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Golfo Dulce activities

$110 Outdoor Activities

Exuberant Day Adventure

This guided tour starts early in the morning in Puerto Jimenez. Includes a visit to the mangrove forest in Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge, a nice boat trip along Golfo Dulce and an exploration of Saladero  reef that hosts lots of marine life.Dolphins are always a big possibility in Golfo Dulce. Snorkeling and kayak gear is provided. You will  discover a different side of the Osa Peninsula that few ever see; pristine tropical waters of Golfo Dulce are waiting for you, the stunning sea-life, reefs and colorful panorama are here just waiting to be discovered.The excursion includes 2 hours reef exploration and 2 hours mangrove exploration. The order of the tour activities depends on the tide.Then if it is high tide you will start with the mangrove exploration, this is a visit to  Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge mangrove section.After the visit to  mangrove forest, you will enjoy a tropical fruit snack, including a demonstration on how to open coconuts local style.Then you will take the boat to cross the gulf until reaching Saladero reef. Once you get there you will  explore underwater world. Before or after the snorkeling you will enjoy a beach picnic lunch, with seasonal fresh fruits, ice tea, fresh vegetables sandwich,cheese, jam, beans and sauces.If lunch comes before snorkeling, a resting time is needed before going to the water.

$35 Water Sports

Sunset and Dolphins Kayak Tour

The Golfo Dulce is on itself a marine paradise; with smooth and warm waters it hosts big variety of fishes, mollusk, ocean birds and majestic dolphins. May we be blessed with seeing wild bottle nose and spinner dolphins in their natural home, swimming, jumping, feeding and enjoying the sunset, the wonders of one of the only four tropical fiords in the world. There is also a chance of seeing other sea life in their natural habitat and natural behavior. Different species of turtles, fish and even manta rays jumping out of the water. There are several families of dolphins that live all year long in Golfo Dulce, including the Spinner, Bottle nose and the Spotted Dolphins. February and August are the best months to see Humpback Whales. They come into the gulf to give birth on its warm and quiet waters and then spend a few days here waiting for the calf to be able to travel. All this beauty is combined with peace and soul filling energy from the waves, sea birds and silence that kayaks allow and power boats tend to miss. Every day is special, on its own and we love it that way, nature makes every tour unique. The tropical sunset is a gift that makes your paddling a great experience and the fresh breeze in the gulf makes the perfect temperature. This tour is made every day during the dry season and it takes two hours, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The tour includes seasonal tropical fruits, bilingual tour guide and all the safety gear. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.Transportation not included. No previous experience required.

$228 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dolphin watching mangrove snorkeling tour at Golfo Dulce in the Pacific side

This spectacular tour brings you to these incredible animals in Golfo Dulce and is a favorite for the people visiting Costa Rica.The Sweet Gulf or Golfo Dulce is one of the 4 tropical fjords around the world and hosts a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, whale sharks and sea turtles. The tour starts early in the morning at the port of Puerto Jiménez, where you will take a private boat to go out looking for dolphins. The most commonly seen are spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins.A great natural wealth is what you will be able to observe if you decide to accompany us to the tour by boat through the Golfo Dulce. An unforgettable journey. Where you will find marine life, on the way to the small islands the famous mogos, boat tour.Walking through the Golfo Dulce observing the nature that surrounds our beautiful coasts, as well as the marine life that in this gulf is found (dolphins, whales, turtles, seabirds and more) a tour looking towards the location of the small islandsThe mogos which are very attractive where we find some reefs where you can also snorkel, all this you can live in an excellent tour where you will feel in union with the marine nature of the Golfo Dulce area, worldly known for its marine inventions for its great variety of species and riches that are found in its reach in this incredible tour with an approximate duration of 5 hours.Golfo Dulce is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and popular turistic atractions in Costa Rica. Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, Golfito Wildlife Refugee, Corcovado National Park, Violin Island, Zancudo beach, Puerto Jimenez, Platanares beach, Colorado beach, Sombrero beach, Tigre beach, Puntarenitas beach and Pavones for naming some. You can be picked-up at any of this places.This tour includes equipment, drinks and fruit snacks.

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