Costa Rica Nature Photography Adventure

Alex Arias is a passionate outdoorsman and has led nature tours for nearly 20 years all over Costa Rica. One of Alex’s passions is Nature Photography. This trip has been specially designed by him for travelers who are looking for great photo opportunities. Costa Rica is a growing photography destination due to its extreme high biodiversity and an easy access to many great locations for wildlife. This Costa Rica Nature Photography Adventure trip includes bird observatories, nature trails, volcano views, private reserves and refuges, tropical forest, mangroves, wetlands, lagoons, coastal areas and high mountain cloud forests. You will have great opportunities to encounter many animals in their natural habitats with Alex, and a unique cultural connection with Costa Ricans, that only he can provide.

Tropical Rainforests & Manuel Antonio

The best combination for a vacation! Days full of adventure on Arenal Volcano and Monteverde. Then visit the worldwide famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

Volcano Expedition & Beach Adventure

A well designed and convenient way to enjoy the volcano, world famous thermal hot springs, unique rainforests and one of the best beach resorts in Costa Rica. Relax at one of the country’s top hot springs resort; experience the amazing zip line tour, visits to Fortuna Waterfall and the hike to the Arenal National Park…. All in one place!

Jewels of The Central Valley & Manuel Antonio

Discover the combination of modern luxury travel and tropical wonderland in Costa Rica. Our Costa Rica “Deluxe & Unique End of the Year in Costa Rica” begins in the middle of lush coffee plantations and tropical fruit orchards overlooking the Central Valley at the exclusive Xandari Resort & Spa.

Elegant Euphonia

Elegant Euphonia is probably one of the most beautiful perching bird of Costa Rica. “An unmistakable bird with a lovely powder-blue cap” is the description Richard Garrigues gives in the Birds of Costa Rica book.

Special Occasions

Are you an individual or a group of friends with a specific interest such as hiking, ornithology, botany, biking, rafting or photography? Would you be interested in learning Spanish or volunteering at a national park or a private nature reserve? Do you have a son or daughter studying abroad and wish to join them for a weekend or weeklong trip? We can customize an itinerary for you to visit sites and participate in activities that will best match your interests. We will arrange for a specialized guide or local expert to conduct the tour or be a guest lecturer. Contact us and see what fascinating itineraries we can develop for you!

Arenal Volcano & Monteverde 4D/3N

Get a feeling for Costa Rica s central Tilaran Mountain Range by visiting two of its great protected areas, Arenal Volcano, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Visit the unique La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Arenal's lava flows, and zip through the cloud forest on a canopy tour!

Nicaragua and Costa Rica

From the majestic Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja volcanoes in Costa Rica, this tour travels to Granada and Leon in Nicaragua. Charming vestiges of the colonial era are beautifully preserved and protected in a land of volcanoes and breathtaking scenery.

Tropical Rainforests & Manuel Antonio old

Drop in to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, home to several gorgeous waterfalls and a rescued wildlife refuge. Travel to steaming Arenal Volcano and admire the wonders of its surrounding rainforests on a system of trails and hanging bridges. Explore the lush beauty of the misty mountain Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Fly through the cloud forest treetops on a Zip Line Canopy Tour! Kayak through a mangrove forest, then swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and relax on white sand beaches of wildlife rich Manuel Antonio National Park.

Tortuguero & Tropical Rainforests old

This tour features a dramatic drive through the wilderness mountains of Braulio Carillo National Park en route to the coast; a wonderful rainforest experience at the wildlife-rich Tortuguero National Park; a scenic flight back to San Jose; majestic waterfalls, gardens, a live butterfly flyway and more at La Paz Waterfall Gardens; a walk among the tree tops near a steaming live volcano at Arenal; and a visit to the cool and misty forest of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and its unique ruralQuaker and Costa Rican community.

Private driver guide services

Costa Rica Sun Tours offers the services of the best private driver/guides available in the country. Our driver/guides are English speaking guides, who also drive guests throughout the different areas visited. They escort our guests Read more…

San Jose history Tour

This past weekend our colleague Jose Carlos Brenes participated in a history tour of the most important and iconic architectural jewels of downtown San Jose – Costa Rica . Among these late 19th century – Read more…

New activity in Turrialba volcano

On Wednesday night our own Turrialba Volcano erupted shortly after 11:30 p.m, in what local officials are calling the most significant eruption of the volcano in 150 years. The activity has continued since, and ash fall Read more…

Exploring for new Adventures

Costa Rica Sun Tours is always exploring the country looking for new great adventures. We heard a rumor of a new adventure, a new rafting trip that is far away from ordinary. A class III-IV river trip.

Sky River Drift

Arrive to the Sky River Drift operations center where your will be geared up and transferred to the Costa Rica Sky Adventures park. You will glide through the tropical rain forest in 3 carbon fiber zip lines. Then, get to a tree platform of 650 sq. ft at a height of 170 ft set up in a strangler fig tree. From here prepare to jump in a free fall down to the river pond to experience a new concept of personal raft (similar to tubing), descending a fast river of 2.3 miles long inside the heart of the rainforest.

Playa Cativo Ecolodge

Playa Cativo Ecolodge opened their doors recently. This is a new beachfront boutique hotel set on 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of private rainforest, surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park. All guest rooms feature king Read more…

Costa Rica World Cup Brazil 2014!

A penalty shoot-out against Greece gave us our historic win, and for the first time Costa Rica has passed to the quarter finals on a World Cup! We keep writing history, and for this reason Read more…

Tortuguero, Arenal, Guanacaste

Duration: 9 days/8 nights Price: $1883 per person based on double occupancy Departs: Dec,  24,  2014 Destination: Tortuguero, Arenal, Guanacaste Visit Tortuguero National Park, the most important nesting area in the Western Caribbean  for the Read more…

Experience Costa Rica the way it used to be

Come take a horseback ride through Ario Ranch. A family owned and operated ranch protecting one of Costa Rica´s most important watersheds including key turtle nesting habitat and the Caletas-Ario Nature Reserve. Enjoy a natural landscape of rivers mountains and beaches accompanied by local cowboys maintaining local customs and traditions. Learn the names of the flora and fauna from the vantage point of your saddle. Witness the spectacular sunsets that grace the area with your family and friends.