Located in Playa Samara, this hiking tour is an experience you will not forget. We have successfully created an invigorating, wholistic experience for our visitors where adventure, deep contact with nature, learning about local and native traditions, are all enjoyed on a relaxing tour through this magnificent wilderness reserve.
Contact with Tropical Dry Forest
The tropical dry forest is one of the most vulnerable and rare biomes of Central America. In Guanacaste, the characteristic six month dry season leaves the land susceptible to wildfires that often devastate the forest and its wildlife. As if this was not enough, over the past 40 years widespread deforestation and large scale agriculture have reduced the dry forests to a mere fraction of what they were in the past.
Undoubtedly this type of forest houses one of the most interesting and complex ecosystems of the area; the natural scarcity of water has caused wildlife to evolve and thrive in an environment with fewer nutrients than other tropical forests while also maintaining the ability endure six months of intense tropical rain.
Samara Trails tour takes you through the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve, one of the only private reserves in Guanacaste. This 2.5 hour guided hike starts in a former cattle farm, continues through a mango plantation (you can eat all the organic mangos that you want!) and finally takes you to the reserve where nature runs wild. We want you to feel, breathe and experience the unique tropical dry forest. Here you will learn about the native plants and animals, as well as the rich and interesting history of the native peoples who inhabited the land long before the time of Columbus.
Here you will be able to experience the way of life (from the native crops to the housing system) of native people who inhabited the land long before the time of Columbus.
Book a Tour
WE OFFER TWO DAILY TOURS FROM SAMARA BEACH
Morning Tour – 6:30 AMAfternoon Tour – 2:30 PM**Kindly take note that there is minimum of 2 persons participating per tour.
Pricing and Reservations
$39 USD per Person
Children: Under 12
$29 USD per Person
WHAT DOES THE TOUR INCLUDE?
Entrance to the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
Bilingual guide educated in Natural Sciences
Refreshing Snack & Bottle of Water
Local pick up service and drop off
Insurance by INS (Instituto Nacional de Seguros)
WHAT TO BRING?
Bottle of Water