Santa Juana Lodge

Activities and Excursions

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

It will be just like experiencing Costa Rica for the first time and therefore absolutely unforgettable. Take a leisure stroll or an intense hike (it’s your choice, since it’s your tour) with a highly trained, well-educated Greentique Certified Guide through our exotic, bio-diverse tropical rain forest, which has been preserved for over 40 years. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the amount of wildlife you want to stop for and observe (or learn about) – all in their natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above you.
Details Tour

Includes: Transportation, park entrance fee, bilingual guide and Snacks.

Pickup Time: Approximately 5 hours / 6:00 a.m.

Minimun 2 adults are required to confirm the tour.

    Price:

                    –     2 adults $105 p/person 

                    –     3 up to 7 adults $89 p/p 

                    –     Children under 12 $62 each.

Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure Tour

There is no experience quite like the combination of the magic of nature and Costa Rica’s authentic rural heritage on this, our highest-rated tour. Greentique Certified Guides take you on an amazing tour of nature, conservation, and rural culture. You’ll hike along lush jungle-shrouded slopes where two rivers are born, then swim in one of the region’s most pristine natural pools beneath a mesmerizing waterfall, spot fascinating wildlife, fish for tilapia. Then return to the lodge for a traditional Campesino-style lunch while enjoying the panoramic vista of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean that fills the horizon. You’ll also become a vital participant in the Carbon Offset/Native Tree Adoption Reforestation Program, adopting your own tree as you help conserve this priceless watershed within the Greentique Cloudmaker Nature Reserve.The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the amount of wildlife you want to stop for and observe (or learn about) – all in their natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above you.
Details Tour

Includes: Greentique Certified Guide; ground transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos, snacks and lunch

Departure Time/Place: 6:50 a.m.

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy to Moderate

Recommend: T-shirt (2), shorts, bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, closed toe trail shoes, sandals with straps or water shoes, camera, binoculars

Price: 2 or 3 persons $125 p/p and $99 from 4 or more
(min. 2 adults) Children under 12 are $79 each.

Local Guided Tour at Santa Juana  $60 each (Children Under 12 $20 each)

Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure And Zipline Combination Tour

Roll through Costa Rica’s lush tropical jungle canopy on a series of cabled tree platforms. Get a bird’s-eye view of the monkeys, tropical birds, and a wide variety of other flora and fauna. Ziplines, rappels, and a Tarzan swing are all a part of this incredible adventure.
Details Tour

Includes: Greentique Certified Guide; ground transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos, snacks and lunch

Departure Time/Place: 6:50 a.m.

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy to Moderate

Recommend: T-shirt (2), shorts, bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, closed toe trail shoes, sandals with straps or water shoes, camera, binoculars

Price: 2 or 3 persons $125 p/p and $99 from 4 or more
(min. 2 adults) Children under 12 are $79 each.

Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure And Zipline Combination Tour

Add a Canopy Zipline Tour to the Santa Juana Adventure Tour for the best adventure combo in the Central Pacific Region. Enjoy this exclusive Greentique VIP ziplining experience to start your Santa Juana Mountain Adventure. Sail through the treetops of the Mountain Wet Forest canopy, Tarzan swing between platforms, and rappel to the jungle floor in one of the region’s most thrilling canopy experiences. Great for families and thrill seekers alike. It’s a fantastic value for one incredible day of exceptional Costa Rica experiences, and you’ll help offset our Carbon footprint with a tree adoption certificate to conserve this priceless watershed and tropical oasis.
Details Tour

Includes: Greentique Certified Guide; ground transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos, snacks and lunch

Departure Time/Place: 6:50 a.m.

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy to Moderate

Recommend: T-shirt (2), shorts, bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, closed toe trail shoes, sandals with straps or water shoes, camera, binoculars

Price: 2 or 3 persons $125 p/p and $99 from 4 or more
(min. 2 adults) Children under 12 are $79 each.

Los Santos Coffee Tour

Discover firsthand the secrets of what makes Costa Rican coffee so famous in Los Santos amongst the world most coveted coffee. You will travel by 4×4 over the Fila Chonta scenic mountain ridge above Santa Juana to the coffee plantations of Los Santos, where growers produce what is considered the finest mountain grown coffee in all of Costa Rica. It includes a fully guided tour of a local coffee cooperative, where you’ll see the entire process, from plant to brewed coffee, demonstrated by local experts. You’ll also enjoy a typical local lunch, included in your tour.
Details Tour

Includes: Local Guide, 4×4 transportation, lunch, fruit juice, bottled water

Departure Time/Place: 7:00 a.m. from Santa Juana Lodge

Duration: Day

Ages: All ages

Activity level: Easy

Recommend: Walking shoes/sneakers, short or lightweight long pants, extra shirt, waterproof jacket during green season, camera

 

Price: $85 per person (Minimum 4 persons )
Price: $125 per person (2 persons)

Cloudmaker/Santa Juana Birding Tour

Led by a Greentique Certified Guide Birding Specialist, you will see why Cloudmaker is a must do Costa Rica birding destination for birders from around the world. Cloudmaker and the surrounding Santa Juana Pueblo area offer a rich blend of species endemic to the Central and Southern Pacific regions of Costa Rica and species native to the foothills of the Talamanca Mountain Range. Among its 150-bird species is the Red-capped Manakin, known locally as the Michael Jackson Bird for its amazing moonwalking mating dance. There are also white hawks, crested and yellow-headed caracara, gray-necked wood rails, southern lapwings, purple gallinules, black mandible toucans, fiery-billed aracaris, pale-billed woodpeckers, royal flycatchers, swallow-tailed kites, wood storks, king vultures, and crested guans. During peak migration, the reserve’s count increases by about 25% to 250+ species, as does the auditory resonance of their voices. More than 80% of the birds can be found year-round and as many reproduce twice a year, where it’s possible to hear a variety of melodic mating bird songs. At the end of the trail, slip into the cool waters a pristine natural swimming pool, fed by a spectacular waterfall before heading back up to the lodge for a Campesino lunch.
Details Tour

Departure Time/Place: By reservation, 6:30 a.m., from Santa Juana Lodge

Duration: Half Day

Ages: 6+

Activity level: Moderate

Recommend: Walking shoes/sneakers/trail shoes, shorts or lightweight long pants, extra shirt, bathing suit, lightweight waterproof jacket, camera with long lens, binoculars

Price: $110 p/p

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