Train Ride & River Cruise

5.75 hours | Puntarenas | P A 4 - 6 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • River Cruise
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Historic Pacific Railroad:
Travel a route carved out of the lush jungle once used to transport the country's most valuable exports from the highlands to the coastal ports. Newly restored cars with large, picture windows offer captivating views of charming villages and some of the region's most spectacular countryside. To enhance the journey, your guide will entertain you with stories of the vintage train's early history and the obstacles facing the railroad's builders, who had to contend with rugged terrain and dense jungle.

Tarcoles River Cruise:
An eco-cruise along the Guacalillo Estuary is an opportunity to admire stunning scenery and rich birdlife. Float through a mangrove forest, one of the most important in the mid-Pacific Coast, where a group of unrelated woody plants grow in protected tropical shorelines. The mangrove forest is a shelter for the endangered scarlet macaw along with hummingbirds, herons, egrets, ospreys, pelicans and storks. The area is also home to crocodiles, lizards and iguanas, which are often seen foraging in the shallows.

What you will see along the way:
Costa Rica's topography is one of the most diverse in the world. Rolling hills, high mountains, plains, valleys and riverbeds are just part of the gorgeous landscape. Your train adventure takes you through this stunning scenery and past emblematic rural towns, plantations and sugarcane fields, and examples of sustainable living between man and nature. On the eco-cruise, float from the mangrove-lined Tarcoles River to the mouth of the Guacalillo Estuary, thrilling to the bird activity and wildlife along the way.

Snack:
A brief stop at El Jardín Market is an opportunity to sample fresh tropical fruit or taste a cup of freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee.

Shopping:
Enjoy the garden scenery at the El Jardín Market and browse its well-stocked souvenir shop.

Special Notes:

Tour sequence may vary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring adequate sun protection. Train is very rustic and portions of the road are unpaved. Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Bus ride to Guacalillo

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:15
Restroom available:
Yes

Board Train

Transport type:
Train
Time at site:
00; 05
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Train ride to Mate de Limon

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Board buses

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:05
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
3

Transfer back to pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30

Board Boats

Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes

Boat ride

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:50
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Use of restrooms

Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart for shopping and fruits

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30
Steps:
3

Shopping at Jardin Orotina

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart for Folklore Presentation

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes

Folkloric Show

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00::30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart the train tour

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:20
Steps:
3
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes