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Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa

  • See animals living in the the Curu Wildlife Refuge
  • Snorkel in the waters around Tortuga Island
  • Learn about biodiversity and history from your private guide
Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa
From US$118.00
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Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa
From US$118.00
Experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica on this private, full-day tour of Santa Teresa including a hike, snorkeling, wildlife, and a visit to Tortuga Island. Wander through the Curu Wildlife Refuge in the Nicoya Peninsula to see the white-nosed coatis, capuchin and howler monkeys, and tropical birds. Get to know locals during a traditional lunch served in a family home before sailing to Tortuga Island to snorkel and swim.
What to Expect

Your tour begins when your guide picks you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll make stops along the way for photos of notable highlights such as scarlet macaw sightings, the guanacaste tree, and the Old Catholic Church of Tambor.

Once you reach the Curu Wildlife Refuge, a 1,497-hectare (3,700-acre) nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula, your guide leads a 2-hour walk to strategic locations where you’ll observe animals in their tropical rain forest habitat. Sightings often include spider monkeys, white-faced capuchins, howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, agoutis, white-tailed deer, collared peccaries, crocodiles, and a multitude of bird species.

After your hike, relax over a home-cooked lunch of traditional Costa Rican fare at the home of a local family, enjoying their warm hospitality.

Next, travel by boat to Tortuga Island to snorkel in the clear turquoise water and sample some tropical fruit and refreshments at the beach. Once you return by boat to the mainland, stop at a small farm where a walking tour offers insight into local agriculture and bucolic views of cows roaming the countryside. The walk concludes as you reach the little-visited Florida waterfall, which beckons with its refreshing waters. 

Your tour ends when you are dropped off at your hotel at approximately 6pm.

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Do not miss this opportunity!

The only thing we could not agree on was which part of the excursion was the “best”— we started with a walk through a reserve seeing many animals and plants. Eduardo identified them for us along the way. We had a typical (delicious) lunch with...More

1  Thank alice733
Reviewed 4 August 2017
Eduardo and Tambor Adventures made our great trip wonderful

Totally clueless regarding travel in Costa Rica, we hired Eduardo to get us from the airport to our Airbnb in Santa Teresa (a five-hour trip = van-ferry-van). Eduardo told us there were cheaper options, but we felt we needed some guidance, so we decided to...More

Thank TUXtux2015
Reviewed 20 January 2016
Highly recommended!!

We very much appreciated the service provided by Eduardo and his team. Both, the ecoadventure tour as well as the shuttle service, were great. We felt comfortable, the float is well-kept, we got to see and know a lot and the guides were very well...More

1  Thank Susann R
Reviewed 8 January 2016
Eduardo is the best!

Based on other reviews I read on TripAdvisor, I booked Tambor Adventure - both for transfers from Tambor to Santa Teresa and back and for a private day-long excursion for my family. On all fronts, Eduardo was fantastic. On the initial trip in one of...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 23 December 2015
Simply the Best

We just returned from our honeymoon is Santa Teresa. We used Tambor Adventures for our transfer from the Tambor airport to our hotel in Santa Teresa. I booked with them after reading all the great reviews and was not disappointed with my decision. Eduardo, the...More

Thank Kris M
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