Monteverde night walk

The jungle comes alive after dark – take an eerie hike through Monteverde’s dense rainforest on the lookout for bats, frogs and tarantulas.

Reserva Santa Elena

Search for the elusive quetzal in this lush reserve that protects one of Costa Rica’s most perfect cloudforests.

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen

Follow puma tracks to waterfall pools on the Nicoya Peninsula’s newest and most ecologically important nature reserve.

Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco

Costa Rica’s oldest piece of protected land features unique Pacific lowland tropical forest and is home to howler monkeys, white-tailed deer and flocks of pelicans.

Mal País and Santa Teresa

Ride the waves at these popular surfing hangouts in the southwest Nicoya Peninsula.

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Relax on palm-fringed beaches and explore tangled tropical forests and mangroves abundant with wildlife, from sloths to rare squirrel monkeys.

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