Places to Go in Costa Rica

Posted on May 18, 2009 with No Comments

Miravalles Volcano & Hot Springs – Mud Bath SPA

Guided tour through the volcanic mountain range of Costa Rica. Hike across a suspension bridge under a flowing river surrounded by the lush rainforest of Costa Rica at Miravalles Volcano, and cool off in a waterfall pool. Guided tour around the volcanic vein of Miravalles, see boiling mud, sulphuric rocks, and hear the rumbling magma deep inside the volcano. At the end of the day, cleanse your skin in the sauna powered by the open volcanic vein, and take a mud bath with natural Costa Rican volcanic mud, washing it all away in the hot springs!

Palo Verde National Park & Pottery Town

Town Palo Verde National Park — Private transportation provided from your doorstep to Palo Verde National Park. Motorboat along the tree lined Tempisque River, surrounded by crocodiles, white face monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, iguanas, and many different species of birds. On the drive home, stop and enjoy the pottery town of Guaitil, where you can experience famed pottery being made from local, natural coloured clay.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

The park attractions includes: Zip Line Canopy Tour across the Canyon, Free Style Rappelling, Climbing Wall, Tarzan Swing, Tubing on a River Class I & II, Waterfall Visit, Horse back or Gondola to the mildly active Rincón de la Vieja volcano with it’s constantly active fumaroles and bubbling mud pots, relaxing hot springs and impressive waterfalls that appear as if out of nowhere in the middle of tropical rain forest that abounds with flora and fauna.

Tenorio National Park

Known for it’s stunning Río Celeste; Light Blue River in Spanish, named after the color of it’s water which are dyed blue by the presence of calcium and sulphuric carbonates in the water. Covered by dense clouds and leafy jungle, the park houses abundant flora and fauna, rivers, large waterfalls and small hot springs. Enjoy the view from the lookout points and experience this fantastic trip in Guanacaste.

Arenal National Park

The star of the park, Arenal volcano, is the most active in Central America and at night, offers impressive views of the crater with incandescent lava running out of it and down it’s slopes. The park is a great example of rain forest in which one can see a great variety of birds such as toucans, parrots  and quetzals as well as wide range of mammals and reptiles.

Las Baulas National Park

A refuge for leatherback turtles that protects one of the world’s most important nesting sites for this highly-endangered species. These animals arrive every year between October and February. During the season all visitors at night (prime nesting hours) who come to see the turtles must go accompanied by a local certified guide; myself.

Barra Honda National Park

It is a dry tropical forest of 5600 acres with 42 extraordinary subterraneancaves and look out point with views of the Tempisque River, the Golf of Nicoya and some of it’s islands.

During all the year, if you arrive there early, you can a lot of mamals in addition to an ample variety of birds and plants typical of the dry tropical  forest.

A call the day before your visit is required to confirm the availability and in order to reserve the safety equipment you will need to carry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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