COSTA RICA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
Active volcanoes, natural hot springs and lush rain and cloud forests
Avian delights include hummingbirds, motmots, quetsals, macaws and toucans
Colourful tree and poison-dart frogs
Vociferous Mantled Howler, acrobatic Spider and threatened Squirrel Monkeys
Idyllic secluded beaches rich in marine life with important nesting sites for the endangered Atlantic Green Sea Turtle
Healthy population of the endearing Two and Three-toed Sloths
COSTA RICA GALLERY
OUR FEATURED COSTA RICA DESTINATIONS
Rising into misty skies, Monteverde, meaning “green mountain”, is located in the cool high country. Rainforests abound with tall trees festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines and mosses, replete with butterflies, hummingbirds, Mantled Howlers and Tyras. Highly sought after birds include the endemic Coppery-headed Emerald and the famously elusive Resplendent Quetzal.
ARENAL VOLCANOEnquire Now
At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most dramatic landmarks. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal was in recent times the country’s most active volcano. Besides enjoying the renowned hot springs, occuring in a ring around the base of the volcano, there are hanging bridges, the La Fortuna waterfall, excellent birding and mammals such as White-nosed Coati, the easily audible Mantled Howler Monkeys, and both Two and Three-toed Sloths.
This national park, located along the Northeast Caribbean coast is considered by many as the prime place to view wildlife in Costa Rica. There is excellent boating along the maze of rainforest waterways replete with Spider, Howler and White-faced Capuchin Monkeys. Jaguar and the endangered Great Green Macaw are further highlights. This is an important nesting site for the endangered Atlantic Green Sea Turtle from July to October.
OSA PENINSULAEnquire Now
The pristine Osa Peninsula is blanketed by some of the last remaining lowland tropical rain forest in Central America and edged by idyllic secluded beaches rich in marine life. It sustains 2.5 percent of the world’s total biodiversity and is home to Squirrel, Spider, White-faced Capuchin and Mantled Howler Monkeys; as well as Puma, Baird’s Tapirs, White-lipped and Collared Peccaries, Tamandua, Sloths, Tyra, Green-and-black Poison-dart Frogs and Scarlet Macaws.
WHEN TO VISIT COSTA RICA
Mid-December until April – while there’s rain all year round, these months are drier and sunnier. May, June and July are also very good (July to October are peak turtle months in Tortuguero) but in September, October and November there can be a lot of rain so it’s not recommended to travel over these months.