Jicaral, Costa Rica

Karen Mogensen Hiking Adventure at Cerro Escondido Lodge

Explore the beauty of the landscape and swim in the crystal-clear water of the "Velo de Novia” waterfall. You'll stay at Cerro Escondido, which translates to "Hidden Hill," located in the heart of the Karen Mogenson Wildlife Refuge. The Reserve measures 900 hectares and protects one the richest ecological zones of the peninsula.

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Destination

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
Starts at:

$335/person

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • Hike to the pristine waterfall & enjoy natural swimming holes
  • Watch sunrise from the observation tower at the lodge
  • Enjoy amazing bird watching while hiking through the reserve

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2 travelers minimum

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Community Lodge

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide (extra $)

Room

Private Room, Private Bathroom and Balcony

Food

All meals included

Transport

Hike

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Your Local Host

TRC Viajes

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Created by women with 20 years of experience, TRC Viajes designs and operates authentic adventures, offering rural community tourism through responsible and sustainable trips in small communities. Here, visitors get to know the Costa Rican people who are protecting forests, rivers, coastlines, and coral reefs. By traveling with TRC Viajes, you can learn about the work performed by local and indigenous communities in relation to the conservation of enviroment, becoming a responsible traveler, and leaving your mark through promotion of socioeconomic development in rural communities.

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Getting There

Transport options

Bus, Drive (4WD required) and Get picked up (extra $)
Pass by the office of ASEPALECO (the local association) in Jicaral to get permits for the reserve and they'll point you in the right direction! You can go by your own vehicle or arrange transport.
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