Soak up the enthralling atmosphere of this incredible wildlife sanctuary, as you walk among thousands of species of plants, trees, mammals, reptiles and birds. Found in the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range, the site sprawls across 10,500 hectares, with a bounteous climate and terrain that sustains vast quantities of orchids, the endangered Golden Toad, marsupials, primates and hordes of migratory birds. Exploring the different levels of the forest, you’ll take the Sky-Walk, where you can see life from a totally fresh perspective.
After a spot of lunch the tour proceeds to the Butterfly Farm, showcasing over 30 species of these beautiful fluttering insects in 4 habitats, as well as a leaf-cutter ant colony, and many other insects and arachnids. An enjoyable guided introduction to the the native inhabitants of the tropics, for those not to fond of creepy-crawlies you may want to stay in the cafe, but for the rest of you, it’s a terrific experience.
Land & Nature
Feel your pulse
We followed a friend's recommendation and landed really well. Both Maurice and Carlos, our guide and driver respectively, were the nicest guys, so attentive and always making sure we were having the best possible experience. As locals, you could feel their love for their homeland and I really appreciated getting their insights, i.e. from the horse's mouth, to use an unfortunately ugly expression. The jungle is absolutely ravishing, really magical, like something out of an old adventure book. The butterfly park was also amazing, never seen so many types of butterflies in so many colors. It was a really long day and we returned home utterly exhausted, but it was the best type of exhaustion: blissfully satisfied.
At least from this one experience with them, I can say that Central American Tours have fully earned their excellent reputation: Mauricio was a friendly and professional guide full of interesting information; the hike through that immaculate, crazy forest was incredible; the butterflies at the park were mesmerizing. Seldomly have I enjoyed every minute of an entire day in this manner. A+++
I saw a lot of beautiful nature during my time in Costa Rica, but on this day I got to really plunge into it, become one with it for a few hours, if you will. It was a remarkable, pure and primitive experience. I recommend it to anyone that wants to experience a more primal aspect of life, something absolutely removed and alien from the routine and many other horrors of civilization.
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