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  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus, Pferde, Reiten
  • Fauna Costa Rica, �kotourismus, Vogelbeobachtung
  • Fauna Costa Rica, �kotourismus, Vogelbeobachtung
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Abenteuer Costa Rica, Abenteuertourismus, Adventure Costa Rica

Hiking in Costa Rica

Costa Rica hiking is simply a fantastic way to experience the treasures this country has to offer. As you explore different habitats while hiking in Costa Rica, you will immerse yourself in exuberant vegetation, observe nature teaming with life all around you and encounter wildlife ‘welcoming’ you.

Costa Rica hiking is the way to experience what our nature and biodiversity has to offer, inviting all true nature enthusiasts to commune with the pristine environments that you will explore while hiking in Costa Rica.  

Hiking in Costa Rica does not get any better than doing so at Selva Bananito Ecolodge.

We guarantee memorable experiences while scouting out our old growth primary forests. We limit the size of any group to no more than six or eight guests at any given time on any given trail.This way we guarantee the natural experience, guided by very knowledgeable guides that will explain to you the importance and significance of rain forest conservation, and will spot for you all those little and hidden life forms, that are difficult to spot on your own.

Costa Rica hiking as exemplified by Selva Bananito, guided by experienced guides in small groups and accordingto your fitness conditions is truly the best way to get in touch with your spirit, mind and body, surrounded by untouched nature. 

At Selva Bananito Ecolodge & Reserve, we cater for all hikers alike, from beginners to intermediate levels all the way to advanced levels of hiking. We invite you to find out for yourself why at Selva Bananito we offer the best hiking in Costa Rica. We look forward to your visit. 

Difficulty:Beginner
Duration:3 hours (3 kilometers)
Description:Welcome to the jungle! Explore our well-groomed trails in the primary rainforests of Muchilla Mountain, part of the 30 million year-old Talamanca Range. Learn about tropical hardwoods, poison dart frogs, epiphytes, and leaf-cutter ants to name just a few. Our expert guides will teach you about rainforest ecology while you trek under the shade of the canopy. Open up your senses on this customized tour to the raw beauty of the endangered primordial rainforest.

 

Requires good physical condition and basic hiking experience.

Cost: 40 $ per person / 6+ person: 30 $ per person

 

Horseback riding tours in Costa Rica 

While traveling to Costa Rica and exploring different regions in rural areas, you will see that horseback riding is still a viable means of transportation. And above all: it is fun! 

We at Selva Bananito Ecolodge fit right in with this equestrian tradition as we offer several horseback riding options and tours suited for all levels of experience, from the beginners to the advanced horseback riding enthusiasts!

In all of Costa Rica you will not find such a spectacular area to take part in the unforgettable horseback riding experience. Surrounded by pristine settings, far away from the crowds and off the beaten track of ecotourism, you will find that on our tame, sure footed and noble horses it is easy and at the same time memorable to follow enchanting trails and learn more about the regions history as well as low impact practices in tropical agriculture. 

Our adventure horseback riding tour will be truly an unforgettable experience, as you enter trails that will bring you in close contact with gigantic century old trees that are to be found in our Private Reserve, Selva Bananito. 

Farm horseback ride

Difficulty:Beginner / Intermediate
Duration:2 - 3 hours
Description:Saddle up for a fantastic introduction to Costa Rican style horseback riding. A memorable ride for those with little or no riding experience, you will see breathtaking vistas, cattle and farmland along the Bananito riverbed, and take a tour of our unique heliconia flower garden. We will help you learn to control one of our tame and well-trained horses to walk, trot, and even gallop over various terrain. Make a stop for a refreshing dip in a natural river swimming hole.

 

Requires no previous horseback riding experience. Maximum rider weight limits apply.

Cost: 40 $ per person / 6+ person: 30 $ per person

 

Bird Watching Costa Rica

Birding Costa Rica offers well over 850 species of resident and migratory birds that live in this country, either throughout the year or during their migration time, avoiding the cold winters. 

While birding in Costa Rica you will find that there are a variety of habitats in different life zones in which different birds are to be found for all Costa Rica birders. In the Caribbean lowlands and specifically in the Talamanca Mountain Range the raptors migration occurs twice a year. The sight of hundreds of thousands of raptors flying north or southbound is an incredible experience for all Costa Rica birders. 

Birding in Costa Rica, specially, in our neck of the woods, at Selva Bananito Ecolodge and Reserve, the birding is outstanding and will gratify all Costa Rica birders. Bird watching Costa Rica is best during the migratory periods, and can easily be arranged through our services.  

Birding Costa Rica, offers the opportunity to see the life birds you always wanted, but without having to travel exhausting distances and in the intimacy of small bird watching Costa Rica groups. 

With 12 different life zones, ranging from mangrove areas to cloud forests and ranging from dry forests to tropical humid rain forests, you can be assured that birding Costa Rica is second to no other bird watching destination in Latin America.

Early Morning Bird Watching Tour:

Difficulty:Beginner
Duration:Aprox. 2 hours
Description:Come enjoy of the best birdwatching in Costa Rica depart early morning for an unforgettable trip to spot some of the 300 species of birds that have been identified on the Lodge property. Led by our knowledgeable ornithologists, you will scout trees and pastures for toucans, orioles, trogons, kingfishers, and many more. See why some tourists come to Costa Rica just to see the unparalleled diversity of birds!


Cost: 20 $ per person / 6+ person: 15 $ per person

 

Plant a tree

Become part of our growing reforestation project. We have planted hundreds of tropical hardwoods on the part of our land originally cut down by banana plantations in the 1800s. By creating corridors back into the rainforest we hope to provide more habitat for wildlife. We will show you how to plant your seedling to give it the best chance of survival. With our recorded 91% success rate, your tree will hopefully one day become part of the tropical rainforest, contribute to the conservation of endemic and endangered species, while contribuiting to Fundación Cuencas de Limón.

Cost: 30 $ per person / 6+ person: 25 $ per person

 

Intro to Tree Climbing - Costa Rica Adventure Tours 

Difficulty:Beginner / Intermediate
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Description:Learn the ropes of how to climb a 30 meter "broccoli" tree using a secure system of harnesses and ascenders.Climb up like an inch worm in this full-body activity that allows you to get a birds eye view of the Lodge and nearby pastures. Pace yourself during your vertical ascent, then stop and hang out under the treetop for an unparalleled view.


Requires good physical condition, but no previous tree climbing experience.

Cost: 40 $ per person / 6+ person: 30 $ per person

 

Adventure horseback ride

Difficulty:Intermediate / Advanced
Duration:3 - 4 hours
Description:Get ready for our most thrilling horseback ride to La Cristalina and into the primary rainforest. Gallop through open fields flanked by cocos, bananas, and cacao trees. Push on through challenging hills and steep descents on your way to a specialized horse trail in the lush green rainforest. A rare opportunity to view the jungle on horseback, this tour is as exhilarating as it is challenging. Stop to see a massive cacha tree that has been naturally hallowed out and the immense buttresses of a centuries-old royal mahogany. Optional jungle tree climb includes a 130-foot ascent for another incredible canopy view.

 

Requires previous horseback riding experience. Maximum rider weight limits apply

Cost: 60 $ per person / 3+ person: 55 $ per person / 6+ person: 50 $ per person

Jungle Tree Climbing

 

Difficulty:Intermediate / Advanced
Duration:3 - 4 hours
Description:See a massive cacha tree that has been naturally hallowed out and the immense buttresses of a centuries-old royal mahogany. Climb a 130-foot ascent for another incredible canopy view.

 

Cost: 45 $ per person / 3+ person: 40 $ per person

Rappel at the waterfall: Please add 25 $ per person

 

Adventure Waterfall Tour with Rappel

Difficulty:Intermediate / Advanced
Duration:7 - 8 hours (12 kilometers)
Description:Our most physically demanding tour, this all-day hike is an unforgettable journey up the Bananito riverbed and into the surrounding rainforests.Adventure Waterfall Tour with Rappel, Costa Rica While hiking upstream you will make over 60 river crossings, learn about the various micro-climates, and jump in the plentiful river pools. Visit a 600 year-old mahogany tree and learn more about rainforest ecology. After rappelling down our 80-foot waterfall (optional), you will eat a delicious lunch brought by our guides. An adrenaline-packed expedition for the true adventure seekers.

 

Requires very good physical condition and extensive hiking experience. May not be offered due to high river conditions.
Rappel at the waterfalls: Please add $20.00 per person

Cost: 70 $ per person / 3+ person: 60 $ per person / 6+ person: 50 $ per person

 

Canopy observation Platform (Zipline Tour)

Difficulty:Beginner
Duration:2 - 3 hours
Description:This adventure tour combines a rare opportunity to view the primary rainforest from our 100-foot high platform and the adrenaline ruCanopy Observation Platform (Zipline tour), Costa Rica Adventure Tourssh of zipping out to it. Our cables and equipment exceed the highest safety standards in Costa Rica and are designed to allow guests of all ages enjoy this highly popular activity. Hike half an hour through open fields and into the rainforest on part of our Natural History trail to get to the jumping off point. Then get strapped in, hold on, and enjoy the ride! Experience a true vertical descent with the optional rappel from the platform.

 

Requires good physical condition and basic hiking experience. May be added optionally to your itinerary (add. cost) or in exchange for other activities.
Rappel off the canopy Observation Plataform: please add $20.00 per person

Cost: 40 $ per person / 3+ person: 35 $ per person / 6+ person: 30 $ per person