Costa Rica Nature Vacations
Enjoy fun snorkeling tours leaving from many coastal communities and tourist regions. Ideal snorkeling locations are the South Caribbean, Manuel Antonio, Cano Island, and plenty of beaches in Guanacaste. Watch the tropical rainforests from high above. The Hanging Bridges and Treetop Walkways give you the chance to enjoy the fantastic view of the tropical forests and its inhabitants. We offer you a selection of custom designed vacations packages focusing on Costa Rica`s main highlights and tourist attractions, its nature. Our packages include national parks such as Corcovado, Tortuguero, Carara, Manuel Antonio and Monteverde, beautiful beaches such as Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, active volcanoes like Rincon de la Vieja, Turrialba, Poas and Arenal Volcano and much more. We have a selection of pre designed nature vacations packages or you can custom design a package with our guidance and help. Contact us for a list of packages or indicate the dates you wish to travel, the number of people and the type of activities and destinations you wish and we will send you a package according to that information.
Arrival in San Jose. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the Hotel in San Jose. Overnight in San Jose.
Breakfasts. Tour included. This is one of the most popular tours departing from San Jose. First, you will visit the Poas Volcano, an active volcano where you can get close to the main crater, one of the widest in the world. After, you will be able to hike to the former crater and currently Poas Volcano crater lagoon. After, the visit continuous to the La Paz Waterfall, amidst the tropical rainforest of the volcano slopes. The second half of the tour will take you to the largest coffee farm in the area, Doka Estate. You will learn and explore the entire coffee process, from the plantation to the drying and the grinding. Lunch also included.
Departure towards Arenal Volcano. Afternoon arrival and also included a guided tour to the volcano and entrance to the famous Hot Springs of Ecotermales with dinner included. - Arenal Volcano Hot Water Springs Tour - Join us on a trail through the rainforest below the Arenal Volcano where you have the possibility of spotting monkeys and a large variety of birds, including toucans and trogons. We end our walk with a refreshing beverage and a magnificent view of Arenal Volcano, where, with a bit of luck, you can see the flowing lava of Costa Rica’s most active volcano.This stunning experience is followed by a relaxing soak in the nearby hot springs with pools of various water temperatures. Overnight in Arenal.
Tour included. This tour starts early in the morning. After around 1 hour driving, we will reach the river input. After a short training session, you will hop into the canoes and slowly start exploring the river downstream. Canoeing is quite simply and easy to learn for everyone. Unlike the kayak, the canoe slides much faster and effortless, giving you more time to enjoy the surrounding nature, one filled with tropical rainforests, the river, and a changing geography. There are no rapids along the route. After a riverbank lunch, we will paddle a bit more and reach the take out point. Transportation from and back to La Fortuna as well as guide and lunch is included.
Departure to Manuel Antonio. On the way, visit the famous Crocodile River of Tarcoles. Watch dozens of large crocodiles from the bridge, out of a short distance of only 15 meters. Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Rafting tour included. The steep mountains and the abundance of rain make Manuel Antonio one of the destinations with the best whitewater rafting rivers in the country. Enjoy this unique and fantastic adventure and nature experience. From Class II to Class IV. The Naranjo River section provides some fast and wild rapids ( Class III – IV ) while exploring the lush scenery, tropical jungles and scenic views. The El Chorro section ( Class IV – V ) located in the upper part of the Naranjo River is yet another tour we operate on a daily basis. A bit more experience is required for this descent. Then there is the Savegre River, ( Class II – III ) a powerful and very scenic river that comes down from the high mountains, ideal for families.
Breakfasts. Guided Manuel Antonio National Park tour. Our guided national park trip is the best in the area. Explore the trails of the tropical rainforests. Go in search of coati mundis, white faced monkeys, raccoons, sloths and many species of birds. The trail will first take you along the first two most beautiful beaches and later, up a hill through dense tropical jungle. This tour also includes enough time on the beach ( Playa Espadilla ) . The beaches inside the park are surrounded by lush evergreen tropical jungle, a reason why Manuel Antonio has been awarded as among the world`s 25 most scenic national parks. Daily departures and transportation from the hotel also included.
Departure to the area of Uvita de Osa. Uvita offers both tropical rainforest species that inhabit the lowlands, the higher altitudes host different species and finally, the oceanic species that inhabit the mangroves, swamps and coastal areas. Arrival and overnight in Uvita, bordering the National Park of Marino Ballena. Overnight in Uvita.
Whales and dolphins tour included. This fun half day tour will take you through the ocean inside the borders of the Marino Ballena National Park. Our main goal is to spot the famous humpback whales, which come to the area in great numbers during most of the year, although September and October are the best months to see them. Other species can also be seen, including the orcas, false orcas, pilot whales and both resident and migratory species of dolphins. Sea turtles can sometimes also be seen during the trip.
Breakfasts. Guided tour to the Cano Island. The snorkeling trip to the famous Caño Island is perfect if you love snorkeling and marine wildlife. The Caño Island is considered the best snorkeling and dive spot along with the Murcielago Islands in the North Pacific, second only after the world famous Cocos Island. Healthy fish populations, corals, caves, caverns, rocky pinnacles and abundant marine creatures including rays, eels, sharks and much more can be seen. This one day trip departs early in the morning and return in the later afternoon. Transportation, lunch and drinks included.
Departure to San Gerardo de Dota, the famous Cloud Forest at 2200 meters above sea level. Situated high on Cerro de la Muerte, it is among the best places for spotting the Quetzal and other endemic species that inhabit its cloud forests. Overnight in San Gerardo de Dota.
Early morning birding tour in search off the famous Quetzal. Overnight in San Gerardo de Dota
Return to San Jose. Overnight in San Jose.
Departure to the International Airport.