Hanging bridges, sloths and hotsprings

Starting at $140

Experience the real rainforest with exclusive access to Hanging Bridges, a sloth sanctuary, and rejuvenating hot springs, all while supporting conservation efforts.

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Rainforest Escapade: Hanging Bridges, Sloth and Wildlife Encounters, plus Hot Springs near Bijagua

Begin an exclusive rainforest adventure tailored for intimate groups such as couples, friends, and families seeking to complement their exploration of Costa Rica’s pristine beaches in Guanacaste. As a private tour, we adjust to your pace, enhancing your chances of realizing your dream Costa Rican experience. We pause as needed to observe wildlife or take breaks for stretching and restroom use. Please note that this adventure involves moderate walking and is not suitable for travelers with mobility challenges or special needs.

Specifics:

  • Pick Up Time: 7 am
  • Meeting Point: Hotel, house, or vacation rental near Guanacaste’s pristine beaches (We cater to areas like Pinilla, Tamarindo, Flamingo, Las Catalinas, Cocos Beach, and many more!)
  • Duration: Full day
  • Driving Time: Approx 2.5 hours each way
  • Minimum Amount of People: 2
  • Price includes: roundtrip transportation, traditional lunch, personalized guidance, and admission to all featured sites. 
  • Not included in the price: Mandatory IVA tax (13%)

What To Expect:

Hanging Bridges: Discover three hanging bridges at the Heliconia Hotel, each offering a unique perspective of pristine rainforest beauty. Ranging from 75 to 95 meters in length and 27 to 35 meters in height, these bridges provide thrilling experiences high above the forest floor. Additionally, a 35-meter-high platform surrounding a towering tree offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush surroundings.

Sloth and Wildlife: Owned and managed by a local family, Finca Verde is now a thriving forest sanctuary, though it was a barren farmland just three decades ago. Currently Finca Verde teems with diverse wildlife, including birds, sloths, and amphibians. Explore and learn about the wonders of nature in this lush haven, a prime spot for observing sloths in their natural habitat.

Authentic Costa Rican Food: Treat your taste buds to the beloved Casado, a traditional lunch featuring white rice, red or black beans, and a protein of your choice (chicken, fish, beef, or pork), accompanied by a fresh green salad (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shredded carrots, and a splash of fresh lime juice, seasoned with salt, pepper, and optional olive oil or vinegar). Vegetarians can savor alternatives like avocado, cheese, or sweet plantains instead of the protein options. Local restaurants, known as sodas, often offer delectable additions such as Picadillo (a savory blend of finely chopped vegetables and meat) or Ensalada Ruda (a tantalizing mix of potato, beet, celery, cilantro, chopped hard-boiled eggs, carrots, and mayonnaise).

Hot Springs: Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes near Miravalles and Rincon de La Vieja Volcanoes, our curated hot springs offer a tranquil oasis where visitors can immerse themselves in the soothing embrace of geothermal waters. Geothermal energy, harnessed by molten magma heating the earth’s crust, fuels a natural convection cycle. Rainwater seeps deep into the earth’s crust, where it’s heated by volcanic activity. This hot water then rises back to the surface, creating the thermal waters we enjoy today as beautiful man-made pools. As the water rises, it collects minerals and gases, such as calcium, silica, and sulfur, which provide wellness benefits like skin health, improved circulation, and stress relief.

Whether seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, or a unique cultural experience, these hot springs offer a serene retreat amidst Costa Rica’s natural beauty. It’s essential to ensure you have no pre-existing health conditions that might prevent you from soaking in hot springs. Always consult with your doctor before indulging, and be sure to follow safety guidelines to make the most of this therapeutic experience.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing
  • Snacks or energy bars
  • Some cash
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • A backpack or plastic bag for wet clothes
  • A light rain jacket and camera can be useful additions.

Why You Should Consider This Activity:

This Bijagua Rainforest Escapade not only offers an immersion in the real rainforest and provides breathtaking views and relaxation but also supports sustainable environmental practices. The places we visit prioritize conservation, allowing native flora and fauna to thrive. The hanging bridges we visit span a 70-hectare private reserve, while our sloth-viewing spot has been transformed into a natural sanctuary for sloths, birds, and amphibians, ensuring their freedom and protection. The hot springs are nestled within a former cattle pasture, now a lush expanse of forest and gardens, featuring beautifully crafted pools fed by natural hot springs from the volcano.

Additional Info:

  • Level of Activity: Moderate
  • Accessibility: Not suitable for travelers with mobility challenges or special needs.
  • Languages: English and Spanish spoken

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