Discover the wildlife of Costa Rica and experience the weird and wonderful sloth hanging in the lush rainforest of Manual Antonio National Park. Or the brightly coloured plumage of the indigenous quetzal amongst the overhanging moss and lichen of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
For cat lovers, there are six species here to try and see, from the most common ocelot to the illusive jaguar. And if turtles are your favourite, you could be spoilt with the sight of five thousand green and leatherback turtles coming ashore on the beaches of Tortuguero.
Get off the beaten track and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica with our expert itineraries and local tour leaders. Our small group tours are the perfect way to meet new people and get to the heart of your destination, with an average tour size of just 11 people, small enough to get closer to the wildlife of Costa Rica.
What clothing should I pack for a wildlife tour in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has a tropical climate but seasonal weather patterns are difficult to predict. For your wildlife tour, we recommend you pack lightweight clothing and a warmer jumper for cooler evenings. A good waterproof is essential and waterproof trousers are optional. Long trousers and long-sleeved shirts are recommended on jungle walks and trail or walking boots. Trainers or sandals can be worn outside of the jungle.
Do I need any additional equipment on a Costa Rican wildlife tour?
For a Costa Rican wildlife tour, we recommend you bring: a sunhat, sunscreen, a small umbrella, a torch, insect repellent, a travel adaptor and a water bottle. Binoculars are essential for bird and animal spotting and, for those interested, we suggest bringing snorkelling equipment for your time in Manuel Antonio National Park.
What is the accommodation like on a Costa Rica wildlife holiday?
Most of the accommodation for our Wildlife tours in Costa Rica are comfortable hotels. These have a good level of service and often have amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. The rooms are generally comfortable with en suite facilities. For some tours, we also stay in premium hotels and/or premium or comfortable lodges.
How much activity is there on a wildlife tour of Costa Rica?
Our wildlife tours in Costa Rica are graded from ‘Moderate’ with lots of exciting activity and downtime built into each day, to ‘Full-On’ with a fully-packed itinerary.
How many people will there be on a small group wildlife holiday in Costa Rica?
On our Costa Rican wildlife holidays, our average tour size is just 11 people. For family tours, in general you will travel with three to five other families.
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