Sarapiqui offers a wide range of businesses, restaurants and activities. In Chilamate we are located in between the bigger towns of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui (about 6km) and la Virgen de Sarapiqui (about 7km) where you will find a number of banks, restaurants, local sodas, grocery stores, Internet cafes, pizza places, bars, karaoke and more!
From the Retreat there are many activities that you can do with no need for a car and others that are a close bus or taxi ride away. Please see below for a list of some of the most popular activities in the area and let us know if you need more information on something or if you would like to make a reservation.
Leave time for relaxing though, since hanging out in a hammock and listening to the jungle sounds or dipping in the refreshing Sarapiqui River and checking out the sights are activities that you should not miss during your stay at Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat!
Activities around the Retreat:
Trails in our Private Reserve, Chilamate Jungle
Visit to Organic Demonstration Farm, el Paraíso
Visit to Lago Jalapa
Costa Rican Campesina Cooking Class
Ethnobotany Walk Curaré
Night Walk in Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat
Tropical Duckies Kayaking
Coopesarapiqui Coffee Tour
Snake Garden Wildlife Center
Tirimbina Rainforest Center
La Selva Biological Station (Organization for Tropical Studies)
The Nature Pavillion Nature Park
Motor Boat Tour along the Sarapiqui River
Vanilla Spice Tour
Whitewater Kayaking or Rafting by Selva Whitewater
Whitewater Rafting and Canopy Zipline by Aventuras del Sarapiqui
Horseback Riding and Canopy Zipline at Hacienda Pozo Azul