Daily Guided Tours
Monday & Wednesday
Jaguar Rescue Center & Punta Uva Beach
$55 per person. (Single travelers please inquire)
This trip combines two activities: a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center and a visit to Punta Uva’s sightseeing point. The Jaguar Rescue Center rehabilitates mistreated, injured and/or confiscated animals, which are then reintroduced to their natural habitat in protected areas. Visitors have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, etc.
Tuesday & Friday
Cahuita National Park Hike Waterfall
$49 per person. (Single travelers please inquire)
We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Cahuita National Park. The tour will start at the Kelly Creek ranger station, this is the entrance closest to Cahuita town. From here our professional naturalist tour guide will use his sharp senses to spot animals. You will meet some new friends along the road such as white-faced monkeys, sloths, snakes, raccoons and numerous other different types of species that you will be able to observe and learn about.
Chocolate Forest Experience & Coconut Beach Trail
$49 per person. (Single travelers please inquire)
Start the tour at 9:30 am by taking the transport with your guide to the Caribbeans Coffee shop and organic Chocolate Factory for the Chocolate Forest Experience tour. Our guide will teach you everything you need to know about cacao, chocolate history, tropical wildlife and of course chocolate making.
Saturday’s Caribe Fun Full Day tour!
$79 per person. (Single travelers please inquire)
We will pick you at your Hotel In Puerto Viejo area between 8:00 / 8:30 AM, then our guide will take you to the Local Farmers Market where you will have the chance to see, try and buy all the fresh and local products made it by the Local Farmers, you can get a steamy cup of coffee or fresh fruit to start the day the best way possible, after this we’ll head to The Jaguar Rescue Center is an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and reinsertion to nature of all kind of wild animals that have been injured or are in harm, a truly laudable endeavor!
Whitewater Rafting and River Trips
With Exploradores Outdoors
PACUARE RIVER 1 DAY EXPEDITION - RATE: $99.00 USD
This is the Premier River of Costa Rica
- Difficulty: Class III-IV
- Distance: 30 kms/18 miles
- Number of rapids: 38
- Approximate river time: 4 hours
PACUARE RIVER 2-DAY EXPEDITION - RATE: $239.00 USD
- Difficulty: Class III - IV
- Distance: 36 Km /22 miles
- Number of rapids: 49
- Approximate river time: 7 Hours
More tour options are available on the Exploradores Outdoors website.
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Caribbean Jungle, Nature & Wildlife
For the Adventurer
Tortuguero Canal & Limon Bonita Beach
$99 pp. Includes transport, snack & boat ride
See the world-famous Tortuguero Canals on a safari through the mangroves looking for wildlife like birds, mammals like sloths and monkeys, reptiles like the emerald basilisk lizard and with a bit of luck even a crocodile or a caiman. And visit a banana plantation to learn everything about this delicious tropical fruit.
Caribbean Canopy & Zipline
$59 per person (includes transportation)
Imagine what it might of been like for Tarzan swinging through the jungle. This experience will probably be as close as you can ever get.
This Caribbean Canopy Adventure has 9 aerial treetop platforms and 14 on land with a total of 2560 meters (over 1 mile) of cable. Yes, they even have a Tarzan Swing for the brave.
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La Ceiba Reserve - Day Tour
$55 per person ($10 for children)
During this 2 1/2 hour hike you can explore the reserve's primary rain forest and the variety of mammals which live there. In La Ceiba reserve you can find 90% of Costa Rica's biodiversity and there is a great chance to see animals such as toucans, parrots, golden orioles, hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths and different kinds of colorful frogs.
The Jaguar Rescue Center releases the majority of their rescued animals in this private reserve.
The property also offers the chance to swim in a refreshing, natural lagoon and the tour ends with a healthy and delicious entirely organic breakfast.
La Ceiba Reserve - Night Tour
$60 per person ($10 for children)
After a wonderful dining experience, you will go on a two and a half hour hike through the primary rain forest on La Ceiba private reserve. On the hike, you use special observation techniques in order to see the nocturnal animals. There is the possibility of seeing many different types of amphibians, reptiles, night birds and mammals. This adventure will open our eyes to the beauty that is hidden in the dark.
La Ceiba Reserve is the location of the jaguar rescue center's re-introduction program. It has well-maintained trails and educated guides.
Cahuita Boat, Snorkel and Hiking Trip
$55 p/p (includes transport, entrance, snacks & water)
Cahuita National Park features the largest coral reefs in Southern Central America as well as great hiking trails with lots of wildlife. This trip combines a boat ride, snorkeling and hiking. First is a ride in a boat to Punta Cahuita. Once at the point, you can put on snorkel gear to explore first hand the “under water tropical forest”. You will then land for a guided rainforest hike, with comprehensive information on this particular area. Monkeys, sloth, several reptiles, frogs and beautiful insects are common sights. Round trip transportation to Cahuita with pickup/dropoff at your hotel in Puerto Viejo is included.
River and Sea Kayaking with Rainforest Hike
$55 p/p (includes transport, entrance, snacks & water)
We will drive to the most beautiful location in the area, Punta Uva. This trip consists of three sections. After a safety briefing we will first embark in a magical sea kayaking journey paralleling a coast full of cliffs, caves, and the most amazing rainforest. Then we will paddle our way up river though gorgeous rainforest where you can expect to spot monkeys, sloths, colorful birds, river turtles, bats and iguanas. Your professional guide will deliver a lot of interesting insights on this wonderful eco system. Back at the beach we will take a nice break to relax, swim and enjoy some nicely presented fresh fruit and snacks before hiking to the great over view at Punta Uva.
Nighttime Turtle Watching
$99 per person (2 person minimum)
Take the opportunity to travel through time and go back to the beginning of evolution, represented by the nesting of these live fossils. The leatherback turtle is the biggest turtle in the world; it can be as large as 2 meters long and 650 kg of weight. We will have an unforgettable night walk along the Gandoca Beach; I will show you a different perspective of this spectacular experience. You will observe these mothers in the important work of laying eggs and at the same time you will learn important things about the natural history of these special animals in danger of extinction. Help us with the protection of sea turtles! Pickup and dropoff at your hotel is now included in our price. Nesting Season is from March to June, with the peak in April and May. the babies come out two months later.
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Learning & Indigenous Community Activities
For the Inquisitive
Uatsi Waterfall and Indigenous Reservation
$65 p/p (2 pers. min., includes transport, snack & drink)
This combo tour includes transportation to/from your hotel as well as visits to the waterfall, to the Sixoala River (the border between Costa Rica and Panama), an indigenous reservation and an indigenous chocolate “factory” where the whole process from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of this unique organic handmade chocolate is explained.
CariBeans Chocolate Forest Experience
$28 per person (does not include transport)
After meeting at the CariBeans Chocolate Tasting Lounge, you start with a hike through the cacao forest, seeing the cacao tree restoration project & learning the history of cacao and chocolate. You will see wildlife along the way including dart frogs, sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots, etc.
CariBeans shows their guests how they harvest, ferment & dry the cacao to add value to the raw pod. They contrast themselves with the industrial side of the chocolate world by demonstrating their generous trade philosophy & community improvement vision.
The tour leads you to a stunning ocean view rancho where you will do a chocolate tasting. You will first get served the traditional Aztec chocolate drink, then finish the tasting with a buffet where you mix fresh herbs and spices with chocolate to combine an endless array of flavors. Last but not least you will hike down to the Chocolate Creation Lab to demonstrate a hands-on experience of the bean to bar process.
Cooking Class and Afro-Caribbean Culture
$55 per person (2 person minimum)
Accompanied by Veronica, you will discover the secrets of Caribbean cuisine, using only natural ingredients. Dishes that often include coconut, plantains, rice, beans, fresh herbs and spices as well as chicken in traditional sauce. Enjoy cooking with Caribbean flavors!. At the end of the class you will sit together with the family and taste your culinary creations.
Caribbean Local Activities
Things to do Close By
Banana Azul Relaxing Sea-side Massage
$59 p/p Duration 1 Hour - $79 p/p Duration 1:30 Hours.
This massage is for a complete relaxation from head to toe. This treatment dedicated to your body to revitalize your mind and your soul immersed in scents and sounds of the Caribbean Sea. An experience that you cannot miss on your holidays.
Banana Azul Deep Tissue Massage
$79 p/p Duration 1 Hour - $99 p/p Duration 1:30 Hours.
Complete Relaxation from Head to Toe, this treatment dedicated to your body to revitalize your mind and your soul. With the different types of massage you have available at Hotel Banana Azul you will be able to forget about any worries you have and just focus on... you.
Pure Jungle Spa: Massages, Facials and more
Various massages & treatments available
The Pure Jungle Spa has been featured in travel articles, including articles in USA Today. It can feature as a highlight of your vacation too! Services offered include the Rainforest Immersion Massage, the Jungle Chocolate Facial, the Moka Rico 100% Pure Body Treatment, and the Exotic Foot Ritual.
$50 p/p (includes transport with groups of 2 or more)
Learn to surf in Paradise! Puerto Viejo is a great place to learn to surf as there is a big variety of beaches with different conditions suitable for any level of surfer. In a 2 hour lesson, you’ll be standing on your board — guaranteed! Group, semi-private and private lesson options are available.
From $50 per person.
Have you ever dreamed of horseback rides on a practically deserted tropical beach?
A very popular combo is our Ride & Relax package, where you will be treated with a relaxing massage after exploring the pristine beaches of the South Caribbean on horseback.
Group price $400 for half-day or $600 for 1-day
Our experienced captain will take you on an unforgettable day on the Caribbean Sea with the chance to land some amazing catches! We have half and full day trips for fish such as Tarpon, King Mackerel or Red Snapper.
With Exploradores Outdoors
TORTUGUERO 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
From $154 USD
Includes transportation to/from San Jose, Arenal, or Puerto Viejo, accommodations and also breakfast.
TORTUGUERO 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
RATE: $399.00 USD
IIncludes transportation to & from San Jose, Arenal, or Puerto Viejo, accommodations, 8 meals, and also all activities.
TORTUGUERO + PACUARE RAFTING 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
From $299 USD
Includes transportation to/from San Jose, Arenal, or Puerto Viejo, accommodations and breakfast.
The above options can be combined with our Río Pacuare Rafting trips.
Arenal & Monteverde Area Activities
Explore a Majestic Volcano
Arenal COMBO Tour: Arenal Volcano Hike + The Springs Spa & Resort + Dinner
$164 p/p (includes transport, guide, beverages & dinner)
This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fortuna! The Arenal Volcano Rainforest & Natural History tour takes you through a lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica's most-famous, iconic volcano.
Our experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the El Silencio nature reserve that skirts the Arenal Volcano National Park.
Horseback Ride to La Fortuna Waterfall & Indigenous Village
$73 p/p (includes transport, guide, gear, & entrance)
Horseback riding in Costa Rica is a favorite activity among travelers. On this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and Replica Indigenous Village, you will see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and dormant Cerro Chato Volcano off in the distance with gorgeous green countryside all around. The horses are sturdy and friendly bred for tourism and are well adapted to the wet, jungle environment of Costa Rica.
Arenal Hanging Bridges
$65 p/p (includes Transportation; guide; all admission fees)
The Arenal hanging bridges tour with Sky Adventures is the most innovative way to hike through the rainforest as it takes you as close as you can get to the tree canopy and it’s inhabitants!. You will learn about the nature and culture of Costa Rica as your naturalist guide points out different species of plants, birds and other wildlife that is abundant there.
Manuel Antonio Activities
Explore Our National Park
Hike to the Manuel Antonio National Park
$59 p/p (includes transport, guide, entrance & snacks)
See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ½ hour nature walk or hike. If you are lucky, you might spot one of the only 1,000 remaining endangered Mono Titi or squirrel monkey, who lives in only one location in the world, in our Manuel Antonio National Park biological corridor.
Trimaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
$85 per person (Includes transport, guide, meal & gear)
The captain directs the vessel for the surrounding coast, providing clients with information about the route or aquatic life and answering any questions. Also, during the whole journey, guides will offer natural drinks, soda, water and beer. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to see dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles and migrating whales. From the boat, major islands in the area may be viewed including Olocuita and Isla Verde, which was once used by the native Quepoa Indians as a cemetery, many years ago.
After enjoying the different islands we continue sailing to the coast of a beautiful beach called Bizans, where the passengers will be able to snorkel. On average, you may encounter 45 different species of fish – a majestic image of aquatic nature. Upon completion of this activity our guests enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, according to the time schedule of the tour.
After enjoying the beauty of sea, sun, sand, and the fresh ocean air, visitors return to the dock where we hope each one will disembark with great memories of this experience in paradise... an experience to be treasured forever.
Health & Wellness
Massage & Spa Services
Interested in massage or spa services? Tranquilo Massage is Puerto Viejo's best option, known for its excellent therapists and high-quality products.
Book your massage or spa service with our tour company, Costa Rica Fun Tours, below or visit our Azul Beach Club page for a beachside massage.