Finca Bellavista is a great place to explore, with plenty of adventures and activities on site for guests to enjoy. And for those with wanderlust, the surrounding Southern Zone has plenty of options to explore for beach time, deep-sea fishing, chocolate farm tours, kayaking, surfing and much more.
Finca Bellavista has many kilometers of improved hiking trails that access different portions of the property. This is a great way to get acquainted with the rainforest, and explore hidden gems like waterfalls, gardens, viewpoints and other natural features.
Guided Night Hikes
Go on a guided night hike with a local guide to get a closer look at reptiles, amphibians, insects and other nocturnal creatures. This is a favorite guest activity.
Waterfall & River Swimming
With two rugged rivers running through Finca Bellavista, opportunities abound for exploring natural pools and waterfalls. For those with a keen eye, fossils can be found in Rio Bellavista after a storm, and during dry season, you can snorkel and see river shrimp, fish, gobies, frogs and other critters.
A treehouse is the perfect perch for birdwatchers… Finca Bellavista is located in the middle of the AMISTOSA wildlife corridor, and a broad mix of birds frequent the finca. Daily sightings including hummingbird, aracari, tanager, trogon mot-mot, toucan, hawk and egret. Bring your own binoculars!
Mountain biking…. with a boost. This tour takes visitors up to the nearby indigenous village of Los Angeles. With an epic backdrop of the Fila Cruces, and a view out to the Golfo Dulce, this tour is an unforgettable experience. Inquire at check-in for tour availability.
Exploring the colorful, edible gardens of Finca Bellavista has become a favorite activity for guests. A mini-garden tour is included in the purchase of a Finca Fresh Produce Bag, but if guests want to learn more, the gardeners are always open to longer tours. Inquire at check-in for tour availability.
Inspiration awaits the photographer, painter or writer. Finca Bellavista’s sensory overload combines avifauna, insects, moths, butterflies, flowers, trees, and the scenic wonders of rivers, trees, gardens and mountains. The color, composition, and clarity of subject matter can be overwhelming, but very inspiring and rewarding for artists of all types.
Don’t forget that vacation time is earned, and everyone deserves moments to relax and unwind! A hammock lounge is available at the Community Rancho, and hammocks are available for guest loan at reception.
Massage & Spa Services
Finca Bellavista’s massage cabin overlooks the Rio Bellavista, and provides a perfect perch to enjoy the ambiance and sounds of the rainforest during a relaxing massage or facial. Inquire at check-in for availability and a menu of services.
Beginner yoga classes are occasionally available during the morning hours in the Community Rancho. Yoga mats are always available for personal practice.
For those wanting to explore, the surrounding region provides great opportunities for day trips and authentic experiences.
PLAYA BLANCA & FINCA KOBO CHOCOLATE FARM
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Finca Kobo provides a very informative and delicious tour near the village of La Palma. Tours start at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and reservations are recommended. Nearby is Playa Blanca, a serene crushed coral beach on the Golfo Dulce, surrounded by verdant mountains. Playa Blanca is a lovely spot. Kayak rentals are also available in this area.
GOLFO DULCE EXCURSIONS
Changing Tide Tours provides an intimate view of the Golfo Dulce, and can arrange boat tours from Puerto Jimenez, Golfito, or Playa Blanca. Dolphin and whale watching trips, snorkeling, and other adventures are on offer year-round with reservations.
Perla del Sur in the fishing village of Sierpe provides boat tours to Corcovado National Park, Snorkeling Tours of Isla del Cano, and Mangrove Tours of the Sierpe River region.
BORUCA INDIGENOUS RESERVE
The indigenous Costa Rica tribe Boruca has a vibrant reserve where visitors can explore the daily life of this culture.
PIEDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge offers a multitude of tours on the Golfo Dulce and in Piedras Blancas National Park.
GOLFITO/GOLFO DULCE BOAT TOURS
Mar y Luna in Golfito offers a variety of boat tours and water-based activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching and deep-sea fishing.
COSTA BALLENA EXCURSIONS
Snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking and National Park tours are all on offer with Bahia Aventuras in Uvita.
Nauyaca Waterfalls offers tours to this popular and epic set of waterfalls. Whether hiking or horseback riding, the thrill of being in the waterfalls is a memorable experience.
SURFING & PADDLEBOARDING
Finca Bellavista is the land layover and is almost equidistant to three very popular surf breaks – Pavones, Matapalo, and Dominical. Pavones is to the southwest, Matapalo is to the west on the Osa Peninsula, and Dominical is to the north. For newbies, try a surf lesson with Uvita 360.
Inquire at Reception for available tours and excursions or to organize a tour with any of the above groups.