Many families come here with children. This is a perfect place for kids. Full of adventure and natural beauty, it is a place of wonder. It is not a dangerous place at all but here all is natural. There are no fences or gates to prevent you from walking everywhere, up mountains, in the river, in the Jungle, so always keep an eye on the kids. That way all can be enjoyed in safety.
Before you get here try to let us know what you would like us to arrange for you. Sometimes we get busy and some of the tours are booked. So let us know!
This trip can be done without a guide, however it is a good idea to hire a guide to take you through the trail as there is so much to learn about the Cloud Forest you will be hiking through. We can arrange a guide for you if you wish.
A suggestion on a great read, Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America by Adrian Forsyth and Ken Miyata. This book is easy to read and prepares you for your hikes through the rain forests.
There are two ways to access the interior of the park, Los Lobos or the new tourist center bridge. Both are a short walk from Villas Pico Bonito. The Los Lobos entrance requires that you ford the river. Once you wade across, you will climb up along the side of the El Bejuco Creek. After only 20 minutes, you reach the first waterfall where you can jump into the pond and take a shower under the crystal clear waterfall. This trip takes around 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete
The other entrance is accessed via a hanging bridge over the river. The trail leads to the beautiful El Bejuco waterfall. Rates for trail access are $7.00 USA dollars per adult and $4.00 USA dollars for children. Discounts are available for groups and volunteers. The visitor’s center here has a small souvenir shop, as well as an exhibit regarding the park.
We recommend water bottles, proper shoes, long trousers, insect repellent, camera. If fording or planning to swim, a swimsuit or shorts and a dry pack.
This hike usually takes around 4 to 4 1/2 hours to complete.
There are many other hikes close by. If it is waterfalls you want to see, there are 3 within a 5 minute walk from Villas Pico Bonito. The Guaruma, the Vampiro and the Mapuche are also close by, so there are plenty to choose from.
Time: About 4 hours
Please bring: shorts, T-shirt, river sandals or tennis shoes, sun cream.
Time: 3 - 4 hrs
White water river swimming, jumping, sliding and floating between giant boulders in warm water (no wetsuits!). You will travel through the jungle in and around the Rio Cangrejal, in the Pico Bonito National Park.
The start is easy, we float through small waves between giant rocks and surf alongside house-size boulders. Later on we jump off cliffs, slide down boulders and float through friendly Class II rapids, feet first in our life jackets and helmets. You might not want to do a jump, slide or rapid? No problem, your guide will show you an alternative route.
Please bring: Shorts or swimsuit, T-shirt, river sandals or tennis shoes, sun cream.
Time: 3~4 hours.
Your horse will take you through Jungle villages located between two national parks. You will learn about these villages and the Hondurans who live there, all the while chatting with your local guide. Along the way, take a cooling swim in a spectacular natural pool. Taking this ride will help a sustainable tourism project to progress. A unique way to explore nature in the gorgeous Cangrejal River valley and get to know the local culture.
The ride starts as you meet your guide and the horses. The horses live here in the jungle and love to take you out on the trails to discover the valley with its beautiful views and authentic small villages. Your guide will help you get ready for the ride. We leave and head further up into the valley through the villages of El Naranjo and Las Mangas. Once through, we leave the horses in a nice shady spot and meet up with a young, well trained nature guide from the village. He or she will take us on a very interesting little hike, pointing out many plants, trees and possibly animals along the way.
For a refreshing break we stop at an inviting, crystal clear, natural pool along a hidden jungle river for a cool swim and to take in the breathtaking scenery. Perfect time to cool off and enjoy a tasty picnic lunch.
We part with our nature guide and return to our refreshed horses who are waiting with great patience and keen to show us more incredible views of the valley and the Cangrejal River on our ride back through the villages and home.
Please bring proper shoes, long trousers, insect repellant, swimsuit or shorts. Got your own camera, water bottle? - bring them.