Discover Costa Rica’s enchanting Pacific rainforest from the air and water on this combo shore excursion from Puntarenas. Walk through the treetops on a series of hanging bridges at a private biological reserve, and then take a 1-hour cruise down the Tarcoles River, home to a famous community of crocodiles. In between the eco-adventures, enjoy time to shop and snack at a quaint replica of a Spanish colonial settlement.
- Combo eco shore excursion from Puntarenas
- Walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspended trail and hanging bridges
- Observe native wildlife like monkeys and exotic birds
- Make a shopping stop in the charming village of Santa Lucia
- Cruise through a biological reserve on the Tarcoles River
- Includes port pickup and drop-off and a fresh fruit snack
What You Can Expect
When your cruise ship docks at Puntarenas in the morning, meet a waiting driver and guide at the port and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan for a scenic 1-hour drive to the Villa Lapas private biological reserve. Here, be surrounded by the majesty of Costa Rica’s unspoiled tropical and dry rainforest on the 1.5-mile (2.5-km) SkyWay walking trail. Cross three suspended bridges perched at 180 feet (56 meters) above the forest floor and each stretching an incredible 300 feet (91 meters) in length.
The bridges are built with the highest safety standards, and experienced guides will accompany you to ensure your safety and point out highlights of the enchanting jungle. As you trek, take in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and keep an eye out for native wildlife like monkeys, anteaters, poison dart frogs, and hundreds of bird species.
After completing the SkyWay trail, take a break to relax and shop for unique souvenirs in the nearby village of Santa Lucia, a replica of a Spanish colonial settlement. Enjoy a snack of tropical fruit and iced tea here before transferring to the Tarcoles River, which snakes along the northern border of the Carara Biological Reserve. Take a 1-hour river cruise along the biodiverse waterway, where you can watch one of the world?s largest wild crocodile populations basking in the sun.
The 5-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at the cruise terminal, where you can return to your waiting ship or spend some time strolling along the nearby boulevards of Puntarenas.
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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You will be met at the cruise pier
8am or?9am (depending on the time your ship arrives)
5 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point