Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour

Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour (Islas Murciélago) is truly an experience like no other. The Islands are part of the Santa Rosa National Park, this is a rocky archipelago that enjoys an extraordinary variety of fauna and marine life.

Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour takes approximately 60 to 70 minutes from Playas del Coco, throughout the navigation you will be able to observe the incredible landscapes and mountains of the national park. Also, from time to time, dolphins will also accompany us along the way. During the season it might also be possible to run into humpback whales.

Once in the archipelago, we will take you to San Jose Island where we will find park rangers and camping areas, and facilities. Here you can discover the underwater life and the colorful species of fish, you can also see turtles, mantas and other species. Later you have the possibility to walk around the island, the total tour will take about 60-minutes to complete. On the way back is possible to pass by Witch’s Rock and enjoy some extra snorkeling at the Papagayo Gulf.

Without a doubt, Snorkeling Bat Islands (Islas Murciélago) Tour is something totally different where you can enjoy secluded beaches, crystal clear waters, incredible nature, extraordinary views, and much more.

For safety and due to the strong winds that run during the months of December to April, Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour runs only during the months of May to November. Months during which the navigation and visibility conditions for snorkeling or diving are optimal.​

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Rates Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour

Up to 5 People6 – 8 people
 Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove Resort, Villas Sol. Andaz Papagayo, Four Seasons Peninsula, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste$500 total.Add +$85 p.p
 Note: If you are located in Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, or Conchal and want to enjoy this tour you must be at Playas del Coco at 7.00.
Transportation is available.
  • Tour operates with 2 people minimum.
  • Departure under request.
  • Taxes not included.
  • Ground Transportation Not Included. Fees apply.
  • Santa Rosa National Park Entrance Fee Not included. Add $17 pp.
  • Tour Operates During the Months of May – November.
  • The tour could be operated during the summer months if wind conditions are safe.

Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour Includes:

  • Private Boat.
  • Bilingual Crew.
  • Snorkel Equipment,
  • Safety Equipment, 
  • Water, Sodas, & Juices.
  • Snacks, Dips & Chips
  • Tropical Fruits, Beach Lunch

What to bring: A swimsuit, change of clothes, sunblock, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, Towel and your camera.

Departure: 7.00 AM

Duration: 8 hours approx.

Important Note: In case of suffering from a chronic disease or specialized care, please bring your medications with you and inform our guide, so that we can assist you in the correct way if necessary.

Snorkeling Bat Islands Tour Cancellation Policies

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72 – 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-Shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done at least 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are not included.
  • If for some natural disaster, or human manifestation we have to cancel the tour, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund. Clients’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Please take care of your personals during the tour.

 

 

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Witch’s Rock Surf Trips

Witch’s Rock Surf Trips depart from Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, every day if we have good weather conditions and waves in the area. Our boat El Corso, is a Boston Whaler 28ft, with twin 225 Yamaha, toilet, and sweet water shower. The ride to the Santa Rosa National Park where this spot is located takes around 45 minutes. Once at Witch’s Rock, you will enjoy some of the best world-class waves the spot offers. A visit to Ollie’s Point is also available.

Witch’s Rock Surf Trips takes you to enjoy its left and right breaks with a sandy bottom; best surfed at mid/high tide and has offshore winds from December through March but with excellent swells during the year. Witch’s Rock is not a beginner’s surf trip.  This point can be accessed by car in the summertime by a very difficult road and by boat all year.

Witch’s Rock is located right on the front of Playa Naranjo at Santa Rosa National Park which besides offers you a world-class surf spot that protects the oldest tropical dry forest in Costa Rica.  As well as Playa Naranjo and Nancite are two of the most important beaches for olive ridley turtles in the world. Certainly, this is the dream spot for many surfers around the world, its waves, its natural beauty, the rock, the landscapes, everything in Witch’s Rock is magic.

We also offer you the Ollie’s Point; is best surfed at low/mid-tide and has a sandy, reef bottom and for all types of surfers. Ollie’s Point is one of the most northern points on the west coast of Costa Rica with a world-class break. Witch’s Rock Surf Trips departs early morning from  Playas del Coco. If you are in Tamarindo, Flamingo, Playa Grande, or some other location you must be at 7:00 am at Playas del Coco. 

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Rates Witch’s Rock Surf Trip

4 guest max6 guests max8 guests max
 Witch’s Rock Surf Trip
$400$480$550
 Witch’s Rock Surf Trip & Ollie’s Point$480$560$650

Important Info:

  • Ground transportation fees may apply depending on your location.
  • Park entrance fee is not included add $15 per person.
  • Departure depends on tide and weather conditions.

Witch’s Rock Surf Trips Includes:

  • Private Boat.
  • Fruits, and snacks.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Box lunch.
  • Snorkeling equipment. 

*National Park Entrance fee Not Included. Add $15 per person.

What to Bring: Sunblock, towel, change of clothes if need, hat, sunglasses, extra water, camera (waterproof or go pro)

Departure: 7:00 am

Duration: 8 hours

Important Notes:

  • Transportation to/from your hotel is not included.
  • Boats depart from Playas del Coco.
  • Please book in advance as there is a limited number of people allowed in the park per day.
  • The park entrance fee is not included. Add $17 per person.
  • Departure depends on tide and weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72 – 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-Shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done at least 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are not included.
  • If for some natural disaster, or human manifestation we have to cancel the tour, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund. Clients’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Please take care of your personals during the tour.

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Santa Rosa National Park and Junquillal Wildlife Refuge

Santa Rosa National Park & Junquillal Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste are two amazing destinations where you will learn about the nature and history of Costa Rica. At Santa Rosa National Park learn about our history, the tropical dry forest, and its flora and fauna. In Junquillal relax in this beautiful bay without waves. Here is normal to see white-faced monkeys, raccoons, coatimundis, and other animals.

At Santa Rosa National Park we will take you into a review of the history of Costa Rica. The Santa Rosa National Park is the place where Costa Rican´s defeated in a battle their land of the Filibusters invaders commanded by William Walker in March 1856.  The remains of the battle are there as an ancient witness of the local history.

Santa Rosa National Park preserves one of the last remains of tropical dry forests in Latin America. You will admire a great variety of flora and fauna residents in the area. You could observe spider and howler monkeys, deer, raccoons, and some other animals. 

Later will drive you to the beautiful Junquillal Natural Refuge. A pristine refuge with an excellent beach to swim and relax. Junquillal Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to see many birds such as brown pelicans, frigate birds, which nest in the park. Other birds you can find are Ibis, kingfishers, egrets, eagles, cormorants, and sandpipers.

Besides these bird species, you could observe iguanas, monkeys, deer, lizards, coatimundis, and other animals can be found in Junquillal Wildlife Refuge. Here you will enjoy a beachfront BBQ Lunch.

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Rates Santa Rosa National Park Tour 

From Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove, Villas Sol
2 people4 people6+ people
$180p.p$155 p.p$130 p.p
From Four Seasons Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo
2 people4 people66+ people
$190 p.p$165 p.p$140 p.p
From Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Conchal, and Potrero
2 people4 people6+ people
$190 p.p$165 p.p$140 p.p
  • Departures under request.
  • 2 people min. to operate the tour.
  • Children’s rate applies.

Includes Private Transportation, bilingual guide, water, fruits, box lunch, entrances fee

What to bring: Long and short pants, swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, hat, sunblock, extra clothes, sunglasses, camera, passport or copy.

Departure: 7:00 am / Return: 4.00 pm approx.

Duration: 9 hours approx.

Santa Rosa National Park Tour Policies

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72 – 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-Shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done at least 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are not included.
  • If for some natural disaster, or human manifestation we have to cancel the tour, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund. Clients’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Please take care of your personals during the tour.


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