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Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park
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About
Just one hour and thirty minutes from La Fortuna, across the plains of San Carlos, we find this beautiful place, popularly known as "National Park of Water". Surrounded by cloud forests at more than 2000 meters (6560 ft.) above sea level and with an average temperature of 16° to 22°C (60° - 72°F), this is the place where the primary rivers of the northern region of Costa Rica originate. It is categorized as the tenth most important fresh water body on the planet. The Juan Castro Blanco National Park is a good place for bird watching; among the treasures you may find is the spectacular Quetzal (Pharomachrus Mocinno), characteristic for its majestic plumage of colors. March and April are the best months for observing Quetzals. We will enjoy the 3 km (2 mi.) trail for about 2 hours while learning about the characteristics of the cloud forest, as well as the importance of this delightful place for the entire northern region of Costa Rica.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your centrally located accommodation in La Fortuna for a full-day excursion to Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Hop into your air-conditioned minivan with onboard Wi-Fi and drive through the plains of San Carlos until you reach the park, which stands 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. Lace up your boots and begin your hike to the Pozo Verde Lagoon, located inside the crater of a dormant volcano. Walk through the cloud forest at a comfortable pace determined by your group along a 3-mile (5-km) trail, winding past ancient trees, lines of leaf cutter ants, and freshwater streams in a primary growth forest. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wild animals in their natural habitat, such as the brightly colored Resplendent Quetzal common to the area. At the end of the hike, refuel with a typical Costa Rican lunch and cloud forest coffee before your guide brings you back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your centrally located accommodation in La Fortuna for a full-day excursion to Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Hop into your air-conditioned minivan with onboard Wi-Fi and drive through the plains of San Carlos until you reach the park, which stands 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. Lace up your boots and begin your hike to the Pozo Verde Lagoon, located inside the crater of a dormant volcano. Walk through the cloud forest at a comfortable pace determined by your group along a 3-mile (5-km) trail, winding past ancient trees, lines of leaf cutter ants, and freshwater streams in a primary growth forest. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wild animals in their natural habitat, such as the brightly colored Resplendent Quetzal common to the area. At the end of the hike, refuel with a typical Costa Rican lunch and cloud forest coffee before your guide brings you back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Energizing Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Sticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Extra tips
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica If your hotel it not on our list feel free to contact us and check.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Energizing Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Sticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Extra tips
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica If your hotel it not on our list feel free to contact us and check.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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By: Ecoterra Costa Rica
danielcar
danielcar
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A Must do!
We did the Venado Caves tour with Eco Terra and loved every minute of it. Albert was an amazing guide and so knowle
Ewisakalison
Ewisakalison
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Amazing experience and company!
The underground Venado cave tour was honestly amazing to me. I am a person who loves the mountains and mysterious t
Lizzie W
Lizzie W
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Must do!
What an amazing experience! My sister and I weren’t sure what to expect except that we would be walking across susp
Jordan88729
Jordan88729
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Best trip yet!
Fantastic experience throughout the entire week. There are two guides in particular that I want to highlight and r
DebP123
DebP123
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Worth exploring
This was a wet cave tour where you walked in a little bit of water most of the trip. You did crawl and have to duck
danamanza504
danamanza504
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Very cool
Our tour guide Allan was great! Our experience was quick but memorable for sure. The caves were great, I was glad t
toryhunz
toryhunz
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Highlight of our time in La Fortuna
This was an incredible experience - to get up close and personal with a working farm in La Fortuna. The farm owners
codybJ667ON
codybJ667ON
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Best new experience
Loved this trip. I have been to Costa Rica a few times. I've ziplined and gone horse back riding but this was amazi
Natalia Z
Natalia Z
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Volcano and hot springs is a great combination
We took this tour with a tour guide Jose who walked us around the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. He told us interesti
Summer S
Summer S
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Unforgettable Adventure
I am so glad we did this, truly a highlight of our trip. Gustavo, our guide, was so extremely knowledgeable and was
MomonMove
MomonMove
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Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Falls
Ecoterra was an amazing tour group and I would highly recommend them. They were well organized, entertaining and in
Madilyn C
Madilyn C
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AMAZING. For both Thrill-seekers and families. The tour guides will adjust to fit your needs! 10/10!!
If I could give more stars, I would. Albert was our guide and from the moment he picked us up, he began teaching us
580cherylc
580cherylc
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The guide was very knowledgeable
The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful getting thru and around the cave. The cave tour is approximately 1 hou
antonj71
antonj71
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Easy hike in the Rainforest and a Most Beautiful Waterfall!
We visited here as part of a day tour and had a guided hike. We did not see any exciting large wildlife, but did s
O4151DOmariac
O4151DOmariac
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Totally worth it
Great tour. Recommend for anyone in the area. Albert is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. The food wa
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