We can assist you in choosing among the great variety of activities that the South Caribbean Coast and the Talamanca region have to offer

Snorkeling and scuba diving tours + information
Dolphin watch tours + information
Cahuita National Park + information
Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge + information
Canopy tour + information
Horse-back riding + information
Quad adventures + information
Talamanca Indigenous + information
Trips to Bocas del Toro in Panamá + information
Botanical Garden + information
Rafting Pacuare + information
Tortuguero Canals + information
Artesanal Fishing Tour + information

 

 

CANOPY TOUR Back to the list
Duration: 4:’00 hours aprox.
Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, fruits and beverages, full equipment.
Recommendations: long pants, insect repellent, boots.

DESCRIPTION
When we get there we will start with a walk to the first platform and after the first short cable we will begin a guided walk through the rainforest. At the end of the walk, we will start our adventure on cable again.

The canopy is done by 9 aerial platforms and 11 on the ground, being the total length of the cable of 2150 meters. During the tour on the top of the trees the naturalist guide will keep on explaining about the vegetation and animals of the surroundings.

DIVE TOURS Back to the list

1TANK BOAT DIVE
Includes: boat, equipment, guide (PADI Dimester), fruits and beverages.

2 TANK BOAT DIVE
Includes: boat, equipment, guide, fruits and beverages.


3 TANK BOAT DIVE

Includes: boat, equipment, guide, fruits and beverages.
(2 tank morning dive & 1 tank afternoon.)

BEACH DIVE
Includes: guide and equipment.

NIGHT DIVE

Includes: boat, equipment &, guide.

 

SNORKELING IN CAHUITA Back to the list
Duration: 5:00 hours aprox.
Includes:
Transportation, local guide, snorkeling equipment, fruits and beverages, guided walk through Cahuita National Park.
Recommendations:
Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hiking shoes.

DESCRIPTION:
When we arrive to Cahuita we will receive the necessary equipment to start the snorkeling on the reef. Then we will take a boat to the litoral of the National Park. When we arrive to the reef we will enjoy the beautiful aquatic world for aprox. 2 hours. After that we will have a box lunch and later we will do a hike through the trails of the National Park to return back to Cahuita where the car will be waiting for us.

 

 




DOLPHIN TOURS Back to the list

Duration:4/5 hours
Includes:
Transportation, English speaking guide, snorkeling equipment.
Recommendations: Hat, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen.

DESCRIPTION
We will pick you up at your hotel to depart to Manzanillo. There we leave the car and take a boat to the area of water encompassing south of Punta Mona to the border of Panama, which is the best area for watching the different species of dolphins. Upon request the captain will take us to various snorkeling locations depending on sea conditions.

INDIAN RESERVE & WATERFALL


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Duration: 1 day.
Includes: Transportation, experienced guide, natural drinks, fruits, entrance to the iguana farm and medical plants garden.
Recommendations: Insect repellent, bathing suit, towel and dry clothes.

DESCRIPTION:
The guide will pick you up at your hotel to depart by car towards the Bri Bri reservation.

There we leave the car and start a hike that will take us to a virgin jungle. Then we get to a waterfall where we can swim and enjoy a naturaljacuzzi. There we will continue going to visit the town of Uatsi where we will visit some Bri Bri ranchos and will have the possibility to know more about the way of living and the handcrafts of this tribe. On the way back we will stop at the iguana farm.

CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK Back to the list

Duration: 5:00 hours aprox.
Includes: Transportation, native guide, fruits and beverages.
Recommendations: Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hiking shoes.

DESCRIPTION:
We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the village of Cahuita. There the guide will be waiting for us to start the walk through the park.
In the guided hike, which lasts about 2 hours, we will be able to see the different animals and vegetation of the area. At the end of the walk the car will take us back to the hotel.

GANDOCA MANZANILLO WILDLIFE REFUGE
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Duration: 1 day.
Includes: Transportation, lunch, local guide.
Recommendations: Hiking boots, insect repellent, camera, binocular.

DESCRIPTION:
We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Manzanillo where a guide is waiting to start the adventure through the jungle of the refuge. Monkeys, toucans, sloths and lot of different birds will accompained us for the 4 hours hike.

Lunch will be served in the most famous restaurant of Manzanillo “Maxi” where the car will be waiting to go back to the hotel.

 

 

QUAD ADVENTURES (CATARATAS)

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Duration: Half day
Includes: Equipment, specialize guide in plants and animals, refreshments.

DESCRIPTION
On this tour we travel on cuadracycles over the Talamanca forest and mountains observing the plants and animals and crossing rivers until arriving to the first waterfall of unique beauty where we take refreshments based on typical fruits of the area. Next we continue the tour along the Carbon river to enjoy the natural pools.
Upon returning we pass through the indigenous communities where we can appreciate and purchase native crafts.

BOTANICAL GARDEN TOUR Back to the list

Visitors to the tropical garden will see tropical flowering plants, medicines, spices, and over 60 kinds of fruit trees. Learn about chocolate production, black pepper, cinnamon, among others. You will also see the brightly colored poison dart frogs. All tours visit the demonstration table where they serve a natural juice drink, sample fruits and examine curiosities from the rainforest.

RAFTING RIO PACUARE Back to the list

Duration: 1 day
Includes: Transportation, breakfast, lunch, guide, equipment.
Recommendations: Bathing suit, towel and dry clothes.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
We depart from the hotel and leave toward Siquirres where we will have time for breakfast.
After breakfast we will go to the Pacuare river where the guide will be waiting with the necessary equipment and boats to go down (before you need to listen a security and orientation speech). We offer a class III-IV going down 28 kms of rapids where the fun is definitely guaranteed.
On the road we will enjoy lunch. After the rafting about 3,5 hours we arrive to Siquirres where we will find bathrooms and dressing rooms. From there we will return to Puerto Viejo or San José, which is previously decided.

TORTUGUERO CANALS TOUR
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Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Includes: Transportation by car from the hotel to the port of Moin, roundtrip to Tortuguero by boat, 1 night in Tortuguero hotel, breakfast, tour throught the canals of the national park , entrance to the national park, english speaking guide.

DESCRIPCION DEL TOUR
Los recogen en el hotel en la mañana y llegan aproximadamente a las 2:00 pm a Tortuguero.
El guía los acompañará al hotel donde se les sirve el almuerzo, por la tarde tendrán la posibilidad de visitar el pueblo y el museo de historia natural de la C.C.C.

Por la noche, después de cenar en el hotel y sólo desde Junio hasta Octubre es posible contactar a un guía para observar el desove de Tortugas. Al día siguiente, realizarán un tour por los canales secundarios del Parque Nacional para la observación de flora y fauna. Luego se regresa al hotel para emprender el viaje de vuelta, disfrutando todo el trayecto del espectáculo que es el Parque Nacional de Tortuguero.

ARTESANAL FISHING TOUR Back to the list

Duración: 5 horas
Incluye: Transporte, equipo de pesca, agua, frutas, entrada al Parque Nacional.
Recomendaciones: Gorra, anteojos, bronceador o bloqueador solar.

DESCRIPCION DEL TOUR
Se realiza alrededor del Parque Nacional Cahuita con pescadores artesanales de la zona en cayucos de una sola pieza y motor fuera de borda de 15 o 25 hp. Usan tres modalidades de pesca, cuando hay carnada viva con ésta, sino se hace pesca profunda con carnada muerta o el troling. No se descarta una pequeña poción de snorkeling.

BOCAS DEL TORO TOUR Back to the list

Duration: 1 day or 2 days and 1 night.

Bocas del Toro islands are located right across the Costa Rican border in the Caribbean zone of Panama.
This area is known for it’s great cultural and biological diversity, for the many islands and islets found there and for the great expanse of coral reef that surrounds them. It is one of the few places in the world where you can snorkel almost every day of the year.

Two options are available, one day or overnight. Details are below.

ONE DAY TOUR INCLUDES: Round trip transportation to and from hotel, all other transportation, immigration pass, snorkel gear, lunch, guide and a tour of the town and two nearby islands, Bastimento and Zapatilla, where snorkeling is available.


OVERNIGHT TOUR INCLUDES: Round trip transportation to and from hotel, all other transportation, immigration pass, snorkel gear, all meals, guide, dolphin sightseeing and tour of town and two nearby islands, Bastimento and Zapatilla, where snorkeling is available.

 

HORSE RIDING Back to the list

TOUR TO THE BEACH
Duration: 2 ½ hours.
Intensity: light to moderate depending on the rider’s ability.
Recommendations: long pants, socks and tennis shoes, water, bathing suit, sunscreen and hat.

DESCRIPTION
The Tour begins at our home in Cocles where we select the appropriate horse according to the riders ability. There we give information about horse handling and tour terrain conditions. After everybody is sufficiently comfortable with their animal we leave for the beach. We begin with a gentle walk along the white sands of Cocles beach to the coral elevated Cocles Point were we ride over green grass through a beautiful coconut grove. There we see the beginning of endless and magnificent tide pools which lie along the turquoise sea shore. We pass by the petite and exclusive Playa Chiquita beaches and observe the wonders of inter tide zone’s bird life to our left and the edge of a blooming jungle to our right.

We ride over driftwood logs and cross creeks and rivers to reach Punta Uva. (Rated as one of the top 5 beaches in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine).

Punta Uva’s first point extends out 300 meters out to sea, its coral; elevation is about 20 meters high and covered with old growth almendro trees and at times full of howler monkeys. It’s tip has a tunnel going from one side to the other. It’s a perfect spot to swim and relax before our return. On our way back, depending on the particular group riding skills, the riders can canter or gallop and arrive back to Cocles to cool off the ecological rush of nature with a fresh squeezed lemonade at the house.

 

 



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