Costa Rica Golfo Dulce/Saladero Lodge

Eight Day/Seven Night Adventure . .

Ever wanted to visit Costa Rica? Why not join us for a Guided Trip to this May to Saladero Lodge located in the middle of the PiedrasBlancas National Park in the Golfo Dulce in South West Costa Rica.

This is one of my favorite vacations that we can now share with you. The Piedras Blancas National Park is one of the last primary jungle rainforests on the planet. Saladero Lodge is surrounded on three sides by rainforest and by the gulf on the remaining side. There is no access by road, only by  a 30-40 minute boat ride from Golfito or Purto Jimenez after a regional flight on Sansa or Nature airlines from San Jose.

Imagine you and a few close friends or family exploring the rainforest, kayaking, snorkeling, riding horseback, fishing and just relaxing in one of the most scenic places on earth. End each day with a spectacular sunset over Corcovado National Park on the Osa Penisula just acrosss the gulf. Over 300 different species of birds call this part of Costa Rica home, including scarlet Macaws, Toucans, and most mornings you are awakened by a orchestra of wildlife including the early rising Howler monkeys.

Trips sizes are limited to keep the setting intimate and relaxed. If you don't mind roughing it or you have a group of more than ten, there is a camping option for small groups that can accomodate more participants!

About the, Susan and Pauline  prepare the most incredible meals. Local Costa Rican fare with some International options from other parts of the world. Fresh fish, fruit from the farm and fresh veggies from the market, we are thrilled at the quality of everything about Saladero!

Included in this Jungle Adventure:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Juan Santamaria International Airport to/from Puerto Jimenez
  • All land/water transfers from Puerto Jimenez to Saladero Lodge
  • Six nights accomodation at Saladero Lodge including three meals daily upon arrival
  • Unlimited use of kayaks, snorkeling/fishing gear during your stay
  • Hot showers (if you have been to CR before you understand)
  • First night in nice hotel near the Airport in San Jose
  • Seven guided Adventure tours
    • Horseback ride through the Piedras Blancas National Park to a hidden remote waterfall
    • Guided jungle tour
    • Boat ride and tour of Casa Orquideas botanical garden
    • Guided Kayak tour up the Rio Equinas River
    • Guided tour and hike of the finca Saladero farm
    • Kayak trip to a secluded beach for snorkeling
    • Boat Trip to Mogos for snorkeling on Reef
  • Optional Guided Adventures (extra cost)
    • Treetop Zip Line Canopy tour and round trip boat ride to Puerto Jimenez
    • Shopping trip to Golfito or Pureto Jimenez
    • Whitewater Rafting Trip (requires extra overnight stay in San Juan hotel)
    • Chocolate farm and factory tour
  • Not Included in tour package:
    • Air Transport to/from San Jose  
    • baggage fees, gratuities, departure tax, travel insurance
    • Alcohol (honor bar available)
    • First Day Meal before arriving Saladero Lodge
    • Camping Gear (if you plan to camp)
  • $100 deposit per person (refundable) gets your name on the list with the balance due 30 days before the trip
  • Helpful Links
    • Menu
    • Things You Need to Know
    • What to Bring
    • Saladero Lodge
    • Jet Blue (nonstop to San Jose from Orlando)



Meeting/Departures Location

Saladero Lodge

Cancellation Information

 A Day Away Inc. reserves the right to deny service to any patron deemed to be an impaired paddler for whatever reason. Your safety and the safety of the group are our highest priority.


Please understand that when a reservation is made with A Day Away, that it is a commitment for us to hold seats for you. We can (and often do) turn away others from that particular date (or tour).  With this in mind we must hold to the following policies:


Included in your reservation is a deposit - For parties of 4 or less this is $3/person and for parties of 5 of more it is 5% of the trip total.   THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, you will be charged as follows:

1. Reservations cancelled 48 hours or more before a scheduled trip will receive a full refund less the deposit, no questions asked.

2. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of tour departure will be charged full trip price.

3. Groups arriving at time of event with less than the number of participants originally booked will be charged for each no-show at full price.

4. Same day cancellations are charged 100% of total trip price.

5. Tours will wait for parties “running late” for 15 minutes beyond the published tour time. After that the tour will launch as scheduled and your card will be charged the full amount for that tour.

6. Cancellations will not be accepted via email. Please confirm your change in plans by phone. Email is unreliable.


Please Know: This is Florida, rain at your location DOES NOT mean rain at our launch site.

Please Know: We will not paddle in unsafe conditions.

Please Know: A Day Away makes the final decision on whether a trip cancels due to weather.


We attempt in all cases to determine prior to your tour launch if weather will impede your trip. However, there are rare occasions where we have launched and weather patterns change suddenly at which time we must return to shore.

In this case the following policies apply and each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements.


~~Where tour is cancelled after we already launched the kayaks and must return to shore patrons can:

  • Reschedule with a future trip
  • Receive Gift Certificate for the full amount applicable to future trips
  • Receive a 50% refund


    ~~Where tour is cancelled by A Day Away, Inc before we have launched the kayaks patrons can:

  • Reschedule the same tour on a future date (at no cost)
  • Receive Gift Certificate for the full amount applicable to future tours
  • Cancel completely. Each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements.  When we cancel for weather we DO NOT KEEP the deposit.



A Day Away Inc. is not responsible for any reservation you fail to keep due to weather conditions, road hazards, vehicle breakdowns, personal agenda, or other unforeseen conditions that may hinder your participation in the tour as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel or modify any trip due to circumstances beyond our control: water fluctuations, weather conditions, insufficient reservations or acts of God. In such cases, we cannot be responsible for paying any expenses you may have incurred other than to refund monies due to you for tour price.

There are no exceptions to these cancellation policies. (321) 268-2655 

Adventure Snapshot

Duration: Eight Day/Seven Night Adventure


Operator: A Day Away Kayak Tours

Pickup Location

If you would like us to pick you up, the following locations are available:

Sansa Airlines Terminal

Adventure Matrix

Comfort level

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