Gold panning Osa Peninsula
Gold Panning Tour
Learn about the history and culture of gold-panning with a local “Orero”. Visit the town of Dos Brazos to discover this ancient technique.
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Small Group
The Osa Peninsula's rivers are still, to this day, rich in gold deposits. The region's history of gold mining has had a huge influence on the culture and the independent and self-reliant personalities of the people. Gold is still panned for in the Río Tigre, which passes through Dos Brazos.
The town's pulperias (local shops) even have scales where they regularly weigh and trade gold. Our Gold Panning Tour makes it easy for visitors to experience how it is done first hand with local expert "Oreros".
Things to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof), light and quick dry clothes, hat or cap, handkerchief, camera, binoculars (optional), and sunglasses (optional).
- Local guide
- Gold-panning demonstration
- Transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Dos Brazos or viceversa (+$35 each way)
- Day 1 Dos Brazos
9:00 a.m. Meet your guide at the ACODOBRARTI office in Dos Brazos. Begin your tour.*
9:05 a.m. Learn about the tools used and the history of gold-panning
9:30 a.m. Pan for gold in the river
11:00 a.m. End of tour.
* This tour does not have a set time to begin. Let us know your preferred beginning time when reserving.
This tour does not require accommodation.