Martina's Place Tours
 

San Pedrillo is the first station to reach by boat in Corcovado. Leaving for this daytrip at 6 am, a 40 min. boat ride takes you to this beautiful station situated directly on the beach. From there, starts a 3 hour guided hike deep into the forest. There is the possibility to view different species of monkeys (Howler, Spider, Capuchin) as well as Coati, Great Curassow, Agouti, Sloth, Anteater, Crocodile – just to mention a few… After a delicious picnic at the station and time to relax, you start the 1 ½ hour hike up to the waterfall, where you sure like to take a refreshing swim in the lagoon. Because this hike follows the river, you may spot a Kingfisher, Heron or Jesus Christ Lizard. When you return to the station, the boat will already be waiting to take you back to Drake Bay. We return at about 2.30 pm- unless we see whales or dolphins on the way. In that case we get back little later…

The price includes transportation, naturalist guide, park entrance and lunch.
$ 80 per person

      

      


Sirena is the »heart« of the park- close to the beach, but far of any civilization. Leaving Drake Bay at 6am, you’ll reach Sirena beach after a 1 hour beautiful boat ride along the coast. Your naturalist guide takes you on a 4.5 hour hike including a lunch break. There is the possibility to view all 4 species of monkeys (Howler, Spider, Capuchin, Squirrel Monkey) as well as Coati, Great Curassow, Agouti, Sloth, Anteater, Crocodile – just to mention a few. Sirena is well known for sightings of the Baird’s Tapir and you may be lucky to view White-lipped Peccaries or a puma- all endangered species. Heading home to Drake Bay, there is always a chance to spot a Humpback whale or dolphins. You’ll return from this adventure around 2.30 pm.

The price includes transportation, naturalist guide, park entrance and lunch.
$ 90 per person

      

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Hiking in Corcovado is something special and a true adventure, for the park hosts about 370 species of birds, 140 species of mammals, 120 species of reptiles & amphibians, 6000 species of insects, and not to mention 500 species of trees and 150 species of orchids! Corcovado National Park was founded in 1975 and its 50.000 hectares are home to the rare Jaguar and Puma. Some species like the Baird’s Trogon, Red-backed Squirrel Monkey or the Granular Poison Dart Frog are endemic, meaning that you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. Our guides love nature with all their heart and never get bored exploring and explaining Corcovado.

For details and prices of our overnight tours please click here

      

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The reefs and waters around Caño Island are famous for snorkeling and offer diving at its best. On a snorkeling tour, you are likely to see schools of colourful fish, rays, sharks, morays, or turtles. On this daytrip leaving at 7.30 am, you reach the coast of Caño Island after a 45 min. boat ride. You start a 1 hour snorkeling session directly from the boat. Your guide will point out everything he sees down there and give you names and explanations following the session. After a break on the Island the boat takes you to another location for the second snorkel. We recommend staying close to your guide, for he sees marine life you may not spot yourself. After a delicious picnic on the beach of San Josecito, you’ll have time to relax or swim. You return from this adventure around 1.30 pm, depending on whether you see dolphins or a whale on the way!
The price includes transportation, naturalist guide, park entrance, lunch and snorkel equipment.
$ 80 per person

      

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The coral and rock formations around Caño Island are one of Costa Rica’s top locations for diving. You may see schools of colorful fish so large, that they sometimes block the sunlight! Rays, sharks, morays, barracudas, or turtles are likely to be seen. On this daytrip leaving at 7.30am, you reach the coast of Caño Island after a 45 min. boat ride. Depending on the tide, you start a 45 min. dive at the famous »Devil’s Rock« or another wonderful dive site. Your guide will point out everything he sees and give you names and explanations afterwards. After a relax time on the beach of Caño Island, the boat takes you to another location for the second dive. We recommend staying close to the guide, for he sees marine life you are unlikely to spot yourself. Followed by a delicious picnic on the beach at San Josecito, you’ll have time to relax and swim. You return from this adventure around 1.30pm- depending whether the captain may spot dolphins or a whale on your way! Please bring your diving license and log book.
The price includes 2 tanks, transportation, marine park entrance, picnic, all diving equipment and you will be guided by a certified Dive Master
$ 135 per person
We offer open water or advanced diving courses as well as discovery or check-up dives.

      

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Drake Bay is well known throughout the country for incredible sightings of humpback whales, which are passing by nearly all year round. You just have to be lucky to see one… But on this day tour far out on the ocean you may spot different species of dolphins, like the spotted, bottlenose or spinner dolphin. Sometimes we are lucky to follow a school of dolphins, which can be 1000 jumping, playing, chasing around the boat! Also, you are likely to watch turtles, different species of boobies, and the magnificent frigate bird. We provide water, fruit and a snack- just bring sun protection, a hat, your camera and if you have them, binoculars. This 5 hour individual tour leaves at any time and requires a minimum of 4 persons.
Price: price depending on season

      

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The half day Canopy Tour starts either at 7.30 am, 10.30 am or 1.30 pm. You’ll be picked up in front of our hostel, where they also drop you off after the trip. A beautiful 20 minute ride brings you up to Los Planes, which is part of Drake Bay. After an introduction at the canopy station about safety, you start your adventure Zip-lining between 14 platforms. The longest cable is 400m (!), and you’ll view primary and secondary rainforest from 30m above the ground! The canopy guides speak Spanish or English and are happy to answer all your questions about the rainforest. Please wear comfortable pants, closed shoes and bring your camera - the guides take pictures of you in action!
The price includes transportation, naturalist guide, water & fruit.
$ 65 per person
Our special offer is a combination of canopy tour and horseback riding to the waterfall including lunch.
$ 100 per person

      

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To go on a horseback riding tour, you don’t need to be an experienced rider. Our horses are well-trained and friendly, and you’ll have the chance to view the jungle from a different angle. We offer half-day or full-day individual tours. The guide takes you along the beach, up the mountain, through the river or to a waterfall where you can go for a refreshing swim. You’ll see lots of animals, especially birds and explore hidden trails throughout the rainforest. These individual tours leave any time you like with just a 2 person minimum.
Price: $ 40 per person

      

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Starting at 7.30 pm, on this 2 ½ hour tour you will see incredible creatures and hear stories about the behavior of insects which you won’t believe! A night hike is an unforgettable experience and you may encounter -apart from insects- snakes, frogs, nocturnal mammals or sleeping birds! Please wear long pants and hiking shoes and don’t forget your camera. You get headlamps from Tracie but take a flashlight for your way back to the hostel.
$40 per person

      

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Costa Rica is famous for its colorful species of frogs, some of them with toxic skin. One Green and Black Poison Dart Frog for example has enough poison in his skin to kill several humans! These tiny, beautiful amphibians are hard to spot and it takes an experienced guide to find them by their sounds. A frog tour is exciting and if you are very lucky, you may see a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Granular Poison Dart Frog and a Glass Frog on your tour… But you may also spot other animals like snakes, spiders, sleeping birds or nocturnal mammals on this 2 ½ hour tour which you can start any time after dark.
$40 per person

      

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It’s your choice to leave at 5.30 in the morning or 3.30 in the afternoon to watch different bird species, such as Scarlet Macaw, Toucan, Trogon or Tanager. Your naturalist guide recognizes most birds by the sound and after the tour you might be able to recognize the sound of a laughing falcon or an antbird… On this 2 ½ hour tour you can easily spot around 40 species of birds! Please wear hiking shoes, and so you have, bring binoculars and of course your camera.
$40 per person

      

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This boat tour, leaving Drake Bay at 7.15am, leads you into the »Terraba- Sierpe National Humid Forest Reserve«. This mangrove forest and swamps covers about 220 sq km and is the largest protected mangrove area within Central America. While floating through mangrove channels, your naturalist guide will point out wildlife such as crocodiles, caimans, turtles, monkeys or coatis. Mangroves are also a paradise for bird watchers. In the port-town of Sierpe, you will have the possibility for shop some souvenirs. We return from this adventure around 1 pm.Please bring sun protection and your camera.
$ 90 per person

      

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