Twilight River Float Boat and Riverside BBQ

Approx. 4.5 hours

North Zone

TRIP DETAILS

The Peñas Blancas Twilight Safari Float is the perfect spot to hear the sounds of wildlife with family or friends. Moving slowly and quietly trying not to disturb the nighttime ambiance to improve our chance of seeing the abundant life that inhabits this river. The Long-Nosed Bat, monkeys, caimans, iguanas, birds, and owls all reside along the banks of the Peñas Blancas River, and nature lovers of all ages will love this tour.After a short drive from La Fortuna to the river dock, your guide will take you on a two-hour float down the Peñas Blancas, sharing his knowledge and telling the history of the area.

After the river trip ends, guests will enjoy a delicious riverside BBQ picnic at the river takeout at the home of Dona Mila and her husband Chupeta.

Dona Mila and Chupeta have lived on the banks of the Penas Blancas for years and they have opened up their home to create a place where everyone can relax and enjoy great food together in a beautiful riverside setting. Prepared in authentic San Carleños style,  our riverside BBQ dinner is grilled to perfection on the patio with our signature blend of seasonings and spices. Each plate is served up with all the sides: corn, grilled vegetables, a garden salad, and a glass of locally crafted beer or wine. Treat yourself to pineapple or banana flambe and a cup of local coffee to end a great meal. Barbecue is a food that brings people from all walks of life to the table to break bread. It’s the perfect way to experience some local flavors after a great day exploring the area. Whether you’re fresh off the river or just looking for a great local meal, come as you are!

Tour Duration: Approx. 4.5 hours

Other Details

  • Price may vary depending on the size of the group, please contact us.

What’s included

  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Transportation from/to La Fortuna Hotels
  • Safety equipment
  • Natural Drinks
  • Delicious Costarican BBQ style lunch
  • Craft Beer or wine

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

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Reviews

Some may think us crazy or irresponsible but we journeyed to Costa Rica for Christmas! We used Find My Costa Rica services over a four week period from Dec 11 2020 to Jan 10 2021 for ground transfers (one being to a Pacific coast beach house in Playa Grande) and a local Chocolate Tour, due to Covid-19 we were of course limiting our public activities. We used this service for 7 different transfers. we always found the drivers and guides attentive to Covid protocols on top of just being as friendly as all Costa Rica people are. This being our third trip to the La Fortuna area we have met some of these people before but in better circumstances. The most important issue I want to write about here is from Dec 30 when we heard the Canadian government was putting in place the requirement of having a NEGATIVE PCR test before we could return home. In a panic we contacted FMCR on the 31st and over the next few days they made full arrangements for tests for my wife and I. FMCR provided transfer to and from Ciudad de Quesada where the lab was from El Bosque where we were staying during this portion of our trip. Given a time frame requirement of within 72 hrs before flight (on the Jan 10), the New Year holiday/weekend closure of the nearest lab and that lab being an hour drive away into the mountains we were very anxious and worried. However as with any previous interactions we have had with FMCR or associated companies our worry was unnecessary, all went flawless. Of course FMCR could not guarantee us the NEGATIVE result we needed but they were a large part of our both results being that way through their professional and clean services in our transfers. Thank you Find My Costa Rica and we will see you once again soon.
Hank Bartlett
Hank Bartlett
2021-01-11
Such an incredible experience with Find My Costa Rica! My partner and I gave a rough timeline, and a budget, and in return had a completely custom 2 week vacation planned for us with an ideal balance of guided adventure, self adventure, and complete relaxation. Costa Rica literally has it ALL & Find My Costa Rica will help ensure you experience all the best parts! They seamlessly organized airport transfers even when flying in and out of different airports, and all the hotel transfers. They booked our excursions and guided tours of wildlife reserves, volcano hikes, hot springs, etc all with clear and concise communication and also within our budget. All tours booked with FMC were phenomenal; the guides were professional and so very knowledgeable. Thank you for making our experience in Costa Rica so memorable!
Ashley Holmes
Ashley Holmes
2020-04-13
Ginger’s Yoga Adventures has used Find My Costa Rica for four years. Everyone is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and responsible. They are responsive before and during the trip and help coordinate every detail. We have had much success with our retreats and it is due to the expertise of Find My Costa Rica. We highly recommend them for any of your travel needs or group events. Thanks to Find My Costa Rica we are planning our next retreat in beautiful Costa Rica.
Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
2020-02-28
We had a large group with ages from 4 up to 85. Find My Costa Rica helped us plan and book all of our hotels and tours. The kids learned to surf and we all did the zip-line. Our favorite part was the Sloth Tour -- Marcos made it so much fun, it was amazing. It is so much easier to have them book it all than getting all the hotels and tours on your own, and the price was a little less than if I had done all the work. One stop shopping is definitely the way to go!
Scuba Nadine
Scuba Nadine
2020-02-26