You can find our contact form at the bottom of this page. Prices are per person. Round trip transportation is included for most of the tours as specified. When not, it can be provided from your hotel on the South Caribbean at an extra cost. Full day itinerary can be arranged. Please make your inquiry. We'll be more than happy to help you out! Thank you.
Guided visit at the Puerto Viejo Botanical Garden
Established in 1987 in an abandoned cacao farm the botanical garden is a permaculture farm with a mature collection of fruit and spice trees in production and lots of tropical flowers. Corridors of rainforest make it into a fascinating nature park.
Visitors will be able to try a fresh fruit drink, taste fruits in season, sample homemade natural chocolate, and learn about medicinals and ethnobotanicals. Finca la Isla is a working farm producing black pepper, fruits, and ornamental plants in commercial quantities. Besides the opportunity to see very rare tropical plants visitors will learn about tropical crops like bananas, black pepper, and nutmeg.
The botanical garden is one of the very best places in Costa Rica to see frogs in the wild. Our rainforest will provide the chance to see four different kinds of poison dart frogs, reptiles, toucans and many other birds, sloths, and the marvel of symbiosis and diversity that is the tropical rainforest. During the 2 hour guided walk, visitors are guaranteed to see the red poison dart frog in the wild.
Schedule: This is a two hour private tour. You can schedule it anytime between 8 am to 4 pm when the garden closes.
Includes: Entrance fee and private bilingual guide. Offered in English, Spanish and French.
Rate: $25 adults, children (5 to 11 yo) $15
Guided Tour at the Jaguar Rescue Center, Chocolate Lady and the Waterfall
During your visit at the rescue center, you will have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, white-tale deers, different kind of birds flying free, etc. You can also observe most of the venomous snakes of Costa Rica which are housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat.
By visiting the Jaguar Center, you support directly the care of our rainforest guests.
Next we visit an indigenous family growing cacao trees on their land. They are eager to show you the entire process of cacao fruit becoming a bar of chocolate. You will have the opportunity to purchase some of their chocolate or other indigenous handmade crafts. Please note that only part of the family speaks very limited English so if you don’t speak Spanish, your explanation of the process may be in the form of pantomime!
After learning a bit about cacao, your tour guide will bring you to the Volio Waterfall. It’s about a twenty-minute hike through the jungle to a twelve-meter high waterfall in the mountains of Talamanca. You can swim if you’d like. Should the waterfall be too dry (this can sometimes happen during the dry season), your tour guide will lead you to a different waterfall in the same area where you can enjoy swimming in the pools there. Your feet may get wet while you’re exploring the waterfall so we advise you to wear appropriate shoes or bring an extra pair for changing into after the hike.
Includes: Transportation to and from your hotel in Puerto Viejo, driver/tour guide, entrance fees to Jaguar Rescue Center and the Chocolate Lady.
Extra fee for pick ups in another locations.
Rate: adults $60.00, children (3 to 11 yo) $30. Children under 3 years do not pay.
Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching from Cahuita
Take a beautiful ride along the coast of the Cahuita National Park to spot Atlantic and Bottlenose dolphins. After seeing the dolphins, we cruise back to the reefs of the Cahuita National Park for snorkeling! After the snorkeling we head back to the Cahuita beach where we will stop to enjoy a snack of fresh fruits and something to drink. There is the option to walk back through the National Park (unguided) or take a ride back by boat. Should you wish to combine this tour with a guided hike through the National Park or add a couple of hours fishing to it, please let us know and we will advise price.
Includes: Boat ride, cool drinks and snacks, snorkel gear, guide.
Transportation can be provided at an extra cost.
Guided Walk at La Ceiba Biological Reserve in Punta Uva
Walk inside the forest exploring and searching for wild fauna and observing beautiful native birds as toucans, parrots, golden orioles, hummingbirds, and different kind of colorful frogs.
We chose the tour times especially in order to find more animals. These are spontaneous wildlife tours, which means that from the thousands of animals that live in the reserve, only the ones that want to will show up.You can find in La Ceiba 90% of Costa Rica‘s biodiversity, so if we are lucky we can find a big variety of animals.
This tour starts at 7am with a natural and organic breakfast included. After this, take a 2 hours and a half walk with a naturalist bilingual guide. Mammals into the reserve live out of the danger of the society in their natural habitat, and so the chance to find them is big (spontaneous wildlife tour). You will also be able to enjoy a lagoon with its waterfall, ready to take a bath if you want.
This tour starts with a delicious and organic dinner at 7 pm to get ready for the 2 hours and a half walk. This tour is for people interested in exploring the night wildlife from the rainforest in a safe way, what assures an incredible experience.
We will go walking into the forest using observation techniques as the bioacoustics, what will take us to identify and observe different kind of nocturnal animals. For nocturnal mammals to appear we need to be quiet enough, so the amount of animals we find will depend on that.
Schedule and rate:
Includes: Rain boots, flashlight, naturalist bilingual guide, and a healthy breakfast or dinner before the tour, depending on your selected schedule.
A Day with the indigenous Bribri
Location: The tour is developed in Corriente Grande, Yorkin, Talamanca de Limon, and you must get the town of Bamboo by yourself. At the end, you can read how to get Bamboo.*
9:00 a.m. Our local guide will wait at Bamboo community. Then begin this adventure by the Yorkin River.
During the trip, the guide will have details on the Yorkin River. During the dry season, some parts must be getting off the boat and pushing it, so do not panic, is part of the adventure!
10:30 a.m. Arrival at the pier and walk Yorkín 15 minutes accompanied by their guide, through the community en route to the lodge.
11:00 a.m. Arrival in our paradise, Aventuras Naturales Yorkín. Welcome to a refreshing tropical juice and delicious snack.
Talk about our association, our activities and standards of behavior in the community.
11:30 a.m. Guided walk our path and cocoa plantations and organic bananas.
Polyculture explanation of the method as an alternative to avoid using chemicals that harm the environment and human health. After crossing the suspension bridge, we will take a dip in the river.
1:00 p.m. Return to the lodge to enjoy the lunch that we prepared especially for you to learn from our kitchen and taste the garden products.
2:00 p.m. Introduction of cocoa in chocolate processing, our traditional drink that was used by our ancestors to enjoy in ceremonies, births and cures.
2:30 p.m. Presentation of the use of bow and arrow. Today we do not promote the hunt, but you can practice using as a fluffy white banana flower. Do not rely much must be successful to pass the test!
After that, we invite you to appreciate the crafts that we make and if you want you can take home.
3:00 p.m. Departure by boat accompanied by his guide to Bamboo. 4:30 p.m. Arrival Bamboo and farewell.
Includes: 1 snack, 1 lunch, talk of partnership, local guide, boat transportation Bamboo-Yorkin and vice versa, walk around the community and swim in the river, tour the plantations of cocoa and organic bananas, chocolate and presentation presentation use of bow and arrow.
Transportation is not included in the price, but we can add it too.
*Getting Bamboo Town by car
Take National Route 32 with the direction to Limon, where you deviate in the direction Bribri. At the junction of Hone Creek, turn right and continue until Bribri. From here take the road to Shiroles for 9 kms until you reach the shop Bamboo, next to the police station. Here one of our guides will be waiting for their tour boat.
Rate: $ 83
Beach and jungle horseback ride
This tour lasts 2.5 hours, and 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. This tour can be done either morning or afternoon.
Includes: Transport around the Puerto Viejo area, and helmets for children.
Extra fee for pick ups at another locations.
Rate: adults $75, children (5 to 11 yo) $50.
Punta Uva Kayaking and Hike
We will drive to the most beautiful location in the area, Punta Uva. This trip consists of three sections. After a safety briefing we will first embark in a magical sea kayaking journey paralleling a coast full of cliffs, caves, and the most amazing rainforest. Then we will paddle our way up river though gorgeous rainforest where you can expect to spot monkeys, sloth, colorful birds, river turtles, bats and iguanas. Your professional guide will deliver a lot of interesting insights on this wonderful eco system. Back at the beach we will take a nice break to relax, swim and enjoy some nicely presented fresh fruit and snacks before hiking to the great over view at Grape Point.
Note: If the sea section is cancelled due to unsafe conditions we will offer a longer hike in the jungle. NO REFUND APPLIES.
Includes: Round trip transportation from Puerto Viejo, professional guide, gear (lifejackets, paddles and dry bags), all entrance fees, fruits, snacks and bottled water.
Extra fee for pick ups at another locations.
Horseback riding and visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center - Full Day
We will meet in the morning at the ranch and we will ride on the beach all the way to the white sand beach of Cocles. We will stop to visit the Jaguar rescue center where we will learn about the local animals (a must do!) before a tasteful meal at a good restaurant, while the horses rest. Then we will ride back along the white sand beaches of Playa Chiquita, to finally reach Punta Uva, rated one of the best beaches of the world by Travel and Leisure magazine...
Includes: Transport around the Puerto Viejo area, lunch, entrance fee at the rescue center.
Extra fee for pick ups at another locations.
Hike at Cahuita National Park
Cahuita National Park is considered as one of the most beautiful protected area´s in Costa Rica. It is also one of the oldest national parks of Costa Rica as it was founded in 1970 to protect the coral reef. Because of its white sand beaches, large number of coconut palms, turquoise sea and coral reef this is a spot you do not want to miss.
We will pick you up at your hotel and drive in a microbus to Cahuita National Park; it is located about 20 minutes from Puerto Viejo. The tour will start at the Kelly Creek ranger station, this is the entrance most close to Cahuita town. From here our professional naturalist tour guide will use his sharp senses to spot animals. You will meet some new friends along the road such as white faced monkeys, sloths, snakes, raccoons and numerous other different types of species that you will be able to observe and learn
After about half way of the hike (around 2.5 km), we will reach Cahuita Point where we will have a little break to enjoy some refreshments and may have a swift dip into the ocean. From the Cahuita Point we are going to head on to the other park entrance, Puerto Vargas, from where we will return by microbus to your hotel.
Includes: Round trip transportation from Puerto Viejo, entrance fee, bilingual naturalist guide, and refreshments.
Extra fee for pick ups at another locations.
Guided walk at Gandoca Manzanill0 Wildlife Refuge and visit to Punta Uva Beach
Get ready for an unforgettable experience! While you walk into the forest, you will wonder about the exotic vegetation. Most of the trees are covered with mosses, lichens, bromeliads, orchids and other plants that cascade from the branches of these gigantic trees creating a backdrop for life in the jungle. We will spot many different species of birds from the 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 such as white faced monkeys and howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes, poisonous frogs, and numerous other different types of animals that you will be able to observe in this tour.
This interesting 2-hour hike is followed by a visit at famous Punta Uva Beach. Depending on your starting time you can also enjoy a delicious Caribbean meal at the popular restaurant Maxi's at your own cost before heading to the beach, just let us know and we will set you up.
Includes: Round trip transportation from Puerto Viejo. Rain forest hike with professional naturist guide. The short 2-hour hike is followed by a 2-hour visit to Punta Uva Beach.
Extra fee for pick up at another locations.