Exploring Santa Rosa
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Wild and beautiful natural areas
- “Refugio” Bay, snorkel in crystalline water
- Tour of rustic Ranger Station
- Hikes to Island Peaks with Spectacular Views
- Full day Boat Trip with Gourmet Lunch included
Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica’s oldest and largest national park, is an area full of beauty and history. This wild and diverse area is practically inaccessible by land, but is still a destination coveted by surfers, divers, and nature lovers. This park, part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area, was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is most well known for its spectacular rocky peaks and valleys, its string of small islands at the tip of the Santa Elena Peninsula, and the natural beauty and wildlife it contains.
We are happy to offer tours to the Murcielago sector of the park, the western most part of the Santa Elena Peninsula that consists of several small islands, a protected bay called the “Refugio”, and a rustic ranger station. Snorkel in the crystalline waters of the Refugio in search of giant manta rays, hike to the peaks of the island ridges to take in the spectacular park and ocean views, tour the ranger station and learn a bit more about the area’s biodiversity and history, or simply relax onboard and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. For divers we offer the Bat Islands, a dive site that is home to several large Bull Sharks, and to others we offer an opportunity to see dolphins, humpback whales, sea turtles, pilot whales, and more from the bow of the boat.
A 22 mile trip northward, this is a full-day trip that includes lunch and refreshments, and passes the famed Witch’s Rock surf site, as well as Playa Nancite, major nesting grounds for the Olive Ridley, Leatherback, and Green Sea Turtles.