Welcome to Southern Caribbean

Naturally, this fascinating cultural bubble couldn’t remain isolated forever. Since the 1980s the southern coast has seen the arrival of surfers, backpackers and adventurous families on holiday – many of whom have stayed, adding Italian, German and North American flavors to the cultural stew. For the traveler, it's a rich and rewarding experience – with lovely beaches to boot.

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$90 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Chorro White Water Rafting Class IV-V from Manuel Antonio

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tico Loco Adventures, Manuel Antonio, Province of PuntarenasStart this insane Class VI-V white water adventure just 45 minutes outside of Manuel Antonio. Geared towards experienced rafters, or physically fit daredevils, these max adrenaline rapids of El Chorro are sure to get your blood pumping and be a thrilling experience for all. After meeting your team of rafters and making your way to the put in of one of Costa Rica's most daring rivers, our licensed bilingual safety guides will walk you through a detailed safety instructional before getting you strapped into all your custom fitted safety gear. As you and your team enter the river and begin to take on its rapids, you will be accompanied by licensed safety kayakers to ensure your safety and help you navigate the tight rock walls, steep falls, and unpredictable waters, all while enjoying the dense rainforest, and beautiful landscape that surrounds you. After you and your team finish your battle against this upper section of Naranjo River, you'll meet your put out and enjoy local fruits and refreshments while viewing your photos from your day on the river before loading up and heading back to Manuel Antonio.

$48 Private & Custom Tours

Private Bird-watching Tour (2+ people)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Nature Experts Manuel Antonio Tours, Manuel Antonio, Province of PuntarenasPass by without stopping

$85 Kid Friendly


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical, Province of PuntarenasNATURAL TRAILS, WATERFALLS AND WILD LIFE.Duration: 5 hours

$95 Kid Friendly

Savegre River Whitewater Rafting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Savegre River, Savegre, Province of PuntarenasEnjoy the Savegre’s spectacular tropical landscapes; its lush jungle vegetation make It one of the most pristine rivers in Central America. Perfect for families and firts time rafters, the Savegre meanders through stands of primary rainforest with enough whitewater action to keep it exciting and fun, while still allowing you to enjoy the incredible scenery and serenity of this special place. The Roller coaster type rapids and the unique environment will be a memorable highlight of your time in Costa Rica.Duration: 4 hours

$99 Outdoor Activities

Raft the Savegre River with professional local guides.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe'll traverse a 4x4 road in our Land Cruiser and make our way to the river put-in, just a 30 minute drive from Playa Dominical or Manuel Antonio. We then go over our safety talk, get you fitted with appropriate gear, and get on the river to go rafting!Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Savegre River, Savegre, Province of Puntarenas

$41.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro

Getting to and from Costa Rica and Panama has never been easier. We take care of everything. From Puerto Viejo, we will pick you up at your hotel in an air conditioned late model shuttle van, and take you directly to the border. From there we have our guide assist you with the immigration process leaving Costa Rica and checking into Panama. Our shuttle van will be waiting for you on the Panama side to continue the journey to Bocas Del Toro. The shuttle will drop you off at the Bocas Marine Tours dock in Almirante where you will take a boat the last 30 minutes of the journey through patches of mangroves and various islands.

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