The number, size and variety of our tropical forests make Costa Rica
unique. With Cloud Forests in the mountains, Tropical Rainforests on
the South Pacific and Caribbean Coasts, Dry Tropical Forests on the
North Pacific Coast, and Transitional
Zone Forests on the Central Pacific Coast, few places on earth have
so much diversity in such a small area. Each have their own unique traits
and variety of plant and animal species. Don't miss what Costa Rica
is most known for!
are home to far more species than any of the world's other habitats.
The variety and sheer volume
of life in these forests is staggering. We have 850 species of birds
in Costa Rica, which is more than all of North American combined! The
symbiosis of bird, insect, plant and animal life is fascinating. You
could spend many lifetimes exploring our rainforests, and still not
fully understand the complexity of life in this ecosystem.
are disappearing world-wide. Costa Rica has reserved proportionately
more of its land as National Parks and Reserves than any other country.
is very committed to protecting its forests. Despite this, de-forestation
still wreaks havoc on all species. For example, the cloud forests in
Monteverde are not the same as they were just a few years ago, so we
recommend you see them now.
be astonished by the varied micro-climates in Costa Rica, all of which
different habitats for hundreds of plant and animal species. The rainforest
is home to monkeys, sloths, strangler fig trees, leaf-cutter ants, coatimundis,
toucans, quetzals, and thousands of other species, but they are often
difficult to see.
A guide knows what to look for and where to find it. Having a guide
makes the difference between just another walk in the woods and understanding
the environment around you. The guides we book are experienced, professional
all ages and interests can hike through the rainforest. The difficulty
of the hike depends on several factors, including altitude, incline,
season, and temperature. So please let us help you determine what hike
is best for you. If you are interested in a guided hike on the Central
Pacific coast, see Carara