Live the Island and its Stunning Surroundings
There is no better way to get to know the wonders of our island surroundings than by participating in our enthralling eco-adventures.
Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel offers a diverse selection of excursions – from self-guided kayak tours and stand-up paddle-boarding to forest-bathing hikes, artesanal fishing, bird watching, snorkeling and touring some of the fascinating biological reserves for which Costa Rica is known. Among these excursions is our spectacular nightscape, including the quest for bioluminescence– an unmissable adventure exploring bioluminescent algae as it lights up the sea under dark evening skies.
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Nightscapes: Bioluminescence & Sea Life
An evening boating adventure in search of the area's nocturnal wonders. From rock outcroppings glistening in the night to the sight of nocturnal fauna. Live the quest for bioluminiscence*, a natural phenomenon that makes the water sparkle!
*visibility might be affected by ambient light, moon phases, wind and sea currents.
Marble at the dazzling underwater landscapes of the Gulf of Nicoya. Available during the months of December-April. Spot multi-colored tropical fish, fascinating octopuses and more. Complemented by a fun snack at a nearby island.
The waters surrounding Isla Chiquita offer a fantastic setting for a singular kayaking adventure. Perfect to connect with the ocean and
gaze at birds in flight. You can also be an Eco-Hero! Just help us remove floating debris and collect mangrove seeds to assist our Mangrove Restoration Program. *Only double kayaks available
The Symbiosis Trail brings us closer to the essence of the island. Twelve stations are interspersed along the path, providing resting areas that frame breathtaking views and examples of the unique connections between ourselves and nature. Everyone will find a unique meaning! You can enjoy the trail with a guide and it is complementary with your stay.
Curú Bio Reserve Hike
The first private biological reserve in Costa Rica extends an invitation to embrace adventure. Wild trails lined with tropical wonders set the stage for discovery and surprise. Monkeys, birds, and other exotic species will grant you a strong connection to nature. Hiking difficulty ranges from tame to
intense. Just talk to your guide to choose your preferred pace.
Discover the fascinating collection of land and coastal birds in Isla Chiquita's surroundings on our two-hour expedition that combines hiking and boating. Marvel at endemic species such as the Mangrove Hummingbird and Elegant Trogon, and take a short boat ride to the waters of Isla Pajaros to spot frigates, pelicans, sandpipers, and herons in their natural habitats.
Whale Watching Expedition
Costa Rica's warm Pacific Ocean stages a soul-soaring natural spectacle when impressive humpback whales migrate in search for optimal breeding and calving locations. The Gulf of Nicoya's tranquil waters offer a unique opportunity to witness these giants as they dance, leap, and sing in a pure celebration of life's magnificence.
* Seasonal activity, please contact us for more information
White sand trimmed by clear blue ocean is Tortuga Island’s signature sight. Considered one of the most beautiful islands South of the Nicoya Peninsula, it can be reached in less than thirty minutes from Isla Chiquita. Enjoy the views and fun activities like hiking and swimming. During
your stay, you will enjoy access to an exclusive area & special amenities.
Artisanal fishing is a key component of the region’s culture and economy. Traditions that have been passed from generation to generation are essential to the lifestyles of many of our local communities. A fisherman/guide will take you on a small boat in a charming expedition to the area’s best spots. Regional catch includes snappers, groupers, and more
The thrills of sportfishing are closely tied to Jesusita Island, home to Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel. For many years, this tiny island nook was a favorite resting spot for sport fishing enthusiasts. It is only natural for us to offer guided expeditions to let you experience the ocean’s raw big-game challenge.
Private Torchlit Dining
A storybook experience to fully enjoy the island's magic under the sparkle of torches and twinkle of stars. Al fresco dining, perfect for couples, friends, or families who wish to sample the best of our regional flavors and stunning natural setting. Simply unforgettable!
Sunset Island Cruise
This relaxing sunset experience outlines the contours of nearby islands. We start off at Isla Cedros and the artisanal fishing community in Punta Cuchillo. We then head out to Isla Nancital, home to vivacious Spider Monkeys and Isla Negritos, rich in exuberant flora and fauna. At the end of the expedition, we witness a spectacular sunset framed by Los Caretos islets.