Guided Walks & Hikes

Costa Rica Activity

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Activity Overview:

Led by bi-lingual naturalist guides, guided tours provide travellers with the sort of hands-on education one demands while exploring new territory. Versed in both the local history and ecology, tour guides can introduce visitors to cloud forests and coffee plantations, nocturnal ecosystems and native rainforests. Fascinating sights, sounds, and even smells will be revealed in new and intriguing ways, encouraging tour takers to investigate further once the outing is over.

Top 3 Tours:

Location: Arenal.

Description: Visit the Arenal Volcano National Park during the morning and learn about the famous volcano: one of the most important icons of Costa Rica! The tour to Arenal Park starts with a pick-up from your hotel where you will meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide. When you arrive at the National Park on northwest side of the Volcano you will start the hike. This view is very different from what you can see from La Fortuna center. The northwest side is stripped of vegetation and deep craters are clearly visible. An experienced nature guide will take you on safe trails with the best possible views of the Volcano. The vegetation along the trail is relatively new and you will see many pioneer species of plants and trees. Several inches of ash below a thin top soil prevent the roots of many larger species of trees from taking hold. Note that even though lava has not been seen for several years, the Volcano is very much active (you can sometimes still hear it rumbling and see small clouds of vapor rise from its cone) and on a guided tour you will learn all about the Volcano’s fascinating history. The hike is along easy flat terrain, the sparse vegetation can allow better glimpses of wildlife like colorful lizards and wild turkeys. As you approach the lava fields, be prepared to hike up one flight of steep stairs (less than 5 minutes).  On clear days, what awaits is a spectacular view of the Volcano on one side and Arenal Lake on the other side. You will have the chance to experience walking on the uneven and rocky lava fields (good walking shoes recommended!), literally the cooled lava from past eruptions. Your guide will describe the eruptions of the past and point out interesting geological formations.

  • Transportation from La Fortuna with A/C & Wifi on vans.
  • Ticket Entrance. 
  • Experienced bilingual guide.
  • Equipment.
  • Snack & Beverage.
  • Ages: 8+ years old.
  • Tour time: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Wear comfortable and light clothes, better if they are breathable.
  • Bring a jacket or raincoat, just in case a friendly rain comes by.
  • Wear hiking or tennis shoes, preferably something comfortable and enclosed.
  • Sunscreen is always recommended. Insect repellent will be a good idea to have.
  • Camera, Sunglasses & Binoculars.

Pricing:

Adults: $65 per person.

Child: $39 per person (8 to 11 years old).

Location: Puerto Viejo.

Description: An adventurous hike in the middle of the rainforest of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge. The beauty of this refuge is its incredible primary forests, lagoons, coral reefs and white sand beaches. It is located in the most isolated and exotic place on the entire Southern Caribbean Coast. Apart from the great variety of vegetation, you will also observe animals like monkeys, toucans, sloths, snakes, caimans and an enormous variety of birds. The beauty of this refuge is its incredible forests, lagoons, coral reefs and white sand beaches. It is located in the most isolated and exotic place on the entire South Caribbean coast. This refuge protects 4,500 hectares (over 11,000 acres) of sea, 15 kilometers of coast and 5,000 hectares (over 12,000 acres) of plants and hills with maximum height of 115 meters. At the end of this beautiful adventure we will enjoy some tropical fruits and refreshments, and you can take a walk or just relax on the beach and take a dip in the cool waters while you wait for the microbus to take you back to Puerto Viejo.

  • Transportation from Puerto Viejo with A/C & Wifi on vans.
  • Ticket Entrance. 
  • Experienced bilingual guide.
  • Snack.
  • Ages: 13+ years old.
  • Tour time: 8:00 am
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Wear comfortable and light clothes, better if they are breathable.
  • Bring a jacket or raincoat, just in case a friendly rain comes by.
  • Wear hiking or tennis shoes, preferably something comfortable and enclosed.
  • Sunscreen is always recommended. Insect repellent will be a good idea to have.
  • Camera, Sunglasses & Binoculars.

Pricing:

Adults: $69 per person.

Lunch: $30 per person.

Location: Manuel Antonio.

Description: Birding connects you with nature and gets you outside in the fresh air. It is great for your physical, mental and emotional health. The phrase ‘the early bird catches the worm’ can easily translate to ‘the early birder catches the bird.’ Depending on where you are, the advantage of going birding early in the morning is that no one else is around to disturb the birds. If you are out at sunrise or just before sunset, you will be astonished at the number and variety of Costa Rican birds you can see. Take advantage of this tour to watch their natural behaviour in perfect harmony with their melodies while enjoying sunrise.

  • Transportation from Manuel Antonio with A/C & Wifi on vans.
  • Ticket Entrance. 
  • Experienced bilingual guide.
  • Equipment.
  • Beverage.
  • Ages: 13+ years old.
  • Tour time: 5:00 am
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Wear comfortable and light clothes, better if they are breathable.
  • Bring a jacket or raincoat, just in case a friendly rain comes by.
  • Wear hiking or tennis shoes, preferably something comfortable and enclosed.
  • Sunscreen is always recommended. Insect repellent will be a good idea to have.
  • Camera, Sunglasses & Binoculars.
  • Good attitude.

Pricing:

Adults: $130 per person.

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Arenal Volcano
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  • Entrance
  • Guide
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  • Snack & Beverage

Gandoca Manzanillo Rainforest Hike

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$ 69
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  • Entrance
  • Guide
  • Snack

Manuel Antonio Birdwatching

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$ 130
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person
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  • Entrance
  • Guide
  • Equipment
  • Beverage

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