There is so much to do in the area and many local companies who have years of experience offering quality tours, transport and travel planning services.

Ziplining, rafting, nature hikes, kayaking, birdwatching and so much more!

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There's so much to do in the area and lots of places which will help you plan and book those activities or who run and provide activities.

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You'll also find a list of providers below who offer tours, transportation and full travel agency services.

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Listings are sorted by the area of town they are in. Scroll down for options in Puerto Viejo, Playa Negra (Puerto Viejo), Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Manzanillo, Cahuita, Gandoca, Hone Creek, Bribri and Sixaola.

Puerto Viejo

Main Bus Stop

San José and local buses stop here. The bus ticket office for Mepe is also located directly opposite. Check the Bus Transport page for schedules. Please keep a close watch on your bags while you're here.
 Average rating: 50
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Adobe Rent a Car

Car rentals. One way rentals available from locations throughout Costa Rica with pickup or return in Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0715
 Average rating: 94 Excellent
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Alamo Enterprise Car Rental

Car rentals
 +506 2242 7878
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Best Travel Puerto Viejo

Travel agency offering tour, transport and hotel bookings. They also operate their own transports to Bocas del Toro and other locations.
 +506 2238 0739
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Caribe Shuttle

Semi-private shuttle service to many destinations in Costa Rica. Services to/from Puerto Viejo include Bocas del Toro, San Jose, Limón Airport, Arenal, Tortuguero and San Juan del Sur. Packages for Bocas and Puerto Viejo are also available. Wifi is available on most shuttles.
 +506 2750-0626
 Average rating: 80 Very Good
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Exploradores Outdoors

Puerto Viejo office of the tour company known for their rafting trips all over Costa Rica.
 +506 2750 2020
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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Gecko Trail Costa Rica

Travel agency offering a full selection of local tours such as rafting, canopy, snorkeling, wildlife watching and many more activities. To get around Costa Rica, they can also arrange a private van or shared shuttle for you. And can reserve hotels and vacation rentals. They work Costa Rica wide and in Panama and Nicaragua and can arrange your entire trip to any of these countries. All their packages can be tailored just for you.
 +506 8724 9252
 Average rating: 91 Excellent
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Interbus office

Puerto Viejo office for Interbus, who operate shuttles throughout Costa Rica. Check the Shuttle page for schedules, information and online booking.
 +506 2750 2145
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Jungle Air and Adventures

Tour company offering paratrike flights, kayak and snorkel tours. They also rent bikes and snorkel equipment.
 +506 8464 6347
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Puerto Viejo Golf Carts

Golf cart sales and rentals with daily and weekly rates, 2 and 4 person, gas and electric options. Also tuktuk dispatch. The golf carts are generally on display outside Café Viejo or Restaurante Bar Tamara but you will need to contact them via Whatsapp or phone to arrange rentals.
 +506 8542 4377
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Well established and certified tour agency in Puerto Viejo since 1998. Providing tours with experienced local guides. Adventure tours such as canopying, ATV safari, Canyoning, Horseback riding. Animal watching tours such as snorkeling, bird watching and hiking in a national park. Cultural tours such as Misha Yorkin, Mishka Kapuk Yorkin, Indian reserve, Sloth hospital and Jaguar Rescue centre.
 +506 2750 0750
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Wahoo Fishing and Tours

Half day and full day fishing charters for up to 6 people with locally raised Captain Pino who has 35 years experience fishing these waters. Snorkeling and dolphin watching too.
 +506 8956 8669
 Average rating: 95 Exceptional
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Asociación Talamanqueña Ecoturismo Conservación is Puerto Viejo’s original eco-tourism provider. They work to help visitors find fun ecologically and socially responsible activities to entertain themselves while in Talamanca. Also has cards, books, souvenirs and a couple of internet terminals.
 +506 2750-0398
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Playa Negra (Puerto Viejo)

Caribe Fun Tours

Full service in-country travel assistance provider based in Puerto Viejo with a satellite provider in the capital San Jose offering trips to exciting destinations all over Costa Rica. Their goal is to offer the best possible vacation experience to all clients, including the LGBT community. Whether their clients are looking for tours, transports, hotels or full multi day vacation packages they are there to assist them every step of the way.
 +506 2756 8118
 Average rating: 96 Exceptional
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Finca La Isla Botanical Garden

See frogs, birds & flowers. Smell tropical flora and spices. Taste natural chocolate & fruits in a nature park setting. Garden has been in cultivation for more than 20 years.
 +506 8829 4229
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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Talamanca Chocolate

Learn the entire process from tree to bar, making chocolate from scratch: roasting, grinding, tempering then molding. With tasting all along the way. There will be lots to learn and taste, from flavour development to label design, this is a full experience.
 +506 8910 9318
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Caribe Horse Riding Club

Guided horseback riding tours. The healthy and sweet horses were rescued and now they live a second life surrounded by love and attention. Provides full service high quality rides, with all the safety possible, on the beach, in the jungle or both, with a professional local guide. Adults and Children, all levels are welcome. English, Spanish, Italian, Polish spoken. Tours leave from in front of Le Caméléon.
 +506 8705 4250
 Average rating: 98 Exceptional
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Finca Tierra

Food forest, organic gardens, tours & farm to table ecolodge. Also rents cabins.
 +506 8390-8348
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Playa Chiquita

Ride the Rainforest

Horseback riding tours which give you the chance to ride horses on the beach. Whatever your age, background or level of experience, everybody is welcome. They have more than 30 years of experience and worked in different countries. Tours can be booked in English, Spanish, German and Swedish. Previously named The Prancing Pony.
 +506 8307 0118
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Jaguar Rescue Center

Centre to rehabilitate mistreated, injured and/or confiscated animals, which are then reintroduced to their natural habitat in protected areas. Visitors have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, etc. You can also observe all the venomous snakes of Costa Rica which are housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat. By visiting the Jaguar Centre, your donation will go directly to caring for rainforest animals. Guided 1.5 hr visits are daily at 09.30 am and 11.30 am. Entrance fee: US$23. Private tours are also available.
 +506 2750 0710
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Punta Uva

Green Water SUP Tours

Tour company combining the popular sport of stand-up paddle boarding while exploring the Southern Caribbean and its natural beauty. They offer paddle boarding tours and lessons on the Caribbean Sea and nearby rivers. Lessons, tours down the river or surfing fun point breaks. Located in the same building as Punta Uva dive Center.
 +506 8844 4432, 2759 9191
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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Punta Uva Dive Center

Scuba diving tours, PADI courses and equipment. Open seasonally as reef conditions allow. Located in same office as Green Water SUP Tours. There's also a small cafe for drinks and food.
 +506 8844-4432
 Average rating: 82 Very Good
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Ara Manzanillo

Organization dedicated to reintroduction and conservation of the endangered Great Green Macaw. These had previously been become virtually extinct in the South Caribbean region. When you visit the Manzanillo fieldstation you are directly supporting conservation efforts. You will also have a unique experience coming up close to these incredible creatures. Visitation is daily from 3:00pm to 4:00pm with prior reservation only by telephone or email.
 +506 8971-1436
 Average rating: 97 Exceptional
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Nature Observatorio

Treehouse suspended 25 metres above the ground. Accommodates 4 people or day visits. Cold shower and dry eco toilet. Enjoy a walk through the primary forest, climb the tree and relax with the spectacular view of nature around.
 +506 8628 2663
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Reymond Tours Manzanillo

Local tour guide specializing in tours of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Also offers a nice selection of custom tours of the South Caribbean with an experienced, local guide.
 506 8675 9689
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Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center

Community based education center is in the heart of Manzanillo. The center hosts workshops, groups, apprentices, plant walks, and serves the community with herbal wellness consultations as well as custom herbal formulas. The educational programs highlight the local plant people, farmers, herbalists, healers, seedsavers, the keepers of this knowledge and culture, those who are helping it to continue on and to thrive into the future. The programs support first and foremost the local economy. Also rents a cabina just one block to the beach.
 +506 8366 2873
 Average room rate: $50
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Cahuita Bus Station

The bus station in Cahuita (Terminal Cahuita) has a MEPE ticket office as well as a mall offering a variety of small shops.
 +506 2755-1011
 Average rating: 66
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Sloth Sanctuary

Sanctuary for orphaned and injured sloths. Informational tours where you can learn about their work and see the sloths including the famous "Buttercup" who has been with them since 1992. Rehabilitated animals are returned to the wild whenever possible. They also offer rooms at the Buttercup Inn which is reserved for guests who take the Insider's Tour. Closed Mondays.
 +506 2750 0775, 8438 8415
 Average room rate: $100
 Average rating: 89 Excellent
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Gandoca Tours

Tourist information office and local tour operator. They promote sustainable tourism with eco-tourism, cultural and adventure activities. Tours includes dolphin watching, snorkeling, sea turtle spawning, mangroves and Laguna Gandoca. They also operate a booking office right in the center of Puerto Viejo beside Hot Rocks.
 +506 8762 8848
 Average rating: 83 Very Good
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Hone Creek

Cacao Trails Tayku

Chocolate tour and Caribbean & indigenous chocolate museum & factory. Old cacao plantations, machines and objects, photographs and cacao history. Indian style, organic chocolate factory. Botanical Gardens, Boat tour down the Carbon River.
 +506 2756 8186 / 8875 3924
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Redfrogteam Guardianes de la Naturaleza

Ecotourism company specializing in nature and indigenous tours in the Bribri area. Day and night tours, multi-day packages. Licensed guides with many years of area experience. Tours available in German, English, Spanish and Dutch.
 +506 8874 9992
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Is all ziplining created equally?

Could anyone tell me which of the zip lines between San Jose and Puerto Viejo is the best, in terms of interest/excitement/safety/length? We are considering the one in Braulio, Veragua Rainforest, and the one run by Gecko Trails. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

January 10, 2013

What are people saying about us?

Nina from Gecko Trail Adventures

I have tried the Puerto Viejo area zipline (actually run by Teraventuras not Gecko Trail Adventures, we just sell this tour) and the one at Veragua but never the one in Braulio.

The one in Puerto Viejo is great fun and you do over 20 cables. I also like that you go a bit inland and you see an other side of the Caribbean.

The Veragua Zipline is rather short though good fun too. It is something nice to do in combination with their other tours. However, just for the Ziplining I would not drive there.

January 17, 2013

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