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
- 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
Meals not stated in itinerary
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”.