There are several rivers flowing in all directions of the region: Rio Pacuare, Tortuguero Canal and of course the Rio Sarapiqui. Guided hikes through the rainforest, canopy tours, aerial trams and butterfly gardens await the milder explorer at heart. Also, if you’re seeking a unique adventure vacation off the beaten path – truly the place for you!
Ecolodges and Rainforest Resorts
A hidden treasure of rainforest sanctuaries that flow between the Sarapiqui and Pacuare rivers. Here you’ll find several quality eco-lodges such as Selva Verde Lodge, Sueño Azul, and the Ara Ambigua. You’ll enjoy paradise sprawled upon mountain tops and next to pristine rivers. Additionally, this is some of the most amazing scenery found anywhere in the country. Spend the day white water rafting, hiking. Also, learn about the ecosystems discovered in the rainforest at La Selva Biological Station. This is often a stopping off point for those heading to the Caribbean Coast. Well worth a visit for a couple of days. Then from here head to the rainforest canals of Tortuguero or the stunning beaches south of Puerto Viejo – there is so much to see and discover!
Going Green! Eco Tourism in Sarapiqui Costa Rica
If you’re eager to understand the diverse lowlands of the Costa Rican Rainforest better, you’re in the right place. Mainly, this home is surrounded by consistent efforts to understand the delicate nature of the tropical wildlife better. The Neotropic Center is the perfect place to dive deep into the rich education it has to offer the world. Located West of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui there is a museum, archaeological park, botanical garden and an eco-lodge for you to lounge and recuperate. The bonus is a mid-elevation premontane rainforest for you to experience and explore. What more can you ask for? All in all lodging, natural wonder and adventure are at your footsteps.
What kind of Wildlife can you possibly see?
Besides the volcanoes, rivers and nature reserves, there is so much wildlife to experience. One of the hot spots of this lowland area of the rainforest is Tapiria Wildlife Reserve. Stretching over 129 hectares (318 acres) which extend from the border of Nicaragua. The corridor is the migration route of hundreds of birds such as the green macaw “Ara ambiguous,” which is endangered. Among the protection of macaw, there have been sitings of over 146 other wild birds. As well, including the red frog “Oophaga pumilio” and the green frog “Dendrobates auratus,” species affected by changes in the ground. There is so much to primal beauty to observe in this beautiful area!
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