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Punta Uva. Road of Punta Uva to Paradiso, 2km From Crossing, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica
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all inclusive packages and custom itineraries from day trips to 7 day adventures

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Your private driver will meet you at the airport or your hotel and escort you to your first destination. He describes the culture and the country and shares little known facts on the way. An example of just one of our tours: You arrive to the river where your guide meets you to go over safety rules and make sure you are comfortable and ready for your experience. You start your adventure down the class III and IV rapids with an experienced guide who demonstrates his skills navigating down the river. Hold on, smile and enjoy!! You will stop midway on the river shore for a unique lunch Pacuare river style! After lunch you continue down the river where you meet indigenous families and see native wildlife. Look for turtles, birds and sloths! At the end of the tour we meet up with our driver to take us back to the hotel. Pura Vida!! Well Done!!
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Travel4Fun wrote a review Mar 2021
Norfolk, Nebraska21 contributions1 helpful vote
While we only had a couple of tropical blended drinks at this place while we waited for our taxi driver, the staff was friendly and welcoming. It was a good reprieve to get off the beach and was clean and charming.
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Date of experience: March 2021
Jen wrote a review Jul 2020
Brooklyn, New York37 contributions15 helpful votes
Our children will never forget Costa Rica, in large part because of our stay at La Ceiba! We stayed there for two nights over Christmas 2019. It was such a beautiful way to experience Costa Rica. Upon arrival, we were all thrilled to ride a little lift over the stream and literally into the rainforest. We were met by our guide, Ashli, who proved to be incredible! We were traveling with our two children (ages 8 and 10). Our son is blind, and has a dream of one day working to preserve and rehabilitate wildlife. Ashli immediately formed a bond with him, and patiently answered all of his many questions! The walk up to the houses was beautiful, as we were surrounded by huge trees all around. We even saw a monkey near the main lodge! Ashli explained that they were trying to release that monkey back into the wild, but it continued returning to the lodge. We watched silently as their talented staff carefully put the monkey on their shoulder and started the long walk back out to re-release it. Once in our tree house, our children were in heaven! They spent an hour just swinging in the hammock and taking it all in. I should note that my husband and I were a little unprepared for how "natural" it literally all is...this is an open-air treehouse, so you have to be comfortable knowing that wildlife can and will come quite close! When we were staying there, a family of bats were living in the upstairs eve. Our son didn't mind, but our daughter was freaked out by this. She slept in our bed with us (zipped under the mosquito netting!). On another occasion, we were hanging out on the porch when a parrot came right up to the ledge! Ashli had trained us to scare the birds away, so that they don't get used to humans. On our first night, we made sure to walk up to the lookout tour. From there we could see howler monkeys! You can hear them all around you as well. Please note that it is quite humid in this area in December, so if you choose to wash your clothes, they will likely not air dry! We made that mistake on the first day of our visit, after washing some sandy clothes from the beach. We then had to drive with wet stinky clothes in our car for a few days! While hot water is provided at La Ceiba, you do have to be careful not to use too much too quickly, or you may run out for the day. We appreciated the home cooked meals by the staff at La Ceiba, and enjoyed hearing about their adventures while eating together. You should note that there is not an open bar or cafe of any sort once you're at La Ceiba; you should break drinks and snack food in with you. On Christmas Eve, we were lucky enough to take a nighttime guided walk with Ashli. It's hard to explain how incredible that was!!! It was one of the coolest things I've ever done in my lifetime. Not only did we see incredible wildlife and learn so many amazing facts (Ashli is so passionate about her work, and had so much knowledge to share), but we were also able to stand in the middle of the rainforest in the complete dark with all lights out, and just listen to the sounds all around us. I'll never forget that. You should absolutely make sure to take this nighttime tour!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Henning J wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Nightwalk was just how I expected it to be. La Ceiba Release Station is located right in the Jungle, and we went right down in it, down some steep hills and into a river bed. Saw several Treesnakes, Red-eyed Tree Frogs, a cayman (who lives in a basin on the premisis), Stick-Insekt, lots of Spiders, Tailless Whip-Scorpions, Bullet Ants etc. Auger Marquès is a nice guy who clearly lives for animals and had lots of information on the animals we saw. If you have never been into the jungle at night, you should definitely do this tour. That being said I have a major warning for future guests: It is NOT recommendet to ride your bycicle to La Ceiba (which we did). It is a 2km steep and rocky uphill-ride into the jungle, which will have you soaked and exausted once you've arrived. Also If you are a uncomfortable in the dark you might become a bit scared ;) That being said the Tour was absolutely beautiful and deserves 5 stars!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Claire wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in Casa Ilan Ilan and did both the day hike and the night hike. Ashleigh, Auger and Virginia, we now consider as friends. They were accommodating, approachable and insanely knowledgable. Staying in primary rainforest was absolutely incredible - we enjoyed having our own kitchen so we could cook and eat meals high in the rainforest canopy, and having so much wildlife not just on our doorstep, but also on our balcony! The guides were excellent at pointing out the wildlife and plants on our hikes and even when it rained we saw so much. To those who genuinely care about protecting our planet, there's no place like La Ceiba.
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Date of experience: March 2019
MichelleM wrote a review May 2019
24 contributions4 helpful votes
Our favorite part of our vacation! We stayed in the Ceiba House and I honestly cannot recommend it enough. The people are amazing and what they are doing is incredible! If you have the chance, definitely do the night tour as well! All of the proceeds go to the animals! :)
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Date of experience: May 2019