The Cangrejal River is a nature lover's dream bordered to the west by Pico Bonito National Park, and to the east by Nombre de Dios National Park. Many nature trails for hiking, hammock bridge crossings, camping, river rafting, river snorkeling, and cacao farm tour among many other. Lodging options are varied from community-run cabins, to all-inclusive jungle lodges.
The Cangrejal River basin is a great place for nature lover's and adventure seekers. many activities are offered by local members of the communities, creating a positive economic impact in the destination. LARECOTURH, a local NGO focused on tourism and conservation efforts, supports tourism development in Rio Cangrejal as well as in other protected areas. Many different activities to do here:
- river snorkeling
- whitewater rafting
- trail hikes
- interpretive nature walks
- cacao farm & artisan chocolate tastings
- waterfall descents and canyoning
The activities can be booked through Reservaciones La Ceiba, LARECOTURH's in-house tourism services agency.
Places to stay:
La Villa de Soledad: 4 well appointed double rooms in a beautiful house on a hill overlooking the river. Quiet, secluded, private, romantic, and the owners are a charm and can help you plan all of your activities.
Omega Tours and Lodge: very cool, eclectic room designs, great restaurant and jungle swimming pool. A great tour outfitter if you want to do whitewater rafting, horseback riding, etc. Very socially-minded and eco-conscious
Las Cascadas Lodge: all-inclusive jungle hotel with beautiful cabins. Very private. Featured activity is the waterfall descent and canyoning adventures
Cabanas del Bosque: located in the community of Las Mangas, it's run by a community organization. Rustic, yet clean and comfortable cabins with terraces with hammocks. The meals in the restaurant use simple ingredients, are fresh and very tasty.
Type of activities
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