Day 1: Early morning pick up (approx. 9:30 am) at your hotel to begin 3 hour drive to Selva Bananito Lodge, a family owned rain forest lodge located 20 kilometers south and 15 kilometers inland from Puerto Limon, adjacent to La Amistad Biosphere, Central America’s largest protected expanse of virgin forest. The 840-hectare forest reserve next to the lodge covers almost two thirds of the family land. The property offers seven individual cabins constructed of beautiful salvaged wood, standing on stilts following Caribbean tradition with private tiled bathrooms and solar heated water. Each cabin features one queen size bed and one full size bed. To preserve more natural nighttime ambiance, the lodge uses no electricity. Selva Bananito Lodge offers the privilege of exploring a pristine natural environment in the intimacy of a small group, while also learning about human land use in the lowland tropics. Activities offered include: Spectacular bird watching in the fields and forests surrounding the property, tree canopy exploration with rope and harness, waterfall and cascades, horseback rides, and much more. (L)(D)
Day 2: Day to enjoy Selva Bananito, included is your choice of a one day waterfall hike, introductory tree climbing, or horseback tour on the Reserve property. (B) (L) (D)
Day 3: Ground transfer to Almonds and Corals Lodge Tent Camp, located in a private section of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, 10 kilometers south of Puerto Viejo, and almost reaching the end of the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica. Based on a rare lodging concept, this unusual place is surrounded by thick vegetation crisscrossed by raised walkways. The “camp” features platforms that rise 2 meters above the floor of the rainforest. Each platform has a roof and mosquito netting to protect the tents inside. Lights, bathroom, hammock, beds, and electric fans are some of the amenities offered in this hamlet in the middle of the jungle. Kayaks and snorkeling await in a white sand beach located only two minutes from the lodge. Other activities include; canopy tours, horseback riding, hiking, surfing, and visits to nearby Cahuita National Park, Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, and Panama. (B) (L) (D)
Day 4: Day on your own to enjoy Almonds and Corals (B) (L) (D)
Day 5: Ground transfer back to San Jose at approx. 10:00 AM. (B)
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