Cabo Blanco National Park Hike

The Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve was established in 1963 by a Swedish immigrant and was the first major conservation project in Costa Rica. The park is set along the southernmost portion of the Nicoya Peninsula in an area that transitions between dry and wet forest.

Cabo Blanco National Park Hike

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This setting gives it a unique combination of both evergreen and deciduous trees and a slew of accompanying animals. This tour – which can be either 2 hours or 5.5 hours, depending on your preference – gives you a solid look into the terrestrial ecosystems of the Nicoya Peninsula.

Most of the park is made up of secondary forest, although there are primary forests at higher elevations. As such, this tour is partially an education in reforestation; this land was once dedicated to cattle and agriculture and is now a thriving forest, thanks to the work of restoration ecologists and foresters. Some trails are difficult and lead to higher elevations, while others are mellower and finish at a beautiful white sand beach.

While hiking through the park, you may see anteaters, margays, coatis, sloths, and ocelots. Three of the four monkeys found in Costa Rica can be spotted here – howlers, spiders, and capuchins. What’s more, over 150 types of trees have been identified within the park. As you walk along, your guide will point out various creatures and plants. Have your camera and questions ready.

The park opens at 8 AM and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is recommended to leave your hotel around 7 AM in order to have a better chance at spotting wildlife. There will be a meeting spot for all participants, and you can choose between a 2-hour and 5.5-hour hike. This tour is recommended for no more than four people.

If you have a car the guide can meet you at your hotel and he will show you the way, if not, we can arrange for a taxi, just select the destination and name of your hotel on the online booking form.

What to Bring:

Hiking shoes, insect repellent, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera. If signed up for the longer hike, it is recommended to bring along a box lunch.

What's Included:

Naturalist guide.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Hiking shoes, insect repellent, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera. If signed up for the longer hike, it is recommended to bring along a box lunch.

What's Included:

Naturalist guide.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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