TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge is the perfect location to set off on various adventure tours and activities or just relax in the peaceful surroundings, perhaps taking one of the massage therapies on offer. As part of our concierge service, TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge is pleased to make any reservation on your behalf free of charge for any of these tours. We are also happy to give you the details of the tour operator if you prefer to make your own arrangements. Payment for these tours is direct to the operator and not to TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge. Many but not all accept credit cards. Please feel free to ask us for suggestions and more detailed descriptions.
Whales & Dolphins watching
Experience Marina Life from the water with a boating tour. The Marina Ballena National Park is one of the largest underwater parks in the world. It hosts a variety of whales during their migration. Most of the year, many breeds can be spotted here including Humpback, Bryde’s, False Orcas and Whale Sharks. The famous Whales Tail sandbar, Ballena Island and the Three Sisters (Tres Hermanas) islands are incredible spots to view them. There are several types of dolphins and sea turtles, especially the olive ridley migrating through this area. Snorkeling equipment is provided to view the underwater reefs. You will see plenty of sea caves that you may want to visit later.
Horseback Tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls
This is the number one favorite among our guests! – The Nauyaca Waterfalls are one of the main attractions in the South Pacific of Costa Rica and definitively one of the most popular with visitors to the area. The property is owned by a local Costa Rican family, who have been doing horseback riding tours to these two beautiful waterfalls for many years.
Fight for your catch of the day! Put your sport fishing skills to practice and feel the adrenaline rush of fighting a fierce mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, marlin, or sailfish during your sports fishing tour. The waters off of the Osa Peninsula in the South Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica are rich in nutrients and there is a great variety of fish for your sports fishing tour.
Snorkeling Experience at Marino Ballena National Park
The boat departs from Punta Uvita to the Ballena Island and Rocky Reef where you will snorkel for about 2 hours.
You will be taken to the best 2 sites to snorkel, first to Uvita Point (the rocky reef), this is a small island with the biggest rocky reef in the Ballena National Park, and then afterward to the small rock island of Ballena.
Scuba Diving at Caño Island full day tour
Caño Island is one of Costa Rica’s premier snorkeling and diving spots. The island is surrounded by 5 marine platforms or low coral reefs where 15 species of stony corals have been identified. The adventure begins with a short 90-minute boat ride across the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean to Caño Island.
Corcovado Park Tour
Hiking in Corcovado National Park full day tour
Hike lush rainforests, howl with howler monkeys, relax with a sloth, sing with birds, and investigate millions of insects during your tour of Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula! Corcovado National Park is famous for holding 3% of the biodiversity on this side of the planet.
Terraba Sierpe Mangrove
Explore some of Mother Natures most interesting flora and fauna and immerse yourself in the intricate Terraba Sierpe mangroves ecosystem. The Terraba Sierpe mangrove is one of Costa Rica’s largest mangrove forest and plays an important role in the protection of the Osa Peninsula. Nature lovers and bird watchers are prepared!
Canyoning, also known as canyoneering in North America, is a vertical sport that involves descending a series of waterfalls using techniques like rappelling, jumping, sliding, and boulder scrambling. Our canyon involves mostly rappelling.
In the ocean…
Whale and Dolphins Tour / Isla Cano Diving Tour / Corcovado and Drake’s Bay
Surfing / IslaBallenasnorkeling.
In the Jungle…
Mountain Biking / Birding / Night Jungle Tour / Chocolate Farm / Horseback
ATV tours / Waterfall Tours.
On the River…
Rafting and Tubing / Mangrove Tours / Paddle boarding / Guided Waterfall Tours.
On the Estuary…
Kayaking / Fly Fishing / Turtle Reserve.
In the Air…
Canopy tours (Ziplining) / Hang Gliding.
With the Animals…
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary / Osa Wildlife Reserve / Reptilandia Reptile Park.
IMPORTANT - Please note that we do not operate the tours and we solely provide the information and arrange the reservation as a courtesy for our guests as a free service with tour Operators we find reliable and with necessary certificates and insurance.
Tour operators charge cancellation fees for “no shows” or last minute cancellations upon reservation of a Tour via TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge the guest assumes the responsibility of any cancelation such fees.
TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge is not responsible for any deficiency, delay, personal accidents, or any other sort of irregularity that may occur on any tours presented by local tour operators. However, we only select operators who meet local requirements, are properly licensed, insured and have an established reputation.
San José - Quepos
San José is the capital of Costa Rica, head of the province of SanJosé, and the nation's largest city. Located in the Central Valley, is the seat of a national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. The population of SanJosé Canton is 288,054 through the metropolitan area stretches beyond the canton limits and comprises a third of the country's population. Culturally, the city can be considered almost entirely European influenced, in part because of Spanish immigration soon after Costa Rica's discovery by Christopher Columbus, and the privileged classes which generally studied in Europe during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
San José - Palmar Sur
Quepos - San José
Quepos is a city on the Pacific coast of central Costa Rica. There, there is the Manuel Antonio National Park which, with its mangroves, lagoons and jungles on the shores of the beach, is home to howler, white-faced and squirrel monkeys. In the vicinity, on the same coast, there is Playa Espadilla and Biesanz beach. In the northwest of the city, there is a mangrove estuary on the Damas Island. There you can see alligators, iguanas and snakes.
Palmar Sur - San José
The town of Palmar Sur is located on the Sierpe River that empties directly into the Pacific Ocean. The Sierpe wetlands have one of the largest mangroves in the world featuring amazing and untouched biodiversity. Palmar Sur is also used as an access to Drake Bay and Caño Island Biological Reserve. Many tourists land in this destination to take the tour down the river, a wonderful adventure that allows them to enjoy the wildlife and the lush vegetation until they get to their final destination. Also, Palmar Sur is a gateway to Ojochal, Dominical Beach, and Uvita Point. Ojochal is a great place to find great restaurants, some of them influenced by European settlers. In Palmar Sur, the thematic spheres park “Can Basat Roje ' is located. This archaeological site is a world known as it is in the process of becoming a World Heritage Site
Rent a car with Hertz
If you are planning to go with renting a car while you stay with us, we highly recommend booking your vehicle with Hertz. Here are the reasons why;
1) High-quality vehicles and customer service
2) No hidden fees
3) Full coverage insurance option includes tires and windshields
4) Get a 20% discount when booking through us or mentioning us in your request email
5) No charge for 1 extra driver for guests of TikiVillas
6) You can pick up your car at San Jose airport or Quepos airport. They even offer “to your door” drop off service, meaning they can bring the car directly to you at TikiVillas
Extras: Hertz also offers GPS. baby seats/boosters and cell phone upon request.
HOW TO GET YOUR QUOTE OR BOOK YOUR VEHICLE. Please click HERE and use the code Tiki-Hertz to get the 20% discount.