–Pacuare River Rafting: Our Number #1 Recommended Tour!! This tour includes transportation to/from San Jose or Puerto Viejo or Arenal, breakfast & lunch, 4 hours river rafting on a class 3-4 river, professional guides, top of the line gear, use of private center with lockers, showers, changing rooms & safe parking for only $99. This tour is by far the best bargain for your money.. and it is awesome! Pickup at Physis at 6:05am.
–Surf Lessons & Paddle Boarding: As one of the top surfers in town, Hershel, will be your instructor. Hershel has been surfing for over 17 years & teaching surf lessons for over 12 years. He is very well known for teaching surf lessons to all ages & he is recommended in Lonely Planet Guide. This tour is for a 2 hour session, including transportation & surfboards. The price for surfing is $50 per person & paddle boarding is $60 per person. As he says, “you will ride the waves guaranteed!”
–Zip-lining Canopy Tour: This tour is approximately 4 hours long & includes transportation to & from our hotel for $58 per person. They take you into the jungle mountains where you get to enjoy 23 platforms and a total of 2760 meters of cable zip-lines. There are various animals to see along the guided route and at the very end of the tour you get to experience a Tarzan swing & enjoy some fruit & water. Add $10 more with Superman cable. Pickup directly at Physis at 8:00am or 1:00pm.
–Snorkeling/Hiking in Cahuita National Park: This tour is approximately 4 hours long with transportation included for $55 per person. You are driven to Cahuita National park where you are taken aboard a boat for 2 separate snorkel dives with a guide. You are then taken on an easy jungle hike through Cahuita National park to see all the various wild animals the park has, including monkeys, sloths, frogs, snakes, butterflies, birds, and more. Tropical fruit, trail mix & water are also provided during the tour. The operation of this tour is dependent on good weather conditions. Pickup at Physis at 8:00am.
-Horseback Riding in the jungle & on the beach: This tour is 2.5 hours long and transportation is included for $75 per person.Your guide will take you through the jungle and then off to the beaches near Punta Uva. Along the way you will learn about the different species of animals and plants. Please let us know your level of riding experience at the time you reserve the tour. This tour departs at 8:00am or 1:00pm.
–Jungle Adventure Tour: This tour is approximately 6 hours long with transportation included for $95 per person. This tour includes transportation, full equipment, canopy tour, Superman cable, hammock bridge, Tarzan swing, tree climbing, waterfall rappel, walking trails, a lunch box, and experienced guides & insurance. Pickup at Physis at 8:00am.
–Tortuguero Canals Tour: This tour is approximately 5.5 hours and includes transportation, naturalist guide, & tropical fruits for $99 per person. They will pick you up at our hotel & drive to Moin, near Limon. Once there you board a motor boat & begin a safari through the mangroves looking for the wildlife. You can see monkeys, sloths, lizards, caimans, crocodiles, and many birds. Pickup at Physis is at 7:30am.
–Cooking Class & Afrocaribbean Culture: This tour includes cooking class and dinner with Veronica & the family for $45 per person for vegetarian or chicken. Extra $5 more for fish option. This tour is approximately 2-3 hours and starts at 10:30am. There are also options for vegetarian, vegan, and raw food cooking. At the end of the meal you will sit & enjoy everything you cooked together. They use healthy, natural, & organic Caribbean ingredients. The meal often includes coconut rice, plantains, beans, fresh fruit drink, and other traditional dishes. The class is held in Veronicas home kitchen. Minimum 2 people.
–Talamanca Indigenous Reserve: This tour is approximately 6 hours long and costs $80 per person with lunch. You will learn about the life & traditions of the Bribri, visit a shaman, learn the process of making chocolate, and visit the Rio Catarata Waterfall. A traditional Bribri lunch is included in this tour. Bring your swim suit if you want to dip into the waterfall pool. Price with no Shaman & no lunch $50 per person. Pickup at Physis at 8:00am.
–Animal Rescue Center, Chocolate Lady and Waterfall: (not available of Sundays) This tour combines three of our favorite local activities for just $59 per person. Includes: 1. Entrance and tour of the Jaguar Animal Rescue Centre located near Playa Cocles. This centre serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for many local animals including members of the cat family, monkeys, snakes and much more. 2. Visit to a indigenous lady who explains us the way of indigenous chocolate being made & a demonstration of the process, from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of chocolate. 3. Hike to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim. 4.Transportation: pickup and drop-off at Physis. Pickup at Physis is at approximately 9:15am.
–River & sea Kayaking with hike: This tour is approximately 3.5 hours long and costs $55 per person. You will be driven to beautiful Punta Uva where you will paddle your way into the Caribbean Sea along the cliffs & caves. Then you paddle up river through gorgeous rainforest while viewing monkeys, sloths, colorful birds, river turtles, iguanas, and lizards. You will also get to go on a short jungle hike through the jungle to see the amazing views of Punta Uva. A snack of fruit, trail mix, & water is provided. Pickup at Physis at 10:00am.
–Tortuguero One-night Expedition: This tour is for 2 days & costs $199 per person. Tour includes transport to/from San Jose or Puerto Viejo or Arenal Volcano, one night stay at Rana Roja Lodge or similar, 5 meals, 2 canal tours in the National Park, one guided hike, tour of Tortuguero Village, Botanical gardens, and use of kayaks. Pickup at Physis at 6:35am.
At Physis Caribbean B&B Hotel we also rent beach-cruiser bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards for the beach. We also provide you with free beach towels. Laundry service can be provided for the guests for an additional fee.
-Shared Shuttle Transportation: We highly recommend this type of transportation. It is the most comfortable & safest way to travel across Costa Rica. We can reserve seats for you on a private shuttle offered by 2 different companies. The shuttles run to/from San Jose to Puerto Viejo to Arenal and a few other cities. The prices range from $54 to $64 per person depending on the destination & departure times. The shuttles are private vans that hold up to 8-10 people max and they have air conditioning. They can pick up at most major hotels & bring you directly to our front door at Physis Caribbean B&B.
If you are interested in taking a private shuttle, please let me know either the time your flight lands/departs in San Jose or the name of your hotel you will be arriving at/departing in another city. It is important for us to reserve seats on the shuttle ASAP because they sell out quickly.
-Private shuttles depart from San Jose to Puerto Viejo at approximately 7:35 am or 2:15 pm.
-Private shuttles depart from Puerto Viejo San Jose at approximately 6:30 am or 1:50 pm.
–Car Rentals: If you decide on renting a car in Costa Rica, please make sure you are aware of the extra costs for insurance & be aware we recommend you rent a GPS along with the vehicle. Streets are not well marked & roads can be difficult to find on your own. We have a private parking lot for your vehicle for no additional fee. The parking lot is located directly across the street from Physis Caribbean B&B and the parking area & hotel have security cameras on site.
***We recommend you do NOT exchange your money at the airport, they charge a ridiculous fee. If you already have US dollars, you can either use USD for payment all over Costa Rica or you can exchange money to the local Colones at a bank. Most businesses in Costa Rica will take US Dollars or local Colones. If you do have to exchange money, do it at a local Bank. There are 2 banks with ATM’s here in Puerto Viejo if you need directions we can show you how to find them on a map.
We can easily make you a reservation for any of the tour/transportation services for no additional charge.. Just ask! Please feel free to email us at anytime if you have any further questions we are here to help you make the best of your vacation.