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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua



3.5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture
San Juan del Sur, Nicaraguan Cuisine
Here is a delightful excursion on the beach with a delicious and educational hands-on exploration of Nicaraguan cuisine. Your tour will begin with a short ride to the Pelican Eyes Resort restaurant for your cooking lesson.  Following a brief introduction you will learn to cook a variety of Nicaraguan dishes in air-conditioned splendor. Beginning with a fresh fish and shrimp ceviche you will continue on to preparing your main dish and finishing with one of the most popular deserts of the Nicaraguan cuisine. You will enjoy the fruits of your lesson on the patio while taking in the beautiful view of the bay of San Juan del Sur.

Please note:  You may want to bring your swim suit as the resort’s swimming pool will also be available. 


price $79
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica



4 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

snacks

beach

boating
Playas del Coco, Catamaran & Snorkel Tour
The Gulf of Papagayo is located in the northwestern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and is known for its beautiful beaches, its amazing year-round good weather, the abundant wildlife that lives in its waters and the wide variety of activities that visitors can be a part of while visiting this beautiful country. During this tour, you will sail aboard a beautiful catamaran through the waters of the Gulf of Papagayo, and discover its enchanting marine world: beautiful reefs, colorful and pristine beaches, dolphins, flying fish and other marine species that are only part of the spectacle you might witness during this adventure. You can even relax on the boat and sip delicious refreshing tropical drinks and snacks that are served by the crew as you simply enjoy and delight yourself with the amazing views of the ocean, the surrounding beaches and feel the marine breeze on your face.  On arrival at Playa Heuvos there will be time to swim, snorkel or explore in the tranquil warm ocean.

Please note:  The catamaran is not wheelchair accessible. Bring your bathing suit and a towel. 


price $125
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Playas del Coco, Congo Canopy Zip-Line
You’ll have a 40-minute drive to the Congo Trail Private Reserve where your adventure will begin. A platform located at ground level will mark the beginning of your experience. Industry-approved, ultra-safe harness equipment and a network of steel cables that connect eight trees in the forest will be your road to excitement while you learn the secrets of the dry forest. Gliding from tree to tree, you will have a birds-eye-view of the forest. The fauna is especially abundant here. Hundreds of different species of birds have been sighted, along with the howler monkey, many different snakes, coatis, and other mammals. At the end of the last cable, you will head back to earth and your ride back to your yacht. 

Please note: This is a very active tour only recommended for guests who are in good physical condition. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $85
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Playas del Coco, Discover Scuba in the Tropical Waters
Costa Rican waters offer some of the most diverse underwater life in the world. The Discovery SCUBA Diving course allows non-certified divers the possibility to discover this amazing spectacle.  The adventure will begin directly on the beach, right before boarding a boat that will take you to some of the best diving spots in the Gulf of Papagayo.  An experienced diver will serve as your guide and after a welcome briefing and safety instructions you will receive your SCUBA gear. After a few practice underwater exercises, you will dive to a maximum depth of about 10 feet, with a bottom time of about 30 minutes. After this immersion, you will return to the boat and head out for the next dive site, one that will have bottom time from 45 minutes to 1 hour, after which you will, once again, return to the boat.

Please note:  This tour does not require a diving license, is not a diving certification course and requires signing of a waiver before taking part in it. 


price $269
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5.15 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Playas del Coco, Liberia City Tour, Shopping & Forklore
Liberia is the capital city of the province of Guanacaste, and one of the most important cities in Costa Rica’s northwest.  It was originated during the middle of the 18th century and is definitely a beautiful place to visit. You will board your bus for the 50-minute ride to Liberia. Also known as the White City due to the color of the land it was built on, you will see colorful adobe houses that will certainly take you back in time, while the beauty of La Agonia Church, built in 1769 is a clear example of this region’s architectural and cultural heritage. During your tour the guide will enlighten you with some of the most interesting facts about this city and show you some local stores where you will be able to purchase delicious coffee to take back home, enjoy traditional dances and the beautiful sounds of regional music, taste traditional dishes and admire the work of local artisans who transform pottery into real works of art.

Please note: This tour is a good choice for guests with limited mobility as long as they travel with a companion who can assist with the steps in and out of the bus. 


price $79
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6 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

dining

boating
Playas del Coco, National Park By Boat, Sugar Mill & Lunch
This is an unforgettable experience that will take you into the roots of Guanacaste and its culture. Your adventure will begin with a 75-minute drive to board a river boat that will allow you to see the beauty of the Tempisque River, bordering the spectacular Palo Verde National Park and flowing into the Gulf of Nicoya.  Along the route of your 80-minute boat tour you will be able to observe the most amazing varieties of birds, plus crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and a beautiful ecosystem that is filled with extensive marshes that serve as home to many migratory birds coming from North and South America.  Following your river tour you will delight your palate with a delicious homemade Costa Rican-style lunch, while immersing yourself into the authentic lifestyle of Guanacaste’s  “Sabaneros” and experiencing the ambiance  of the beautiful Hacienda House, built in the 19th century and recently restored.  You will see lovely views from the ample corridors as the savannahs and sugar cane fields extend before your eyes.

Please note:  All animals in this national park are wild animals. Please do not feed them. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, sunblock, and bring a hat. You will be given a life jacket on the river boat. 


price $139
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3 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

snacks

sightseeing

beach
Playas del Coco, Ocean Kayak at Coco Beach
The waters of the Gulf of Papagayo are amazing. The warm temperature, good all-year weather, richness of wildlife and spectacular views round up this breathtaking setting and help make it one that will certainly remain in your memory for many years to come. This paddling adventure will take you through some of the most spectacular points of this beautiful region, enjoying the views, the breeze, the waters and some of Costa Rica’s remote beaches.  As you begin the journey on your way to Panama Beach, you will kayak through flat waters and follow the dry forest coast line, observing birds like brown pelicans, brown booby, frigate birds and neotropical cormorants.  Kayaking is definitely one of the best ways to explore these marine and coastal ecosystems as the kayak’s unobtrusive nature allows it to view marine wildlife without interfering with it.  At Panama Beach you will have time to walk the beach and take a fruit and water break before paddling back to Coco.

Please note:  This is a very active tour and only suitable for guests in excellent physical condition. Paddles and life jackets will be provided. Bring a bathing suit, bottled water, hat and sunscreen. 


price $95
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6.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

horseback

dining

beach
Playas del Coco, Saddles & Paddles - Extreme Tour
This great adventure will allow you to experience Guanacaste in a way no other adventure can.  At Cañon de La Vieja you will be able to horseback ride across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings; savannahs, hills and some breathtaking views of the volcano while being assisted by an experienced ‘sabanero’ (cowboy).  Board your bus for the 75-minute ride to Cañon de La Vieja where you will get a safety lesson before your horseback ride along the river.  Then  you will take part in an exciting rafting tour that will take you through approximately 2 miles of one of the most beautiful rivers in the area, that include Class II and III rapids that vary depending on the weather conditions existing in the higher lands.  For approximately 60 minutes you will enjoy yourself riding these beautiful waters, observing the vegetation and fauna of the area, while wearing safety equipment of the highest standards and being guided by very experienced guides. At the conclusion of these activities relax at the pool and before heading back to Coco enjoy a traditional Costa Rican-styled lunch.

Please note:  The river rafting includes a couple of very strenuous canyons requiring participants to be in excellent physical condition.  Saddles, life jackets, helmets and paddles will all be provided.   Lunch is included on this tour. Bring your bathing suit, extra dry clothes, towel, sunscreen and rubber-soled shoes.


price $199
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Bahia Drake, Costa Rica



4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors
Bahia Drake: Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. Corcovado Canopy Tour is certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and is assured by the National Institute of Insurances (INS). Safety and quality are their top priority and they offer experienced and certified canopy guides.

price $129
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4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors
Bahia Drake: Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. Corcovado Canopy Tour is certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and is assured by the National Institute of Insurances (INS). Safety and quality are their top priority and they offer experienced and certified canopy guides.

price $129
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

horseback

wildlife

beach
Bahia Drake: Horseback Riding to the Last Frontier
Here is another great way to see the stunning area of Drake Bay! Horses are available for both the experienced and novice rider alike, as you will spend 3 ½ hours exploring the beaches, rivers, 9-foot waterfall, and tropical rainforest of the area, spotting birds and wildlife with your naturalist guide. Your horse can walk peacefully as you enjoy your surroundings, or take you for an exciting ride across the sand!  There will also be time for swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Please note: Long pants, tennis or boots and bring sunscreen, hat, camera and binoculars.  Long hair must be pinned up   Bring bottled water and wear your bathing suit underneath your clothing.


price $159
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: Snorkel To Cano Island Biological Reserve
Cano Island is located 12 nautical miles from Bahia Drake. You will board a boat for the 45-minute ride to this ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing.  Along the way, watch for sightings of dolphins and marine birds. You will receive safety instructions before your first snorkel around the island. Aquatic life is spectacular here and you will find a broad and colorful spectrum of Pacific Coast reef fish – trigger fish, trumpet fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, angel fish, puffers, to name a few, as well as rays and sea turtles.  You will have a 15-minute rest on the boat before your second snorkel around the island.  Then your boat will take you to San Josecito Beach for snacks.

Please note: A waiver must be signed prior to boarding the boat. Please wear beach attired, bring your bathing suit, towel, sunblock, hat, and walking and water shoes or sandals. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The landing at San Josecito Beach will be a wet landing.


price $165
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5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

dining

boating
Bahia Drake: Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands & Mangrove
You will board the boat from Drake Bay and make your way to the southernmost mouth of the Sierpe and Terraba Rivers and the Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands. Stretching 20 miles along the Pacific Coast, it is the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America. You will spend approximately 3 hours exploring the various river branches that wind their way through 306 square miles of protected wetlands.Watch for wildlife like howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, spoonbills, heron, kingfishers, egrets, cotingas, crocodiles, caimans, turtles, and frogs.These wetlands have been internationally recognized and protected by the Ramsar Convention Treaty since 1995. The peace and tranquility of these wetlands, make it a "must see" tour in this region. You will make your way along the Terraba and Sierpe Rivers to arrive at the small, sleepy town of Sierpe, the land entrance to the wetlands.  You will have a typical lunch in one of the local restaurants in town that line the river. After lunch you will continue exploring more of the Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands before you make your way back to Drake Bay. 

Please note: The direct boat ride from Sierpe to Drake Bay will be approximately an hour and a half. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Animal sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $199
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4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: The Osa Biological Corridor
This half-day nature tour offers a great experience for nature lovers. You will board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Caletas Station where you will have a wet landing and your first hike by the beach and into the forest.  Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place, while your naturalist tour guide will take you on the trails of this pristine forest surrounded by nature and explore walking through a hanging bridge to a 98-foot-high platform to immerse into this peaceful green world.  Search with your binoculars and discover the secrets of the wild life of this amazing forest. Hear the songs of red macaws and even see them, as well as toucans, monkeys and other small mammals which are sometimes seen.  You will explore forest, seashore, fresh water ponds, and gardens.  Learn about the birds, butterflies, flowers and native flora.  After the walking tour, the calm waters of this ocean awaits for you to swim, clean your body with a refreshing shower and enjoy your time at leisure. This paradise is a combination of tropical wilderness and beaches, an experience you will never forget! 

Please note:   Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug repellent, bring binoculars, bathing suit, towel, rubber sandals and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.   This tour includes; soft drinks, bottled water, and fresh tropical fruit, plus your naturalist guide.  


price $119
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Quepos, Costa Rica



4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Quepos: Highlights & Wildlife Rescue Center
This tour will start when you board a coaster bus for a ride through downtown Quepos. Along the way your local guide will explain the history and culture of Costa Rica and show you the area built-up by the United Fruit Company within the “American Zone”. Your various stops in town include the Quepos Church, the local Fish Market and an African Palm Plantation, where you will learn about the importance of this plant in the Quepos area. Your next stop will be Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary, an institution that was founded in 1999 for the purpose of educating people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest and to set-up programs to preserve the rainforest and its wildlife. Your visit will include a guided walk through the Wildlife Sanctuary where you will learn about the rescued animal program and see a few of the rescued animals. After your guided tour enjoy delicious Costa Rican fruits and free time to visit the Kids Saving the Rainforest souvenir shop before you make your way back to the Quepos pier and your waiting yacht. 

Please note:  The wildlife sanctuary is easy to navigate but due to a few steps and uneven terrain this will be difficult for guests using a wheelchair. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

boating
Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise
A boat ride through the mangroves is like visiting another world.  The species of trees that grow in the mixed waters of the ocean and the river make a unique and very fragile ecosystem.  Most of these trees grow along the estuary, developing an aerial root system. As the tide goes down the roots become suspended in the air creating a perfect home for crabs and crocodiles. In the upper part of the forest you will see monkeys and a great variety of birds including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. The launch will take you to a private property for refreshments as your naturalist tour guide gives you more information about this amazing ecosystem. Your shaded boat will then take you deep into the mangroves, where you will try to spot all the incredible wildlife making their home there.  After a 2- hour boat ride you will arrive at the village where transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the ship.  An optional drop off in Quepos is also available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.

Please note: Wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snacks

walking
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica.  Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds.  The dense rainforest opens into small, well-maintained trails where your naturalist tour guide will share information about the area.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle.  Your 1-1/2 hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. Manuel Antonio Park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and is considered one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica so you may see large groups of people and lines at the only entrance. Your tour will start early in order to avoid the crowds and have a better chance to spot wildlife. At the end of your walk your guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet before you will head back to Quepos when an optional drop off in town is also available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen,  water, and insect repellent.  Wear a bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you want to sunbathe at the beach.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 



price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate

horseback

wildlife

dining

culture

walking
Quepos: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure
Experience a unique piece of Costa Rican rural heritage just about an hour from Quepos on a scenic country drive by van.  This guided nature, conservation, and cultural expedition takes you along the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the nearby Fila Chonta Mountains to the farm village of Santa Juana.  You will enjoy exploring along the 1.5-mile user-friendly nature trail as your guide will share knowledge of this pristine sanctuary of flora and fauna where both the Rodeo and Paquita Rivers are born. You will continue to where you can swim beneath the pristine waterfalls that feed the Rodeo River.  You will have free time to choose a short horseback ride, fishing for tilapia, exploring the tropical gardens and waterfalls. You will visit the tiny farm village of Santa Juana, overlooking the panoramic coastline of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy an authentic Campesino (country) lunch in a typical village rancho, co-hosted by members of the local community.   

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The road is bumpy and winding and there are stairs involved. This tour includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch. {


price $135
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5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Quepos: Savegre River Floating Class I & II
You will depart from Quepos on a 1-1/2 hour transfer by air-conditioned motor coach to the rural town of El Silencio passing by palm, teak, and melina plantations. After a short stop where you can often spot toucans and macaws, you will continue toward the town of Santo Domingo, where a group of qualified bilingual guides are waiting for you to start this 2-hour class I & II amazing river float. They will give you an orientation on the river and its natural environment, considered one of the most beautiful rivers of Central America.  The scenery and wildlife along the Rio Savegre will give you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, including some native African oil palm plantations, white ibis, cormorants, egrets, lizards,and herons.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Bring a change of clothing and a towel as you will get wet.  Protection for your camera highly recommended.  This is a moderate level activity, and guests may be asked to paddle.  No alcohol will be allowed on this tour.  Guest must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $105
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

snacks

boating
Quepos: Sport Fishing
For those who love to fish, Quepos is an excellent option.  Unlike Northern Costa Rica, Quepos is protected from the winter winds and is considered one of the top fishing destinations in the world. After approximately 45 minutes of sailing to the southwest (20-25 miles off shore) your boat will arrive at the deep sea area known for catching sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.  For the best and easiest fishing the bait that will be used is either moli or balihu. Blue Fin II is a 28-foot custom sportfisher, with a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, and a marine toilet, manned by a captain and first mate with many years of experience in fly fishing, and catch & release.

Please note:  The price for this tour is per boat. This tour requires lots of activity and arm strength and is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Wear fishing attire, a hat, and sunscreen.  Fishing licenses are not included and should be purchased at the pier - $25.00.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment. 

price $1499
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

snacks

beach
Quepos: Surf Lessons on Manuel Antonio Beach
Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of the Americas. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just 4 hours by car and a large number of visitors come to Costa Rica to enjoy surfing because it offers different type of waves for beginners or for experts and most importantly because the ocean temperature is always warm and tropical. You will be picked up at the pier for the 30-minute ride to Manuel Antonio Beach.  You will be given a safety speech and a surfboard for 2 hours of surf lessons followed by tropical fruits snacks. You’ll be amazed by the waves in one of the most beautiful and best surfing spots on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica - perfect for beginners.

Please note: Bring sunblock, waterproof camera, swimsuit, towel, and extra dry clothes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Quepos: Titi Canopy Tour
Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly through tree tops, amid some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the Costa Rican rainforest! This canopy tour is an exciting adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will fly for a mile over the jungle canopy suspended on solid steel cables attached to a personal, high-tech, lightweight harness.  During your journey you'll stop and rest at 16 strategically located platforms and 12 cables where you are most likely see the surrounding wildlife. Many of these platforms are almost 100 feet high, nestled in the trunks and branches of trees that are centuries old. The staff of professionally trained guides will help you look for the abundant wildlife along the way; including Titi monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and toucans. The exhilaration of a zip line is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for guests who are afraid of heights or pregnant women. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour. 


price $105
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Curu, Costa Rica



1.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Curu Through The Eyes
This is one of the most scenic regions of Costa Rica, known for calm seas and transparent waters, allowing for swimming and snorkeling close to shore.  You will take a boat to the Curu National Wildlife Refuge where your naturalist tour guide will introduce you to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys as well as sloths and anteaters. The reserve includes 3 miles of coastline with beautiful white-sand beaches and tiny coves.  Although it is a small reserve, two thirds is preserved as primary forest.  

Please note: Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, bug repellent, sun glasses, and very comfortable walking shoes. Suggest guests purchase bottled water on board. Bring your towel, wear your bathing suit underneath your clothes. There are two toilets at the main entrance as well as two showers. 


price $59
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1.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Curu Through The Eyes
This is one of the most scenic regions of Costa Rica, known for calm seas and transparent waters, allowing for swimming and snorkeling close to shore.  You will take a boat to the Curu National Wildlife Refuge where your naturalist tour guide will introduce you to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys as well as sloths and anteaters. The reserve includes 3 miles of coastline with beautiful white-sand beaches and tiny coves.  Although it is a small reserve, two thirds is preserved as primary forest.  

Please note: Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, bug repellent, sun glasses, and very comfortable walking shoes. Suggest guests purchase bottled water on board. Bring your towel, wear your bathing suit underneath your clothes. There are two toilets at the main entrance as well as two showers. 


price $59
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

dining

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer
This tour represents the most remarkable and pure coffee and oxcart tradition and history in Costa Rica. The tradition of the oxcarts is linked to the coffee production and harvest in the early years of the country. Despite modern means of production and transit, oxcarts are still symbols of prosperity and wealth.  You will travel by bus to Espiritu Santo Coffee plantation. The property is surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real good cup of coffee are carefully held. From the plantation entrance, your tour guide will explain how organic coffee is grown, harvested, and processed to produce some of the world’s finest coffee beans. You will learn about Costa Rican history and have the opportunity to taste a freshly roasted cup of coffee.  After this visit you will travel to the town of Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to observe the work of the local artisans as they create their famous oxcarts. You will be able to shop for souvenirs to take home, as well as enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch.    

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 


price $215
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5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

wildlife

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Poas Volcano National Park & Transfer
Your tour will begin with a visit to the city of Alajuela where you will see the Juan Santamaria monument, and the church with its ornate red dome, located in the center of town. Then you will head to Poas Volcano National Park, driving past coffee plantations, fields of flowers, and dairy farms along the way. At the volcano you will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then you will hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon and learn about the different ecosystems in the park. The park is home to a variety of wild plant and animal species, including the Poas Magnolia tree, Bangs's Mountain Squirrels, 79 bird species, including the  Resplendent Quetzal, and toucans.  

Please note: Travel will be along winding roads. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $255
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