June 24, 2016

Guanacaste

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North Pacific Region of Costa Rica ( Guanacaste )

With a total of 5,921 sq. miles and more than 400 miles of coast line, the Guanacaste tourism area comprises the Pacific Coast area from the border of Nicaragua to the Bongo River estuary in the Nicoya Peninsula. This tourism area is home to a very important section of Costa Rica’s cultural and natural heritage. This area boasts a significant number of protected areas including water, land, mountain, and coastal ecosystems that are teaming with life.

The incomparable beauty of its landscapes, which ranges from tropical dry forests to lowland mountain forests, its warm climate, as well as its flourishing nature have made Guanacaste one of the most heavily visited areas by locals as well as international tourists and is one of the most developed areas because of its high level of investment in the hotel industry that is in high demand. It also relies on important support by the Tourism Development Center of the Gulf of Papagayo and also relies on the Daniel Oduber International Airport through which arrive a number of charter and commercial flights from the United States.

All along the Guanacaste coastline are a number of beaches where you can swim in their warm Pacific Ocean waters. The coastal landscape is exceptional. There is an array of white-sand beaches and calm, intense-blue waters.

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Excursions from Bahia Culebra or Playas del Coco

Palo Verde National Park Safari & Guaitil Pottery Combo

Duration: 6:30 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 45 ( Per Departure)

After a scenic guided drive through Guanacaste’s Sabanero (cowboy) Country, you’ll hop into a boat and begin your 2:00 hours cruise down the Tempisque River. Best known for its murky water and spectacular wetlands, this area acts as a sanctuary for both resident and migrating marine bird species.

Appropriately, this tour is a real treat for bird watchers, as you’ll have the chance of spotting a wide range of fowl that includes storks, egrets, spoonbills, grebes and more. Also be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, scarlet macaws, anteaters, crocodiles and caimans, which can often be seen lingering along the banks of the river.

A delicious homemade lunch will await you at the end of the river trip.

The tour continue with a visit to San Vicente de Guaitil , a indigenous village, where some of the country’s most spectacular pottery is made. The Guaitil potters are descendants of “Chorotegas”, the developers of pre-Columbian style pottery, a 5,000- year-old tradition using the same techniques and materials used by their ancestors.

You will learn about the process and elaboration of these unique pieces like clay jars, whistle, plates, comales, flowerpots, turtles, jaguars, definitely, a must to take back home.

Recommended gear: Wear good comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, hat or visor, sunscreen, dark glasses, suntan oil. Insect repellent.

Notes: Wildlife sightings at the river, although common, are not guaranteed.

 

Tour Includes: Park Fees, naturalist guide, transportation, beverages and lunch.

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Guaitil Pottery Half Day !

Duration: 4:30 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 30 ( Per Departure)

Guaitil is a small village located just outside Santa Cruz, the primary center of Costa Rican folklore. In this town, people make clay pots by hand, decorate them with the earth´s natural colors and fire them in giant wood-burning ovens, just as their ancestors, the Chorotega Indians, did. The Chorotegas, is a group of Indians who ruled the land between Lake Nicaragua and the Nicoya Peninsula.

Also, during the journey, pottery will be shown in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Learn about Guanacaste watching the pottery works.

Recommended gear: Wear good comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, hat or visor, sunscreen, dark glasses.

 

Tour Includes: Tour guide, transportation, bottle of water.

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Palo Verde National Park Safari River

Duration: 4:30 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 45 ( Per Departure)

After a scenic guided drive through Guanacaste’s Sabanero (cowboy) Country, you’ll hop into a boat and begin your 2:00 hours cruise down the Tempisque River. Best known for its murky water and spectacular wetlands, this area acts as a sanctuary for both resident and migrating marine bird species.

Appropriately, this tour is a real treat for bird watchers, as you’ll have the chance of spotting a wide range of fowl that includes storks, egrets, spoonbills, grebes and more. Also be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, scarlet macaws, anteaters, crocodiles and caimans, which can often be seen lingering along the banks of the river.

Recommended gear: Wear good comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, hat or visor, sunscreen, dark glasses, suntan oil. Insect repellent.

Notes: Wildlife sightings at the river, although common, are not guaranteed.

 

Tour Includes: Park Fees, naturalist guide, transportation, bottle of water.

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Witch´s Rock Canopy Tour!

Duration: 3:00 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 30 ( Per Departure)

Located in Playa Navascolo, Our Original Zip-line Tour has 24 platforms, 11 cables from 100 to 450 meters in length, 3 suspension bridges, 3 climbing threes with pulley systems for safety. We also have 5 exit routes in case a person does not want to complete the tour. The complete tour lasts approximately one and a half hours.

Our New Zip-line and Repelling Tour was designed to allow a child or older adult to enjoy zip-lining on a smaller scale. This tour lasts only an hour and will give you the option to experience repelling on the final platform.

Recommended gear: Light clothing, tennis shoes or good walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, suntan lotion wear bathing suite underneath cloth, bring a towel.

Tour Includes: transportation, naturalist guide, upon conclusion of your canopy tour, guests gather for drinks, fresh fruit and snacks.

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Corobici River Floating and Wildlife Adventure!

Duration: 5:00 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 36 ( Per Departure)

Share the incredible wildlife of Costa Rica with the whole family on this gentle float down the Corobicí River. Located right in the heart of the Guanacaste province, the Corobicí is a wide and fast-flowing Class I and II river with moderate waves. This float is great for all ages, safe enough for children (7+) and gentle enough for the elderly to enjoy. Nature lovers and bird watchers will appreciate the lush vegetation and abundant wildlife in this tropical dry forest.

Along the float, you’ll have ample opportunity to observe lots of animals: howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, coatis, iguanas and otters. You may also see some of the 300 species of birds that inhabit the nearby Palo Verde National Park: wood stork, kingfishers, roseate spoonbill, boat-billed heron, bare-throated tiger heron, white ibis an d many, many more. All of these can be spotted in the trees along the riverbanks of the Corobicí and Tenorio rivers. Our experienced bilingual guides will identify the tropical flora and fauna on this unforgettable and unique tour.

Recommended gear: Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar). Flip flops are not an option. Swimsuit / swim trunks. T-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material. Waterproof sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher).Sun hat or bandana. Croakies or straps to secure glasses. Towel. Clothing Change including shoes for after your Rafting Tour.

 

Tour Includes: transportation, naturalist guide, Fruits, snacks, and natural juices and water.

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