Puerto Viejo Hidden Gems & Waterfall

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Maya

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

It is best to take this experience on your first days here since you will learn a lot about the area. I will pick you up at your Airbnb, in a comfortable car, and we will go our first destination: The Cliff. This is the place where magnificent pictures could be taken. The walk is not difficult or long, there are just two easy steps up and the top is breathtaking with stunning views of ocean. All fitness levels are welcome.
After this perfect Instagram photo opportunity we will go to the Iguana Project, breeding and releasing green iguana sanctuary, located in the indigenous protected area and founded by Costa Rica Ministry of Natural Resources, where you can see free iguanas close-by. Then we will go to the Bri Bri Waterfall, the magical place in the woods, where we will relax, swim in the waterfall pool, have beers and talk about Puerto Viejo. You will learn which beaches are good for surfing, which for swimming and which for snorkelling, where are the places where you can spot animals, where is the best Caribbean restaurant and where to go if you are craving sushi; where to dance the night away or listen to live music whether it is jazz or reggae.You will also learn about local culture, lifestyle and history of Puerto Viejo. Pura Vida!
Other things to note
Bring your own camera, sunscreen, shoes/sandals rather than flip flops, mosquito spray, water shoes if you have them.
It is best to take this experience on your first days here since you will learn a lot about the area. I will pick you up at your Airbnb, in a comfortable car, and we will go our first destination: The Cliff. This is the place where magnificent pictures could be taken. The walk is not difficult or long, there are just two easy steps up and the top is breathtaking with stunning views of ocean. All fitness levels are welcome.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    1 beer pp is included
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to the Iguana Sanctuary.
    Entrance fee to the Waterfall
  • Transportation
    passenger car

Meet your Host, Maya

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Born and raised in Serbia, I’ve lived in Canada for 15 years, and 5 years ago I moved to Costa Rica and left my life as a mechanical engineer to became a travel/tour consultant. I was always passionate about travel and meeting new people and I'm living my dream now :-) I enjoy taking travellers on different tours and sharing my knowledge about this area and it's unique culture while contributing to the local tourism industry. I really do want travellers to get to know this town and Costa Rica and to love it as much as I do.
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Where you'll be

We will first visit The Cliff, a special place with breathtaking views of the ocean. Then we'll drive around the town so you will get to know where is what. We will then visit Iguana Project, protected area where iguanas are raised to be released into the forest. After that we will go to the waterfalls, a magical place in the woods, where we will relax and swim in the waterfall pool, share beers and chat about Puerto Viejo.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 231 reviews.

Melody
October 2021
We had a great day with Maya. She was a wonderful host had so much to tell us about the area. We loved seeing and experiencing parts of Puerto Viejo that we probably wouldn’t have known about otherwise! Thanks for everything!
Nicole
October 2021
Super fun time seeing BriBri, iguanas, and picturesque views with Maya. Definitely recommend booking this experience at the beginning of your trip because she’ll cover all of the great places to eat, things to do and history of Puerto Viejo.
Britt
October 2021
Maya is very nice and accommodating! She really gives you the best recommendations based on your interests. The places were magical and overall it was a great experience!
Elizabeth
October 2021
I loved this tour and I am so glad we went. Maya told us the history of the area and great places to eat. I loved how she made us aware of the history of the area. Maya is a lovely guide and this is worth the money.
Mikhail
October 2021
Maya was an absolutely FANTASTIC host. She made us feel safe, comfortable, and well informed about all of the spots that would peak our interest. Definitely looking forward to visiting with her again in the future.
Lucy
September 2021
We had an amazing time with Maya. She took her time driving us around and pointing out places to eat and where to go. I’ve never been so up close and fed and iguana till now. It was different and a fun experience. We even stopped when we spotted some monkeys. The waterfall was lovely and relaxing. Maya was wonderful!!!

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  • Thu, Oct 28
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $47 per person
  • Mon, Nov 1
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Tue, Nov 2
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Wed, Nov 3
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Thu, Nov 4
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Fri, Nov 5
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Tue, Nov 9
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Wed, Nov 10
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $47 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Camera/phone

Water