The beach by Tiskita is a wilderness beach stretching for miles. The black volcanic sand is lined with Coconut Palm and Beach Almond trees that provide a habitat for wildlife and shade. The laid-back surf town of Pavones is a 50-minute walk north, and to the south begins Punta Burica, the largely undeveloped peninsula bordering Panama. A colorful sunset over the Pacific Ocean and the Osa Peninsula marks the end of a tropical day.
The warm ocean water is perfect for bodyboarding, surfing and snorkeling. Bodyboards and snorkel gear are available at the main lodge, free of charge.
Along the beach there are rock formations with tide pools to explore. The pools vary in size (from bathtub to olympic swiming pool) and temperature. Some of the tide pools that are exposed at low tide are large enough to swim and snorkel in, but they can also be explored on foot.
At low tide, when the tide pools are exposed, tropical fish and other marine animals are visible. There are many species of colorful tropical fish in the tide pools, for example, Parrot Fish, Porcupine fish, Pufferfish, Moray Eels and Angelfish.
Snorkel gear is available at the main lodge, free of charge. More experienced snorkelers may want to bring their own gear. The snorkeling can get quite good on a sunny day. When the tide comes in, bigger fish appear.
From late July through November, sea turtles (Greens and Olive Ridleys) come to the beach to lay eggs. Tiskita participates with marine conservation and research organization PRETOMA in efforts to protect the eggs.