One of the remaining habitats for the rare Great Green Macaw, Sarapiqui draws a number of birding enthusiasts, as well as nature lovers who come for a chance to see monkeys, sloths, and other tropical forest animals. La Selva Biological Station is world renowned as a rainforest research center providing education to tourists and scientists alike. The thriving wildlife diversity found here is due in no small part to the additional number of private protected reserves in the area. On one such reserve, you can take a quiet riverboat sightseeing trip along the Sarapiqui River excellent for birdwatching. Or just enjoy being out on a comfortable boat gliding over water observing parts of the jungle unreachable by land. Whether hiking or boating you’re likely to see an abundance of wildlife including the many rainforest orchids unique to this area.
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: 1+
Nature, Learning Family, Birding, Wildlife Hike
A leisurely tour of a verdant tropical rainforest awaits guests staying at the Selva Verde Lodge. This guided hike will stimulate your senses as you pass through a designated portion of 570 protected acres along the Sarapiqui River. The natural trails are easy to walk so you can focus on the sight and sounds surrounding you. This tour provides a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal ...
Suggested age range: 1+
La Selva Station is a world-famous center for rainforest research. Here you will hike with biological experts who invite you to explore the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest. You will learn how the various forest ecosystems contribute to the well-being of our planet and why rainforests need our protection. When you arrive at the Station, you’ll be met by a naturalist guide who w ...
Suggested age range: 5+
Explore the amazing wildlife along the beautiful Sarapiqui River in modern eco-friendly quiet boats allowing a close encounter with both shore and river wildlife. Get your cameras ready! You’ll spend 2 hours meandering through different habitats and a variety of landscapes, each hosting its own special breeds of plant and animal life. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken do ...
Suggested age range: 4+
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