External Tours


Capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus)

 

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 boars, scarlet macaws, 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.

All prices include 13% IVA (VAT). Unless otherwise stated, payment by credit card (Mastercard and VISA) is possible. For prices marked with * we grant 10% discount for cash payment on site. Tips are not included in the prices.

If the number of participants is 4 or more per tour and they pay the full price, we will provide a nanny for your children.

 

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

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. and dropped off at 14:00. The boat ride is about 15 minutes to the San Pedrillo Ranger station where you will meet your guide. They will lead you on a 2,5 hours (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 13:30, you’ll start the return journey.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes, poncho (during rainy season)
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 06:00 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), picnic or lunch, park entrance
Rate: 97 US $* p. p.

Puma (Puma concolor) 

 

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

Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)

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 use the toilet and replenish water. At around 12:00 you’ll start the return journey.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes, poncho (during rainy season)
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 06:00 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), picnic or lunch, park entrance
Rate: 108 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.

Morning Tour
What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes, poncho (during rainy season)
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 06:00 till 13:30 
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Transportation, traditional lunch, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)

Rate: 75 US $* p. p.

Afternoon Tour
What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, insect repellent, trekking shoes, poncho (during rainy season)

Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 14:30 till 20:00
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: 
Transportation, refreshments, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)

Rate: 75 US $* p. p.

Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii)

 

9. San Josecito Beach

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

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: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off: San Josecito Beach / MOHAGINE Office, boat by arrangement
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Boat trip
Rate: 10 US $ p. p. for boat (cash only)

 

10. Caño Island, Snorkeling

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

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 07:15. and returning around 14:00. The boat ride to Caño Island takes around 1 hour. You will snorkel in 2 different places together with your guide and explore this fascinating underwater paradise. For safety reasons we ask you to stay close to your guide, who will also be able to show you the different fish species. You will have the opportunity to see whitetip reef sharks, turtles, snappers, mackerels and countless reef fish. During the crossing you can often see dolphins and during the season humpback whales.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, waterproof camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 07:15 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Easy, but you must be able to swim!
Tour includes: Boat trip, snorkel gear, life jacket, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), picnic or lunch,  park entrance, refreshments, cookies
Rate: 90 US $ to 97 US $* p. p.

 

11. Caño Island, Diving

The Caño Island Biosphere Reserve is a tropical paradise and the best mainland dive site in Costa Rica. This island is located 20 kilometers off the Osa Peninsula and offers a unique opportunity to discover Costa Rica from a completely different perspective. This tour offers 2 guided dives at 2 different sites.

The day trip starts at 07:15 from our private boat landing. After approx. 1 hour boat trip you reach Caño Island. Your dive guide will register you at the park station. Afterwards you prepare for your first dive. You will hold on to a rope while diving down. With the help of your dive guide you will be able to observe many different fish, reptiles and marine mammals during your 45 minute dive. You also have the chance to see baracudas, big eye mackerels, milkfishs, white tip reef sharks, stingrays, barracudas, snappers or large schools of reef fish and perhaps even golden cow nose rays. During your safety stop you may be lucky enough to pass oceanic manta rays, whale sharks or even humpback whales.

During a break on land, you will be served biscuits and refreshments. Lunch follows after the second dive and takes place in the boat or on the beach.
You will be back at MOHAGINE around 14:00.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, waterproof camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, diving licence
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 07:30 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Beginner to Expert
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), 2 dives, complete dive gear, picnic or lunch,  park entrance, refreshments, cookies
Rate: 140 US $ to 158 US $* p. p.

Eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)

12. Caño Island, “Discover Scuba Diving” PADI

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 (i.e. a PADI diver’s license) then Discover Scuba Diving (often referred to as “trial diving”) is for you!

The ocean around Caño Island is full of many marine species, some are only possible to see when you can stay below the surface. 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: Sufficient drinking water, waterproof camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 07:15 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), complete dive gear and weight, picnic or lunch,  park entrance, refreshments, cookies
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. Bottlenose 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 and coming back around 13:30 to 14:30. 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. A 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: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 08:00 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), picnic or lunch
Rate: 115 US $ p. p. (online payment possible)

Big eye jack (Caranx sexfasciatus)

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

 

14. 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 and comes back around 14:00. 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, snappers, 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. A 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: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Office, 07:30 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Easy, but you must be able to swim!
Tour includes: Boat trip, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), snorkel gear, life jacket, picnic or lunch,  park entrance, refreshments, cookies
Rate: 108 US $* p. p.

 

15. Horseback Riding to the Waterfall at Los Planes

Horseriding to the waterfall

This is a very nice tour to a spectacular waterfall located in Los Planes. It starts around 08:00 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. A minimum of 4 people is required.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Hotel, 08:00 till ~12:00
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Horse, helmet, local tour guide
Rate: 45 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 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. A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, bath towel, insect repellent, trekking shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Hotel, 07:00 till 14:00
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Horse to San Josecito, helmet, boat ride, local tour guide, picnic
Rate: 80 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 possibilities 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.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, swimsuit
Pick-up/Drop-off: Kayak center at Agujitas beach

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Kayak, paddle, life jacket
Rate: 15 US $ for 3 hours 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.
A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, swimsuit
Pick-up/Drop-off: Kayak center at Agujitas beach, time by arrangement
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Kayak, paddle, life jacket, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
Rate: 57 US $* p. p.

Kayaking in the river

 

18. Mangrove & Wildlife Tour in Sierpe / Estero Azul

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.
A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent
Pick-up/Drop-off: SIERPE, times by arrangement
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Boat trip,  captain and/or bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), refreshments
Rate: 68 US $* p. p.

Purple gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)

Sierpe River

Squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus)

 

19. Floating Tour at Agujitas River

A waterfall

If you are looking for a tour of a different kind, this one might be for you. You will discover more closely the primary rainforest by hiking to a waterfall, where you will have the chance to swim for half an hour. Then you float down the river in life jackets, climbing and jumping when necessary. While floating, you have the chance to spot animals sitting in the branches over your head. Upon reaching Rio Claro beach you will be provided with refreshments 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, insect repellent, swimsuit, towel, comfortable shoes
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Hotel, 08:00 till 13:30
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Life jacket, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), refreshments
Rate: 74 US $* p. p.

 

 

20. Ziplining / 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 07:30, 10:30, 13:30. During the high season additional times are available.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE Hotel, various pick up times
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tour includes: Shuttle from & back to hotel, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), refreshments, safety equipment
Rate: 74 US $* p. p.

View from Osa viewpoint

Toucan (Ramphastidae)

 

21. Stone Spheres at Museum Finca 6

Visit the pre-Columbian museum Finca 6 in Sierpe. This place combines ancient history and the jungle. 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. The information in the museum 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. From Drake Bay you can take the taxi boat to Sierpe (07:15). In Sierpe you take a taxi to the museum. You can also stop by early when you are in Sierpe and waiting for your boat (16:00) to Drake Bay.

Entrance to the museum: 6 US $ p. p. (students 4 $ p. p.)

 

22. Mangrove Tour and archaeology Tour to 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. A minimum of 2 people is required.

What to bring: Sufficient drinking water, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent
Pick-up/Drop-off: MOHAGINE / SIERPE, times by arrangement
Difficulty level: Easy
Tour includes: Boat trip (oneway), bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish), lunch, museum admission, (This tour is also available in German on request)
Rate: 135 US $ p. p.

Sierpe River

American saltwater Crocodile                                         (Crocodylus acutus)

 

Updated: 10/2019