Costa Rica Nature Tour includes numerous types of outdoor adventures. Costa Rica Nature Tour is geared towards providing a resource for travelers to make as low as possible impact on the local environment. Collaborating with ecotourism in Costa Rica, at L’ EcoResorts we work to conserve the ecosystems with practices and strategies that are both culturally and ecologically sustainable.
Containing 5% of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica’s wildlife species average 615 to an area of 10,000 sq km, this accordingly to Go Visit Costa Rica. Costa Rica has 26 protected forests, 20 national parks, 9 forest reserves, 8 wildlife refuges, 7 wildlife sanctuaries, and 1 national archaeological monument. The country is home to over 10,000 species of plants and trees, 35,000 species of insects, 160 types of amphibians, 220 classes of reptiles, 850 kinds of birds, and 205 categories of mammals. Within most of these groups are species that are threatened or endangered. The species being affected include the leatherback, the hawksbill, the olive ridley, the green sea turtle, the resplendent quetzal, the fer-de-lance viper, scarlet macaws, and the West Indian manatee.
Costa Rica Nature Tour allows travelers to truly indulge in the natural beauty of the country. Naturalists lead the Costa Rica Nature Tour. And at L’ EcoResorts, we combine nature adventures with eco-lodge stays to maximize your ecotourism experience.
Hiking, kayaking/cruising, canopy skywalking are the best ways to explore the tropical forests.
While you traverse the forest, you will observe an array of exotic plants and wild animals. Your guide will help you navigate any potentially dangerous contact with poison frogs and snakes or others. Costa Rica Nature Tour can also be biological enlightening as you learn about the various flora and fauna of the region.
Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve are primary regions in Costa Rica that are dedicated to ecotourism and wildlife conservation/preservation programs. These nature parks serve as important habitats for a variety of species, including quetzal birds, hummingbirds, monkeys, turtles, and sloths.
National Geographic referred to Corcovado National Park as "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity". The forest is largest along the American Pacific coastline and serves as a nature and wildlife preserve, attracting nature scientists, nature enthusiasts, and visitors who want to observe an abundance of wildlife and plants.
Accessible by plane or boat only, Tortuguero National Park is one of Costa Rica's most notable ecotourism destinations and is famous for observing wildlife. It comprises forests with canals, rivers, beaches, and lagoons, and is a site of much biological and ecological study. You can observe turtles hatching. Thanks to much conservation efforts, the turtle populations have rebounded in the park. Tortuguero is home to an array of wildlife species such as 60 types of mammals (incl. jaguar, three-toed sloth, and mantled howler monkey), 100+ classes of amphibians and reptiles (incl. red-eyed leaf (tree) frog and spectacled caiman), and 300+ varieties of birds (incl. keel-billed toucan, slaty tailed trogon, montezuma oropendula and a diversity of parrots). Other birds include green and great blue herons, egrets, belted kingfisher, anhinga, jacana, sungrebe and many variations of hawks and kites.
As the name (cloud forest) suggest, Monteverde is a misty oasis and enchanting evergreen landscape. Comprising 25,700-acre of nature preserve, the park serves as an important ecosystem to 100+ types of mammals (incl. howler and capuchin monkeys, cats, deer, tapir, and sloth), 400+ categories of birds (incl. hummingbirds [approx. 30+ species], resplendent quetzal, and three-wattled bellbird), 1200+ classifications of amphibians and reptiles (incl. venomous and non-venomous snakes, toads, and frogs), and 2,500+ plant types (incl. orchid [approx. 500+ varieties]. Ten percent (10%) of the flora here is endemic to the region such as Podocarpus monteverdeensis, a species of conifer that is found only in Costa Rica.
In excess of a third of Arenal Volcano National Park comprises of rainforest. This 30,000 acre nature reserve is a notable volcanic attraction site and is favored by adventurers, hikers, and naturalists. Estimated to be about 3,000 years old, the Arenal was believed to be dormant until 1968 when it erupted; destroying many of the region's towns as well as the original Arenal and killing residents, cattle and plants. Adjacent to Arenal Lake, the park's trail offers views of its volcano summits, previous lava flows, as well as Cerro Chato and Arenal Basin. Here, you can see howler and spider monkeys, white-nosed coati, sloth, boa constrictor, parrot, resplendent quetzal, trogon, hummingbird, and motmot.
For simplification, Costa Rica has two distinctive seasons: Dry season and Green season.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
L' EcoResorts, its employees, its affiliates and their employees accept no responsibility, whatsoever, for travelers’ health and safety while they partake in a nature tour. While participating in the tours booked through L' EcoResorts, it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to secure their health and safety. It is further the responsibility of travelers to do health checkups and acquire a clean bill of health from a professional health care provider before embarking on any physical activities, therefore relieving L' EcoResorts, its partners, and its staffs from any blame as it relates to the health and safety of travelers.
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