Santa Juana Cultural Experience
Visit a Revived Rural Community, Do Horseback Riding and a Great Hike!
If you really want an authentic Costa Rican experience, that includes a visit to a revived rural community, horseback riding, hike through the rainforest and swim in the waterfalls, then this is the tour for you!
Tour starts as you drive through the palm oil farms while your guide explains their historical context, and how they affected growth of the region. After 45 min drive, you’ll arrive to the beautiful lookout point up in the mountains, for a quick break to enjoy some local treats and take in the views of the Pacific below you. Horseback riding is up next! Enjoy a 30 min ride to the school while learning about the area and in what ways will your visit directly help the Santa Juana community.
After the short school visit, it’s time to experience the untouched tropical rainforest and see some wildlife! The hike is moderate and it’ll take you an hour and a half to reach the waterfalls. Take a refreshing swim in the natural pools—there are stairways and railings to get in, if jumping off a cliff is not your style—everything is very safe!
Try your luck at the tilapia fish ponds, and learn about the coffee and citrus production. In the early afternoon you will be driven back to the restaurant, to end the tour with an authentic dish—’Casado’, consisting of chicken, rice, beans and tortillas. Delicious!
This tour is best suited for someone that truly wants to learn about the country they’re visiting while taking in beautiful sights and doing different activities. On top of that, you also contribute to the local community as the tour guides and cooks are all local residents and at the end of the tour, you’re given a certificate for the planting of a tree in your name to help preserve and reforest the area!
What to bring: hiking shoes, long or capri pants (for horseback riding), repellent, sunscreen, bathing suit, camera, binoculars and extra T-shirt.
*Private tour available, stated pricing based on four adults.
*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.