Costa Rica’s Nature & Wildlife Package Day to Day Itinerary
Welcome to Costa Rica! The natural gem in Central America that houses a stunning variety of biodiversity. When it comes to exploring the southern zone, visitors will be spoiled by sightings of stunning birds as well as unparalleled natural beauty this country has to offer. Read more about our Costa Rica Southern Zone Nature Vacation Package and know that we can customize everything for you! Enjoy!
Meet us out front of the San Jose Costa Rica airport where you will receive a one of a kind welcome package. Then you will be off to your hotel for first night in Costa Rica. Relax and rest because you will have a busy couple of days!
Today you will shuttle transfer to Manuel Antonio! The beaches of this area are probably the best of all Costa Rica with such a variety you won’t ever want to leave. It may be Costa Rica’s smallest national park, but it has so much to offer in terms of natural beauty and fauna.
On the third day we will take you on the tour of Manuel Antonio National Park in the province of Puntarenas. Go hiking on the trails through the lush jungle and spot sloths, scarlet macaws, monkeys such as howler monkeys, toucans, and many more! The park may be small, but it is certainly packed with all kinds of wildlife just ready to be scratched off your exotic species bucket list.
Your luxury Catamaran adventure is on its way! The boat ride will let you see marine life like dolphins and maybe even some whales. Enjoy a delicious meal as well as some cocktails and take a brief dip into the water on the snorkeling tour before heading back to town.
Day 5 – 7
Now it is time to head to the next destination in the beautiful Osa Peninsula. Once you are there, you can enjoy the different tours of this fulfilling region. Your first tour will be Caño Island. Hop onto the boat and keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins! Cano Island is a paradise for adventurers above as well as under water. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the most popular activities at the island. Cano Islas is surrounded by coral reefs and rock formations which makes it a hotspot for spotting marine life. Divers can expect to see manta rays, mobula rays, whale sharks, reef sharks like the white-tipped reef sharks, moorish idols, dolphins, moray eels, turtles, and so on.
But this is where you trip to Costa Rica gets adventurous indeed. Get ready for your Corcovado Tour, a national park known for containing the highest level of biodiversity in the world. The flora and fauna you will encounter here are simply incomparable with what you might see elsewhere. Would you like to know to which degree exactly? Okay here we go … Within Corcovado you can find 13 major ecosystems and inhabiting those are all four monkey species, all four sea turtle species and over 40 frog species. In addition, there are 100 butterfly species, 10,000 insect species, several types of snakes, over 25 lizard species and all six feline species. There are tapirs, crocodiles, peccaries and over 400 bird species! Excited yet?
San Gerardo de Dota is a one of a kind place for the avid birder. You will feel like you are in a totally different world because of the unique terrain and sights. Check into your lodge and recover from the Osa adventure. Tomorrow you will get a chance to spot some of the stunning birds that grace this area.
On your 9th day, you will go on the famous quetzal tour. Have your binoculars at hand and be ready to spot this famous and very elusive bird. Los Quetzales National Park is home to three different kinds of rainforests and 14 ecosystems! It is the ideal place for a birding vacation in Costa Rica. During your walk, you’ll see the Resplendent Quetzal, of course, in addition to woodpeckers, trogons, macaws and different species of hummingbirds. The biodiverse area is also home to sloths, felines and some of the most astonishing flora and fauna in Costa Rica. Tropical birding has never been so exciting!
How did you enjoy your Costa Rica Vacation? As you are heading to Airport SJO to catch your flight home, perhaps you can comfort yourself with thoughts of traveling to Costa Rica again! Let us know! We will be all too happy to help.