Is the second largest province in Costa Rica and is located some 12 miles Northeast of the Capital along the General Cañas highway, this city is also known as the “City of Mangos” because of its large number of mango trees, specially around Central Park.
This tour will take you to know the City of Mangos and its culture, starting with a walk through the local streets where you will see the Juan Santamaria Plaza, the most important icon for the Alajuelan community and all Costa Rica Historical National Monument the bronze statue is flanked by two canons and is dedicated to the memory of Juan Santamaria, the Municipal Theatre declared a historical Architectural landmark by Executive Degree, the Central Market the provisions market in Alajuela was born with the founding of the city of Alajuela on October 12th, 1782, The Cathedral Church which began as a public prayer building in 1782; its construction was finished in 1863 and was declared as a cathedral in 1921, and few more culture attractions will see continue our journey
Departure Times:8:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Return Times:1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.Tour Request
Experience blue water, white sand, green mountains, superb cuisine and attentive personal service. Calypso’s super catamaran, Manta Raya, glides past more than seven islands in the Gulf of Nicoya. Her port of call is the enchantingly beautiful, palm studded Tortugas Island where you can walk the impeccable white sand beach, swim in the turquoise waters and investigate the marine life while the crew prepares a sumptuous feast (featured in Gourmet Magazine). Enjoy dining in the shade of white umbrellas with tables covered in white linen.
Departure time: 6:00 a.m. approx
Length: 11 hours
Pick up time:
6:00 am. aprox.
Experience the emotion and adventure of the rapids, an explosion of emotions, the scenery and vegetation are wonderful, and the power of the waters will take you to a great adventure.
All equipment will be supplied and a specialized guide will instruct you in how to handle the river’s strong currents.(Breakfast and lunch included)
Suggested Gear: camera, water sandals or tennis shoes, suntan lotion, towel and a change of clothes.
a. Sarapiquí clase III
Hora de salida: 6:00 a.m.
Duration: 10 hours
b. Class VI Pascua y Pacuare
Hora de salida: 6:30 a.m.
Duration: 10 hours
7:00 am. aprox.
The adventure begins in a very comfortable 24 passenger’s boat provided with Canopy, on the Tárcoles River. Here you can observe, with the knowledge of your bilingual naturalist guide, the two species of crocodiles in their natural habitat, as Acutus and Caiman, some over 15 feet long and weighing over 800 pounds. Also you can see more than 50 different species of birds and the most important refuge of Costa Rica’s Scarlet Macaws.
What to bring:
Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, cap, camera and repellent
We depart early in the morning in our comfortable van from Dominical, taking the Costanera Highway along the Pacific Ocean for about 90 minutes to Sierpe. We will stop there to have breakfast (not included).
We will then take a comfortable 90 minute boat ride through the largest area of mangrove swamps in Central America to Caño Island. The mangroves are inhabited by crocodiles, snakes, four species of monkeys, and a great variety of birds. Once through the Sierpe River mouth we'll boat past two of the most scenic areas in the country, Drake Bay and the Marenco Biological Reserve. We will hope to see Humpback, Pilot and Killer Whales along the way.
When we get to the park our bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a 3 hour walking tour of a pristine primary forest. The hike ends at the rangers station where we will provide a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by rich natural atmosphere.
Departure Time: 6:00 a.m.
Return Time: 6:30 p.m.
What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, strap sandals, hiking or sneakers shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, camera, plastic bags, extra water bottle, set of extra clothes, and atowel. And don’t forget your prescribed medicine if you take any.Tour Request
Departing early in the morning in our comfortable van we'll drive down the Costanera Highway and along the Pacific Ocean for about 1 ½ hour to the town of Sierpe . There, we'll stop for 30 minutes to eat a tasty breakfast (not included). After breakfast we will board our cozy boat and cruise for 45 minutes down the Sierpe River through the largest Mangrove swamp in Central America , watching the abundant wildlife along the shores.
Once through the Sierpe River mouth and into the Pacific Ocean we will start our search for some of the 5 species of Dolphins, Whales and/or possibly the Sea Turtles that inhabit these waters. Your guide will illustrate the trip with interesting facts about these fascinating mammals and their Natural History. The spectacular views of Drakes Bay , Caño Island and Violines Island will amaze you. When you get hungry we will prepare a delicious picnic lunch and then get back to Dolphins and Whales watching. Around 3:00 p.m. will start to head back to Sierpe and to Dominical.
Departure Time: 6:00 a.m.
Return Time: 4:30 p.m.
What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, strap sandals, hiking or sneakers shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, camera, plastic bags, extra water bottle, dry clothes to change into, and a towel. And don’t forget your prescribed medicine if you take any.Tour Request