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Tours in Hotel Heliconia Island

Tours in Hotel Heliconia Island

We are proud to offer you some tours that haven’t been discovered by mass tourism, so often you are the only guests, who can enjoy the beauty of the environment. We know what you want when you look for pure nature!

HELICONIA ISLAND GARDEN TOUR

Walk around on the island with and discover the birds and other animals. Go through the garden and along the trails during darkness, searching for nocturnal wildlife. Take your flashlight and search for armadillos, opossums, kinkajous, snakes, frogs and insects.

ONE DAYTOUR TO TORTUGUERO CANALS

Make a tour by private boat with a naturalist guide through the beautiful, jungle surrounded waterways of Tortuguero. Stop for lunch in a typical Costa Rican restaurant and make a short hike through the village of Tortuguero. Great trip for birdwatchers and nature lovers!

BRAULIO CARILLO NATIONAL PARK

Braulio Carillo is a 44.000 hectares national park of virgin rainforest. Coming into the park is like entering a new world. A walk in the park is an adventure. You can visit the park yourself or find the secrets of the rainforest with a naturalist guide.

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Discover the beautiful river while admiring the rainforest. Challenge the rapids in different classes, together with the bilingual and professional guides.

AERIAL TRAM

The world famous experience in which you discover the rainforest of Braulio Carillo national park, from a different perspective. The tram takes you for a flight over the canopy tree tops.  You also get a guided nature walk and it is possible to visit the snake farm, butterfly-or frog garden.

SARAPIQUI CANOPY

To do a canopy tour is an amazing experience. It consist off a 14 zip-line adventure from which you can enjoy incredible passages through the rainforest. You will cross the Sarapiqui River two times! The guides are experienced and the equipment has the highest quality.

HORSEBACK RIDES

You can discover different parts of the area from the back of a horse. You will ride through dense rainforest, pastures and rivers.

SARAPIQUI RIVER FLOATING

A 2 hours relaxing tour down the scenic and historic Puerto Viejo River by boat with motor. A must for birdwatchers. Big chance to see monkeys, sloths , iguanas and crocodiles.

ADVENTUROUS HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS

Find all the facets of real jungle: immense trees, waterfalls, birds, frogs, butterflies and flowers. At a one and a half hours drive, the road has breathtaking views, you can find the private rainforest of Aguas Silvestres. It is owned by just one man, called Edgar, who lives here in a primitive way and who wants to protect and preserve all the natural beauty around him. You can admire his butterfly garden here. The tour, given by an English speaking guide, takes about three and a half hour. You need to have a good physical condition, a 4×4 car and you must have no fear of water and mud to make the hike successful.

COFFEE TOUR

Close to San Miguel, you can enjoy the coffee tour experience in harmony with nature. Share with the coffee farmers the history and production of coffee. This company is a fair trade cooperative. Included in the tour is a typical lunch with coffee and a visit to a waterfall.

TIRIMBINA RAINFOREST

Visit the suspension bridges and observe wildlife. You can look around yourself or make a hike with a guide.

CHOCOLATE TOUR

Make the combination of enjoying the rainforest at Tirimbina, with a tour to learn the history of transforming cacao fruit into chocolate. Interesting for people of every age.

CATARATA DEL TORO WATERFALL

100 meter high waterfall, that plunges into an old volcano crater. You can enjoy the rappel experience or walk the trails to the water. Possibilities for lunch by the waterfall. One and a half hour drive from Heliconia Island.

VOLCANO POAS

Discover the biggest crater of the Poás volcano and see the beautiful lake.

LA PAZ WATERFALLS GARDEN

Discover the Costa Rica wildlife in the gardens and trails which lead you to the 5 waterfalls. You shall have a complete vacation day.

FROGS HEAVEN

On a local farm, the owners developed the perfect habitats for different frog species of Costa Rica. The frogs don’t live in captivity in this way. Some species are hard to find in daytime, like the glass frog and the “must see frog” of Costa Rica, the red eyed tree frog.

LA SELVA BIOLOGICAL STATION

This place is on the edge of Braulio Carrillo National Park, a biological research spot, in the rainforest for biologists and students from around the world. In a three-hour guided walk on paved paths, you get interesting information about the fauna and flora which are abundant.

CINCO CEIBAS RAINFOREST AND ADVENTURE PARK

The name Cinco Ceibas was derived from five giant ceiba trees that can be observed during your trip. Shelters, umbrellas and a concession stand will make your trip more comfortable. The walk is through a lowland flood zone tropical rainforest that hosts tremendous bio diversity. Many birds, plants, and animals can be observed and it’s the perfect place for incredible pictures.

SAFARY KAYAC TOUR

Start at Heliconia Island on the rio Puerto Viejo for a 2 1/2 hrs. kayak nature tour. Chance to see monkeys, birds, river otter, caimans.

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