There are several types of Kayak Tours we offer: Kayaking and Snorkeling to Ballena Marine Park, Kayaking Tour to Hatillo Mangrove Swamps and Waves & Caves on Ballena Marine Park.
Starting with 30 minutes drive from Dominical to the arriving section in Ventanas Beach.
During this 23 kilometer road trip, we will make a stop, if we get to spot some wildlife such as: birds, monkeys, sloth’s etc. You will see all this, along the most beautiful scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the exuberant vegetation of the coast.
At the launching section we will provide you with the most professional and safe equipment. You will be given a safety speech by a professional and bilingual tour guide.
After that, the guide will illustrate the 1 hour easy paddling to where the caves are, with natural history of the park, then you will witness one of the most scenic places in the area, over 30 different caves and 2 of them are accessible -depending on the oceans conditions- by kayak.
After that we will go to one of the most beautiful beaches of the area, Playa Ventanas, where we will set you up with tropical fruits and drinks. Steps away from our fruit stop, there are 2 caves for you to explore, hiking during the low tide, you can also enjoy and have fun surfing the waves at this beach on your kayak. After all this, we’ll start to paddle back to our departing point at Playa Piñuelas and drive back to your hotel.
Departure Time: depends on the tides. Duration: 4-5 hours
Tour Cost: $75.00 per person.
We will launch our kayaks at Playa Piñuelas, a short 30 minutes drive from Dominical in our comfortable van. Along the way we may stop to watch birds, monkeys, sloths, etc.
Aside from exuberant flora and fauna you will also see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
At the launching area, our bilingual guides will tell you all about the park’s history and teach you important safety techniques.
We do our best to make sure that you get what you expect from the tour and will provide you with the safest equipment available. An easy 1½ hours paddle brings us to Ballena Island where a lunch of fruit and cold drinks in a tropical style will be provided.
We will then snorkel around the island, observing the richest marine fauna in the area. Or, if you prefer, you may choose to simply relax on the island and explore the numerous caves. After an adventurous day we’ll paddle back to Playa Piñuelas and return you to your hotel.
Return Time: depends on the tides. Duration: 4 hours
Tour Cost: $75.00 per person.
Departing from Dominical, heading north for about 7 kilometers on the Costanera Highway we will arrive at the Hatillo Mangrove Swamps next to Guapil Beach. If we get the chance, we may stop along the way to view sloths, toucans or monkeys.
At the launching spot your guide will give safety instructions and will explain to you the grand significance of this environment. We will then introduce you to an easy 3 hours paddle through the canals, discovering the beauty and the great variety of fauna that this estuary offers.
The tour’s departure time depends upon the tide. Please contact us for exact times.
Departure Time: depends on the tides. Duration: 3-4 hours.
Tour Cost: $65.00 per person.