A hike through rainforests in Costa Rica is no ordinary adventure, as howler monkeys screech in the distance, the red macaws play overhead and a mysterious blue morpho butterfly lures you on down the trail. If you seek higher altitudes, one of the country's cloud forests will have you jumping like Ichabod Crane in a scene out of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as eerie clouds rush through all day long, inhibiting visibility and randomly unveiling rich green natural landscapes and other natural treasures. Even if you are looking for a beach escape, it is highly recommended that you fit in a walk through the woods in one of Costa Rica's tourist-friendly wilderness destinations.
The cloud forests, rain forests and tropical forests below are home to some of the most unique plant and animal species on the planet. Each one has something unique to offer, so be sure to contact a Nature Vacations travel designer to help you pinpoint which to visit during your vacation to Costa Rica.
|The crown jewel of the national park system, Corcovado offers guided hiking trips through dense jungle and along secluded beaches where you are guaranteed to mingle with wild animals.|
|A cool, damp escape from the tropics, come to relax or search for the resplendent quetzal or hidden waterfalls.|
|An extensive rainforest territory just 20 minutes outside of San Jose! This mountainous wild region is a great day trip during your vacation.|
|An easy choice for travelers, Manuel Antonio mixes white sand beaches, outgoing white-faced monkeys, and tropical rainforest, all in one stop!|
|This large tropical forest territory in northern Guanacaste is a favorite stop for surfers seeking uncrowded waves along its miles of shoreline.|