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… firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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. As a result of recent changes to park regulations at Reserva Curu, camping within the park will no longer be permitted. Therefore, most of our multi day experiences on the Pacific coast will be offered as lodge- based trips in 2015. Our base will be Tambor Tropical, which provides a beautiful, peaceful, ocean front setting and very comfortable accommodations. Each day we will explore a different paddling environment (open coast, offshore islands, mangrove estuaries, moderate swell and surf) and return to Tambor Tropical at days end. We do have several multi- day sea kayaking/ camping options for die – hard adventurers…
- Holiday Pacific Paddle and Cloud Forest Pre-Trip
(4 days in Monteverde Cloud Forest, 5 days kayaking) $3550,00+ 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 lodge – based 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) $2350.00+ 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, a shorter version of the Islas trip will provide you with a real sense of place and feel for the this unique tropical ecosystem.
- Las Islas del Golfo
(5 days kayaking, 6 nights accommodation) $2900.00+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 allows you to encounter marine and terrestrial wildlife you can only experience by truly immersing yourself in the tropical life.
- KaYoga: El Espiritu del Mar – Dates: March 15-22, 2015
(Includes 6 hotel nights, 4 days paddling/yoga) $2,650+taxes (Based on double occupancy)
Kayaking in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean 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. It is therefore a natural fit to combine sea kayaking with yoga. This trip in the warm, tropical setting of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, is open to paddlers and yoga enthusiasts at all levels of experience. 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:
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.