External Tours


A capucin monkey

 

Discover the last piece of the Amazon Rainforest in Central America! Corcovado National Park displays a variety of animals and plants that are otherwise rarely observed. It is home to over 130 species of mammals, 100 species of reptiles, 6000 species of insects and over 400 kinds of birds. Besides this you can find 500 species of trees and bushes and 150 species of orchids in this area.
You have the chance to see tapirs, pumas, crocodiles, deers, all 4 species of monkeys found in Costa Rica (capuchin, howler, spider and squirrel), wild boar, scarlet macaw, guans and countless other species of birds. Cryptic animals such as snakes, butterflies and reptiles are spotted by your guide. National Geographic magazine has called it the most biologically intense region on Earth and it is the most visited site in the area.

 

 

 

6. Corcovado National Park (Station San Pedrillo), hike + boat

The closest station in the Corcovado National Park from Drake is San Pedrillo and it is located directly at the beach. We have a private boat landing site in Drake where you will be picked up at 06:00 a.m. and dropped off at 2:00 p.m. The boat ride is about 35 minutes to the San Pedrillo Ranger station where you will meet your guide. They will lead you on a 2,5 hour (one way) hike into the primary rainforest spotting all kinds of diverse wildlife and abundant vegetation. After that we invite you for a picnic and you can visit a spectacular waterfall where you can go swimming and refresh yourself. Back at the station you also have the opportunity to use toilets and replenish water. At 1:30 p.m. you’ll start the return journey.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, repellent, hat or cap, water, swimsuit, sturdy shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 06:00 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : intermediate
Tour includes : Transport, picnic or lunch, park entrance and a bilingual tour guide
Rate: 80 US $ p.p.

A puma

 

 

7. Corcovado National Park (Station Sirena), hike + boat

Eyelash viper

We accompany you to our private beach landing site for a 06:00 am pick-up. The boat trip along the spectacular coastline takes you to Sirena beach in a little over an hour. Here you begin your ~4 hrs guided hike. The paths are well developed and gradual but please carry enough water, do not leave the way and stay with your guide. At the Park station you will take a break for a Picnic, you also have the opportunity to visit toilets and replenish water. At around 12:00 p.m. you’ll start the return journey.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, repellent, hat or cap, water, sturdy shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 06:00 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : intermediate
Tour includes : Transport, picnic or lunch, park entrance and a bilingual tour guide
Rate: 90 US $ p.p.

 

8. Tapir Trail

Hike to a private natural reserve nearby Corcovado National Park. You can see tracks and traces of the tapir along the way. This hike is through a very well preserved primary rainforest. You will see many other animal species, as well as a great quantity of birds and plants. A tour guide will accompany you and provide vast knowledge about the species in the area as well as explaining how the ecosystem works. The guide also carries high quality binoculars so there is the opportunity to observe distant animals in perfect detail.
On the morning tour, you can take a dip in the water of Rio Claro, followed by a traditional lunch at the owner´s house.

What to bring : Water, camera, sunscreen, sunglases, swimsuit, towel, repellent, rainjacket (rainy season), hat, water, sturdy shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 06:00 am – 13:30 pm or 14:30 pm – 20:00 pm
Difficulty level : intermediate
Tour includes : Transport, tour guide, snack or lunch, afternoon: flash light
Rate : 65 US $ p.p.

Tapirs

 

9. San Josecito Beach

Guacamaya parrot

This is a very scenic beach with white sand, not very far from Drake Bay. If you are looking for relaxation, San Josecito Beach is the right place. It is a very popular spot for picnics, snorkeling and sunbathing as well. There are two possibilities to reach this place, one is walking by yourself and the other is taking a boat. Although the boat ride might seem easier, walking all the way to San Josecito is a beautiful option. It takes around 2 to 3 hours, maybe even more depending on how long you stop to observe wild animals on your way. If you are lucky you can see different kinds of monkeys, scarlet macaws, tamanduas and much more. Another interesting combination could be walk there and come back by boat, which takes around 20 minutes.

The boat ride also offers the chance to see dolphins and whales on your way between August and October.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, hat, repellent, water, swimsuit
Pick-up/Drop-off : San Josecito Beach to MOHAGINE Office, boat by arrangement
Difficulty level : intermediate
Tour includes : Transport
Rate : 10 US $ p.p. for boat

 

10. Caño Island, Snorkeling

Bottlenose dolphins

Caño Island is located 20 kilometers offshore from the Osa Peninsula, it is a tropical paradise surrounded by five platforms of low coral reefs with many coral species which are home to a diverse and plentiful array of coloured fish. It is a day trip leaving at 07:30 a.m. and coming back around 02:00 p.m. The boat ride to Caño Island takes around 1 hour. You will snorkel at two different locations with the help of your guide, exploring this fascinating underwater paradise. It is possible to see, white-tip reef sharks, different species of turtels, snapper, jacks and countless species of reef fish. Staying close to your tour guide is essential, due to safety (by law you must wear a life-jacket in the boat and while snorkeling) and also to gain the most from this trip. On your way to Cano Island you might also be able to see dolphins or whales depending on the period.

What to bring : Water, waterproof camera, sunscreen, sunglases, swimsuit, cap or hat, shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 07:30 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : Easy, but you must be able to swim!!
Tour includes : Boat, captain, bilingual dive guide, snorkel equipment, picnic or lunch, park entrance, refreshments, cookies
Rate : 80 US $ p.p.

 

11. Caño Island, diving – with dive licence

Caño Island is one of the best places for mainland diving in Costa Rica. This tropical paradise is located 20 kilometers offshore from the Osa Peninsula and offers the unique chance to explore Costa Rica from a very different perspective. The day trip starts around 07:15 a.m. from our private landing site followed by a 1 hour boat ride to the island. The tour guide will take you to two different locations, depending on your experience and the conditions. After a small stop you prepare yourself for your first immersion. Descend into another world using a rope guide and begin your 45 minutes underwater. You will see many different kinds of tropical fish, reptiles and sea mammals. While doing the safety stop maybe an oceanic manta, whale shark or humpback whale is passing by. During your surface break you will visit Caño Island (water and cookies are provided). In the second immersion maybe you will see white tip reef sharks, sting rays, huge school of snappers or barracudas! What a day! You have lunch in the boat, a beautiful beach or in a restaurant. You will be back at MOHAGINE around 2:00 p.m.

What to bring : Waterproof camera, sunscreen, swimsuit, water shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 07:30 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : From beginners to expert
Tour includes : Boat, captain, bilingual dive guide, 2 tanks, weights, equipment, refreshments, cookies, lunch
Rate : 135 US $ p.p.

For those who are interested there are night dives available in the dry season, minimum 4 people
Rate : 80 US $ p.p.

 

12. Caño Island, Discover Scuba Diving, PADI course

Have you ever wondered what it‘s like to breath underwater but don‘t have a diving licence? If you don‘t have the time or aren‘t quite ready to commit to a certification course then this is for you! The ocean around Caño Island is full of many marine species, some its only possible to see when you can stay below the surface or when you can take the time to slowly watch them emerge. The Discover Scuba Diving is an incredible way to immerse yourself in this world without any prior diving experience! For this introduction to diving you must be at least 10 years old and be in reasonable physical health, besides that you are ready to go. Your professional guide will take you through all the basic safety and skills needed and if you‘re comfortable you will make an open water dive under direct supervision at Caño Island.

What to bring : Waterproof camera, sunscreen, swimsuit, water shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 07:15 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : Beginners
Tour includes : Boat, captain, bilingual dive guide, tanks, weights, equipment, refreshments, cookies, lunch
Rate : 195 US $ p.p.

 

13. Dolphin and whale watching

The ocean near Drake Bay is full of many marine species. The resident dolphin species is the spotted dolphin with encounters throughout the year. Bottle nose and spinner dolphins are also common visitors. Humpback whales are very frequent from August to October and pilot whales, orcas and false killer whales can be seen throughout the year.
Observing dolphins and whales in their natural habitat is an amazing experience. This is a day trip leaving around 08:00 a.m. and coming back around 01:30 p.m. to 02:30 p.m. A professional tour guide will accompany you to provide you with the most useful information about dolphins and whales, the guide will also tell you interesting and curious facts about these species. If you are lucky you can also see turtles on your way or even the dolphins playing around the boat. Please be aware of sea sickness. Minimum of 4 people is required (please inform us if you are interested and we can try to fill up the group).

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, swimsuit, sunglasses, binoculars, hat or cap
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 08:00 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : easy
Tour includes : Transportation, picnic and a professional tour guide
Rate : 115 US $ p.p.

 

14. Combined snorkeling and whale watching at Caño Island (August to October)

Ranger Station, Caño Island

In this combined tour, only available between August and October, you will be able to snorkel at Caño Island and do whale watching. The day trip leaves at 07:30 a.m. and comes back around 02:00 p.m. Caño Island is located 20 kilometers offshore from the Osa Peninsula surrounded by coral reefs and a huge diversity of marine species. Immediately after leaving the shallow bay in Drake you have the chance to see whales and dolphins and this continues all the way to the island. After a short stop in front of the station you can begin snorkeling, exploring this fascinating underwater paradise in two different locations. Your tour guide will be available to point out the many different species in this spectacular environment. It is possible to see white-tip reef sharks, different species of turtles, snapper, jacks and countless species of reef fish. Staying close to your tour guide is essential, for safety (by law you must wear a life-jacket in the boat and while snorkeling) and also to get the most enriching experience out of this trip. The ocean near Drake Bay is full of many marine mammal species. On your way back to the mainland you will be able to observe whales and dolphins. It is common to observe humpback whales from August to October. Pilot whales, orcas, false killer whales and a lot of different species of dolphins can be seen throughout the year. The tour guide will provide you with useful and interesting information about whales and the other species in the area. If you are lucky you could also see turtles on your way or even the dolphins playing around the boat. Please be aware of sea sickness. Minimum of 5 people is required (please inform us if you are interested and we can try to fill up the group).

What to bring : Water, waterproof camera, sunscreen, towel, swimsuit, sunglasses, binoculars, hat or cap
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Office 07:30 am – 14:00 pm
Difficulty level : easy (swimming is involved)
Tour includes : Boat, captain, snorkel equipment, park entrance, transportation, lunch, tour guide
Rate : 95 US $ p.p.

 

15. Horseback riding to the waterfall

Horseriding to the waterfall

This is a very nice tour to a spectacular waterfall located in Los Planes. It starts around 08:00 a.m. and lasts for at least 3 hours. On your way to the waterfall, you will experience primary and secondary rainforest, while observing a great diversity of species. You will be able to ride the horse through the river on your way to the waterfall. Once you are at the waterfall, there is plenty of time to refresh yourself. You will be accompanied by a local tour guide who knows the area very well. Minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, repellent
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Hotel 08:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
Difficulty level : Easy
Tour includes : Horses, helmets and a local tour guide
Rate : 40 US $ p.p.

 

 

 

16. Horseback riding to San Josecito

San Josecito beach

This is a very beautiful tour to the scenic beach of San Josecito. The trip starts around 07:00 a.m. at the hotel and lasts for about 6 hours. You will be picked up by ATV for an exciting ride to the village of Los Planes where your horse is waiting. The horseback trail takes you through primary and secondary rainforest and a river crossing! A very enriching adventure. Once you are in San Josecito Beach you will be able to sunbathe or refresh

yourself, and enjoy the picnic provided. On the way back a boat will take you, giving you a unique view of the area and, depending on the period, you may be able to see different species of sea mammals. Minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, repellent, swimsuit
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Hotel, 3 hours duration, flexible horary.
Difficulty level : Easy
Tour includes : Horses to San Josecito, local tour guide, picnic, boat ride, helmets
Rate: 70 US $ p.p.

 

17. Kayaking

This is a fantastic and challenging experience. There are a few options available for kayaking in Drake. There are two possibility for this tour :

1st option :
Kayaking by yourself by renting a kayak, this option is a nice idea if you already have some experience and would like to test your knowledge in a different place
Pick up – drop off  : The kayak center is located at Agujitas beach
Rate : 10 US $ per hour p.p.

2nd option :
Kayaking for 3 hours in Agujitas River.  It’s a very impressive environment with stunning scenes. It doesn’t take long to get there and during your tour you may observe many different animals, not usually seen on the walking trails.
The tour includes : kayaking in Agujitas River for around 3 hours, min. 2 persons required.
Pick up – drop off  : The kayak center is located at Agujitas beach
Rate: 45 US $ p.p.

Kayaking in the river

 

18. Floating Tour

A waterfall

If you are looking for an adrenaline tour, this one might be for you. You will discover more closely the primary rainforest by hiking to a waterfall, where you will have to chance to swim for half an hour. Then you float down the river in life jackets, climbing and jumping when necessary. Upon reaching Rio Claro beach you will be provided with refreshment and a snack. The tour lasts for about 5 – 6 hours. A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring : Waterproof camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, repellent, swimsuit, comfortable shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Hotel, 08:00am – 13:30 pm
Difficulty level : Intermediate
Tour includes : Floaters, tour guide, refreshments
Rate : 65 US $ p.p.

 

 

 

19. Canopy in Los Planes

You will be picked up from MOHAGINE for the drive to Los Planes. Once there you can enjoy the amazing view of the primary and secondary rainforest in the area. You will have the opportunity to see all kinds of animals and insects, from monkeys to scarlet macaws, toucans or sloths. A bilingual tour guide will accompany you and provide a detailed safety demonstration before you begin. There are 13 stainless steel cables suspended from the trees across the rainforest, most of the platforms are 60 meters high and the cables range from 100 to 400 meters. Fruits and beverages are provided. The pick-up times are 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. During the high season additional times are available.

What to bring : Water, camera, sunscreen, repellent, comfortable clothes, hat or cap
Pick-up/Drop-off : MOHAGINE Hotel, various pick up times
Difficulty level : Intermediate
Tour includes : Shuttle from & back hotel, bilingual tour guide, fruits and beverages, safety equipment
Rate : 65 US $ p.p.

20. Mangrove/wildlife tour in Sierpe

This tour will you take you into the “Estero Azul” which is a small creek branching out from Sierpe River. It is a very biological diverse place, home to many bird species. You will explore the largest virgin mangrove forest in Central America, while observing different kinds of monkeys, crocodiles, raccoons, snakes, etc. It is a very easy and entertaining tour as you stay within the boat, observing the natural beauty and refreshment is included. A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, repellent, hat or cap
Pick-up/Drop-off : SIERPE, times by arrangement
Difficulty level : Easy
Tour includes : Boat, captain and/or bilingual tour guide, refreshment
Rate : 60 US $ p.p.

21. Stone Spheres Museo Finca 6

Located in Finca 6, Sierpe, there is a museum with artifacts and information from pre-Columbian to modern eras combining history and nature. The pre-Columbian stone spheres are the main attraction. They are suspected to have been created by native tribes and are unique in the world. This archeological area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the museum the information is available in english and spanish. It is a very worthwhile visit if you would like to know more about Costa Rican pre-Columbian history. You could visit this museum if you have some free time in Sierpe, maybe during your waiting time to take the boat to Drake Bay.

Entrance to the museum : 6 US $ p.p.

 

22. Mangrove tour and Museum Finca 6

This tour will you take you into the “Estero Azul” which is a small creek branching from the Sierpe River. It is a very biologically diverse place, home to many bird species. You will explore the largest virgin mangrove forest in Central America, while observing different kind of monkeys, crocodiles, raccoons, snakes, etc. The museum is located in Sierpe with a diverse range of artifacts and information from pre-Columbian to modern eras. In particular, there is some very interesting displays on the stone spheres that were thought to have been created by native tribes. You will first have the mangrove tour, then lunch at Las Vegas Restaurant and then go to Museo Finca 6. It is up to your program whether you are continuing on to Drake or returning to Palmar Norte. Minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring : Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, repellent
Pick-up/Drop-off : SIERPE, times by arrangement
Difficulty level : Easy
Tour includes : Boat, captain, bilingual tour guide, lunch
Rate : 135 US $ p.p.

 

All prices are inclusive of the statutory VAT of 13%, tips are not included in the prices.
Updated 10/2018, prices are valid until 31.12.2018