“Nature Travel” has grown to be synonymous with Costa Rica. The country offers endless opportunities to experience nature to the fullest. Costa Rican flora includes orchids, tropical flowers, numerous delicious tropical fruits and lush forest vegetation.

Wildlife includes colorful frogs, prehistoric-looking iguanas, monkeys, sloths, sea turtles, and hundreds of birds from tiny hummingbirds to the Resplendent Quetzal and the beautiful Scarlet Macaw. Snorkelers and scuba divers can additionally experience a rich marine fauna.

Costa Rica is also home to a number of volcanoes, including Arenal which has been active and emitting lava for over 40 years, one of the world´s most active!

Hike in the mountains of Cerro de la Muerte; see giant centuries-old oak trees and encounter high elevation birds with more than 60 species endemic! This is the best area to see the Resplendent Quetzal.

Stay at Tiskita Lodge and Nature Reserve which has a fascinating tropical fruit orchard with species collected from around the world; a magnificent rainforest with abundant wildlife, scarlet macaws and more than 300 bird species; and is set on the Pacific coastline behind miles of wilderness beaches.

Hike and explore Manuel Antonio National Park, the best site in CR to see sloths and monkeys in the forests behind gorgeous cream-colored sandy beaches.

Visit Arenal, an active steaming volcano with near-continous flows of hot blocky lava and flanked by rainforest with more than 400 bird species and a variety of tropical mammals. You can combine this tour with the Rio Celeste, a unique river naturally tinted a magical turquoise-blue hidden amidst a tropical rainforest.

Travel along gently in quiet boats along the densely forested canals of Tortuguero National Park to admire the wonderful scenery.  This is one of the best places in Costa Rica to see a lot of tropical wildlife!

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Family Adventures

Costa Rica Sun Tours can organize family vacations suitable for all ages. From young children to teens, parents and grandparents we can create an unforgettable experience for everyone. Each family adventure can be designed to accommodate activities you can share and individual interests too. From family hikes to a dramatic active volcano; to an exhilarating zip-line canopy tour for your teenager; to wildlife spotting for the budding nature photographer in your family; Costa Rica Sun can organize it all!

Adventure Tours

Adventure Tours

When you look at Costa Rica’s geography and wealth of natural features you’d think it was designed by an adventure traveler. With multi-day jungle treks; white-water by raft, canoe or kayak; mountain biking on scenic back-country roads and trails; adventures on horseback; world-class fishing on either coast; excellent surfing in warm tropical waters on both the Pacific or Caribbean coasts; snorkeling or scuba diving; rappelling down waterfalls; coastal sea-kayaking and of course “flying” over and through the forest canopy on an exciting zip-line tour; there are so many Costa Rican adventures to experience. Let us get creative and put yours together because if you want it, Costa Rica’s got it!


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!