Activities & Tours
"Life Discovers Life in Layers"
Besides sunbathing on the remote and secluded beach cove, spending time in stillness and quiet in the hammocks, and enjoying the rejuvenating sweetness of doing nothing, there are many fun ways to play and explore the beauty within yourself, and the jungle-beach world that is this natural sanctuary.
Down at the Rio Claro Wildlife Preserve, the site of our Rio Claro Aventuras Eco-Tours, as well as the Sea Turtle Conservation Project, you can rent a surfboard from us and enjoy the swells in the alcove of this precious beach.
For 15 years, Life For Life's owner Ricardo, joyfully surfed here every morning.
Ricardo ... Punta Rio Claro.....Beautiful
We arrange Tours Around Drake Bay and on the OSA Peninsula
There are many different tours to experience around Drake Bay... a great way to explore deeper into what Costa Rica has to offer.
All Tours Below are offered to Life for Life Hostel Drake Clients Only.
We offer our Rio Claro Tours to all who are interested. See info at Rio Claro Tours
Just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange for you.
If you know your itinerary in advance, great -- send us a message and we will set it up for you.
If you would like to schedule your tours once you arrive that is also fine, we will just need at least 24 hrs notice.
You will be paying the tour operator directly so be sure to bring enough cash!
What adventures are you interested in experiencing during your stay?
Do you know the days you would like to schedule them?
Or would you like to schedule once you have arrived? Keep in mind, we need at least 24 hours advance notice to schedule.
The Jungle House
The Jungle house tour starts at 7 o'clock in the morning at Rincon beach where you will travel via ATV by a basco resort on the trail through the National Park where you will be met by Alfredo, your guide on this tour. Alfredo is a Conservationist who protects many hectors of jungle lands and has a vast experience of 35 years, which includes knowledge in all of the diversity that the OSA peninsula offers. Once you arrive at the giant house in the center of the forest your guide will give you a tour of 150 trees including many delicious, indigenous fruit trees, plants, medicine plants and trees and exotic fora. You will have a rare unique opportunity to observe birds, butterflies, and animals of so many jungle varieties including a whole bird show. As part of your tour you will visit pure, enlivened waters at the union of two rivers where you will find refreshing waterfalls and a large natural Jacuzzi. Upon returning to the jungle house in the afternoon you will have time to rest in a hammock, in your tent or private room or somewhere in this resplendent vibrant place of life and take in the enchanting symphony of the many species and colors of birds. As dusk surrounds you and night arrives you will with others help create a beautiful meal of natural foods and spices coming together with each other in the tranquility and beauty this space offers.
After dinner you will have a night tour of frogs insects, snakes, nocturnal birds and other animals and in the morning prepare breakfast with fruits from the garden. After breakfast there will be a short time for relaxing and listening to music or reading literature from a small library. Around noon you will be guided on the trail back to and through the national park where your guide will leave you at the park station where you will be met by the ATV(quad bike) and back to Rincon beach and Life for Life Hostel for lunch. This incredible adventure will give you memories of a lifetime.
$115 is the cost of these unforgettable two days. Everything above is included. Do feel free to make a donation to your host at the Jungle House as it helps to maintain this for others.
Just an awesome place to relax right on the incredible drake bay. Amazing rainforest and scenic views all around.
Staff is super nice and outgoing. Will feel at home on the hammocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Traveled with family
This is one of my favorite places I've ever been to. The beach directly in front of the hostel is gorgeous. The tents located in the back of property were awesome. They have nice comfortable beds placed in them and you wake up to the sound of birds chirping. The family who run the place are very warm and welcoming and couldn't have made us feel any more at home. I Highly recommend this place! It was by far our favorite stay on the whole Osa Peninsula. The 3 meals a day they cook are delicious. I plan on returning sometime within the next few years.
I can't recommend Life for Life (and the people who make it such an incredible place!) enough. If you're looking for a really authentic experience in Costa Rica, away from the tourism, filled with nature and wildlife, this is the place to go.
Traveled as a couple