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Tours & activities at Villa del Sol, Costa Rica

Located in Coco Beach, Guanacaste, the diving destination in Costa Rica, you will enjoy our excellent packages for diving, snorkeling, sailing and fishing trip, and adventure tours to the national parks and volcanoes. People from all over the world come to scuba dive, sail, fish and snorkel. You may also enjoy, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, tennis, and kayaking. 

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Diving

Costa Rica, "Rich Coast" in English, is indeed very rich....in wildlife. Scuba Divers have voted Costa Rica #1 in the world for "Big Animals". Few destinations are home to more marine animals and variety of species than is the Gulf of Papagayo. Schools of fish numbering in the thousands give a diver the chance to glide into a "wall" of fish, and large pelagic animals are a thrill to see.

This pristine, natural environment is just now becoming well known. Coco is the diving spot in Costa Rica. From $65. Advance diving excursions available.

 Fishing

Big fish

Here lies the legendary Gulf of Papagayo, world famous as one of the  best fishing spots on earth.  This natural fish trap, is rimmed by the Bat and Catalina Islands and home to sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, giant yellow fin tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, and Roosterfish.

We are fortunate to have highly experienced, English-speaking captains that have successfully been fishing these waters for many years.  We offer all-day and half-day deep-sea trips, as well as local trips. Due to the speed of our boats, we can fish the Bat Islands on half-day trips, if that is where the fish are that day.  We aren't happy unless you are catching fish!

Rates: Average cost of deep sea full day: $550  Deep sea half day: $375  Local fishing: $50/h minimum 3 hours.

Sailing

Come sailing with us to beautiful beaches, islands and coves on this beautiful 65' sailboat, fully equipped with all safety equipment. Take a leisurely swim with sea turtles or see the under water wonders as you snorkel in a secluded bay. If you want to just relax or tan on our comfortable trampoline deck our crew will be on hand to serve you with  gourmet lunches and drinks. (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Beautiful 47 foot sailboat, snorkeling,  snacks, open bar $75, 9AM-13:30PM. Sunset 15:00- 18:00: $65.

Large 65 foot sailboat, 2 masts, with snorkeling equipment, BBQ on the beach, open bar. Day tour: 10:30 - 16:30 $110PP. Sunset 15:30 - 18:30 $75.

 

Canopy

What is a Canopy tour?
A Canopy Tour consists of suspension cables on which the person will travel from platform to platform while enjoying the beauty of the forest canopy. These cables are specially designed by expert who have made it one of a safe and most thrilling adventures available for tourists in Costa Rica. Clients are equipped with harnesses to ensure their safety.

With more than a quarter of Costa Rica covered in rainforests, one of the best ways to explore these truly magical and enchanting realms is via a canopy tour. Developed by US scientists, who were trying to study trees without touching the plant, animal and insect life on the limbs and trunks, canopy tours emerged as the prefect solution. A fantastic way to explore a truly unique habitat like the rainforests without disturbing the wildlife or endangering the trees themselves, canopy tours have become the ideal way to get a bird’s eye view of the forest below.

Congo Trail Canopy Tour: This canopy tour is located 15 kms south west of Playas del Coco. You will arrive in the tropical dry forest where you will be surrounded by high trees. Once there, after using there fine and clean facilities, the tour guides will get you ready for the ride of your life. After a short hike, you will come to the first platform, ready to start flying down the suspended cables, this is a truly an exhilarating experience. If you are lucky, even the howler monkeys will be your company during a part of these canopy travels. You should bring hiking shoes, camera, and insect repellent.

The tour last 1.5 hour and cost $35 per person.

Waterfall LLano de Cortes

Escape to a secluded waterfall. About 20 minutes east of the Liberia heading toward San Jose, there is a dirt-road turnoff that will take you to the Llanos de Cortez waterfall, a gorgeous secluded spectacle that spans 45 feet wide and drops 30 feet into a white-sand pond surrounded by lush greenery. It's the perfect picnic getaway--and free! Take your bathing suit, swim and climb up on the rocks to get behind the fall. 

Again this year a free visit if you have transportation.

  Palo Verde, the Bebedero river tour
The lowlands and marshes of Palo Verde create the perfect conditions for the largest concentration of waterfowl and wadding birds in all Central America. This is a perfect spot to see lots of crocodiles, iguanas, coati mundi and monkeys as you cruise the Bebedero River by boat. You will have the opportunity to admire scores of tropical birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, white ibis, great egret, little blue heron , tricolored heron, motmot, and bare-throated tiger heron, among others.
After lunch you can decide to go to the famous artisan village of Guaitil and learn how the Chorotega Indians make their pottery using the same techniques that were used by their Pre Columbian ancestors. Or you can come back through Liberia and visit the Feline Refuge Center called Las Pumas just 300 meters south of the Corobici River. You will then have the opportunity to see the six species of felines native to Central America.

Distance from Coco: 1h40, Cost: $59PP, including guide and lunch, plus transportation.

National parks (click here for complete description of each park)

Group transportation: A "mini-bus" of 12 passenger van with air conditioned. 

Advantages: We share with you our 10 years experience in Costa Rica. We help you in the planning, and we do the appropriate reservations etc... You don't have to stress with the road signs, the pot holes.  You just enjoy the scenery and the wildlife!!!  The guide assists you for translation, shopping etc... We know the best suppliers, the best excursions, the national parks etc...  If you want to go to the volcano Arenal and the Tabacon Hot Spring Resort It is fine with us, you will get a 10-12 hour tour, and the driver will drive you back here safely.

The costs: In the high season the van with driver-guide cost $950 for a week. You pay your own expenses as meals, drinks, entrance fees, souvenirs, gasoline. Usually there is no entrance fee for the guide. Extra charges: Pick up/ drop off in San Jose: $50, Trip to Arenal: $50, Trip to Rincon de la Vieja: $30. 

Booking: Early booking recommended. 

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