Carate Sports & Outdoors Tips by Etoile2B
Carate Sports & Outdoors: 2 reviews and 9 photos
Taking pictures of the wildlife.
The main draw for Carate is, of course, Corcovado National Park, but you don’t need to be in the park to see wildlife. The Osa Peninsula is teeming with creatures. A great way to see nature firsthand is to take a kayaking tour. We booked a kayaking trip through the Luna Lodge, included was transportation to the lagoon, kayaks and a private guide. We were the only people on the lagoon and had the opportunity to see spider monkeys frolicking in the trees and a variety of birds. Being on the water allowed us to get very close to many of the birds without scaring them off. Halfway through our trip we pulled the kayaks onto the shore and walked over to the beach for a break before finishing our circle around the lagoon. Kayaking is not only great exercise, it’s a good way to spend a peaceful morning getting close to nature. I highly recommend scheduling your trip for the morning, in fact the earlier the better. This is when the animals are more active so you will have a better chance at spotting wildlife and it’s cooler. It’s hot out on the lagoon and there is no protection from the sun so make sure you wear plenty of sunblock and a hat to protect yourself. Also wear a swimsuit if you want to wade in the Pacific. Kayak tours through the Luna Lode run $45 US per person for a 3 to 4 hour tour.
Equipment: The Luna Lodge provides all the equipment and transportation.
The yoga platform at Luna Lodge.
One of the perks of staying at Luna Lodge are the yoga classes. Their yoga “studio” is an open air, hardwood platform overlooking the jungle. The view from the yoga platform is spectacular and it adds to the experience of taking a yoga class there. Our instructor kept telling the class to put our heads down, but with a view like that and scarlet macaws flying past us it was difficult not to stare!
Most of the classes are taught by Lana, the owner of the lodge. She will organize either group classes, including other visitors to the lodge, or private classes if you prefer. Our “group” class consisted of us and one other couple. Also, occasionally outside yoga groups come here for a retreat, as was the case when we were there. The leader of the retreat was kind enough to let us join in on their classes for $15 US a person.
Private yoga with Lana is $20 US and group classes are $12 US.
Equipment: Luna Lodge provides all yoga mats, blocks, blankets, straps, etc. so there is no need to bring your own gear.
Address: Luna Lodge, Carate
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