Example of things to do at Poco Cielo
Tours/day trips directly from Poco Cielo, located
between 20 minutes to 3 hours by car from our Atenas!
VOLCAN POAS... / LA PAZ WATERFALLS AND GARDENS
) spectacular volcano with one of the world’s largest
craters. Stand on the rim of this active volcano and
watch the fumarole activity. Bring walking shoes and a
windbreaker. Then at only 15 minutes you will find the
number one attraction La Paz Waterfall and Gardens
offers the Bigger's Butterfly Garden and thousand of
humming birds walk for over one hour!
Stop at El Trapiche, a sugar cane processing farm and
restaurant. OPTION: You can also visit the volcano with
ATV's (they will pick you up at the hotel and the tour
starts in Grecia through the scenic back roads, lunch
White water rafting ... most popular
tour expert outfitter and river guide takes beginners
down the thrilling waters of the Reventazón River.
Kayaking also available.
Sportfishing ... deep sea fishing only
one hour from our Resort in Punta Leona. Scuba diving
Los Angeles Cloud Forest/Villa Blanca Resort
... Take a 2-½ hour guided tour of this natural wonder.
Bring walking shoes and a light windbreaker.
Butterfly Farm and Bird Zoo ... The
butterfly gardens contain over 70 species of Costa
Rica’sOur tucans Bonnie and Claydemost beautiful
butterflies. In La Garita, ZooAve is famous for its
extensive tropical bird collection only 14 kilometers
from the resort.
Orchid Farm in Palmares ... Only a 35
minute drive to the town of Palmares, enjoy the stone
church and the variety of roses in the park. Have lunch
at the famous restaurant Tejas, then drive 3 km. to the
orchid farm and enjoy 150+ varieties of wild orchids.
Grecia/Sarchí and San Ramón. Poco
Cielo Resort is located in the Central Valley Zona
Cafetal a string of towns in a region where the
principal product is coffee... Drive 20 minutes to the
town of Grecia and its all metal church, then another 20
minutes to the town of Sarchí, famous for its typical
Costa Rican wooden handicrafts. Watch as craftsmen paint
their oxcarts and purchase some of the best souvenirs.
Have lunch at El Mirador restaurant overlooking the
Central Valley and then go on to Zarcero and its
sculptured pine trees. Bring walking shoes.
Carara Biological Reserve ...
Offers a huge variety of plants, birds, monkeys, marshes
formed by seasonal flooding of the Grande de Tárcoles
river. Rich in waterfowl, amphibians, and reptiles.
Enjoy the jungle scenery and wildlife. Bring binoculars,
walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and long
Beach (Playa Jacó) ... Take the beautiful,
scenic mountain drive with breath-taking views and enjoy
the famous Costa Rican beaches at Jaco, Punta Leona, and
Doña Ana. Bring bathing suit and sunscreen.
San José City ... Drive/walk through Sabana
Park and see the most exclusive residential areas. Visit
the National Theater (closed Sundays), the National
Museum (open Fri., Sat., Sun.), the Gold Museum and have
lunch at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. Bring walking shoes.
Tortuga Island / Calypso ... Sail to a
beautiful island in the Gulf of Nicoya, with its palm
trees, clear water, and white sand beaches, aboard the
Calypso catamaran. Enjoy a delicious beach lunch on the
island. Boat leaves from Puntarenas. Bring bathing suit
Los Chorros Waterfalls ... at Tacares,
only 25 minutes from the Resort. Bring good walking
shoes and bathing suit if you wish.
Ba-Ri / Zip-Lane (
offers sky-ride , nature trails, horse riding, a
tropical garden and they claim is the largest butterfly
farm in Latin America. Only 30 minutes from the Resort.
Orosi Valley/Ujarras Ruins ... drive through
the old capital of Cartago on the way to the Orosi
Valley and visit the Lancaster Gardens, take the scenic
road around Orosi Lake.
Catuart Minas and Natural Pool ... Drive to
Monte del Aguacate, stop at our own restaurant and
souvenirs "Mirador del Cafetal". Bathing in a natural
pool of clear water. Bring bathing suit and sunscreen
and learn all about the old Gold mines and see their
equipment and enter the mines.
Ride the traditional old fashioned train
... All day tour passing through pictoresque towns as
orotina, the fruit town. You can board this train right
here in Atenas. Price per person round trip $25,
Saturdays and Sundays only. In addition to this tour
once you arrive in Puerto Caldera.
The world of snakes At only 20 min from the
resort, learn all about the beautiful reptiles, Costa
Rica have more than 186 species.
Tour - 3 Hours. Enjoy a truly natural horse
back ridding thru mountains and rivers right here in
Atenas, and be delighted by the beautiful natural
Mateo. The original CANOPY TOUR At only 20
minutes from the resort ride 11 cables. Reccommended for
all ages! See the tree from above!
Bungee Jumping At only 12 Km from the resort.
Aditional jumps at half price.
Arenal Volcano Tour / Hot Springs
Crocodile Man Tour / Tárcoles