Boosting one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is divided in 8 biological reserves, 20 natural parks and a series of protected areas. This country is just like a paradise for the ecotourism lovers. This country has many natural wonders to explore. During your vacation in Costa Rica you can enjoy a plenty of activities that incorporates the lush environment. You can go for horseback riding, bird watching, and many other eco tour that will allow you to be connected with the nature. When you will walk through the dense, tropical forests of Costa Rica, you will get opportunity to spot different species of colorful birds and wild animals and you will experience a heavenly feeling in the natural surroundings. Here goes some of the eco tours in Costa Rica:
Watch Sea Turtles Lay Eggs in Playa Ostional:
You can go to the Playa Ostional where each month you can get the opportunity to see massive gathering of egg-laying turtles. Best time of watching these egg-laying turtle is the last quarter moon. You can take kids for enjoying this tour and with your family enjoy watching the sea turtles start swimming up to the beach by the hundreds, dropping their eggs off and returning to the sea. Throughout the year, this amazing seen can be enjoyed but the best time is from July to December.
Visit Manuel Antonio National Park:
Nature lovers will absolutely enjoy this tour. In Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest national park that is home to different species of wild animals and birds. In this park you will find jungle habitats and beaches. With the help of a guide you can visit the places where you can spot different species of monkeys and sloths and also other wild animals.
Wander the Cloud Forest in Monteverde:
Monteverde is one of the top eco-tourism destination in Costa Rica. In this area you can enjoy walking through the cloud forest reserves and enjoy exploring the amazing beauty of the nature as well as different species of wild animals. There are hanging bridges, zip-line tours and family-friendly accommodation. If you have kids with you, you can go to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, a conservation project featuring exhibits and hikes geared specifically toward little ones. Selvatura Park is also ideal for enjoying a canopy tour and to visit butterfly garden.
Hike at Cloudbridge Reserve:
If you are more adventurous, you can go to a trek in the Talamanca mountains. Neighbor of the tallest mountain of Costa Rica-Chirripo, Cloudbridge Reserve is highly suitable for all level hikers. There you can enjoy walking through the twisting cloud forest, majestic mountains, watching tropical birds and also the amazing picturesque waterfalls.
Snorkel at Tortuga Island:
Boasting white-sand beaches and swaying palms, Tortuga Island can be reached by a 90 minute boat ride from the mainland. Along with vibrant coral communities right off the shore, this island is ideal for enjoying scuba diving and snorkeling. You can enjoy exploring the beautiful underwater life and might also see sharks, spinner dolphins ans octopus. While scuba diving, you can also visit three sunken boats below the surface.