Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Rainforest Skywalk & Tarcoles River Eco Cruise

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Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Experience the beauty of the rain forest through our Villa Lapas Sky Way walking tour 1.5 miles (2.5 km) in length, and 3 suspended bridges at more than 180 feet above the ground. Each of these bridges is an astonishing 300 feet length, crossing through the very heart of the tropical rainforest. Make yourself one with the jungle. Keep your eyes open to see the numerous bird species, mammals and other varied fauna that call this forest home.

The nature walk last about one hour and it includes some areas with some steeps, ups and downs.

After enjoy a sample of a tropical ecosystem, enjoy complementary tropical fresh fruits and Ice Tea before to continue our journey to Tarcoles River. The Tarcoles River is home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild and they are very easy to admire during our one-hour boat tour. Besides crocodiles, many aquatic bird species, monkeys & scarlet macaws are easy to see. After the tour, return to the pier.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional naturalist tour guide

Rainforest Nature walk & hanging bridges

Tarcoles River Boat Tour for enjoy its rich wildlife

Tropical Fruits snack

Visit to souvenirs store

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • The use of mask is not mandatory any more in Costa Rica. Customers can use them optional. Spare mask can be provided by our staff upon request and alcohol in gel is provided in all our buses. All our staff is fully vaccinated
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Carara National Park
Situated in the breathtaking Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is the perfect gateway to exhilarating attractions and things to do. Located on the Tárcoles River at the edge of Carara National Park, and with 500-acre rainforest preserve offers the chance to experience two unique ecosystems: the Tropical and the Dry Pacific. Over 400 species of birds await birdwatching connoisseurs, as well as other exotic wildlife like white-face capuchin monkeys, peccaries, anteaters, poison-arrow frogs and the crocodiles of the Tárcoles River.

Villa Lapas Reserve offer the amazing eco tour SKyWalk. An unique system of suspended bridges over the rain forest where you will enjoy the perfect ecosystem of this amazing region with the narration of our naturalist tour guide.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Enjoy a pleasant boat tour with a professional naturalist tour guide and enjoy its rich and abundant wildlife. It is a habitat for American crocodiles, while the marshes located at the river's mouth have many waterfowl and wading birds. Among the many herons and egrets are the boatbill and bare-throated tiger heron, and other birds found here include double-striped thick-knee, mangrove warbler and American pygmy kingfisher. The total list known of birds well exceeds 320 species including the little known Guacalillo Canals. The avian biodiversity is substantial including rare birds such as Agami Heron, Rufous-necked Woodrail, Jabiru, Yellow-billed Cotinga and recently found an Orinoco Goose. It's also home of Howler and White-faced Capuchin Monkeys. Less commonly seen are Silky Anteater, Sloths, Grinson, Jaguarundi, River Otter and Northern Tamandua

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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