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4/3 Palo Verde to Quepos
4 (Days / 3 Nights)

Hike to Cerro Alto and enjoy incredible views of Cerro de la Muerte and then relax Paraiso Quetzal Lodge located on 80 hectares of primary forest, most importantly, it’s the natural habitat for the Quetzal bird. Hike through Zona de los Santos & Africa palm plantations,  visit Copey de Dota, & discover Light of Dawn Rainforest a virgin rainforest. This Trekking ends in the town of Quepos on the Pacific, the hiker knows has reached their destination by the sight of the Pacific Ocean.


Price includes:

4 days of English speaking guide specialized in trekking

4 days Costa Rican Trails Driver

Private transfer: San José – Palo Verde
Breakfast at Verdesana Lodge

10 Km hike from Palo Verde to Cerro Alto

Private transfer: Cerro Alto – Cerro de la Muerte
1 Night Paraíso Quetzal Lodge - Bungalow Standard

Private transfer: Cerro de la Muerte - El Jardín de Dota
12 Km hike from El Jardín de Dota to San Pablo de Leon Cortés
Private transfer: San Pablo de Leon Cortés - Copey de Dota
1 Night Toucanet Lodge - Bungalow Standard
Private tour: Copey de Dota - Naranjillo
8 Km hike From Naranjillo to  Esquipúlas
1 Night Light of Dawn Rainforest Costa Rica – Standard
8 km hike from Esquipulas to Villa Nueva
Private transfer: Villa Nueva – Naranjito (Blue Banyan Inn)
8 Km hike from Naranjito (Blue Banyan Inn) – Quepos
Private transfer: Quepos - Manuel Antonio (Optional Drop in San José)

Meals as follows:

B: Daily breakfast
L: Lunch= 4
D: Dinner= 3

All taxes


Not included:


Tips for guides and driver

Personal expenses

Alcoholic drinks

Private transportation



Distance: 10k

Level of difficulty: Intermediate


This trail has an early start, and you have two options to enjoy it:

If you want to do only this trail, we can pick you up from any location in San José and take you directly to Verdesana Lodge where the trek will start.

If you are coming from a previous trek (the day before) and you are spending the night at

Verdesana Lodge, we would just simply start from there.

Breakfast will be provided

This hike will have mud and paved roads, you will go into amazing forests, towns and seedings of

¨Granadilla¨ and Blackberries, while you also enjoy incredible views of Cerro de la Muerte. After this, you will reach Cerro Alto, where a private transfer from Costa Rican Trails will be awaiting to take you to Cerro de la Muerte.

This trek is recommended for hikers with an intermediate level, good health and physical condition, since it has a distance of 13km approx., where you will start at 1433 masl and the highest point is at 2097 masl, with an approximate duration of 6 hours.

Lunch time and place will be decided among the hikers

The private transfer will take you to Paraiso Quetzal Lodge where you will spend the night.  This Lodge is located at Cerro de la Muerte and it offers around 80 hectares of primary forest, it holds an amazing flora and fauna and most importantly, it’s the natural habitat for the Quetzal.

The beautiful bungalows offer a cozy place with an amazing view to the mountains. Besides that, it also has trails, lookouts and a panoramic view restaurant.

Dinner will be provided at the Lodge.


Distance: 12km

Level of difficulty: Intermediate


Early start with Breakfast included.

Step by step you will be getting further away from the cold weather of Cartago, and into the beautiful Zona de los Santos. You will go through the towns of Jardin de Dota and Cedral, to end at San Pablo de Leon Cortes and from there on to Copey de Dota where you will spend the night.

You will have a private transfer from Paraiso Quetzal Lodge to Jardin de Dota, where the trek will start until you reach San Pablo de Leon Cortes.

You will walk through the communities of Jardín de Dota and El Cedral, where you can find restaurants (lunch will be here), and local products and handicrafts for sale. And then, descend on a dirt road, bordered by sunbathed fields and enjoying the lovely views of the Cantón de Dota.

You will have a private transfer waiting for you at San Pablo, where you will be taken to El Toucanet Lodge (Copey de Dota).

Toucanet Lodge is located in the scenic Copey valley within the prime coffee producing area of Dota, in the heart of Los Santos Forest Reserve, home to Los Quetzales National Park and Cerro Las Vueltas Biological Reserve.

At Toucanet Lodge, visitors will enjoy being surrounded by exuberant cloud forest and its centennial oak trees, covered in moss, bromeliads and over 200 species of birds, including the Resplendent Quetzal. Waking up with the sound of the river and the spotted wood quails after a peaceful night sleep makes the visit at the lodge a memorable stay.

Dinner will be at the Lodge



Distance: 8km

Level of difficulty: Intermediate


After breakfast, you will leave on a private transfer from Copey de Dota to Naranjillo, where you will start the hike to reach Light of Dawn Rainforest Costa Rica in Esquipulas. This is an 8km trek, where you will be surrounded by beautiful fields and impressive views of the Pacific. On this route, we can perceive the change from mountainous to coastal vegetation.

You will spend the night at Light of Dawn Rainforest, where you will be able to visit a beautiful waterfall and learn about tropical plants and flowers. Dinner will be served at the Lodge.

Light of Dawn Rainforest is a virgin rainforest, the roots of trees have been there for centuries and their calming influence feels magical. The property is 225 acres, much of it wild, some of it cultivated with flowers and fruits indigenous to the area. Frangipani, vanilla, banana, ginger, and orchids everywhere.


Distance: 16 km (Divided into two 8km treks)

Level of difficulty: Beginner


On this day, the hike will start from Light of Dawn Rainforest, after breakfast, until you reach Villa Nueva town. This trail has a distance of 8km approx. Once you reach Villa Nueva, you have the option of visiting Villa Vanilla and Spicy Shop.

Your private transfer will be waiting in Villa Nueva to take you to Naranjito (Blue Banyan Inn).

After the Naranjito, you continue along the gravel path through African palm plantations, which provide a lot of shade. It is a little-traveled route to the coastal highway headed south. Upon reaching Quepos, we continue on a paved road until we finally reach the boardwalk of Quepos on the Pacific coast. This hike will be 8km approx.

Last stop will be a transfer to Manuel Antonio, where you will continue with your normal itinerary.


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