Activities and Leisure
Olinca Boutique Hotel is your ideal eco-friendly vacation retreat for those who desire adventure solace, rest and tranquility. Situated in the heart of Puerto Viejo, an idyllic, yet serene tropical destination for the discerning traveler seeking a break from the ordinary. With its many beautiful beaches to relax or go surfing, to adventure trekking up the side of a waterfall or take a leisurely swim in Mother nature’s natural pools at the Bri Bri waterfalls to the thrill-seeking experiences such as zip lining, canyoning and tubing or soak up the incredible wildlife in the national parks and animal sanctuary.
Discover the destination with its multisensory adventures connecting you with the local community and the BriBri indigenous people, where you can taste locally made chocolate or journey to the off-the-beaten-path for adventures to authentic encounters and experiences. The destination is the ultimate stop to rediscover yourself while exploring the rich culture and eco-friendly experiences to the wonders of Costa Rica and Puerto Viejo. Talk to our Guest Service representative to amplify your “pura vida” encounters.
There are many beautiful beaches to enjoy in the area. Guests can choose to visit a variety of different beaches to go swimming, fishing and surfing. Beaches such as Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita, Playa Cocles and Playa Punta Uva.
Hike up the side of a Waterfall
If you're up for an adventure then waterfall trekking might just be for you. Swim in the natural pools created by mother nature and forget all your worries at the Bri Bri waterfalls.
We will travel by boat through the incredible views of the coastal jungle of the Refuge. The tour begins in the town of Manzanillo, where we will board a boat that will take us to the Gandoca beach area in search of dolphins, the Bottlenose dolphin and the Tucuxi, are two species that inhabit the Caribbean waters of Costa Rica, they can be seen in the waters of the Gandoca Manzanillo refuge, their daring feats and friendly behavior will make them spend an unforgettable adventure (probability of observation is 90% all year)
Go Zip Lining
If you want to see the rainforest from up above then zip lining above the canopy of trees in the rainforest might just be the adventure you're looking for.
If you like going fast then this thrill seeking adventure is right for you.
Visit an Animal Sanctuary
If you love nature and animals then visiting an animal sanctuary will be the perfect time for you to reconnect with nature. Visitors get to interact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons and reptiles.
Go on a Chocolate Tour
Puerto Viejo is home to many indigenous tribes. Spend the day with a local tribe and come to understand their culture and their way of life.
The Bribri indigenous reserve allows visitors the opportunity to learn about the cacao tree and make chocolate by hand.
Hikes in Gandoca Manzanillo and Cahuita National Parks
Cahuita National Park is an incredible place to see animals, enjoy the best beaches, walk along the trail, rest, and snorkel. The Park guides will help you enjoy your visit to the fullest, with their binoculars and telescope to see monkeys, exotic birds, snakes, etc. up close.
The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is located in one of the most beautiful places in the regions of Costa Rica. Located a few kilometers north of the Panamanian border in the Talamanca canton, this wildlife refuge protects the flora and fauna of the most endangered area.