Some of the best wildlife tours in Costa Rica can be found in the Southern Pacific Coast. Manuel Antonio National Park for example is one of the smallest but most biodiverse national parks. Here you can hire a trained guide to take you through the park and help you to spot some of the harder to see animals, flora, and fauna. You can spend a lifetime in Costa Rica and still not see everything this beautiful country has to offer. To help you plan your future trip, here is a list of some of the many wildlife tours in Costa Rica that are worth exploring:
Hiking Tour in Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park is about as remote as it can get in Costa Rica. This National Park is also one of the most biodiverse as it is a relatively untouched primary growth rainforest. You are bound to see so much wildlife if you come for a visit. It is required that you hire a tour guide to enter the National Park as it can be easy to get lost. The guides know where to find the most wildlife and they know what to look out for.
Some of the best snorkeling in the area can be done at Marino Ballena National Park and Cano Island. You can take a boat from Marino Ballena National Park to both snorkeling locations. Cano Island is a little over an hour boat ride from the shore but it is worth it and has some of the best snorkeling Costa Rica has to offer.
Whale and Dolphin Tours near Marino Ballena National Park
You can take a boat tour from Marino Ballena National Park and go whale watching during whale season. The humpback whales migrate from Alaska and come to the warmer weathers of the tropics just off the coast of whale’s tail beach. It is an amazing naturally occuring phenomena. This is primarily during the months of September.
Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge
Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge Conserves 330 hectares consisting of different landscapes. This includes mangroves, tropical rainforest, rivers, wetlands and beachfront. Because of the diverse ecosystems being conserved there are several hundreds of different species of birds sighted here. You can book a birdwatching tour, or a jungle night tour and stay overnight in one of their cabins.
Some of the best birdwatching on the planet exists in Costa Rica. There are many locations to spot a variety of birds. You will see many at the Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge. One of the top bird watching locations in all of Costa Rica is San Gerardo de Dota which borders against Los Quetzales National Park. Many people come here from all over the world to spot the Resplendent Quetzal!
Costa Rica also happens to be a world renowned bird watching destination. There are many opportunities to see the abundant bird species. All you have to do is walk outside your door! But again, if you want to see as much wildlife and birds as possible, it may be best to work with a trained guide to make the most out of your trip.
Rainmaker Park Night Tour
Rainmaker Conservation Project is a protected mountain where you can hike through untouched jungle and waterfalls. The jungle never sleeps. There is a whole new world that comes alive at night just waiting to be discovered! You can book a jungle night tour to see all the nocturnal creatures come to life. Spiders, snakes, nocturnal mammals