Punta Uva

Punta Uva

Underwater World of Costa Rica, 13 nights / 14 days

Day 1. San Jose, Costa Rica
Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel (without meal).

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Day 2. Puerto Viejo de Limon, Caribbean
After breakfast departure on the regular transfer to the Atlantic Ocean, the resort town of Puerto Viejo famous for its exotic beaches with rich flora and fauna, crystal clear turquoise waters and great waves for surfing. This resort is very popular among young people, there is a relaxed atmosphere for the fans of yoga and surfing, a special flavor brings a mixture of different ethnic cultures who settled this coast, including Afro-Caribbean, Bri-Bri Indians and Hispanics. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 3. Diving on the Beach of Punta Uva
Punta Uva Beach is located in the heart of the reserve Gandoca-Manzanillo. In the immediate vicinity of the coast is stunning coral reef, the only natural reef in Costa Rica, offering a unique biodiversity of marine life. 2 tank boat dives. Afternoon at your disposal to relax.

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Day 4. Rafting on the Pacuare River – Arenal Volcano
Early in the morning you will have the regular tour Rafting on the Pacuare River that is included on the list of the top ten rivers in the world for rafting (4-5 levels of complexity). Lunch is included. After the tour – transfer to the zone of the Arenal volcano, an active volcano surprising visitors with its daily ongoing activity. Accommodation in the hotel in Arenal Volcano area. (lunch).

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Day 5. Canopy Tour – Thermal Springs of Tabacon
In the morning we offer you a fascinating tour in the Park World of Adventures, located near the Arenal Volcano. You will have to travel 3 km on the tractor to the first platform of extreme canopy tour. During the spans between the platforms you can see two waterfalls Pino Blanco and La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano and the crater of Cerro Chato. At the end of the tour – a walk through the tropical rainforest to the magnificent waterfall La Fortuna, where you can swim in the crystal clear waters, take photos and relax. On return we will stop to get acquainted with the culture of the Indian tribe Malek, the indigenous inhabitants of this territory. In the afternoon, visit the hot springs of Tabacon – unique place in Costa Rica and around the world. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of the internal energy of the Earth. Geologically, Tabacon hot springs resort consists by 97% of rainwater and 3% of magma. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma, located in the core of the Earth. After heating the waters rise to the surface and carry the minerals derived from the Earth’s rocky formations. There are five springs with temperatures between 25 and 50 degrees. Dinner in Tabacon. Transfer and accommodation in Volcano Arenal area. (dinner)

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Day 6. La Fortuna – Playa del Coco
Early in the morning the regular transfer to the hotel on the beach Playa del Coco. Hotel accommodation. Afternoon at your disposal to relax.

Day 7. Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo
In the Gulf of Papagayo are more than 25 dive sites near the hotel, 9 points on the Catalina’s Islands and 9 points on the Bat Islands. The depth varies from 12 to 34 meters at different locations. The water temperature is 26-29 ° C all year round, during the winter months from December to March, sometimes the temperature falls to 19 ° C thanks to cold flows that attract a huge number of humpback whales, giant stingrays, whale sharks, and others. Visibility is up to 12 meters from June to September. Regardless of the quality of visibility these waters are always full of marine life to observe. The program includes 2 tank boat dives.

Day 8. Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo
Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. For an additional fee you can make a dive at Catalina’s Islands. 2 tank boat dives. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 9. Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo
Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. For an additional fee you can make a dive at Bat Islands. 2 tank boat dives. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 10. Playa del Coco – San Jose
In the afternoon the shared transfer to San Jose. Accommodation at the hotel in San Jose.

Day 11. San Jose – Osa Peninsula
Transfer to the airport for the flight by local airlines to the airport Palmar Sur, where you will go by car to the beginning of the pier, and then by boat along the river Sierpe representing the largest mangrove forests in Central America. During this boat trip you will see crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and a large variety of birds. Sailing through the Sierpe River delta, you will meet two of the most spectacular regions of the country – Drake Bay and the Marenco Biological Reserve. Arrival to the selected hotel on the Osa Peninsula. Accommodation.

Day 12. Diving in Isla del Caño
Osa Peninsula offers countless underwater diving excursions and endless meetings. Perhaps it’s the best diving on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The waters surrounding the Isla del Caño Biological Reserve are the underwater garden of coral formations. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, a variety of diving and marine life will amaze you. Diving among large flocks of reef fish of various colors is a real pleasure for underwater photographers. Due to visibility in the range of 9 to 28 meters throughout the year, you can see giant manta rays, gliding easily over your head or barracudas and reef sharks, sailing below you. 2 tank boat dives.

Day 13. Diving at Isla del Caño
Diving in the foreshore or in one of the sites next to Isla del Caño. 2 2 tank boat dives.

Day 14. San Jose – Airport
This morning you go back on the boat to the nearest local airport in Palmar Sur town. Flight to San Jose International Airport for your flight docking.

If you are tired of diving in the aquarium and want to see the huge fish in the natural environment – this is the place for you!
On the Isla del Caño you can see peaceful reef fish. Many of the species that you will meet here are also live on the Galapagos Islands. If you like sharks here you can see white-tipped sharks up to 2 meters in length, bull sharks and very rarely seen hammerhead sharks. Depending on the time of year are observed humpback whales, killer whales and pilot whales, as well as large bottlenose dolphins and long-beaked dolphins. Not surprisingly to find here huge flocks of manta rays and stingrays sailing nearby. You can see a huge number of fish here, but the biggest pleasure for divers is a meeting with moray eels, often reaching up to 2 meters in length.

Some dive sites:

  1. SHIPWRECK (15-20 meters)
    We never find here the shipwreck. It is a peaceful place for diving in the rocky formations. If you stay still in one place fish will sail around you. Usually you can meet stingrays, sharks, and other small tropical fish. This is a great place for photos under the water. Difficulty: Easy.

  2. BAJO DEL DIABLO – DEVIL’S HOLE (15-40 meters)
    The waters of the hole and the gorge are full of cichlasoma, groupers, barracudas, puffers, parrot fish, moray eels and sharks. This place is a real hell of underwater life. Level of difficulty: Intermediate.

  3. PARAISO (PARADISE) (20 meters)
    It is quite a boring flat-bottomed place with a few small hills and a few rock formations. If you are not lucky enough, you will see some fish, but if you are lucky ….. through this site numerous flocks of cichlasoma, groupers and barracudas are floating. We often get lost among the thousands of fish. You’ll have a chance to see 20-30 sharks. You think that you died and gone to heaven. Level of difficulty: Intermediate.

 

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