Tony's Tours

The Tico Touch

Create memories for a lifetime

Each tour is designed to engage your senses. Soak in the beautiful vistas, immerse yourself in the lush, natural beauty of Costa Rica, and savor freshly prepared "comida tipica" meals while engaging with local residents and learning from Tony's wealth of regional knowledge.

Los Campesinos

Waterfalls, swimming, nature trails, a hanging bridge, and a home-cooked meal with a local family

Nauyaca Falls

Two powerful waterfalls, one amazing experience, with choose-your-adventure options

Aguas Termales

Natural hot springs overlooking a rushing river, with a hot meal waiting after a soothing soak

M.A.E. Hike

Travel 7km through challenging trails, secluded beaches, and instagram-worthy views

Los Campesinos Ecolodge

Active fun for the whole family $85/person

Cross hanging bridges, swim beneath stunning waterfalls, and admire exotic plants and animals in this protected eco reserve. After the hike, you will be guests in the home of Los Campesinos residents, Victor and Corona Mora. While Corona prepares a home-cooked meal, Victor will show you through his garden of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and teach you how to press fresh sugarcane into juice.

Activity level: Moderate (hiking through well-defined trails, up and down steep inclines, and swimming in natural pools)

 

Duration: 6 hours, 9am-3pm

Services provided: Transportation to/from Quepos/Manuel Antonio hotels and houses. Entrance into Los Campesinos Reserve. Full lunch with beverage.

 

What to wear: Clothes that can get wet and/or swimsuit. Shoes suitable for dirt trails.

What to bring (suggested): Sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, towel, dry change of clothes.

 

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Option 1: The falls on horseback  $145/person

Enjoy a scenic drive through coastal lowlands and mountains to the Barucito River, where your guided horseback tour begins. Your 4-kilometer journey wanders over bridges, through streams, and up old mountain roads. Monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more are regularly seen, and the lively Barucito is never far from sight. Before reaching the falls, you will stop for a light breakfast amidst peacocks and macaws at the Nauyaca farmhouse. Once reaching the falls, you will have 2 hours to explore, swim, and take photos of the 2 impressive cascades. If conditions are right, your guide will offer to lead you on a climb up one of the falls to a ledge perfect for an epic jump into the pool below. Back at the farmhouse, you will be treated to a hot, hearty lunch before your trek down the mountain.

 

Activity level: Moderate (horseback riding over uneven, steep terrain. At the falls, a 100M dirt trail with multiple stairs)

 

Duration: 7.5 hours, 6am-1:30pm

 

Services provided: Transportation to/from Quepos/Manuel Antonio hotels and houses. Entrance into Nauyaca. Light breakfast, full lunch.

 

What to wear: Clothes that can get wet and/or swimsuit. Shoes suitable for dirt trails (no sandals or flip-flops/thongs).

 

What to bring (suggested): Backpack with sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, towel, dry change of clothes.

Option 2: The falls by 4x4 truck  $115/person

 

Enjoy a scenic drive through the lowlands and up mountain roads to the Barucito River where your guided tour begins. As you ride in the bed of an off-road equipped 4x4 truck, be on the lookout for monkeys, sloths, toucans, as well as the lively Barucito. Once reaching the falls, you will have 2 hours to explore, swim, and take photos of the 2 impressive cascades. If conditions are right, your guide will offer to lead you on a climb up one of the falls to a ledge perfect for an epic jump into the pool below. After your Nauyaca adventure, enjoy a hearty meal at a nearby restaurant, built inside the fuselage of commercial jetliner.

Activity level: Moderate (driving over uneven, steep terrain. At the falls, a dirt trail approximately 100 meters long with multiple stairs)

Duration: 6 hours, early-midmorning start

Services provided: Transportation to/from Quepos/Manuel Antonio hotels and houses. Entrance into Nauyaca. Full lunch.

What to wear: Clothes that can get wet and/or swimsuit. Shoes suitable for dirt trails (no sandals or flip-flops/thongs).

What to bring (suggested): Backpack with sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, towel, dry change of clothes.

 

Aguas Termales Hot Springs

Family-owned and unique to the area  $85/person

After a scenic drive through the lowland coastal region and picturesque forest roads, the natural hot springs at Agua Termales are just steps away. Relax in pools built by hand by the family who discovered these springs just a few years ago. Feel the tingle of tiny bubbles running up your body as you lean against warm stones taken right from the mountain hills surrounding this riverside escape. Explore and play in the river and enjoy its cool contrast to the warm springs. After your soak, savor a freshly prepared lunch, provided by a local family.

 

Activity level: Easy (short gravel trail and stone steps into hot spring pools)

 

Duration: 4-5 hours, morning start

Services provided: Transportation to/from Quepos/Manuel Antonio hotels and houses. Entrance into Aguas Termales Hot Springs. Full lunch with beverage.

What to wear: Swimsuit. Shoes, flip-flops, or sandals suitable for short trail walk.

 

What to bring (suggested): Insect repellent, bottled water, towel, dry change of clothes.

 

M.A.E. Hike

Manuel Antonio Extreme hike is sweaty fun $30/person

Come face to face with exotic creatures, big and small as you challenge yourself to a 7km trail hike along the coast of Manuel Antonio where you will enjoy bird’s-eye-views of pristine beaches, rocky coastline, and lush jungle. Along the way, refresh yourself in the cool waters of the Pacific. Meet at Marina Pez Vela and finish at secluded Biesanz beach, a great place to spend your afternoon. Drinks, chairs, taxis available at the beach.

 

Activity level: Difficult (lengthy hike over mountain roads, forest trails, and sandy beaches)

 

Duration: 4-5 hours, morning start (exact time depends on tides)

 

Services provided: Guided hike by knowledgeable local resident. After-hike meal available upon advanced request.

 

What to wear: Comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet and/or swimsuit. Shoes suitable for uneven, rocky trails.

 

What to bring (suggested): Sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, towel, dry change of clothes. Necessities may be purchased at the Mini Price supply store at the marina before beginning your hike.

 

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