Monteverde Cloud Forest
The dense cloud forest of Monteverde is home to over 400 bird species, including the famous resplendent quetzal, and many mammals such as Baird's tapir, jaguars and ocelots.
A wide range of activities
Costa Rica offers a great range of activities from guided walks, snorkelling and boat excursions for the relaxed traveller, to white-water rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking and horse-riding for the thrill-seeking passenger.
Arenal Volcano National Park
With its classic conical shape, Arenal Volcano is a must see. Currently it is in a resting phase, however until 2010 it was one of the Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes.
Hannah Cuss, Tailormade Product Executive
‘I loved the range of landscapes found in Costa Rica – rugged beaches, towering (and sometimes smoking) volcanoes, mysterious cloud forests, overgrown rainforests, canal networks - a lot more variety than I was expecting. My highlights include a canopy walkway in Selvatura, waking up to the noise of howler monkeys, but my favourite bit was seeing a huge leatherback turtle nesting on the beach in Tortuguero. The greeting 'Pura Vida', or 'pure life' cannot better describe the environment and way of life in this untouched paradise where responsible tourism is second nature for guides and hoteliers.'