Hiking & Trekking Adventures
Trekking and Hiking
Here’s a chance to explore the real Costa Rica, a unique and authentic back-country experience for those seeking to combine adventure and tranquility.
Our hiking routes take you off the heavily-beaten track along safe trails through almost untouched mountain wilderness where you’ll often encounter rare birds, mammals and flora. We offer two, three, or four-day day trips for groups, over-nighting in small, locally-owned lodges whose hosts live the old way, cooking on wood stoves, raising their own domestic animals for staples such as eggs and cheese.
These family-owned lodges are rustic, clean, and well-kept. By taking tourists up there, we help support rural families maintain their gentle, traditional way of life. Please note that a 2-day advance notice is recommended for reservations. No reason to carry heavy packs. Our horses do the heavy lifting.
All trips include:
-snacks and refreshments
-lodging and meals (bunk beds for the most part)
-equipment for all described activities
-first aid kit
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
There is very little electricity at these lodges.
They have small solar collectors which produce enough power to keep a couple of lights burning at night. It gets dark by 6 PM, so folks are usually in bed by 7 or 8.
Cell phone service is very limited. Please make sure that all camera and flashlight batteries are fully charged before the trip. Bring extras if need be.
What to bring?: (try to pack light)
-good hiking shoes
-sun block and hat
-insect repellent (the bugs aren’t that bad)
-synthetic quick dry clothing (recommended)
-light rain jacket or poncho
-light pants and long sleeve shirt (it can be cool at night)
-extra cash just in case