Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica

Los Campesinos Rapelling Adventure and Local Life

3 Days | Community Lodge, Hiking and Waterfalls

Get ready for a true jungle adventure led by the Quebrada Arroyo community. You'll rappel down a rushing waterfall, walk over the longest hanging bridge in the region surrounded by striking natural beauty and dive in pristine swimming holes. Each of the walking trails will take you to a marvelous place, such as Los Chorros waterfall and natural springs, or the lookout point with great views of the beaches south of Manuel Antonio. You'll also get to visit the medicinal plant garden, the sugar mill, and get a feel for this small community by visiting the town.

Right for You?

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure

Languages

English and Spanish
The community and local guides speak very little English. A bilingual guide can be arranged for an extra cost.

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Rural Communities and Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association
Starts at:

$235/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Rappel safely down a rushing waterfall
  • Cross the longest canopy walk in the region
  • Explore 33 hectares of protected forest (part of a community reforestation program)
  • Swimming in waterfall pools
  • Story telling time with the Quebrada Arroyo community
  • Enjoy a delicious typical lunch at a small restaurant with view on a wonderful waterfall inside the forest
  • Participate in the extraction process of sugarcane juice and taste this drink while visiting a sugar mill farm.

Details

Schedule

Arrive in the morning

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2 travelers minimum

After arriving at the Los Campesinos Reserve and getting an introduction to the Quebrada Arroyo village, you'll have a typical lunch prepared in wood stove. Then take the Poza de Olivo Trail (600 m length - 1 hour) for an afternoon adventure. Local guides will support you as you repel down a 40-meter drop, immersed among beautiful waterfalls. You can also enjoy a walk across breathtaking rope bridges and a swim. In the evening, you'll have a typical dinner with story telling from Quebrada Arroyo. Spend the night at the Los Campesinos Rural Inn.

At 5:30 a.m., before breakfast, walk on the Mirador El Pacifico Trail (3.600 meters – approximately 2.5 hours) during which your local guide will show you the forest from the campesino point of view, then cross a forested gorge in the aerial tram. You will be served a delicious cup of coffee and homemade bread, while observing the view of the Pacific coast.

7:30 a.m. Typical breakfast. Free time. Hiking on the Los Chorros trail and swimming in the waterfall pools! Miguel will be waiting for you in the lodge to have lunch on his farm Mirador Perla del Pacifico, located at 2 km, you can go walking or by your own vehicle. Upon arrival, you will see a wonderful waterfall inside the forest in front of the small restaurant, enjoy a delicious typical lunch feeling the surroundings. In the afternoon Miguel will take you to visit the medicinal plants garden to learn about their healing properties. Visit the sugar mill of Don Miguel and be involved in a demonstration on how the sugarcane juice is extracted which is later used to produce “dulce de tapa” (crude sugar block). At this sugar mill farm you will have the opportunity to participate in the extraction process of the juice and taste this drink. Go back to Los Campesinos Rural Lodge, but before you go to your room make a stop over to see the town, visit the primary school, soccer field, pulperia (rural store) and other interesting details on this small community. Dinner and host on Posada Rural Los Campesinos.

After breakfast departure to your next destination. Option: add the dairy tour with Freddy or White Waters Rafting on Savegre River rafting en el Río Savegre (additional cost).

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Community Lodge

Activities

Storytelling, Cultural Activities, Farm Visit, Community Visit, Coffee Farm, Class/Workshop, Walking tours and Waterfalls

Guide

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

Room

Private Bathroom and Private Room

Food

All meals included

Transport

Hike, Private car, Walk and Other local transport

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ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive, Drive (4WD required) and Bus (multiple)
If you want to drive yourself, it is necessary to have a four-wheel drive. Otherwise, you need to arrange for transportation and park your car at Brisas del Nara Restaurant. The reserve is about 25km away from Quepos.