Tours & Activities

The northern plains of Costa Rica are one of the world's most diverse regions, home to the gorgeous Rio Celeste located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Visitors to this spectacular tropical zone can take part in several activities and tours to enrich their visit to this truly ecological jewel in Costa Rica. There are activities and tours for those seeking adventure as well as those with relaxation in mind.

Hiking Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park

A legend tells that after God was done painting the sky, he washed his brushes in the river that now bears the name of Rio Celeste (Light Blue River).

We start the walk at the Lodge at 08:00 am, until get to the park. After paying the park entry’s fee, we start the hike through this Humid Forest ecosystem, with the chance to observe various animal species and exuberant flora surrounding us. Along the walk we will discover the magnificent Rio Celeste waterfall, and also the place where the river dyes itself into that amazing light blue coloration.

$60 per person

With Lunch: $80 per person

Duration: 4 hours, total 7 kilometers

What to bring: Hiking shoes, sandals, binoculars, camera, sun block, money and hat

We include: Water bottle, fruit, guide, and admission fee to the park

Note on the Rio Celeste: It is possible that during extreme weather conditions of constant, long-lasting, heavy rains, the river may lose its coloration due to mud carried in the water. However, a few hours (5 or 6) of calm weather can restore the expected coloration. With this eventual exception mentioned above, The Rio Celeste can be visited any time of the year.

Departure time: 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Return: 12:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Birdwatching Tour

Don’t miss one of the most diverse ecosystems in Costa Rica! Bring your binoculars and you might spot the rare Tody Motmot, with its beautiful turquoise, green and rusty colored plumage. Or you might see other rare species like the Black-faced Antthrush or hear its distinctive song. Other bird species in the area include tanagers, toucans, parakeets, parrots, hawks or woodcreepers, easily found as we walk the trails or secluded gravel roads. We’ll walk in the company of an expert tour guide and you’ll leave having had a fantastic experience.

$50 per person

Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

Duration: 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Minimun: 2 people

What to bring: Hiking shoes or tennis, binoculars, camera, sun block, and hat

What's included: Water bottle, fruits, guide, and transportation.

Tenorio River White Water Rafting

The white, pristine water of the Guanacaste area makes for a beautiful river on which to raft. The water rises at Tenorio Volcano by the Guanacaste mountain range, and the area offers about 20 kilometers of rapids and a magnificent tropical forest landscape.

You don’t need prior rafting experience but this is class III and IV whitewater rafting. Our experienced staff will make you feel confident and our modern and certified equipment will allow you to mount the rapids smoothly.

After this exciting adventure, indulge in a delicious fresh lunch.

$160 per person

Children must be over 12 years old.

Pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Duration: Day

Difficulty: Medium-difficult

Minimum: 2 people

What to bring: Strap sandals, mosquito repellent, sun block, hat, sun glasses

What's included: Water bottle, fruit juice, fresh fruits, lunch, guide, and transportation

Rio Frio Kayak Safari

We paddle along the Rio Frio to observe several species of animals such as spider monkeys, white-face monkey, howler monkeys, iguanas and Caiman. A place with an impressive scenic beauty; time passes while we observe birds on the flooded forest and discover gaps and sites which appear unexplored.

$100 per person

Pick Up Time: 7:30 a.m.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes, insect repellent and sun cream.

Duration: 5 hrs

What's Included: Transportation from the hotel, Naturalist guide, Lunch and Water.

Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

Only 1:30 hours of driving through some of the most important agriculture and tourism region in the country, we arrive at La Fortuna and its main feature, the Arenal Volcano, emerging out of the San Carlos plains, showing its magnificence to all visitors and locals alike. Walking the Arenal Volcano National Park Trails will be the first activity, along a 3 kilometers trail and a 2 hour hike through the area that was devastated by the last major eruption of the mighty mountain (1968).

You will also have the opportunity to witness some of the present activity (depending on weather conditions), walk the 1992 lava flow and learn more about volcanoes in Costa Rica. After these activities you will enjoy a great lunch at one of the local restaurants in town, followed by an afternoon visit to a Hot Springs Center, with ample time to relax your mind and body in these therapeutic volcanic hot springs surrounded by lush nature and humid forest. Relaxed and satisfied, we start the trip back to the hotel.

$195 per person

Pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Extra Person: $115 per person

Duration: Day

Difficulty: Medium

Minimum: 2 people

What to bring: Swimming suit, rain poncho, hiking or running shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, mosquito repellent, money and hat

What's included: Lunch, water bottle, guide, transportation, entrance fee to the park and the hot springs

Caño Negro Wildlife

Driving through one of the most important agriculture areas in the north side of the country (Caribbean slopes), we arrive at Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge; this ecosystem is considered to be one of the best place on the continent for bird watching. Also, in addition to an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also home to many other interesting animals, such as sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, - more wildlife than what you ever imagine! - And a variety of flora native of the wetlands.

Our tour to this beautiful region leaves from your hotel and travels approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to Caño Negro, a rustic village near the Nicaraguan border. Here will begin our boat tour into this incredible ecosystem, the wetlands. We will work our way slowly upstream stopping along the way to observe the various animals spotted. Around noon we will stop at a nice local restaurant for a typical Costa Rican lunch before we start the way back to hotel.

$189 per person

Pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Extra Person: $95 per person

Duration: Day

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum: 2 people

What to bring: Light and comfortable clothing, sandals or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, money, sunscreen and hat

What's included: Bilingual naturalist guide, transportation, boat, lunch. (Vegetarian food available upon request) and beverages.

Tenorio Safari Float Tour

Float for two hours down the Corobicí or Tenorio Rivers (depending of water level) while surrounded by the exotic ecosystem of the forest, with gigantic kapoks and fig trees. Expect to see monkeys, birds, iguanas or crocodiles on the river shores or on the tree tops. Indulge yourself in a tranquil boat ride mixed with a little adventure as you raft down class 1 and 2 rapids. Treat yourself to this nature-filled experience during your Costa Rica vacation, fun for the entire family.

$155 per person

Pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum: 2 people

What to bring: Bathing suit, sandals with straps, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, mosquito repellent, sun glasses and hat

What's included: Water bottle, fruits, guides, transportation and full equipment

Hanging Bridges

Heliconias Hanging Bridges & Rainforest hike is located in the foothills of the Tenorio Volcano. It is a private reserve with spectacular views of the rural community of Bijagua and Lake Nicaragua. This location offers the opportunity to experience ecotourism and a natural hike in one. Here you will find a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that provides incredible biodiversity on over 75 hectares of primary rainforest which adjoin with the Tenorio Volcano National Park.

A guided tour over the three suspension bridge trail will bring you closer to the wonderful biodiversity of the rainforest, a privileged area for those who love nature and birds. The canopy level bridges allow you to safely experience the great complexity of the forest from a different perspective. Our naturalist guides will teach you many things about the rainforest and will help you see the different wildlife through binoculars and a telescope. Some of the wildlife you may encounter are monkeys, sloths, the white nose coati, snakes, insects, and birds like the toucan, woodpecker, motmot, and tanager. If you are lucky, maybe you’ll even spot a tapir.

During the drive from the hotel to the private reserve, we’ll have the chance to find sloths because there is an important biological corridor coming from the Tenorio Volcano down to the community. We can find two species of sloths (the two toed and three toed). It is almost certain that you will see this amazing and lazy animal.

$110 per person

Pick up time: 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Duration: Half Day Tour

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum: 2 people

What to bring: Hiking shoes or sneakers, binoculars, camera, sun block and hat

What's included: Water bottle, guide, admission fee to the park and transportation

Tubing in Rio Celeste

One of the most beautiful rivers in the world can be enjoyed on a tube while we are taking down the river by the current, is a mix between the beauty of the river and the adrenaline of the rapids while we are going down the river and surrounded by a beautiful tropical forest and with the best water temperature for practicing this activity. Class I and II.

$95 per person

Pick Up Time: 9:00 a.m.

Duration: 3 hrs

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes,Water shoes.

What's Included: Transport from the hotel, Specialized guide, Equipment for personal protection, water & snacks..

Horseback Riding Tours

Mountain View: Ride through the mountains as you discover breathtaking views of volcanoes and the Nicaraguan Lake.

Río Celeste: Follow a horse-trail down to the majestic Rio Celeste and enjoy a refreshing swim in the mineralized water.

Basic: Enjoy the fresh air on the horseback as you explore the property at a local farm.

Mountain View $60 per person
Río Celeste $55 per person
Basic $50 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Note: Lunch at a local family owned restaurant can be provided for only $10 more per person.

Finca Verde Cultural Tour

The tour begins with guest pick up at the hotel’s front desk. From there we make our way to the community of Bijagua, and the journey combines agroecology with the area’s culture. Upon arrival at the property’s facilities, we begin our walk of approximately 90 minutes on an easily accessible trail which extends for about a mile. During the trip you may visualize different fauna such as sloths, frogs, snakes, birds and others.

$110 per person

Duration: 3 hrs

What to bring: Hiking shoes or tennis, binoculars, camera, sun block, and hat.

What's Included: Transportation, bilingual tour guide, lunch.

Night Walk Tour

We start the walk at the Hotel at 6 pm in a twilight tour until get to a near forest trail. Here we are going to walk through this Humid Forest ecosystem, being this a special time to observe when various animal species as insects, snakes and amphibians are waking up, as well at this time many kinds animals are looking for their nests. If we are lucky we may see.


Duration: 3 hrs

What to bring: Closed shoes - Long pants / long sleeve shirt - Repellent against mosquitoes

What's Included: Water - Guide – Flashlight