costa rica: tour details
CAHUITA HIKING AND SNORKEL
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
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
GANDOCA-MANZANILLO REFUGE JUNGLE HIKE
Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge! While you walk into the forest, you will see a variety of exotic vegetation. Most of the trees are covered with mosses, lichens, bromeliads, orchids and other plants. Many cascade from the branches of these gigantic trees creating a backdrop for life in the jungle.
We will spot many different species of birds! There are 384 species we have in this area. Some examples are hummingbirds, tanagers, owls, and toucans. Our professional naturalist tour guides will use their sharp senses to spot animals. We commonly see white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes and poisonous frogs. There are numerous other different types of animals that you will be able to observe in this tour.
You will also learn about medicinal plants and the natural history of this natural paradise. Then, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about our Afro-Caribbean customs.
Duration: Half day
Includes:Rainforest hike with professional naturist guide.
Not included: Meal at Maxi’s restaurant.
What to bring: Jungle: hiking shoes, light cotton clothes, long pants, insect repellent, binoculars and water. Beach: towel, sun block, some cash for food and drinks.
HORSEBACK RIDING BEACH + JUNGLE TOUR
Leave behind worries and stress and go horseback riding in Puerto Viejo! Hop on a good horse with a comfortable saddle and discover the beauty of Costa Rica. You’ll find that every trail leads you to one spectacular view after another. We’ll take you to the perfect spots for capturing once in a lifetime photos and viewing wildlife in its natural habitat.
You will be able to see sea eagles, giant jungle trees, gorgeous butterflies, sloths, howler monkeys, toucans and parrots. Our horses are well-fed and able to take any riders from beginner to advanced. Join us for the gallop of a lifetime along the most breathtaking Caribbean beaches.
Note: The weight restriction for this tour is 130 kg / 290 lbs.
This tour combines both beach and jungle for a complete experience. This is definitely the best way to explore the coast! We will lead you on the beach and through the jungle, where you will get to see breathtaking beach sceneries, and explore the jungle and its wildlife. Your guide will spot animals, and explain you about the incredible tropical rainforest.
Includes:Healthy horses, bilingual guide.
What to bring:Hat, sun block lotion, sun glasses, long pants, closed shoes, camera.