Adventure Guide

Looking for a new adventure? Look no further than our concierge who can set you up with an unforgettable trip!
There’s always more to explore in Costa Rica.
To book your next adventure call: + 506 2103-1200
Or email info@casachameleonhotels.com
CONGO-TRAIL-CANOPY-TOUR

CONGO TRAIL CANOPY TOUR

Experience the forests of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region on a Canopy Tour of the Congo Trail. With over 1200 meters of zipline platforms and hanging bridges, the Congo Trail is a once-in-a-lifetime jungle adventure. You can even go so far as to try the Extreme Canopy Tour, which has Tarzan-like swings and Superman-style ziplines. It’s not for the faint of heart!
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Sunscreen, hiking shoes or sneakers, insect repellent, & camera
Includes: Ground transportation, tour guide
Departure time: Flexible pick up times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 3.5 hours
Driving time: 45 minutes by bumpy road.

ARENAS-BLANCAS-HORSEBACK-RIDING

ARENAS BLANCAS HORSEBACK RIDING

Costa Rica on horseback is as magical as it sounds. Set out from the town of Brasilito on a horseback tour of Costa Rican culture. Ride across the beaches of Conchal and Brasilito and under the looming green shadow of Costa Rica’s mountains.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, insect repellent & camera
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, water, fruit
Departure time: Morning, or sunset, at your convenience
Length: 2 hours
Driving time: 20 minutes

SURFING-LESSONS

SURFING LESSONS

There’s a reason people come to Costa Rica from the world over to surf. With some of the best swells, warm water, and extensive beaches, a surf experience in Costa Rica is one you will remember for years to come. Get insider tips and lessons from local bilingual professionals while surfing at Playa Avellanas, Playa Grande or Tamarindo Beach. No experience necessary.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen & camera
Includes: Transportation, surf instructor & equipment
Departure time: Depends on the tide
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 30 or 45 minutes

PADDLE-BOARDING-AT-DANTA-BEACH

PADDLE BOARDING AT DANTA BEACH

Get a new experience of Costa Rica by stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) atop the warm waters of nearby Playa Danta. Start the day with a sunrise paddle or paddle the day away and watch the sun set on the Costa Rican countryside. If you enjoy yoga, you can even sign up for a SUP yoga lesson, which takes place in the center of the bay.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel & sunscreen
Includes: Transportation & equipment
Departure time: From 7 AM until 4PM
Length: Renting per hours
Driving time: 5 minutes

KAYAKING-AT-DANTA-BEACH

KAYAKING AT DANTA BEACH

Get a new experience of Costa Rica by Kayaking atop the warm waters of nearby Playa Danta. Start the day with a sunrise paddle or paddle the day away and watch the sun set on the Costa Rican countryside.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel & sunscreen
Includes: Transportation & equipment
Departure time: From 7 AM until 4PM
Length: Renting per hours
Driving time: 5 minutes

GROUP-CATAMARAN-TOUR

GROUP CATAMARAN TOUR

Set out for a day of new sights as you catamaran down the Guanacaste Coast, experiencing the beaches of Portero, Prieta, Sugar Beach, and Catalinas. The tour includes an all-inclusive food and beverage service, complete with a delicious lunch (or early dinner depending on your departure time), drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), and fresh fruit and snacks. Let our experienced crew guide you along the coast, serve meals, and assist in a snorkeling excursion at Playa Danta, one of the best spots for observing marine wildlife.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel & sunscreen
Includes: Transportation, alcoholic drinks, snacks and a meal
Departure time: 8:00am or 1:30pm
Length: 4 hours
Driving time: 15 minutes

PRIVATE-CATAMARAN-TOUR

PRIVATE CATAMARAN TOUR

Set out for a day of new sights as you enjoy a completely private catamaran tour of the Guanacaste Coast, experiencing the beaches of Portero, Prieta, Sugar Beach, and Catalinas. The tour includes an all-inclusive food and beverage service, complete with a delicious lunch (or early dinner depending on your departure time), drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and fresh fruit and snacks. Let our experienced crew guide you along the coast, serve meals, and assist in a snorkeling excursion at Playa Danta, one of the best spots for observing marine wildlife.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel & sunscreen
Includes: Transportation, alcoholic drinks, snacks and a meal
Departure time: 8:00am or 1:30pm
Length: 4 hours
Driving time: 15 minutes

JET-SKI-RENTAL

JET SKI RENTAL

Feel the adrenaline of soaring across the ocean’s surface and take in the fresh Pacific Ocean breeze as you Jet Ski at Playa Danta or Playa Conchal. Take the experience one step further and add snorkeling to your Jet Ski experience. With snorkel gear, you can just jump into the water at any time!
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, towel & sunscreen
Includes: Transportation & equipment
Departure time: Please inquire with the Concierge for the best options
Length: 1 or 2 hours rental
Driving time: 5 minutes drive for Sugar Beach or 25 minutes drive for Playa Conchal
Minimum age: 16 years old

ATV-TOUR

ATV TOUR

Ride beneath the Flamingo Mountains and reach the incredible white-sand beaches of Conchal and Bahia de los Piratas, all as part of the Arenas Blancas ATV tour. Personalize the experience to you: whether you’re after adventure and adrenaline or quiet sightseeing, you can get the experience that feels right.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses
Includes: Transportation & equipment
Departure time: Please inquire with the Concierge for the best options
Length: 2 hours
Driving time: 20 minutes

SPORT FISHING

SPORT FISHING

Choose between a half day or full day at sea as we guide you on the best spots for a sport fishing tour. You can even choose which boat best suits your expedition’s needs: from 27 feet to 60 feet, we can accommodate the small and solitary tour or the large group tour with ease.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
Includes: Transportation, beers,snack & equipment
Departure time: Please inquire with the Concierge for the best options
Length: Full day or half day
Driving time: 15 minutes

BOAT TRIP

BOAT TRIP

Enjoy a boat ride up Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast with your soulmate or whole group and eat lunch at a nearby beach.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
Includes: Transportation, beers, snack & equipment
Departure time: Please inquire with the Concierge for the best options
Length: Full day or half day
Driving time: 15 minutes

MOUNTAIN BIKING

MOUNTAIN BIKING

With over 30km of coastal single-track, Las Catalinas is a world-class destination for mountain biking and hiking alike. These trails have grown out of naturally trafficked paths, with official development since 2010 and growth year after year. Designed to international standards, you will find these rides challenging, fun, and extremely rewarding.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Appropriate shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses
Includes: Bike rental
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 2 hours
Driving time: 5 minute drive to Las Catalinas

PALO VERDE WILDLIFE AND OBSERVATION TOUR

PALO VERDE WILDLIFE AND OBSERVATION TOUR

The Palo Verde National Park is one of the best wildlife and bird watching spots in Costa Rica. Ride a boat down the river and get up close to the wild animals in their natural habitat. Iguanas, crocodiles, birds, monkeys, and bats are all active in this area. The tour takes 1.5hrs on the river and afterwards we will eat an authentic Costa Rican lunch. The boat and restaurant are owned by a local family: the husband is the captain of the boat and his wife will cook lunch for us.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Appropriate shoes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sunglasses
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Boat Ride & Lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:20 minutes

VANDARA ADVENTURE DAY

VANDARA ADVENTURE DAY

The Vandara Adventure Day is for people who like adrenaline, but not fear-for-yourlife levels of adrenaline. This tour is recommended for all ages. Ride on horseback, zipline through the jungle, slide down a thrilling water slide, experience a local sugarcane exhibition, eat a delicious lunch, and reflect on it all in the hot springs and mud bath. We pick you up at 7:30am and we will be back at 3:00pm approximately. All activities are close to one another, which means this adventure is perfect if you want to plan other activities in your day such as an evening meal or sunset swim.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Soft drinks and beers
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:30 minutes

BORINQUEN ADVENTURE

BORINQUEN ADVENTURE

This tour is highly recommended for couples or small groups of friends who want to combine the best zipline tour around with other fun activities exploring at the foot of the Volcano. Start the day with a horseback ride where you will explore the pastures and mountains of a local ranch. Then go ziplining through the jungle with our professional guides. You will go through 12 different lines, including one 180ft high and another one 2250ft long. This is one of the safest and enjoyable zipline experiences in all of Costa Rica. After the adrenaline rush of the zip line, it’s a perfect time for lunch and hot springs or natural volcanic mud bath.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Soft drinks and beers
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:45 minutes

BUENA VISTA EXTREME ADVENTURE COMBO

BUENA VISTA EXTREME ADVENTURE COMBO

This is the perfect tour for those who want to take a day to combine the best of adrenaline, nature, and relaxation all in one adventure. Recommended for all ages, activities include horseback riding, ziplining, a Tarzan swing, a mountain water slide, lunch, a waterfall hike, and relaxation in our hot springs, steam room, and mud bath. The tour is a full day. We pick you up at 7:30am and we will be back at 5:00pm approximately.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Soft drinks and beers
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:45 minutes

RINCON-DE-LA-VIEJA-NATIONAL-PARK-LAS-PAILAS

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK ( LAS PAILAS)

Come to Rincón de La Vieja National Park to see the biggest active volcano in the region. Experience the volcano with a circular trail that takes around 2hrs to hike. The total length is about 3km. During the hike will see mud pots, boiling water pools, geysers, mini volcanoes and one seasonal waterfall depending on the time of the year. Our guide will explain interesting details of the volcano’s activity, and thanks to the variety of ecosystems in this national park you will have the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, National Park Fee Lunch & drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:40 minutes

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK (+ LAS PAILAS CANGREJA WATERFALL)

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK (+ LAS PAILAS CANGREJA WATERFALL)

If you consider yourself a good hiker and active person, take your Rincón de La Vieja National Park experience to the next level by adding on a visit to ¨La Cangreja¨ waterfall. Located 5km from the entrance of the park, the hike in takes 1:30. The trail to La Cangreja is closer to the mountain with several sections of up and down, adding to the challenge of the hike. The waterfall makes the hike worth it. Swim in the natural pool at the fall’s base and you can even enjoy a small hot spring to the side. We will bring a box lunch for you to eat while enjoying your time at the waterfall.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, National Park Fee, Lunch & Drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:40 minutes

RIO COLORADO WHITE WATER RAFTING

RIO COLORADO WHITE WATER RAFTING CLASS II-III

Enjoy this Class II-III float down the lower Rio Colorado (Colorado River, not to be confused with the river that flows through the Grand Canyon). Your guide will control the direction of the raft and help to paddle and balance the raft as you navigate a number of rapids, which peak with a small but fun 7ft drop. A buffet-style lunch will be served after the tour. You can also add a rock climb and rappel after the river ride if you find yourself wanting more adventure. Just let us know ahead of time if you would like to add the rock climbing section to this trip.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Change of clothes, sunscreen, camera (waterproof), bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Rafting Tour & Rappel, Buffet Lunch & Drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:10 minutes

DIRIA-COFFEE-TOUR

DIRIA COFFEE TOUR

Costa Rica produces some of the best coffee in the world. With only a 1:30 drive you can see everything you need to learn more about one of the most important products of our country. At the beginning of the tour we will welcome you with a hot coffee, and at the end a cold drink made of coffee served alongside traditional snacks. Your guide will explain the entire process of growing coffee, including the picking, peeling, and roasting processes that coffee needs before we can drink it.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Camera, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Lunch & drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:40 minutes

TENORIO-RAFTING-CLASS

TENORIO RAFTING CLASS III-V

This is the most exciting rafting tour in the area. After a few practice strokes you will begin a thrilling 2 ½ hour whitewater trip that includes a 12 feet drop (class V). Due to the river’s topography; the rapids can be skipped if desired. Enjoy a snack on the river bank with fresh fruits, cookies, natural beverages and water. At the end of the tour we will drive back to the restaurant where you will enjoy lunch, coffee, and dessert before we head back to your hotel. This is a full day tour, you will get back around 4pm.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Change of clothes, sunscreen, camera (waterproof), bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, Rafting, Lunch & drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:40 minutes

MAKE YOUR ITINERARY

MAKE YOUR ITINERARY

You set the route and we take you there. Travel with a guide who will use local knowledge to take you wherever you would like to go. This option is perfect for those who want to create their own experience but also keep it authentic. Suggested places to visit include the waterfalls at Llanos de Cortes, Liberia City, Santa Cruz, beach hopping, surfing local beaches, exploring national parks, or even exploring places you’ve found on the Internet.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Cash in case you like to purchase any souvenir, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, cooler with cold water
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:40 minutes

BIRD WATCHING SPECIALIZED TRIP

BIRD WATCHING SPECIALIZED TRIP

Looking for great professional bird watching trips? Go into the field with an expert bird watcher. To make these trips as educational as possible, these are all private tours. You will learn to identify local species by their markings, sounds, and behavior. We can also accommodate small groups. Our full day trips last until the birding is over but we are flexible to adjust our itinerary to any special situations related to schedules, heat, rain, etc. Before your trip, please provide some details about your ideal experience, target species, and number of days you would like to go birding. Whether you are a beginner or expert, we will tailor your trip to you.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, Costa Rican Bird Guide, sunscreen, camera, binoculars, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Bird Guide, entrance fee, breakfast & snacks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: Depends on the National Park

BROMELIAS WATERFALL HIKE

BROMELIAS WATERFALL HIKE

If you want to explore rivers and dense forward to find a hidden Costa Rican waterfall, this is the hike for you. The hike starts at the outskirts of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in the park’s rainforest area. We will explore the more secret jungle locations most tours leave out, and you will learn everything about our rainforest, ecology and wildlife. The hike takes around two hours. We will enter a small river canyon with three waterfalls, one of which has warm water. You can jump in its natural pool if you’re trying to cool off. The last stop of the hike is the hot river pool where you can relax before we exit the forest and get ready for lunch.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray, towels and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee & Lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 2:00 hours

OSTIONAL MINAS TURTLE NESTING TOUR

OSTIONAL MINAS TURTLE NESTING TOUR

Ostional is the primary turtle nesting beach in the Guanacaste region. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of turtles come here to lay their eggs at night, which we call “arrivadas”. Your guide will explain the turtles behavior in real time. You will also have the chance to see and be part of one of the most impressive natural phenomena in North America. This happens all year around, but peak time is during rainy season. From August through December “arrivadas” occur regularly once and sometimes even twice a month.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Dark color clothes, camera(no Flash), bugs spray, towels and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee, could drinks & snacks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 1:45 hours

HANGING BRIDGES AND SLOTH HIKE

HANGING BRIDGES AND SLOTH HIKE

Hike the base of Tenorio Volcano, one of the inactive volcanoes in the region. Over the course of this 2.5km hike, you will experience three different hanging bridges and walk through the primary and secondary forests, giving you a good feel for the different ecosystems that converge in this rainforest. After the hike, we will drive 10 minutes to Finca Verde, where a local family owns a property on which sloths can be spotted frequently and easy. We will eat a traditional Costa Rican lunch, and after we will walk the gardens to see sloths, butterflies, red-eye frogs, medicine plants, and other interesting animals at the reserve. On the way back, you have the option to take a quick city tour in Liberia to see how people live in this area. You will also have the chance to stop at a local café for a coffee or a cold drink.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, National Park Fee Luch & drinks
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 6 hours
Driving time: 2:15 minutes

ARENAL-ADVENTURE-DAY

ARENAL ADVENTURE DAY A (ZIP LINE, WATERFALL, HOT SPRINGS)

Beyond just nature tours, the rainforest can also be adventurous and exciting. This tour lets you experience the beauties of the region while adding a little bit of adrenaline at the most impressive zipline in the country. Take an aerial tram to the top of the mountain. This 7-line ride gives you the chance to see the Arenal Volcano on one side and the lake on the other. A hike to La Fortuna Waterfall is also part of this day trip, where you can swim in it’s natural pool if you so desired. We conclude the trip with a unique hot spring and a late lunch or early dinner.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee, cooler with drinks, breakfast and lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 8 hours
Driving time: 3:30 minutes

ADVENTURE-DAY

ARENAL ADVENTURE DAY B (ECOLOGICAL HIKE, WATERFALL, HOT SPRINGS)

Arenal is one of the most popular places to get in touch with Costa Rica’s rain forest. Your private guide picks you up at 6am and the drive takes approximately 3:45 hrs including the time for breakfast on the way. After arriving, we start the day with an Ecological Hike, where we have the chance to see wildlife such as sloth, red frogs, caimans, birds, butterflies, and more. After this hike we take you to “La Fortuna Waterfall”, the most amazing falls in the area where you can swim if desire. Then we move to the hot springs area for a late lunch and to enjoy the tranquil relaxation of the natural hot springs.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee, cooler with drinks, breakfast and lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 8 hours
Driving time: 3:30 minutes

ARENAL FROM THE EIGHTS

ARENAL FROM THE EIGHTS C

This option is recommended for those who enjoy active days and are not afraid of heights. Experience hanging bridges and one of the highest zip lines in the country. We start at “Mistiko Park” where we start our rain forest hike that will cross 11 hanging bridges with different lengths and heights. Chances are good we’ll see wildlife during the hike, in addition to two waterfalls. After the hike we will go to the Mundo Aventura Zipline, the highest in Arenal. The zipline goes over La Fortuna Waterfall, which gives you a unique opportunity to see the waterfall from this angle. Just like the other day trips to Arenal, we will end the day at the hot springs with a late lunch or dinner before we head back.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Bathing suits, change of clothes, sunscreen, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee, cooler with drinks, breakfast and lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 8 hours
Driving time: 3:30 minutes

MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST AND COFFEE TOUR

MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST AND COFFEE TOUR

The cloud forest of Costa Rica is a unique natural green experience you won’t want to miss. We start with a delicious Costa Rican breakfast and a 3.5 hour drive, which takes us to the mountain’s continental divide at the heart of the country. Here, we will have the opportunity to see the cloud forest from every angle, starting with a 1:30 hike across hanging bridges. At the Cloud Forest, there is a hummingbird garden where you can get as close as you want to these amazing little birds. On this tour you will have the chance to see, taste, and learn how this traditional product is processed, and the role that it plays in our lives. Sugar cane and cacao (chocolate) plants are also part of the coffee tour.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, Raincoat or poncho, camera, bugs spray and sneakers
Includes: Private transportation, Bilingual Guide, entrance fee, cooler with drinks, breakfast and lunch
Departure time: Flexible times, please inquire with the Concierge
Length: 8 hours
Driving time: 3:30 minutes

FITNESS CLASSES

FITNESS CLASSES

Enjoy a fitness class with one of our various coaches. Take in the incredible ocean view as you reconnect your body and mind in an hour long activity of your choosing. As your body sweats, melt deeper into the transformative experience of Costa Rica and leave your session feeling not only rejuvenated, but renewed as well — and with plenty of day left to take in the unmatched beauty of the area.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Sneakers, comfortable clothing, towel
Time: 8am to 5pm
Duration: 1 hour
Include: Coach

YOGA CLASS

YOGA CLASS

Move to the edge of your comfort and then sink back into a place of relaxation as you spend an hour with one of our world class yoga instructors overlooking the ocean below. Yoga is the art of centering mind in body and vice versa, and there is no better place to take this journey than in our fitness area as you experience the rich ocean breeze and the sounds of nature all around.
QUICK GUIDE:

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, towel
Time: By availability
Duration: 1 hour
Include: Yoga mat & Yoga Instructor