Bioluminescence Tour in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Premio DMC Adds New Bioluminescence Tour in Guanacaste

You Can Now Add a Bioluminescence Tour for Participants in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Bioluminescence is one of the most magical natural phenomena in Costa Rica. It’s one of the best kept secrets of our shores. Now, it is a stunning tour that can be added to the program through Premio DMC in Costa Rica.


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What is Bioluminescence?

Bioluminescence is a completely natural light that is created by a chemical reaction in living organisms. There are several organisms that can create this biological light, such marine bacteria, algae, crustaceans, fish, and worms. In the case of the Papagayo Bay, it’s algae that gives off this blue-green light.

People can see bioluminescence when water is disturbed, such as by a hand in the water or the hull of a moving boat. It’s one of the most incredible experiences, like sparks shooting through the water. While this light is very difficult to capture on standard cameras, it will still leave a lasting memory for all who witness it.



Where Can Participants See Bioluminescence in Costa Rica?

There are a couple places in Costa Rica where bioluminescence appears. For participants of incentive programs and meetings visiting Guanacaste, Papagayo Bay is the best place to find this phenomenon. That’s why we’ve set up a tour of MICE groups off of Hermosa Beach. Viewers are sure to leave with poignant memories of this amazing occurrence. 


When is Bioluminescence Visible?

Because bioluminescence is made up of light, it’s best seen on dark nights. Ideally this tour will be booked on nights with no moon, either during a new moon or when the moon is below the horizon. It is still usually possible to see bioluminescence on other nights, though you’ll want to avoid full moons when booking this tour. 



What’s the Guanacaste Bioluminescence Tour Like?

Participants will board a boat and head out to the bay for this experience. As the boat cruises through the sparkling water, cocktails and dinner will be served. Adventurous participants can choose to get on a stand up paddle board or floating mat, in order to see the bioluminescence up close.

If groups wish, they can take this experience to the next level and add a setup on a secluded beach in the area. 


Included in the Tour

  • Private boat tour leaving from the hotel beach
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards and Floating Mat
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Microfiber Towels
  • Open Bar and Dinner on the Boat

Contact Premio DMC for more information about this and other tours and programs.



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