Canoe Tour

From: $65

For those visitors who want to experience the waterways of Costa Rica – without the adrenaline rush of whitewater rapids – we recommend this float trip down the scenic and historic Puerto Viejo River.

The tour starts at the small town of El Tigre and ends in the city of Puerto Viejo. You will be given a life jacket, helmet and a paddle … and yes you will be expected to paddle, a little. The guides will show you how to paddle and give you instructions on basic river safety.

The Puerto Viejo River is class I (flat water) and is a great opportunity to float down through the pristine rainforest of the La Selva Biological Station. Its great tropical rainforest: you will be able to see howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas and all manner of birds which are sometimes difficult to spot while hiking, including sunbitterns, toucans, herons, ospreys and more. This trip is a must for bird watching.

Depending on the water level, the tour lasts between 2 and 3 hours and is perfect for families with younger children & adults of all ages are welcome on this peaceful float. Canoes are recommended for the trip, but arrangements can also be made for ducky (inflatable kayak) and raft trips.