Esquinas Rainforest PackageColorful birds, shiny butterflies, bizarre insects and poisonous frogs!

Esquinas Rainforest Package
Esquinas Rainforest Package
Esquinas Rainforest Package

Location: Costa Rica, South Pacific, Puntarenas, Golfito-Golfo Dulce


Day 1: San José – Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

Depending on the departure time of your local flight, we will pick you up at your hotel in San Jose to take you to the Juan Santamaria airport where you will fly along the Pacific coast to the small port town of Golfito located in the Golfo Dulce where you will be greeted by a representative of Esquinas Lodge. The transfer from the airstrip to the lodge takes about half an hour to the outskirts of the Piedras Blancas National Park, surrounded by a beautiful tropical nature. Esquinas Lodge is part of a project, which is mainly dedicated to protect the rainforest. It was in 1991 when Michael Schnitzler, a renowned classical violinist from Vienna and part-time resident of Costa Rica, was motivated to found an organization nonprofit, who called Rainforest of the Austrians, with the goal of raising funds to buy the property in the Esquinas forest. For 1993, more than 15,000 Austrians had donated more than US$4 million, acquiring more than 3900 hectares of forest. All the property, which mostly had permits logging, has been donated to the government of Costa Rica and has been part of the national park. So the Esquinas Lodge was opened in 1993 and established the Field Station La Gamba which has since become a center of education and research in tropical biology, internationally recognized. If you love nature, looking for an adventure in the jungle outside the conventional paths, Esquinas Lodge will be definitely your place!
ON Esquinas Lodge (Lunch, Dinner)


Day 2: Piedras Blancas National Park

Today a local bilingual naturalist guide accompanies you on a tour through the Piedras Blancas National Park. You hike through secondary forest with a wide array of heliconias, ferns, and other light-sensitive plants, and primary forest with walking palms, buttress roots, giant trees with epiphytic orchids and bromeliads, passion flowers, and endless lianas. You see colorful birds, shiny butterflies, bizarre insects, frogs, and possibly monkeys, agouti-pacas, peccaries, or coatis.This is one of the most dense parks in Costa Rica,full of vegetation ,it has the biggest tree and more than 2500 different types of plants.
ON Esquinas Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 3: Mountain Bike Tour or Horseback Riding

Today you can choose between a ride mountain biking adventure or a fun ride in the rainforest. Whether on horseback or bike you will decide how to experience today. Go through the valley of La Gamba, a river that leads to a refreshing waterfall surrounded by tropical forest, where you can take a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters. You can climb over rocks in a natural pool, with a little luck, you might even see poisonous frogs. On the way back you can visit the Field Station La Gamba (upon request). Return to the Lodge and lunch. In the afternoon you have time to relax in a hammock, swimming in a natural pool or walk through the exotic gardens, where you can see monkeys, sloths and birds.
ON Esquinas Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 4: Return to San José or to your next destination 

After breakfast the Lodge´s transfer will take you to the air-strip in Golfito. From there you take your flight back to the capital San José. Our driver awaits you to take you to your city hotel.

Esquinas Rainforest Package

Esquinas Rainforest Package:

Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Participants:  min. 2 persons 
Departure: on request

Please note:
  • Low Season  01.05.2019 - 30.06.2019 & 01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019 
  • High Season 01.12.2018 - 30.04.2019 & 01.07.2019 - 31.08.2019
  • During Christmas and Holy Week a surcharge will apply
  • Bookings are subject to availability 

Services included:
  • Local Flight San José – Golfito – San José
  • Transfer Hotel San José – Airport San José – Hotel San José
  • Transfer Golfito Airstrip – Esquinas Lodge – Golfito Airstrip
  • 3x ON at Esquinas Lodge
  • 3x Breakfast, 3x Lunch, 3x Dinner
  • Guided Hiking Tour to the Piedras Blancas National Park
  • Guided Mountain Bike Tour OR Horseback Riding Tour

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