A wonderous journey through the Cahuita National Park´s reefs, abundant of marine life, followed by a guided interpretation of the National Park´s trails. You will meet your captain and guide who will take you by boat to the coral reef where you will go snorkeling for two hours at two different points in the Cahuita National Park, where the reef will surprise you with its abundant marine life. Afterwards you will go to the beach to rest and have a snack of tropical fruit. Next you will start a 1½ hour guided hike through the National Park. This National Park is a combination of beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and a tropical rainforest where you can easily observe many species of monkeys, sloths, frogs, butterflies and more. The coral reef of this park includes about 240 natural habitats. There are 123 different species of fishes, 44 species of crustaceans, 140 shellfish and 1281 various algae that have been identified so far. You also can observe 35 different coral species such as fire coral, and the red and black coral which is unique to this area. At the end of the hike, the car will take you back to your hotel in Puerto Viejo.
Includes: Transportation, native guide, tropical fruit, snorkelling equipment, guided hike through the national park, and insurance.
Cahuita is a small village located 16 kilometers north of Puerto Viejo and is famous for its white sandy beaches and its beautiful National Park. There will be a guide waiting for you to start the hike through the Park. This guided hike lasts about 3 hours and you will be able to see a rich and wide variety of animals and plants which can be found in the protected area. Furthermore the guide will provide you with information about the history of Cahuita. The National Park is a combination of beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and a tropical rainforest where you can easily observe some of the many species of monkeys, sloths, frogs, butterflies and more. As soon as we get to Punta Cahuita we will rest, have a snack of tropical fruit, and then start our hike back to town where the car will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, tropical fruit, hike through the National Park, and insurance.
Our trek begins inside a former abandoned cocoa plantation. Little by little we start ascending into the secondary and primary forests, zones rich in natural and ecological treasures to study and share. This community is accessible only on foot. It is necessary to be in good physical condition and to wear appropriate foot gear like climbing boots, or rubber boots in the rainy season, or supportive running shoes in the dry season. These paths have a certain degree of difficulty for persons with physical or cardiac problems. Your guide will give you information about the community, its history, culture, and traditions. You will also learn about the achievements realized by the Wak ká könekè Association in the investigation of birds inside this community. Through the newly formed organization of Orök wak ká S.A., they intend to make every effort to create new self-sustaining alternative employment for the partners and neighbors of this community. The population of this area consists mostly of indigenous Bribri and Cabecar with their own clans and languages. During the tour you will enjoy listening to birds, frogs and other animals while observing varieties of butterflies including the morphos and the heliconios. You will also learn how to identify many edible and medicinal plants and their properties. The maximum altitude of our trek is 220 meters above sea level. During the hike we will take short breaks along the way until we reach our destination platform where you can rest and enjoy the panoramic landscape. From this point you can see the Talamanca mountain chain, Panama, and the Sixaola valley, and the breaking waves up and down the coastline. In addition, this is a great place to observe the migratory habits of birds two seasons a year. They migrate from North to South America during August to December, and then from South to North America during February to May. Throughout the migration season you can observe anywhere from 50,000 to 450,000 thousand birds per day including sparrow-hawks, falcons, zopilote red head, blue stork and others. The information obtained at this center indicates this zone is critically important during the migration seasons. If you choose the half-day trek, from this point you will return to the road and our bus will take you back to your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. Then your guide will take you to a wonderful waterfall 27 meters in height where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. On the way back, you will visit an indigenous family to enjoy a tasteful typical lunch and learn about their legends and culture.
Includes: Transportation, experienced local guide, and lunch.
We will pick you up from hotel and drive you by microbus to Manzanillo where your guide will be waiting for you to take you on this 4 hour jungle adventure through this refuge.
Apart from the great variety of vegetation, you will also observe animals like monkeys, toucans, sloths, snakes, caimans and an enormous variety of birds. The beauty of this refuge is its incredible forests, lagoons, coral reefs and white sand beaches. It is located in the most isolated and exotic place on the entire South Caribbean coast. This refuge protects 4,500 hectares (over 11,000 acres) of sea, 15 kilo- meters of coast and 5,000 hectares (over 12,000 acres) of plants and hills with maximum height of 115 meters. At the end of this beautiful adventure you can take a walk or just relax on the beach while you wait for the microbus to take you back to Puerto Viejo.
Includes: Transportation, local bilingual guide, snack and insurance.
The Tours starts with a visit to the chocolate museum. This is a very interesting attraction where you can see, not only the whole process of making the chocolate, but you will also visit an Afro Caribbean and Indian museum. It starts by visiting a cocoa plantation with old varieties which are not resistant to pests, then to a plantation of tree species that are resistant to local pests. Afterwards, we visit the Chocolate Museum where you can see an old cocoa dryer which was formerly used in addition to sun drying and cocoa fermenters. You will also have the opportunity to see how chocolate is made and best of all, tasting the produced chocolate! We will visit a museum with Afro‐Caribbean culture and people that founded and recreated this place. A visit to a palm ranch is next on the list of activities. The palm ranch, rich of indigenous plants is used by shamans and indigenous healers and they used it as a hospital for the Bribri. Inside the house is a museum where we can observe the indigenous tombs and the kitchen that they used to use. Furthermore we find series of figures made by the inhabitants of Bribri. After the visit in the Indian museum we will end up in a garden of orchids and bromeliads to end this attraction. Both activities are guided by specialists. After the visit to the chocolate museum we continue our journey with a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center located in Cocles. This center was created to rehabilitate mistreated, injured and confiscated animals from all over the country and to reintroduce them to their natural environment in protected areas. During your visit you will be in direct contact with wild cats, monkeys, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, etc. All these animals live at the center in semi‐captivity, waiting the moment when they will be released in order to face life in their natural habitat. After fi nishing the visit to the Jaguar center we go back to the hotel.
Note : The Rescue Center is closed on sundays.
Includes: Transportation, local guide at each attraction, and insurance
Explore every level of the dense Costa Rican rainforest from the ground to the treetops. Our unique Aerial Tram Tour lets you live first hand all the secrets the forest keeps while you fly above the treetops and experience magnificent views of the Braulio Carrillo National Park and our private reserve, an immersive nature experience as well as a glorious treetop flight over the Canopy of the Rainforest.
- Entrance fee
- Naturalist guide
This is an experience full of excitement and different activities in one day, in an impressive and exhuberant environment. Ziplining, rapelling, hanging bridges, and waterfalls. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to our office in Puerto Viejo. Here you will meet your guide that will give you some explanation about the basic securities. We start the tour by driving about 30 minutes until we get to our operation center, where they will explain basic rules for safety. From here we will head towards a river by crossing a hammock bridge where you can prove your abilities. We will start a hike in the river surrounded by spectacular landscapes. We will use canyoneering equipment in parts of the hike and will take our time to swim in the natural pools. At the end of this hike we will do a rappel 18 meters down a waterfall. We will leave the river and hike through the primary forest to get to our next adventure, tree climbing. Using a harness, we will climb 16 meters on a tree to get to a platform where we will start the canopy tour. We will enjoy fruits on one of the platforms. After that, we will do one of our most adrenaline pumping experiences: the Tarzan Swing 16 meters above the ground. At the end we will glide through a 300 meters cable flying like SUPERMAN. A box lunch will be served at our resting area before starting our return trip to Puerto Viejo.
- Box lunch
Activities included: canopy tour, superman cable, hammock bridge, tarzan swing, tree climbing, waterfall rappel.
A magical journey on the beach on horseback that you will remember forever. After picking you up from your hotel we join the group in our office, from where you will depart towards the place where our guide is waiting for us. There you will meet your guide and your horse,It is important to communicate to your guide your ability as a horseback rider, to give you a horse that fits your level of experience. The passion the guide has for these animals gives us a great opportunity to answer all your concerns about these great friends. Do not hesitate to ask any questions. Once assigned to a horse, we are ready to ride towards Cocles to enjoy a beautiful stroll along the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Afterwards we will begin our return along the paths of the wetland, an ideal time to learn about the different species of animals and plants that we find on our path.
- Experienced guide
Note: Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 7 years.