Immerse yourself in both of Costa Rica's famous rainforest and the Caribbean Sea on the Cahuita Rainforest Hike, Snorkeling + Sloth Sanctuary tour! There is no better way to experience the beautiful wilderness and wildlife that Costa Rica is known for than by snorkeling the turquoise Caribbean Sea and hiking the lush rainforest of the Cahuita National Park surrounding this horseshoe shaped beach. Just when you think your day can´t get any better, afterwards you get to visit the Sloth Sanctuary, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, research and release of these incredible animals! The Cahuita National Park Rainforest Hike, Snorkel + Sloth Sanctuary is probably the best tour deal in Costa Rica's Caribbean coast region!
Your day begins with a 20 minute boat ride to enjoy two separate snorkeling spots. As Cahuita National Park has been protected since 1970, you are certain to encounter numerous tropical fish in the crystal clear waters, and if you are lucky, you might even catch glimpse of an undisruptive reef shark or sting ray! Once you reach Cahuita point, you will disembark for a tropical fruit snack and rest before heading on a 1 and a half hour hiking adventure through the coastal rain forest. Throughout the day our expert guides will explain any questions with detail, and make sure that you don´t miss out on any spectacular wildlife sightings.
Hungry after all that snorkeling and hiking? No worries, lunch is included in this full day tour! After relaxing and enjoying a typical Costa Rican meal, you will be driven out to the Sloth Sanctuary, which is located 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of Cahuita. Once we arrive to the Sloth Sanctuary, we will embark on a canoe expedition where you will hear the fascinating story of how the Arroyos came to be the sloth-rescuers of their area! Seeing a sloth in such close proximity is an incredible experience, and this hour-long tour will leave you far more knowledgeable about these amazing creatures. We then provide transportation back to your hotel, where you will certainly have stories to share with those back home and some heart-warming photos of Costa Rica's signature furry friends...the Sloth.
Do not leave Costa Rica without experiencing the Cahuita Snorkeling and Rainforest Hike + Sloth Sanctuary tour! Book your discounted tour now with The Real Deal Tours!
- * Transportation
- * Boat
- * Professional guide
- * Entrance fees
- * Snorkel Gear
- * Canoes
- * Lunch
- * Fruits
- * Snacks
- * Bottled water
Departures: 8:00 AM.
Length: Approximately 7 hours.
- * Comfortable water shoes that will stay on (keens, crocs, sandals with straps)
- * Swimsuit on
- * Long sleeve shirt/rash guard to cover your back
- * Sunscreen
- * Insect repellant
- * Towel
- * Camera (ideally waterproof)
- * Binoculars
- * Water bottle
- * Raincoat
- * Cash for tour balance and tips
Insider tip: While sloths look extremely cuddly and like they are always wanting to snuggle, research has found that being handled by strangers is acutely stressful for them. You will get to meet the sloths up close and personal, but please do not attempt to touch or hold them.
Important Note: Due to the logistics of this operation, this provider requests payment in advance 72 hours prior. Discounted pricing is for clients paying cash in advance at tour offices in San Jose or Puerto Viejo. A credit card authorization for the balance will be requested to hold the reservation. If you do not make the cash payment prior to the tour, your credit card will be processed for the remaining balance plus a small processing fee on the day of the tour. Complete instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
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The Real Deal: $123.00
Cahuita National Park Rainforest Hike, Snorkel + Sloth Sanctuary deposit is $20.00 per person.
(The balance of $103.00 per person must be paid 72 hours prior the day of the tour)
This tour departs at 8:00 AM.