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Animal Rescue Centre, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

What could be better than a day playing with monkeys, learning how cacao become chocolate and hiking to a pristine waterfall? Three of our favorite local activities combined to make a truly memorable day on your vacation. No tour on Sundays.

 

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Hike to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

 Monteverde

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the largest of the private protected areas, with over 25,730 acres (10,415 hectares) of land. More than 500 species of orchids cling to the limbs of enormous trees. Vines, ferns, mosses and lichens fill every other available space

 

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Hike to the Manuel Antonio National Park

 Manuel Antonio

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the rhythm of Costa Rica than to hike Manuel Antonio National Park. We design the tour depending on the abundance of wildlife you want to observe or learn about!

 

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Bird Watching

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

Don't miss the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica—head out with our expert guide and you'll be amazed at the numbers of birds we have in the area

 

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Cahuita Boat, Snorkel and Hiking Trip

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

Cahuita National Park is one of the highlights of the area. This trip includes a guided hike and a boat ride with a stop for snorkeling in the coral reefs.

 

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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

 Arenal

Birdwatchers and nature lovers, the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge tour is for you! This all day trip takes you to the mighty Rio Frio, part of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. This reserve is one of the most important in the world with more than 200 bird species.

 

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Rio Celeste Full Day Tour

 Arenal

Guided rainforest hike to magical Rio Celeste Waterfall, Los Teñideros lagoon with its turquoise water and the steaming volcanic fumaroles

 

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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens

 San Jose

A trip to the spectacular Irazu volcano is combined with the lush scenery of the Orosi Valley and the gorgeous Lankester Gardens.

 

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Arenal Hanging Bridges

 Arenal

Bridges and trails which blend seamlessly into the rainforest give you a unique way to get up close to the incredibly diverse rainforest to see birds, flowers and more.

 

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Monteverde Twilight Tour

 Monteverde

As the sun is setting, there is a unique opportunity to see both day and nighttime animals.

 

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Cahuita National Park Hike

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

With this tour you will hike through the famous National Park of Cahuita while observing and learning about different animals and plants.

 

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Tortuguero Canal Wildlife Watching

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

See the Tortuguero Canal by boat on this day trip from Puerto Viejo or Cahuita! Your bilingual guide will pick you up at the reception of your hotel. This tour is also available in Spanish, German and French. In a comfortable mini-van we will first do a small city tour through Limon to learn about the Caribbean port city. We will then continue north of Limon city to the Tortuguero Canals.

 

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Hike to the Santa Elena Reserve

 Monteverde

Verdant jungle with adundant plant and animal life. This reserve offers some exceptional hiking and a guided hike is the best way to see everything.

 

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Day Tour - La Ceiba Reserve

 Puerto Viejo

La Ceiba is a primary forest reserve where the Jaguar Rescue Center re-introduces previously injured animals back into the wild. More than 100 acres of pure nature.

 

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Night Tour - La Ceiba Reserve

 Puerto Viejo

Experience the beauty of the dark! A tour not only for eyes and ears but also your palate!

 

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River and Sea Kayaking with Rainforest Hike

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

It doesn’t get any better than river and sea kayaking! Get acquainted with the wilderness as we drive to the most beautiful location in the area, Punta Uva.

 

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Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

 Puerto Viejo

This extensive reserve is home to a wide variety of animals and plants; your local guide will teach you much about what you are seeing amd the scenery is spectacular too!

 

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Nighttime Turtle Watching

 Puerto Viejo or Cahuita

Take the opportunity to travel through time and go back to the beginning of evolution, represented by the nesting of these live fossils. This is an unforgettable night walk along the Gandoca Beach

 

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Damas Mangrove Boat Tour

 Manuel Antonio

This Damas Mangrove Boat Tour will be sure to be the highlight of your time in Costa Rica. Looking for experts? We use world-class, highly trained, bilingual guides and naturalists. They’ll steer you peacefully and comfortably in our high-tech, ultra-quiet estuary boats!

 

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Nauyaca Waterfalls Horseback Riding

 Dominical

Nauyaca Waterfalls Horseback Riding is one of our most popular tours. It begins with an approximately 45-minute ride up to “Don Lulo’s house”. After breakfast and observing animals in the family’s mini-zoo, the ride continues for another 25 minutes. Then, you’ll arrive at the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfalls, the ideal place for nature and adventure lovers.

 

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Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure

 San Jose

Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center and embark on the rainforest and Tirimbina Chocolate Adventure! Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate! The cacao tree originated in Mesoamerica and has a rich and extraordinary history. En route to this amazing place, we will make a stop at La Virgen del Socorro (a private reserve). We’ll also lunch at the local restaurant owned by Doña Marielos.

 

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Palo Verde Boat Tour

 Tamarindo

Palo Verde National park it is an exceptional place for birdwatchers and nature lovers in general, a two hours boat trip will introduce us into these important ecosystem, gigantic crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas and more wildlife that you ever imagined may be spotted.

 

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Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Samara

 Samara

Looking for adventure? Grab your swimsuit and let’s go snorkeling in Samara! Get ready to feel the fresh ocean breeze and see stunning views of the Pacific coastline. We’ll head out to sea in a motorized catamaran in search of dolphins and other kinds of sea life.

 

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Nighttime Turtle Watching Playa Samara

 Samara

After being picked up from your hotel, we’ll take you to a beach in the Samara area to observe turtles laying their eggs. This phenomenon is truly amazing and only occurs in seven areas of the world.

 

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Kayak and Wildlife Watching Tour Samara

 Samara

Wildlife Birding and Kayak Tour in Playa Samara. Kayak down the enchanting Rio Buena Vista while taking in the beauty that surrounds you.

 

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Rincon de la Vieja Guided Hike

 Tamarindo

Rincon de la Vieja hike is one of the best places in the country for hiking.

 

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Heliconias Hanging Bridges and Rain Forest Hike

A guided tour over a suspension bridge trail in a protected reserve will bring you closer to the wonderful biodiversity of the rainforest, a privileged area for those who love birds and nature.

 

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Sensoria: Land of Senses

 Tamarindo

Explore the Land of Senses in the heart of Costa Rica! Suddenly you will find yourself in a tall, lush green forest, when minutes before we were driving for what seemed like endless dry plains of Guanacaste region. You can look forward to a refreshing fruit juice made for you as you are welcomed into our sacred forest.

 

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Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary Boat Tour

 Tamarindo

Either single or double sit on top ocean kayaks will introduce us into this nature lover’s paradise; great quantity of fauna species and a very especial flora characteristic of this ecosystem, the mangrove.

 

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Coastal Kayak and Snorkeling Tamarindo Bay

Guanacaste offers a great variety of beaches and hot spots. On this beach tour, we may visit flamingo beach, Playa Grande, Tamarindo Beach, Conchal beach where you are able to snorkel, surf, and swim.

 

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Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure

Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure is a combination tour featuring zip-lines, hanging bridges, hot springs, waterslide, natural spa, and horseback ride.

 

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Tropical Dry Forest Canopy Tour Papagayo

 Tamarindo

Canopy Tour Papagayo, what better way to enjoy the Tropical Dry Forest than effortlessly gliding through it! You’ll feel as the birds do while they fly over this beautiful environment. Or, as the monkeys do when they swing of the tree branches

 

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Santa Rosa National Park and Liberia City Tour

 Tamarindo

The Santa Rosa National Park is the most important monument in the dry forest of freedom after independence. “La Casona” is where in 1856 the Costa Rican army beat a group of filibusters that tried to conquer the whole central American territory.

 

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Carara National Park to Manuel Antonio

 Arenal or Monteverde

Carara National Park is one of the most popular National Parks of Costa Rica. It’s especially beloved by bird watchers. In fact, it is a must-see for anyone interested in tropical biology! Situated between the dry forests of the north and the humid forests of the south, you’ll get to see flora and fauna from both habitats. This is incredibly unique!

 

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