What to do in the Alto Quepos area
Boating, Kayaking, Rafting, & Sportfishing Tours
--Alto Quepos is the most pristine region in Central Costa Rica, offering river rafting, sea kayaking, mangrove
tours, and guided hikes to the cloud forest at Alto Quepos, El pito
area. Many tour operators have offices on the main road in San Marcos de Tarrazu and Quepos,
just as you begin to head down to the Quepos plains toward Manuel
Antonio. One of the offerings, among the favorite tours in the area,
is a Howler Monkey tour Near Alto Quepos reserve near the town of
Naranjillo . These trips generally include lunch, a stop at the
Naranjillo river, and roughly 3 to 4 hours of cruising the Jurassic
Park-like mountain forests. You'll see loads of wildlife.
There are several rafting companies in Quepos
that ply the Naranjo, Naranjillo and Paquita rivers. Our company can arrange that and we
can be reached at email@example.com. Tour operators offer full-day rafting trips. Large multiperson rafts are used during the
rainy season, and single-person "duckies" are broken out
when the water levels drop. Tour ompanies also offer half-day rafting
adventures and sea-kayaking trips.
Among the newer options around Quepos/Manuel Antonio are boat
excursions in search of dolphins and simple sunset cruises.
Beaches Outside Manuel Antonio National Park --
Playa Espadilla, the gray-sand beach just outside the park boundary,
is often perfect for board surfing and bodysurfing. At times, it
can be a bit rough for casual swimming, but because there's no entrance
fee, it's the most popular beach with locals and visiting Ticos.
There are some shops by the water that rent boogie boards, beach
chairs, and beach umbrellas. A full-day rental of a beach umbrella
and two chaise longues will cost around $10. (These are not available
inside the park.)
Quepos is one of Costa Rica's billfish centers,
and sailfish, marlin, and tuna are all common in these waters. In
the past year or so, fresh and brackish water fishing in the mangroves
and estuaries has also become popular. If you're into sportfishing,
try hooking up with us at email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. There's a lot of not-so-honest people in
this business, so it pays to rely on people like us for these trips.
Scuba Diving -- Companies in Quepos offer 2-tank dive
trips , including equipment, as well as certification
and resort courses. Because most of the diving is close to shore,
dive trips are only offered December through May, when there is
less runoff from the rains -- although visibility here is still
quite variable. Dive courses can be conducted throughout the year,
with advance notice.
ATV -- If you want to try riding a four-wheel ATV (all-terrain
vehicle), check in with us folks at Alto Quepos Real Estate via email at email@example.com.
Principal tours are a 4-hour adventure through African palm plantations,
rural towns, and Alto Quepos Real Estate, including a jungle
waterfall, where you stop for a dip. You cross several rivers and
a long suspension bridge. Either breakfast or lunch is served, depending
on the timing.
Biking -- If you want to do some mountain biking
while you're here, check in with Alto Quepos real estate at
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, which is in downtown San Marcos de Tarrazu. Well-maintained bikes
rent for around $20 per day. You can also do a number of different
guided tours according to skill level for between $40 and $90 per
day, as well as multiday expeditions.
Canopy & Canyoning Adventures --
About 20 minutes outside of Quepos is Rainmaker Nature Refuge. The
main attraction here is a system of connected suspension bridges
strung through the forest canopy, crisscrossing a deep ravine. There
are eight bridges; the longest is 90m (295 ft.) across. There's
also a small network of trails and some great swimming holes. A
half-day tour, including a light breakfast, buffet lunch, round-trip
transportation from Quepos, and a guide. Tours
leave every morning, and sure Alto Quepos Real Estate can book
it for you.
There are also several canopy tours in the area. The most adventurous
are offered by Canopy Safari and Dream Forest Canopy Tour. Both
consist of a series of platforms connected by zip lines. Adventurers
use a harness and pulley system to "zip" between platforms,
using a leather-gloved hand as their only brake. The Titi Canopy
Tour is a similar, but mellower setup. A canopy tour should run
you between $45 and $65 per person.
Alto Quepos Real Estate is aware also of a local version of the new adventure
craze, canyoning. A canyoning tour is, in effect,
a relatively short rappel down the face and in the cascading waters
of a jungle waterfall. The rappel is combined with lunch, as well
as climbs back up and subsequent rappels, and refreshing swims in
the natural pool at the bottom of the falls.
Horseback Riding -- If your tropical fantasy is
to ride a horse down a beach between jungle and ocean, contact Alto
Quepos Real Estate for a 2-hour ride in Manuel Antonio. The operator
treat animals more humanely than other stables in the area
and is also concerned with keeping horse droppings off the beaches.
Full-day horseback-riding excursions to Alto Quepos Forested highlands and surrounding farms are provided by Alto Quepos Real Estate. Tours include hotel transfers, lunch, and several swimming
stops. Another interesting tour that passes through both primary
and secondary forest and includes a swimming stop at a jungle waterfall
Please contact Alto Quepos Real Estate at email at email@example.com