Platanar Town in the North of Costa Rica is pretty interesting to explore, very different from 30 minutes away La Fortuna, where tourist activities are very mass exploted. This River morning hike is something I have always done since I was a little kid, since it´s all along Platanar River´s coast to my Grand-father´s lands. The river is full of birds in the morning, toucans, macaws. It starts at 8:00 am, around the 1 hour 30 minutes of this hike we stop to enjoy the view of some points in the river, and get into some wild forest areas that are still preserved. After the hike we get back to my parent´s property, there people can lay down on the grass of my backyards, enjoy the cows until 11 am, a good space to read a book or take a nap. This tour is highly recommended for bird watching and people how like a very rural experience and hike
I am very crazy about nature, since I was a kiddo, being from a farm in a nature frontier in the CR development was fun. When I was 17 years old I left to study at UWC, and the University in Florida. I wolked for 3 years in San Jose and realized I wanted to come back to San Carlos area, Platanar my town. I have more than 2 years already back here, I have done this hike multuple times with family, friends and some tourist I have met along the way in life. Billigual 10000% Spanish/English. I know a lot about the animals that are around and plants too. I want to also create awareness on the river pollution in the area and the intrinsic value these ones have to us, by getting into the forest and learning from it.
We start at my family house, then we head to the river, it´s like 10 minutes from home. First, it goes down river for like 500 meters, then we come back to head up river for like 1500 meters more, we stop in a place to get closer to the river, to touch the water, to even swim if one likes. After that we go into a forest and walk around a bit then we have a little break in a forest gap. In the end, we come back the same route, back to my family´s.
River Morning Hike in Platanar