Chira Island

Chira Island


The three towns of Isla Chira have a population of approximately 3,000 villagers involved in fishing, salt extraction and agriculture. This is the most populated island in Costa Rica.

The island holds the record for the most intact section of the nation’s dry tropical forest biodiversity. With beautiful landscapes, surrounded by lush mangroves Ramsar category and rolling mountains, the flora of Isla Chira can captivate any traveler. This includes the Tempisque River, the largest river in Costa Rica.

Much of Chira Island is unexplored, and you may have the excitement of discovering it yourself by touring its mountains, forests and the beautiful beaches of the island.


  • Meal as described
  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • Chosen Experience
  • Boat Transportation from Puntarenas to Island and backTaxes

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What to Bring?

  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscream
  • Hiking shoes
  • Confortable clothes for hot weather

Day 1Arrival to Chira Island

Today you drive from where you are towards the Pacific Town of Puntarenas. From here you will take the boat to Chira Island. A beautiful 1hour and 30 minutes ride into the Nicoya Peninsula.
At your arrival you will be greet by one of the locals to take you to your lodge.
Included: boat transportation, lodging and dinner

Day 2Choose an Experience

Today after breakfast you have the chance to either relax around town or the beaches or choose from the following activities available at the island and learn more from their inhabitants.
• Oyster cultivation
• Mangrove tour
• Mangrove Tree Reforestation
• Biking Ride: 26 km to 10 km
• Boat tour to nearby islands
• Historical hike around town
• Hiking to the lookout point
• Handcraft learning activity
• Mussel cultivation
Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodging and the chosen tours

Day 3Departure

After breakfast you will be taken to where you take the boat back to Puntarenas.
Included: breakfast and boat back to Puntarenas
This itinerary can be extended up to the quantity of days you prefer

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