary activities are offered daily throughout the resort. Enjoy hiking, biking, fitness, meditation, culinary, spa and equestrian activities all without leaving the resort. All activities are group activities, between 45 and 60 minutes’ duration. Please inquire for schedule and more information.

Sustainable Managed Farm

Cultivating the best ingredients for our kitchen from our own organic farm, we welcome guest to dig in and get hands on in the garden. Accompany our chefs to pick fresh produce each morning for the days’ dishes. More information.

Coffee Plantation Tours

Costa Rica has a reputation worldwide as one of the premiere coffee growing countries. Visit a coffee plantation and learn the ways of planting and harvesting organic coffee in a sustainable manner.

Los Cusingos Wildlife Refuge

Nearby the Hacienda, a farm is completely surrounded by colorful mountains roaring rivers. Los Cusingos Wildlife Refuge is home to a great number of endemic species, which offer a base for foreign and national scientists and students to study biodiversity.

Cheese Workshop

Visit a sustainable home farm and learn about the process of making Authentic Swiss cheese. Get your hands dirty in the cheese making process and enjoy a memorable tasting experience.

Costa Rican Cooking Class

Experience authentic Costa Rican flavors as you join a local family for a cooking class. Discover their household techniques and customs in preparing a typical meal. Then gather round the table and enjoy the wonderful meal you’ve prepared with yours hosts. Buen provecho!


The Auberge Spa at Hacienda AltaGracia is the largest spa in Central America – offers the finest in spa, beauty and wellness amidst the serene Hacienda AltaGracia. Here at this Costa Rica spa resort oasis, you can not only pamper yourself in the best of hands but also enjoy the encompassing wonders of nature.

Boutique Shopping

On AltaGracia’s vast property you will find two ‘Tienditas’ (little shops). First is the Wine Shop where you can enjoy private tastings of the finest wines. The other is a gift shop that carries handcrafted souvenirs by Costa Rican artisans.

Culinary Experiences

Savor the remarkable dining choices at AltaGracia that offer a fusion of international cuisine with with a farm-to-table concept. Purity is crafted into every element of the culinary agenda in AltaGracia; your every sense will be amazed with this world-class culinary encounter.


Supporting our local adopt-a-tree program through FUDEBIOL-Centro Biologico las Quebradas, we welcome guests to support our Planet Auberge program by adopting a tree planted at the nature reserve. Guests hike through a rainforest to locate a tree and formally adopt it with a marker. Receive a certificate of adoption that includes the type of tree adopted along with its GPS coordinates so you can come back to visit and see how your tree has grown.



Equestrian Adventure

Enjoy a scenic horseback ride along the Santa Maria trail to Rio Calientillo. When you get to the river, you will be served a traditional Costa Rican farmer’s meal wrapped in banana leaves and served with agua sapo. Reservations required a day in advance. Additional equestrian activities available.