Tours and AdventuresThings To Do

All Tours and Adventures are subject to the Value Added Tax (VAT) of 13%.

  • Birdwatching

    Johan Chaves is an avid birder who has been leading birding tours in the Manuel Antonio region since 2006 as well as dedicated birding trips throughout the country since 2017. He has an impressive knowledge of the birds of the area and is skillful at finding them and identifying them both by sight and by their songs and calls.

    Johan offers serious birding outings to dedicated birders to localities such as Esquipulas, his favorite location. Nestled on the foothills of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, Esquipulas offers a great array of near-endemic species such as White-crested Coquette, Charming Hummingbird, Fiery-billed Aracari, Turquoise Cotinga, Baird’s Trogon, as well as many, none-endemics but range-restricted species such as Black-bellied Wren, Pale-breasted Spinetail, Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet, and many more.

    Start time: 5:00am. Returns by 10:30am.
    *This tour is not recommended or offered to families with small children.*


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  • PaddleVision

    Experience the ocean after dark as it comes to life with PaddleVision’s nocturnal paddle boarding tour. You’ll head out just before sundown, so you can enjoy the magical colors of the sunset from the water. After dark is when the real adventure begins. Each stand up paddle board comes equipped with LED lights, illuminating the water around you for an experience you’ve never had and will never forget!

    Includes transportation, snack, water, and photo package of your session.

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  • Sloth Walk at Tulemar

    Exclusively for Tulemar guests

    The Sloth Institute Costa Rica is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the well-being and conservation of wild and captive sloths through research and education.

    Join The Sloth Institute researchers as they search for sloths at Tulemar. In a 1-2 hour guided hike, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter many beautiful birds, monkeys, and (of course) sloths. Find out more here.

    Please consult your concierge for the schedule and availability during your visit.

    Attention span and lots of walking could be an issue for children.

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  • Paddleboard

    Whether a first timer or an avid paddle boarder, you will enjoy the beauty of Manuel Antonio coastline, full of rain forest and cliffs. Great exercise plus fun on the ocean or in the mangroves. The time depends on the daily tide, and your concierge will be able to help you.

    • 3 to 3½ hour tour
    • Includes transportation, snacks, and water

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  • White Water Rafting

    A full day trip (8 hours) including 3½ hours on the water with rapids of levels 2 and 3. This is a fantastic tour of one of the three rivers, very close to Manuel Antonio. You can spend a great day with professional guides enjoying the wildlife around the river and receive a big dose of adrenaline from the rapids! This tour is perfect for the beginner and for all the family too. Depending on the season, you can choose between the river and a full day or a half day tour. Snacks and drinks are provided on all tours. Lunch and a waterfall tour are included with the Savegre River tour.

    • Savegre River (All year long)
    • Chorro (January – April)
    • Naranjo River (May – December)

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  • Zip Line Canopy Safari

    Sail high above the rainforest canopy and experience Manuel Antonio’s most popular adventure sport: the Canopy zip line. This exhilarating tour was actually invented in Costa Rica. This is an adventure for people of all ages. This tour offers 18 platforms, 10 zip lines, 2 rappel lines, 1 suspension bridge, 1 “Tarzan swing”, and the SUPERMAN zip line, plus a butterfly farm, serpentarium, and a crocodile pond. A professional photographer captures your excitement and you can purchase a digital album of the images. Snacks, drinks, and lunch included.

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  • Surfing Classes

    If you’ve always wanted to try, would like to get a little better or are just looking for a surf buddy…

    Learning to ride the waves will give you a feeling of accomplishment you can carry with you into other aspects of your daily life. You’ll become empowered for facing new challenges when you recall that fantastic feeling of success achieved when you first stand up.

    • Private instruction
    • Choose times daily: 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM
    • Three hour lesson
    • Snacks and drinks included

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  • Jet Ski Tour

    Enjoy a unique 2 hour excursion on wave runners to see the sights around Manuel Antonio National Park.

    You start at the marina in Quepos and cruise along the coast of Manuel Antonio. Then you’ll pass by the bay in front of Tulemar on your way back to the marina. You may get to see some fish or dolphins!

    • Tour times: 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    • Minimum age to drive is 16 years old; and minimum age as a passenger is 6 years old
    • Includes snacks and drinks

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  • Horseback Riding

    Leaving from the stables, you enter the tropical rainforest where you will be able to observe the natural splendors within. Arriving at a river, you will hike to a waterfall and natural pool. Here you will be able to bathe in the waterfall and pool, or simply sit and rest while listening to the relaxing sounds of the rainforest and waterfall as it cascades into the pool below.

    • breakfast or lunch included
    • Full-day activity


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  • Night Jungle Tour

    The Night Jungle Tour gives you a chance to see the nocturnal workings of the jungle with well-informed, bilingual guides.

    • Night jungle tour starts at 5:30pm
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Ages: 6+

    Transportation is included

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  • Finca El Rocio (Spice and Coffee Tour)

    Finca Agrícola El Rocío is a family project born from the dream of sharing the experience of rural life in our beautiful country with visitors.

    For generations, our family has subsisted mainly thanks to agriculture and the resources that nature has given us. We have made our best effort to adapt our cultivation techniques to cause the least possible impact on the environment, and we work with the belief that the people who visit us understand the importance and benefits of living in harmony with our surroundings.

    We have a wide variety of crops such as Cocoa, Coffee, Pepper, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger, Jicama, Clove and many more spices. These are the same you will find available for purchase.

    You will enjoy being in contact with nature and you’ll learn about the processes that are carried out predominantly in an artisanal way, such as planting, maintenance and harvesting of the products. We include nutritional data of these species, and you will also enjoy tasting samples during the course of the tour.

    The tour includes:

    Transportation, guide, tasting samples, water, and a fruit snack.

    Visa & Mastercard accepted with a 4% credit card fee.

    Times: 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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  • Coastline and Snorkel Tour

    The tour is one of the most popular on the water and will give you the chance to enjoy the coast line from the Quepos marina to the Manuel Antonio National Park. You’ll then head into the deeper waters for a chance to see some of the big fish. You’ll finish the trip with a stop in the bay in front of Tulemar where you’ll enjoy snorkeling.  Manuel Antonio’s waters are peaceful and quiet. It’s a great trip to enjoy the sun, sea, and breathing the healthy ocean air. (This is not a party boat – ask your concierge if that is what you are interested in.)


    • Morning and evening tours
    • Lunch or dinner, and drinks included
    • Snorkeling

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  • Amazing Waterfall Tour

    See it all and see it like a local. You will enjoy the ocean, jungle, beach, waterfalls, and swimming holes in this day of adventure. The theme of this tour is “Off the Beaten Path.” You will not experience another tour like this in Costa Rica.  We pick you up and head South to some of our favorite waterfalls in the country.  We will visit 3 or 4 different waterfalls, each waterfall has a swimming hole, places to explore, areas to jump from and one waterfall even has a 20ft natural water slide. We will also visit our favorite beach in the area which is outlined in caves and palm trees.

    • Includes transportation, lunch, snacks, water

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  • Canyoning Tour

    Recommended for those who yawn at the easiness of a simple zipline tour, this activity is great for the physically fit! Combining 7 high-adrenaline activities in one. You’ll navigate suspension bridges, rap­pel down waterfalls, climb trees, rappel from the tree tops, and much more!

    The adventure takes place within 80 acres of protected land. You’ll feel immersed within the Costa Rican rainforest and experience its incredible biodiversity! During the adventure there will be short breaks for refreshing snacks, fruits, tea, and water. After the tour you will be served a delicious typical Costa Rican meal!



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  • Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

    Manuel Antonio is the most popular national park in Costa Rica and one of the most famous in the world. Its area en­com­pass­es 687 hectares (1,700 acres) of land mass and 55,000 hectares (135,905 acres) of marine reserve. The National Park contains some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. You will have an opportunity to observe with a bilingual and very professional certified tour guide, birds, mammals, reptiles, mangroves, primary and secondary tropical rainforest, as well as the most beautiful beaches.

    Includes transportation, a certified tour guide, and the park entry fee. The park is closed on Tuesdays.

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  • ATV Adventure Rides

    Drive your own quad into the rainforest and mountains in the area. Travel along the dirt roads through the countryside and small towns to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim and relax.

    • 4 hours
    • Choose 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM start times
    • Includes transportation, drinks, snacks, and lunch
    • Must be a minimum of 16 years old to drive (no license required)
    • Minimum age for passengers is 6 years old


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  • Safari Truck

    Do you want to go up to the mountains and see waterfalls, but don’t like horseback riding, nor ATVs? Then let this very unique, and very rustic 4×4 safari style pick-up truck take you there. You will be picked up in a van, and transferred to their base camp, where you will enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast. After, you will be taken up to the mountains in the safari truck. Hiking, waterfalls, suspended bridge, and swimming in natural pools are all part of this incredible tour. You will also enjoy a typical lunch back at their little restaurant, then the van will bring you back to Tulemar. This is one of our most popular tours and really gives you the flavor of remote Costa Rica.


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  • Mangrove Tour

    Learn and relax surrounded by nature with our kayak and boat adventures through one of the most important ecosystems in the world, the mangroves. The tour consists of a diversity of tropical landscapes, through freshwater canals of the river until reaching the salt water of the sea, including the estuary of Isla Damas.

    During the tour, you will be able to observe wild animals in their natural habitat, such as the white-faced monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles, snakes, butterflies, numerous species of birds, and more. Our expert local guides and their passion for nature will make the experience unforgettable.

    • 2 hours total
    • Includes: transportation, guide, and a meal

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  • Yoga Classes

    Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

    For the regular yoga practitioner, our classes allow you to maintain your routine in your temporary setting. For the uninitiated and yoga-curious, yoga is an excellent way to enhance the stress-reducing effects of vacation and to experiment with something new. You’ve already broken your regular routine, and now you can start to work in something beneficial. Not just a workout, yoga is also about working on yourself.

    • 1 hour private classes (up to 6 people)
    • Private classes scheduled in your villa or around the pool
    • Public classes located a short distance from Tulemar
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  • Spanish Lessons

    Let us arrange Spanish classes for you and your family or guests!

    You can choose from a “mini program,” consisting of three, 2 hour private classes spread throughout your stay, or a full two, three or four week program designed specifically for you! Enjoy a private tutor or join a small class.

    In addition to offering excellent Spanish language programs, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful location within Costa Rica. Learn, play and relax in Manuel Antonio.

    We’ll be happy to tailor a program to meet your needs!

    Prices vary by service, please ask your concierge.

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  • Helicopter Tour

    There’s nothing like the bird’s-eye view this tour provides. They offer a Crocodile Tour, a City Tour, and Volcano Tours. The cost can vary depending on origin and destination, but the tour is invariably unforgettable.


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  • Photography Classes or Portrait Session

    Learn how to get the most out of your camera while you’re here in Costa Rica!

    With picture perfect backdrops and an array of wildlife, your camera is an important part of capturing memories on your vacation. Your lessons include a brief tutorial on photography and how it works. You will take a hike to the Tulemar Beach to explore how to compose and create beautiful pictures. Your concierge can also help arrange for photograph sessions to commemorate your holiday. Family portraits are especially nice!

    • Private lessons 2 – 3 hours
    • Contact your concierge for rates
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  • Fitness Near Tulemar

    Since Tulemar is built into a mountain, just walking around within the resort offers you plenty of exercise. However, if you’d like to work out in a gym during your stay, there are two great, nearby options. Both gyms offer daily and weekly rates. Your concierge will be happy to help provide additional details and help you get there.

    Manuel Antonio (MA) Fitness is 7 minutes away by car and is air-conditioned.

    The hours are:
    Monday through Friday from 6 am to 8 pm
    Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm

    Pacific Power Gym is located in Quepos and is within 15 minutes by car.

    The hours are:
    Monday through Friday from 5 am to 9 pm
    Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 12 noon


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  • Cooking Classes

    If you’re looking for a great way to get to know the local cuisine, why not make it yourself?

    Costa Rica’s tropical climate is the perfect environment for growing some of the world’s best ingredients – which can be used to prepare both the local fare and a wide range of international dishes.

    This hands-on experience will be sure to top your list of vacation memories and provide you with some great new tricks and tips you can use at home. And you’ll immediately enjoy the results of your efforts by preparing the evening meal for you and your guests.

    Depending on the timing of your trip, you can also arrange to take a guided tour of the local farmer’s market to learn about all the exotic local fruits and vegetables native to the area. Come and experience Costa Rica with all five senses!

    • Your private villa is your classroom
    • Includes up to six people
    • 3 hour activity
    • Menu selected in advance
    • Requires a reservation in a property with a full kitchen

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Warning: while all of our tour providers are qualified, safe and reputable, please be aware that some of these tours may be dangerous and do involve risk of injury and/or even death. Some tour operators may have you sign a waiver describing the risks and your rights. These tours allow you to experience Costa Rica and nature at its most exciting and are not “Disneyland” style attractions. TVHR, Tulemar LLC, or Tulemar Luxury Vacation cannot take responsibility for your safety while you are on these tours.

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