Spot turtles nesting in remote Tortuguero
Float along the river to your riverside lodge in Tortuguero which is only accessible by boat or plane. Fill your senses with the sounds of the rainforest: listen to howler monkeys in the distance, smell the tropical hibiscus or spot tiny red frogs in the grass. The rainforest takes you by surprise; the quieter it seems, the more animals seem to be hiding amongst the leaves.
Canopy bridges in the clouds
The town of Santa Elena is situated at the base of the dense cloud forest of Monteverde. Take a canopy walk through the cloud forest where ferns, mosses and orchids bloom amongst the ominous hanging tree branches. Due to the humid climate the forest gives off a fairytale-like atmosphere, especially in the swirling mist.
Beaches where the jungle meets the sea
Manuel Antonio is a place where sandy beaches, rainforest and comfortable hotel accommodation come hand in hand. Take a morning walk along the beach and imagine yourself back to nature. The sandy bays are crescent-shaped and link the forest to the sea. Spot howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, coatis and iguanas from the sea! This is the only national park where you can have your binoculars out one minute and be swimming and snorkelling the next.
Spot dolphins & snorkel the clear waters of Costa Rica
The combination of uncrowded beaches, a comfortable small hotel and numerous options for day trips make Playa Tortuga one of our favourite beach destinations. Along the hilly coastline you’ll find vast deserted beaches where pelicans fly in circles above the mangroves and tastefully landscaped lodges line the shore.
|Duration:||17 days / 16 nights|
|Itinerary:||San Jose - Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo - Bri Bri Village - Bocas del Toro - Boquete - Panama City|