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Bioluminescence Tour

This unique night experience is a must in the area. Enjoy one of nature’s most amazing phenomena coupled with stunning views of the sunset over the mountains. Discover the biochemical light of the living organisms of Golfo Dulce.

Group Size
Small ( 2-6 )
Activity Level
Medium No Txt
Distance Covered
2 km

All about Bioluminescence Tour

This tour leaves from Puerto Jimenez's beach, where you will embark on a memorable kayaking adventure along the captivating coast of Puerto Jimenez and the Preciosa-Platanares Wildlife Refuge. The guide will lead you in search of the resident dolphin population that thrives in these pristine waters. As you paddle through this rich ecosystem, you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of marine and coastal bird species and observe fascinating reptiles such as crocodiles and iguanas.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the sunset as it paints the sky with vibrant hues. During this remarkable experience, you can witness the mesmerizing display of bioluminescence—a natural phenomenon created by luminescent organisms in the sea. This chemical twinkling light can be seen almost all year round, but, mostly during the days of the month when we have the new moon in the sky. We can't assure 100% that you will see it, although we don't offer the tour when there's less than a 50% chance to see it. But, even the few times when we don't get to see it, we'll always have the Golfo Dulce and the rest of nature to surprise us. Make sure to ask about the recommended dates before booking.

Please note that, during the rainy season, we highly recommend booking the tour on the 4 AM schedule. If you book in the afternoon, we can try it, but be prepared to change the tour schedule based on the weather conditions. Rest assured that our team is committed to your safety and ensuring that you have an equally enchanting encounter with the bioluminescence phenomenon. This adjustment allows you to witness the magical glow of the sea organisms in the serene early morning hours.


What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Fruit
  • Local guide
  • Kayak equipment

What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Water
  • Transportation to the departure location
3-hours tour
Kayak Bioluminescence

04:15 p.m. Meet your guide and review safety information.*
04:30 p.m. Begin your paddling adventure.*
06:00 p.m. Short break at the beach to eat fruits and jump into the sea to enjoy this beautiful phenomenon.
07:30 p.m. End of tour.

* This tour may start at 4 AM depending on the weather conditions.

Things to Bring
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sandals.
  • Water.
  • Swimsuit and dry clothing.
  • Towel.


  • Camera.
Not Required

This tour does not require accommodation.

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