Bienvenido  (Welcome) To The Palmer Jungle Villa   

Tour One in Zone One
Tour One, is a four day to Seven Day day tour
in Zone One,  all the below is, Zone One
Seasons: The best time to come, to
Costa Rica, as soon as you can!

November 16th to April 16th is the High
Season, it rains(lluvia) less in this seasons,
cost more to come to Costa Rica  at
this time.

April 17th to November 17th is The
Green Season. this is a rain season,
this is when Costa Rica is the most Colorfully.
We can keep you dry,or let you play
in the lluvia (rain).

Most everyday it will rain in the afternoon

I love this  season,

We have Rain Tours !

We charge one price year round.
About an hour's drive southeast of San José, just beyond the town of Paraíso,
Here Lies this splendorous scenic valley. Taking the road towards Orosí
will bring you to a lookout point on the valley rim that is well worth
a stop for the panoramic view
( this is where the hotel is) of the valley
below and Irazú Volcano to the north.  in,the town of Orosí,
 is known as the home of the countryside church.  back to the 1500's.
In Orosí, Several natural thermal springs in the area have been made
 into bathing facilities.
Rock N Roll````
Some of the world's best River Runs.
Turrialba, generally keeps to itself. What has brought the town
international recognition, however, is its proximity to the
Rios Reventazón and Pacuare. and thenClass III-V rapids and
some of the world's best river runs.  to the Rios Reventazón
and Pacuare, both packed with Class III-V rapids and some
of the world's best river runs.

Over 20 years ago I went down The PACUARE RIO~~~~Safe!!!

Still doing it today... Or come ride with the Poney on the
Reventazón or the Wild and the untamed  Rios Tropical.

We offer some of the world's One of The best Whitewater
rafting and kayaking rivers. These big rolling
run through spectacularly beautiful and largely
unexplored tropical wilderness

In the Boat, Cray, Karen Maude,Trent,Cynthia
A French chef and Roberto.

The owner, Roberto, a Friend,
Is the pilot for me on this trip down. .....
Roberto has spend over 21 years on this river.

The hotel is only 60 minutes  away:---

We ride with, Tico River Adventures  ~~The Best Ride

The owner, Roberto, A Class Act...and a Friend......21 years on this river

You can spend the night on this river
if you wish.

Add $80.00 per person for White Water

 Recommend  to bring
Swimsuit and/or shorts
Sunscreen and/or sun visor cap String or strap to secure your glasses Short or long pants
(for sun protection only). No jeans Tennis shoes or sandals with ankle straps. No flip flops
Light rain jacket and/or polypropylene, wool shirts for cool or rainy days. Cotton T-shirts for
 sunny days only (they make you colder when wet)

Miranda  ...... (looking )for  Real romance Latin style
Adults Only

The Best Flower Gardens in Costa Rica, is 15 min's
from The Villa.

Lankester Gardens: Some 600 of the country's 1,400 native
 orchid species are kept in this 11 ha. garden administered by the
University of Costa Rica. This was one of three orchid collections
amassed during the early part of the 20th century
Orchids (The national flower of Costa Rica)

 Epiphytes is the rich diversity of  plants growing
on the trunks and branches of trees

After our visit to Lankester Garden  we will go to the Basilica de Los Angeles  

This tour of Irazu, Orosí, continues with a ride through
the unique beauty of the famous Orosí Valley and Reventazón River.

The area is noted for its rich soil, abundant plant life, and the outstanding
Coffee Plantations. We will have a stop for lunch in a restaurant surrounded by
 beautiful coffee plantations and an excellent view to the
Cachí Lake. Along the way, we will visit

The ruins of Ujarras the oldest church in Costa Rica.

Suggested Equipment: Sweater, camera, binoculars, comfortable shoes, rain coat.

The Orosí River
flows out of the Talamanca mountains .
alongside the town before emptying into the reservoir formed by the Cachí Dam.
Following the road around the south side of this manmade lake will take
you through the village of Cachí and to the dam. This river is in front of the hotel

One interesting and curious structure between the village and the dam is
Dreamers House
La Casa del Soñador (The House of the Dreamer), a small house
made of coffee trunks--here they have sculpted unique forms and figures
from the roots of the coffee trees.
Irazu Volcano
Don't be fooled by the fact that Costa Rica is a tropical
country, even here it's cold at 3,400 meters
(overnight lows below freezing are not uncommon).
The wind chill on the summit can add to the sensation  

The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazú Volcano for a view of the
massive crater. On a clear day you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! After an
exciting tour at the volcano, we will descend to the historical city of Cartago.
Here we will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful
 Basilica of our "Virgin de los Angeles"
 with rich displays of carvings, statues and art.

Suggested Equipment: Sweater/Jacket, camera, binoculars, comfortable shoes.

On the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica
is one of the country's most beautiful uncut gems, Dominical.
From its turquoise green water to its fiery red and gold sunsets, the natural
beauty of the area is second to none. The town sits on the Pacific ocean bordered
to the north by the Rio Baru

Other Points of Interest:
National Parks:

1) Irazú Volcano National Park

2)Tapantí National Park: One Costa Rica's Crown Jewel!
 is located in the wild and wet country on the rain
Forested northern slopes of the Talamanca Mountain Range,
accessible on a good gravel road in only. 30 minutes from The Orosí Valley inn.

3) Guayabo National Monument

  A Lost City in the Cloud Forest : Considered Costa Rica's most
important and fascinating archeological site, these ancient ruins remain
virtually undiscovered by tourists

4) Chirripó Parque Nacional :
50,150 hectares of high-elevation terrain surrounding Cerro Chirripó 3,819 meters
(12,530 Ft), Central America's Highest peak
Climate: Sunny mornings can be very pleasant, but overnight
temperatures can dip to near freezing, especially from
November to January.

1) Cerro de la Muerte: Along this approximately 50-kilometer stretch of the
 Pan-American Highway, one can see practically all of the
country's highland flora and fauna,3,300 meters above sea level.

5) Braulio Carrillo National Park
 Braulio Carrillo is one of the easiest parks to access from San Jose, but its tropical splendor
and magnificence set it apart from the rest of the country, you will encounter this amazing place,
which reminds people of what ¾ of the country used to be like, only fifty years ago.

All the above is in Zone One.
We can take you to your    Extreme LMITACIONES

Surprisingly, real adventure is not limited by age, physical strength,
or previous experience.  All we require is a willingness
to try new things and a desire to explore.
 If you lack a physical ability, Cilk Poney Productions
will find a way to support your every need and allow
 you to experience the Extreme adventure to its fullest.
 However, if your goal is to expand your already high skill
levels, we're the folks who can seriously challenge you as well.
Is it ride Some the best white water rapids in the world, or
climb to the top of the tallest Mountain in Costa Rica and Central America,
 close to the Panama Border ..Or repel into an endless valley Through a water fall


oomPurA Vida"  pure life...



General Information:

Climate: This interior province consists primarily of the Reventazón River valley and
the surrounding high mountains to the north (Irazú and Turrialba Volcanoes) and south
(Cerro de la Muerte and Mount Chirripó) and is situated practically entirely on the
Atlantic side of the continental divide. Therefore, the moisture brought in by the trade
winds directly affects most of the province, although the city of Cartago itself is in the
rain shadow of the 3,432 meter high Irazú Volcano and as a result is one of the
driest parts of Costa Rica, after the lower portions of Guanacaste province.
The overall high elevation of Cartago province and frequent cloud cover combine
 impart relatively cool temperatures throughout the year.

History: The city of Cartago was first established in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador
Juan Vásquez de Coronado. The original village was situated between the Coris
and Purires Rivers, several kilometers to the southwest of the present day city.
This location proved to be poorly chosen, however, since the settlement was
flooded so often that it came to be known as the "City of Mud," and in 1572 was
transferred to another site closer to what is now San José.

When Vásquez de Coronado first explored the eastern end of the Central Valley he
found an area populated by numerous indigenous groups, and thus the Spaniards
set about the mission of christianizing the native peoples. The first church built in
Costa Rica was constructed during the 1560's in the Valley of
Ujarrás near the Reventazón River. The settlement was eventually abandoned,
however, due to recurring floods and episodes of pestilence. The ruins of the church are
still visible on the site and have been declared a national monument.

The fate of the church in the Cartago parish has not been much better. Construction
began in 1574, but between then and 1910 the building had to be rebuilt five times
because of earthquake damage. Following the massive destruction caused by the
Cartago quake of 1910, the church was abandoned and the ruins now form the
centerpiece of a park in the middle of town.
Three blocks to the east of the parish ruins stands the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels,
an impressive Byzantine style church which is the national religious shrine
of Costa Rica.

Orosí Valley, Cachí Reservoir & Dam:
From the dam, water is piped several kilometers downriver to the actual power
generating station (capable of producing 64,000 kW), which can be reached by taking
the road to Tucurrique (the turn off is just before the dam, if coming from Cachí).
This road provides breathtaking views of the Reventazón River canyon.
Continuing across the dam, you will come to the village of Ujarrás, the site of the
ruins of a church built in the 1560's. Although most of the valley is dedicated to
coffee production, this particular area produces large quantities of chayote, a
pear-sized green squash grown on trellises.Climbing up out of the
valley you will pass another scenic overlook offering a
view from a different angle. Nearby is a fairly spectacular waterfall.

White water rafting: Both the Reventazón and the Pacuare Rivers
originate high in the Talamanca mountains on the upper slopes of
Cerro Cuerici and empty into the Caribbean Sea after having dropped some
3,000 meters.For much of their length, the two rivers parallel each other.
The other feature that they have in common is their excellence as rivers for
white water rafting and kayaking Reventazón is undoubtedly visited for this
purpose by more people each year than any other Costa Rican river. It has an exciting
and challenging 14-kilometer stretch of Class III water between
Tucurrique and Turrialba. Above and below this section are even more difficult,
yet still raftable portions for those with previous experience.

The Pacuare River has been declared the equivalent of a Wild and Scenic River,
and it is indeed both. Local white water companies take rafting enthusiasts down a
30-kilometer run from near Tres Equis to Siquirres, often with at least one night of
camping on the river banks. Since 1986, the Costa Rican Electric Company (I.C.E.)
has been considering putting a dam on this nearly pristine river; however,
for the time being, the river still flows wild and free.