Volcano Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste
Hike in the rainforest, where the lush jungle hides an extraordinary fauna that fears you. You will see there a confluent of two crystal clear rivers which by a chemical reaction gives the water its light blue color. Don’t miss its blue lagoon, its bubbling spot with sulfuric gases, its spectacular panoramic view and its imposing waterfall. Please note that it is strongly forbidden to swim in the Park. Bilingual guides are available (contact us).
Driving time: 35 minutes - Activity: 3 to 4 hours
Entrance fee pp: $10 - Difficulty: Medium
» Pictures of Rio Celeste and Tenorio Park
Tubing in Rio Celeste
Enjoy descending one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The tubing experience is a cocktail made of the adrenaline of the rapids, the pleasure in observing the tropical forest from the quiet waters and the surprise of discovering a great variety of reptiles, birds and mammals. The temperature of the water is ideal for this activity. Transport, guide, lunch and snack are included in the rate.
Driving time: 60 minutes - Activity: 4 hours
Rate pp: $45 - Difficulty: NO
» Pictures of Tubing on Río Celeste
Kayaking Caño Blanco & Caño Negro
Two of the most beautiful wetlands throughout the Northland of Costa Rica, come together in this paradisiacal place of exceptional beauty, we paddle along the Blue River to observe several species of animals such as spider monkeys, white-face monkey, howler monkeys, iguanas and Caiman, but also visit Caño blanco freshwater mangroves, unique in the area and a place with an impressive scenic beauty; time passes while we observe birds on the flooded forest and discover gaps and sites that still look unexplored. The transport, guide, lunch and snack are included in the rate.
Driving time: 60 minutes - Activity: 6 hours
Rate pp: $65 - Difficulty: NO
» Pictures of Kayaking on Caño Blanco and Río Celeste
Río Celeste, Horseback Riding and Sugar Cane
Meet you guide at the entrance of Volcano Tenorio Park; he will walk with you along the blue river. After about 3 hours you will start horseback riding through the village, the forest and fields passing by viewpoints on the Northern Plains, Lake Nicaragua and the Volcano Arenal. At the Trapiche you will extract juice from the sugar cane and learn about processing sugar while tasting several snacks. To end, ride back till the Park entrance where your car is waiting for you.
Driving time: 30 minutes - Activity: 6 hours
Tarif pp: $57 without entrance fee - Difficulty: Medium
Tenorio National Park, Horseback Riding and a swim in the blue river
After Rio Celeste on your own, meet your guide around 1 p.m. at the Posada Amistad where a nice traditional lunch will be served by a family well known for their wide smiles. The ride will bring you though open fields, trails and forest till the blue river outside of the Park. There, swimming is allowed. This tour is also combined with wildlife observation. Satisfaction guaranteed, bring enough batteries for your camera.
Driving time: 3 minutes from Park entrance - Activity: 3 hours
Rate pp: $45 - Difficulty: Medium
Hanging Bridges and Trails - At "Las Heliconias" Lodge
On the West side of Volcano Tenorio, between 2,100' and 2,700', in the canopy of the tropical rainforest you will cross three safe and impressive hanging bridges. The trail winds between majestic trees of which the famous and endemic « Jicaro danto » Its fruit is the favourite food of the tapir (Tapirus bairdii), a big mammal that lives there among many other wild species. You also can extend the hike climbing till the "Danta Lake". Guide available on site, a restaurant as well.
Driving time: 15 minutes - Activity: 2 hours
Entrance fee pp: $17 - Difficulty: 2/10
» Pictures Heliconias Hanging Bridges
The Tour begins with the owner (speaks only Spanish) a little before dark. Or you can hire an English speaking guide (contact us with enough anticipation!). They will make you discover amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals and nocturnal birds. A lot of memories to tell your children or grandchildren !
Driving time: 5 minutes - Activity: 2-3 hours
Entrance fee pp: $8 + optional guide $45 up to 4 people - Difficulty: NO
» Pictures of the Night Tour
The Silk Cotton or Ceiba Tree
At its foot, you will be amazed and impressed by this centenarian. Some say it is more than six hundred years old. The circumference at its base measures 100 feet but the most surprising is that you won’t discover it before being at 30 feet from it. This wonder hides not very far from Bijagua Center. Local guide included.
Driving time: 10 minutes - Activity: 1:30 hours
Entrance fee pp: $5 - Difficulty: NO
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Agro-Ecological Farm "Finca Verde"
In Bijagua, discover a real oasis. The farm's owners abandoned all chemicals some 18 years ago. This latter explains that there, you will discover: How they breed butterflies, their ornamental plants, medical and aromatic plants, Red Eyed Frogs, Sloths, Birds but also: Organic Coffee, Bananas and Plantains... An easy walk with the owners. They will transmit you their knowledge and passion of nature - Guide included.
Driving time: 10 minutes - Activity: 2 hours (Tours at 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16:00)
Rate pp: $10 - Difficulty: Zero
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Association Between Volcanos"
Prepare and cook corn flour ring-shaped patties, Peach Palm snacks or the "Traditional Tamal" (cornmeal, meat and vegetable wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in boiling water on the wooden fire). Taste the association’s products, drink old-fashion made coffee. For everybody, even with bad weather conditions! From Monday to Friday at 4 pm.
Driving time: 15 minutes - Activity: 2 hours
Entrance fee pp: $8 - Difficulty: NO
Adventure Trail in the Volcano Miravalles National Park
You will pass first through the wonderful property of the "Ecological Hostel Bijagua Falls". After having walked through their wonderful gardens you will pass through large clearings and finally arrive at the true Park entrance. From there you will climb up the Bijagua valley in the dense forest, you will cross two adjacent valleys and arrive at the Bijagua river that you must cross with care to recover the hidden path between rocks of the opposite bank. Further, "the award-surprise" waits for you. To venture further and higher, you will have to hire a guide (Contact us).
Driving time: 10 minutes - Activity: 4 hours
Entrance fee: $8 - Difficulty: Medium-Hard
» Pictures of the Adventure Trail "La Bijagua"
Horseback Riding, Discover Bijagua
Horseback riding with little walks, you will discover Bijagua, the nature that surrounds us, its high biodiversity, picturesque spots and impressive panoramas. Visit the authentic village of Bijagua with another angle of view. Our bilingual guides (Spanish + English) put at ease novice riders while satisfying the most experienced. They also make you see the architecture, culture and agriculture. They will introduce you to the bird watching. They will show you the farm animals and you will enjoy the fruits of the season. Departure from our grounds. Naturalist guide included in the rate.
Driving time: 0 minutes - Activity: 3 hours
Rate pp: $50 - Difficulty: NO
Birds Dormitory "Las Nubes"
From November to May at sunset hundreds of birds converge to spend the night in a tree. Majority of them are cattle egrets but also White Egrets, Blue Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers and Jacanas. Stay even longer at night, more birds will arrive in an impressive concert. For early birds be sure to get there at dawn to see them fly away!
Départ à: 10 minutes en voiture - Activité: 1 1/2 heure
Tarif pp: $ 8 - Difficulté: Aucune
Rafting on Tenorio River
This white waters rafting permits little nature and wildlife observation. But in the rapids or jumping the 12 ft. drop (Class V) you will feel other great sensations and your adrenalin will rise up. Transports, guide, lunch and snack included.
Driving time: 30 minutes - Activity: 6 hours
Rate pp: $95 - Difficulty: Class III & IV
» Pictures of the Rafting
Floating on Corobicí River
Floating down the Corobici River is a unique adventure. Our experienced guides will let you enjoy this awesome adventure, pointing for you the tropical flora and fauna along this quiet river. Rate includes transport, guides, snack and lunch.
Driving time: 30 minutes - Activity: 4 hours
Rate pp: $55 - Difficulty: Class I and II (Very easy)
» Pictures of the Floating
» Pictures of Nature on Tenorio & Corobicí Rivers
Wildlife Rescue Shelter Las Pumas
It looks like a zoo but it is not one. They welcome wounded or mistreated animals the cure them and prepare them to reintegrate in nature. Your visit will help the foundation and of course the nature !
Driving time: 35 minutes - Activity: 1 hour
Rate pp: $10 - Difficulty: No
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Following a scenic itinerary and if weather permits, you will see 4 volcanoes at a time then reach this welcoming village. There you will navigate during two exciting hours on the "Rio Frio" and on flooded areas searching for crocodiles, caimans, turtles and iguanas. You also will be delighted by seeing an incredible amount of birds of many species. Then, no problem if you want hike more on your own around. Captain and local guide included.
Driving time: 90 minutes - Activity: 2 hours
Rate: $60 for 1 to 4 + $10 pp entrance fee - Difficulty: NO
» Pictures of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Volcanic Activities - Volcano Miravalles - Las Hornillas
After an out of beaten road around Volcano Miravalles and crossing 54 rivers, discover all the volcanic activities in a magical site. Experiment the volcanic and therapeutic mud, the hot and cold water Jacuzzis. Take a trip in a truck pulled by a tractor or horseback ride till the nearby forest. Cross three spectacular hanging bridges and walk deeper in the jungle to discover amazing waterfalls. Guides and Lunch included.
Driving time: 90 minutes - Activity: 4 hours
Rate pp: $55 - Difficulty: Medium-Low
» Pictures of Volcanic Activities at Las Hornillas
Palo Verde National Park
This park was established in 1978 and covers more than 43,000 acres. It is an important wetland bordered to the east by the Rio Tempisque. You will mainly travel by car but there are many walking trails. Some will lead you to the edge of the flooded areas or others in the dry tropical forest. Do not miss the "La Roca” trail with its magnificent panorama. This park is one of those where we see the most mammals in a day. Some birds migrate from here to Caño Negro and back following the climate. Great advantage: only a few visitors visit this jewel, enjoy it! We recommend bringing a lunch box, some fruit and drinks.
Driving Time: 90 minutes - Activity: 4 hourss
Rate pp: $10 - Difficulty: Easy
» Pictures of Palo Verde
Waterfall Llanos de Cortez
This waterfall is a hidden treasure of the Guanacaste Province you should not miss if you are around! There is a big parking space and the hike to the waterfall takes less than 5 minutes. It has a beautiful pond with white sands and swimming is safe. The waterfall is about 66 feet high and about 130 feet wide. There is a contribution fee to visit the waterfall, however, this is a great way to help the Llanos del Cortéz Local School while enjoying one of great nature places of Guanacaste!.
Driving time: 90 minutes - Activity: As long as you want !
Contribution: $0-10 - Difficulty: No
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