Nature Excursions

Nature Excursions

We can plan all aspects of your trip, including a myriad of excursions tailored to you and your family’s desires and private professional surf lessons.

For reservations: email or call Danny or Lupe (240) 200-8129 (from the U.S) & (506) 2743 8033 (in Costa Rica).

Whale Watching

Head over to Marino Ballena National Park to see these ocean giants in their natural habitat!

Located a scarce 2 miles from Big Bamboo, is a park well known for the numerous whale sightings and as a starting off point for snorkeling and whale watching excursions. It also boasts the famous whale’s tail, a jetty into the ocean in the shape of its namesake that is visible in low tides. When the tide rises it is advisable to start your trek back from the tail. The sight of the waves coming in both directions is truly remarkable. There are three entrances to the park and admission is $6. Playa Chamán has waves that are perfect for learning how to

Animal Sanctuary

Support and experience local wildlife as they are nursed back to health at this sanctuary!

Horseback Riding

Take a guided tour on horseback to see discover beautiful hidden waterfalls!

Located next to the Vista Ballena hotel with an amazing view of the coast and the whales tail. This not for profit sanctuary rescues injured animals such as sloths, monkeys and macaws and nurses them back to health. Some of the animals are too injured to ever return to the wild. These are available for viewing for a $25 fee
that helps the sanctuary to survive. This is a great and worthy tour that gives the public great insight into the fauna of this great country.

Located about 30 minutes North of Bog Bamboo, this horse back tour departs at 8 am every day except Sunday. Make sure you state your riding level and weight when you make a reservation. The horses are small and well behaved. Halfway through the first leg you will stop for a nice breakfast. Afterwards you will ride to
the amazing Nauyaca waterfall. You will be able to take pictures of the upper waterfall and swim in the lower pool where you can climb the rock using the rope and then dive off. Your guides might even put up a show with their dives. You will be able to change in the changing rooms before returning. Take lots of pictures. Midway during your return trip you will stop for a great lunch.
This is a very popular excursion so make sure you make reservations ahead of time. The cost is $75.


Take a scenic journey to a nearby island for a snorkeling tour!

This pristine island can be seen from Uvita. It is often said that the best snorkeling and scuba diving can be found there. We recommend the town of Sierpe as the launching point for this excursion. At Don Jorge’s restaurant you can have breakfast and catch a ride on a powerful boat capable of crossing the
surf. You can drive from Big Bamboo to Sierpe in 45 minutes. We can make arrangements for your transportation if you need it but the drive is very pleasant.

Sierpe is a tranquil town at the star of Costa Rica’s largest mangrove. The excursion costs $100 and includes lunch on a beautiful beach. Once you are equipped with a vest and your belongings are safe your journey through the mangrove starts. Your bilingual guide will explain every aspect of this magnificent ecosystem and if you are lucky you will see crocodiles, sloths and monkeys along the way.

Once you reach the mouth of the estuary the open ocean portion of your journey begins. First you have to cross the large surf and then sail for 45 minutes to the island. At Caño Island you will have several opportunities to snorkel in one of the most pristine reefs of Costa Rica’s Pacific. You will also have a chance to rest on the island’s beach. Upon your return and before going on the river again you will share a nice lunch with your guides and the boat’s crew.

Expect this to be a 7 hour tour beauty and adventure. Highly recommended.


  • Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Uvita
  • Local Phone: 8556 3885 and 2743 8033
  • US Phone: (240) 200 - 8129