Rain Forests

Discover mystic and majestic Rain forests of Costa Rica


``life zones``
species of cats
species of hummingbirds
species of orchids

Costa Rica is a green and wet country! It doesn’t rain every day. It doesn’t rain all day. But humidity is high all year round (which is marvelous for your skin!).

Costa Rica has been divided in 12 different zones, called “life zones”. Only one zone is dry and it is called the Tropical Dry Forest. All the other 11 zones are of a humid type, in one way or another: tropical moist forest, tropical wet forest or tropical rain forest.

The country is pretty much a huge rain forest but there are some spots which are of particular interest to the tourist.

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Here you will find more than 100 species of mammals including 5 species of cats, over 400 species of birds including 30 kinds of hummingbirds, tens of thousands of insect species (over 5000 species of moths) and 2,500 species of plants including 420 kinds of orchids. The forest is located in a mountain and there are many hotels of all categories and lots of 1-day tours are available.


Tortuguero beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemishpere. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest here.

Manuel Antonio

Extensive white sand beaches backed by an evergreen forest that grows right up to the hightide line. The principal habitants are primary forest, secondary forest, mangrove swamp, lagoons and beach vegetation. There is quite a varied fauna with 109 species of mammals and 184 of birds. Dolphins abound not far from the beach and at times, migrating whales can be observed.

What to do in Costa Rican rain forests

Please don’t hesitate and visit our one day tours pages, where you can find various activities to further discover Costa Rican rain forests.

Costa Rican rain forests provide dense and high canopies where you can experience adrenaline rush with zip line or just hiking.
National parks in Costa Rica are known of their stunning wildlife. There are more than 10 national parks where you can enjoy the beauty of Costa Rican nature.
For those that are looking for easiest way trough the rain forests, take a trip on a back of a horse. Majestic animals will help you experience and discover rain forests in a totally new way.

There are horses available for all the levels of riding experience.

For the more “feet-on-the-ground” tourist, there are many different types of beaches and National Parks in Costa Rica, which boasts about 10.000 species of plants, 850 species of birds, more than 200 species of mammals, 220 species of reptiles and about 160 species of amphibians.

You can really enjoy the gifts Mother Nature has bestowed on this tropical country.


Coast to Coast

14 nights / 15 days,
Hiking and riding

Coast to Coast short

5 nights / 6 days,
Hiking and riding


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