An adventure shore excursion packed with adrenaline from riding your ATV through the jungle, river crossing, and along the beach to seeing the famed giant American Crocodiles on a boat safari!
You'll be picked up at your Puerto Caldera cruise ship pier to start your adventure in this amazing country. You'll be driven to the base camp in an air-conditioned new deluxe vehicle or minibus. Relax while you take in the diversity of the plantations of mango, coffee, sugarcane, and citrus trees. Along the route are many fruit stands and farming communities. Your drive takes you along the Central Pacific Coast past Tarcoles River and Carara Adventure Park, a biological reserve turned National Park. You'll arrive at a private property about 1 hour from the Puntarenas Pier. On arrival, you'll have use of the restrooms and some time to explore on your own. Before heading off on your ATV adventure you'll be given operation and safety instructions, necessary gear, and a test drive on a specially designed private track.
Your guided adventure takes you through the jungle past teak plantations, 14 exciting river crossings (things will get bumpy), on dirt paths, through the life-giving rain forests, past several viewpoints with spectacular panoramas, and 2 of the coast's gorgeous beaches. If the weather allows at Bochinche Beach you can have a quick swim. The beach is made of coffee-colored sand and loose stone and has gentle waves lapping the shore. It's a virtually private beach.
After your 2-hour ATV adventure, you will be driven to Tarcoles River. Get your camera ready for the 1-hour eco boat cruise that takes you along the river through the jungle. The river is home to huge American crocodiles and over 50 species of migratory birds. You'll see crocodiles, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, large iguanas, and birds like the egret and heron plus much more. Included in the excursion are bottled water along the trails and river and fresh seasonal tropical fruits at the end of your adventure.
You'll be returned to your Puerto Caldera pier after your excursion.
Enjoy the lushness of the Costa Rican rainforest while you drive your ATV through the rainforest, rivers, and beaches. Then you'll cruise the Tarcoles River where you'll be able to see the American Crocodiles and many other creatures that call this home. Bring your adventurous spirit and have fun!