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Other Activities

Non-fishing Activities

In addition to world class tarpon fishing, there are a variety of other activities to do for anglers and non-anglers staying at Tarponville including activities such as Adventure tours, Wildlife tours, cultural tours and even jungle tours or snorkeling tours right from the lodge. Below is a list of the categories and tours that can be arranged for you during your stay at Tarponville.

Tours leaving from Tarponville

Manzanillo/Gondoca Wildlife refuge hike
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $35 per person
Dolphin tours
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours (approx.)
  • Minimum: 2people
  • Price: $40 per person/ kids under 11- $20
Gondoca lagoon
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $100 per person
  • Includes- Kayaks, snorkeling, Dolphin tour and lagoon tour
Bird observation
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours (approx.)
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $35 per person
Snorkeling
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $35 per person

Tours leaving from Manzanillo - transportation required and included

Adventure:

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Canopy tour
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am/ 1:00pm
  • Includes: Transportation, bilingual certified guide, tropical fruit, bottle of water, equipment and insurances
  • What to bring: Long shorts, insect repellent and comfortable shoes
  • Recommendations: Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $55 per person
Jungle adventures
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: transportation, Hammock bridge, Tarzan swing, tree climbing, water fall repelling, lunch box and insurances
  • What to bring: Hiking shoes, swim suit, towel, hat, sun screen, insect repellent
  • Required: Will need to bring copy of identification
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $90 per person
ATV jungle tour
  • Duration: 4hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: Transportation, ATV, guides, equipment, entrance fee, bottle of water, fuit and insurances
  • What to bring: Comfortable closed toed shoes, sunglasses, insect repellant
  • Required: Driver’s license and copy of identification
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $140 1 person 1 ATV/ $110 sharing ATV
Horseback riding (jungle)
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am/ 1:00pm
  • Includes: Complete transportation, experienced guided, horse, fruit and water and insurances
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes, long pants, insect repellent
  • Recommendations: Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 6
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $65 per person
Horseback riding (beach)
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am/ 1:00pm
  • Includes: Complete transportation, experienced guided, horse, fruit and water and insurances
  • What to bring: Long pants, boots, sunglasses insect repellent and hat.
  • Recommendations: Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 6 years old.
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $75 per person

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Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am/ 1:00pm
  • Includes: Full transportation, native guide, tropical fruit and bottle of water, snorkeling equipment, guide hike through the national park, entrance fee and insurance
  • What to bring: Swim suit, towel, sun screen, insect repellent, dry clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $50 per person
Hiking in Cahuita National Park
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: transportation bilingual guide, tropical fruit, and hike through the National Park, entrance fee and insurance.
  • What to bring: Insect repellent, swim suit, towel and comfortable shoes.
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $45 per person
KeKoldi Indian Reservation hike
  • Duration: 4 hours (half day)/ 6 hours (full day)
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: Transportation experienced local guide, (lunch is include on the long trek)
  • What to bring: Bottled of water, snack, insect repellent, Binoculars, long pants, hiking boots and camera
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $40 per person (half day)/ 50 per person (full day)
Chocorart and Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: transportation, entry fees and guide
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes, rain coat
  • Minimum: 4 person
  • Price: 60 per person (closed on Sundays)
Veraguas Rainforest Park
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: guided tours to reptilarium, Ranario, butterfly garden, humming bird, gallery, biological station, aerial tour, giants waterfall trail and the puma, lunch and insurance
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes and mosquito repellent
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $135 per person

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Indian reservation/Waterfall/Chocolate tour
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 9:00am
  • Includes: transportation, experienced guide, natural drinks, tropical fruit, and medicinal plants garden and insurance.
  • What to bring:
  • Minimum: 2 persons
  • Price: $60 per person
The tree of life and rescue center
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: transportation, entrance fee, local guide at each attraction, use of swimming pool and also insurance.
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes, swim suit, towel, insect repellent and rain coat
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Price: $60 per person
Misha Yorking Indian Reservation (Alta Talamanca)
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00am
  • Includes: Transportation, tour in an indigenous cance on the spectacular Yorking River, 1 snack, 1 lunch, chocolate tour, learn about indigenous roofs, local guide (if you need a bilingual guide there is an extra charge) and also insurance is included
  • What to bring: Sandals, comfortable shoes insect repellent, sun screen, swimming suit, additional socks and additional clothes.
  • Minimum: 2 person
  • Price: $160

Notes: All activates are ran through tourist companies not associated with Tarponville and which are not representatives of Tarponville or have any relationship to Tarponville. Costa Rica is very strict with laws and regulations in regards to tourism. All guides are required to be certified to give any type of tour. All trips below are recommendations from Tarponville with the best tourism companies and trips that we are familiar with in the area. Pricing and times are due to change without notice. All non-fishing activates are to be arranged while staying at Tarponville and not prior to arrival. We have done our best to provide the information we know for the specified adventures and tours and do not have any additional information. All pricing is a direct cost of trip payable to Tour Company giving tour.

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