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.
Guests staying at the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel have a golden opportunity to look for rare Costa Rican birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal on this 2-hour guided hike. Surrounded by a 2000-acre private nature reserve, the hotel offers professional birding guides who are Greentique certified with local daily knowledge of the reserve’s bird populations. The tour begins early in t ...
Suggested age range: 6+
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: 1+
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