In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. The steep winding trails and spectacular pacific coastal views will invigorate your sense of adventure. Activities while at the cave include hiking to crystal swimming pools.
The first of our premier trekking destinations is Diamante Verde, (Green Diamond). This incredible jewel of the jungle is located in a beautifully, unique region of Costa Rica. The area, called Las Tumbas, was given its name due to the abundance of hollowed stones, once used by the indigenous peoples for grinding flour. Las Tumbas is surrounded by breath-taking ridges and natural beauty. The Diamante River flows through the heart of the valley. Two kilometers below its natural source, surrounded by 1,200 feet of cascading waterfalls, you will find the “Casa de Piedra” (House of Stone) or as the locals call it.."The Cave". This amazing open air cavern is set behind twin waterfalls and features a full size kitchen and comfortable sleeping quarters.
In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. The steep winding trails and spectacular pacific coastal views will invigorate your sense of adventure.
Located in the heart of the Diamante Verde Reserve, you will arrive at the Stone Age dream house, once inhabited by indigenous people of the area. Guests will be greeted by our warm hospitality, great food and will have unique opportunities to renew their minds, body and soul. The cave, tucked behind 85-foot twin waterfalls, is amongst untamed gardens of petrified palms, primary growth forest and an abundance of plants and wildlife.
Activities while at the cave include hiking to crystal swimming pools, cliff jumping, and exploring nearby trails! If you choose the overnight tour, at the end of the day you will fall asleep in comfort, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mother Nature at her finest. Whatever your needs,
Diamante Verde Reserve will provide a memorable, once in a lifetime experience!
Tour # 1 Diamante Trekker's Special includes:
4 waterfalls. Hiking, 2 swimming pools, cliff jumping, lunch and guide. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 3:00 pm. Price us$85 p.p
Tour #2 Diamante Rappelling Tour includes:
4 waterfalls. Hiking, rappelling, 2 swimming pools, cliff jumping, lunch and guides. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 4:30 pm. Price us$110 p.p
Tour #3 Diamante Trekker's Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
6 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 3 meals and guide. Sleeping in the cave tucked behind twin waterfalls, including comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 11:00 am following day. Price us$150 p.p
Tour #4 Diamante Rappelling Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
6 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 3 meals, rappeling and guide. Sleeping in the cave tucked behind twin waterfalls, including comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 11:00 pm following day. Price us$210 p.p
Tour #5 Diamante Canyoning Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
9 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 4 meals, multiple rappelling and guides. Includes comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs 8am. Returns at 3pm following day. Price us$260 p.p
Tour #6 Diamante Two Nights in Casa de Piedra includes:
11 waterfalls. 3 swimming pools, 6 meals, multiple rappels, and guides. Includes comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8am. Returns 3 pm on third day. Price us$315 p.p
Upon arrival you will be treated as a member of the family. You will feel the warm of a Costa Rican Family during your visit.
Risks and Insurances:
Each person, upon arrival, will be responsible to fill out a Pacific Journeys liability form. This form must be signed in order to participate in our tours.
What should I bring?
Proper hiking shoes
Sweater (for overnight tours)
Change of Clothes
Flashlight or headlamp
Camera (optional, but recommended!)
Any personal gear you feel you may need
Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information.
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