There is so much to do in the area, that you cannot possibly do it all in a week or even two. You will probably spend most of your time relaxing around the pool at Lattice House, picking fruit in the orchard, hiking to the waterfalls, watching the birds and animals and then visiting the many beaches in the area. But you will not want to miss some of the many tours and other activities available. There is something for everyone. Our concierge, Ana, will be happy to make arrangements for any of these activities.

activitiescollageWater Sports and Boating Tours


Surfing Lessons.
Private, semi-private or group lessons, beginners to advanced. Lessons are approximately 2 hours and the times depend on the daily tide schedule.

Surfing Lessons Combo.
A two hour surf lesson at beautiful Playa Ventanas, then a tour to waterfalls.

Beach and Waterfall Combo.
Take an enjoyable guided tour of the beaches and waterfalls along the Costa Ballena.

White Water Rafting:
For the whole family, raft the Savegre (II and III); for the more adventurous, raft the Coto Brus (III and IV).

Snorkeling at Marino Ballena National Park (2 hrs), Cano Island Biological Reserve (all day), or San Josecito Beach next to Drake Bay (all day).

Diving Tour to Cano Island
All day diving trip to the spectacular waters of Cano Island. Diving lessons and certifications are also available. All equipment provided.

On guided tours, Sea kayak the waves and caves of Ventanas, kayak and snorkle at Ballena Marina Park, kayak at the Boca Coronado Mangroves, one of the most important mangrove forests in Central America, or to the Hatillo Mangroves. (4-5 hours)

Sierpe River Boat Tour
Tour upstream for animal and bird watching, downstream for touring the extensive mangroves of the beautiful Sierpe River on the Osa Peninsula. Leave from Sierpe, and enjoy the drive through Palmar Sur where you will see Scarlet McCaws and the mysterious stone balls of the the ancient peoples who lived there. (1 hour drive, 2-3 hour boat tour).

Boating tour of Marina Ballena Park.
Depending on the season, spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and other sea creatures and view the beautiful, rugged coastline and the small islands of the park from the water. (Three hour to half day tours). (Whale season: January thru March // August thru November)

Sport Fishing

  • The South Pacific Coast is world-renowned for its deep sea fishing. Deep sea fishing out of Uvita or Quepos. Half-day, 3/4 day or full day charters.
  • Inshore fishing, half or full day out of Uvita.


  • Guided Hike to Nauyaca Waterfalls (6hrs)
  • Corcovado National Park Hiking Tour (full day)
  • Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge Hiking Tours
    Self Guided Trails
    Guided Rainforest Experience

Canopy Tours (Zipline)

  • Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge
    Flight of the Toucan, 8 platforms. Includes narrated jungle tour on the way to the platforms.(2 hours depending on size of group). Great for beginners and children.
  • Osa Canopy Tour
    9 platforms, 2 rappels, swinging bridge and Tarzan swing. More challenging than Hacienda Baru, but our 5 year old granddaughter loved it!

Horseback Riding Tours

  • Nauyaca Waterfall Tour
    Highly recommended. Horses, guides, breakfast and lunch and swimming beneath a stunning waterfall. (5 hrs.)
  • Rancho La Merced
    Guided beach ride at Hermosa Beach (2 hrs)
    Guided riverside ride (2-3 hrs).

Approximately 30km loop going through a working coffee plantation, 100m+ waterfall, and a with swimming. (minimum age 16)

Spa and Massage

  • Cuna de Angel Hotel
    Three minutes from the house, the Cuna has full spa service and massages for singles or couples.
  • Private Massage
    We can arrange to have a masseuse come to Lattice House

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