Rainforests are the lungs of our planet. Not only do they regulate our climate by absorbing carbon dioxide, but they’re also home to half of all species of plants and wildlife. Costa Rica’s rainforests are amongst the most productive ecosystems in the world.
For beauty, diversity, and simply being pristine, we’ll take you on a rainforest safari in the Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula. Access is only permitted with a certified guide, and there are superb lodges such as Lapa Rios and Playa Cativo around the park’s perimeter. Here you can spot tapir and spider monkey, but also rainbow coloured birds such as tanager.
Piedras Blancas National Park is far less visited than Corcovado, and it’s one of the remaining places you can hope to see jaguar, as well as coati, anteater, and sloth. The guided nature walks along the rainforest trails are sublime, but we also highly recommend taking to the river on a boat trip to survey the forest and its wildlife from another angle.