Carara Biological Reserve (Half Day Tour)
Carara is located in a transition zone between the dry forest and humid forest of the Costa Rican North Pacific region, this reserve protects ecosystems not found in any other conservation area. It also is an island of forest completely surrounded by land dedicated to human activities. Created to facilitate investigations, scientific studies, and environment education. This area is considering an excellent living laboratory in which you can study the structure and function of the tropical ecosystems and the relation between them.
Carara has several ecosystems like the cinagas, lagoons and gallery forests, secondary and primary. The wild life is very abundant. You can notice white faced monkeys, two toed sloth´s, and one of the favorite bird because of its beautiful plumage and because is en danger of extinct is the scarlet macaw
Monteverde Cloud Forest
â€śA Piece of heavenâ€ť
This is the phrase that thousands of national and international tourists use after visiting the beautiful area of Monteverde every year. Not just for its impressive landscapes or exuberant vegetation, but for the warm reception by the Tico population. People from Monteverde are typical Costa Ricans.
The history of Monteverde began in the early 1950s, when a group of Quaker families from United States arrived to Costa Rica in search of peace and tranquility. Some members of these families were imprisoned by the American government due to the fact that they didnâ€™t want to take part in the Korean War. For that reason they decided to settle in Costa Rica, mainly because of its lack of an army and also because of the nature they found.
However, long time before the arrival of these Quakers, the Monteverde area was already settled by a group of Costa Rican farmers, coming from towns like San Ramon de Alajuela, Esparza and Miramar. Their purpose was to establish farms for subsistence living.
Monteverde Costa Rica has become a tourist attraction all over the world, due the biodiversity of its forests, crystalline waters, fresh air and the existence of outstanding species such as the Quetzal, the Three-wattled Bellbird, the Bare-necked Umbrellabird and the Golden Toad (nowadays extinct).
For this reason, in 2007 Monteverde Cloud Forest is considered one of the Costa Ricaâ€™s Seven Wonders, along with Cocos Island, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Chirripo Mountain, Celeste River and Poas Volcano.
The biodiversity of Monteverde includes more than 400 bird species, including the magnificent quetzal, bellbird and black guan, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, 490 of butterflies, 100 of mammals (60 being bat species). Some species of mammals like the tapir, ocelot and jaguar are nowadays threatened by extinction.
Sport Fishing (Many different locations in Pacific side)
Those who are looking for the ideal fishing trip, need look no further than the beautiful Natural Paradise of Costa Rica. Itâ€™s a Country with an unmatched combination of the of unspoiled beaches, mountains, volcanoes, great fishing spots, experienced captains, world record holders, eco-tourism,great accommodations and friendly people. Costa Rica has gained an international reputation as having one of the best concentrations of billfish year round. For all of the bluewater anglers, there are opportunities for Blue marlin and Black marlin as well as Tuna and Dorado.
Includes: A/C transportation, bilingual and experienced Mate and Captain, Lunch, cold beveranges, all the equipment and insurance.
Length: Full day and half day tours.
Departure time: Early morning, early afternoon.
Wath to bring: Camera, fresh comfortable clothes, hat and sunblock.
Tropical mangrove and adventure.
Jungle Crocodile Safari’s tour time is two hours. Our bilingual tourist guide offers expert orientation about the crocodiles and other associated wildlife. On the way downstream, the boat heads along the Estero Guacalillo, a most awesome mangrove ecosystem that features four different species of mangrove trees. In addition to sightseeing, photography and videotaping are permited.
Tourists receive a bottle of cold drinking water along with a brochure that shows all 56 bird species commonly sighted along the river.
he best way to catch sight of these beautiful creatures is on board the boats of The Jungle Crocodile Safari on the Tarcoles River. The Tarcoles is located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, close to Carara National Park. There you can observe more than 50 species of native, migratory and costal birds. Our tour also travels through mangroves, the refuge of the Scarlet Macaw where its presence is frequent. During our two-hour journey down the Tarcoles, you can observe the birds from a short distance while accompanied by a bilingual guide. The tour also includes an informative bird pamphlet and bottled water.
in the mangroves of Guacalillo it’s possible to observe the Mangrove Warbler, Mangrove vireo, Panama Flycatcher, and the American Pygmy Kingfisher among others.
White Water Rafting
Is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.
With so much rain in our tropical weather we have excellent rivers for raft around Costa Rica, some of then are close to los sueńos as Naranjo and Savegre in Quepos, or Corobicí in Guanacaste and different classes (I to IV) for really adventurers or family activity