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Stone Spheres and Mangroves Tour

Hotel Villas Rio Mar, invites you to travel and explore the paths that will lead you to discover very precious national treasures. This is a natural and cultural expedition that includes a visit to two destinations that have been recognized by UNESCO and by THE RAMSAR CONVENTION as authentic, principled and universal value not only for Costa Rica but to the world.

Tour description:

Departing early in the morning (8:00 am to Villas Rio Mar) in a comfortable minivan, you travel the Costanera Sur highway, along the Pacific coast for about 1 hour to Sierpe town.

  1. 1.        Archaeological site Finca Seis :  where there is a large concentration of stone spheres- Delta Diquís:

Lead by our tourist guide, who has been trained by the National Museum of Costa Rica will be leading the walking tour through the museum for approximately 45 minutes and help you understand and appreciate the spheres and especial attention to those communities who build the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Once finished this phase, we will take you to different places where you can appreciate the spheres for about 1.5 hours. After that and back in Sierpe, you will reward with a delicious lunch and a break to rest. Resuming the tour and as batteries have been recharged we will go to destination #2

2. Ramsar site Térraba- Sierpe Mangroves, one of the most important habitats in the world

It will be a very relaxing boat trip (2 hours) along the Sierpe River through the second largest concentration of mangrove swamps of Central America. While enjoying your boat trip, you may be able to see crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and great variety of birds (wildlife on the river sides)

Last but not least important, you will start head back to Villas Rio Mar.

This tour includes:

  • Naturalist Guides
  • Museum Entrance fee
  • Lunch.
  • Ground Transportation (Back and Forth)
  • Boat Transport.

Departure time: 8:00 a.m.

Return time approximately 5:30 p.m.

Price per person: $70.00 w/transportation (minimum 5 pax)

Price per person: $55.00 without /transportation

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