Things to do

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    Address:
    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica .

    $95 p/p       

    Chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the 12 most beautiful parks in the world, Manuel Antonio National Park is home to 109 species of mammals, including three species of monkeys, three and two toed sloths, and more than 180 bird species. This Park definitely holds one of the most impressive landscapes in Costa Rica and the world, with a perfect blend of white-sand beaches, crystalline waters, and colorful reefs in the midst of soaring mountains and tropical rainforest that spills onto beaches. A place not to miss!

    • Tour Duration: Full day
    • Departure time: 7:30a.m.
    • Includes: Park entrance, bilingual guide, roundtrip transportation (air conditioned), lunch, bottled water, fruits and insurance.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, beach towel, hat, sun glasses, comfortable walking shoes or sandals, sun block and insect repellent.
    • Destination: Manuel Antonio/Quepos, aproximately 1 hour from the hotel.
  • Carara National Park

    Address:
    Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $75 p/p       

    Carara Biological Reserve is a transitional forest between tropical dry forest and rainforest that stretches down to the southern Pacific. It is also one of the few remaining breeding grounds for the majestic scarlet macaw, which can be easily spotted here. This beautiful park is a pre-colonial archeological site that offers rivers, lakes, waterfalls, monkeys, aracari toucans, raccoons, coatis, and a wide variety of bird species.

    • Tour Duration: Half day
    • Departure time: 7:00a.m.
    • Includes: Ticket to the park, round trip transportation, bilingual guide, bottled water, fruit and insurance.
    • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, sunblock, insect repellent, hat, camera and binoculars.
    • Destination: Approximately 20 minutes from Jacó.

     

  • Canopy

    Address:
    Hotel Pumilio, Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica .

    $65 p/p       

    The first canopy zipline was invented in the heart of Costa Rica in 1979, and there's a good reason for that. This incredibly popular activity is not just an extremeadventure, it is a way to immerse in the forest while enjoying the most spectacular viewsof the forest and ocean. During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to fly with scarlet macaws, toucans, and different bird species, as well as standing in the tree tops with the white-faced monkeys.

    As if this wasn't enough fun for a day, this particular canopy tour also offers horseback rides, butterfly gardens, and waterfalls - all available on the same site. Just ask us about it! 

    • Tour Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
    • Includes: access to 12 cables and 14 platforms, a tractor ride, bilingual guides, safety equipment, insurance, fruit, water and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.
    • What to bring: Lightweight comfortable clothing, sunblock, closed shoes or secure sandals. We do not recommend taking cameras on the tour, as there will be a professional photographer there.
    • Destination: 5 minutes from the hotel.
  • Isla Tortuga [Turtle Island]

    Address:
    Isla Tortuga, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $135 p/p       

    Travel aboard a new and fully equipped boat onto a magical and beautiful island. On your way there, enjoy the scenery from the boat's covered observation deck, sip on delicious tropical drinks and fresh seasonal fruit while you get the opportunity to spot humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine animals.

    On the island, you'll have a variety of activities to choose from, from banana boating, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle surfing, to kayaking, and much more. If you prefer, you can just relax on the beach and enjoy the banquet of tasty food that the staff will prepare for you. Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, Tortuga Island is a favorite for snorkeling, spotting stingrays, dolphins, and a wide variety of crustaceans thanks to its peaceful waters.

    • Tour Duration: Full day
    • Departure time: 6:30a.m.
    • Includes: Roundtrip transportation (air-conditioned), boat ride with fantastic food, fruits and sandwiches, happy juice (a mix of fruit juice & rum), refreshments, water, snorkeling equipment and banana boat rides.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, sandals, beach towel, sunblock, insect repellent, and camera.
    • Destination: The island is about 1.5 hours by boat from Herradura Bay.
  • Crocodile Adventure

    Address:
    Tárcoles River, Costa Rica .

    $55 p/p 

    Take an trip along the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica through the Tárcoles River, aboard a safe and trustworthy boat. The Río Grande of Tárcoles is one of four rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean's Gulf of Nicoya and maybe the only one that offers visitors the opportunity to observe many American Crocodiles of up to four meters (13 feet) long, from very close. During this tour, you'll also get a chance to see a wide variety of bird species and other animals like sloths, basilisk lizards, monkeys and more.

    The tour is specifically designed for families and large groups. A bilingual guide will take you down the river and give you educational information about the different species you'll encounter during the tour. And you better get your cameras ready, because you'll have the opportunity to take close-up photos and have a bit of personal interaction with the tour's main attraction: crocodiles.

    • Tour Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: 8:00, 10:00 a.m.,12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
    • Includes: Round trip transportation, bilingual guide, snacks,      bottled water and insurance.
    • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunblock and insect repellent.
    • Destination: approximately 5 minutes from the hotel.

     

  • Poas Volcano National Park & Doka Coffee Plantation

    Address:
    Poás Volcano, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica .

    $145 p/p 

    Poás Volcano is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica because of its two impressive craters and beautiful blue lagoon. Offering an extensive trail system with beautiful views to the Central Valley and the San José metropolitan area, this park is one to remember. During this tour, we'll also visit the Doka coffee plantation, where you will enjoy an exiting tour and will be able to taste and buy local fresh coffee.

    • Tour Duration: Full day
    • Departure time: 7:15a.m.
    • Includes: Park entrance, roundtrip transportation (air-conditioned), bilingual guide, lunch and insurance.
    • What to bring: Sneakers, comfortable clothing, sweater or jacket (cool weather), hat, sunblock, camera, and insect repellent.
    • Destination: Central Volcano Mountain Range.
  • Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs Waters

    Address:
    Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica .

    $165 p/p

    Take a day trip to one of the six active volcanoes in Costa Rica and indulge in a super relaxing, yet exotic experience of swimming on the natural hot springs surrounding Arenal. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the cloud forest, waterfalls, rolling pastures, and typical Costa Rican villages that surround the area. During the day, you'll also get a chance to wonder around the town of La Fortuna, which is located at the base of the volcano and is filled with beautiful restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops.

    • Tour Duration: Full day
    • Departure time: 7:15 a.m.
    • Includes: Tour around La Fortuna downtown, astonishing views of the volcano and its lake, access to the hot springs, bilingual guide, roundtrip transportation (air-conditioned), breakfast, lunch and insurance.
    • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, beach towel, hat, sunblock and of course, your camera.
    • Destination: North of Jacó, 3.5 hours by car.

     

  • Surf Lessons

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $65 p/p       

    The Jacó Area is one of the Top surfing destination in the world. Waves are consistent and the water is warm, it's a paradise for surfers. In Playa Hermosa waves are more challenging, ideal for advanced and expert surfers, while Playa Jacó is great for beginners and intermediate surfers. Depending on your experience level, our guides will choose were to take you. Be a surfer for a day with our very experienced instructors, who are experts on the sport and the ocean's conditions. 

    *If the waves get to high or the tide is too low, the class might end. 

    • Tour Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: Flexible throughout the day, depends on the tide.
    • Includes: Roundtrip transportation, Surfboard and bilingual instructor.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, sunblock, beach towel, a change of dry clothes and bottled water.
    • Destination: Playa Jaco (beginner and intermediate surfers) / Playa Hermosa (advanced surfers).
  • Stand Up Paddle [SUP]

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $65 p/p      

    Explore the deep oceans of Costa Rica and let your adrenaline flow while exercising your mind and body. Stand-up paddle is the perfect combination between kayaking and surfing, it is a fun but relaxing sport. Join our highly experienced guides who will take you to a remote destinations, where you'll get a chance to navigate through marvelous secret islands and tranquil waters.

    Stand-up paddle surfing is appropriate for every ability level. Experience is not necessary to venture out and enjoy this invigorating exercise, while you admire the beauty that surround the area. After a quick introduction and assisted practice, you'll be able to venture solo into the ocean.

    • Tour Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: Flexible throughout the day, depending on the tide.
    • Includes: Round trip transportation, Paddle Board Equipment, bilingual instructor, fruit and water.
    • What to bring: bathing suit, sunblock, beach towel and a chance of dry clothes.
    • Destination: Playa Herradura or Agujas (for beginner and intermediate surfers) / Playa Hermosa (for advanced surfers).
  • Aerial Tram/Canopy

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $75 p/p

    The aerial tram offers a unique way to travel through the treetops and connect with nature. Discover the hidden secrets and hanging gardens of the transitional tropical rainforest from a totally different perspective. Observe a 40-foot waterfall, towering jungle trees, dozens of bird species and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Top of your rainforest adventure by trying the canopy on site, it's an unforgettable experience. 

    • Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Departure time: 7:30 a.m. or 12:00m.d.
    • Includes: round trip transportation, tickets, aerial tram ride, naturalist guide, serpentarium, medicinal plants garden, heliconia gallery and multimedia presentation.
    • What to bring: Walking shoes, camera, and insect repellent.
    • Destination: 5 minutes from the hotel.

    *Ask about full-day packages and special tours for children.

  • ATV Tour

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $65 p/p        $85 p/p        $85 p/p

    Rise you adrenaline on an exciting outdoor adventure throughout the jungle with an all-terrain vehicle [ATV]. Speed along forest trails, beaches and mountains. Enjoy the spectacular views of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica and their scenic surroundings while experiencing the forest from the inside.

    • Tour Duration: 2, 3 or 4 hours
    • Departure time: Morning, afternoon or sunset.
    • Includes: ATV vehicle, bilingual tour guide, round trip transportation to the hotel, insurance, bottled water and snacks (included only in the 4-hour excursion).
    • What to bring: Long pants or shorts, closed shoes, insect repellent, sunblock, sunglasses and camera. 
    • Destination: Jaco Beach and the surrounding beaches and mountains.
  • Horseback Riding

    Address:
    Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica .

    $70 p/p 

    Ride through the rainforest in a beautiful and friendly horse. Pass by lush foliage and enjoy spectacular views of pristine beach. You may spot monkeys, coatis, sloths, toucans, macaws and other bird species during this tour. For your safety and comfort, all horses are in excellent health, and the riding equipment is high quality. 

    • Tour Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: Morning or afternoon.
    • Includes: Round trip transportation, healthy horse, riding equipment, bilingual guide and insurance.
    • What to bring: Sneakers or boots, long pants, and insect repellent.
    • Destination: Herradura Mountains.

     

  • Kayak

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $85 p/p       

    Kayaking is a great way to explore Costa Rica's diverse destinations, many of which cannot be accessed by car or boat. This is one of the most popular activities to do in Costa Rica and there's a good reason for it. Travel through mangroves, pristine waters and sandy coastlines, enjoy the sun, and get your workout done, all at once.

    Some kayaking tours include snorkeling and fishing excursions, let us know if you'd like to book this alternative.

    • Tour Duration: 2 1/2 hours
    • Departure time: Morning or afternoon.
    • Includes: Kayak, bilingual guide, roundtrip transportation, bottled water and insurance.
    • What to bring: Swimsuit (long sleeves recommended), hat, sunglasses, beach towel, sunblock and a change of dry clothes to change after the tour.
    • Destination: 25 minutes from the hotel.
  • Yoga

    Address:
    Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica .

    $55 p/p   

    There are several yoga studios in Jacó, each one offers different types of classes and very unique environments for practice. There's a studio conveniently located in the center of Jaco, a class in the jungle, instructions on a cliff, and also ocean front yoga classes - it is up to you to choose which one you prefer! We can also arrange for a yoga class in the hotel if you'd like, just let us know. 

    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Departure time: Flexible, throughout the day.
    • Includes: Yoga mat, bilingual yoga instructor.
    • What to bring: Sportswear, a towel and water.
    • Destination: Depends on the class you choose. 
  • Sunset Cruise

    Address:
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $89 p/p   

    Cruise along the central Pacific coast, between Playa Herradura and Punta Leona and savor the beautiful coastal views and jewel-toned sunsets with a delicious glass of wine, fruit and other goodies. Spend some time with your loved ones as the sun sets over the horizon, and keep your eyes open! You might see whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.. A very romantic and relaxing tour to top of your Costa Rican experience! 

    • Tour Duration: Half Day
    • Departure time: 2:00 p.m.
    • Includes: Roundtrip transportation (air-conditioned), coastal cruise trip along spectacular settings, fresh fruit, wine, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, sandals, sunglasses, hat, sunblock, insect repellent, beach towel and camera.
    • Destination: Playa Herradura.
  • Jet Ski

    Address:
    Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, Costa Rica .

    $160 p/p       

    Rent a Jet Ski and take a unique tour up the coast and through Herradura Bay. Motor by islands, observe marine life, and learn about the area's history. Along the way, schedule in a stop to snorkel, swim and dive around many species of beautiful fish, let us know if you want to go with a guide. With so much to see and do on the beautiful Pacific coast, the choice is yours!

    • Tour Duration: 1 or 2 hours
    • Departure time: Depends on the day
    • Includes: Roundtrip transportation to Herradura Bay, high performance Jet Ski, snorkeling gear, and a bilingual guide.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, beach towel, and sunblock.
    • Destination: Playa Herradura, 5 minutes from Jacó.

     

  • Rappel

    Address:
    Puntarenas Province, Quebrada Amarilla, Costa Rica .

    $99 p/p       

    Spend your day in an exhilarating adventure at El Encanto Waterfall, an amazing and impressive cascade. During this exciting tour, experts will guide you along mountain trails, on the way to the 180 meter (590 foot) waterfall. If you love being outdoors, this tour is perfect for you. Be in contact with nature, explore and enjoy a refreshing and adrenaline-fueled Costa Rican adventure.

    • Tour Duration: 4 hours
    • Departure time: 7:00, 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
    • Includes: Roundtrip transportation, access to rappelling site, high quality equipment, certified guide.
    • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, closed shoes, a change of clean clothes.
    • Destination: Jacó
  • Paragliding

    Address:
    Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica .

    $120 p/p      

    Located in Caldera, our paragliding site promises extraordinary panoramic views that encompass the Gulf of Nicoya and its scenic islands, as well as Puntarenas and the Nicoya Peninsula, el Silencio de la Mesas, Mata de Limón, Puerto Caldera, Carara, Turrubares, Montes de Oro, and the hills of San Miguel, Peñas Blancas and Monteverde.

    Strategically located, this site's geographic and atmospheric conditions create a microclimate, cooler and less rainy than the rest of the area. Ideal for the particular type of free-flight paragliding and hang gliding.

    • Tour Duration: 20 minutes
    • Departure time: Starting at 10:00 a.m., subject to climate changes
    • Includes: Equipment, guide and insurance.
    • What to bring: Comfortable clothes, sun block, secure closed shoes (preferably with good traction).
    • Destination: Caldera.
  • Whale Watching

    Address:
    Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica .

    $80 p/p       

    Bahía Ballena, the "Bay of Whales," is privileged to have two whale seasons a year: January to March and July to October. This is the longest humpback whale nesting season in the world! Enjoy a tour to Ballena Marine National Park for a big chance to spot whales, dolphins, birds, turtles, and other marine species. As if this wasn't enough beauty and excitement for a day, your guide will also show you the wonders of the region, the park's main attractions, and other delightful sights. 

    • Tour Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
    • Departure time: 8:00 a.m.
    • Includes: Tickets to the boat, access to the park, private guide, snorkeling equipment, life jackets, water and fruit.
    • What to bring: Bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, a change of cloths and binoculars.
    • Destination: Uvita
  • Rio Celeste

    Address:
    Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica .

    $ pp

    Set out for a day of spectacular natural scenery and outdoor adventure in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Experience the breathtaking waterfall that tumbles into a luminous turquoise lake, and hike along the banks of Rio Celeste to see where the waters make a dramatic shift in color due to the chemicals in the soil. Hike along hanging bridges and rainforest trails, walk through beautiful landscapes in the rainforest, and listen to the chirps and calls of exotic birds while learning about the region's native flora and fauna from your bilingual guide.

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