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Los Guanacastes trail


Los Guanacastes trail is located in the buffer zone of Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve, on San Jose farm. It has a pleasant, fresh and natura ambiancel. In this area you can see coffee plantations and animals such as howler monkeys, birds of different species such as the mockingbird, quail, oriole and others. This is their unique natural habitat around the Mombacho Volcano. There are birds singing all around, for example: the Toledo, the only native bird native of the area.

It is called the Guanacaste trail because it is full of legendary guanacaste trees, with over 100 years of existence. They are also accompanied by a variety of hardwood trees like guachipilín, panama and chilamate. There are also medicinal plants like guácimo and others, historically used to cleanse different organs and pains. There are other trees like the rubber tree for making boots, adhesives and other materials. These trees are also home to various species of birds and other animals such as howler monkeys.

On the way back, you can see some animals like squirrels, foxes and parakeets. There are also many species of orchids. Visitors will have access to eat some fruits such as sapodilla, avocado, papaya, among others.

For finidhing the tour, you will return to the ranch farm where you can buy food.

Hiking shoes, jeans, shirts, water and insect repellent.

Elevation: 330 m
Climate: Semi tropical- wet


  • Local guide (Spanish).

Tips and Practical Information

  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Departure and arrival: Ranch in the farm.
  • Minimum number of people per tour: 1.
  • The maximum number of people per visit: 10.

Departure place(s)

Finca San José main ranch.

Departure time(s)

  • 8.00 AM
  • 9.00 AM
  • 10.00 AM
  • 11.00 AM
  • 12.00 PM
  • 1.00 PM
  • 2.00 PM
  • 3.00 PM
  • 4.00 PM


Participants Price
1 US$ 10.00 per person
2 US$ 10.00 per person
3 US$ 10.00 per person
4 US$ 10.00 per person
5 US$ 10.00 per person
6 US$ 10.00 per person
7 US$ 10.00 per person
8 US$ 10.00 per person
9 US$ 10.00 per person
10 US$ 10.00 per person

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Finca San José

Cancellation Without Penalty:
Cancellations made at leats 24 hours prior to tour day will not incur in any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
Cancellations made with less than 24 hours prior to tour day will be charged 50% of the reservation amount. In case of no-use of the reserved service, the 50% of the total amount of the tour will be charged. These amounts will be additionals to the 10% reservation (no refundable) already payed to assure the booking.