Boca Pacuare & Turrialba

Summary

Itinerary

This Boca Pacuare to Turrialba tour takes you off the beaten path to some of the most untouched areas of the country. 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 untouched canals and lagoons, spotting monkeys in the rainforest and learning to cook traditional Costa Rican cuisine 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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ActivityReviews

  1. Aurélie

    Saturday 30th March, 2019
    We have told our friends about our great trip with you, and we will certainly give your details if we ever we meet people who want to go to Costa Rica. We loved the country, the people and how we felt welcomed. In an ideal world, if we win the lottery tomorrow we leave right away to Costa Rica, with you :)

  2. Robert

    Thursday 14th March, 2019
    We had a fabulous trip. The rides and hotels all worked out quite well and everything went smoothy. Thank you for all your help. It made everything easier for us to enjoy our time and not be figuring it out as we go along.

  3. Suzanne

    Saturday 2nd February, 2019
    Finishing up the BEST WEEK EVER with Alonso and Roberto. Thanks for your time, the beaches and especially for the magical arriabada (sea turtles nesting) Muchas gracias a mis amigos.