Explore winding trails through tropical forests and along a scenic beach route. Stop for a picture at a beautiful lookout point with panoramic ocean views.
The ATVs were fun to ride - the trail was on a one-way path, some open road, and along a breakwater into the ocean. Afterwards toured a botanical garden then some time on a beach. We did not get anything to eat at the garden because we planned to eat while at the beach. There was only a bar at the beach - no food. We were starved by dinnertime!
Awesome!! I had never rode an ATV before and this was a blast. They took us down a couple paths to a neat site along the ocean then back and off to a beach with a little restruant/bar. One of the highlights of our trip
It was expensive, but what a blast we had. It consisted of three parts. First we went to Ardesta gardens, which is basically a walking tour of different flowers and plants. The best part was the ducks that roam the gardens. You can buy food at the café and sit around and feed the ducks while you wait for the ATV portion of the tour. We fed the ducks and had a blast. After an hour in the gardens we climbed aboard our ATV’s and were given the mandatory five minute “How-To” and off we went. I’ve been on a number of ATV tours through cruise ships and I think this was the best one ever. The roads we rode were barely wider than the ATV and the guides had us going at breakneck speeds the entire ride. The roads cut through a very remote area and if you go off the road, you will find yourself in vegetation and high grass. Nothing dangerous, so don’t worry about that. The island is very flat, so no cliffs to worry about. At one point the guides took us to a spot that was surrounded by beautiful blue water with a lone tree growing at the very tip of this peninsula. I have to say it was one of the best spots I’ve had the chance to stand on in my life. Really beautiful. The third part of the tour was an hour or so at a local beach. More beautiful water to be around. There was a place to buy food if you were hungry as well (sort of expensive, but good).
Someone guided us to our meeting spot as soon as we walked off the ship. The ATV excursion is actually a 3 in 1. We rode ATV's on trails and stopped at a beach spot which our guides gave us time to walk around and explore. They gave us some history of the island and answered questions. Our guides Mario and Alex were having just as much fun as we were. Then we ended the ATV part at The Garden of the Groves. Beautiful tropical garden with some shops and a cafe. We saw ducks, lizards, hummingbirds among other animals. From there Captain Jack took us all over the island site seeing and then dropped us off at the beach for 2 hours. We were greeted with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Also, there were Kayaks and peddle-boats available to us. A few shops and a restaurant. The perfect excursion to do a little of everything.
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