Wish to stay overnight at Base Camp? We are happy to accommodate longer term inquiries for an additional cost of $35/person per night. Please let us know for availability.
Full payment due at time of booking via PayPal or credit card. Cancellation more than 7 days before date of tour forfeits 50% of amount paid. Cancellation within one week of tour start date forfeits full amount paid.
Tours to Gavilana Base Camp always include:
English Speaking Guide to Base Camp
Whole day hiking guided tour on private rainforest trail to river and pristine falls
One way horse ride up to Base Camp
Shared Kitchen for Communal Cooking (Bring your own food)
Shared Bathroom and Shower with Hot Water
Use of Firewood
Access to Kilometers of Private Trails
3 – 5 Hour Daily Guided Hikes to Waterfall and Rivers
Access to Solar Powered Charging for Phones & Flashlights
Gavilana Base Camp consists of a private four acre farm that can be reserved for up to six campers. Base Camp offers a large, shared deck, hot shower and bathroom, as well as a shared kitchen*, all of which will be serviced and overseen by your tour guide and grounds manager. Solar panels for charging flash lights and cameras are available.
Tents and blankets are provided for all overnight stays which will be setup under a covered area depending on weather and climate.
The Base Camp and its neighbors are completely surrounded by the Arenal Volcano National Park. Our guests experience everything that camping on a tropical farm in a mountain forest means. Gavilana Base Camp is a great place for soul searching and writing, nature retreats, forest hiking or for just kicking back and taking it easy while surrounded by the beauty and voice of wildlife.
*FOOD NOTE: Base Camp visitors are responsible for bringing all food and drink that will be required for the duration of stay. Arrangements can be made to have food provided at an additional fee of $10 per person, per meal, if requested in advance.
This is a rustic and authentic experience of Costa Rica’s country life set in forested mountains of the continental divide.
While this is not an extreme or overly arduous hike, it is important to remember that you will be visiting and staying in the middle of the Costa Rica rainforest. It is important that you plan accordingly in terms of your personal needs that can aid you in being comfortable. I.e. rain-sun gear, insect repellent, and hiking gear.
Additionally, please remember that you are responsible for bringing all food and drink that you will require during your visit. Should you wish, we can arrange meals with proper notice and an additional fee.
Items we encourage you to bring to Gavilana Base Camp for overnight stays.
Towels & Toiletries
Ample supply of food and snacks for duration of your stay