Activities

At Aguas Claras we’d like to encourage you to dive deep into all the activities this magical area has to offer.
What do you feel like doing today? Book a day at the spa, snorkel in the crystal clear
coral reefs nearby, learn to surf or just ride a bicycle around town!
The possibilities of nature abound; check our list of recommendations below:

Surf Lessons

Due to its great variety of beaches, Puerto Viejo is the best place to come if you want to learn how to surf. With waves for every skill level and our experimented teachers, you will be in the best hands no matter if you’re a newbie or a pro.

* Duration: 2 hours.
* Includes: Transportation, experienced local guide, surfboard

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

Hiking Cahuita National Park

Cahuita is perhaps the best known National Park in the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and its only 25 minutes from the hotel. The immense appeal of this National Park is its combination of beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and a tropical rainforest, all framed by a charming old town. During the approximately 3 hour guided hike, your guide will tell you about the history of the town, its people and the park while you enjoy the company of wildlife found in this protected area.

* Duration: 4 hours approximately.
* Includes: Transportation, local bilingual guide, park entrance fee, snack.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

Sea Kayak and Rainforest Hike in Punta Uva

Embark in a magical sea kayaking journey paralleling a coast full of cliffs, caves, and the most amazing rainforest that Punta Uva has to offer, only 10 minutes away from the hotel. Paddle up river though the jungle, where you may be able to spot monkeys, sloths, colorful birds, river turtles, bats and iguanas while your specialized guide will tell you interesting insights about this wonderful ecosystem. Back at the beach, take a nice break to relax, swim and enjoy some fresh fruit and snacks before hiking to the great lookout of Punta Uva, where you can experience an amazing view before heading back to the hotel.

* Duration: 4 hours approximately.
* Includes: Transportation, experienced local bilingual guide, snacks, kayaks and proper safety equipment.

Available for private booking for an extra fee

A blend of peace and exuberance,
a SANCTUARY for the senses:
lushness inside out.

Canopy Tour

An exhilarating journey through the jungle treetops! The drive from the hotel is approximately 40 minutes, and after being fitted with the proper equipment, your treetop experience starts in the first platform and two cables that will take you directly to the heart of the forest. A hike through the thickest part of this patch of primary forest, will lead to the remaining platforms and cables, which will allow you a bird’s eye view as you crisscross over the jungle canopy. Towards the end you can swing down to the ground on a Tarzan swing, rappel down or descend on the last cable.

* Duration: 4 hours approximately. Transportation from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes each way.
* Includes: Transportation, certified canopy guides, complete safety equipment, snacks and water.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

Rainforest hike Gandoca‐ Manzanillo Refuge

Enjoy a unique jungle adventure at The Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge, which is only 15 minutes away from the hotel. With the help of a specialized guide, you will be able to interpret the sights and sounds and find golden opportunities to observe the abundant flora and variety of animals such as monkeys, toucans, sloths and countless bird species. At the end of the hike, you will be able to relax on the beach and enjoy a delicious fresh fruit snack before returning to the hotel.

* Duration: 5 hours approximately.
* Includes: Transportation, local bilingual guide, walking sticks, boots, snacks and drinking water.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

Talamanca Bribrí Reserve,
Chocolate Process and Waterfall

Located only about 30 minutes away from Puerto Viejo, Bribrí is the largest indigenous community in the country. In this five hour tour, you’ll get a close encounter with the rich indigenous culture of Watsi, discover the ancient tradition of making chocolate, and cool off in the beautiful waterfalls of Bribri.

* Duration: 5 hours approximately.
* Includes: Transportation from and to your hotel, local bilingual guide, water, visit to the medical plants garden, chocolate process, visit to indigenous community and insurance. Visit to the waterfall & entrance fee.

Available for private booking for an extra fee

A treasure of HIDDEN TREASURES,
where getting lost is finding yourself.

Cacao Tour

If you ever wonder where chocolate comes from, this forest experience will teach you everything you need to know about cacao, chocolate history, tropical wildlife and of course, chocolate making. Hike through the cacao forest, where you will have the opportunity to taste the fruit directly from the tree, and see the bean to bar process at the chocolate workshop. This is truly a unique experience: tasting the chocolate surrounded with amazing ocean views.

* Duration: 2.5 hours.
* Includes: Transportation, guided tour with local on-site guide, chocolate tasting.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

JAGUAR RESCUE CENTER

Come in direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, anteaters and the most venomous snakes in Costa Rica, housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat. Guided by professionals with extensive training with our animals, you will see things you wouldn’t even have known to look for and learn things you could never imagine. Enjoy this unique experience while you support our daily effort to rescue, rehabilitate and protect the wild animals of Costa Rica.

* Duration: 1.5 hours.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee

ARA PROJECT

The Manzanillo field station is located in a primary tropical rainforest boasting an impressive lookout point where you get spectacular views of the forest and the ocean. See the once abundant Great Green Macaws flying free in Caribbean lowland forest, their natural home. As you watch this spectacular natural show, your guide will give you information about the project. Our release site not only provides a protected habitat for the Great Green Macaws but also a plethora of other forest life, three different species of Toucan, monkeys, frogs, reptiles and a whole host of other bird life. This tour is a truly inspiring natural experience for any nature enthusiast visiting the Puerto Viejo area.

* Duration: 1 hour.
* Departures: Daily from 3pm to 4pm.

­Available for private booking for an extra fee