Sitting on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, you’ll find the quiet sandy shores of Punta Uva. Home to a small number of residents and mildly populated by tourism, this peaceful place is only a five-minute walk to the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Surrounded by bounteous rainforest filled with a network of hiking trails, the beach features a shallow coral reef excellent for snorkeling. In the nearby Talamanca mountain range, indigenous tribes live in harmony with nature following simple sustainability practices of their predecessors who settled here long, long ago. They welcome you to learn the process of making chocolate from cacao and will take you swimming at a jungle waterfall, or on a guided birdwatching expedition. Tours are also available from this area to go ziplining through the canopy, rappelling in the waterfalls and streams, plus climbing a giant old growth tree!
Costa Rican tourists are attracted to the snorkeling at Cahuita National Park because of the abundance of protected marine life which includes around 35 species of live coral and crustaceans as well as hundreds of species of fish and shellfish. This is also a protected area for nesting sea turtles and continues to be a popular destination due to the fact that the beaches are intact and the lea ...
Suggested age range: 3+
Nature, Learning Family, Hiking, Wildlife Hike
The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge tour will take you over remarkable wilderness hiking trails that allow you to sample the different ecosystems of the area. This refuge encompasses 11,00 acres of land including several pristine Caribbean beaches, lush tropical rain forests as well as the transition areas and accompanying wildlife.The tour will begin when you are picked up from your ...
Suggested age range: 12+
Nature, Learning Family, Culture, Waterfalls
This Puerto Viejo culture tour will take you to one of the Bri Bri villages where you will be welcomed and taught how to make chocolate before visiting the Talamanca Waterfalls to go swimming. This tour is popular because it provides an opportunity to interact personally with members of Costa Rica’s indigenous culture and discover the beautiful natural environment where they live. Plus you wi ...
Suggested age range: 1+
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