There’s a reason Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s hottest destinations: It’s paradise. This Manuel Antonio travel guide will show you why. Dramatic cliffs rise to breezy bluffs and sweeping views of white sand beaches. As we said – paradise! Overview: Area: Central Pacific Average … [Read more...]
When you think of Costa Rica nature tours, what comes to mind? Animals. Rainforests. Cloud forests. Rivers. But also beaches and oceans.
Costa Rica is famous for our varied ecosystems, as well as our plant and animal life. And for good reason: More than 25% of our land is contained in national park and private reserve. National Geographic even dubbed Corcovado National Park, “the most biologically diverse place on earth.”
Nature tours take you into the most wild, the most wonderful, the most stunning scenery you may ever see. Trek into a misty cloud forest, where epiphytes, lichens and orchids cover every surface. Hike through lowland rainforest, where sloths hang from leafy trees and the distance echoes with the hoots of howler monkeys. Paddle through a river gorge, where emerald moss climbs every cliff.
Costa Rica is a natural wonderland, and a nature tour is your ticket into paradise.
Destinations that offer Nature Tours tours:
At the very end of a meandering dirt road, sits the hilltop town of Monteverde, a cloud forest enclave with an alpine feel. Founded by Quakers in the 1950s, what was once mountaintop pastureland is today a paradise of nature reserves, coffee and cheese production, wildlife (and lots of it!), and … [Read more...]
Situated in the Golfo Dulce, on the Southern tip of Costa Rica, Puerto Jimenez is the largest town in the Peninsula de Osa, and it is considered the gateway to the one of the most renowned National Parks in the world, Corcovado National Park. Our Puerto Jimenez travel guide fills you in on what you … [Read more...]
The Drake Bay and Sierpe area used to be a biologist-only playground, where scientists would come from around the world to study its immense biodiversity. Today, our Sierpe and Drake Bay travel guide helps you plan your escape to what has become Costa Rica's ultimate escape destination for nature … [Read more...]
The bohemian, surfer-cum-hippie vibe reigns supreme on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, once home a scrappy fishing hamlet and now one of Costa Rica’s most desirable coastal destinations. Our Santa Teresa and Mal País travel guide takes you to these twin beach towns, which welcome all … [Read more...]
Our La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano travel guide takes you to the slopes of Costa Rica's most famous volcano. Discover Arenal's steamiest hot springs, greatest adventures, and most beautiful resorts and hotels. Area: North Central Average Temperature: 70 to 86º F (21 to 30º C) Closest … [Read more...]
The watery web of Tortuguero’s river canals meanders through the remote northern Caribbean, where the most popular sight is visible only by the light of the moon. Every year, between March and October, four species of marine turtle – green, leatherback, loggerhead, and hawksbill – lay their eggs on … [Read more...]
Towering 8,900 ft. (2,713 mt.) above sea level, home to the world’s second-largest volcanic crater, and site of fumaroles, lagoons, and otherworldly cloud forest, Poás Volcano is, unsurprisingly, Costa Rica’s most visited national park. Our Poas Volcano travel guide fills you in on everything you … [Read more...]
Our Jaco travel guide introduces you to one of the most vibrant, busy beach towns in Costa Rica. Jaco and its sister town of Playa Hermosa are home to world-class surf, cinnamon- and black-sand beaches, excellent restaurants, exhilarating activities, and epic nightlife. Overview Area: Central … [Read more...]
Beaches, and waterfalls, and surf – oh my! Our Montezuma travel guide whisks you away to the secluded, bohemian and completely chill, oceanfront Montezuma – a town relatively untouched by tourism. (It has its location – the rough and rugged Nicoya Peninsula – to thank for that.) The result? While … [Read more...]