Boca Pacuare & Turrialba



When you're not staring in admiration at the country's vast amount of wild lushness , with locals as your guides, you'll see sides of the country a lot would miss. Your activities include spending the day at a local sea turtle conservation project, touring the array of wonderful canals and lagoons, spotting monkeys in the rainforest and learning to cook with a local family.

Highlights of the Trip

Tour the canals of Boca Pacuare  (otherwise known as the Costa Rican Amazon) with a local guide.

Visit to the Pacuare Biological Reserve – home to a sea turtle conservation project, spending time with the locals who volunteer at the reserve

When in season, there’s also the option of a night tour with a local naturalist to see the green turtle lay eggs on the beach!

Visit to the city of Turrialba****

Hike at the La Matra reserve – with a visit to a local research station.

Cooking lesson with local family in Turrialba

What's Included

  • Overnight stays with taxes included: 4 nights, in double occupancy with breakfasts in all hotels.
  • Other meals per the itinerary
  • All point to point private transfers.
  • Tours and entrance fees of programmed activities:

o Drive through to Braulio Carrillo National Park
o Transfer by boat to Boca Pacuare
o Canal tours by boat in Boca Pacuare with a local guide
o La Marta reserve with local guide and hike
o Cooking lessons with a local family and lunch in Turrialba

What's Not Included

Personal expenses

Meals not stated in itinerary

Other Information

Turrialba is named after the volcano (Torre=tower and alba=white). The volcano sits at 3,328 m along the southeast end of the Central Volcanic Corridor and at the moment is the country’s most active volcano.

Turrialba also hosts a beautiful reserve full of tropical plant species, Fun fact: There is an endemic specie of orchid that has been name by this town and it became a local symbol. It’s latin name is Cattleya dowiana and it’s called “Guaria Turrialba” or the “Queen Orchid”.

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