Nature & Wildlife

It’s also one of the planet’s hottest destinations for outdoor explorations – nature tours into primary rainforest,  volcanoes, mangrove swamps, coral worlds, cloud forests, lush riverbanks, and tropical dry forest.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours in Costa Rica


Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, home to approximately five percent of all flora and fauna.

There are so many ways to see the nation’s natural riches, so the first question is how? If you like to explore on your own two feet, a hike is for you. Likewise, adventurous outdoor lovers enjoy nature tours aboard horseback, kayaks, canoes, ATVs, and aerial trams. Every method has its advantages: hiking is quiet, affording excellent chances to spot shy wildlife. Boat tours are the only way to venture out to whale-watching hotspots, while aerial trams, canopy tours and hanging bridges are the easiest way to get eye-to-eye with forest canopy dwellers.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Nature and Wildlife Experiences

Many of Costa Rica’s nature tours are truly standout, promising once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Turtle tours take you to the nation’s Caribbean and Pacific shores for nesting and hatching – the two most important events in the life cycle of an endangered sea turtle. Whale-watching tours motor out into the Pacific, in search of the nation’s estimated 25 whale and dolphin species, among them playful spinner dolphins, pseudo orcas, and the iconic humpback whale.

Snorkeling and scuba diving take you underwater, to exotic worlds of colorful coral and subterranean caves. Here, you’ll swim with sharks and observe tropical octopi, set eyes on massive manta rays and weave around the undulations of passing fish groups.

For land-lubbers, there’s always something spectacular to spot among the nation’s ubiquitous hiking opportunities, like endangered animals and orchids the size of your fingertip.

Let Costa Rica’s nature tours teach you, entertain you, and wow you.

Nature & Wildlife Top Tip


Consider heading to two different locations during your trip in order to see even more varied wildlife and landscapes.


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