Explore the beautiful Central Mountain region of Costa Rica, and be amazed by the enchanting cloud forests and rainforests. Only a short distance away from the bustling San Juan Santamaria airport, you can find yourself in a quiet cloud forest listening for bird calls on a guided birdwatching hike or ziplining over the treetops of a rainforest canopy. Driving through the mountainous terrain, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous rolling green hills dotted with grazing cattle and coffee farms. You might see the Turrialba, Poas or Irazu volcanoes off in the distance, offering impressive backdrops for epic photographs. This area includes plenty of things to do for both adventure seekers and nature lovers such as zip lining, cloud forest hikes, waterfall explorations, or rainforest aerial tram rides. And for the urban explorer, the cities of San Jose and Alajuela are just a short drive away.
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Nature, Learning Family
Exploring the Braulio Carrillo National Park by aerial tram is the way to go. Sitting in an open air gondola, you’ll glide over two levels of rainforest at a leisurely 2 kilometers per hour. This very popular guided tour gives you an unprecedented vantage point for seeing into the forest without disturbing the wildlife within.
Your day will begin when all participants meet in the main o ...
Suggested age range: 5+
Entering the cool, misty cloud forest, you’ll hike where exotic birdlife such as the Resplendent Quetzal, and jungle animals including monkeys and ocelots, reside. With a professional guide trained to help you locate and observe local wildlife, you’ll follow a well-manicured natural trail through moss covered trees dripping with hanging vines. You’ll end with a visit to an on-site researc ...
Suggested age range: 6+
Nature, Romance, Learning Family, Waterfalls
Welcome to Paradise! You’ll discover 5 cascading waterfalls as you leisurely walk through the misty cloud forest trails while visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens. On this guided hike you’ll learn about the jungle and its natural inhabitants while visiting animal sanctuaries, insect, frog and snake exhibits, an aviary, orchid and bromeliad houses and that’s not all. Wild jungle cats, a Touca ...
Suggested age range: 3 - 99
This fun adrenaline pumping zipline adventure will have you flying through the jungle on 8 different cables offering a monkey’s eye view of the surrounding lush rainforest. Teeming with wildlife, the protected reserve is home to toucans, monkeys, sloths and all things Costa Rican!
The Pacuare Adventure Canopy Tour offers guests staying at the Pacuare Lodge an exciting onsite zipline ...
Suggested age range: 8+