Tours_June_2011

TOURS & SERVICES by BWP

**NOTE THAT WE CAN BOOK THESE TOURS ON YOUR BEHALF AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU**

 

 

Please see a list of our popular tours in the beach areas and beyond. We do not ‘upcharge’ our tours and our cost is the same as booking with the tour operator directly. It’s our pleasure to answer any questions you may have. We only use and recommend qualified, reputable tour operators in the area so you can have a stress-free experience in paradise!

 

PURA VIDA,

THE BLUE WATER PROPERTIES STAFF

 

 

ATV TOUR (2 HOURS) **Top requested tour**

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The group will depart from Brasilito Beach after a brief drive on the road you will take the path to the beach crossing dirt roads and several beautiful beaches surrounded by nature where you can observe a variety of birds and Congo monkeys. You will also have the opportunity to go and visit the local towns and the top of the hill where you can enjoyspectacular views of the ocean. This adventure lasts 2 hours.

 

Guides are 100% bilingual and transportation is available. This tour is 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Schedules offer early morning or afternoon departures.

 

The cost is $ 65.00 for two hours

 

 

ATV & CANOPY TOUR COMBO (4 HOURS )

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Blue Water Properties

 

This tour takes approximately 4 hours. You will drive the ATV across the local towns of Flamingo, Brasilito, and Potrero while crossing rivers and creeks. There is also a tour in Rio Seco where you will drive among a private 1500 acre farm. You will then go to the canopy tour location. This canopy tour has 11 cables and some of them are suspended more than 25 meters above the ground and over 400 meters long.

 

The cost is from $110 for 4 hours

 


 

DEEP SEA FISHING (1/2 DAY & FULL DAY) **Top requested tour**

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Costa Rica is a prime fishing area and the seas are productive 12 months of the year for a variety of species, including:

  • Sailfish
  • Blue, Black and Striped Marlin
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Dorado (Dolphinfish)
  • Wahoo
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper
  • Grouper

Only highly experienced crews and well-equipped boats provide for a fishing adventure you will not soon forget! Your adventure awaits you on 31’ licensed fishing boat with A/C cabin and bathroom on board.

We also have 38’ to 50’ luxury boats available for larger groups. Inquire for rates.

Departure from Tamarindo and Flamingo.

Prices from $400 for a half day (4 hours), From $750 for a full day (8 hours) for 31’ boat. Please inquire for rates for larger 38’ to 50’ boats.

Up to 4 People included in above rates for 31’ boat and 6-8 PPL for 38’ to 50’ boat.

(Taxes included, gratuity to crew suggested)

(Half Day includes drinks and snacks; Full Day also includes lunch).

We also have larger boats available for larger groups. Please inquire for rates!

 

HORSEBACK RIDING ( 2 HOURS )

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No experience necessary! Whether a beginner or a professional, these horses are well trained and very healthy. This is the best way to discover our hills, pastures, beaches and typical Costarican villages. What to bring: Long pants, shoes, insect repellant, sun block and camera. You are not going to forget this tour!

 

The cost is $ 40.00 per person

 


HACIENDA GUACHIPELIN **Top requested tour**

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Natural hot springs, rivers, natural pools, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls, thermal waters, tropical forests with birds, mammals, reptiles, insects; and volcanic mud pots are just some of the many natural attractions tourists can enjoy during a stay at the Hacienda. In the National Park exist countless attractions, more rivers, waterfalls, a baby volcano, boiling mud pools, vapor vents, thermal waters, sulfur springs, a volcanic crater and a lake on the mountain summit.

For the adventurer, there are many activities in the lodge like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing Adventure, bird watching, as well as trekking to the active craters of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Besides these, there are many trails to explore by yourself hiking or mountain biking. At the park, however, access is only allowed on foot. You can even explore the pools and ponds in the rivers and at the base of the waterfalls with a mask and a snorkel. You can see different lava formations and of course, the bubbling swirl of the waterfall.

 

 

The cost per person is $80.00 which includes buffet lunch and equipment (Transportation additional $25-45 PP depending on amount of guests). Your fee includes horseback riding, viewing waterfalls, white water tubing, canopy tour, and visit to the Spa, mud pots and hot springs. This is a one day tour, and from Tamarindo is a 90 minute drive. This is a beautiful area and a great value.

 

TURTLE TOURS

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These nightly seasonal tours are available from mid October to early February. Watch either the giant leatherbacks on Playa Grande or the Olive Ridley turtles in Ostional National Park come ashore and lay their eggs. Leatherbacks from $25 per person;

Olive Ridley from $60 per person

 

ESTUARY TOURS

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The Tamarindo estuary is fed by the ocean and bordered by mangroves; a habitat for a great deal of wildlife and plants. Tour the estuary by boat or by kayak for 2 ½ hours. Boat or Kayak $40

 

 

SKY ADVENTURES MONTEVERDE

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In Sky Tram explore the world famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a 5,249 feet ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide.

 

 

Sky Walk: The cloud forest from a different perspective, enjoy this guided tour where you will learn al about the flora and fauna of the area walking trough and over the treetops.

 

 

Sky Trek: Zip in a tour full of adrenaline. Fly over the treetops through 10 different cables which in total make. 13,387 feet, with lengths that reach 2,526 feet, and heights of up to 460 feet!

 

 

Learn and amaze in this indoor guided tour. It is possible to view more than 40 different species of snakes and some reptiles and amphibians.

 

 

 

 

SKY ADVENTURE ARENAL

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Sky Tram: In this cableway, you can get a different perspective of the Arenal volcano and lake, accompanied by an expert Costa Rican guide. The Sky tram leads you to a wide observation platform.

 

 

 

Sky Trek: In our opinion, one of the most amazing canopy tours in Costa Rica (one of the longest and tallest). The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 2.8 Km. with a distance from 30 to 750 meters, and with a maximum height of 200 meters.

 

 

 

This is an experience that you have to live to believe!!!

 

 

Cost $ 66.00 per adults, $ 42.00 children; $ 30.00 Suspended Bridges Tour

 

CATAMARAN TOUR **Top requested tour**

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Set sail at 1:30 PM. Trips last about 4 hours. The departure can begin from Flamingo or Tamarindo. Sailing north for an hour the sailing crew will serve beer, wine, liquor, soda and water as well as snacks. They will drop the anchor in a secluded bay where guests are welcome to snorkel, kayak and walk on the beach. During this time the crew will prepare various snacks and continue with beverage service. You will be able to observe one of the most famous sunsets along the Gold Coast if you choose the sunset tour. 66 foot power Catamaran. Large bow area for sunning, two bathrooms, snorkel equipment included. *NOTE that morning tour is available based on occupancy.

 

Cost is $ 75.00-$80 per person depending on tour departure area.

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Scuba Diving

 

We invite you to enjoy our world of underwater adventure. Just offshore from Flamingo, the Catalina Islands are considered among the most attractive dive sites in Costa Rica. It is an area where divers often find themselves surrounded by large schools of colorful fish. When you dive the Catalinas, you may experience swimming with abundance of manta rays and stingrays.

The formations provide a spectacular variety of marine life from sharks to angel fish, jacks, snappers, grunts, octopus, eels and everything in between.

There are several dive spots with depths ranging from 40 ft. to more than 100 ft. Visibility depends upon the levels of plankton and nutrients. It varies from 20 ft. to 100 ft., with an average of 45 ft. approximately.
Dive setup

Daily scheduled are morning and afternoon 2-tank boat dives. For the morning trip, the boat leaves the Flamingo Marina at 7:45 am, and for the afternoon trip, at 1:45 pm. After a 20 minute ride you have the opportunity to explore the first underwater site of the day. Afterwards, a surface interval followed by a second great dive, and then back to the hotel.

Night dives are also available. As evening falls, the ride to the dive site lets you relax and witness the breathtaking Pacific sunset. Then, get a different perspective of the underwater marine life. These dives are excellent for photography or just enjoyable diving. (Minimum 2 Persons for night dives)

The dock in front of our center provides an easy access to both of our boats, Aquapro (28′) and Fun Fisher II (37′). Fully equipped with fresh water, radio, sonar, GPS, oxygen, and emergency equipment, the boats are operated by certified experienced friendly professionals.

 

Cost: $85-100 for a two tank dive (all equipment included from $95-100 rate)

 

Secluded Beach Tours **Top requested tour**

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If you want to see the truly pristine and secluded beaches of our area of Guanacaste, this is the tour for you! Over the course of 4 hours, you will be taken to several secluded beach areas that are known to us locals, but not to most tourists. Tour includes guide, transportation, snorkel gear, snacks and drinks. Cost: $50 per person, 2 person minimum. Duration: 4 hours. Full Day $85 per person. Schedule: Flexible

Kayak Tours

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Tour in the Glades
Length: 2 hours and 30 min

If you love nature and enjoy healthy kayak workout, this tour will be excellent for you. You can row in the still water between Tamarindo and Playa Grande and have the opportunity to observe the diversity of wild life, such as a variety of birds, alligators, iguanas and many more in this vast natural paradise.

The departure time depends on the tide.
The price includes the entrance ticket to the park and mineral water.

$50 per person (includes local nature guide)


Requirements for the Kayak tours:

  • Minimum of 2 participants for any tour.
  • Children of 6 to 12 years old must share the kayak with an adult.
  • It is mandatory to wear a life vest at the kayak.
  • Every tour includes a guide, water or natural beverages.

Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable clothes (sandals, short pants, and T-shirts)
  • Sun block
  • Cap or hat
  • There is a “dry bag” to carry video equipment or photo cameras.

 

Certification Programs

Surf Lessons

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Length: 1 hour and 30 min

Cost: From $40 per person per lesson. Rates vary depending on group size or private lesson. Inquire for larger group discounted rates.

We truly believe that everybody should learn to surf! The only thing required is being able to swim and a great sense of humor.

All of our instructors have more than 10 years of surfing experience. The instructors also speak English and will be able to show you how to surf like the pros do!

The time scheduled for the class depends on the tide. Therefore you can count on the following benefits:

  • Open and flexible schedules.
  • Group classes of up to 30 participants.
  • Private classes.
  • Gear supplies.
  • Surf boards for every level and age.

 

 

 

 

 

White Water Rafting

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Whitewater rafting is the ultimate combination of beauty and thrill- an ideal way to savor Costa Rica’s natural splendor, diverse ecosystems, and exotic wildlife, which have made river running here only slightly less popular than in the United States. A rafting trip is simply pure joy: a sort of bucking-bronco ride with soft pillows instead of a saddle.

There are a great number of white water programs to choose from, with ground transportation from the beach, and professional bilingual tour operators and guides. Comfort is met with quality meals, and roomy tents and thick pads for sleeping on overnights trips. And unlike most of the other places you can visit, Costa Rica regulates its tourism industry making it very trustful because of it is held to strict standards.

On the different places you can visit is always the same, there the sense of isolation is complete. Everything is as silent as a graveyard, except for the chattering monkeys and birds. With luck you may see small caiman in pools and shallows at lower elevations.

Generally, May-June and September-October are the best times for high water. Trips on the Reventazon, Pacuare, and Corobici rivers are offered year-round, although in dry season the latter two rivers can be barely runable. Rivers are rated from class I through VI in degree of difficulty, with the class V considered for pure experts only. These are the most popular rivers you can find:

Rio Reventazon (Class II-V) : This river tumbles out of Lake Cachi and cascades to the Caribbean lowlands in an exciting series of rapids. Beginners can take a trip in the middle-section (Class II-III) which is the most popular section for one-day trips. The Guayabo section offers extremely difficult class V runs : one rapid, El Horrendo ( The Awful ), drops an awesome seven meters in one hundred meters.

Rio Pacuare (Class III-IV) : This is the best choice for an in-depth immersion in nature, here you can find real beauties through the virgin rainforest, plunging through mountain gorges to spill onto the Caribbean plains near Siquirres. Here the best months for rafting are June and October.

Rio Sarapiqui (Class III) runs along the eastern flank along the Cordillera Central and drops to the Caribbean lowlands. It is noted for its crystal-clear water, variable terrain and exciting rapids. Trips are offered from May to December. Inquire for Rates

Canopy Tours

 

Come and enjoy one of the last dry forests in Guanacaste and take a look at Costa Rica’s national tree from the tree tops.

After the explanation and instructions, we climb up a winding staircase of 17 meters ready to start the system of cables increasing in distance while we swing from platform to platform.

The tour has 10 cables with 11 platforms, the final cable leads directly into the center, making it the final platform. Here you will be greeted with drinks, (water, juice, or beer) and a souvenir.

All platforms are made of metal; they are designed and built with highest standard materials to provide the best quality and safety for everyone.

On the tour you will encounter many species of trees, vines, reptiles, mammals and birds such as: long tail manakin, trogons, fly catcher, tiger heron.

 

Prices from $45-50 USD per person. Transportation included in certain areas.

Tours at 8AM, 11:00 AM, 2PM

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African Safari Wildlife Tour

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Feeding a Giraffe at Africa Mia – Costa Rica


Africa Mia is a dream-come-true from a Costa Rican family with a profound love and understanding for animals with a well founded philanthropic compromise. The Sotela’s envision a place that captures the imagination and attention of Nature sharing it with visitors. It is the result of a joint effort after an eight-year and a $10 million project involving coworkers, professionals and government authorities.

Africa Mia is Guanacaste’s newest and most unique tourist attraction, boasting over 150 animals. Aside from the native monkeys, wild rabbits, birds, guatusas among others, visitors are exposed on our African Safari Wildlife Tour to reticulated giraffes, the incredible Giant Eland, endangered species bongos, mask faced oryx, warthogs, zebras, ostriches, antelopes, deer, watusi africancattle and camels.

Africa Mia is recognized by various magazines, newspapers and travel consultants as the most unique attraction opened in Guanacaste in the last decade. Recently inaugurated, it has received 50000 visitors in a 4-month period, it has been placed on the” must do” list for the tourists with a profound love for animals while visiting Guanacaste.

 

 

Africa Mía offers the African Safari Wildlife Tour, a Tour INSIDE the savannah in a specialized vehicle including a 4-WHEEL DRIVE to El Salto Waterfall located in a primary forest.

Africa is waiting to be rediscovered in this unique tour in an exclusive personalized operation with low environment impact. Participants are invited to experiment a Photographic SAFARI assisted with natural Guides on a specialized vehicle into the heart of the African Savannah. An up close encounter in a non disturbing approach will allow you to experience exceptional wild animal behavior on their natural habitat.

Adult Rate Children Rate
Entry Fee $15 $10
Deluxe Tour $25 $20
African Safari Wildlife Tour $65 $55

 

Private Shuttle Service

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We are pleased to offer private shuttle service anywhere in Costa Rica with direct, non-stop service. Large, newer microbuses with A/C and bilingual drivers. Ask us for a free quote for a customized tour for different destinations in Costa Rica! Airport Transfers are as follows:

  • Shuttle Service to/from Liberia Airport: $85 each way including tax (gratuity to driver not included) for up to 6 PPL, $135 each way for up to 10 PPL.
  • Shuttle Service to/from San Jose Airport: From $200 each way including tax (gratuity to driver not included)
  • Other locations: Please inquire for current rates

Rental Car Service

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We are happy to provide competitive corporate rates on major brand rental car agencies that offer clean, safe, newer model cars and offer free pickup at the airport. GPS and Cell Phones are available with car rental. Please inquire for our discounted rates.

Chef-at-home Service

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Whether you would like a professional chef or a local cook to prepare your meals in the privacy of your home, we can arrange this for you at affordable rates! Please inquire for rates and menus.

Babysitting Services

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Blue Water Properties has a great network of reliable and honest child care professionals. Let us know if you would like us to set up babysitting services for your child(ren). Cost: $10.00 per hour for up to 4 children.

Stock the Fridge Service

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Many of our clients have no desire to hit the grocery store after a long trip via plane and car. The good news is that the staff at Blue Water Properties can do this for you for a smallflat fee of $40.00. We shop the day of your arrival to ensure your food is fresh. All you have to do is provide us a list via email of the foods you would like us to purchase and we will take care of the rest. (Note: Most foods are readily available here. If you give us an item we cannot find we will get the most similar brand. We can usually let you know ahead of time if a food item is not available here)

Spa-at-home Services

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No need to go to the spa! We can bring the spa to you in the privacy of your own home. Licensed professionals will come to your home and perform any of the many offered spa services. Inquire for the menu of services and rates.

Maid Service

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Many of our properties include daily maid service. If your property does not include daily maid service, you can hire one of our great maids for $25 USD per day.

 

Golf

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There are two choices of 18-hole courses available to you. Hacienda Pinilla or the Melia (Reserva) Playa Conchal. High season/morning rates begin at $80 for 18 holes. There is also a driving range just outside of Tamarindo affiliated with the Diria Resort.

 

Real Estate Tours

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Have you ever wondered about owning real estate in paradise? Let us show you how easy it can be. It would be our pleasure to show you great properties in different beach areas. Our office is a proud member of National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR). Many of our agents are licensed Realtors in the USA (Florida and Colorado). We have many years experience here in Costa Rica representing buyers, sellers and investors. Our company can also handle property management. Our office has 50+ years of combined experience to better assist our clients. www.bwpcr.com This ½ day tour is $35 per person and includes lunch.

 

Don’t see your tour or service on this list? Ask us, we’re happy to help with anything you may need during your trip!

 

Sincerely,

 

The Blue Water Properties Team

Costa Rica