Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Rainforest Skywalk & Tarcoles River Eco Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Muellero Park, Parque de Los Cañones, P.º de los Turistas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the beauty of the rain forest through our Villa Lapas Sky Way walking tour 1.5 miles (2.5 km) in length, and five suspended bridges at more than 180 feet above the ground. Each of these bridges is an astonishing 300 feet length, crossing through the very heart of the tropical rainforest. Make yourself one with the jungle. Keep your eyes open to see the numerous bird species, mammals and other varied fauna that call this forest home.

The nature walk last about one hour and it includes some areas with some steeps, ups and downs.

After enjoy a sample of a tropical ecosystem, enjoy complementary tropical fresh fruits and Ice Tea before to continue our journey to Tarcoles River. The Tarcoles River is home to one of the worlds largest crocodile populations in the wild and they are very easy to admire during our one-hour boat tour. Besides crocodiles, many aquatic bird species, monkeys & scarlet macaws are easy to see. After the tour, return to the pier.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Catedral de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Province of Puntarenas

Puntarenas City Tour


Professional naturalist tour guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Rainforest Nature walk & hanging bridges

Tarcoles River Boat Tour for enjoy its rich wildlife

Tropical Fruits snack

Visit to souvenirs store

Entry/Admission - Carara National Park


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Infants must sit on laps

This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

The use of mask is not mandatory any more in Costa Rica. Customers can use them optional.Spare mask can be provided by our staff upon request and alcohol in gel is provided in all our buses.All our staff is fully vaccinated

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Nov-2022

    Loved the boat crocodile adventure. Rainforest was beautiful but very strenuous walking down hill on deep steps.

  • 03-Nov-2022

    Our crazy boat driver, Carlos, feeding the crocs chicken--thought he might lose an arm!! We saw lots of birds on the boat, also. Did not see many animals or birds in the Skywalk, but it was a beautiful, lush trail. Loved the swinging bridges.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Our guide ,Albert was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was outstanding. Very courteous and professional. Highly recommend this tour

  • 16-Oct-2022

    My group and I really enjoyed this tour! We saw wild crocodiles, parrots, toucans, and a poisonous frog to name a few of the local animals.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    The hike through the rain forest is exceptional- it’s beautiful, well maintained, and a great adventure. The Tarcoles River tour features close up encounters with crocodiles.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Alberto was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and considerate as he took us through the rain forest. Would have had more time to explore if boat pilot hadn't kept us waiting 20 minutes but crocodile experience amazing.

  • 03-Jul-2022

    The sky rain forest walk is so so. But the tour guide is good. He explained the country and city’s information during the bus ride and made the trip very interested. The best part of the is the river cruise. Lots of crocodiles and we even had chance to touch the big ones and hold the baby. It’s just a amazing experience.

  • 05-May-2022

    This tour was great! I have cruised many times but this is the first time I ever booked an independent shore excursion. This company and tour did not disappoint. The instructions said not to exit the pier and we would be picked up right outside the gangway. Didn’t see anyone so we walked to the port exit and the tour guide was waiting holding a board with my name in it. We loaded the van with only a group of 12. Drive was about 30 minutes. Stopped for the restroom before going to skywalk. After the skywalk, stopped for a fruit and juice snack before heading to the Tarcoles River. Loaded a boat and off to see the crocodiles. We were able to see lots of them. Another bathroom stop, and then because we had extra time, we stopped for lunch (so good…not included in price of tour) and then a place to do some shopping. Had us back to the ship in plenty of time. Better than any cruise ship shore excursion that I have ever taken.

  • 18-Mar-2020

    My husband and I booked this tour before leaving on a cruise. Details of how and when to get to the pick-up point were provided by email. We had a small tour bus of about 15 people, and our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating. As well, the price was reasonable. The Skywalk is mostly downhill and not a hard walk but is over uneven terrain so might be a challenge for someone with mobility issues. Birds and crocodiles were observed on the river. Bottled water was provided, but it is good to bring your own as well as snacks though we did stop for a fruit break. As well, we had an opportunity to shop for souvenirs and coffee. Although we had been a bit worried about doing a non-cruise affiliated tour, we were very glad we did. Overall, a great tour and day.

  • 14-Mar-2020

    this combination tour gave a nice variety to exploring the land of Costa Rica. The bridges were a novel way of experiencing the rain forest. While we heard toucans, no birds or wildlife were seen. We saw several large crocodiles on the river. The guides knew exactly where to find them and even hand fed one. We were also able to see the crocs next to our boat.

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