Activities at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge include but are not limited to the following:
There are many snorkeling reefs around Puerto Viejo. Some can be reached by bicycle (Punta Uva and Manzanillo). Others by bus (Cahuita).Punta Uva and Salsa Brava are our favorite snorkeling locations. Diving courses and trips are available through multiple dive shops, for all levels. Snorkel gear is available to rent in town.
The best surfing on the Caribbean Coast is at the famous ‘Salsa Brava.’ This famous surf spot is within walking distance from Cashew Hill, but is for experienced surfers only. There are many other surfing beaches, such as “Beach Break” at Playa Cocles, within the Puerto Viejo area. Lessons are available for all ages. The waves are generally best from December through March, with a mini-season for surfing in June and July.
Finca La Isla Botanical Garden!
The Botanical Garden is a working tropical farm, where the owners have been growing local spices, tropical fruits and ornamental plants for over a decade.
The farm is good for birding and wildlife observation. Read more here: greencoast.com/garden.html
Parque Nacional Cahuita!
Just a short bus trip from Cashew Hill you can hike the nature trail and see monkeys (howler, white-faced), sloths, anteaters, turtles, birds, multiple other forest creatures, ferns, bromeliads, huge jungle trees, and the largest living coral reef in Costa Rica.
After or during your hike, swim at beautiful deserted beaches.
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge!
Ride a bike, take the bus, or hire a guide to see fabulous birds and wildlife.
Visit the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center to play with baby monkeys, sloths, and other orphaned and injured wildlife.
Canopy Zip-Line Tour!
An excellent unforgettable adventure!
21 platforms, 18 cables, 1/2 day of fun for all ages! www.terraventuras.com
Ask about many interesting tours including the indigenous reserve, waterfall, chocolate house, and rafting tours available through various agencies. We have tour books and can make reservations for you.
Check out the other area beaches / surf locations which include:
- Playa Negra
- Salsa Brava
- Playa Chiquita
- Playa Cocles
- Punta Uva