Natural wonders await on this refreshing weeklong journey around Costa Rica. Highlights along the 7-day trip include the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano and the nearby Hanging Bridges, the pristine Damas Island Estuary, and much more. Mixing wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure, this itinerary captures the essence of the Costa Rican motto — Pura Vida!
While spending time at the rescue center, you'll learn about the importance of animal conservation, how it's done sustainably, and the impact you're making by visiting the facilities. As your guide shares their knowledge and insights, be prepared to engage and challenge how you think about conservation.
The rescue center also offers a diverse array of volunteer opportunities. Whether you're a student, traveling solo, with a group, or with your family (even children), you can support the cause and work with wildlife rehabilitation. Both tours and volunteer appointments allow you to interact with the animals, but full-day, overnight, and multi-day volunteer programs are also available, including homestays with Spanish classes.
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This itinerary is specifically tuned for wildlife lovers. Expect to get up early and stay out late to see monkeys, lizards, birds, insects, and other spectacular fauna that inhabit the virgin rainforest, cloud forest, and swampy estuaries covered here. The trip begins with a southwest journey from San José to Parque Nacional Corcovado (Corcovado National Park) before continuing northwest along the Pacific coast. Next, head inland to Monteverde for birdwatching and spotting wildlife in the unique ecosystem of the cloud forest.
This 11-day itinerary combines mountain adventures with beaches, starting in Rincón de la Vieja to explore the environs of one of the country's most active volcanoes. Then travel deeper inland to spend a few days crossing suspension bridges, ziplining over trees, and hiking through the jungles of La Fortuna and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. More than stunning white-sand beaches, you'll end your trip in Manuel Antonio National Park, rich in biodiversity and wildlife viewing opportunities.