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Africa Safari Adventure Park Day

Did you know that African wildlife feels right at home here in Guanacaste's pastureland? The eco-system mimics that of the plains of East Africa. Welcome to Ponderosa where you can hand feed the friendliest giraffes in the world and much much more. The park has some 300 animals from 22 different species; 11 of them are African species that you can observe and some of these you can feed with carrot sticks. They live comfortably in a freedom-controlled 30 hectare area. During this incredible ride on board our special safari tour trucks, one of our trained guides will provide you with information and facts about every species. The tour takes approximately one hour, and each truck can carry 25 people. You can purchase the carrot sticks inside the park. Once you have worked up an appetite from your Safari you may enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch right in the park.  You can also choose to add an afternoon at our waterfalls details Below.  Africa Safari Tour: In a space of 30 hectares more than 250 exotic animals live and interact with visitors. This safari allows you to see up close, feed and even take selfies, with giraffes, zebras, watusis, wildebeests, dromedaries, ostriches, oryx, and nilgai, among others. In the restaurant area, we offer carrots to facilitate the interaction with the animals.   Waterfalls: El Salto River, which crosses the park gives you the opportunity to enjoy the La Perla waterfall and swimming area. Enjoy taking your time and bring your bathing suits to enjoy family friendly fun by swimming area.

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Arenal Sloth Discovery Trip

There is nothing cuter than a baby three-toed sloth, especially when you are observing it in its natural habitat. Explore the rainforests near Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, where you can observe sloths up close and personal in their natural environment; there also is an area of 3 hectares of accessible trails to explore, great for all ages. On the trails, you will appreciate the wide biodiversity of the wildlife and tropical plants native to the area, including heliconia, orchids and palms. During the tour, you can spot the famous two- or three-toed sloth, Guatusas, large numbers of birds (there are more than 150 different species) basilisks, iguanas, insects, red frogs and others. Additionally, there is a butterfly garden with a special exhibit for the display of larvae, pupae and eggs. There is a reproduction facility for some 30 different species of butterflies and it is one of the most popular attractions in Arenal. In the middle of the property, there is a lake that is a natural habitat for many species of animals, among which are the Chocuaco (Boat-billed Heron), the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) and the caiman (Caiman cocodilus) among others. The medicinal plant garden is another attraction. To date, the facility has over 60 different species of medicinal plants being cultivated. After a hearty Costa Rican lunch, you will experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Rainforest on the rest of this adventure-filled day trip. This destination is a must-see attraction while visiting Costa Rica. You will discover the enormous and breathtaking Arenal volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Western hemisphere. You will go to the Arenal Observatory Lodge where you will be able to explore miles of trails through the rainforest around the Arenal volcano. You will have a chance to see waterfalls and a large variety of bird and animal wildlife in their natural environment. This trip can also include a short shopping trip in La Fortuna for souvenir shopping if you so desire.  

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Bijagua Sloth Search and Discovery

Experience one of Guanacaste’s greatest natural wonders: sloths in their native habitat. Plus a refreshing stop at the beautiful Cortez waterfalls along the way. Located just off the Pan American Highway, you will stop at the falls, where you can dip in the natural pool, sunbathe and relish the forest beauty and refreshing running spring water, abundant even in Costa Rica's dry season. Then comes the core adventure. Driving from the driest Guanacaste lowlands at the base of majestic active volcanoes, snaking between the giant Miravalles and Tenorio volcanos, you will cross the continental divide and enter into Bijagua. Bijagua means “two waters,” and is named after the influence of the climate and the rain on the area. This is a nature hikers' paradise, replete with the biodiversity for which Costa Rica is famous. And, of course, sloths abound. They're everywhere, hanging from the trees and branches, always "smiling." Usually, mothers will be carrying their babies. Bijagua also provides the perfect climate and rainforest environment for you to come upon exotic reptiles and frogs, like the "Red Eyed Frog," “Green-and-Black Poison Arrow Frog,” ”Blue Jeans Frog” and many other examples of tropical wildlife, as well. For sloth and wildlife lovers in general, put this on your “Must-Do” list while visiting Costa Rica. After all that hiking and spotting sloths and local fauna in your rainforest exploration, why not take a break and enjoy a complimentary traditional Costa Rica buffet lunch prepared by our local chefs and cooks.    https://earth.app.goo.gl/1rWgd1

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Birdwatching Excursion

Join us for a wonderful ornithological adventure, exploring the high and lowlands of Guanacaste  province or other birding hotspots in Costa Rica's biodiverse forests and jungles. There are dry forests, cloud forest, arid mountain peaks, humid lowlands, mangroves and coral reefs that attract totally different species but that also are easily accessible by visitors. Our certified naturalist guides can take you to great areas to add to your bird count.  Central America, in general, and Costa Rica, in particular, are in a privileged geographical position, making the region a planetary birding paradise. The equatorial country is inserted between tropical areas, making it an important host for a wide variety of fauna and flora species: birds are one of the biggest animal groups in Costa Rica - both resident and migratory from many parts of the world. The country's different tropical forest types, its climate and weather patterns create multiple ecosystems that are excellent habitats for many species on any birdwatcher's life list. Costa Rica has 12 of the planet’s 18 different life zones,  and a wide range of micro-climates. One respected catalogue recently posted a count of 930 species observed in Costa Rica, one of the highest such count for any country. Many birding groups have identified over 100 species in a single day's outing in various Costa Rican locations; 150-species days have been reported. Some highlights are Quetzals, Macaws, Toucans, Tanagers, Eagles, aquatic birds, hummingbirds and Manakins. The position of Costa Rica as a bridge between North and South America and its national policies for nature conservation offer visitors the opportunity to spot an extensive variety of birds and wildlife. An extra plus is the fact that Costa Rica is an important waystation for migratory birds: for example, during its dry season, many thousands of waterbirds come from North and South America, and all over the world, because for that period of time Costa Rica has a warm climate, perfect for a three-month stay. And then it's up and away to points around the globe. Costa Rica and its conservationist policies thus are very important for the planet's overall natural health, transforming it into a unique experience for nature lovers in general and a must-go destination for birders. Contact our online guides for more information about birding possibilities in Guanacaste province or around Costa Rica.

Catalinas Islands Snorkel Expedition

Some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica is located right off of our beautiful coastline here in Guanacaste. Divers from all over the world come to Guanacaste, Costa Rica to SCUBA dive and you can catch a ride with them out to the world famous Catalinas Islands. The 20 islands that make up the Catalinas Islands chain are bathed in pristine water. The islands, as well as the waters that surround them, are home to an abundant array of marine animals, birds, and land animals. Once you understand the myriad marine species that call these waters home, you will see exactly why divers from around the planet make it a point to put the Catalinas Islands on their list of must-see sites.

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Diamante Adventure Day Pass

This adventure filled day at Diamante begins with an adrenaline pumping ride on the zip-line course. The Diamante zip-line course is Costa Rica's best and only ocean view dual zip-line. The dual lines allow you to share this experience with your family and friends, riding and sharing side-by-side. The course is considered best in class and known for its soaring lines that deliver guests extremely long ride times. This ACCT certified course includes a Superman line, a free fall "Quick Jump" and Tarzan swing, all with amazing views. The team of trained guides and state-of-the-art equipment enhances the entire experience. After your heart thumping experience on the zip-line, head over to the Animal Sanctuary. Diamante's Animal Sanctuary is Guanacaste's largest, built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Diamante is home to the widest variety of species in one location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing guests to interact and enjoy up close and safe viewing. At the Sanctuary are sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, and more. The sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and both the Two and Three-toed sloths. You will also be able to enjoy some hammock time on the beach or participate in some water activities,  a delicious and traditional Costa Rican lunch is also included.

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Diamante Animal Sanctuary Discovery Pass

Diamante's Animal Sanctuary is Guanacaste's largest, built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Diamante is home to the widest variety of species in one location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing guests to interact and enjoy up close and safe viewing. At the Sanctuary are sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, and more. The sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and both the Two- and Three-toed sloths.

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Horseback Riding Tour

Guanacaste, Costa Rica is cowboy country. Everywhere you go, you'll see livestock. Take this tour to view this world from a different perspective. Stop to look at monkeys or have a sip of Tamarindo Tea. Ride the beaches and hidden trails of the gorgeous Guanacaste, Costa Rica Pacific coastline. Pause along the way to swim and snorkel. Or ask your guide to help you find a secret waterfall off the beaten path. After all that fun, enjoy an unfailingly beautiful sunset. Did you know that horseback riding is suitable for all ages? Our horses are matched up to our riders' ages and experience levels and our guides are trained to ensure you have a wonderful experience while focusing on your safety at all times.  This is one of our most popular tours: but don't just take our word for it, try it for yourselves.

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Las Catalinas Ocean Safari Tour

Get ready for an amazing ocean safari adventure. Hop on a panga for a beautiful ocean tour. You will go with our experienced english speaking guide and captain as you look out and explore into the waters searching for the gorgeous Costa Rican marine life. You just might see whales, dolphins, turtles, rays, and all different kinds of fish. While on the tour you will not only learn about the marine wildlife but also about the beaches and different geographical formations that you see during your trip.    Next we will stop at the best snorkeling spots where you will enjoy snorkeling and see the wildlife under the surface. The beaches around Flamingo are some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches you will ever see, your captain and deck mate will select the best snorkel spot of the day judging the wind and sea conditions for the clearest views possible. The volcanic lava reefs in the area are filled with a multitude of reef fish and sea urchins, star fish and anenomes. you might see turtles, rays and/or puffer fish. After a light snack and refreshments you can fish around the outer islands off of Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica or you might visit the Catalinas Islands as well.

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Monkey Sanctuary Tour

About the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary: With the encroachment of civilisation into their natural habitat the number or orphaned monkeys has risen in recent years and the numbers keep going up. Your tour includes a fee that we pay to help with the up keep and care of the sanctuary. Orphaned baby monkeys are not always adopted by another family of monkeys; but if they are found in time they are brought here. They usually haven't developed the skills to survive in the wild, so the Monkey Sanctuary becomes their permanent home. Here you will be able to visit with a number of different monkey species, including the famous Howler Monkey. You will be able to feed these amazing animals. The Monkey Sanctuary rescues more than just monkeys. There is a petting zoo with sheep, horses, and other resued animals.

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Ostional Turtle Nesting Experience

Seeing Green Olive Ridley turtles nesting or watching their eggs hatching in their natural environment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you simply cannot miss. Follow our knowledgable guides around Playa Ostional where you can watch hundreds and thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The number of turtles you can see can be simply breathtaking but please don't disturb them. As they come out of the pacific ocean and make their way up the beach to their nesting areas they can get very tired and it is also important not to help the baby turtles reach the ocean once they have hatched. On this tour sit back and relax and enjoy the view of the annual turtle migration

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Palo Verde Wildlife River Boat Cruise

The Palo Verde National Park tour in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is usually on everyone's must-see list when visiting the Guanacaste Region. Your day starts early as we pick you up from your hotel or condo and drive you to one of the rarest and bio-diverse eco systems in the world. Recommended for those who seek wildlife and birdlife. Palo Verde comprises dry forest, wetland and mangrove swamps, which is an ideal habitat for Costa Rican crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, parrots and other exotic birds. The Palo Verde Tour carries you through one of the largest concentrations of waterfowl in Central America. After the tour enjoy a typical Costa Rica lunch at a local restaurant and then enjoy a short tour of the how pottery is produced in nearby villages.   The Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Tour takes place along a stretch of the Tempisque River Conservation Area in Guanacaste Province, 30 km west of Canas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The surrounding region is mostly tropical dry forest, and the Park focuses on conserving vital floodplain, marshes, limestone ridges and seasonal pools from the encroachment of civilization to mitigate the risk to the ecology. A major feature is the density and variety of bird species, a substantial factor that led to the creation of the reserve, due in part to its diverse ecology: 15 different topographical zones ranging from evergreen forests to mangrove swamps. Birds spotted regularly in the park include Great Curassows, Scarlet Macaws, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Anhingas, Jabirus, and Wood Storks, among many others.  

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Puma & Sloth Rainforest Journey

  To start your best outdoor/wildlife adventure day, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive approximately for 45 minutes to the outskirts of the town of Cañas for a walking tour around the rescue shelter. Las Pumas is the largest animal shelter in Latin America, housing big cats such as pumas, jaguars and monkeys, deer and even toucans. It's a nature and animal lovers' paradise, with a myriad of trails to follow. After this great kickoff to your day, it'll be a quick stop along the way to the town of Bijagua to enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch — right before entering "sloth territory." Bijagua is a special place to observe the two different kinds of sloths in Costa Rica: both the two- and three-toed species. Located on the Caribbean slopes of the Miravalles and Tenorio volcanos, the panoramic views of Costa Rica's topography are amazing, something you'll only discover by traveling through the country's mountains, across or down its rivers, along and up its volcanos and spotting its widely varied wildlife.  In this magical place, you can also see Blue-jeans frogs, the Green and Black Poison Dart frog and the most famous of all, the Red-eyed Tree frog in memorable and pristine rainforest locations. Needless to say, the absolute highlight of the experience is spotting this plethora of wildlife in natural and unique habitat — yet enjoying the view from safe observation areas. Definitely a Costa Rica "Must Do."

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Scuba Diving Catalinas Islands

We offer you the best diving tours around the Catalina Islands, at the best price you can find! Diving Tour for those with a scuba certification. Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet in Catalina Islands.   The Catalina Islands are a group of different volcanic rock formations that rise to the surface in front of Flamingo Bay. The aquatic fauna is rich and varied, there are many schools of fish with stunning colors that accompany the divers on their tour of the ocean. Some common species are: white tip reef sharks, giant mantas, eagle rays, devil rays, moray eels, octopus, angelfish, barberfish, damsel fish, seahorses, turtles, etc... The North Pacific is full of wonderful places to dive and we organize diving excursions to any zone, provided that weather conditions permit. Among the most famous include the Catalina Islands: Catalina Classic (the big island), Catalina North, Dirty Rock and Elephant Rock. The main asset is the variety of beautiful marine flora and fauna, which makes this an ideal place for scuba diving.

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Sloth Habitat and ATV Expedition

Not just sloths! But also monkeys, birds of paradise, big cats, crocodiles and much, much more. This exciting two part tour starts with a beautiful ATV ride. Spend some exploration filled hours enjoying the beautiful beaches of the North Coast, leaving from all areas around Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. Some of these beaches are really only accessible by ATV. Follow the Pacific Coast up to Playa Flamingo, stopping to see some beautiful vistas, beach fronts and natural beauty. Then take a hard right and head up the mountains on the monkey trail towards Diamante Eco-Park and ascend to an elevation of 1240' before dropping back down to sea level and entering Diamante.   Diamante Animal Sanctuary is Guanacaste's largest, built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Diamante is home to the widest variety of species in one location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing guests to interact and enjoy up close and safe viewing. At the Sanctuary are sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, and more. The sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and both the Two and Three-toed sloths. All of Diamante's wildlife are rescued and cannot be returned to the wild. At the eco-park they are well taken care of and provide a valuable learning experience. Diamante is CST (Certificate of Sustainable Tourism) and certified and monitored by Bandera Azul Ecologica Program, CANATUR, CATURGUA, Paniamor and MINAET.

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Tamarindo Estuary Kayaking Tour

Come join us a paddling adventure enjoying the spectacular views of the beautiful mangrove in Tamarindo. Start in the flat waters of the old marina heading out west bordering a forested coast line in which you can see brown pelicans, brown booby, magnificent frigatebierds and neotropical cormorants. This tour gives you the unique opportunity to observe the wildlife of the estuary. While you kayak through the estuary you’ll be able to experience iguanas, crocodiles and lots of different species of wading birds up close. If you look up from the water you will be able to see howler monkeys, raccoons and other exotic animals in the treetops above.   Make sure to wear sandals, light clothes and sunblock.     

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Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Safari

See over 40 species of animals in one day. We will take you to visit different animal sanctuaries and parks in one fun-filled day. First you you will visit the Diamante Animal Sanctuary which is the largest in Guanacaste, built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and is home to the largest variety of species in a single location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing visitors to interact safely and enjoy up close sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, crocodiles, exotic birds, and more. The sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and both the two and three-toed sloths.   Next, we will take you to the African Safari Adventure Park. The park contains some 300 animals from 22 different species, 11 of them are African species that you can observe and some you can feed with carrot sticks. They live comfortably in a freedom-controlled 30 hectare area. During this incredible ride on board our special safari tour trucks, one of our trained guides will provide you with information and facts on every species. The tour takes approximately one hour, and each truck can carry 25 people. You can purchase the carrot sticks inside the park.

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