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 for beach time, deep-sea fishing, chocolate farm tours, kayaking, and much more.
Finca Bellavista has kilometers of improved hiking trails that access different portions of the property and provide a great way to get acquainted with the rainforest.
Guided Night Hikes
Go on a guided night hike to get a closer look at reptiles, amphibians and other nocturnal creatures. This activity is a favorite amongst guests.
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 a bit.
A treehouse is the perfect perch for birdwatchers… And Finca Bellavista is located in the middle of the AMISTOSA wildlife corridor. A broad mix of birds frequents the finca, including hummingbird, aracari, tanager, trogon mot-mot, toucan, hawk and egret.
Mountain biking…. with a boost. This tour takes visitors up to the nearby indigenous village of Los Angeles, and an epic backdrop of the Fila Cruces. Inquire at check-in for bike and guide 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.
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 rewarding!
Don’t forget that vacation time is earned, and everyone deserves moments to relax and unwind! A hammock lounge is available in the Community Center, and hammocks are available for guest loan at rentals.
Finca Bellavista’s massage cabin overlooks the Rio Bellavista, and provides a perfect perch to enjoy the sounds and ambiance of the rainforest during a relaxing massage. Inquire at check-in for availability.
Beginner yoga classes are occasionally available during the morning hours. Yoga mats are always available for personal practice in the Community Center.
For those with wanderlust, 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 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.
ISLA DEL CANO/CORCOVADO/MANGROVE TOURS
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 the epic set of waterfalls. Whether hiking or horseback riding, the thrill 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.