The fees listed are for two people only, but if your party is bigger the prices can be adjusted accordingly.
If you do not see your desired destination listed, don’t hesitate to message me and I will prepare a quote for you!
The tour begins in Esterillos Oeste walking along the beach. The first goal is the Punta Mala sign, which indicates that you have reached the Natural Reserve, and the second goal is Punta Judas, a massive prominent volcanic rock formation that goes hundreds of meters out to sea.
You will enjoy a scenic tour discovering ancient fossil beds and rock formations that run for kilometers while learning about the hidden geological, natural and anthropological history of the area. Before starting the walk back, you will take a picnic break to watch the sunset and recharge with fruit endemic to Costa Rica while discussing the role they play in our ecosystems, as well as their uses in medicine and daily life. Once night falls, lightweight headlamps are distributed to experience the forest edge and beach coming to life as different nocturnal species awaken.
During the walk, you will be exploring up to 4.5 KM each way (for a total of 9 KM) at an easy pace to spot wildlife. The intensity depends on the capacity of the participants and comfortable shoes are recommended.
This is a great way to start a day at the beach! I will meet you at 5:00 AM at the public parking lot end of La Sirena Road. We will enjoy the sunrise while walking on the beach towards Punta Mala as the forest awakens, insects, mammals, birds, plants following their amazing lifecycles invite you to come to enjoy this transition time from dusk to morning time. We will be making stops on the way to enjoy landscapes and wildlife sightings with accounts of their natural history. I’ll also be sharing the ancient history of the formation of these land as well as general information of Esterillos Oeste.We will be reaching the Punta Mala Wildlife Reserve and explore further into it. We will be taking a short break on the Reserve’s beach before we start walking back to Esterillos Oeste.We will be back before 8 am, the perfect time for breakfast!
A two-hour walk toward either El Estero (during turtle nesting season) or towards Punta Mala.
Availability and start times are dependent on weather and tides. Two-person minimum.
– Licensed Bilingual General Guide of Costa Rica
– First Aid gear carried by Ale.
– Wildlife sightings with extensive accounts of their natural history
– Information on Esterillos Oeste and regional conservation projects
– Filtered RO water in reusable 750 ml bottles (no plastic waste!)
– Vortex Diamondback Spotting Scope 20-60×80
– Vortex Diamondback 8×42 Binoculars
– Nitecore LED headlamps for each participant during night/dusk walks
– Mandatory Civil Liability INS Insurance
– Complementary Medical Liability INS Insurance
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$35 per person, minimum 2 people
Additional person $15 over 12 years old
Younger than 12 are free of charge (maximum 3)
Rate does not include entrances to National parks
You may provide vehicle or transportation may be arranged separately