costa rica: tour details
CAHUITA HIKING AND SNORKEL: 7:30AM-11:30AM
Parque Nacional Cahuita has the largest system of Coral Reefs in Costa
Rica, including 6 species of coral, a wide range of colorful tropical fish
and the occasional encounter of a harmless reef shark or sting ray.
This beach has a horse shoe shape, with the entrance of the park at one
end and beautiful Punta Cahuita at the other end.
You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the village of Cahuita.
There the guide will be waiting for you to take you by boat to the coral reef
where you will go snorkeling for two hours in two different points of
the National Park. After that we will go back to the beach for a rest
and to have a snack with tropical fruits.
The little break at the
beach is followed by a 1 hour guided hike in this wonderful coastal
forest: monkeys, sloths, birds, poison dart frogs, iguanas and other
interesting encounters are common. During the hike you will also learn
about the history of Cahuita. At the end of the walk, the van will take
you back to your Hotel.
Departures: Puerto Viejo 7:30 am
Duration: 4 hours approx
Includes: Transport, professional guide, gear, all entrance fees, fruits, snacks and bottled water.
What to bring: Swimming suit , sunscreen, hat, long sleeve shirt/rash guard to cover
your back, camera (ideally water proof), water bottle, change of
clothes, towel, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars,
a little cash.
PUNTA UVA RIVER AND OCEAN KAYAK TOUR: 8AM-12PM
Easy float trip. You paddle slowly and quietly up the river looking for animals along the way including monkeys, sloths, turtles, Jesus lizards, iguanas and birds. When you can go no further you turn around and float to Punta Uva beach!
Here you ocean kayak out to see Grape Point (Punta Uva) and its natural bridge. Ever wanted to kayak surf? The waves at the point are considered some of the best for kayak surfing! No experience needed; We'll help with pointers. Or you can forget about ocean kayaking and swim in the friendly waves, hike to the point or relax on the beach.
Includes: Guide, kayak, paddles, life jacket, fruit, and water.
Bring: Swimsuit, waterproof shoes, waterproof camera, towel, change of clothes.
Minimum age: 7 years old
Time: 8:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours
JUNGLE CANOPY ZIPLINE: 8:30AM OR 1PM
You will be picked up from your hotel and drive you toward the farm located about 30 minutes from Puerto Viejo. The driver will drop you off at the first canopy platform. The most spectacular cable (285 meters length, 80 meters altitude) is located two cables away from the entrance. This cable will carry you directly to the heart of the forest where you will begin a walking tour with one the the nature guides.
Throughout the tour you will become acquainted with the flora and fauna of the primary forest and learn how indigenous communities utilize these plants. After the hike you will arrive at another platform to continue your canopy adventure.
This tour includes 9 aerial and 14 on land platforms for a total of 2560 meters of cable. Once you reach the 8th platform, you will not touch the ground again until the final run which will give you a spectacular birds eye view of the jungle.
On each platform our nature guide will explain the curiosities which are found in this extraordinary environment. On the platform at the end of the aerial run, you will have the choice of making a descent by a Tarzan swing, or by a zip line cable to the ground.
After this we begin the return to the entrance of the farm where we will have a snack and then drive back to Puerto Viejo.
Departures: Daily at 8:30 AM, 1:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, fruits & beverages, all safety equipment
Bring: Long shorts, insect repellent, comfortable shoes