Let’s Surf !
To start or improve your surfing skills, we offer group or private surf lessons with an experienced instructor, at the beach break or at the peak according to your level.
Experienced surfers will access the famous surf spot of Playa Negra while beginners surfers will enjoy the crystal clear waters of the nearby beach break spot.
Possibility of renting surfboards at Casa Mymy or at the surf shop located just outside the gueshouse.
Nearby you will find the spots of Avellanas (3km) and Tamarindo (20km) reachable by shuttle service operating during peak season.
Other spots around : Junquillal (7km south), Marbella (27km south).
Boat trips can also be arranged to Roca Bruja (witches rock / Ollie’s point)
Get your fins, mask, snorkel! At low tide, the rock barrier is great to observe fishes, rays and even turtles.
Ballads from 2 to 4 hours can be arranged on the beach. Another way to discover the coast between Playa Negra and Junquillal at low tide!
National parks around
Parc National Palo Verde (1h15 drive from the hotel)
This 45000 acres Palo Verde National Park, on the banks of the Rio Tempisque, is one of the best wildlife and bird watching spots in Costa Rica : the most important concentration of birds in the country and Central America, as well as a perfect spot to see lots of crocodile, some monkeys, reptile and more than 200 bird species.
Boat trip (2h) on the river in the reserve: $65 per person (boat, entrance Park and lunch included.
What to bring: running shoes or sandals, camera, sunscreen and bug spray.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park (2h drive from the hostel).
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, composed of nine separate but contiguous craters, is the largest of five volcanoes in the Guanacaste Mountain Range. It is an active volcano (1895 m). The volcano hike is closed due to eruption risks but you can enjoy a large number of fumerole, bubbling mud pots and hot springs at the base of the volcano.
Not to be missed nearby: an amazing, jaw dropping, waterfall set in a lush jungle surrounded by wildlife will provide a natural backdrop to the scenic marvels of the area. Cangreja waterfall (5km trough the tropical forest).
$15 Park entrance; $10 Mud bath & Hot springs entrance
What to Bring: hiking boots or running shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen and bug spray.
Barra Honda National Park (1h30 drive from the hostel)
Barra Honda, located 18 km from Nicoya, is unique among the National Parks of Costa Rica : its main attraction is an intricate large system of limestone caverns which house a multitude of capricious forms and figures produced millions of years ago when ocean floor lifted.
The caves of Barra Honda can be visited year-through: one of the largest and most beautiful caves is Terciopelo which along with la Cuevita, is the only one accessible for the public. Tours must be accompanied by two local guides. At the entrance to the cave you will be given a rappelling harness and helmet. The harness provides safety for the 17-meter descent on an aluminium ladder.
Hiking through Barra Honda: you can also just hike through the National Park. A network of trails leads through the dry tropical forest, one of the world’s rarest habitats. You might see deers, coatis, agutis, anteaters and monkeys.
$12 Park entrance; $37 caving tour p/p for a minimum of 2 participants.
A professional guide will accompany you. Children less than 10 are only allowed into the Cuevita cave.
What to Bring: hiking boots or running shoes, comfortable clothing and change of clothing, camera, bug spray.
Rio Celeste (3h drive from the hostel)
The Rio Celeste is one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular rivers! The legend says that the River got its name because God, after painting the skies, cleaned his brushes in these waters!
$15 Park entrance
What to Bring: hiking boots or running shoes, camera, sunscreen and bug spray, rain clothes.
Ostional – Turtles – Night Tour (1h drive from the hostel)
High season: August to December, around full-moon time
The beach of Ostional is the scenery for a rarely-seen biological wonder (only 12 beaches in the world and 4 in Costa Rica). Thousands of sea turtles come to lay their eggs into the black, volcanic sand.
The Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica was created in 1984 to protect one of the world’s most important nesting sites of the olive ridley sea turtle. During an arribada the turttles start arriving soon after sunset and keep coming until 6 am the next morning.
$10 tour with guide.