Rara Avis

Located in the small town of Las Horquetas

Sarapiqui 3

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A Place for the Naturalist

Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge and Reserve, you won’t find your typical vacation resort – no swimming pools, Jacuzzis, or even electricity! If you are looking for a purely natural, tropical, heart of the Rainforest getaway, then Rara Avis is your paradise. Rara Avis is located in the small town of Las Horquetas de Sarapiqui. Rara Avis was developed for the sole purpose show that it is possible to help make the rainforest economically productive and to save it from destruction. Being in Rara Avis means being in the center of remote, pristine jungle completely away from civilization. This special location will provide you with an adventurous learning experience. So much different from any other tour and the feeling of true wilderness.

Even Getting There is an Adventure

All good things don’t come easy! At Rara Avis Costa Rica Rainforest Lodge, the access is not easy. This is the reason why Rara Avis has remained pristine and untouched. Once you have arrived in Las Horquetas de Sarapiqui, a tractor-pulled cart will be waiting. Now start your 3 hours long, 15 km trip ahead (or by horse upon request!). Following the adventurous tractor ride, you will be required to take part in hiking the last three kilometers through a deep jungle trail to finally arrive at Rara Avis.

What to do, What to see

Rara Avis offers a variety of activities and tours that will expand your knowledge and satisfy you crave for adventure. Rara Avis has an extensive variety of trails and nature walks throughout the forest. Some easy and some not so easy! You are free to hike alone or with an experienced guide to help you see and understand all the incredible things the jungle has to offer. Located near the Braulio Carrillo National Park, Rara Avis features many streams and breathtaking waterfalls along the property. After a jam-packed day, you have the chance to take a dip in large crystalline pools or swimming at a beautiful cascade. In the heart of the rainforest, Rara Avis also holds the homes of many wildlife, allowing you to see a variety of monkeys, birds, jungle cats, insects, and reptiles. Come by and see it for yourself!

Rara Avis Costa Rica and Sustainable Tourism

Rara Avis Costa Rica Rainforest Lodge and Reserve, you won’t be accompanied by your phone, cars, TV’s or computers. They believe the preservation of the rainforests is undoubtedly critical to the health of our planet. The accommodations at Rara Avis suits the sustainable goal, with rustic wooden cabins each with balconies overlooking the rainforest, you are sure to be in tropical heaven during your trip!

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