Twilight River Float and Riverside BBQ Tour - Costa Rica for Kids
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Twilight River Float and Riverside BBQ Tour

Explore the Twilight River Float and Riverside BBQ Tour with your family. Glide silently along the Peñas Blancas River at twilight, spotting wildlife like bats, monkeys, and owls. A knowledgeable guide shares local insights during this two-hour journey. Then, enjoy a delectable riverside BBQ picnic at Dona Mila and Chupeta’s home, complete with authentic Costa Rican dishes. It’s a family-friendly adventure for nature lovers, offering wildlife encounters and quality bonding time.

Tour Highlights:

  • Twilight River Float:  Climb aboard our comfortable river float raft and embark on a serene journey along the Peñas Blancas River. As the sun sets and the twilight sets in, we’ll glide quietly through the tranquil waters, taking special care not to disturb the nighttime ambiance. This slow and gentle float enhances our chances of spotting the incredible wildlife that calls this river home. Keep your eyes peeled for the Long-Nosed Bats, monkeys, caimans, iguanas, birds, and owls that often make appearances along the riverbanks. It’s a mesmerizing experience that will captivate nature lovers of all ages.
  • Guided Exploration: Learn about the area’s natural wonders and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide during this two-hour journey.
  • Riverside BBQ Picnic:  Savor an authentic San Carleños-style BBQ dinner with all the fixings, plus pineapple or banana flambe and local coffee.

What to Expect:

  • Family Bonding: Drift peacefully along the river, surrounded by jungle sounds, fostering family togetherness.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Kids and adults will be thrilled to spot exotic wildlife without disturbing them.
  • Delicious BBQ Feast: After the river journey concludes, it’s time to satisfy your appetite with a mouthwatering riverside BBQ picnic at the lovely home of Dona Mila and her husband, Chupeta. They’ve been living by the Penas Blancas for years and have graciously opened their home to create a welcoming space where families can unwind and enjoy a delicious meal in a picturesque riverside setting.

Why Families Love This Tour: Families are drawn to the Twilight River Float and Riverside BBQ Tour because it offers a harmonious blend of nature exploration and scrumptious dining. Kids and adults can bond over their shared excitement of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. The peaceful twilight float sets the perfect mood for quality family time, and the riverside BBQ picnic is a delightful way to cap off a day of adventure. Come as you are and create cherished memories together on this family-friendly tour.

Tour Duration: Approx 5 hours

Zone: North Zone
Location: Arenal - See map

Private Tour

The Departure time may vary, we’ll confirm the time with you.

Children from 4 years old are welcome to this family-friendly tour. Please let us know the ages of any children who are under 12 under.

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What’s included

  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fee
  • Certified Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation Round Trip
  • Riverside BBQ Dinner

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Raincoat
  • Big Smile
  • Long Pants
  • Closed Shoes
  • Confortable light Clothing

Important Notes for Parents

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    Please watch your children at all times.
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    Parents should not allow their children to do anything that appears dangerous.
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    Guides cannot be responsible to supervise children.




Important Notes

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    Minimum of operation 3 people (adults).
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    For families of less than 3 people, please contact our agents for more pricing information.
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    Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to pick up time.

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