Hiking, Canoeing activities in Costa Rica
The newest grassroots ecotourism effort in the area combines short hikes with an hour-long canoe trip on a lake about 8km from town. It gets excellent reviews from travelers but its administration is weak. Staff don't always answer phones and prices can vary depending on the day, plus guides speak no English. Still, it is a local business and worth looking into because Lago Jalapa is a stunning lake in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre, surrounded by forest teeming with wildlife. It even offers overnight kayaking and camping trips.