THE ZANCUDO LODGE ECO TOURS
ECO-TOURISM & ADVENTURE IN THE SOUTHERN ZONE

​​At The Zancudo Lodge, our guests will experience magical ecological journeys in the Southern zone of Costa Rica.  Most tours will showcase abundant varieties of wildlife, sea life, flowers and plants in its finest natural state.  Come and explore the beauty of our untouched Southern Zone.

COSTA RICA ECO TOURS AND ADVENTURE

COSTA RICA WILDLIFE

RIO COTO MANGROVES

STAND UP PADDLE SURFING
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
MATAPALO HORSEBACK TOUR

​THE ZANCUDO LODGE ECO TOUR AND ACTIVITIES

CABO MATAPALO HIKE

Located 17km south of Puerto Jimenez, the forested Cabo Matapalo extends into the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by miles of pristine beaches. Our guests will be transported by boat to Puerto Jimenez followed by a 40 minute taxi ride to Matapalo. The 4 hour hike is complete with waterfalls, rainforests, beaches and a plethora of indigenous birds and animals.

Tour time: 6am – noon (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Moderate to Active

Attire: Hiking gear/ Swimwear

 

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK HIKE

Corcovado is considered the crown jewel of the Costa Rica National Park System. With 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet, it is known as "the most biological intense place on earth". This tour begins with a boat ride to Puerto Jimenez followed by an 80minute taxi ride to Carate. Guests will then hike to the entrance of the Park. The hike through Corcovado traverses through the largest continguous expanse of primary tropica rainforest north of the Amazon basin.

Tour time: 6am – 3pm (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Moderate to Active

Attire: Closed toe shoes

 

WORLD CLASS SURFING - BEGINNERS

The Zancudo Lodge has become the No. 1 surfing destination resort in Southern Costa Rica. Our beginner surf guests will be transported by car (approx. 15 minutes) to an area where the waves are ideal for those who are just learning to master the sport.

Tour time: 7am-9am

Physical level: Active

Attire: Surf wear

 

STAND UP PADDLE SURFING

The Golfo Dulce is world renown for its many breaks and is reputed to be one of the best surf locations in all of Costa Rica. There are numerous beach breaks within 2 miles of our property and the Zancudo Lodge will privately transport our guests to those areas, affording the luxury of immediate accessibility within minutes of the best surfing opportunities. Zancudo Lodge can provide expert instruction as well as board rentals.

 

CASA ORQUIDEAS BOTANICAL GARDEN

Begin your morning on a scenic boat ride along the Golfo Dulce to the popular botanical paradise of Casa Orquideas. This is a privately owned nature wonderland which contains one of the most diverse orchid collection in the Gulf along with numerous organic edibles and rare floral species. Here you will be transported to another world via a guided (Thursdays only) or self-guided tour through the manicured and magical garden. Water landing.

Tour time: 815am – 11am (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Easy / Water landing

Attire: Sportswear , water shoes

 

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Deep in the Osa Peninsula lies a vast area of rainforest developed for the sole purpose of the rehabilitation of Costa Rica's treasured and injured critters. Macaws, toucans, sloths, white faced capuchins, mantled howlers and Central American spider monkeys are just a few of the residents who are enjoying a renewed chance of life at this sanctuary. Water landing

Tour time: 815am – 1130am (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Easy / Water landing

Attire: Sportswear, water shoes

 

CHOCOLATE FARM TOUR

This tour begins on a scenic 30 minute boat ride across the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jimenez. After a short 10 minute taxi ride, guests will arrive at a native farm where you will be introduced to the growing and processing of the beloved cacao plant.

Tour time: 800am – 1130am (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Easy

Attire: Sportswear

 

MATAPALO BY HORSEBACK

Experience Matapalo and its network of trails via horseback. Guests will travel through scenic beaches and rainforest where wildlife sighting opportunities are excellent. This tour includes an optional water repel feature for the adventurous at heart.

Tour time: 6am – noon (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Moderate

Attire: Sportswear, closed toe shoes, bathing suit

 

MANGROVE RIVER BOAT TOUR or KAYAK TOUR

This tour will bring you through the Rio Coto on an idlyllic mangrove trip. Guests can select between riding on a boat or self propelled via their own kayaks on this 2.hour guided ride highlighted by bird and wildlife watching.

Tour time: pending tide conditions

Physical level: Easy (VIA BOAT) Active (VIA KAYAK)

Attire: Sportswear

 

ZIP-LINE  CANOPY TOUR

This is an adventurous journey above our breathtaking rainforest treetops. Located in Golfito, your tour begins with a 20 minute guided hike through the virgin rainforest and continues with a canopy ride spanning 13 platforms and 2 miles of raw Costa Rican beauty.

Tour time: 3.5hrs (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Moderate

Attire: Closed toe shoes

 

NICUESA RAINFOREST HIKE

This tour will begin with an early morning boat ride from the Lodge to Playa Nicuesa. Here guests will be guided through spectacular trails by foot while viewing the many species of birds and wildlife amongst a beautiful waterfall and rainforest setting.

Tour time: 7am – noon (includes transportation time)

Physical level: Moderate to Active

Attire: Sportswear, swimwear, hiking shoes

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