Sunset over the water in Costa Rica.

Seascape has been offering unique, small-group sea kayaking experiences on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica since 1996. Come visit us between October and April every year.

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BIENVENIDOS and WELCOME !  The season is beginning soon in Costa Rica. We would love to invite you to join us for a warm water paddling experience this winter. Unique lodge – based and camping itineraries are available from December to May on both Pacific and Caribbean coasts…

Feel free contact us for more details about our trips.

For some fabulous photos of the Tambor Tropical Resort and paddling in the Islas Del Golfo, check out Brian Atkinson’s MobileMe Gallery.

We will have lots of paddling adventures in Costa Rica shortly, and throughout the winter… just check the information below and drop us an email.  Bruce

Pura Vida… info@seascapekayaktours.com

Telephone: 011 506 8314 8605 (CR Cell)


OUR LOCATION IN COSTA RICA

Curu Wildlife Refuge and Tambor Tropical, Nicoya Peninsula
November-April every year

Imagine paddling in crystal clear water, snorkeling just off a white-sand beach, and catching a glimpse of sea turtles, laughing at playful monkeys and gliding right by huge pelicans. You can experience all this on a Seascape trip at Curu Wildlife Refuge, a small wildlife preserve and national park on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This location provides easy access to the park’s extensive system of hiking trails, the crystal clear waters of the Pacific, several beautiful beaches, a mangrove estuary, excellent snorkeling, the Tortuga Islands and incredible wildlife, including sea turtles, monkeys and Scarlet Macaws. In addition, Seascape now offers Sunrise and Sunset tours from its new Southern base of operations, the intimate, boutique hotel Tambor Tropical, just 20 minutes from Curu.

DAY-TRIP EXPERIENCES IN COSTA RICA

Our day trips can be customized to fit your schedule. Let us know the dates and times you would like to do your trip, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Full-day tour, Curu Wildlife Refuge (6-7 hours) $150
    Enjoying the water for the greater part of a day allows you to immerse yourself in the warmth and tropical beauty of the Pacific. Paddling in water so clear you can often see to the bottom allows you to experience every facet of this dynamic ocean environment in a very personal way. Sea turtles are commonly sighted and a full gourmet lunch is served in the shade of palm trees on the beach. Time for snorkeling or a short birding hike is often incorporated into the full-day experience.
  • Half-day tour, Curu Wildlife Refuge (3-4 hours) $85
    A half-day adventure can be the perfect introduction to marine life you simply can’t experience on shore. A variety of seabirds are commonly sighted and the tour includes a fresh fruit break in the shade on the beach. The time of your departure can often be tailored to your particular schedule.
  • Sunrise / Sunset tour, Tambor Tropical (2 hours) $65
    Guests of Tambor Tropical in the quaint sunny village of Tambor can now enjoy Sunrise or Sunset tours right at their accommodation. Sunrise tours feature coffee before and after the trip; Sunset tours are often followed with a chilled glass of wine.

How to get to Reserva Curu and what to bring

PADDLING ON THE CARIBBEAN SIDE OFFERS MANY SURPRISES.

MULTI-DAY EXCURSIONS IN COSTA RICA

All of our multi-day trips can be customized to fit your schedule. Contact us with the dates you would like the trip to run and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Holiday Pacific Paddle and Cloud Forest Pre-Trip
    (4 days in Monteverde Cloud Forest, 5 days kayaking and camping) $2,500+ taxes
    Start in the magical Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve staying at a private lodge where researchers study the endangered Three-wattled Bellbird. Then travel to the Nicoya Peninsula for a 5-day camping and paddling experience with sea turtles, tropical white-sand beaches, and turquoise waters of the magnificent Pacific. More information on our home page.
  • Las Brisas del Pacifico (3 days kayaking, 2 nights camping) $1,540+ taxes
    Choose your dates Saturday to Monday from January through the end of May and contact us via e-mail with your request
    A true paradise for sea kayaking, the Reserva Curu on the Nicoya Peninsula is the point of departure for amazing adventures and coastal explorations into the Gulf of Nicoya. Our three-day sea kayak expedition takes you into the heart of “the dry coast” and allow you to encounter marine and terrestrial wildlife you can only experience camping on white sand beaches and truly immersing yourself in the tropical life from dawn to dusk. Every sunset is an event in this idyllic setting.
  • Las Islas del Golfo (5 days kayaking, 4 nights camping) $1,990+taxes
    A true paradise for sea kayaking, the Reserva Curu on the Nicoya Peninsula is the point of departure for amazing adventures and coastal explorations into the Gulf of Nicoya. Our five-day sea kayak expedition takes you into the heart of “the dry coast” and allow you to encounter marine and terrestrial wildlife you can only experience camping on white sand beaches and truly immersing yourself in the tropical life from dawn to dusk. Every sunset is an event in this idyllic setting.
  • KaYoga: El Espiritu del Mar – Jan 04-12, 2013 (5 days yoga and kayaking, 4 nights camping) $2,450+taxes
    Contact us via e-mail to discuss dates you have in mind
    Kayaking in the clear waters of the Pacific promotes a sense of peace and well-being, both physical and spiritual. The practice of yoga offers many benefits, from increased flexibility and strength to a deeper sense of connection with the world around us. We therefore felt it would be a natural fit to combine sea kayaking with yoga. Before and after a day of paddling, sunrise and sunset yoga sessions will be guided by a certified yoga instructor. Based on the fundamentals of alignment and safe practice, and focusing on individual expression and experience, these sessions will foster a greater understanding of self and compassion for others. This trip is open to all levels of paddling experience and also offers something for all levels of yoga practice, from experienced to beginner. More information on the KaYoga page.
  • Tortuguero Explorer (5 days kayaking, 4 nights lodge-based) $2,600+taxes
    Contact us via e-mail to discuss dates you have in mind
    This adventure takes place within the serpentine canals and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. The park consists of 46,000 acres, including ocean reserve, and represents one of the best examples of rainforest in Central America. 400 bird species and 16 endangered mammal species including Manatee and Jaguar are found within park boundaries. Kayaks provide an intimate way to explore this unique rainforest ecosystem by day, and park lodges offer the essential creature comforts at night. This trip can be customized to include a special Turtle Twilight experience during which paddlers spend one night of their trip volunteering to help conserve sea turtles.
  • Mar al Mar (15 days, 14 nights) $3,750+taxes
    Contact us via e-mail to discuss dates you have in mind
    This itinerary provides the best of both worlds — a chance to experience Costa Rica’s eastern and western coastal environments in two weeks. Starting in San José, this trip moves first to a mountain resort near the Turrialba Volcano for two nights, and then we continue east across the country into the Caribbean Rainforest. We will spend four days and three nights exploring Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast, paddling through the canals and lagoons during the day and enjoying the comforts of lodge accommodations at night at the Evergreen Adventure Lodge. Next the group transfers back to San José for two nights in this exciting city at the elegant hotel Don Carlos, stopping along the way for a hike in a cloud forest reserve or other protected area. Transferring west to the Nicoya Peninsula, the group will be based at the boutique hotel Tambor Tropical, where we will do some paddling in the Bahia Tambor and on the Rio Panica right at the hotel. Three days and two nights are then spent exploring the warm, lucid waters of the Pacific Coast, and camping overnight on a beautiful white-sand beach in Curú Wildlife Refuge. After a return to Tambor Tropical’s rustic luxury, we will transfer back to San José for the final night before departure.


Forms and information on multi-day trips


Trips from our partner, Tauck

Seascape provides quality paddling experiences for customers who visit Costa Rica as part of a tour with the larger travel company, Tauck, based in the United States. Tauck offers the following experiences for you to enjoy in Costa Rica:

Costa Rica Adventure from Tauck

The Panama Canal and Costa Rica from Tauck

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Prices for multi-day trips include all land-based transportation and most accommodations.

PRICES LISTED ON THIS PAGE ARE PER PERSON IN US CURRENCY. APPLICABLE TAXES ARE EXTRA.

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