Hiking in National Parks

Add your one day trip to various national parks

ABOUT TRIP

$50 - $70 + transfers

1 day trips

Individuals or groups

Difficulty: Easy

Roughly 20% of Costa Rica’s territory is constituted as National Park or Reserves, including two parks declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This means most National Parks and Reserves are easily accessible from anywhere in the country, making Costa Rica an ideal destination if you want to be surrounded by natural settings.

Lankester Gardens & Orosi Valley

Departing from: San José and Surroundings
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After our visit to the Basilica de Los Angeles we will drive to the Lankester Gardens. The Lankester Gardens are a Tropical Paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids, various tropical flowers, and plant life.

This tour continues with a ride through the unique beauty of the famous Orosi Valley and Reventazon River. The area is noted for its rich soil, abundant plant life, and the outstanding coffee plantations. We will have a stop for lunch in a restaurant surrounded by beautiful coffee plantations and an excellent view to the Cachi Lake.

Along the way, we will visit one of the oldest colonial churches and see the enchanting “Dreamers House”

Duration: 6 hours

Suggested Equipment:

  • sweater
  • comfortable walking shoes, rain coat
  • camera, binoculars,

Cahuita and Puerto Vargas National Park

Departing from: Puerto Viejo, Caribbean Coast
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The largest town in the South of Limon is Cahuita. A four mile natural trail leads from Cahuita to Puerto Vargas, beyond Cahuita Point.

The walk takes about two hours, but hikers will definitely want to stop frequently for a picnic, for a swim in warm Caribbean waters, to gape at the Howler Monkeys in the tree top high overhead or to focus their binoculars on a Green Ibis of Green and Rufous kingfisher.

The National Park was formed to protect one of the last living reefs in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, sedimentation from expanding banana plantations and deforestation in the Talamanca Mountains and the last earthquake have killed much of the reef close to the shore. Box lunch is included.

  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • site seeing

Walking tour at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

Departing from: Monteverde Cloud Forest
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This private reserve will provide you the perfect opportunity to observe the great biodiversity of the area. More than 150 species of birds have been identified in this reserve.

The Ecological Farm is a wildlife refuge that offers panoramic views, two waterfalls, banana and coffee plantations and an incredible fauna.

Notes

  • Children must be at least 6 years old.

All tours are operated by reputable and certified local companies. In the majority of cases they will pick you up at your hotel and get you back at no extra charge.

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