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Playa Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio 42.7 mi away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Manuel Antonio
There is also other wildlife easily visible...sloths, raccoons, white tail and howler monkeys, iguanas, TONS of birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and occasionally a sea turtle or dolphin in the surf.
It's a must see place when you visit Quepos or Manuel Antonio!! Amazing and beautiful beach with super warm and clear water, great for surfing, swimming and it's kids friendly too!
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#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in La Virgen
... and tranquil experience surrounded by a great variety of different birds, amphibians, plants etc. Dave was very welcoming and a pleasure to talk to, we learned a great deal about Costa Rica’s flora and fauna.
... industrious ants, an array of hummingbirds, a pair of toucans up close, other exotic birds and enjoyed learning about the flowers and fauna, including termite nests, wild guavas, plantains and 100 yr old trees.

Toucan Rescue Ranch

San Isidro 12.8 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in San Isidro
He then showed us so many beautiful and cute animals including birds, sloths, including baby sloths, otters and weasels and gave us interesting insights into how and why each animal came to the Ranch and which one...
They began as a toucan rescue but have since taken on the duties of caring for (and releasing) a whole host of wild Costa Rican animals including sloths, ocelots, owls, otters, falcons, and many other species of b...
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Royal Butterflies

Jaco 37.0 mi away
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Jaco
The incredible amount of species of butterflies and the balance of the ecosystem is wonderful!! Royal Butterflies also has many many types of fruit trees and other species of plants!! Put this on your list as a mu...
Best visit ever to a butterfly farm the owner knows everything about butterflies and in such a beautiful environment too, I highly recommend this place thank you for you’re time.

Bogarin Trail

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
For those interested the animals we had the pleasure to observe were four sloths, a “Jesus Christ” lizard, toucans, owls, cayman, frogs (poisonous and non), couati, a turtle “Julio”, and a wide variety of birds.
We went on a day trip to Arenal and wanted to make the most of our short stay, this was, without doubt, the best choice for a nature walk: incredible hosts, easy trek, abundant animals and plants.
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Proyecto Asis

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
We loved doing the half-day tour plus volunteer, which includes an informative tour of the project followed by helping to prepare and then hand-feed the animals you’ve just seen.
... really knowledgeable and told us so many fascinating stories about the animals - how they came to be at the refuge, how they are being helped to return to the wild, what happens when humans interfere with nature.
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#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in El Castillo
There's also a really nice variety of frogs, lizards, and turtles, and a couple of short rainforest trails to see cool trees, birds, and maybe even howler monkeys (so bring your walking shoes!).
Great and wonderful service, the butterflies are beautiful and have a wide variety of species, I recommend this wonderful activity, it is unique

Venado Caves

Arenal Volcano National Park
#4 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Kids loved seeing ancient fossils and bat skeletons too!!! Meanwhile me and the younger ones hung around and went river wading, and fed the cows in the nearby farm and observed leaf cutter ants in the forest trail.
Agree with review below - Favorite activity in Costa Rica for entire family ...So much fun, very different from caving we did before .Bring change of clothes, towel, cash for pictures ( pictures are incredible and...
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#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Bijagua de Upala
If you happen to have time to spend viewing wildlife in Costa Rica, don’t miss out on the incredible expertise of Donald Varela and the amazing Tapir Valley Reserve or the rustic luxury of the Casitas Tenorio B&B...
Whilst staying at Casitas Tenorio, a lovely beautifully built and comfortable B&B owned by Donald and his Australian wife Pip, my wife and I as bird photographers, took the opportunity to visit Tapir Valley with i...

Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
They had a great high-powered scope and binos we could use and they even had an iPhone adapter that we hooked up to the scope and we were able to get the most amazing pictures of all the animals.
Our two guides were excellent, showing us how to direct the torchlights to get the best out of viewing insects and wildlife in the dark, it was clear that our main guide had in-depth knowledge about the wildlife a...
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#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Vara Blanca
The zoo was also great as it helped us to better appreciate the country's rich biodiversity: aviary with amazing toucans, beautiful butterfly house, other enclosures with tropical frogs, jungle cats, monkeys & sna...
You can also watch various butterflies coming out of their cocoons, sit among numerous breeds of hummingbirds feeding from feeders and tropical flowers, see reptiles, sloths, monkeys, jaguars and ocelots in their...
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Arenal Eco Zoo

El Castillo
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in El Castillo
Beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano and lake and your visit you’ll supporting a family business ran by professionals with a true love and passion for teaching about the animals they care for.
We had an entire day here as these guys are real experts in the reptiles, snakes, frogs and spiders of Costa Rica. it was fascinating to spend time in their company and see the real reverence they have for the ani...

Tirimbina Biological Reserve

La Virgen 27.5 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in La Virgen
we thought this was a busy tour for everyone to observe wildlife in the guides scope however the guide was enthusiastic and informative and we managed to see sloths, toucans, hummingbirds nesting, iguanas, howler...
The park protects 345 Hectares of beautiful biodiversity and is It is a wonderland of nature boasting an incredible array of natural species including; 43 species of amphibians, 29 of fish, 108 of mammals, 395 of...
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#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Cano Negro
... howler monkey, sociable flycatcher, kingfishers (belted, amazon, ringed), wood stork, iguana in the trees, neotropical cormorant, swifts, white-faced monkey, basilisk lizard, anhinga, great egret, sociable wea...
There were lots of Cormorants, several types of Kingfishers, some stunning water birds, some Egrets and Green Herons, and a marvelous Jesus Christ Lizard.
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#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna
After thoroughly soaking and enjoying the Thermal Hot Springs earlier in the day, we we immersed in the Idyllic Massage experience at the Tabacón Spa and our exquisite and perfect massages in a private secluded ou...
Beautiful location, very friendly and welcoming, beautiful hot and cool spring pools in the rainforest to relax in and the most delicious lunch!
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Ecotermales Fortuna

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
We saw a lot of nature whilst at the hot springs, howler monkey, basilisks, our first frogs, iguanas, a range of insects and big birds including the prettiest turkey I've ever seen!
After a full day of hiking the Mistico Hanging bridges, having lunch at a local farm to table restaurant (with sugar cane rum toast), Mount Arenal Hike, this hot springs was perfect!
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Frogs Heaven

Horquetas 28.6 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Horquetas
The preserve has ideal habitat for frogs, birds, lizards, and sloths, and our excellent guide helped us find a remarkable collection of wildlife in their natural setting.
We learned a lot about frogs, sloths and birds (and saw many, even though it was midday!) and even met some American biologists that do research at frogs heaven because of the biodiversity.

Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

Province of Cartago 6.4 mi away
#2 of 20 Nature & Parks in Province of Cartago
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La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
It’s a magnificent view that showcases the beauty and power of nature and a great spot for swimming, picnicking, some wildlife viewing, and great photos.
A beautiful setting in the rainforest, with absolutely stunning views of jungle flora and fauna, wild birds and of course, the magnificent waterfall.
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#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Vara Blanca
But you also get the chance to see and admire the fauna and flora: all kinds of hummingbirds, macaws, toucans, sloths, frogs, butterflies, monkeys and big felines; and a great variety of orchids.
Loved loved loved the hummingbirds, orchids, snake exhibit, monkeys, sloths, jaguars, ocelots, margays, macaws, toucans and just walking around the beautiful grounds!
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Carara National Park

Carara 30.8 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Carara
As we got deeper into the forest we saw an agouti, some hummingbirds, large flowers, ... The guide provided us with binoculars, and carried a more tripod mounted spotting scope.
He had the essential equipment (spotting scope, bird book and apps) and was joined by his brother, also a skilled birder, and with the extra eyes and ears, we located about 45 bird species, along with monkeys, bat...
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Zoo Ave

Alajuela
#1 of 11 Nature & Parks in Alajuela
There are jaguars, pumas, a variety of monkeys, a tapir, fabulously colored macaws, hawks, eagle hawks, marvelous toucans, owls, and a host of other birds and animals that are a delight to see.
Zoo Ave is amazing because if you missed seeing an indigenous animal in the wild while traveling through Costa Rica you will see it in this Zoo which is beautifully designed.
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Lake Arenal

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
From hikes to waterfalls, hanging bridges, water rafting, tubing, horse back riding, ATVs, wild life parks, Sloth watching, and all the water activities you can think of doing at the lake!
Beautiful spot in la Fortuna when you can take a bote trip that will take you all the way to the foot of the volcano while the guide explains a bit of the History of the place, you can algo do fishing and water sky
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Rio Chollin

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Go at sunset toime bring some lights "candles" beers, just the basics and experience how the day goes in the night and the darkness covers the jungle, fireflies will show there amazing show.
It is truly a wonder of nature that there is this amazing river that cascades perfectly heated water for all to enjoy.
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Rainmaker Park

Parrita 30.2 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Parrita
Great hike, a bit to get too, awesome scenery, creepy but fun suspension bridges, amazing waterfalls to see and swim in.
We lucked out and had a dry morning tramping through the hot and humid forest but because of our eagle-eyed guide, Jeremy (from Jade Tours) we got to see an Eyelash Pit viper and a few frogs.
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Los Lagos Hot Springs

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Excellent facility Well worth the time Enjoyed the different pools, Hoping from cool to hot, Loved the water slides, a huge attraction Very clean facility, well maintained
There is also a great butterfly garden (enclosure with lots of different butterflies), leaf-cutter ants colony (where you can learn a lot about those amazing ants), crocodiles and a frog pond (even at dusk you can...
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Playa Biesanz

Manuel Antonio 42.8 mi away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Manuel Antonio
A small walk down to a quiet and gorgeous little inlet where the water is emerald green, warm, with small waves and very picturesque overall Saw monkeys and a 2-toed blonde sloth in the trees right along the beach...
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful beach with views of the mountains in the background as you float effortlessly on the gentle waves of this quiet cove.
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Bosque de la Hoja

Heredia 9.1 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Heredia
Just when you decide a get away from the city, 30 minutes driving, you find the forest of the bosque de la Hoja, you can go for a walk or jus sit in the road side, under the trees to enjoy nature.
This is a beautiful little park with well-marked, easy hiking trails.

Carara National Park

Tarcoles 34.3 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Tarcoles
There will be guides hanging around the office looking to take you on a guided tour, and while they are certainly great at spotting wildlife and have excellent equipment (spotting scopes) for taking pictures, you...
He had the essential equipment (spotting scope, bird book and apps) and was joined by his brother, also a skilled birder, and with the extra eyes and ears, we located about 45 bird species, along with monkeys, bat...
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Arenal 1968 Trail

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#10 of 27 Nature & Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Other than that, this self guided tour has got to be one of the best ways to see the 1968 lava flow and enjoy incredible volcano views while getting exercise because you ate and drank way too much every day prior...
The hike was very peaceful, we opted for the longer trail (7km) that was more of a challenge and were rewarded with gorgeous views of the jungle foliage surrounded by the sounds of birds.
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