The most popular one day tours
The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.
Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land.
Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights. The white water that is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.
Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!
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 Punta Uva 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, sloth, 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 Grape Point.
The tour includes two parts, the hike in the National Park Cahuita and then snorkeling. A guide will take you to different points between Punta Cahuita and the town of Cahuita (7 km) observing various types of animals and flora. Then or before depending of the tide you will do the snorkeling and will take a boat around the National Park of Cahuita, which has the most biodiversity per square meter in the world.; you can practice Snorkeling for approximately two hours in the Reef which is the most important coral in Costa Rica, observing 35 distinct species of coral, 123 species of fish tropical, 3 species of Sharks, 6 species of moray eels, 3 species of hedgehogs, 140 mollusks, 44 crustaceans, 128 seaweed, sea turtles, sea cucumbers, sea sponges, lobsters, shrimp, among others.
In this tour we visit the iguana farm and medicinal plant garden of KEKOLDI indigenous reserve, where a small indigenous family dedicates itself to the reproduction of the Green Iguana, a species that was endangered and thanks to some initiatives like this one have been recovered. Then we will visit another indigenous family in the Bri-Bri indigenous reserve to enjoy a brief tour learning about the properties and uses of some plants also, over there they are going to show us the process how to make chocolate, which is very important in the Bri-bri culture because they use it in purification rituals, food and also medicine. The last place that we will is a waterfall where you can take a bath and enjoy a fruit snack. The tour will finish in a restaurant of the zone were we take a Caribbean lunch.
This tour takes place in the community of Cahuita with Mr. Joe the last real cowboy of the town, which is a local guide native of the area that belongs to the latest generation of people that for move between the villages of southern Caribbean, they made it by house riding through trails, before there was the road that connects those towns with Puerto Limon.
We make the activity with docile and trained horses that let beginners and experts riders practice tour in ease way. The ride is a mix of nature and culture that leads during travel to gallop around the streets of Cahuita, crossing through Playa Negra and Playa Grande up to the mouth of the Tuba Creek River, where also we rides in a forest sector taking the opportunity of appreciates the common flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest.