Samasati Nature Retreat Things to do in and around the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica
Here are some of the most interesting outdoor activities or day tours offered from the Samasati Nature Retreat located on the south western Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica – near the border with Panama.
Samasati Nature Retreat is located six miles from the small village of Puerto Viejo on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. From here one can explore many outdoor nature activities.
I will talk about my favorites:
1. White water rafting on the Pacuare River. This pristine unspoiled river offers class III to IV rapids-depending on the recent rainfall. Cost for this tour is around $99 per person and is an all day tour – takes around 8 hours and is eighteen miles in length with thirty eight rapids —-so it gets your adrenalin going!! Wildlife that you may see: sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots, and many varieties of colorful butterflies.
Snorkeling at Punta Uva You will need to hire a guide with a boat. Best to go out early in the morning when the water is clear. You will see colorful coral reefs and underwater sea plants, plus schools of fish of all shapes and sizes.
Hiking in Cahuita National Park Don’t do this on your own. Hire a local guide who knows the area well. Wear tennis shoes or hiking boots which are much better than sandals. Take mosquito repellent. The hiking trails are along the beach as well as inside the rainforest. Several varieties of snakes can be found here. One is the eyelash viper-very poisonous! White face and howler monkeys as well as sloths can be seen if you hike deeper into the rainforest. In the early morning toucans can be seen flying above the tree tops. This is a beautiful unspoiled place–no high rise condos, no big chain hotels, no strip malls, just pristine nature.
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