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Paddling in the mangroves


More Than A Place To Stay

Our vision is to provide more than a place to stay, but to help you a have a perfect vacation!  We recognize that everyone has a unique view of their perfect vacation.   Relax on the nature trails right on the property or have us organize a personal massage beside the river in one of our covered gazebos.  Explore the local wildlife with our rescue center tour!  Paddleboard or snorkel in the close by national marine park.   Or explore the mountains with an ATV tour or horseback ride!   

We have spent a great deal of effort to experience and learn all the hidden spots and to plan the best experiences!   We strongly suggest you book your experiences in advance of your arrival with us.  This ensures availability and you can spend your time enjoying your vacation instead of planning it!  Explore our experiences below and then you can book online or email us at [email protected]

We Offer These Experiences

We will do our best to accomodate last minute requests, but we strongly suggest you communicate with us in advance of your arrival so we can plan the experiences.  It is common for experiences to book out so early planning is essential to ensure availability.
Happy Hour - Gather around the pool for drinks.  We offer a cash bar and a chance to meet and provide our advice on things to do in the area.

Paddleboard Tours - We take you paddling in the area, we have a few beaches to choose from!  All transportation and gear is included!
80 per person

Waterfall Hike & Lunch - A wildlife preserve with a network of hiking trails borders our property.  The most popular hike is to the waterfall right on our river.  We pack a picnic lunch and take you through the trail systems!
$55 per person

Bird Watching Tours - The property around Casitas Del Rio is a Wildlife Preserve and we offer a fantastic bird-watching tour with a guide.  More than 310 birds have been identified here!  The trails go through various habitats, including proximity to the beach & river.  
$55.00 per person

Horseback Riding - Choose from
ll & Jungle Ride or Sunset Beach Ride.
$65/per person - Waterfall through the rainforest
$70/per person - Sunset ride to the beach.

Whale Dolphin and Snorkeling Boat Tour

Massage at Your Cabin
Bottle Service(alcohol)

Wildlife Refuge Tour Ziplining Canopy Adventure - All together you’ll zip 7 different cables (ranging from 200m long to 1.1km), move between 13 platforms, get lowered down 3 rappels, and challenge your balance on 2 hanging bridges. Touring through pristine primary rainforests will give you a whole new appreciation for the southern zone of Costa Rica. It’s inevitable that you’ll get to see a variety of native wildlife, including things like monkeys (howlers, white-faced capuchins, spider monkeys, and squirrel monkeys), sloths, a variety of birds, native stingless bees, frogs, and everything in between.  Choose a morning or afternoon tour​ $80.00 per person(add $30 per group for round trip transportation)

Uvita Waterfall, Hike,
Butterfly Garden, & Lunch

Explore with our local expertise.  Enjoy hiking, swimming, or even slide down the waterfall.   Amazing tropical plants and flowers canvas the area and attract a lot of wildlife!


Whats Included

  • Butterfly Garden - See the famous Blue Morpho and More!

  • Hiking Trails - Trails are well kept and even have information signs. 

  • Lunch for 2 people - At a local restaurant nestled in the jungle. 

  • All transportation

  • Entry fees


 Click "Book Now" to see more info and to book.

$50  Each
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Paddleboard Tours

We offer two options near Uvita.   Whales Tail Beach or a Mangrove Tour Whatever tour you choose is sure to be an amazing experience for all nature lovers.

Marino Ballena National Marine Park(Whales Tail Beach)
  Olive Ridley, Hawksbill Turtles, & over 80 different marine species make their home within its 14,000+ acres.  Includes the fees to enter the park.      

Mangrove Tour
Includes an educational talk about the importance of mangroves and the magical connection of the eco system there.  Search for birds & monkeys.  

We also offer other tours to surrounding locations like the Terraba River, the largest river in the country.  

$80  Each

All transportation included.  Price is for locations within 30 minutes of Casitas Del Rio.   Other locations further away can be arranged, just email us in advance at [email protected] 

Casitas Del Rio Riverfront Lodge with Experiences.  Join us on this wildlife nature tour
Monkey tour
toucan wilflife sightseeing tour in uvita
Places to stay in Costa Rica Casitas Del Rio Riverfront Eco Lodge next to wildlife corridor
Places to stay in Costa Rica Casitas Del Rio Riverfront Eco Lodge next to wildlife corridor
Visit Wildlife Sanctuary

We take you to a wildlife refuge center.  This is where animals from the area are cared for.  Rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, and orphaned Costa Rican wildlife.   Casitas Del Rio is located in a biological corridor  which connects the pacific coastal rainforests to the Osa Peninsula, which  houses 6.5% of the earth's biodiverity the highest animal density in the world.   It is a great way to experience the animals in a socially responsible way.


Whale Watching

Humpback whales visit the tropical waters of Costa Rica for a longer period of time than they do in any other area of ​​the world. Specifically Ballena Bahia(Spanish for Whale Bay) located in Uvita is the best place to see the whales and dolphins!


Each winter, about a thousand of these creatures, which typically reach lengths of up to 50 feet, make the 8,000-kilometer trek to Antarctica and grab a herring sandwich before heading north to Central America. They stay until spring arrives in the north again, with many of the females giving birth during that time.


While December through March is the best time to try to see the whales, July through November can also provide excellent opportunities.

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