Ocean & Rainforest
In addition to world-class warm-water surfing there are plenty of things for couples and families to do nearby: yoga, sport fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, mountain biking, swimming in freshwater river, canopy zip line tours, Tiskita Eco-Lodge is nearby with trails, waterfalls and a vast variety of plant life, 9 local restaurants. And lounging by our oceanfront resort-style pool.
ATV Quad Tours and Rentals
Pavones and the surrounding areas are both nature and adventure rich. The many roads and trails lead to incredible views and natural landscapes where Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Blue Morpho Butterflies, to Sloths call home. Quad Tours with a guide will create a lifetime of memories while effortlessly exploring and experiencing the sights and sounds of the lush tropical jungle. The guide will share with you how to be respectful of nature, the residents, and this natural area. Quads can also be rented to create unique and custom adventures to explore alone or with a group. Quad Tours can accommodate children (one per adult), beginners, to advanced riders. Most tours are approximately three (3) hours. The guide will provide a safety, route, and quad handling overview before the tour. The tour includes a quad, helmet, and fuel. Wearing long pants or jeans with shoes is recommended. Quad Tours & Rentals can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
World Class Surfing
The Point wave in Pavones is what put this amazing natural paradise on the map. The long left breaking waves, recognized as one of the world’s longest, races across all its famous sections. Each with its own nuances suited for all levels of surfing from the beginner to advanced. Surf Teachers will exemplify being positive stewards of surfing heritage and sustainability of the local nature. Basics like etiquette, safety, to cheering while that first and every wave is surfed, are standard. The surf spots with softer breaking waves are ideal for beginners to surf. The Surf Teacher will guide you to the best location for maximum fun while sharing surfing and ocean skills.
Surf Lessons are arranged for early morning for the best chances of good weather and ideal surf conditions. We recommend keeping a few days open in your vacation activity schedule. Surf Lessons can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Epic Fishing Adventures
Out beyond the surf, renowned sport fishing awaits. Hop on a panga for Roosterfish, Snapper, Snook, and Mackerel. Or, have an offshore charter pick you up from the beach to go for Pacific Sail, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin and Dorado. Family and friends can enjoy surf lessons, yoga, hiking, birding, horseback riding, nature tours, or relaxing by the pool.
There aren’t many locations like this. In fact, there’s only one: Pavones Point.
Due to its diverse natural landscape and significant number of rivers, Costa Rica is an excellent destination for travelers looking to enjoy kayaking during their vacation. This relaxing activity is enhanced even more by the natural beauty and abundance of native wildlife that can be found in and around these bodies of water. Tour operators offer tourists a chance to enjoy kayaking adventures that can last up to a few days. While a number of outdoor activities cater specifically to adventure travelers, kayaking is one sport that can be thoroughly enjoyed by travelers of all ages and interests.
Golfo Dulce Boat Tour
The Gulfo Dulce and surrounding areas of the Southern Zone and Osa Penninsula are some of the most remote regions of the world. Exploring this region by boat provides a unique perspective of the land and sea habitats. The Gulfo Dulce hosts many marine species including Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Whale Sharks, and sea turtles. Many sea birds including the Brown Pelican and Magnificent Frigate can be seen flying in formations or high overhead. The scenery from the boat is picturesque in 360º. The lush green mountains of various elevations, incredible cloud formations adding to spectacular sunsets, and the ever present marine ecosystem will provide you a lifetime of memories. The boat tours include safety gear, cooler, drinking water, snacks, captain, and mate. Half-day tours are standard but full-day adventures can be arranged. Wet gear and dry bags are recommended (for cameras, etc.) for the return trip when the wind can increase. Golfo Dulce Boat Tour can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
The natural beauty found in Pavones is what makes Costa Rica special. The surrounding lush tropical rainforest is home to most of the Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity. Some of the iconic animals associated with this place are Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Blue Morpho Butterflies, two species of Sloth, four different species of monkeys including Howlers, plus many more. The horseback rides explore the area beaches and less traveled jungle mountain trails. Some of the most breathtaking views will be experienced during this activity. The horses and their gentle nature provide a calm atmosphere making spotting animals much easier.
Horseback Riding can accommodate beginners to advanced riders. Most tours range from 3-5 hours and the duration can be set before the adventure. Guide-walked horse rides are available for children and are an hour. The guide will provide you safety and a horse handling overview
before the ride. The ride includes a suitable sized horse, saddle, guide, and fun. Wearing long pants or jeans with shoes is recommended. Horseback Riding can be prearranged before your stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
Osa Wildlife Sanctuary (Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa), Tour The sanctuary roots are based on the love of the area and desire to share it with others as an ecolodge. Soon after a local brought an injured Spider Monkey in for help the focus immediately shifted to rescuing and helping the local wildlife. There are over 70 animals at the sanctuary today being rehabilitated or living as permanent residents based on the extent of their injuries. The four species of monkies include Howlers, two species of Sloth, Toucans, Tayras, Ocelots, and others that can be seen and handled up close. The sanctuary can only be accessed by a short boat ride through the Gulfo Dulce, one of the world’s three tropical fjords.
The Piedras Blancas Nature Preserve surrounds the entire grounds and provides a tranquil and isolated setting. Tours are guided and will inspire your love for nature and caring for injured animals. Osa Wildlife Sanctuary Tour can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Corcovado National Park
It is widely considered the crown jewel in the extensive system of national parks and biological reserves spread across the country. The ecological variety is quite stunning. National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity”. Not only is the park very popular with tropical ecologists, a visitor can expect to see an abundance of wildlife.
Yoga & Pilates Class
Start or end each day in a blissful state of peace, tranquility, and calm. Most of the Yoga and Pilates studios are nestled within and fully surrounded by the amazing nature of Pavones. Listen to the delightful sounds of Toucans and smell the flowery scent of Ylang Ylang in the breeze. Becoming clear and grounded in the nature of Pavones helps you to better connect with its natural healing effects. Studios focus on enhancing surfing strength and flexibility movements to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated into each class. Yoga and Pilates will significantly improve your surfing and make exploring the area’s jungles and beaches more fun and rewarding. Each studio offers different schedules for classes to best fit everyone’s vacation activities. Classes are available from the beginner to the advanced practitioner. Yoga and Pilates Teachers in Pavones are all certified. Yoga & Pilates Classes can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Pavones is a nature lovers paradise and with all the surfing, walking, fishing, and exploring, its beauty will make most people yearn for a relaxing full body massage. Our professionally trained Massage Therapists come to your room with specialized mobile massage tables and let you unwind in luxurious privacy. Close your eyes and let the tension release while drifting away to the sounds of breaking waves only steps away at the Point, the wind blowing through the leaves, and colorful Toucans singing just outside. A variety of massage techniques and styles are available upon request. Each Therapist will cater to your specific needs to enhance well-being. A massage will provide an immune system boost that will keep the body healthy and strong while on vacation. Massage Therapists are available to fit everyone’s vacation activity schedules. Massages focus on surfing and travel recovery. Massages can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Clay & Pottery Classes
Pavones is a handcrafter’s paradise. The natural colors found in the local stones and sand provide creative delight and inspiration for each clay and pottery project providing endless possibilities. The colorful Toucans in the canopy transform into decorated clay pots or a slow-moving Sloth spotted on a previous jungle walk becomes pottery that will live on as a conversation piece for years. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to have fun, play, and get their hands dirty. Each class can be arranged to fit the skill-level of the participants. All materials and tools are provided. The finished clay pottery piece that you create in class can be taken home after they are carefully and securely packaged for the journey back home. Clay and Pottery Class is available to fit everyone’s vacation activity schedules and can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Organic Chocolate Making Classes
Pavones is a nature and surfing lovers paradise but the local specialties are the hidden gems experienced by the few in the know, such as the Organic Chocolate Making Classes. This experience will leave you wanting more. Our very own local chocolatier has been handcrafting and refining his delightful sweet delicacies to include over 60 different seasonal fruits and nuts, some only available in this region of the world. The class includes step by step instructions and guidance by the chocolatier with each participant getting their hands covered in rich delicious locally procured cacao beans, then hand grinding them, mixing in the seasonal fruit, cooking, then rolling mouth-watering, and senses arousing chocolaty goodness. Everyone is welcome and encouraged and no cooking experience is required. Class includes all ingredients, tools, and materials. The chocolate made by you is included and can be brought back to Pavones Point to enjoy while listening to nature on the patio. Organic Chocolate Making Class can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Punta Banco Turtle Conservation Project (Seasonal)
Through the efforts of volunteers, the Punta Banco Turtle Conservation Project provides an opportunity to be a part of making our world a better place. This grassroots effort relies on donations from local, regional, and national organizations for funding. The project provides an up-close and immersive learning environment. Each year hundreds of sea turtles from the Green, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, to the endangered Pacific Leatherback come to lay their eggs on the dark, calm, and long beach of Punta Banco. As a volunteer, depending on the season, there will be different opportunities for you to help such as locating and marking turtle nests, relocating eggs to pens that are secure from predators, then measured and released into the Pacific Ocean after hatching. This once in a lifetime experience will help build a stronger connection with nature. Punta Banco Turtle Conservation Project participation can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, or scheduled after arrival.
Whale, Dolphin, & Marine Life Watching Tours (Seasonal)
The Gulfo Dulce is home, sanctuary, and nursery to many marine species including Humpback Whales, Spinner, Spotted, and Bottlenose Dolphins, Whale Sharks, and several species of sea turtles such as the endangered Pacific Leatherback. The natural abundance of nutrient-rich currents, food sources, calm and warm water, make this unique tropical fjord (one of only three in the world) an ideal habitat for observing nature. Tours are available seasonally when the Humpback Whales are most abundant from April through September to birth and raise their calves. The male Humpback songs can be heard underwater and are something that you should experience. Because many parts of the area are nature preserves it does not receive a large amount of boat traffic therefore the marine nature is relaxed and allows for unforgettable special encounters on each tour. Whale, Dolphin, & Marine Life Watching Tours include safety gear, cooler, drinking water, snacks, captain, and mate. Half-day tours are standard but full-day adventures can be arranged. Wet gear and dry bags are recommended (for cameras, etc.) for the return trip when the wind can increase. Whale, Dolphin, & Marine Life Watching Tours can be prearranged before a stay at Pavones Point, Pavones, Costa Rica, orscheduled after arrival.
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