Stay at the secluded authentic wilderness lodge "las Caletas", one of the best spot in Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula. Imagine a place surrounded in one side by the Costa Rica rain forest where monkeys and parrots (Scarlet Macaw) are common sight, and in the other side a breathtaking view over the ocean and spectacular sunset! Without mentioning its lovely beach, the delicious meals, and the graciousness of your host: David and Yolanda. The one day guide hike exploring the Corcovado National Park will give you unforgettable memories! Your guide will show you the wonder of the rain forest and help you spotting the wildlife. The stop at the llorona waterfall is a must!
The boat ride to Caco Island Biological Reserve is a good opportunities to spot dolphin and whales (on season) and snorkeling the clear water is always delightful. Hundreds of multicolored tropical fishes entertain you while you discover the beauty of the marine life. This trip is made for those who are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and worry free active vacation. No experience are required, activities rated easy to moderate.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica. You will be met on your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport by a tour representative and accompanied to the charming Hotel Villa Tournon located near the centre of San Jose. Dinner on your own, at the hotel or in San Jose. The Costa Rica is also known for its excellent coffee, and at some restaurant it will be possible to have a short introduction to all the different types and processes of this world renown drink. We will overnight at the Villa Tournon Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer by local flight from San Jose to Palmar, ground transfer to Sierpe village were you will board a small boat that will take you along the Sierpe River (look out for the endangered American Crocodile basking in the sun on the banks of the river) we will meander through one of the most important Pacific Coast Mangrove swamps, enter the Pacific Ocean crossing Drakes Bay to finally reach our destination, Las Caletas Lodge, a small, but enchanting, family-run Lodge. It is situated on a rocky bluff overlooking Caco Island, Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean Beyond. David and Yolanda are model hosts and superb cooks. We marvel at the sunset and chat with fellow guests over dinner - freshly caught BBQ'd fish is often on the menu (vegetarian meals are also available). Overnight at Las Caletas. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Corcovado National Park. After breakfast we will take a boat trip to San Pedrillo Ranger Station in the famous Corcovado National Park; described by The National Geographic to be -the most biologically intense place on Earth. - We have all day to explore this wonderful section of the park looking for wildlife, giant trees and also have the possibility to visit a fantastic waterfall hidden in the deep rainforest. Refreshing dips in the natural pools below the waterfall is a must! We will return to Las Caletas in the afternoon. Overnight at Las Caletas. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Caco Island Biological Reserve. Today we will visit the Caco Island Biological Reserve. After a short boat trip we will land on the white sandy beach of this island that in ancient times was also a sacred burial site for the indigenous populations and it is possible to spot through the thick vegetation some of these burial sites. Snorkeling is a must as the crystal clear waters permit a fantastic view of the schools of fish that inhabit the waters around this island. Overnight at Las Caletas. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: San Jose. Unfortunately it is time to return to what is known as civilization! We reluctantly salute our hosts David and Yolanda and begin our return trip to San Jose. Enjoy shopping, or cultural sight in San Jose! Overnight at Villa Tournon. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Transfer to airport for flight home. End of services.
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