We offer the option of a deep tissue or relaxing massage. We work with certified massage theapists who will deliver your massage in your room.
A short walk from your casita will bring you to our cow barn. It is here that we milk our cows twice daily. You are welcome to learn to milk a cow and help us! Watch or participate in our cheese-making activities. Be sure to “harvest” a few eggs while you are here and check out our special plants.
Explore our property on our private trail where you will pass through remnant rainforest and visit a lookout with a spectacular view of both Miravalles Volcano and Tenorio Volcano. It is common to see monkeys and sloths in the trees.
Casitas Tenorio is a paradise for birdwatchers and we have spotted over hundreds of species on our property and more in our area. There are showy birds such as toucans and oropendolas and tiny hummingbird jewels and everything in between. For more information, see our birdwatching page.
Learn to fold towels into works of art! Support our local staff and take a lesson in towel art. This is a great cultural activity. Available on request at Casitas Tenorio.
We can also arrange a local cooking class, where you can learn how to cook the famous breakfast dish “Gallo Pinto” and also learn how to make other traditional dishes including tamales.
Tapir Valley is our own private nature reserve near the Tenorio National Park. It has primary rainforest and wetland and is a nature-lover’s paradise. The bird life is amazing with both forest birds and birds of the wetlands and true to the name, elusive tapirs are sometimes spotted here. We will arrange your private tour. www.tapirvalley.com
Rio Celeste is located inthe Volcano Tenorio national park is about 11km from Casitas Tenorio. The trail is about 7km in total and includes an impressive waterfall, blue lagoon, bubbling hot pools and the Teñideros” (or dye point) where the river takes its blue color from merging with a small creek.
Uncle Miguel has lived in Bijagua for many years and during that time, reforested his farm property to provide essential habitat for many species of frogs, reptiles and other animals. You will have an opportunity to see them in their natural environment and experience the wonders of the forest at night.
Enjoy a great ride down the beautiful, blue Rio Celeste. Ride in a tube across rapids and past gorgeous rainforest.
Explore this family run chocolate farm. You will be shown the full process on how to make chocolate from tree to bar. Enjoy you own completely chocolate drink and take some organic chocolate home to share.
You can discover the local area via horseback. Tours can be tailored to your interests and riding ability. You can even take a horse ride to the Volcano Tenorio National Park.
Heliconias Lodge is an small ecolodge located in a rainforest adjacent to the Tenorio National Park and about 800 meters from Casitas Tenorio. Their trail winds through the rainforest and features 3 hanging bridges for spectacular views at canopy level.
Visit this family run lodge and explore their trail into the rainforest at the base of Miravalles volcano. You will pass through their gardens and then alongside a river through dense forest. Two river crossings are required to reach the waterfalls and the hike can be strenuous is parts.
Rio Perdido is a hotel and activity center on Miravalles Volcano and offers a range of activities including a thermal river, natural hot springs, hiking or biking trails, a canopy tour and a restaurant.
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is a protected wetland of international significant about an 1.5hrs from Casitas Tenorio. It provides one of the best locations for bird watching in all of Costa Rica. This mixed reserve comprises permanent and intermittent lakes, forested wetlands and flooded areas.
This waterfall is an incredible hidden treasure! It’s located about 4km off the Inter-Americana highway near the town of Bagaces. The entrance fee is a donation to the local school. There is a large car park and a short walk to the waterfall. It’s a great place to swim.
Las Pumas is a private non-profit animal refuge providing an incredible, up-close experience with big cats native to Costa Rica, including jaguars, pumas, margays and ocelots.
The float trip on the lower Tenorio River is a peaceful adventure. This two-hour trip winds through the forest of beautiful, old trees and flowering plants with many chances to see wildlife which will be pointed out to you by your guide. Includes lunch.
Two wetlands combine to create an incredible place of natural beauty. Explore the area by kayak. You’ll have the opportunity to see many species of plants and animals. There will be chance to see the Caño Blanco’s unique freshwater mangroves, a place with an impressive scenic beauty.
The Rio Tenorio is a class III and IV river. It has many rapids and a class V 12ft drop. This is a great adventure activity and only about 30mins away from Casitas Tenorio.
Palo Verde National park is about an hour drive from Casitas Tenorio. This wetland (formed by Tempisque River) provides a habitat for a plethora of bird and plant species and is home to many species of migratory birds and is a breeding ground of international importance.
Pip volunteered in Tonjibe, a small Maleku indigenous community over 17 years ago. She maintains her strong links with the community can visit and have a traditional lunch here and learn about the Maleku culture.