Trips and activities


La Casona Hostel is the perfect place to fully explore some of the most amazing places in the beautiful province of Guanacaste. El Coco is centrally located to explore Central and Northern Guanacaste. La Casona operates several tours through the sister company El Refugio, which owns a Catamaran and a twin engine motorboat. You can book snorkeling tours, half day and sunset sailing trips, private catamaran sailing tours, scuba diving trips to Catalina Islands, Murcielago Islands, Cabeza E` Mono and other local dive spots. Other tour companies we work with in close alliance offer canopy tours ( zip lines ); horseback trips, atv tours, hiking, tours to national parks and much more. If you are interested in sailing and diving, please click on the links above in our menu to see more of what we offer.


Come with us to discover the underwater world that Guanacaste offers. Our snorkeling tour will take you to the best snorkeling sites in the area.


We operate a dive center, which allows us to offer PADI diving courses and DSD as a first experience with the marine world. If you are certified, you can come and explore with us the local diving places or the amazing Bats islands

Catamaran Sailing

Our Catamaran The Pura Vida, offers tours in the morning, sunset afternoon trips and full day diving excursions to pristine and beautiful destinations.

Dive Course

If you are not certified, then you have the opportunity to finalize the PADI OPEN WATER diving course, which includes free stay at the Hostel.

Canopy Tours

If you wish to experience the exhilaration of gliding from tree to tree amidst nature and amazing views, then you have come to the right place. There are several zip lines or canopy tours operating in the Guanacaste region.


Ride your own ATV along beaches, small trails, gravel roads and breathtaking scenery. Half day tour and full day trips available.

Horseback riding

Another favorite tour of clients is horseback riding. Choose from many tours, from those that will take you through nature and nature paths to those that focus more on galloping through open fields and pasture lands. Feel like a local Sabanero herding cattle. Not all horseback trips are available daily. Please request in advance if you wish to book any of the tours.

National Parks

There are several national parks in the province of Guanacste. Some of the most famous ones are Palo Verde ( wetlands and great for birding ), Barra Honda ( Caves and cavern exploration ) , Santa Rosa National park, Rincon de la Vieja ( Volcano and Hot Springs ), Murcielago Islands ( Great diving ) and Ostional and La Baula ( Sea Turtles and Marine Parks )