Central and South Pacific Tours

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Sailing tours

You can enjoy the dolphin watching tour around the coast of Quepos and Manuel Antonio.  The captain directs the vessel for the surrounding coast, while the guides are responsible for ensuring a pleasant stay, providing guests with information about the route or aquatic life and answering questions. Also, during the whole journey, guides will offer natural drinks, soda, water and beer. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to see dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles and migrating whales. From the boat, major islands in the area may be viewed including Olocuita and Isla Verde, which was once used by the native Quepoa Indians as a cemetery, many years ago. You will also visit Punta Quepos and Punta Catedral, the latter being located on the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park. As the Captain loosens the sails and allows the calm winds to direct the boat, you will arrive at Playa Puerto Escondido. You will continue sailing to the coast of a beautiful beach called Bizans, where you will be provided with appropriate equipment for snorkelling. On average, you may encounter 45 different species of fish – a majestic image of aquatic nature. Upon completion of this activity, you will enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, according to the time schedule of the tour. 

This tour is advised to be taken in the morning, when the wind is stronger and more time can be enjoyed snorkelling when the sea water is clearer. In the afternoon the activities will not be exactly the same. For example, the beautiful sunsets are much more romantic, but during the Rainy Season tours sometimes do not operate in the afternoon due to heavy rain. 

* * Private tours are available as well

What to bring: beach clothes are ideal, shorts, swimsuit, sunglasses, sandals, sun hat, towel, sunscreen/suntan lotion..

Minimum age: all ages.

Operated from: Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Horseback riding at Finca Valmy

Leaving from the stables and ending at the waterfalls, the tour is lead by experienced guides. 

After you enter into the forest and observe the different marvels of beautiful scenery, you will arrive at the river. Once there, you will start a new endeavor under the forces of nature.On the river, the return trip is more interesting, the horses take you around the river through lush vegetation, where you will see butterflies, like the traditional blue Morpho, many varieties of birds and Marlin fish, occasionally, around the river you can see raccoons walking around, as well as other types of animals.

This adventure starts half way through the hike, when you will get to the waterfalls, part of the Valmy property, guest can enjoy a snack at the ranch beside the waterfall in privacy. There, you can bathe in the lagoon and waterfall, or simply sit and rest while listening to the relaxing sounds of the waterfall as it cascades into the small lagoon below.

* * Overnight tour available as well.

What to bring: Long pants, hiking shoes & sandals, sun block, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, swimsuit, towel & change of clothes.

Minimum age: 5-6 years old.

Operated from: Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

This national park is one of the most famous in our country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens.  The park itself boasts 3 different trails that vary in grade from flat to very steep.  You will be accompanied by a nature guide, who is knowledgeable about everything you will see.  The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course approximately 2 miles long.  One of the highlights of this Manuel Antonio tour is that the park is home to 3 of the 4 existing monkey species in Costa Rica.  Half way through the hike you will make a leisure stop at a beach located within the national park.  You will have approximately 20 minutes to rest on the beach or play among the waves if you so choose.

What to bring: Suntan lotion, camera, sunglasses, hiking shoes (beach towel and bathing suit optional).

Minimum age: all ages.

Operated from: Jaco, Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Damas Island Kayaking Tour

This Manuel Antonio tour takes you through the natural channels and provides an ideal opportunity to observe heron species, kingfishers, ospreys, frigots and other migratory birds, as well as monkeys and snakes.  As you journey through the brackish waters you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree growths.  As this tour takes you across the waters for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, lunch can be arranged before or after the trip.  It does not require previous experience.  The kayaks are available for 1 passenger or 2 passengers.

* * This tours is available by boat as well.

What to bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, waterproof camera, hat, visor, mosquito repellent, bathing suit and beach towel.

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Operated from: Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Carara National Park

This gorgeous natural sanctuary is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species, making this tour ideal for bird watching enthusiasts.  There are 2 possible trails to explore each of them about 2 miles in length.  Half way through the hike you will take a 20 minute stop to rest and admire the scenery.  One of the incredible highlights is the opportunity to see red macaws flying overhead.  After exploring the park you will head to the Tarcoles bridge, where you can look down and admire the enormous crocodiles.

* * Available in "combo" by adding a mangrove boat tour at Tarcoles River.

What to bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, mosquito repellent, hiking shoes.

Minimum age: 5-6 years old.

Operated from: Jaco, Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Sea Kayaking

You will kayak for approximately 2 ½ hours (roundtrip), during your journey you will paddle past islands and inlets, where you can observe and admire numerous marine aviary species and their nesting grounds.  Partway through your route you will stop at a beautiful hidden bay to rest and enjoy a refreshing snack. You can take advantage of the 30 minute stop to snorkel on this secluded coastline.
This challenging tour allows you to discover the stunning examples of nature both above and below the ocean’s surface; from pelicans to flying fish, you can see it all!

It does not require previous experience and has a medium difficulty.

What to bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor and beach towel.

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Operated from: Quepos & Manuel Antonio

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Canopy

If you enjoy a little heart pumping adventure, this is the best tour for you!  Upon reaching the tour site you will receive a safety and instruction talk.  You will be suited with all of the proper gear and safety equipment. Your canopy route consists of a combination of cables and platforms,with different lengths and heights. As you zip from platform to platform and soar over the leafy treetops, you will be amazed by the new perspective of nature’s wonders that this tour gives you.  Snacks are served on the tour. 

* * There is a maximum weight allowed, if you are 250lbs or over, please let us know.

What to bring: Suntan lotion, insects repellent, camera, hiking shoes and change of clothes for rainy season.

Minimum age: 6 years old.

Operated from: most of the touristic areas.

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River Rafting Adventures

The road trips to the rafting sites offers picturesque views of African palm plantations, little towns, small rivers, farms and jungle vegetation. 

Your guide will gladly tell you all about the things you will see along the way.  Upon arriving, you will receive a safety talk and the opportunity to practice before getting into the river.


There are two river adventures available:

1- Savegre River, which boasts class 3 rapids and is filled with bends and turns of excitement. Towards the end, the river waters become calm and easy, allowing you to take a closer look at birds flying overhead and colorful vegetation adorning the shoreline. Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging

2- Naranjo River, which flows through mountains, jungle gorges, farmlands and palm plantations.  The river’s course is steep and challenging, perfect for adventure seekers in search of an adrenaline rush. This river boasts class 3 rapids all year long, during rainy season it also boasts some class 4 rapids.Difficulty: Difficult

What to bring: Sunglasses with croakies cord, bathing suit, waterproof camera, sandals, beach towel and change of clothes.

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Operated from: Jaco, Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Coast Jets Tours

This tour is perfect if you just want to get out and have some fun.  You will travel to the Quepos dock where the Jet Ski platform is located.  Place all of your belongings in the lockers provided to you for safekeeping.  Your guide will give you a safety talk and you will get a chance to try a few practice runs on Yamaha Wave runners.  The Jet Skis are low emission machines in efforts to preserve the environment and each one of them has a dry compartment, where you can store small items such as a camera.  This 2 hour excursion will chart a course, where you can see 3 different islands and spot birds flying overhead.  During the tour, you will make a 30 minute stop at Bisanz beach, where you can snorkel and try to find schools of parrotfish or angelfish and starfish.  Water visibility varies depending on the season.

What to bring: Sunglasses, suntan lotion, hat, bathing suit, waterproof camera, sandals, towel & change of clothes.

Minimum age: 17 years old.

Operated from: Quepos & Manuel Antonio.

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Bijagual Waterfall horseback riding

You will mount up and set off to explore the area on horseback.  You will ride up the trail and observe stunning jungle vegetation which your guide will point out and explain.  You will hear the waterfall before you see it, but once you do, you will be stunned with its beauty. The Bijagual waterfalls house many secrets of Mother Nature; visitors can explore the area on foot and relish the up close look at exotic flora and fauna.  You may be able to observe toucans and scarlet macaws.

What to bring: Hat, sun block, hiking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Operated from: Jaco & Herradura

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Jungle river & crocodile adventure

This crazy adrenaline adventure takes you through the marvelous wonders of our rainforest.  You will explore the Tarcoles River on our stunning pacific coast.  Your guide will point out different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove system.  Depending on the season you will be able to spot different migratory aviary species. From October to April you can glimpse ospreys, gulls, terns cormorants, pelicans and frigates.  There will be numerous opportunities to take incredible pictures!

What to bring: light comfortable clothing and shoes, sun block, insect repellent, hat, binoculars and camera.

Minimum age: 5-6 years old.

Operated from: Puntarenas, Jaco & Herradura

 

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Villa Lapas Sky Way

Villa Lapas is a natural reserve that borders Carara national park.  The Sky Way is an exciting tour that includes 5 hanging bridges, each measuring 100m in length suspended 60m off the ground.  Throughout this hike you will be able to observe primary and secondary rainforest vegetation.  Keep your eyes open to see the numerous bird species, mammals and other varied fauna.  You will enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and Tarcoles River (notorious worldwide among crocodile and bird enthusiasts). 

What to bring:  Comfortable clothes, insect repellent, camera and walking shoes.

Minimum age: for all ages.

Operated from: Jaco & Herradura

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Corcovado National Park

Considered by National Geographic the third best national park in the world. Precious jewel of our national parks system. It is home to a multitude of animals, it has 65% of the biodiversity of Costa Rica and 2% of global biodiversity. You can watch up to 4 different species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, coatis, tapirs, sloths, birds and very lucky to Jaguar.
Furthermore, on the way to the park and depending on the season you can observe whales between them: the humpback,
the Pilot, dolphins, turtles, etc ...

What to bring:  Light clothes, insect repellent, camera, tennis or hiking shoes, sunscreen, change of clothes and towel.

Minimum age: all ages, but we don't recommend taking babies on the tour.

Operated from: Dominical to Golfo Dulce

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Caño Island diving tour

Caño Island is an amazing Biological Reserve in Costa Rica. Situated in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. About 20 km from the coast of Península Osa. This place is also considered the best snorkeling and diving area of the country. Especially because of the visibility of about 20 meters deep (65 feet). In the crystal clear waters lives a great variety of different species such as: turtles, whales and reef sharks. Also, a quiet path on the island will lead you on a beautiful walk exploring the island.

What to bring: Swimsuit, rubber soled sandals, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, camera, binoculars and towel.

Minimum age: only for divers, but there are snorkeling tours where kids are welcome to enjoy this wonders (from 4-5 years old and up highly recommended).

Operated from: Dominical to Golfo Dulce

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Horseback ride to Nauyaca Waterfalls

These wonderful waterfalls are several of the main attractions of the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica. Not only because its natural beauty, which gives you unforgettable moments, but also for doing different outdoors activities, like climbing the falls, swimming, jumping into the deep pools, bird watching and much more!

What to bring:  Long pants, insect repellent, camera, rubber soled sandals or tennis, sunscreen and hat.

Minimum age: 4-5 years old with an adult

Operated from: Dominical

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Hiking and bird watching

Hikes from 1 up to 3 hours on different reserves and for all the ages will be available. Enjoy heavenly views of Costa Rica or the early morning and late afternoon passage for birds. Trek though hidden paths and hear the whispering of an acient discover secluded waterfalls and many more treasures.

What to bring: Sweather or raincoat, tennis or hiking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, binoculars and hat.

Minimum age: all ages, although for babies this can be uncomfortable.

Operated from: most of the touristic destinations

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Surf Classes

Whether this is your first time as surfer, or you're just looking to improve your skills and to define your own style and technique COME! The Pacific Coast is famous due to its great surfing!

What to bring:  Swimsuit, surf shorts and/or outfit, change of clothes, sunscreen, waterproof camera and towel.

Minimum age: 5-6 years old

Operated from: Most of the beaches on the Pacific

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Fishing tours

Costa Rica is well known as worldwide sport fishing spot for the big concentration of Sail Fish in its waters during the dry season from December to end of May. Many species make of Costa Rica a fishing paradise!!! The challenge and excitement awaits you!

What to bring: Light clothes, sun glasses, hat, sunscreen and camera.

Minimum age: 6 years old

Operated from: most of the coastal areas

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Whales watching

This tour is a perfect combination of caverns in Playa Ventanas, snorkeling and a search of whales, which is one of the main reasons why tourists visit the South Pacific area. Depending on the season of your visit, you might be able to see different whales' species, such as humpback whales, pilot whales and some other.

What to bring:  Light clothes, insect repellent, camera, rubber soled sandals, sunscreen and hat.

Minimum age: all ages, but we don't recommend taking babies on the tour.

Operated from: Dominical to Golfo Dulce

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