Matapalo Day Tour

Activity: Hiking
Price: $65/person
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Matapalo Beach
Departure: 8:30am
What To Bring: Bring your camera and questions! Please wear hiking boots or sneakers
Description: The hike begins down at the beach so you will have to walk down our trail to the beach where your bi-lingual guide will be awaiting, hike starts at 8:30 am. You will learn about the tropical ecology of our rainforests on the trek. You will leave with a greater understanding of our tropical forests and their importance to our future. The trip starts in a coastal community rife with scarlet macaws and toucans, then gradually ascends through a secondary forest rich with heliconias and hummingbirds. Continuing onward, we trek through riparian habitat underneath a gallery of giant tropical trees. The location has primary rainforest and secondary forest where you will see monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, hawks, pizotes and morpho butterflies to name a few. It is never the same hike twice!!!

Matapalo Night Tour

Activity: Hiking
Price: $40/person
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Matapalo Beach
Departure: 5:30pm
What To Bring: Bring your camera and questions! Please wear hiking boots or sneakers
Description: The tour begins at the Villa just before dust where the guide will give you a brief orientation, and explain what to look for and what you might encounter. You will enter the jungle as the sun goes down quite an incredible change; you won’t even notice and then it Awakens only after Nightfall!!! The guide will sit everyone down and ask all to be very quiet and then you hear the jungle come alive with all the night time inhabitants, truly a magical place at night. You may see some glowing insects, dung beetles, anteaters, peccary’s, cotimondis, paca’s and if very lucky a jaguar, puma or ocelot. The jungle just comes alive with a myriad of nocturnal species that are not visible in the daylight hours. A very popular tour with our guests here at Tres Palmas. Bring a flashlight or use the flashlight on your cell phone.

Corcovado

Activity: Hiking
Price: $80/person
Duration: 9 hours
Location: Carate
Departure: 7:00am
Included: Water & Lunch
Excluded: The trip to Carate is not included and has a taxi cost of $70 each way from the villa, max 6 pax.
What To Bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, reef walkers/sandals, insect repellant
Description: Corcovado National Park Tours are a full day adventure. Biologist Mike Boston has over 19 years of experience guiding groups into the park. He will take you into the lush rainforests, commonly called–the Amazon of Costa Rica. The Corcovado National Park is the largest stronghold of primary forest on a Pacific coastline, and is famous for holding 3% of the biodiversity on this side of the planet. Regularly seen on this hike are our four types of monkeys, coatis, sloths, tapirs, pacas, occasional puma, as well as a myriad of tropical birds and flora and fauna, see trees with over one hundred years of existence and in danger of extinction. The hike from Carate to La Leona takes around 2 hours to reach the park where you will spend 4 hours, then hike back to Carate. The taxi to Carate is not included and has a cost of $70 each way from the villa, max 6 pax. Make sure to bring a camera and if you want, a variety of lens.

Corcovado La Tarde

Activity: Hiking
Price: $80/person
Duration: 9 hours
Location: Carate
Departure: 7:00am
Included: Water & Lunch
Excluded: The trip to Carate is not included and has a taxi cost of $70 each way from the villa, max 6 pax.
What To Bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, reef walkers/sandals, insect repellant
Description: La Tarde is an ecotourism project based at the top of the hills overlooking Corcovado National Park, about a 2- hour drive from Tres Palmas. For those that don’t have time for multi-day tours, La Tarde is the perfect alternative. The Tour is also sponsored by biologist Mike Boston with 19 years of experience guiding groups into the park. Similar to Matapalo, that boasts a very high biodiversity, but there are some geographically distinct species that only can be seen there. The setting is stunning and the views are amazing from this elevated vantage point. It offers more than Corcovado could for the casual visitor. Eduardo Castro, the owner of the property also gives his Costa Rican perspective on land conservation. This is a full day tour, bring comfortable hiking gear, sunscreen, water bottle and a hat or visor. The taxi to Carate is not included and has a taxi cost of $70 each way from the villa, max 6 pax.
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