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Dolphins & Whales Golfo Dulce

from $173.00

Fall in love with the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce and appreciate the beauty of Chontal Lodge and surrounding areas.

The price for groups from 3 to 6 people is $150 (per person).

  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Dolphins & Whales Golfo Dulce.

On this unique tour, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to scientific research conducted by the Cetacean Investigation Center (CEIC), located in Rincón de Osa.

The first day lets you unwind, you’ll have all afternoon and night to explore the area or simply relax, admiring the beauty of the Golfo Dulce. If you wish, you can do the poison-dart frog tour or a night tour (not included in the price).

The second day is an educational experience. The expedition in search for dolphins starts early in the morning, after a Costa Rican breakfast. While on the tour, you’ll help gather important data for the conservation of the gulf and its species. Plus, you get to eat lunch on a remote and beautiful beach. Finally, return to the mainland and head back to Puerto Jimenez.

Things to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof), sandals, light and quick dry clothes, hat or cap, handkerchief, swimsuit, a flashlight, camera, binoculars (optional), sunglasses (optional), and water filter or purifying pills or other water treatments (optional).

This package is a shared tour, if you want a private guide for your own group, you must add $10 per person.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Chontal Lodge and back
  • Accomodation and 3 meals at El Chontal (dinner the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second)
What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the price. These can be added as an extra.
  • Night Hike (+$28 pp)
  • Poison-dart frog tour (+$23 pp)

* These prices are per person

  1. Day 1 Half-day at Chontal

    1:00 p.m. Taxi from Puerto Jimenez to Rincón (included).
    1:45 p.m. Arrival at El Chontal and settling in.
    2:00 p.m. Free time to explore El Chontal or go to the beach.
    3:00 p.m. Poison-dart frog tour (optional, not included).
    6:00 p.m. Dinner (included).
    7:00 p.m. Night hike (optional, not included).
    9:00 p.m. Bedtime.

  2. Day 2 Scientific research boat tour at Golfo Dulce

    6:30 a.m. Breakfast (included).
    8:00 a.m. Scientific research boat tour in the Golfo Dulce.
    11:30 a.m. Time to swim in the gulf. Lunch at a remote beach (included).
    12:30 p.m. Arrival at El Chontal.
    1:45-2:30 p.m. Taxi from Rincón to Puerto Jimenez (included).
    2:30-3:15 p.m. End of the tour.

Chontal Lodge

El Chontal’s cabins are literally carved out from the surrounding mangrove forest, using fallen trees and sustainable wood species. Their rustic and unique architecture is rich in design and ingenuity and favors ventilation. The cabins are spotlessly clean and well kept. Beds are firm and comfortable, bathrooms impeccable. All cabins include a private bathroom, towels, a fan, and daily cleaning.

There is also a centrally located spacious communal pavilion that serves as a meeting place for relaxing in a hammock or to practice yoga.

Chontal Lodge Cabin


Chontal Cabin 2

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