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Check out some recent new offerings and specials from Gecko Trail Costa Rica and our partners:

Make a day of it at the Azul Beach Club

Choose the Azul Beach Club option when booking your tour (for $15 per person). Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.

Check some of our tours where this option can be included

Seen the sloth video? See them for yourself!

Seems like everyone is sharing the preview video of the upcoming Animal Planet show "Too Cute! Baby Sloths". Well it was filmed just north of our home in Puerto Viejo and we'd definitely recommended seeing some slotes while you're here!

The show is filmed at the Aviaros del Caribe Sanctuary in Cahuita which is a great place to visit. But we actually prefer a visit to the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center which is a little more intimate and where you can see not only sloths but other rescued and orphaned animals such as monkeys, wild cats and even snakes.

Visit the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center as part of our combo tour with the waterfall and chocolate house

Get to see the Tortuguero canals and a banana plantation in just one day!

Do you want to see the Tortuguero Canals but have no time for an overnight stay in Tortuguero? Do you want to learn more about the harvesting and the logistics on a real banana plantation? Then this trip is perfect for you! Get a glance at the amazing wildlife along the Tortuguero canals and learn about Costa Rica's most important export good!

We now offer this trip at a reduced rate of $85 for adults and $65 for kids. Kids under 5 years are free!

For more details about the tour and booking please click here.

Save $$$ and use our new private economy transport options!

Our private economy transport service gives you all the comfort and speed of our private service but at a lower price. To be able to offer the reduced rate, it is only available at non-peak times, depending on the route.

To see the times available for your route, choose the Private Economy option for the desired route in our transport planner and view the note for the selected service.

Of course you will enjoy the same comfort as with a regular private van: the driver picks you up and takes you directly to your destination with no stops for other passengers. You're welcome to request brief stops for photos, bathroom breaks or meals. The rates are fixed point to point to make the experience completely stress free.

This service is available on the following routes:

  • San Jose to Arenal and viceversa
  • San Jose to Jaco
  • San Jose to Manuel Antonio and viceversa
  • San Jose to Monteverde and viceversa
  • San Jose to Papagayo
  • San Jose to Puntarenas
  • San Jose to Samara and viceversa
  • Liberia to Arenal
  • Liberia to Jaco
  • Liberia to Manuel Antonio
  • Liberia to Monteverde
  • Liberia to Puntarenas
  • Liberia to San Jose
  • Manuel Antonio to Arenal
  • Manuel Antonio to Monteverde and viceversa
  • Monteverde to Dominical
  • Monteverde to Jaco
  • Monteverde to Samara and viceversa
  • Monteverde to Tamarindo and viceversa
  • Samara to Jaco
  • Samara to Liberia
  • Samara to Manuel Antonio
  • Samara to Papagayo
  • Samara to Puntarenas
  • Samara to Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo to Arenal
  • Tamarindo to Liberia
  • Tamarindo to Puntarenas
  • Tamarindo to Rincon de la Vieja
  • Tamarindo to San Jose
  • Check our transport planner and get your discount today!

    Check out our new Trip Reports page

    Our clients send us such detailed trip feedback and information that we want to share it with you!

    They've got such great advice. So if you are looking for ideas on where to go and what to do in Costa Rica, take a look at these trip reports and use them to help plan your own trip!

    Trip reports page

    Spanish lessons at the beach on the Caribbean Coast

    We offer courses all year round and classes start on Mondays every week. Our regular courses are from Monday to Friday, but we also have flexible schedules, this gives you the possibility to design your own. We also offer varied programs. At our school you will learn by experiencing instead of sitting in front of a board for 4 or 5 hours a day. Our goal is that you stay active living the language. You will have traditional lessons, but our wish is that they won‘t take up more than the 50% of your activities at our school. Nevertheless, we are flexible, so if you‘d rather learn the traditional way we can offer you that. It‘s no problem to us.

    To make the most of our privileged location (we are at a heavenly place), you can enjoy outdoor classes, either at the beach or the jungle, always profiting from the beautiful surroundings.

    During your classes you will have:

    • Tours in Spanish designed for you (such as Snorkeling-Biking-Safari tours)
    • Real situations at our restaurant during breakfast or dinner, designed for you to practice your Spanish.
    • Visits to the animal clinic.
    • If you like dancing, you will have Salsa lessons with music in Spanish and translated texts so you can immerse yourself in the language.

    Rates start at just $210 a week and class options from 3 to 5 hours per day.

    Contact us for more information and for booking.

    Spend a day of adventure on the river instead of in transit!

    Our Pacuare whitewater rafting trip includes pickup and your dropoff in your choice of San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Cahuita or Arenal. So rather than spending a day in a bus getting from A to B why not book a full day adventure that picks you up in one location and drops you off in another.

    See more details.