We recommend, especially during high season, that tours to Corcovado National Park and Isla del Caño be booked in advance to guarantee your spot. However, please be aware that if you choose to cancel less than 1 week prior, you will be charged 50% of the tour price.
We include all transportation in tour prices on days when three or more people are heading out. However, smaller groups will be required to pay a $32 shuttle surcharge. We make every effort to avoid this, but please help us out by trying to plan your tours for the following days (or just make friends with other guests while you are here and get a group together!)
Isla del Caño- Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Corcovado National Park- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
|Local Tours||Price per Person||Price per Person (on horseback)|
|Descubre la Naturaleza||$47|
|Night Bug Tour||$35|
|Bird Watching Tour||$35|
|Sea Turtle Patrol||$35|
|Laguna Chocuaco & Sendero||$70|
|Empanada Cooking Class||$15|
|Coconut Oil Making Class||Coming Soon!|
|Cheese Making||Coming Soon!|
|Night Shrimp Fishing||$5|
|Environmental Education Class||small donation|
|Sunset Beach BBQ||$15|
|Corcovado National Park||$90|
|Isla del Caño Snorkeling||$80|
|Isla del Caño Diving (2-tanks)||$135|
|Río Sierpe Mangroves||$80|
|Whale and Dolphin Watching||$115|
|Canopy Zip-lining Tour||$65|
|Rio Claro Floating Tour||$65|
Cinta Blanca- $35/$45- flexible departure times- Spanish-speaking guide only
A dynamic trail through a beautiful rainforest-clad valley culminating with a refreshing swim at a natural spa in the jungle with a spectacular waterfall. Felipe and his son Yasnir, are certified guides from our local village and will talk your ear off about the many endangered trees on the property, as well as the traditional and medicinal uses of important native plants. This private tour can be experienced on foot or on horseback.
Madre Selva- $35/$45- flexible departure times- bilingual guide
This trail takes you through stunning primary and secondary rainforest and ends with a relaxing dip and snack at a hidden waterfall. Local guides, Jhonson and Faustino get very excited about poison dart frogs, and are sure to seek out the 4 species that can be found here along the way. This private tour can be experienced on foot or on horseback.
Descubre la Naturaleza- $45- depending on availability- Spanish-speaking guide only
A horseback adventure through mountainous primary and secondary forest containing giant trees, exotic fruits and poison dart frogs. The tour culminates with a visit to a picturesque waterhole and a snack at a typical Costa Rican farmhouse.
Night Bug Tour- $35- 7:30pm to 10:30pm- bilingual guide
One of our most talented local guides, Edin, will take you on an adventurous night hike through the jungle and rivers in the area looking for all kinds of fascinating nocturnal creatures. Snakes, spiders and an endless supply of insects can all be discovered on this tour, but don’t worry! Edin will make sure you are safe from any nasties! Please bring a flashlight and remember to borrow some rubber boots from us.
Bird Watching Tour- $35- flexible departure times- bilingual guide
There are over 350 species of birds residing in the Osa Peninsula. It is truly the birders paradise! Join our certified guide and friendly next-door neighbor Edin on this hike through forest and lagoons in the local area. Species you may encounter include toucans, aricaris, scarlet macaws, trogons, honeycreepers, several species of tanager, an assortment of cute hummingbirds, falcons, eagles, herons and much more!
Sea Turtle Tour- $35- 8pm to 11pm- August to November only
Our popular sea turtle night patrol on the 3.6km playa Drake in El Progreso offers the unforgettable opportunity to watch endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles nesting or even release hatchlings into the sea! Your expert guide from local conservation association ACOTPRO, will describe how the nesting process works and how the village protects the sea turtles.
Laguna Chocuaco & Sendero- $70- flexible departure times
A unique and spectacular canoe trip across Laguna Chocuaco, one of the Osa’s great wetland systems and best-kept secrets. The lake is surrounded by a panorama of mountainous virgin forest and is a haven for water birds and wild flowers. The trip includes an opportunity to try out some traditional artesenal fishing while on the lake. From here, guests can choose to explore the rainforest surrounding the lagoon, discovering the secrets and historical context of important trees and medicinal plants found along the trail, and will have the opportunity to try some typical seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Empanada Cooking Class- $15 – 2pm to 4pm
One of our local cooking stars Yirlani and her wonderful family host this class right next door to the hostel! Make empanadas from scratch in a traditional rural Costa Rican household, practice your Spanish and share your creations for a meal together. Vegetarian options are also available.
Artesenal Fishing- $20 – departure time depending on tides, 4hrs approx.
Join one of our young local guides on a line fishing trip to one of the best kept secrets of Drake Bay. Take a 45 minute hike through our rural village, up into primary forest. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking a stunning estuary system and then fish for your supper like the Ticos do! If you have a lucky morning, don’t forget to ask our chef to prepare your catch of the day for you.
Ganado Snorkeling- $20 – departure time depending on tides, 4hrs approx.
Ganado beach and estuary is one of those hidden treasures that you are unlikely to find on any map of Drake Bay. Just a 45 minute hike through rural scenery and primary forest, the view from the top of the hill will take your breath away on a sunny day. One of our local guides will provide you with snorkel gear and choose a safe spot to search for fish and other cute marine creatures.
Night Shrimp Fishing- $5 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Want to learn how to catch shrimp using just a knife and your bare hands? Head out with one of our young local guides on an adventurous night hike to a nearby river, for traditional shrimp fishing! If you are lucky enough to catch some, your guide will prepare them for a late supper upon returning to the hostel. Don’t forget to borrow some rubber boots from us and take a headlamp with you on this activity!
Environmental Education Class- Small donation – Availability depending on schedule
Come along to one of our after school environmental education classes and participate in learning with local kids! A great activity for families, you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish, play environmental and cooperative games and learn about the unique natural wonders of the Osa Peninsula through a child’s eyes. Helena and Alvaro, our environmental educators ask that you consider bringing something along for the kids when participating in the class- any kind of basic school or art supplies, a snack to share or a small cash donation. Thank you!
Sunset Beach BBQ- $15 – 4:30pm – Minimum 4 people
Join us and other guests to watch the sun setting with a beautiful view of Isla del Cano, right from our nearest beach! Our local chef will prepare a picnic and BBQ of fish, potatoes and plantains and you can relax, practice your Spanish and enjoy the view. On this activity we can drive most of the way to the beach, but please bring a headlamp for the short walk.
Corcovado National Park- $90- 5:30am to 2:30pm
Our popular day-trip to the Sirena ranger station takes you on a boat journey from Agujitas to the park (wet landings), during which you may see whales, dolphins and turtles. At the park you will explore exquisite trails with your guide on foot to find monkeys, birds, insects, tapir, peccary, pumas, jaguars, bull sharks, river otters, crocodiles and much more. Round-trip transportation from the hostel, an experienced bilingual guide,park entrance fee, and a picnic lunch are all included in the price.
Isla del Caño- $80/$135- 6:30am to 2:30pm
We offer both snorkeling and scuba diving (two tanks) day-trips to Isla del Caño. On the boat trip (wet landings), whales, dolphins and turtles may be seen en route, but once in the water tourists may spot giant manta rays, tuna, needlefish, barracuda, snapper, sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, dolphins, and whales, among much other marine life. Round-trip transportation from the hostel, an experienced bilingual guide, park entrance fee, and a picnic lunch at playa San Josecito are all included in the price. It is possible for snorkelers to accompany dive groups; please ask hostel personnel to make arrangements.
Río Sierpe Mangroves- $80- 6:30am to 2:30pm
A spectacular half-day boat tour (wet landings) of the protected Térraba-Sierpe mangrove park. Primarily a bird-watching tour, tourists are almost guaranteed to spot herons, egrets, cotingas, and osprey in their pristine natural habitat; but there is also a good chance of spotting mammals too, such as agouti and river otters; and reptiles, such as caimans, crocodiles and tree boas. Round-trip transportation from the hostel, an experienced bilingual guide and park entrance fee are all included in the price.
Whale and Dolphin Watching- $115- 7:30am to 2pm
This tour takes tourists on a boat journey (wet landings) around the exquisite coastline of Osa Peninsula to search for the huge pods of spinner dolphins and spotted dolphins that inhabit the waters here. Other species that may be encountered include pilot whales, false killer whales, bottlenose and more. In September and October, humpback whales also fill the water. Sightings of mothers with their calves are common, and the humpbacks often perform incredible breaching and lobtailing displays close to the boat, offering amazing photo opportunities that will make your friends and family very jealous. Round-trip transportation from the hostel and an experienced bilingual guide are included in the price.
Offshore Fishing- $80- flexible departure times- minimum 4 people
This half-day fishing trip, departing from Agujitas (wet landings), takes tourists around the coastal waters of Drake Bay to catch snapper, wahoo, dorado, king mackerel, and even sailfish and tuna. Sea turtles, whales and dolphins are frequently sighted along the way. Round-trip transportation from the hostel, fishing gear, and an experienced bilingual guide are included in the price.
Canopy Tour- $65- flexible departure times
This half-day excursion brings you to Drake Bay’s premier zip-line attraction at Corcovado Canopy Tours in Los Planes. Located in a stunning forest region containing some of the tallest trees in the area, the site features 13 platforms (up to 30 meters high) and 11 cables (190-400 meters in length). The tour is certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and is assured by the National Institute of Insurances (INS). Round-trip transportation from the hostel, gear, and a certified canopy-guide (English, Spanish and German speaking) are included in the price.
Rio Claro Floating Tour- $65- 6:30am to 2pm
This tour is a truly unique and fun way to explore the breathtaking Rio Claro, Playa San Josecito and Drake Bay’s primary rainforest. Beginning in the village of Los Planes, the tour includes a hike to a swimmable waterfall followed by a float down the river all the way to the coast. Lunch on Playa San Josecito and all transport is included.