Spend Overnight Camping In The Costa Rican Jungle With A Guide
For the ultimate experience we recommend trying the camping tour which has been affectionately named the “survivor experience”. Of all the things you can do while visiting Costa Rica, spending a night in the jungle will be one the most memorable. Very few experiences can compare with camping overnight, deep in an old growth forest at Osa Mountain Village Resort. Getting away from the lights of the city where nature has been left untouched for millions of years will leave you breathless and with stories to tell for many years to come. It’s the experience you are looking for when you tour Costa Rica.
The guided jungle camping tour begins with our after dark nighttime nature hike to the campsite. We usually leave after dinner finishes at La Cocina. If you get up early you may catch some awesome birds and other animals as the jungle is very alive in the early morning. The next morning you can enjoy breakfast at La Cocina if you wish after hiking out of the jungle.
Without checking out of your hotel room you can leave your belongings secure and enjoy a night in the jungle in a way very few people ever get the chance to experience it. Many of the most interesting animals in the Costarican jungle are nocturnal and are sleeping or hidden away during daylight hours and never seen by most visitors to the country.
Your Osa Mountain “Survivor” experience will begin in the early evening about two hours after sundown, not interfering with any daytime adventure activities you have planned for you trip. The adventure begins with a slow nighttime nature hike into our 750+ acre old growth forest. The hike will lead to an area we have set up for camping nearby one of the magnificent waterfalls on our private reserve property.
Weather permitting, you will enjoy a campfire before finally retiring to one of our yurt-dome sleeping tents. Don’t be surprised if you are woken in the night or wee hours of the morning by howler monkeys, a kinkajou or some early birds that are catching their worms or other insects for breakfast. The early hours of the morning in the jungle before most humans get up is another time where the wildlife is at it’s most active.
After waking up we begin our leisurely walk out of the jungle keeping our eyes peeled for some of the amazing birds that Costa Rica is so well known for. We should reach our exit point at about 8:00 am allowing you to enjoy breakfast at La Cocina and experience some of the other attractions offered at Osa Mountain Resort or the surrounding area.
Adults & Children-$95
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Jungle Overnight Camping Tour Details:
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 am
Where to meet: Halfway between Ciudad Cortez and Palmar Norte on the west side of the Costanera Highway between kilometer markers 196 and 197 is the road to Osa Mountain Village Resort. Follow the signs to the resort and at the guard gate tell them you are there for a tour. Ask for directions to the community center and Toucan Tilly’s.
What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes for trekking around the landscape. Closed shoes are best but sandals are acceptable. It is also a good idea to have a long sleeve shirt for the evening after dark.
What to bring: We recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, water, insect repellent, snacks and a hat and camera if you have one. If you have a backpack that fits you well please bring it, although we will provide you with a backpack if you don’t have one of your own.
What we provide: We provide a yurt dome tent, sleeping pad or cot (depends on availability), sleeping bag, pillow, headlamp light, backpack, tea and/or coffee at the campsite.
Important: We recommend a 4 x 4 vehicle for coming up the mountain to the resort, particularly during rainy season.
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