“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!