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If you are looking for an all day adventure, Auto-Safari Chapin is the solution it.
What you can do here:
Be in the middle of an exotic collection of animals in this car safari
Eat around like a king
Flop around in a huge pool
Take a gorgeous ride in a boat
You can take a pleasure walk in their zoo
Here you can drive close to the animals. When I say close, it’s because they will be right out your window! You don’t need a car to go in this safari. You can rent one from them and it won’t cost more than the same price of the entrance fee of a car.
The park has different entrance fees: $8 for only the safari ride and $12for the safari ride, the pool, the boat ride, the zoo and a great lunch with a drink and dessert. The kids get discounts. I took the $12 package because the food is great and much more expensive when you buy them separately and I don’t regret it.
Between the safari exhibits, you get to relax in a rest stop where the kids can play around and you can stretch your legs. After the ride, we decided to go to the cafeteria where you will get a really huge meal if you bought the whole package. I bet you can’t even finish it off!
After the ride, you can go to the cafeteria where you will get the insanely large meal if you bought the whole package. I bet you can’t even finish it off! After that, you can head to either the pool or to an ultra-relaxing boat ride. I recommend the boat ride because it is really beautiful and calm. In order to end the day the best way possible, you can walk around in their wonderful small zoo.
In order to end the day the best way possible, you can walk around in their wonderful small zoo. To be honest, when I first paid the entrance fee, I didn’t expect too much of it. But after all, I must admit it was pretty good.
Marina K. Villatoro, the Travel Experta, lives in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for the past decade. She’s traveled these parts extensively and now loves to organize vacations to these amazing parts of the world. Having first hand experience of all the places with her family, she can recommend the best options for you. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!
We had the great opportunity to visit my friends who live in Puerto Jimenez, a cute town on the Osa Peninsula. Puerto Jimenez itself is a fairly big town with a population reaching well into the thousand, maybe even 2. It’s full of expats and I fell in love with it to the point that we were considering moving there for a while.
During the trip, our friends took us another one hour south to visit a teeny coastline village. Just the drive over there will give you an experience of a life time. The road was so bad, that were told that during the rainy season the residents (which is about 90% foreigners) have to either stock up for 3 months, or fly into Puerto Jimenez due to floods and total washouts.
My friends drive a big bad 4×4 and we were able to tackle some of the rough terrain as cows blocked the roads and sleepy iguanas chewed leaves from the surrounding trees.
When we finally arrived we saw that there is not actual town per say, it’s just a bunch of hidden houses and eco lodges all along the rocky coastline with virgin rain forest as the back drop. There is also little foot paths allow you to experience the place way better than driving a car.
We headed to explore since my friend’s son and my son in the water all day and my husband helping out by hanging out in the water with them. We snuck onto a few properties under construction with unbelievable views.
The funny part is that we got lost on one of the hiking trails that is supposed to hug the coast, but instead was so rocky that we almost fell to our deaths. However, the beach where we ended up hanging out was deserted, with plenty of shade and perfect for a homemade BBQ.
All the eco lodges offer plenty of tours to the surrounding jungle and take you on tours to Corcovado National Park, quoted by National Geographic as the most biologically intense place on Earth!
Marina K. Villatoro, has lived in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for over 10 years. She’s traveled these parts extensively and now loves to organize vacations to these amazing parts of the world. With her first hand experience, she can recommend the best options for you. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!