ECO SAFARI & WILDLIFE VACATIONS FOR NATURE LOVERS
Explore natural Costa Rica. Stay in remote eco lodges. Discover untouched rainforests and abundant wildlife.
Planning a vacation can be a hassle, but at Costa Rica Experts, we've been planning tropical vacations since 1987. If you’re a nature and outdoors enthusiast, our highly experienced vacation Experts know exactly where you’re likely to spot a curious howler monkey, dazzling Blue Morpho butterflies, or the ever-popular three-toed sloths. Our private Nature & Wildlife vacation packages - which include lodging, excursions, and in-country transportation - hit some of the best wildlife-watching destinations in the country, and can be customized to fit your needs.
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Costa Rica Family Eco Safari

Family Safari

Our Family Safari vacation package is perfect for active, curious explorers! Discover rainforest waterfalls, natural hot springs, rural mountain towns, and coastal beaches.

Price

$3320 per adult, $830 per child under 12

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Southern Mountains, Manuel Antonio

Duration

11 days / 10 nights

Wildlife Safari Costa Rica Vacation Package

Wildlife Safari

Our Wildlife Safari vacation package takes you to some of the most remote eco loges on the Osa Peninsula, a region teeming with wildlife.

Price

$3825 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$4745 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose & Osa Peninsula

Duration

11 days / 10 nights

Rainforest Adventure Vacation Package

Rainforest Adventure

Begin your adventure with a thrilling whitewater rafting tour down the Pacuare River. Next, hike through Corcovado National Park, looking for exotic wildlife. Lastly, enjoy the beautiful coast of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Price

$2465 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2675 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Pacuare River, Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Classic Costa Rica Deluxe Vacation Package

Classic Costa Rica Deluxe

Our Classic Costa Rica Deluxe vacation includes visits to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio National Park. We offer this package in three different comfort levels that will meet everyone’s needs.

Price

$2195 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2265 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Costa Rica Highlights Vacation Package All Inclusive

Costa Rica Highlights

Our Costa Rica Highlights vacation package includes all the must-see destinations and tours you don’t want to miss!

Price

$2175 per adult (based on 4 travelers)
$2475 per adult (based on 2 travelers)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Jungle Fever Vacation Package

Jungle Fever

Immerse yourself in the jungle as you explore the Tortuguero jungle canals. 4×4 across beautiful Costa Rica, with overnights at Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Price

$2315 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2475 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Show Me The Wildlife Vacation Package

Show Me The Wildlife

Getaway from the busy world and slow down your pace on this nature focused vacation. Surround yourself with monkeys leaping from tree to tree, scarlet mccaws flying overhead and dolphins playing in warm turquoise waters.

Price

$2639 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2879 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Osa Peninsula

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Jungle Journey Costa Rica Vacation

Jungle Journey

Enjoy Costa Rica’s beautiful natural offerings in comfortable accommodations while staying on a working coffee plantation, a beachfront property and a deluxe eco lodge in the rainforest.

Price

$2975 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$3665 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Central Valley, Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Bird Watching in Costa Rica Vacation

Bird Watching in Costa Rica

Beginner and expert birdwatchers will love this eco tour of Costa Rica’s birding hot spots. This extraordinary experience will bring you to a variety of regions and habitats for the opportunity to see some of the 800+ bird species that inhabit Costa Rica, including the famed Quetzal.

Price

$3650 per adult

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Turrialba, Monteverde, Tortuguero

Duration

12 days / 11 nights

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica vacation package

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Be awe-inspired by the natural splendors of Costa Rica. Explore the cloud forest, waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, and national parks.

Price

$2080 per adult

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Arenal, Rio Celeste Waterfall, Rincon de la Vieja

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

4 Awe-inspiring Wildlife Tours You Can't Miss While in Costa Rica

The rich, unparalleled biodiversity and strong presence of wildlife in Costa Rica make for some of the most memorable vacation experiences. Although tiny, this Latin American country has over 800 bird species — more than the United States and Canada combined. Since the natural habitats for these animals include tropical rainforests, misty mountain ranges, golden coastal beaches, and dense swamplands, the opportunity to come across exotic animals on your expertly-planned trip is more likely than you’d think!

Hiking in Osa Peninsula Rainforests

If you want to go where the wild things roam, the Osa Peninsula is the place. Jurassic rainforests consume the landscape with an entourage of roaring howler monkeys, chatty scarlet macaws, and elusive jaguars. Hike to Corcovado National Park for ultimate wildlife viewing where nearly one-tenth of mammal species in the Americas can be found.

Birding in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

The cool, misty cloud forest of Monteverde is home to over 400 bird species, including 30 species of hummingbirds, many of which can only be found in this unique ecosystem. The exotic Resplendant Quetzal bird is the star of the show for many birding enthusiasts, but can be difficult to spot. Book an early morning tour with a professional naturalist guide to increase your odds.

Whale Watching from the Whale’s Tail Sand Bar

A bizarre phenomenon and well worth a visit, the whale’s tail sand bar off the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica is a hot spot for humpback whales. About 9 months of the year whales migrate to the sand bar within Ballena Marine National Park to breed and raise their young

Sea Turtle Nesting at Tortuguero National Park, Playa Ostional, or Playa Grande

The leatherback sea turtle and hawksbill sea turtle can be found on both the Caribbean and the Pacific Coast. An added benefit of taking a tropical Costa Rican vacation is that Playa Ostional, Tortuguero, and Playa Grande — well-known beaches for turtle nesting — offer a wonderful experience if you happen to catch this precious moment at the right time.

Costa Rica Nature Tours

Nearly every tour on our Costa Rica nature vacations could be called an eco-tour, and for good reason! While the country only has about .1% of the world’s entire landmass, it accounts for over 5% of different species of flora and fauna in the world. The tropical weather can range from dry to humid, from hot to rainy with sunshine to light tropical breezes and rainbows with temperatures in the low-50sºF to the high-80sºF. Costa Rica’s unique location that straddles both North and South America and two majestic oceans, along with some of the world’s last cloud forests, makes the region the perfect destination for a relaxing yet exciting tropical getaway.

Thanks to the tropical climate, Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful flora and plant life in the world. The lush green vegetation is punctuated with vibrantly-colored flowers that range from the miniature to the gigantic. Over 800 varieties of ferns adorn the country and make for a gorgeous backdrop for your exotic vacation getaway. The complex ecosystems of the country mean a wide variety of plants can thrive — it’s impossible to leave the country without at least one stunning nature photo. With so much to do and see, it’s no surprise that our Costa Rica nature and wildlife vacations are a nature-lover’s dream come true.

Ecotourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica became the poster child of ecotourism in the 1990’s and its reign as a top-rated destination for wildlife enthusiasts has steadily continued over the years. The extensive National Parks and protected areas, the environmental programs that include not only a dedication to green energy but also to local education, and the simply amazing Blue Flag Program, which certifies beaches for everything from cleanliness to security, have all combined to help Costa Rica become a leader and innovator. Many of the hotels and resorts we work with at Costa Rica Experts have received rewards and accolades for their dedication to community-centered environmental protections. Meant to both entertain and educate, eco-tourist activities are an amazing way to experience your tropical get away while giving back or learning more!

With over 25% of the land protected in reserves or national parks and a pledge to become carbon-neutral, Costa Rica has taken great steps towards environmentalism that many countries haven’t yet considered. However, just because the country is geared towards sustainable conservation efforts doesn’t mean that your vacation stay won’t be luxurious and full of opportunities to get acquainted with the scenery. Costa Rica’s urban development has continued apace with the rest of the world, but with a focus on environmentally friendly procedures and business practices. Even some of the most deluxe or exclusive accommodations are dedicated to being carbon-neutral and value the comfort of the surrounding rainforests and ocean-life just as much as the travelers.


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