Rio Perdido and Isla Chiquita

Your unique and adventure trip begins with a transfer to the Rio Perdido Lodge. The centerpiece of the 600-acre private reserve is the Rio Perdido, which means “lost river”. The 150-foot, thermo-mineral gorge that draws energy from deep magma flows, will cast its spell on anyone that descends to its magical waters for the first time. During your three night stay at Rio Perdido enjoy activities such as white water tubing, canyon adventure zip lines, thermal springs, mud baths and a visit to La Anita Farm located in the banks of the Miravalles Volcano, where you will experience rainforest trails, a medicinal plants garden and organic crops. Travel to the Gulf of Nicoya where your 3 night stay at Isla Chiquita Glamping Lodge will dazzle you with peaceful waters, 360 degree views of the ocean, fresh-catch dining, and eco-adventures. You will also enjoy a visit to Curú Wildlife Refuge which teams with abundant wildlife and hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays on the Nicoya Peninsula. Also enjoy self guided adventure activities at Isla Chiquita such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and hiking. Also included during your stay is a boat excursion to Isla Tortuga, a favorite destination for many tourists, Tortuga Island offers a wide variety of recreational activities such as snorkeling, swimming and hiking.

Turtles, Whales & Dolphins

After your first night in San Jose, travel with a small group to the Northern Caribbean Coast and explore the wonders of Tortuguero National Park known as Costa Rica’s Little Amazon. Enjoy local boat tours through the national park’s narrow canals and admire its vast green filled lush rainforests. During the months of July through October, you will enjoy one of our best nature spectacles, the Nesting of Green Turtles at night. Travel to the cloud forests of the high mountains of Los Quetzales – La Amistad National Park, where the cold atmosphere at Cerro de la Muerte gives way too many diverse species such as mosses, bamboo, and tree ferns. Aside from birds, wildlife is rarely sighted at this point. That said, this is a birdwatcher's paradise with hummingbirds, quetzals and emerald toucanets being fairly common sightings. Finally venture off to the South Pacific Coast and enjoy the ultimate offshore whale watching tour around the Uvita-Dominical coastline. View an ever-changing cultural, natural and agricultural landscape during your travels from sea level to over 10,000 feet elevation, and enjoy viewing a variety of wildlife that will be very different from the lowlands to the highlands and on both the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts.

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.

Sirena and Corcovado tent camp

Travel South to the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. A short 45 minute local flight from San José will bring you to Drake Bay, were the adventure begins! Take a scenic boat ride along the South Pacific Coast, arriving to Sirena Ranger Station. A 2 night stay at the dormitory rooms of Sirena Station is the best way to maximize your wildlife viewing at this natural sanctuary, walking the park´s trail system with your own private local guide. Tapirs, anteaters, scarlet macaws, toucans, pumas, and the 4 species of monkeys that exist in Costa Rica are just a few of the animals you will most likely encounter during your visit. After this unparalleled experience depart Sirena by boat, and arrive to the Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, were you can continue with your exploration of the wild Osa Peninsula.

Blue River and Volcanoes Adventure

After your first night in San Jose, travel to the majestic Arenal Volcano and enjoy a series of hiking trails that brings you through forested areas and across some of the historic lava fields that buried much of the surrounding jungle during the dramatic eruptions of 1992. Visit the fascinating Fortuna Waterfall which emerges from dense jungle greenery before plummeting 200 feet into an emerald pool below, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local organic farm. Also enjoy the Arenal Hanging Bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, opening the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience. Continue to the Rincon de la Viejas National Park’ s lush rainforest with grand waterfalls, natural mineral hot springs and sparkling “blue” rivers. Soak in 3 hot springs pools, 2 fresh water pools with a bullet water-slide and a blue river. Wander through tropical botanical gardens, fish, turtle & caiman ponds, hummingbird sanctuary and more. Finally, travel to Guanacaste’s Northern Pacific Coast where at El Viejo Wetlands Wildlife Refuge enjoy beautiful views of the Nicoya Gulf, mangroves and Salinas, nature trails surrounded by exotic flowers and birds. Your resting day Playa Hermosa, one of the best maintained beaches in the country, offers visitors crystal clear blue waters and gorgeous scenery, making it a very popular beach strip on the west coast.