THE CROWN JEWEL OF COSTA RICA FOR ADVENTURE
Activities are as varied as your interests in one of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet. Osa Rainforest Rentals supports local professional tour guides, many of whose families have lived in the region for generations. Depending on which tour you take they either start at the property or you will meet your tour guide at a specific location.
Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre is set in the midst of the protected zone of Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. Our five El Tigre houses are wedged between lush rainforest and South Puntarenas’s largest river, the Rio Tigre. The rich forestation surrounding our homes hide a number of waterfalls, swimming holes, tributaries and trails that traverse the land many of which lead to old mining routes. From all our homes you hear the sound of rushing waters of the Rio Tigre, abundant wildlife and exotic birds.
TOURS STARTING FROM OUR DOS BRAZOS DE RIO TIGRE HOUSES:
· Rates include licensed guides and entrance fees for 2 people
· Maximum 6 persons per tour
Rates for additional people
· Corcovado National Park: add $45 extra per person
· Birding Tour, Bolita Hiking Trail and Rainforest Night Walk: add $35 extra per person
· Cabo Matapalo Day Adventure: add $30 extra per person
RAINFOREST NIGHT WALK
Our guests experience the magic of the jungle at night. Your guide will help you to uncover unusual nocturnal creatures in their habitats, a great opportunity to see frogs, snakes, insects and other wonders of this hidden, nocturnal world.
Price: $70 USD
Time Period 3-4 hours (starts at 6:00 P.M.)
Enjoy the cool early morning air with a variety of bird species on our “Birding Tour" with a local expert birding guide. On most tours guests see 40-60 of the 300 known species in Osa Peninsula, 914 species can be found in Costa Rica which is one tenth of the world’s total. Birds that have all but disappeared in other areas of the world still find tenuous safety in protected lands in Costa Rica. High quality telescope is included.
Price: $70 USD
Time Period 3-4 hours (starts at 5:20 A.M.)
BOLITA HIKING TRAILS
Discover several waterfalls and swimming holes surrounded by primary rainforest in the forest reserve of the Corcovado National Park as well as amazing views of the Golfo Dulce while hiking on 14 km of Bolita trails. The start of the trails are only 5 minutes from the Dos Brazos houses and can be self-guided. There is only a $10 USD per person entrance fee that allows you to use them as many times as you like while you are staying with us.
Price: $120 USD with a guide
Unguided: $10 USD
Time Period: Full Day (starts at 5:50 AM)
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK (EL TIGRE OR LA LEONA RANGER STATION)
The ultimate backpacking experience, the “Corcovado National Park” tour starts only minutes from your house (El Tigre entrance was just opened in February 2015!) or from La Leona Ranger station in Carate. Here you will explore the most exuberant forests in Central America, enjoy a multitude of species walking along the alluring beaches of La Leona or the breathtaking views of the beautiful Golfo Dulce while on the El Tigre trail.
El Tigre Trail: Price: $150 USD
La Leona Station: Price: $150 USD
Time Period: Full Day (starts at 5:20 AM)
CABO MATAPALO DAY ADVENTURE
Set out on a beautiful drive along the coast and through the jungle where you will begin your tour just past Matapalo. There you will find excellent birding and opportunities to see other wildlife, such as all four species of monkeys native to Costa Rica-White Face, Spider, Squirrel and Howler. Next as you walk along the Matapalo beach and secondary forest, one may see Toucans, Macaws, Sloths, Anteaters and White-nosed coati. After the beach, trek up a river through rainforest to a pristine waterfall and go for a swim. On your return trip back to Dos Brazos you can stop at one of our favorite swimming beaches on the Osa, Playa Tamales. Make sure to bring your swimming gear, plenty of water and a packed lunch. Or if you feel like treating yourself you can enjoy a meal at the world famous Lapas Rios Eco-lodge! The tour may vary slightly depending on the guide and of course can be customized depending of your interests.
Price: $120 USD
Time Period: Full Day (starts at 5:20 AM)
GOLD MINING TOURS
The Osa Peninsula's rivers are still to this day rich in gold deposits. The region's history of gold mining has had a huge influence on the culture and the independent and sel-freliant personality of the people. Gold is still hand-mined for in South Puntarenas’s largest river, the Río Tigre, which passes through Dos Brazos. The town's pulperias (local shops) even have scales where they regularly weigh and trade gold. Our Gold Mining Tours make it easy for visitors to experience how it is done first hand with local expert Oreros and their pans, which look different from those found anywhere else in the world. Experience an occupation like no other and maybe even strike it lucky!
Price: $60 USD
Time Period: 3 hours (starts whenever you want!)
ADDITIONAL TOURS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL OUR GUESTS
These tours have various start points where you will meet your tour guide for the day.
- Professional naturalist guides with Ficus Tours
- Zip-line Canopy Tour
- Golfo Dulce Whale & Dolphin watching with Paradise Rocks
- Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
- Horseback riding tours with Rancho Tropical
- Private Yoga Sessions
- Surfing lessons with Pollo Surf School
- Kobo Chocolate Farm Tour
- Kayaking in the Golfo Dulce with Aventuras Tropicales
- Jungle's Edge Kayak Fishing Adventures
- Massage & Spa Treatments
- Tree Climbing Tours with Everyday Adventures
- Waterfall Rappelling, hike up to and around a series of waterfalls and rappel down (seasonal).
- Golfo Dulce Sailing Tour