Our guides are genuinely local and experienced tour experts. They possess a deep and authentic passion for nature and wildlife, hold a profound respect for Costa Rican culture, are meticulously prepared, and are licensed by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

We take great pride in introducing you to the abundant wildlife, nature conservation and enriched culture on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

‘We Think Global, but We Act Local’

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Jungle and Farm Tour – Bananito [near Cahuita]

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, located in the Province of Limon near Cahuita and Puerto Limón. Immerse yourself in the thriving wildlife and unspoiled nature, with the Bananito River gracefully winding along our borders and a hidden waterfall deep within the forest’s heart.

When you embark on our guided tour, you’ll be warmly welcomed into our nature-integrated ranchos, where you’ll receive an introduction to the premises. These lands hold historical …

significance, likely inhabited by indigenous people for centuries and yielding captivating archaeological discoveries.

Embark on a trail that leads deep into the forest, where the ancient canopy envelops you, revealing an array of tropical plant and animal species. Discover a hidden waterfall, allowing the serenity of nature to wash over you. After this enchanting excursion, return to the Rancho to savor a wood stove lunch and relish tropical fruit juices. You can explore the idyllic surroundings, take a refreshing swim in the river, or unwind in a hammock amidst the mesmerizing ambiance.

Following a well-deserved rest, immerse yourself in the organic farming experience. Encounter numerous Cacao, Lemon, Avocado, and other tropical fruit trees. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the medicinal herbs that flourish throughout the farm.

Before bidding farewell, indulge in our delightful homemade chocolate and bring some with you to extend the memories of your visit. Welcome to Tourguide Costa Rica, where the wonders of nature await your discovery!

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $69 pp,  ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, lunch, fresh, natural water, organic chocolate

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Cahuita National Park| Full day Hike and Swim

Embark on an unforgettable and awe-inspiring full-day hiking adventure at Cahuita National Park with Tour Guide Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and enchantment of this incredible park as you encounter a plethora of fascinating and diverse wildlife.

Prepare to be astounded by the park’s remarkable flora, fauna, and ancient towering trees that exude an aura of wisdom and timelessness. The scenic trail will lead you from the park’s entrance to the breathtaking endpoint at Puerto Vargas, …

covering approximately 6 miles. This remarkable expedition offers an incredible opportunity to witness the park’s vast and diverse biodiversity, with monkeys, coatis, sloths, snakes, and other captivating wildlife crossing your path. While the elusive American crocodile might grace you with its presence, it is a rare sight.

Indulge in a moment of rejuvenation halfway through the hike and delight your taste buds with local fresh fruits, all while basking in a well-deserved break on the stunning beach. Don’t forget to take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in pure bliss.

As you embark on the final leg of your journey, traverse the elevated trail, where gentle blue morph butterflies flutter delicately by your side, guiding you through the serene and captivating allure of the swampy forest. The opposite end of the park will seamlessly welcome you back to the vibrant town of Cahuita, completing a genuinely extraordinary and mesmerizing adventure that will forever leave an indelible mark on your soul.

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $65 pp, ex vat [min. two adults]

Includes: an experienced, local licensed tour guide and fresh fruits

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Visit Bribri Sparkling and Volio Waterfalls | 2-in-1 Day

The meeting point is at 09:00 at the Puerto Viejo Bus station; continuing our journey, we reach the Volio Waterfall, a magnificent 15-meter-high cascade within the Bribri Indian Reservation—Trek through the jungle, covering roughly 1 mile and crossing shallow rivers, guided by experienced guides.

Encounter wildlife, flora, and fauna along the way. After a quick lunch break in Bribri, we proceed to the underrated Catarata Waterfalls, also known as the Bribri Sparkling Waterfalls …

Costa Rica is renowned for its lush rainforests and profusion of waterfalls, so you’ll encounter numerous captivating cascades to explore nationwide. This holds in the vicinity of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita, along the route to Bribri, where three notable waterfalls beckon your exploration: Volio Waterfall, BriBri Hidden Waterfalls, Catarata Ma-Cu also called the BriBri Sparkling Waterfalls. During this tour, we visited the two best of the Bribri waterfalls.

The Volio Waterfall, a magnificent 15-meter-high cascade, is nestled within the Bribri Indian Reservation, allowing you to meet abundant wildlife and immerse yourself in the splendor of the natural world. And underappreciated are the Catarata Waterfalls or the Bribri Sparkling Waterfalls.

Our return transportation brings us back to Puerto Viejo, concluding the day’s adventure.

Optional is a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center. The Jaguar Rescue Center Tour is a renowned wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center located near Puerto Viejo.

 

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $59 pp, ex vat [min. 4 adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits and, entrance waterfall fees, transport

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Bribri Indigenous and Coffee Tour | Catato Family

Experience the Bribri Coffee Tour, a remarkable exploration of Costa Rica’s finest coffee traditions and best chocolate tours, alongside the real-life endeavors of the Catato family, a thriving Indigenous community nestled in the heart of Talamanca.

The setting is a breathtaking one, adorned with picturesque waterfalls, meandering rivers, and lush rainforests. Not far from the charming town of Bribri, you’ll rendezvous with Catato and his family. They extend, …

a warm welcome, acquainting you with their cherished abode, reveal the art of employing the blowpipe and introduce you to several time-honored hunting techniques, while crafting intricate necklaces.

The journey continues through their verdant medicinal garden. The tour provides a captivating platform, from one of the charming ‘ranchos,’ a tantalizing aroma wafts, marking the roasting of Cacao. Here, women diligently crafts a chocolate elixir, employing ancestral methods.

Traverse a spectrum of botanical treasures and uncover the secrets of indigo employed for clothing in rich shades of blue. Finally, don enormous Kastane leaves as you venture into the wilderness, allowing you to blend seamlessly with the surroundings.

The Catato family culminates your adventure with a Bribri a lunch or savor a homemade wood-stove luncheon. Following this feast, you can leisurely unwind or procure a memento crafted by the Catato family.

En route to your return, a waterfall beckons, enticing you to partake in a rejuvenating dip, the perfect end to your remarkable excursion.

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $85 pp, ex vat [min. two adults]

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, Bribri lunch and transport

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Private Snorkeling Cahuita Park | Vargas Coral Reef

Access the captivating marine life at Cahuita National Park’s Vargas Coral Reef. Embark on our renowned ‘private’ snorkeling experience, conveniently located near Puerto Viejo. Immerse yourself in over 35 coral varieties and 100+ tropical fish species.

This reef holds the distinction of being the largest fringing reef within the Caribbean, specifically within Costa Rica. One of its noteworthy features is its extensive coverage, spanning more than 500 acres of coral reef. Take advantage …

the occasional turtles and sharks. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance of Puerto Vargas.

Enjoy two or three dives of approximately 40 minutes. Experience the untouched beauty of the reef on the east side. Somewhere halfway, we can rest, eat local fresh fruits & chocolate.

After snorkeling, delight in a beautiful hike at the Puerto Vargas site, exploring a swampy forest with giant trees covered in Epiphytes, with its ancient trees and diverse birdlife, makes it a worthwhile destination. The terrain is more solid in these forested lowlands with inadequate drainage than in the marshy Ravi swamps.

Here, you’ll encounter wooded swamps featuring buttressed Pteropus trees and a variety of palm species, all adorned with numerous lianas. This habitat is home to the Green Ibis, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, and Green-and-rufous Kingfisher.

The tour concludes around 1 p.m. at The Ranger Station of Puerto Vargas. Join Tour Guide Costa Rica for an unforgettable adventure.

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Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $65 pp, ex vat [min. two adults]

Includes: licensed tour and ‘private’ snorkeling guide and fresh fruits

Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve Hike Adventure

Hitoy Reserve | Unexplored Diamant in Nature

History Cerere Biological Reserve is a hidden gem in Costa Rica, waiting to be explored. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this unexplored reserve, home to large dragonflies, red butterflies, metallic-colored bees, and beetles. The challenging hiking conditions, with trails that could be better-maintained and demanding uphill sections, will test your adventurous spirit.

As you make your way to the reserve, you’ll be greeted by lush vegetation and trees adorned with the colonial nests of …

Montezuma and Oropendolas, showcasing the vibrant yellow tails of oriole family members. The majestic forest trees like javillos, espavels, aguacatillos, ojoches, and guayabones add to the vibrant canopy. The reserve also acts as a sanctuary for the critically endangered Harpy Eagle, making it a vital conservation area.

Begin your journey at the Ranger Station, where you can purchase snacks before embarking on the trails. Traverse two distinct life zones, the highly humid tropical forest, and the premontane rainforest, and witness the beauty of the transitional area between them. Along the way, take a refreshing dip at one of the waterfalls and enjoy some leisure time surrounded by nature.

Encounter abundant wildlife, diverse flora, and fauna throughout your journey. Conclude your excursion with a refreshing swim or a peaceful moment before returning to civilization. This 4-hour hike is perfect for fit hikers seeking an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica’s untouched wilderness.

 

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Duration: 6 hours

Price: $69 pp, ex vat [min. two adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, reserve entrance fees [transport optional]

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Cahuita National Park Hike | Snorkeling | Full Day Tour

Our excursion begins at 8:30 a.m., departing from the quaint port of Cahuita with Miss Edith’s restaurant serving as our meeting point. Cahuita snorkeling stands as a premier experience among Costa Rica’s snorkeling opportunities. Our tours are led by experienced guides dedicated to helping you discover the remarkable marine life of the Cahuita National Park’s Reef.

What distinguishes this reef is its extraordinary beauty, boasting more than 35 varieties of corals …

and over 100 species of tropical fish, including the occasional presence of turtles and even some sharks. It’s essential to emphasize that the reef within Cahuita National Park is protected and can only be visited by accredited tour guides with the required permits. This reef is renowned as the largest fringing reef in the Caribbean within Costa Rica. A particularly remarkable feature of this marine wonder is its extensive area exceeding 500 acres.

Following our snorkeling adventure, we take a moment to relax and enjoy the magnificent landscape. Here, you’ll be treated to a delightful snack and fresh fruits while absorbing the natural beauty of the surroundings. After this refreshing break, we continue exploring land within the confines of the Cahuita National Park.

The park is home to numerous wildlife species. Among the more commonly spotted mammals are armadillos, raccoons, sloths, howler monkeys, and capuchin monkeys. Reptiles and amphibians are abundant, with residents including blue jeans dart frogs, red-eyed leaf frogs, green iguanas, green vine snakes, and boa constrictors.

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $69 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, snorkeling gear and a snack

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Cahuita Night Tour | Suits for Families with Kids

The Cahuita night tour in Costa Rica offers a captivating journey through the tropical coastal rainforest near the village, providing a unique opportunity to explore the nocturnal world of a wide variety of animals. Taking place near Cahuita village on private property in the Rainforest, this tour becomes an adventure as the night descends and the surrounding area awakens in darkness.

This journey reveals a rich tapestry of wildlife, including owls, bats, night herons, and other creatures …

just beginning their nocturnal activities. We follow a trail that runs along the park’s border, offering opportunities to encounter animals like caimans with eye reflections when illuminated by our flashlights, snakes, frogs, and various other creatures active during the night.

In the heart of the forest, enormous trees conceal tarantulas and slumbering lizards, and with a stroke of luck, we may catch a glimpse of the elusive Kinkajou, a nocturnal monkey. The forest floor teems with a myriad of small critters, contributing to the enchantment of the experience.

This night tour caters to individuals of all levels, making it accessible to beginners and children. While the conditions are less extreme than those found in the deep rainforests, there is still an abundance to explore and discover.

At the culmination of an engaging 2.5-hour journey guided by a multilingual biologist with expert local knowledge, we return to civilization, left in awe of the remarkable discoveries made during our night exploration.

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Duration: 2,5 hours

Price: $45 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: an experienced, local, licensed tour guide, fresh fruits

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Ara Manzanillo | Gandoca Wildlife Refuge Hike

Immerse yourself in the pristine natural wonder of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. It’s renowned for its remarkable ecological diversity, embracing a tapestry of diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests and vibrant wetlands to tranquil mangroves and pristine coastlines.

In the heart of the refuge lies a veritable treasure trove of captivating flora and fauna, creating an idyllic haven for nature enthusiasts. The shelter is a sanctuary for a stunning array of plant and animal species, featuring a prominent …

presence of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Our meeting point is established at the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge entrance promptly at 09:00 AM. The journey to the wildlife refuge involves a scenic 3-mile hike spanning approximately 2.5 hours. This leisurely trek allows ample time to unwind at the serene Manzanillo Beach and relish the flavors of fresh fruits. Our exploration proceeds to the Ara Manzanillo Macaw project for an exclusive private tour, lasting approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

The Great Green Macaw is a majestic and endangered parrot species indigenous. This mission is achieved by reintroducing macaws to their historical habitat, contributing to scientific research, advocating for the preservation of tropical forests, and educating the public to ensure the enjoyment and benefit of both current and future generations.

Following the tour, we will arrange private transportation to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo, ensuring a seamless and comfortable conclusion to your adventure.

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Duration: 6 hours

Price: $65 pp, ex vat [min. two adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits and transport [excl. ARA fees]

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Cahuita National Park Hike | Half-a-Day

Set out on a memorable journey and acquaint yourself with the enchanting world of mammals during the Cahuita National Park Hike. This incredible national park boasts a multitude of captivating species, including charismatic howler monkeys, leisurely sloths, formidable iguanas, inquisitive spectacled caimans, magnificent toucans, elusive snakes, and many more.

What truly distinguishes this park is not only its decadent array of fauna but also its striking flora. Its beaches, adorned by lush jungle vegetation, …

provide a picturesque backdrop to your adventure. Towering ancient trees, from the sprawling swamp forest to the extensive coral reefs lining the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, create an atmosphere of timelessness and wonder.

Take, for instance, the Beach Almond tree, a vital species in the park that nourishes many animals, including howler monkeys, hooded monkeys, and sloths, while also serving as a source of sustenance for soil-dwelling creatures.

As you journey through the lush jungle, you will also encounter medicinal plants, like the bark of the “Naked Indian tree” (Indio Denude) and the Noni tree.

Don’t forget to take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in pure bliss. This hiking experience in Cahuita National Park promises to be both enriching and unforgettable!

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $35 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: experienced, licensed tour guide, and fresh fruits

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Real Lush Jungle Night Tour | Bananito

Embark on a captivating journey through the pristine Costa Rican rainforest during the Rainforest Night Tour in the Bananito jungle, near Puerto Limon and Cahuita.

Here, you will immerse yourself in the enchanting world of wildlife that thrives under the cover of night.

Strolling through the wilderness takes on an entirely new dimension as you venture into the darkness, where feelings of …

trepidation and exhilaration intertwine.

This is where the Kinkajou (night monkey) stealthily seeks small coconuts, Sloths cease their leisurely lingering, and Owls gracefully traverse the inky sky. The soundscape metamorphoses, intensifying as the chorus of Frogs, Toads, and other elusive Critters fills the night.

We can spot these nocturnal denizens and even capture their images by catching the gleam of their eye reflex. This experience presents a heightened intensity compared to the night tour in Cahuita – an adventure waiting for no one.

Our journey begins around 9 p.m. at the ‘Monterrey’ bar in Banaga, a quaint village three miles upstream from Bananito. We’ll cross the river to enter our jungle and farm, commencing our trek through the dense Costa Rican jungle atop the Bananito hills. This nocturnal expedition is not for the faint of heart or those with arachnophobia and a fear of bats.

This night tour presents an exceptional opportunity to observe these creatures up close, as they remain unaware of our presence in the darkness. Capture numerous images of slumbering Jesus Christ lizards and Tarantulas, and spectaced caimans, identified by the telltale glint in their eyes.

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $45 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults]

Includes: licensed tour guide, use of flash lights and fresh fruits

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Gandoca Wildlife Refuge | Visit ARA Manzanillo

Immerse yourself in the pristine natural wonder of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. It’s renowned for its remarkable ecological diversity, embracing a tapestry of diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests and vibrant wetlands to tranquil mangroves and pristine coastlines.

In the heart of the refuge lies a veritable treasure trove of captivating flora and fauna, creating an idyllic haven for nature enthusiasts. The shelter is a sanctuary for a stunning array of plant and animal species, featuring a prominent …

presence of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Our meeting point is established at the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge entrance promptly at 09:00 AM. The journey to the wildlife refuge involves a scenic 3-mile hike spanning approximately 2.5 hours. This leisurely trek allows ample time to unwind at the serene Manzanillo Beach and relish the flavors of fresh fruits. Our exploration proceeds to the Ara Manzanillo Macaw project for an exclusive private tour, lasting approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

The Great Green Macaw is a majestic and endangered parrot species indigenous. This mission is achieved by reintroducing macaws to their historical habitat, contributing to scientific research, advocating for the preservation of tropical forests, and educating the public to ensure the enjoyment and benefit of both current and future generations.

Following the tour, we will arrange private transportation to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo, ensuring a seamless and comfortable conclusion to your adventure.

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Duration: 6 hours

Price: $65 pp, ex vat [min. two adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits and transport [excl. ARA fees]

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Jaguar Rescue Center | Visit 2 Bribri Waterfalls

Our meeting point is at 09:00 AM, right at the Puerto Viejo Bus Station. The first stop on our journey is the Jaguar Rescue Center, which is a sanctuary for mistreated, injured, orphaned, and confiscated animals. Once rehabilitated, these creatures are reintroduced into their native environments within protected areas.

The center’s dedication extends to animals, including monkeys, sloths, snakes, wild cats, and numerous bird species. Many of these animals have suffered injuries from vehicles, …

electrical lines, and poaching or have been left orphaned as helpless babies.

The Jaguar Rescue Center offers guided tours that allow visitors to learn about the rehabilitation process, safely meet some of the animals, and gain insights into the wildlife conservation challenges faced in the region. \

Continuing our expedition, we go to the Volio Waterfall, a breathtaking 15-meter-high cascade within the Bribri Indian Reservation. To reach this natural marvel, we embark on a jungle trek covering approximately 1 mile, crossing shallow rivers, all under the expert guidance of experienced local guides.

Along the way, you’ll encounter a wealth of wildlife and immerse yourself in the region’s captivating flora and fauna. After a brief lunch interlude in Bribri, we explore the often-overlooked Catarata Waterfalls, also known as the Bribri Sparkling Waterfalls.

Our return transportation then takes us back to Puerto Viejo, marking the conclusion of a day filled with adventure and exploration.

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Duration: 6,5 hours

Price: $69 pp, ex vat [min. 4 adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits and, waterfall fees [excl. Jaguar Center fees]

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Snorkeling at Cahuita National Park | Half-a-Day

The Cahuita snorkeling tour is the best snorkeling in Costa Rica. Discover the astonishing marine life of the protected Reef of Cahuita National Park. The reef at Cahuita National Park is protected and can only be visited with the assistance of tour guides with a permit.

It is the largest fringing reef in the Caribbean in the country. The most popular is that it contains over 500 acres of Coral Reef. The reef is probably the most beautiful in Costa Rica, with over 35 types of corals and over 100 species of …

tropical fish, turtles, and even some sharks. The Snorkeling Cahuita guided tour is a great way to explore the coral reef of Cahuita around the top of Punta Cahuita National Park. We start at 8:30 a.m. from the small port of Cahuita. Miss Edith’s restaurant is our rendezvous point.

Snorkeling equipment will be provided before boarding the boat, which takes us to Punta Cahuita; this part of Cahuita National Park is 3.5 miles from the Cahuita entrance. From there, you can snorkel in different places and explore the surroundings, usually two sessions of about 40 minutes each. In the water, you will follow a guide, a Cahuita native and nature specialist/tour guide, explaining the coral reef system and showing you its lush wildlife. Many fish species are to be observed since this is a natural nursery.

You might even run into a Sea Turtle as they feed on the grass. If you are interested in turtles, visit the Turtle Rescue Foundation of Cahuita. After snorkeling, we stop at Punta Cahuita, where you can relax, unwind, and observe an incredible landscape while enjoying fresh fruits.

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $45 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: experienced, licensed tour guide, boat trip and fresh fruits

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Cahuita Fishing | with Local Fishermen

Cahuita Fishing Tours offers an authentic nautical experience in Costa Rica’s breathtaking coastal landscapes. Led by local fishermen, our tours allow us to learn traditional fishing techniques passed down through generations.

Within our angling repertoire, three distinctive methods reign supreme: Live Bait Fishing, Trolley Fishing, and Vertical Fishing, each weaving its unique tale on the open waters. Our highlight is using hand lines, giving you an exciting hands-on experience …

as you reel various fish species. From the pristine waters of Cahuita National Park, you can catch mackerel, kingfish, tarpon, barracuda, and even marlin. It’s an adventure that guarantees lasting memories.

Sustainability is important to us, and we offer the choice to keep your catch for a delicious meal or release it back into the sea. We prioritize responsible fishing practices to protect the marine ecosystem. Our tours take place on well-equipped boats, ensuring your safety and comfort. In addition to fishing, we also offer snorkeling adventures to explore the vibrant underwater world. We provide all the necessary gear for fishing.

Join Cahuita Fishing Tours to immerse yourself in a timeless seafaring saga. Experience the beauty of the sea, connect with nature, and learn about the cultural significance of fishing. Our local guides will share their knowledge and stories, making your journey more than a fishing trip.

Embark on a voyage of discovery with Cahuita Fishing Tours, where the sea and its treasures await your exploration.

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Duration: 5 hours

Price: $125 pp, ex vat [min. two adults]

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, fishing gear, fishing license fee, and fish your catch

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Horseback Riding | Farm and Bananito Hills

Experience a scenic tour of horseback riding in Costa Rica through the hills of Bananito while visiting the local farmers. The riding is near Puerto Limon and Cahuita. The place where many ‘Caballeros,’ from around the country, gathered and rode from there.

Riding horseback in Costa Rica through the mountain area near Bananito village is a great way to discover rural regions of the Caribbean slope. Our meeting point for this tour will be ‘Rancho Monterey’ in the small town of …

Banaga, 3 miles west of Bananito, near Puerto Limon and Cahuita, where many ‘Caballeros’ from around the country gathered and rode from there.

Begin at Rancho Monterey, where friendly guides and well-trained horses await. Traverse through stunning mountain areas, offering panoramic views of the Caribbean coastline, banana plantations, and La Amistad mountains.

Stop at a magnificent viewpoint, indulge in refreshing beverages, and admire the awe-inspiring scenery. Continue to Finca Miramar, a traditional farm specializing in organic cacao. Learn about chocolate production and sustainable practices on the farm.

Explore Finca Miramar, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Costa Rica. Interact with locals, learn about their traditions, and appreciate the region’s rich history. Conclude your journey with a dip in the Bananito River, feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.

Join us for this unforgettable horseback riding tour, where you’ll create lasting memories and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Costa Rica!

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Duration: 6 hours

Price: $125 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults]

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, and lunch

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Peurto Vargas Hike – Cahuita Park | Half-a-Day

Enjoy your hike trip starting point at Entrance Peurto Vargas of Cahuita National Park. The half-day tour from Puerto Vargas inherits a different flora and fauna than Cahuita. The swamp forest, ancient trees, and the quote of birds make it worthwhile.

On poorly drained land in forested lowlands, where the ground is firmer than in Ravi swamps, one finds wooded swamps with Pteropus trees and palms. Habitat of Green Ibis, Rufescent Tiger-Heron and …

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher. Most of the land on this evergreen swamp forest is underwater most of the year; decaying vegetation and poor drainage allow tannins to accumulate, producing the characteristic ‘Backwaters.

Luckily, they constructed a long elevated footpath over the forest floor, a unique way to experience this Neo-tropical rainforest. Meet many species, like monkeys, sloths, iguanas, lizards, yellow viper snakes,

If you want to escape the crowd and are more interested in old rainforests with giant trees and more of this type of flora and fauna, this side of the park is a great option. Besides, there is more infrastructure, making walking more accessible for travelers.

The first part of the track consists of a 2-mile long overspan that leads through the forest, giving a unique opportunity to observe the surroundings. The trail ends near the beach, with fewer people than the Cahuita side. Here, we take a break to eat some fresh fruits, and chill before returning to spot more wildlife.

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $40 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: licensed tour guide, entrance fees and fresh fruits

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Uvita Island Tour | Christopher Columbus

Our adventure commences with a boat ride, to the island, we are treated to captivating vistas of contrasting landscapes, with an uninhabited sanctuary on one side juxtaposed against a city teeming with nearly 100,000 residents.

Christopher Columbus bequeathed a profound legacy to the history of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. During his final voyage to the Americas in 1502, he sought refuge on an island for ship repairs and bestowed the name La Huerta. Upon our arrival …

we shall explore the island’s pristine expanse and recline on its unspoiled shores, indulging in the succulent flavors of Pineapple, Papaya, and various tropical fruits we’ve brought along. Our guide will regale us with the island’s storied history as we relish the tranquility of this solitary haven. A sense of serenity envelops us as we unwind on the ivory sands and bask in the island’s tranquil ambiance.

After a leisurely interlude, our journey leads us on an exploratory trek around the “abandoned rock,” uncovering intriguing historical sites such as the old monastery and the bathing area for the Leporidae. The most awe-inspiring sights are the breathtaking viewpoints that grace our route and the captivating rock formations that find their foundations upon coral reefs sculpted by the azure waves.

Upon completing our circumnavigation of the island, we are presented with the delightful choice of either taking a refreshing swim or lingering a while longer, savoring the island’s solitude. Our boat will eventually retrieve us, ferrying us back to the embrace of civilization.

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $45 pp, ex vat [min. 2 adults], child 50%

Includes: experienced, licensed tour guide, boat trip and fresh fruits

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Indigenous  Bribri Tour | ‘The Yorkin Villagers’

Embark on a fascinating journey to uncover the authentic life and traditions of the Yorkin villagers. The community offers an exceptional Costa Rica coffee tour and a glimpse into their way of life. The Yorkin region is graced with breathtaking waterfalls and meandering rivers, providing numerous opportunities for engaging in local activities.

Immerse yourself in their culture by delving into their knowledge of natural medicines and gaining insights into the Bribri language …

You can partake in a cacao tour, test your bow and arrow shooting skills, embark on canoe trips along the river, and set off on captivating hikes through the lush rainforest.

Our journey delves deep into Talamanca’s indigenous territory on this particular occasion. Departing from Bribri, we venture upstream along the Sixaola River, where we trade our car for a unique boat trip within a hollow tree trunk.

Among their commonly used medicines is “Hombre Grande” or Kinine, renowned for its effectiveness against internal parasites and repelling mosquitoes. Medicinal plants are abundant throughout their garden.

After a satisfying meal and relaxation within the picturesque setting, we shifted our focus to cacao. You will comprehensively understand the cacao journey from bean to bar. We will conclude this process with a delightful taste test and ripe banana slices.

Before our return journey, a refreshing dip in the river’s serene pools boast crystal-clear waters, marking our farthest point of exploration into this captivating region!

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Duration: 7 hours

Price: $120 pp, ex vat [min. two adults]

Includes: licensed tour guide, fresh fruits, lunch and transport

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Activity Level of Tour

Physical Activity | Easy
This tour is appropriate for individuals of all ages and fitness levels; it involves moderate physical activity and is tailored for those who appreciate outdoor exercise. Participants should be capable of walking on uneven terrain, including packed dirt and grass, with inclines.

Physical Activity | Average
Much walking is necessary; participants may encounter staircases and navigate uneven terrain. This tour is not recommended for individuals with physical disabilities.

Physical Activity | High
This tour is designed for individuals who are active, healthy, and physically fit, considering the inherent physical demands of the activities involved.

Pricing and What is Included

Pricing is in US Dollars, excluding 13%, Sales IVA Tax
Pricing includes a licensed, experienced Private Tour Guide
Please look at the “Additional Information”of each tour, to see what is included

What to bring with You

We recommend opting for long pants, comfortable clothing, and sensible closed-toe walking shoes. It’s advisable to use insect repellent, wear sunglasses, a hat, and apply sunscreen. Carrying a backpack is recommended to store cameras and other personal items. If the tour includes swimming opportunities, bring your swimsuit, towel, and an extra shirt with you.

Costa Rica Tours | About the Costa Rica Local Tour Guides

Our guides are genuinely local, experienced and bilingual tour experts. They possess a deep and authentic passion for nature and wildlife, hold a profound respect for Costa Rican culture, are meticulously prepared, and are licensed by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

We take great pride in introducing you to the abundant wildlife and nature conservation on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. We think ‘Global’, but act ‘Local’

Payment Options and Cancellation Policies

Each tour has its own meeting point.

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