|If there is something we love about Costa Rica, itis the possibility of going from the most pristine beach to the lushest rainforest in less than ten minutes and even stopping to grab a healthy smoothie on the way. That said, if you are planning to visit us in Bejuco you should know there is a place only half an hour away, were you can fulfill your most adventurous desires and get high on nature, literally: start with a canopy tour, followed by ATV or buggy adventure and end it up on a horseback riding visit to the waterfalls,all the while completely respecting the environment.In this 80-acre rainforest tour center, you will meet and greet the most wonderful team of warm locals. With their huge smiles and impeccable manners, they will show you how to partake in multiple adventures in a safe way and will keep you entertained all the way so you never feel nervous about what you are about to do (trust me, I was terrified and they managed to calm me down like a champ).
And so it begins… The adventure starts on a ride aboard the coolest tractor all the way up to the top of the mountain to start then descending to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 12 platforms and 10 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers!
Once you are done flying like a bird and enjoying the cool ocean breeze in your face blowing from the nearby Herradura Bay, the team will be waiting for you with fresh water and tropical fruit. A short break and you are ready for the next adrenaline rush: your ATV or buggy adventure!
A short test ride on a private track and you will be ready to hit the jungle trails, following rivers and dirt paths for more than 2 hours. You will end up joyful and covered in mud but don’t worry, after a short 5 minute hike in the forest, you will then arrive at your own private waterfalls and you will have time to swim, enjoy nature, and clean yourself off.
If you are not a fan of ATVs, you can also get to the waterfalls after a peaceful horseback ride that will take you along the enormous rainforest and give you the opportunity to spot all kinds of wildlife, from toucans to macaws and monkeys.
|Are you a nature and adventure lover? Do you fancy swimming in a crystal-clear pool while fresh water runs from a waterfall above you? Then there is a hidden gem that not even many locals visit and it’s located less than an hour away from us|
Have you ever been on a boat? Or sailed through a mangrove? What about encountered a monkey face to face?
In this Monkey Tour, you will get to do all of this and have so much fun!
Playa Bejuco is a small quiet town in Puntarenas province which has been chosen for many retired people to settle, either permanently as expats/immigrants or as tourists visiting a few times a year for long periods. This gave the town the fame of being a boring-southern Florida-type of place, but there is nothing further from the reality.
Although it is not a bustling village, the minute one gets here you can feel such a laid-back atmosphere that you will fall in love with Bejuco, whether you are travelling with your family or if you are on a romantic getaway. And if you are in a party mood, you can always drive less than half an hour away to Jacó.
In previous posts we had been on and on about how mind-blowing Costa Rica is for foodies: thriving with fresh fruits, vegetables and fish. The Playa Bejuco area is a paradise for conscientious eaters.
At EcoVida we have our own banana trees and organic edible garden, which inspired us to cook this tasty banana bread .This recipe is vegan-friendly, healthy, organic, sugar free, super thrifty and can be easily transformed into gluten-free as well.
|Costa Rica is every conscientious eater’s dream; whether you follow a plant based diet (vegan, vegetarian…you name it) or if you are looking for organic products, this country has everything for you.|
With a sometimes unreliable or confusing public transport system and expensive car rental rates, moving on your own around Costa Rica can be a challenge at times. But this is not enough reason to discourage you from enjoying the wonders of this country and even less if you are choosing to visit us in laid-back Playa Bejuco.
Here we have put together all the information you need to get to us safe and sound using public transport. We will be eagerly waiting your visit!
2016 is the year to join the Costa Rica Vacation Rental Owners Club!
With this amazing price reduction on this very successful vacation rental, there is nothing better in the area, or more likely to produce a great return on investment -- with the added bonus of using this great home for your own vacations in our wonderful country and at our amazing beach!Continue reading →
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