Guided nature walks

Punta Leona is one of the most important private reserves in the Pacific zone of Costa Rica and plays an important role in biological conservation. Due to its unique geographic location and an important conservation plan, the reserve is one of the few remaining forests situated in the transitional zone between the Dry Forest of the Northwest and the Rainforest of the Southwest.

The reserve is home to more than 330 species of birds as well as to various mammals, such as the white white-faced monkeys, raccoons, kinkajous and spider monkeys.

Discover the reserve and its wildlife through its three easily accessible and well marked trails or stop near one of the various feeding stations for hummingbirds, birds and other mammals.

  • Enjoy the exciting experience of one of our trails and discover the extraordinary variety of the exotic flora and fauna surrounding the area. Feel the thrill of walking through an environment where the only noise is the harmonious and unique sound of nature. Don’t forget to bring your binocular, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch some of the 330 species of birds that live in the area.

    The more adventurous will also have the opportunity to enjoy night walking tours, during which they will encounter animals such as frogs, scorpions, snakes and various insects. Closed Shoes and long pants are necessary for this tour.

    Nature walks are about an hour long, during which you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. All you need is to book your spot one-day in advance at the reception.

  • Enter the beautiful world of the butterflies; learn about the full cycle of their metamorphosis, their natural habitat, their peculiar way of living with the surrounding ecosystem and immerse yourself in the deep blue of the morpho.

  • Discover a world that can only be observed at nighttime. Bring your flashlight and join our guide for this unique adventure.

  • Expand your knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area and re-discover a world we left a long time ago.

  • Nighttime provides an exciting opportunity to watch the swarming world of the tropical rainforest. A large number of nocturnal amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds, such as owls, bats but also kinkajous can be observed throughout this walk. Fragrances of flowers such as the pithaya cactus flower and insects are also very prevalent at nighttime. This walk of about an hour and a half on the trails of Punta Leona’s Reserve aims at showing nature from a different perspective, outside of the usual human vision.

  • Guided walks are free of charge, but must be booked at the front desk a day in advance. Wear long pants and hiking shoes, bring water, a rain coat (during rainy season, from April to December), binoculars, camera and bug repellent (a flashlight for night walks).