Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica

Los Campesinos Hanging Bridge and Waterfalls

2 Days | Community Lodge, Wildlife Viewing and Hiking

Join the people of the Quebrada Arroyo community in their private, off the beaten path nature reserve. You'll cross over the longest canopy walkway in the region next to a cascading waterfall and explore walking trails that take you to the marvelous Los Chorros falls and natural springs, and the lookout point with great views of the beaches south of Manuel Antonio. Spend the night in their comfortable rural lodge and enjoy being truly immersed in Costa Rican nature.

Right for You?

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Active Adventure and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

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:

$102/person

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • The longest canopy walk in the region
  • 33 hectares of protected forest (part of a community reforestation program)
  • Swimming in waterfall pools
  • Story telling time with the Quebrada Arroyo community

Details

Schedule

It's best to arrive in the morning

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2 travelers minimum

Arrival at the Los Campesinos Reserve. Introduction to Quebrada Arroyo village and the Vanilla Association. Typical lunch prepared in wood stove. Walk on the Poza de Olivo Trail (600 m length - 1 hour), crossing a suspended bridge over the Los Chorros Waterfalls. Swim in the Olivo pools. Typical dinner with story telling from Quebrada Arroyo. Night at the Los Campesinos Reserve.

Overnight at the Los Campesinos Reserve.

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. Hike to Mirador El Pacífico, cross a forested gorge in the aerial tram. You will be served a delicious cup of coffee and homemade bread, while observing the beautiful view of the Pacific coast. Then you will have free time for hiking on the Los Chorros trail and swimming in the waterfall pools! Flexible departure to your next destination.

What's Included

Lodging

1 Night Community Lodge

Guide

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

Room

Private Bathroom and Private Room

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transport

Hike and Walk

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

This is a great eco-reserve. Victor was incredibly knowledgable and I loved the story about how this eco-reserve came into being. It's great to support the local communities who preserve such beauty. Accomodations basic but excellent for this type of reserve.

Jo K

Amazing waterfalls, great food, and lovely people. You should be ready to walk around! The road coming is a bit sketchy in the winter and hard to find, but once at the park, you will love it!

Lokshire

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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 (4WD required), Bus (multiple) and Get picked up (extra $)
You can drive yourself to reach Los Campesinos, but you'll spend a lot of time on gravel roads. A 4WD vehicle is required for the final stretch. Transportation can also be arranged in advance for an extra fee.