Costa Rica Rainforest Tours
Costa Rica’s rainforests are known all around the world as the tropical wonderlands of animals and vegetation. You can enjoy all of these magnificent places on your next vacations. With our rain forest tours you can make sure to catch the sights and sounds of the Costa Rican rain forest. If you’ve ever wondered about life in nature, this country is where you can experience it as never before. Find the best activity in a tropical rain forest in Costa Rica. By definition, these are the Earth’s oldest living ecosystems, where tall trees grow year round and rainfall is more than 70 inches a year. They have more species of plants and animals than any other biome, and although they cover less than 2% of the Earth’s surface, they house over half the identified existing plant and animal species, with an estimate of 30 000 other plant species that remain unidentified. And it’s no surprise that there are still so many unknown plants and animals: 4 sq ml of rain forest may contain over 3085 different species of plants and animals. And considering that roughly 4% of the world’s species can be found in Costa Rica, it’s no wonder why so many are drawn to our country’s rain forests!
Some general ideas to make the best out of a Costa Rica rain forest tour: visit the forests at different times of days and see the different levels; do that with a bilingual guide who knows the lay of the land and you’ll be set. To explore the all types, you can take a guided walk in Manuel Antonio, Cahuita or Gandoca-Manzanillo. We can also arrange for day tours so you can visit Caño Negro from the Arenal area, or for the most extreme rain forest experience, stay at the Osa Peninsula or at the Tortuguero Canals, where you’ll have different rain forest lodges to choose from for an unforgettable vacations. Explore the over story on a canopy tour. For many years scientists climbed trees, slept on hammocks and used cranes to explore this biological frontier, and some of their edgier ideas have taken root in Costa Rica. You can now view the tree canopy from eye level or above through canopy tours on zip lines, suspension bridges or aerial trams, all in the midst of the lush tropical forests. And for even more variety, take an early morning birding tour, or visit the rain forest at twilight to see the nocturnal animals and the forest in a completely different light.
Rain forests have a constant rainfall throughout the year; you can explore them at their best year round! Picture the dark emerald green of the under story and the lighter greens of the continuous leaf cover overhead that receives and absorbs the sun, shading everything underneath. The silence is only broken by the tread of your feet, the huge buttress roots of the forest giants and the vast space between the floor and the bottom of the treetops giving you the feeling of walking inside a monumental cathedral. Not one tree is the same as the next, and you can see different vines growing on the same flowering bush. Farther along the trail the sun shines through a breach in the impenetrable leaf cover: an ancient tree has fallen, the cycle unbroken as shrubs and saplings and fungi grow on the quickly decomposing trunk, the young trees competing for the sunlight until one of them takes the lead and fills that empty space. We can tell you where to go and what to do so that these images and pictures of the rain forest become part of your own memories of an unbelievable vacation in Costa Rica.