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Costa Rica Beach & Forest Escape

Overview

Join us to explore Central America’s last remaining tropical rainforest in Costa Rica’s wild Osa Peninsula, a paradise for lovers of wildlife, birding, nature and beaches.

Enjoy a great variety of land and water-based tours and activities in this magical place, home to a plethora of incredible wildlife, including monkeys, scarlet macaws, pumas, toucans, tree frogs and thousands of other creatures… this will be the experience of a lifetime!

Trip Code: CRTSLR4

Location: Costa Rica

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Private transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to Puerto Jiménez. At arrival, you will be guided to the Reception Office where refreshment will be offered. After disconnecting with the outside world, you are ready to continue the adventure in the rainforest in a bumpy and scenic road during 45 minutes. When arriving to Lapa Rios, the lodge’s manager will met you and will explain about Lapa Rios history, mission, vision and goals.

Rest your body and soul after a delicious lunch taking a nap in the hammock of your comfortable bungalow or take a refreshing dip into the swimming pool.

An exquisite three courses meal will be served in the restaurant for dinner.

Arrival

Wake up with the stunning sunrise behind the Golfo Dulce in front of your eyes. Have a delicious breakfast with tropical fruits and locally harvested ingredients before getting ready for a new exciting day.

A selection of on-site guided guided tours such as the early and sunset birds tour, the wild waterfall hike, the local medicine tour, the rain forest ridge walk, the Osa trail hike, the Matapalo Tour, the night walk and the pigs, twigs and garbage Tour

In the afternoon, prepare your senses to take one hour of a therapeutic massage (not included) and join other guests afterwards at Lapapalapa Bar for a tropical cocktail before diner.

Guided Tour

Breakfast. Get ready with the sunrise for another day of adventure. You might want to get immersed in the real rainforest. The Osa Trail hike will lead you into the deep primary forest in the Lapa Rios private reserve. The tour departs Lapa Rios at 8:15 a.m. and returns at noon.

For the rest of the afternoon relax on the sun bed in your private balcony while hearing the toucans, macaws and sound of the waves or take time to relax in the fresh water pool. Join other guests at the scenic Brisa Azul Restaurant for a glass of wine or a cocktail
before dinner.

Osa Trail Hike

Breakfast. If your flight out of Puerto Jimenez is at noon, you might wake up early and take the Early Bird guided tour. This tour leaves at 5:30 a.m. and returns at 8:00 a.m. During the tour you will spot a wide variety of migrant and stationary colorful birds as in no other part in Costa Rica.

Transfer to Puerto Jimenez airstrip to take a domestic flight back to San José.

At arrival, private transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport to take your flight back home. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.

Departure
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Important Information

  • Accommodation in one of our luxury bungalows

    Private arrival and departure transfers
    3 extraordinary meals per day
    Activities as stated on the itinerary

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

  • Accommodation in luxury bungalow
    Private arrival and departure transfers
    3 meals per day 
    Activities as stated on the itinerary

    Exclusions

    Visa fees (if applicable)
    Airport tax (if applicable)
    Personal expenses
    Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary 
    Gratuities for staff/guides

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.