The Caribbean area of Costa Rica, is clearly identified by the cultural richness, Afro-descendant and indigenous nuances that form a unique blend in the country, reflected in the gastronomy, music, and customs. Activities like cacao tours, cooking lessons are grat options.
Its sand beaches, keep visitors delighted while enjoying the sun and the rainforest that reaches the seashore.
Visitors can experience extraordinary moments observing the flora and fauna, taking pictures and learning about the different species such as the red, howler, and white-faced monkeys, sloths of two and three fingers, squirrels, hummingbirds, toucans, night herons, coatis, hawks, tree and rain frogs, hundreds of insects, and turtles such as leatherback, green and hawksbill.
Given the pleasant temperature all year between 20 an 30 °C the visitor can practice numerous activities such as swimming, walking, diving, free snorkelling, surfing, the Caribbean is one of the most beautiful options.
SNORKELLING AND HIKING IN CAHUITA
The Cahuita National Park was created in the year 1970 with the purpose of protecting the most important coral reef in the country, and is located within the tropical humid forest’s life zone. It has an extension of 22,400 hectares of jungle and sea and has 600 hectares of coral reef. Snorkeling tour in Cahuita Park known for its rich marine life and more than 100 species of tropical fish. It is included the snorkeling equipment, some refreshing
fruits, the boat with the captain, and the guided walk in the park.
Pick up at the hotel
30 minutes transportation
US$65/person under 10 years old pay 60%.
Tours every day. Check availability.
INDIGENOUS TERRITORY and CACAO TOUR
The BriBri are an indigenous tribe of Talamanca region, they speak their own language BriBri as well as Spanish. The preservation of their language allowed them to maintain their indigenous culture. BriBri means Valiente in Spanish which can be translated as valiant, brave or courageous in English.
Cacao has a special significance in BriBri culture. In their believe the cacao tree is female. Originally the tree was a woman and Sibú (God) turned into a tree. Only women have the right to prepare and serve the sacred drink. The BriBri are using Cacao on special ceremonies and as a food and material for trade.
We are friends of a beutiful BriBri family that will introduce you in this fascinating culture, you will see how they cook, work, socialize, and how they live in harmony with nature. There is an amazing experience that you can not miss!!
CACAO TRAILS and MUSEUM
If you would like to discover and learn all about cocoa or chocolate, you will be in the right place to do it, visiting our original cocoa plantation (more than 100 years old) with its respective history then we arrive at a new plantation in production where you learn how to grow cocoa in harmony with nature and you can also taste the fresh fruit. We will arrive at the Afro-Caribbean Museum, the whole history of cocoa, machinery used to process cocoa drying in the last century and next to the museum there is an adequate space where observe the whole process of the cocoa bean, even customers can participate tasting the grains in different stages of the process until they become chocolate and finally they can taste the chocolate they want, apart from this we have as a complement garden of heliconias, orchids, medicinal plants and a Ù-sulë, la casa cónica de los bribris used by shamans for ceremonies and social events (artifacts and history) all this with local guides in Spanish and English. Recommended to bring mosquito repellent.
Price: 25$ Dollars by person
The Pacuare River is the perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day. Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights.The white water is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot of rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.
RATE: $99.00 USD
Difficulty: Class III-IV
Distance: 30 kms/18 miles
Number of rapids: 38
Approximate river time: 4 hours
Minimum age: 12 years
DEPARTURE TIME6:00 – 6:30 am ,
Pick- Ups in San José and Southern Caribbean Coast. In Arenal Pick-Ups start earlier, approximately 5:20 – 5:40 a.m.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:30 PM.
WEAR: Come with rafting clothes on (light shoes that will stay on, swim suit, shorts,nylon shirt) sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes, towel, insect repellent, and a credit card to buy photos, souvenirs or drinks. All luggage will be kept in lockers.
INCLUDED Breakfast LunchTransportation to/from San Jose, Puerto Viejo or La Fortuna town
ZIPLINE NATIVO ADVENTURE
Fly through the jungle and take your adrenaline to the fullest with our Zipline tour. A total of 2.400 meters (7,874 feet) of fun and adventure. You will travel through wonderful trails, filled with flora and fauna that our certified guides will be happy to show you and teach you their knowledge.
The Zipline Tour is suitable for children from 4 years old .
Tours: 8:45 am or 1:45 pm Zipline Tour according to your preference
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, mosquito repellent (if you do not have a natural repellent, we will provide it for you).
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration : 4 Hours
Pick Up Point : Hone Creek
Min Age: 4+
Schedule: 8:45 am / 1:45 pm s
Mín People : 2
Recommendations: Not suitable for children under the age of 4, pregnant women, people weighing 120 kilos (264 pounds) or more or people who are not in a good physical condition.
PRICE: $54 + taxes per person for general public,
$35 + Taxes per child from 4 to 11 years old, $44 + taxes for nationals and residents. *Combination with Superman an additional $12 v + taxes per person.
If it is your first time taking surfing classes, this will be an adventure you will never forget! Our surf lessons are taught by local instructors with excellent experience, who guarantee a safe start .Whether you’re a complete beginner learning the basics, or a seasoned surfer who wants to improve, our expert instructors can help you learn, progress and excel.
Duration: 2 hours
Departures time: flexible
Children of 6 -12 years, only pay 50% Minimum:
2 persons Includes: Local instructor, board and insurance.
What to bring: Sunblock, swimwear, towel. Meeting Point: pick up at the hotel or will be communicated Surf spots: Playa Cocles, Playa Grande, Playa Negra
FLYING ON THE BEACH - JUNGLE AIR
Fly over the carribean jungle and sea in an adrenalinic experience!
The tour includes Transportation to and from the take-off location. aerial photographs VideoS. Discover the Caribbean from a different perspective An unforgettable experience
$85 / 15min Transportation Photos Video
$130 / 30 min Transportation Photos Video $
200 / 1 hour Transportation Photos Video