Exceptional Costa Rica Vacations, Holidays & Tours

Cruise through an underwater world teeming with exotic life, vivid color, and visual mystery.

Scuba Diving


Osa Peninsula – Caño Island Biological Reserve


Caño Island Scuba Diving

Experience Costa Rica’s finest Pacific coastal diving in the clear, cobalt blue waters surrounding Caño Island Biological Reserve. You’ll discover an Eden of brilliantly colored coral and rock formations housing vibrantly colored schools of tropical fish. Our PADI dive instructors and dive masters take beginners, intermediate, and advanced divers aboard our 30-foot Island Hopper on a voyage of spectacular ocean adventures. With year-round visibility of 30 –100 feet and, its plethora of exotic sea life, Caño Island is an underwater photographer’s dream. We supply all equipment so you can avoid gear-related airline extra-weight charges. Sherwood regulators, Scuba Pro BCD, and O’Neil and Henderson wet suits are included in the price. If you choose to bring some equipment, we suggest your mask and regulator. Full Tour Description

CAÑO ISLAND DIVE SITES
El Bajo del Diablo/The Devil’s Rock
El Faro/Lighthouse
Cueva del Tiburon/Shark Cave
El Arco/The Arch
El Barco/The Shipwreck
The Coral Gardens
Paraiso (Paradise)

  • Includes: Two dives with professional, bilingual PADI dive instructor/dive master, dive boat with crew, all park and diving fees, all professional dive gear, 2 tank dives, and a picnic lunch
  • Departure Time/Place: 7:30-8:00 a.m., Aguila de Osa dock
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Ages: 10+
  • Activity level: Moderate; Challenging when current is strong or visibility is low
  • Recommend: Regulator and mask (if desired, but is included), sunscreen, camera
  • Cost: $130 per person
  • Note: Junior divers 10 to 15 years of age can only dive to 40 feet. A charge for an extra dive master may be required.

“The scuba diving was an incredible experience with reef sharks, rays, schools of barracuda and countless fish. It was an experience of a lifetime.”

Snorkeling


Osa Peninsula – Caño Island Biological Reserve


Caño Island Guided Snorkeling Tour

Snorkel the clear waters of Caño Island Biological Reserve, an Eden of coral and rock formations, filled with schools of vibrant tropical fish. Our dive masters take snorkelers of all ages and experience levels aboard our 30-foot Island Hopper for some breathtaking adventures in these beautiful waters. Visibility is 30 – 100 feet or more year-round, and the reefs and rock formations are teeming with exotic sea life. Caño Island is an underwater photographer’s dream and great for families. Full Tour Description

  • Includes: Professional bilingual guide, dive boat with crew, all park fees, snorkeling gear, towels, picnic lunch
  • Departure Time/Place: 7:30-8:00 a.m., Aguila de Osa dock
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Ages: 6+
  • Activity level: Easy to Moderate; sometimes current can get strong
  • Recommend: Shirt or T-shirt, bathing suit, hat, sandals, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, binoculars
  • Cost: $95 per person

Central Pacific Coast – Manuel Antonio


Catamaran Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Tour

Cruise the coastline for the perfect spots for swimming, snorkeling, filming, and even researching the mind-boggling array of marine creatures teeming in the world below, especially our friendly dolphins.

  • Includes: Certified local guide, transportation, snorkeling gear, fruit, beverages and mixed drinks, lunch or dinner
  • Departure Time/Place: 8:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. by reservation from the hotel lobby.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Ages: All ages
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Recommend: Swimsuit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, camera
  • Cost: $80/person; minimum 2 persons; Discounts vary for children 5-12 years
  • Note: Tours run in dry season only.

“This was the first time our little daughters had ever gone snorkeling, and Gabriella helped them over their initial jitters – she was so patient and lovely with the girls.”

Greentique Certified Guides

Each hotel has a Greentique Certified Master Guide (GCMG) and a team of Greentique Certified Guides (GCG), each a specialist in the flora and fauna of their respective regions. They work hand-in-hand with our Concierges to accommodate any special requirements you have, make the logistics clear and easy, and get you sorted on what you need to bring and wear.

Greentique Wildlife Refuge
Sí Como No

Jimmy Mata, Resident Biologist
Specialist, Central Pacific Coastal Wet Forest

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Osa Peninsula
Águila de Osa

Carlos Gonzales, GCMG
Specialist, Mangrove Estuaries
and Coastal Lowland Rainforest

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Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Villa Blanca

Roy Valverde, GCMG
Director JMARS
Specialist, Mountain Cloud Forest

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Cloudmaker Reserve
Santa Juana

Henry Sequeirach, GCSG
Specialist, Central Pacific Coastal & Mountain Wet Forests

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