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.
Tortuga Island Cruise
A hidden tropical island with dreamy white-sand beaches and incredibly blue waters awaits just off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s. We’ll pick you up at your San José hotel and drive you through lush mountains en route to the Pacific port city of Puntarenas, where you’ll board the luxury yacht. You’ll then begin a sun drenched cruise across the picturesque Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. Along the way, an attentive crew will serve fresh tropical fruit and exotic drinks.
Once on the island, you can enjoy the magnificent sugar-white beach and gentle turquoise waters. You’ll have ample time for snorkeling, lounging on the beach, playing beach volleyball with the crew, exploring the island or just plain relaxing in this tropical paradise.
You will be served a delicious buffet lunch with wine, right on the beach, before returning to San José in the late afternoon.
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.
Vista Los Suenos Zip line (Canopy) in Jaco
This tour is the most thrilling, exciting and safe adventure tours that you can do in Costa Rica!
We offer you spectacular eco-adventure tours that provide a unique experience in the canopy of the tropical rainforest.
While zipping over cables as high as 120 foot over ground level, we offer you a birdâ€™s eye view of the rainforest canopy, which is home to an estimated 60% of rainforest species! Vista Los Suenos Canopy Tour is located just outside Jaco and near the Carara Biological Reserve and is part of an important ecological transition zone between Costa Ricaâ€™s drier northwest and more humid south. This transitional rainforest grows on steep slopes and has studded massive trees laden with vines, bromeliads and orchids. The gear used is top quality climbing harnesses and equipment, made and certified by reputable, well-established manufacturers. Designed not only as an extreme adventure, but a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment. Their property boasts spectacular views of the Herradura bay and Island near Jaco. Within the property, you will have the opportunity to view the Scarlet Macaws, Chestnut mandible Toucans, and white-face monkeys. The adventure starts on a 15-minute ride aboard our specially designed 40 passenger tractor. Once we arrive in the top of the mountain we then descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 15 platforms and 14 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers..including the longest cable in the area of 2400 ft
Eco-tourism, including adventure tours, is the countryâ€™s most important industry. Many foreign visitors rate canopy tours as one of the highlights of their vacation package, ideal for families, groups, incentive activities, and companies. We are also the perfect destination for those interested in some fun team building.
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