Adventure and Ocean Tours

Canopy Tour
Price:$75 p/p
Duration: 4 1/2 - 5 hrs
Times: 7:00 am /7:30 am / 10:30 am / 2:00 pm / 5:30 pm
Includes: Transportation, a delicious typical style meal or snacks and water, fully bilingual experienced guides.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent.
The Canopy Tour is the most popular tour in Costa Rica for a good reason! 10+ zip lines, rappelling, suspension bridges, and a "Tarzan swing" make for an envigorating experience. There are two local options, depending on your time lines. Both are safe for kids and elderly folk, and there is also a night canopy tour option. They’ll even capture the Kodak moment when you’ve lost all ability to control your panic reflex!
ATV Tour
Price: $95 single / $125 double
Duration: 3 1/2 - 4 hrs
Times: 7:30 am / 11:00 am
Includes: Transportation, tour, ATV, refreshments during the tour, breakfast / lunch.
What to Bring: Tennis shoes, bathing suit and towel, camera, bug spray and sunscreen, clothing that you want to get dirty, extra clean clothes for after the tour.
For those of you with a proclivity towards adrenaline AND machinery, exploring the nearby mountains by ATV is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Cruise your way up a 4x4 road lined with rainforest, along crystaline streams and waterfalls… and then get rewarded by a plate of Costa Rican food afterwards!
Price: Variable rates ($550 - $1,500 for approx. 8 people). Tips, Ground transfers and fishing license ARE NOT included ($30 p/p valid 1 year)
Duration: 1/2 day, 3/4 day or full day
Times: 7:15 am @ Quepos pier
Includes: Lunch (only full day), snacks, fruits, soft drinks, mineral water, cold beer, tackle and all the equipment.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent.
Quepos is one of the best sport fishing ports in the world. With the deep Pacific ocean right off shore, and the Damas mangrove system just to the north, there is a fish for every fisherman: Yellow-fin tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, sailfish, snook and other fish abound. When you're done reeling in that mahi, take it back to the Gran Escape so they can cook it up while you sip on a long-necked Imperial!
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Price:$45- $55 p/p
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Times: Reservation
Includes:Transportation, entrance fees, snacks and water, bilingual tour guide with spotting equipment.
What to Bring: Camera, binoculars, bug spray, sun screen, light clothes, shoes or hiking sandals. Bathing suit and towel (if planning to stay swimming in the Park after the tour). Rain gear from May thru December.
Visiting the national park with a professional guide is the best way to educate yourself about the rainforest, and see a plethora of animals, too. From the entrance, a 15 minute walk through the woods takes you to the hub of the national park, and Manuel Antonio Beach. There are picnic tables, bathrooms, outdoor showers and maps. There are also a couple of beautiful hikes: Cathedral Point (30 min r/t), Puerto Escondido (45 min r/t), and even a local waterfall. Watch out for those white faced monkeys! They'll steal your bananas!
Mangrove Kayaking
Price: $65 p/p
Duration: 4 hours
Times: Variable (Depends on tides)
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide.
What to Bring: Swimsuit, sunscreen, water, water shoes or closed sandals, insect repellent.
Most people don't arrive in Costa Rica itching to go on a mangrove tour--but they should. Damas, the coastal mangrove system just north of Quepos, is one of the most serene and natural habitats you will ever experience. The area is rife with wildlife--from white-faced monkeys to brilliant red crabs. Birds abound, and even the rare 'silky anteater'.
Whitewater Rafting
Price: $79 - $89 p/p
Duration: 1/2 Day & Full Day
Times: 7.30 am / 11.30 am
Includes: Professional, certified, bilingual guides, equipment, breakfast, fruits, snacks and full lunch, transportation to and from your hotel or home rental.
What to Bring: Swimsuit and / or shorts of a quick drying material, towel, sun screen (spf-15 or higher), a complete change of clothes. Rubber soled shoes that stay on and can get wet. Strap on sandals, tennis shoes or similar. Flip flops are not an option.
There are only 2 rivers along the Pacific coast which are commercially rafted--and both are accessed through Quepos & Manuel Antonio: The Rio Naranjo (1/2 day, class III-IV) and the Rio Savegre (3/4 day class II-III). Both are gorgeous, fun, safe rivers, and an excellent way to get an adrenaline rush AND appreciate the surround natural beauty!
Snorkeling Tour
Price: $60 p/p (Biezans) / $25 p/p (Twin Islands)
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Times: Reservation
Includes: Boat Transportation, snorkel equipment, bilingual guide, cold water.
What to Bring: Water shoes, swimsuit, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent.
Snorkeling is a great, safe way to explore the marine life and coast around Manuel Antonio. The boat leaves from Quepos and stops at Bisanz Bay, and also at Isla Larga. First one to spot a rosy-lipped bat fish wins a free round of underwater applause. For groups over 5, ask about the banana-boat also. Minimum 3 people.
Jet Skis
Price:$130 single / $160 double
Duration: 2 hours
Times: 7:30 am / 10:30 am / 1:30 pm / 3:30 pm
Includes: Transportation, life vests, snorkeling in a pristine bay, snorkeling equipment, snacks and refreshments, dolphin and marine animal in the open ocean.
What to Bring: Sunglasses, sandals / water shoes, sun protection (lotion, hat, shirt), towel, water proof camera.
The adventure begings at the Marina Pez Vela. Your guide will take you out on a dolphin and whale watch, then you can go and explore the coastline of Manuel Antonio. After this your guide will take you snorkeling in a pristine bay over an amazing reef where he will point out many species of fish and coral. Best of all--the water is warm!
Horseback Riding Tour
Price: $70 p/p
Duration: 2 hours
Times: 8:00 am / 2:00 pm
Includes:Transportation, fuits and drinks, bilingual guides, swimming in a secret river in the heart of the rainforest, strong and healthy "paso fino" costa rican horses
What to Bring: Sunscreen, pants, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water.
This is a horseback riding adventure that you will never forget. Ride on a real working cattle ranch located on over 1,000 stunning acres. You will traverse many types of terrain, from primary rainforest, to creeks, to cattle pastures, to african palm and tropical fruit plantations. Visitors to the farm also have the chance to spot many types of animals such as the titi monkeys, foxes, coatis, and toucans. Vamos, caballito!
Price:$75 single / $130 double / $175 triple
Duration: 15 min or 30 min
Times: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Includes: Transportation, equipment.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, water, towel, waterproof camera.
Parasailing is one of those items which should be on everyone's bucket list. It’s a great way to get a beautiful aerial perspective of Manuel Antonio and its rainforested hills, beaches, islands, and distant mountains. You can go solo, or double for kids under 6. Maximum weight is 450 pounds--which means you can gorge youself on a 'Big Ass Burger' at Agua Azul beforhand, and not worry!
Catamaran Cruise
Price: $75 p/p
Duration: 2 hours
Times: 9:00 am / 2:00 pm
Includes: Transportation, lunch/dinner, great drinks and music, snorkel equipment.
What to Bring: Swimsuit, shorts of a quick drying material, towel, sunglasses, t-shirt, sun screen (spf-15 or higher), complete change of clothes.
The Costa Rica Pacific coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world. The unique geology of the region ensures a surprise around every island and shore. Your tour begins onboard one of Costa Rica's fastest sailing vessels. This deluxe catamaran guarantees a smooth and stable sail as they glide through the deep blue waters of the Pacific. Marvel at the unspoiled beaches and lush Pacific coastline while we navigate past the scenic offshore islands that serve as the nesting grounds to countless marine birds and their young. Spotted dolphins native to these waters often frolic and jump in our boat's wake as we keep an eye out for giant sea turtles and migrating humpback whales.
Spice Plantation Tour
Price: $50 per adult with transportation / $45 without
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Times: 8:30 am / 12:30 md
Includes: Gourmet Spice Tasting and a bilingual guide.
What to Bring: Hiking boots or tennis shoes, and camera. Please bring cash/traveler's cheques as we do not have a credit card machine.
Only 10 miles east of Quepos, the Villa Vanilla Rainforest Spice Plantation tour is a gentle walk through the plantation and is hands-on with sensory stops along the winding epiphyte trail. The "Flavors of the World" tasting is an assortment of gourmet vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate treats prepared by a pastry chef at our expansive view point. Whoever said vanilla was boring?
Vacation Buggy Tour
Price:$105 per person (7 people max)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Times: 8:30 am / 1:00 pm
Includes: Vehicle, guide, drinks, snacks, lunch, waterfall entrance fee.
What to Bring: Water, sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes, bathing suit, towel.
The Vacation Buggy is a rugged, all-terrain, open-air vehicle that seats up to 8 people--plus goodies. You'll travel up the mountain through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, through palm plantations, crossing streams, past local towns and up to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Central America. After a mild jungle hike, you will cross over a thrilling suspension bridge approximately 400 feet long, to two incredible waterfalls cascading into an idyllic, natural swimming hole. The best part: once you've 'bushed' yourself out--a delicious 'campesino' style lunch will be waiting for you at the end!
Nauyaca Waterfall Tour
Price:$60 per person (transport NOT included)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Times: Appointment
Includes: Entrance fee, horses, guide, lunch
What to Bring: Riding clothes, hiking shoes, water, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel
Nauyaca waterfalls is one of the most spectacular places in Costa Rica. The journey begins in the mountains above Dominical, where you will be met by your guide, and saddled up for the ride. A 30 - 45 minute descent through the rainforest takes you to the base of the two-tiered waterfall. The water is crystal clean, and the pools at the bases of the falls are ideal for swimming. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even climb up the rocks and jump off into the frothing water below! While you work up an appetitie, a local 'campesino' style meal is prepared for you. While off-the-beaten path, this is one of those experiences you'll never forget!

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