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Kayak & Snorkel with a local expert

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by John

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We begin by meeting up at my home, meeting each other and a few dogs and cats, grabbing all the essential gear, and heading out to the beach. Then, I explain the basics of kayaking, where we’ll be heading and off we go! We then start our journey by kayaking along the shore keeping an eye out for wildlife and making our way to a nearby secluded beach to park the kayaks. Here, we will get our snorkeling gear ready, hydrate, and prepare to explore the underwater world. Once in the water, I will search and show you some interesting sea creatures up close. After snorkeling, we will relax, hydrate and enjoy a fresh pineapple. Finally, we will start making our way back to where we started.

Feel free to request a different time. Early morning usually always provide the best conditions.
Other things to note:
Meet me on the beach if you are in Hermosa. If you come by car, you can park at my house if you need to.
We begin by meeting up at my home, meeting each other and a few dogs and cats, grabbing all the essential gear, and heading out to the beach. Then, I explain the basics of kayaking, where we’ll be heading and off we go! We then start our journey by kayaking along the shore keeping an eye out for wildlife and making our way to a nearby secluded beach to park the kayaks. Here, we will get our snorkeling gear ready, hydrate, and prepare to explore t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh Pineapple
  • Drinks

  • Equipment
    Kayak, Oar, Snorkeling Gear, Life jacket (if needed).
From $69
/ person
Wed, 21 Apr
$69 per person
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$69 per person
Thu, 22 Apr
$69 per person
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$69 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$69 per person
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$69 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hola! My name is John, born and raised in Costa Rica. I grew up in Playa Hermosa where I've, (as a kid and still to this day) spent my days exploring the nearby beaches, islands, reefs and rainforests. Even after living my whole life here, I still find myself continuously surprised by all the new wildlife I encounter.
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Where you'll be

The beach we will meet up at is called Playa Hermosa, from there we will explore the mountainous shoreline on our kayaks, then stopping at a little secluded white sand beach that provides beautiful areas to snorkel at.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Marisol
April 2021
This was my first time snorkeling and I could not have asked for a better experience. The water was the perfect temperature after kayaking to the snorkeling point where we saw a sea turtle (among other less frightening sea life). John was patient and super easygoing, making the trip a highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend choosing this snorkeling experience over any others!
This was my first time snorkeling and I could not have asked for a better experience. The water was the perfect temperature after kayaking to the snorkeling point where we saw a se…
Bill
April 2021
Great kayak trip to secluded cove. A cold swell had lowered water temps and reduced visibility so the snorkeling portion was a bit truncated but that wasn't John's fault and I still saw some cool marine life including puffer fish and bat fish. Even small waves make open water snorkeling more challenging than for example inside a barrier reef in Hawaii: my girlfriend wasn't quite ready for it, again no fault of John's. But we still had a great time, got lots of local tips and stories from John who took very good care of us, and shared amazing pineapple on our own private beach. Anyway, the awesome kayak trip was worth the price all on its own.
Great kayak trip to secluded cove. A cold swell had lowered water temps and reduced visibility so the snorkeling portion was a bit truncated but that wasn't John's fault and I stil…
Don
March 2021
We - family of five with three pre-teens) had a great kayaking and snorkeling tour with John. Saw some fun stuff - and John worked hard to make sure we saw as much as possible and generally enjoyed ourselves Great way to start the day!
We - family of five with three pre-teens) had a great kayaking and snorkeling tour with John. Saw some fun stuff - and John worked hard to make sure we saw as much as possible…
Mian
March 2021
It was a great experience kayaking & snorkeling with John. He's easy going and fun to be around with. We paddled to this "private beach" where water is much clearer and near the reefs I was able to see many diverse creatures in the ocean. No luck for the turtle but quite satisfying as well. His freshly prepared pineapple is super refreshing after some swims :) Overall got a full body workout from the experience that makes me feeling active.
It was a great experience kayaking & snorkeling with John. He's easy going and fun to be around with. We paddled to this "private beach" where water is much clearer and near the re…
Dennis
March 2021
Had an amazing trip with John. He and his family/friends were super accommodating and friendly. I can’t wait to book my next trip.
Jake
March 2021
We had an amazing time with John! We got to see TONS of fish and hold many things including a pufferfish and an octopus. John made it feel like we were hanging out with an old friend, and you can tell he loves sharing the wildlife with others
We had an amazing time with John! We got to see TONS of fish and hold many things including a pufferfish and an octopus. John made it feel like we were hanging out with an old frie…

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  • Wed, 21 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    $69 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

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