If you read our blog about Caribeans Chocolate Tour, then chances are that you’ve already (happily) drown in chocolate. But we know that one tour isn’t enough…you need to try them all! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular tours in Puerto Viejo.
Jaguar Rescue Center
Whenever there’s an injured animal or an orphaned sloth, the Jaguar Rescue Center swoops in to save the day. Discover tropical wildlife and learn about the many rehabilitation programs that take place at the center. Located in Cocles, the center is open Monday – Saturday. There are 2 guided tours per day – one at 9:30 am and the other at 11:30 am. The visit takes about 1.5 hours and costs $20 USD per person. All proceeds go to funding the animal care and rehabilitation programs!
Raft the Pacuare River with Exploradores Outdoors
Located deep in the mountainous rainforest just 2 hours from Puerto Viejo, this world-famous river adventure will be sure to satiate your adrenaline craving. Daily trips include transportation to and from Puerto Viejo (or onward transport to San Jose free of charge), a quality buffet breakfast, 4 hours on the river and lunch. It’s an unforgettable experience riding class III and IV rapids through the beautiful Costa Rican jungle and steep canyons. The cost is $99 per person.
Caribe Horse Horseback Riding
Haven’t you always dreamed of riding a horse on the beach? Explore the natural beauty of the Caribbean as you weave your way along the ocean and through the jungle. Guided by an English-speaking professional rider, you’ll learn the proper way to ride a horse as well as information about Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo, and the surrounding wildlife. Not an equestrian aficionado? No worries – all levels are welcome. These horses are very well trained and suitable for beginners.
This amazing non-profit organization is dedicated to saving Costa Rica’s two native macaws. The Great Green Macaw was once prevalent throughout the Caribbean but is now on the brink of extinction with only 1,000 birds left in the wild. Threats include habitat destruction (logging, farming, etc), exploitation for the lucrative pet trade and hunting. Once native to Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean region, the ARA Project has successfully re-introduced a number of breeding pairs into the wild. We’re happy to report that they are reproducing on their own! This is your chance to see these majestic birds up close and learn about the conservation efforts of a commendable non-profit, the ARA Project.