Rica Tours & Activities - Parrot Bay Village
|Dolphin & Whale
Watch Kayak Tour
Garden & Reforestation Project
||What is there to
Spend a full day hiking through the rainforest
in Matapalo, located on the southern tip of the
Osa Peninsula. Your knowledgeable guide will point
out various animals, teach you about plants and
trees and explain the history of the Osa Peninsula.
You may see four different kinds of monkeys, scarlet
macaws, toucans, sloths, coatis, anteaters, tayras,
iguanas, poison arrow dart frogs, other animals
and a large variety of birds. We also visit beautiful
beaches and hike to a gorgeous waterfall. It is approximately a 45-minute
taxi ride to Matapalo, with lovely views of the
Golfo Dulce, Pacific Ocean and the coastline of
the Osa Peninsula. Your guide will tailor the
speed and distance of the hike to your wishes.
- Duration: 6:30am - 1 or 2pm.
- Water and snacks, power bars are included.
- $80 per person | transportation, guide and
& Whale Watching
There are a variety of boats available to tour
the Golfo in search of Dolphins and Whales. Aboard
some of the smaller boats you have the opportunity
to view the dolphins up close.
- Includes fruit and snacks, water, and soft
- $220 1-4 people / 5 people: $55 per person
/ 6 +: $45 per person
Dolphin Watch Kayak Tour
Enjoy a guided kayak trip through the pristine,
flat water Golfo Dulce. You and your guide will
look for dolphins (Spotted, Spinner, and Bottlenose
Dolphins), turtles, rays and a variety of birds.
You will then stop for a relaxing break, snacks
and a swim on the nicest swimming beach on the
Osa Peninsula. You then kayak back into the gulf
and experience an amazing 360 view of the sunset.
If you choose, you can stay out until dark and
watch the water light up with photoluminescence.
The trip takes 3 - 4 hours. We supply dry bags
(for all your gear, cameras and video gear) water
bottles, snacks, kayak and paddle, life jacket
(if you want) and a knowledgeable guide.
- No kayaking experience is necessary.
- Sunset Dolphin Watch Kayaking 3 Hour Tour
Your kayak tour of the mangrove leaves two hours
before high tide. This trip explores the mangrove
estuaries near Puerto Jimenez. Your knowledgeable
guide will lead you down a river under the canopy
of 70-foot tall mangrove trees. Learn about the
mangroves and look for all types of wildlife
-- monkeys, raccoons, river otters, iguanas, Jesus
Christ lizards, crabs, crocodiles, caimans, snakes,
all types of birds, butterflies!
We have a snack before swimming on the nicest
beach on the Osa Peninsula. The trip takes 3-4
hours, and we supply dry bags (for all your gear,
even cameras and video gear), water bottles, snacks,
kayak and paddle, life jacket (if you want), and
a knowledgeable guide.
- No kayaking experience is necessary
- Leaves 2 hours before high tide; lasts 3-4
Botanical Garden and Reforestation Project
Spend two hours on a guided tour of the Herrera
Botanical Garden and Reforestation Project an
amazing garden right outside of town. Learn about
the reforestation process and look for a variety
of birds, monkeys, sloths and other animals. Your
guide will also teach you about the different
trees and medicinal uses of the various plants.
- 2 hours, any time
- $15/person guided
- $2/person unguided (with map)
Our most popular experience is climbing the braided
roots of the "Cathedral," a massive
ficus over 200' tall. What remains is the largest
jungle gym ever created! Using quality climbing
gear, you climb the inside using the strong roots
as hand and foot holds. At the ceiling, 90', previous
climbers have left tokens of appreciation, including
a Tibetan prayer bell. The ringing of this bell
has become a traditional goal for fresh ascenders.
Once you've attained your personal nirvana, you
are belayed halfway down. From this point you
swing from the inside to the outside of the tree
for an eye-opening perspective. A free descent
to the forest floor completes the adrenaline rush!
- $55/per person Does not include taxi.)
- Approximately 3-6 hours.
Imagine yourself being secured into a climbing
harness overlooking an immense canyon. While you
are being walked through a series of safety instructions
you hear a 'click' as the rope is locked into
the carabineer and your harness. The words that
follow are 'on belay' and with that you back over
the ledge of a rushing waterfall that descends
over 110 feet.
There is no turning back - this is not
for the timid!!! And, the experience
is one for a lifetime. During the drier months
this waterfall's springs slow to a trickle creating
an incredible wilderness amphitheater. Since all
life is dependent on water this canyon is a sure
spot for wildlife sightings.
Little compares to this adventure
be it wet or dry.
- $85 per person 3-5 hours. (Does not include
Gentle but responsive horses follow a forest
road through secondary and virgin jungle and finish
galloping on the beach. Arrangements should be
made by mid afternoon for the next day. This is
a highly recommended tour for horse and nature
The masseuse offers massage therapy sessions
to foster a greater sense of health and relaxation,
in the privacy of your cabina.
If requested, we can arrange private or group
yoga sessions. Price to be arranged.
Private lesson with an expert at Pan Dulce beach
surf break in Matapalo, the perfect place to learn
to surf. Guaranteed to stand up! With Capt. Mike's
surf school you are guaranteed to stand up on
your first lesson or you don't pay! The wave we
learn on is perfect for the first timer to intermediate
surfer. The water is a warm 86* year round, and
is only 4ft. deep, so the people worried about
there swimming ability can just stand up! The
biggest advantage to the waves we teach on is
their gentleness when they break, never do you
get held down, or tumbled.Our basic mechanics
style teaching of the sport is easy to follow,
and is kid friendly to the youngest kids as long
as they are comfortable swimmers. After a 15 minute
briefing you are given a surf shirt and a soft
top surfboard, and off you go with the guide,
to start your very addicting new passion with
the sport of the kings, "SURFING."
- Group lessons 1-10 people: $50 per person
- Private lesson 1 person: $80 per hour
- Lessons include 2 hrs of instructed surfing,
use of surf shirt (lycra), and soft-top surfboard
There are many ways to see Corcovado National
Park. Our staff can assist you in making your
arrangements. Sirena Ranger Station: Charter a
flight in and out of Sirena Ranger station. You
and your guide depart from Puerto Jimenez in the
morning. Your private charter flight takes approximately
15 minutes, enabling you to get some fantastic
aerial views of Corcovado national Park. Upon
landing at Sirena Ranger Station, you and your
guide will map out the days hike, in search of
wildlife, flora, and fauna. Some of the wildlife
you should expect to see………………!
Our staff at Parrot Bay Village will pack you
a delicious lunch. In the late afternoon you will
return to Puerto Jimenez once again by private
charter flight. Sirena and La Leona Ranger Station:
This is a day filled with extensive hiking. It
is hiking with a serious mission. You and your
guide depart from Puerto Jimenez in the morning.
Your private charter flight takes approximately
15 minutes, enabling you to get some fantastic
aerial views of Corcovado National Park. Upon
landing and a short hike within Sirena you begin
your mission to hike out of the park and to La
Leona Ranger station. Your day is filled with
walking along the coast in and out of the rainforest.
There are many kilometers hiked on the beach with
fabulous views of the coastline! Upon arriving
at La Leona Ranger Station you will then hike
the beach 3 km to Carate where you can arrange
to take a charter flight to Puerto Jimenez or
a private taxi.We can also arrange multi-day guided
trips into Corcovado National Park. Sirena Ranger
station has dormitories and a kitchen that serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Private Airplane Charter:
- One-way to Sirena: $225
- Round-trip: $550
- Taxi to or from Carate: $60 each way
- Guide per person: $75-100
- Meals at Sirena Ranger station: $10-$15
is there to do?
Relax with a book and tropical drink on our lounge
chairs set up in the gardens or enjoy the gulf
breezes from one of our hammocks on the beach.
For more enthusiastic the hotel has ocean kayaks
available. There are a number of souvenir shops
located just a 10 minute walk into Puerto Jimenez.