Additional Costa Rica Fun
Even more opportunities to enjoy more of your destination. These experiences are either provided by third-party vendors, entail extraordinary logistics, or demand higher transportation costs.
They are not part of our Authentic Costa Rica program but they are available as private options. Special rates apply.
Enjoy Costa Rica's aquatic eco-systems. Paddle down the gentle Ora River through a pristine swath of exciting tropical jungle. Perfect for bird and monkey spotting while excercising a bit.
Rates: $65 single kayak / $95 double kayak
Enjoy the picturesque towns, landscapes, and beaches that surround Hotel Punta Islita. Shop for local art and crafts, sample regional dishes, and learn about the traditional rural lifestyles of Nicoya, Guanacaste. The area has been declared a Blue Zone because it boasts one of the planet’s highest percentages of centenarians per capita. Perhaps you can unlock their secret to longevity!
Rate: $75 per person
Enjoy pure exhilaration for full bragging rights. Soaring over a tree-lined canyon while shrouded by darkness provides an indescribable rush. Inhale deeply as you take in the experience!
Rate: $65 per person
One-on-One Art Project
The Islita Art Museum and the community art associations vividly reflect the region’s intense character and passion for color and form. This activity pairs you with local groups to create a signature piece and unique memento of your visit. Embroidered collages, delicate mobiles, rus-tic sand candles, handmade paper, and jewelry are some of the projects that will delight your inner artist.
Rate: $28 per person
Red Macaw Rescue at Ara Project
Our partners at The Ara Project are bringing back wild colors to the Guanacaste sky. Visiting the Red Macaw recovery center will be an unforgettable experience. Learn about the program, help out, and witness first-hand how a dedicated team of biologists can have such a positive impact on biodiversity.
Rate: $20 per person
An unforgettable adventure for all ages! Witness the captivating egg-laying ritual of endangered sea turtles. This nighttime experience takes place in nearby Camaronal Beach where you will search for turtles as they peacefully emerge from the ocean. Your guide will use a special red light to avoid disturbance. Made possible by Hotel Punta Islita in partnership with the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and conservation NGO’s. Seasonal: July to November
Rate: $49 per person