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Discover Nicoya Peninsula bioluminescence on an after-dark kayak tour in Paquera Bay, where you’ll see glowing algae in the water all around you. Exploring by kayak means you can enjoy the natural phenomenon without the distracting noise of a motor, and you’ll spark bursts of sparkling light each time you dip your paddle into water where bioluminescent algae are present.
  • Bioluminescence kayak tour from Bahia Rica
  • Guided tour is suited to first-time or experienced kayakers
  • Access to onsite bathroom facilities and hot drinks included
  • Group size is limited to 10 people for personal service
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Kayaks, paddles and life jackets
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Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge , 1.5 KM EAST OF PAQUERA FERRY LANDING, Punta Cuchillos, Provincia de Puntarenas, PUNTA CUCHILLOS, Costa Rica

We try to start on time, please be here 20 minutes before departure. From the Paquera ferry landing, take the dirt road to the small village Punta Cuchillo. Follow signs to Bahia Rica. After 1,5 km you'll cross a very small bridge. Park here and walk the little trail to our kayak launch site.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Age limit: minimum 10 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with fear or water
  • Not recommended for travelers that are afraid of the dark
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bahia Rica Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Bioluminescent Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Bioluminescent Kayak Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bioluminescent Kayak Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bioluminescent Kayak Tour.

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Magic in the water
, Oct 2021
You can experience literally the phenomenon in your hands. And is all natural, even the way you move over the water.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
so glad you enjoyed the experience. We agree it is like magic - mother earth is really putting on a show in the water here at Bahia Rica.

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