Nearly a mile (750 meters) of well-marked nature trails winds its way through Parador’s abundant secondary rainforest, showcasing the rich and varied flora and fauna indigenous to this area. Beginning just below the spa, the hike ends in dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean below. A shorter and less demanding version of the trek is also available. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and carry water with you.
Wildlife residing in our jungle includes three species of monkeys (Titi, Whiteface, and Howler or Congo), two and three-toed sloths, Anteaters, Agouti, Armadillos, and a wide range of amphibians and reptiles. The elusive caucel (a wildcat) has also been spotted on our grounds.
Parador also offers guided day or night jungle tours accompanied by an experienced certified naturalist and include snacks, raingear (if necessary) and flashlights (for night outings.) Note that an entirely different range of wildlife is unveiled after dark.
Please check with the tour desk for times.
When visiting the rainforest, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Only walk on the trails
- Do not remove plants or animals or in any way alter their natural habitat
- Do not feed the animals
- Please respect the serenity of your surroundings by keeping voices low
- Do not throw trash in the forest