Costa Rica Nature Hiking Tours

Costa Rica Nature Hiking Tours
Costa Rica features approximately 34 natural parks and biological reserves, according to the Costa Rica Tourism and Travel Bureau, making it one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet and an ideal destination for nature hiking. Numerous outfitters offer hiking tours, ranging from one day to multiple days in length. Some include additional adventure activities, such as white water rafting.

Rain Forest Tours Costa Rica Eco Aventures

Rain Forest Tours and Adventures offers full-day hiking adventures, such as the All Terrain Hikes In The Cloud Forest. This tour includes transportation to and from San Jose, rubber boots, raincoats, telescopes, snacks and drinks. Lunch is optional. You must have a minimum of four hikers. Bring extra, warm clothing in a dry pack and mosquito repellent. Do not forget to wear high quality hiking shoes. Highlights of this tour include the town of Coronado, which features a neo-gothic cathedral; Carillo National Park; and Barva and Irazu Volcanoes.

Costa Rica Rain Forest Tours and Adventures
921 E. 29th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
(888) 735-0703
rainforesttours.com

Arenal Volcano Hike and Tobacon Hot Springs

View Costa Rica's most active volcano on the Arenal Volcano Hike and Tobacon Hot Springs tour, which allows you to explore the abundant plant and animal life in the tropical forest of the 30,000-acre Arenal Volcano National Park. Nearly all of the 850 bird species known to inhabit Costa Rica can be found within the park, making this an exciting tour for birdwatchers. After hiking, you will be taken to the Tobacon Hot Springs Resort for the ultimate swim in the resorts natural hot spring and hot river. The full-day guided tour includes all transportation from your hotel, park entrance fees and a full meal at Tobacon Hot Springs. Wear close-toed hiking shoes and bring along a light jacket and swimsuit. Many great photo opportunities await you on this tour, so do not forget your camera.

Anywhere Costa Rica
Tree House Hotel
Santa Elena Monteverde, Costa Rica
(888) 456-3212
anywherecostarica.com

Costa Rican Adventures

Costa Rican Adventures, a family-owned operation, offers a variety of privately-guided hiking and combination tours, such as the Roots and Culture Tour, a seven-day combination. This tour features a drive through Braulio Carillo National Park; hiking through the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve, along the coast, through Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Cahuita National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall; white water rafting on Pacuare River; a serene boat ride on the Sarapiqui River and a rejuvenating evening at the Tobacon Hot Springs. Tour includes transportation to and from the airport, seven nights accommodations at eco-lodges, breakfast every morning, two lunches and one dinner.

Costa Rican Adventures
2721 Shattuck Avenue, #214
Berkeley, CA 94705
(800) 551-7887
costaricanadventures.com

Article Written By Kandra Sperling

Kandra Sperling is a freelance writer and photojournalist with more than 30 years' experience. She has worked as a community news editor, writer and photographer for the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas." She has received three awards from the National Press Women's Association and numerous state awards. Sperling earned a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

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