Puntarenas: Buggy Ride and River Boat Shore Excursion

Puntarenas: Buggy Ride and River Boat Shore Excursion

From $330 per group up to 1

Ride on a buggy and explore Costa Rica’s jungles, rivers, and beaches and go on a boat tour of Tarcoles River to discover the diverse fauna and flora of Puntarenas.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from both the Puntarenas and Calderas piers.


  • Enjoy a thrilling buggy ride tour through rainforests, rivers, and beaches
  • Learn about the unique biodiversity of the Costa Rican countryside
  • Travel on the Tarcoles River on a boat and discover its wildlife species
  • Taste fresh fruits snacks to recharge
Full description
Experience a unique way to see the incredible natural beauty of Costa Rica with a tour that combines riding thrilling 2-hour buggy car ride and a 1-hour boat cruise on the Tarcoles River. After being picked up from the cruise pier, enjoy a relaxing in the journey through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside and see from the vehicle many sights of interest including mango, coffee, sugar and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities.  Each buggy has capacity for bookings of a maximum of 4 persons and is private per group. So whether you are alone or in pairs, you'll have your own vehicle to enjoy. Get on your buggy and follow your guide along the jungle trails, teak plantations, 14 river crossings, bumpy dirt rainforest paths, and 2 different beaches.  If weather allowing, take a quick swim at Bochinche Beach, a pristine and almost private beach where the group will have a break. During the tour, your guide will provide bottled water and serve fresh tropical fruits.  Continue to Tarcoles River, and go on a boat tour to see the abundant wildlife of the area, including huge crocodiles, multiple aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and other unique tropical species. After the boat tour, return to the cruise pier where you will be dropped off.
  • Pickup and drop-off from Puntarenas and Calderas Piers
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh fruit
  • All entry fees
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This tour is only available for cruise passengers
  • Buggies are for up to 4 people (driver + passenger) and it is mandatory to have a valid driving license and present a valid credit card as a safety deposit for the equipment. The maximum weight for a passenger is 180 pounds
  • Children can only be passengers, and they can't drive the buggies on their own
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Product ID: 390048