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Fishing Waterfall Rappelling
Hikes Horseback Riding
Dolphin & Whale Watching Massage
Sunset Dolphin Watch Kayak Tour Yoga
Mangrove Kayak Exploration Surfing
Herrera Botanical Garden & Reforestation Project Corcovado Tour
Tree Climbing What is there to do?


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 snacks included.


Dolphin & 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 drinks.
  • $220 1-4 people / 5 people: $55 per person / 6 +: $45 per person


Sunset 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 $25/person


Mangrove Kayak Exploration

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 hours
  • $30/person

Herrera 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)

Tree Climbing

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.

Waterfall Rappelling

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 taxi.)

Horseback Riding

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 lovers.

  • 2 – 3 hours
  • $60/person.


The masseuse offers massage therapy sessions to foster a greater sense of health and relaxation, in the privacy of your cabina.

  • $50/hour


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

Corcovado Tour

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

What 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.




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