ATEC supports locally owned businesses, associations and families with the aim of promoting conservation through education. It is on the main street crossing through Puerto Viejo and offers activities in four categories: adventure, cultural activities, guided wildlife hikes and overnighters.
Prices are fairly modest and proceeds go back to the community. The extensive and interesting list of tours includes waterfall hikes ($25/35/60), kayaking in Punta Uva ($35/80), CarribeanCaribbean cooking ($20) and a transcontinental hike over the Talamancan mountains. See dolphins, turtles, exotic birds or learn traditional bush medicines ($30/40).
There are English speaking guides for some tours, but translators and English speaking volunteers are available. Note that in order to encourage tourists to use public transportation, transport to these tours may not necessarily be included, though it can be arranged.
Main Street, opposite CafÃ© Viejo.
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Tour Operator Types:
Eco tours, Horseback riding, Night tours, Coffee landscape, Cultural tours, Fishing, parasailing, canopy, Scuba diving, All kind of tours, Adventure trips, Overnight tours, wildlife tours.
ReciCaribeâ€”Talamancaâ€™s recycling association,The Talamancan Network of Rural Community Ecotourism,ADELAâ€”the anti-petroleum association,The KÃ¨kÃ¶Ldi Development Board,CATURâ€”Puerto Viejoâ€™s tourism board,The Manzanillo Guide Association,'The Biological Corridor ',CoopeTalamancaâ€”Our new bio-fuel initiative.
More than 15 years
US dollar, Costa Rican colÃ³n
Phone: (506) 2750-0398
Fax: (506) 2750-0191
E-mail: atecmail(at) racsa.co.cr