Volcano Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste
Where the lush jungle hides an extraordinary fauna that fears you. You will see there a confluent of two crystal clear rivers which by a chemical reaction
gives the water its light blue color. Don’t miss its blue lagoon, its bubbling spot with sulfuric gases, its spectacular panoramic view and its imposing waterfall. WARNING: The Park will be closed to public every tuesday starting Septembre 3rd.
Average time: 7 hours
» Pictures of Rio Celeste and Tenorio Park
Hanging Bridges and Trails - Rainforest at Las Heliconias
On the West side of Volcano Tenorio, in the canopy of the tropical rainforest you will cross three safe and impressive hanging bridges. The trail winds between majestic trees of which the famous and endemic « Jicaro danto » Its fruit is the favorite food of the tapir (Tapirus bairdii),
a big mammal that lives there among many other wild species.
Average time: 2:30 hours
» Pictures Heliconias Hanging Bridges
Donald's Integral Farm
NEW - Visit an Integral and Ecological Farm: Milk the cows and make cheese. Collect the eggs at the barn and feed the cows, horses, hens and pigs. Learn about local and organic vegetables and about a bio-digestor producing their gas for cooking. Also you bilingual guide will show you the natural treasures of this place: birds, bugs, sloths or other monkeys. A real bath in the pure life !
Average time: 3 hours starting 8:00 a.m.
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Horseback Riding, Discovery, bath in authenticity
NEW- Horseback but also with little walks, you will discover the nature that surrounds us, its high biodiversity, picturesque spots and impressive panoramas. Visit the village of Bijagua with another angle of view. Our bilingual guides (Spanish + English) put at ease novice riders while satisfying the most experienced. They also make you see the architecture, culture and agriculture. They will introduce you to the bird watching. They will show you the farm animals and you will enjoy the fruits of the season.
Average time: 3:00 hours
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Following a scenic itinerary and if weather permits, you will see 4 volcanoes at a time then reach this welcoming village. There you will navigate during two exciting hours on the "Rio Frio" and on flooded areas searching for crocodiles, caimans,
turtles and iguanas. You also will be delighted by seeing an incredible amount of birds of many species.
Average time: 7 hours (access, hike and lunch)
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The Silk Cotton or Ceiba Tree
At its foot, you will be amazed and impressed by this centenarian. Some say it is more than six hundred years old.
The circumference at its base measures 100 feet but the most surprising is that you wont discover it before being at 30 feet from it. This wonder hides not very far from Bijagua Center.
Easy walk - Average time: 1:30 hours
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Rafting on Tenorio or Corobicí River
You can choose a quite journey with bird watching and nature observation or the whitewater rafting. This option permits the same wildlife observation but in the rapids or jumping a 10 ft. fall you will feel other sensations and your adrenalin will rise up.
Average time: 4 et 6 hours
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» Pictures of the Floating
» Pictures of Nature on Tenorio & Corobicí Rivers
After an out of beaten road around Volcano Miravalles and crossing 54 rivers, discover all the volcanic activities in a magical site. Experiment the volcanic and therapeutic mud, the hot and cold water Jacuzzis Take a trip in a truck pulled by a tractor till the nearby forest.
Cross three hanging bridges and walk deeper in the jungle to discover amazing waterfalls.
Average time: 7 hours (access, hike and lunch)
» Pictures of Volcanic Activities at Las Hornillas
Agro-Ecological Farm "Gavilán"
In Bijagua, discover a real oasis. The farm's owners abandoned all chemicals some 15 years ago. This latter explains that there, you will discover: Heliconias, Orchids, Butterflies, Medical and Aromatic
Plants, Red Eyed Frogs, Sloths, Birds and also: Organic Coffee, Bananas and Plantains... An easy walk and the owners will transmit you their knowledge and love of nature
Average time: 2 hours
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Adventure Trail in the Volcano Miravalles National Park
You will pass first through the wonderful property of the "Ecological Hostel Bijagua Falls". After having walked through their wonderful gardens you will pass through large clearings and finally
arrive at the true Park entrance. From there you will climb up the Bijagua valley in the dense forest, you will cross two adjacents valleys and arrive at the Bijagua river that you must cross with care to
recover the hidden path between rocks of the opposite bank. Further, "the award-surprise" awaits for you. To venture further and higher, you will have to hire a guide.
Average time: 4 hours
» Pictures of the Adventure Trail "La Bijagua"
NEW - The Tour begins a little before dark to get used to the dark. Your guide (speaking good English , if needed, but in this case with suffisemment anticipation!) will make you discover amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals and nocturnal birds. A lot of memories to tell your children or grandchildren !
Average time: 3 hours - Starts at 5:00 p.m.
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