Casa Las Brisas

Location: Playa Negra - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica    Telephone: +506 2750-2035 / info@bananaazul.com

Caribbean Coast Explorer

Package Details

Duration:
6 Days/5 nights

Cost Per Person
From $769.00 per person, Low season

(For travel dates after Dec 1st please inquire for pricing)

Includes

– Pacuare Rafting trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

– 3 nights lodging at Banana Azul (Extra nights can be added)

– Gandoca Manzanillo Tour

– Cahuita Snorkel and Hike Tour

– Shared shuttle to Bocas del Toro

– 2 nights lodging at Palma Royale (Tropicale Suites optional)
– Full day Cayo Zapatillo Tour- Shared shuttle on to Puerto Viejo (additional cost will apply for drop off in San Jose)

Not Included
Exit and entry fees to be paid on both sides of the border (calculate another $24 for round trip) • Bocas airport departure tax $15 for those choosing the return to San Jose by air option • Single supplement if single room(s) needed

What to Bring
Shoes or sandals that can get wet for rafting trip, sunscreen, pants, insect repellent, hiking boots/shoes, bathing suit, sunglasses, towel, Passport and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica (or Panama if you are ending the tour there) for border crossing

Day 1 – Whitewater Rafting on the famous Pacuare River!

Early morning pickup in San Jose (or Arenal area) for a exciting whitewater rafting trip down Costa Rica’s most famous rafting river, Rio Pacuare! You wil start with a full breakfast at the rafting companys Exploration Center (about 3 hrs away). Your luggage is securely stored in a locked container. This is our most popular rafting trip and Costa Rica’s premier river rafting trip. Later that evening you will check into your room at Banana Azul which is truly Puerto Viejos best kept.

Day 2 – Gandoca Manzanillo Reserve Jungle Hike:

The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is the jewel of Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean spanning nearly 25,000 acres of jungle, marshland, lagoons, reefs, coves and coastline. This extensive 4 hour hike will submerse you into one of the most amazing ecological environments that Costa Rica has to offer! You will be surrounded amazing animals and will see many species of plants and trees which are native to the area. After this hike you will need some time to relax; no better place to do this than back at the hotel and the Banana Azul Beach Club!

Day 3 – Cahuita National Park Snorkel and Hike

The Cahuita National Park is one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean Coast, the park offers some of the best snorkeling in the country as well as endless trails to explore the beauty of the park and its inhabitants.This tour offers the best of what this park has to offer, you can see the beauty of the park from below its pristine waters and traversing its scenic trails.

Day 4 – Travel to Bocas del Toro

After picking you up at your hotel, we will travel by shared shuttle to the border with Panama, you will cross the Rio Sixaola, pass through immigration and then take another shuttle to Almirante where a small passenger boat will take us to Bocastown on Isla Colon. You will have the rest of the day to explore the town on your own.

Day 5 – Full day tour (only on 2 night stay)

You will go on a tour to Cayo Zapatillo, where you can try out deep boarding, the new way to snorkel. The tour includes lunch and snorkeling equipment. After a full day on and in the water, you can enjoy the evening in Bocastown or at your lodge

Day 6 – Return to Puerto Viejo or San Jose

You have the option of a 6:00am or 12:00pm pick up from Bocas Marine Tours with drop off in Puerto Viejo, or choose a 8:00am pick up with drop off in Puerto Viejo or San Jose, drop off in San Jose will include a layover in Puerto Viejo with lunch included. All shuttles are air conditioned and seat 10 to 12 persons comfortable. Note: additional cost will apply for drop off in San Jose

Puerto Viejo Hotel option:

Banana Azul is a small hotel north of town beachfront on Playa Negra. This small boutique hotel has been created with care using local products and a philosophy that emphasizes relaxation. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as do several freely-hanging hammocks and a meandering pond inhabited by fish and turtles. There is a restaurant, bar, pool and beach club. The hotel consists of fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. Most rooms are on the second floor of the main building, and open onto a large veranda with sweeping ocean views and of the garden.


Bocas Hotels options

Palma Royale

The Only thing this place overlooks is the Sea! A big smile and warm welcome will gret you at the Hotel Palma Royale in Bocas del Toro, Panama. They have a great Main Street Location, 20 meters from the sea. Relax and enjoy a tropical and spacious feeling here with a host of personal touches. Should our standard hotels be full we will offer you alternative options. The price then may vary, depending on the option you choose. Some hints and recommendations from our experienced travel agents: • If you would like to stay a bit longer in Panama, you can of course add more nights in Bocas, or you take a flight to Panama City, there is also a lot to be seen! Just ask us, we will be happy to assist you!

Tropicale Suites

Enjoy the absolute best that Bocas del Toro has to offer! Come. Tropical Suites is a premier boutique hotel, located at the edge of the tranquil Caribbean Ocean in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Explore. Our hotel is just a minute walk away from restaurants, cafes, and more on the island of Isla Colon. From our dock, we launch boats daily for our guests to explore beautiful beaches, surfing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, dolphin tours, gardens and more. Relax. Tropical Suites sets just far enough away from all the movement of the town center for you to relax and unwind in the modern comfort of our rooms. Each suite offers you a large open living area with a fully equipped kitchen and spacious, jacuzzi bathrooms… amenities truly reminiscent of a home away from home. Enjoy. Our staff is here to serve you in the best way that we can. From arranging tours to airport pick-up, pre-purchased groceries to laundry service, let us know how we can help you