First, you will visit the beachside town of Caldera in the province of Puntarenas, where you will make a brief stop at a private property where a few families of capuchin monkeys are usually spotted. If you are lucky, you may encounter some that are very friendly. Right after the monkey experience, you will start heading towards Natuwa.
Natuwa is a prominent organization in Costa Rica dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife, providing refuge and protection to animals that have been victimized by human actions, such as hunting, removal from their environments, and deforestation. They play a vital role in safeguarding these unique creatures through various initiatives, raising awareness about conservation and educating the public about their habitats, behaviors and the challenges they face. Among the species of wild animals the sanctuary offers attention to exist in captivity with dignity are sloths, monkeys, jaguars (Panthera onca), macaws, ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), tapirs (Tapirus baiirdi), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); also, some homeless exotic animals.
- Duration: approximately 6-7 hours from pick-up to drop-off. The guided hike is 2 hours long.
- Includes: entrance fees, tour guide at Natuwa, private roundtrip transportation, typical costarrican lunch, monkey stop.
- Price: $180 per person for 2 people. Email us for pricing for groups of 3+ people.
- Hours of operation: guided tours available daily at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. The pick-up time at Los Sueños or Jaco must be set at least 2 hours before the tour’s start time.