The Buena Vista Rainforest: A Natural Haven in Northwestern Costa Rica

Among the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, the Buena Vista Rainforest is a place that offers a full-360 tour of the forest found in the northwestern tip the country. Found in the province of Guanacaste, visiting this paradise is a great way to learn more about nature and all the wonders it can offer.

This rainforest started as a cattle-raising hacienda but was then modified to instigate ecotourism. Regenerating trees were the primary purpose of having this natural refuge. Since then, it has become a place which protects the environment as well as a tourist spot for those who visit the forests of Costa Rica.

The Buena Vista Rainforest is about 2,000 acres big and is home to various wild animals especially the monkey species as well as hot springs and well-preserved vegetations. Apart from the sights to see in this rainforest, hiking and other exciting activities can also be enjoyed by the visitors.


The Buena Vista Rainforest Combo Tour

A full-day escorted tour has popularized the Buena Vista Rainforest and has caused tourists to flock and explore the place. The Buena Vista Rainforest Combo Tour has delighted plenty of visitors with their complete tour packages offered for them to discover the beauty of this luscious rainforest. For a reasonable price, this 10-hours tour promises an unforgettable and learning rainforest experience.

Listed below are some highlights of the combo tour:

1. Rainforest Combo Tour- This is the first leg of the combo tour. Visitors will be able to discover the vast greenery and vegetation surrounding the area featuring a tremendous number of tree & plant species.

2. Sulfur Bath & Mud Facial- Considering its proximity to the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, it’s no surprise that hot springs are just around the corner. If you want to get a soothing and replenishing bath, bask in the warm waters or if you’d like your skin to be cleansed and revived, put on some mud for one effective facial.

3. Canopy Rides and Bridge Walks- Hanging bridges built around the forests are good means to explore all that is natural and breathing in this rainforest. Canopy rides are also available for visitors to have a different level of viewing the Buena Vista Rainforest.

4. Monkey-watching and more- This rainforest refuge is home to three monkey species namely the howler, white-face and spider monkeys. Aside from monkeys, it is also home to multitudes of mammal species such as ocelots, coatis and causeless as well as about 250 bird species.


Whether you want to walk around or stay put as you take your thermal bath and mud facials, you still get to witness the diverse wildlife and vegetations of the Buena Vista Rainforest. It’s as if nature comes to you and lets you be one with it.


Getting to Buena Vista 

The province of Guanacaste can be found on the slopes of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. From the Liberia Airport, you can take the Interamerican Highway onto Peñas Blancas until you reach the entrance of Cañas Dulces. Drive 18 kilometers towards the town of Buena Vista and follow the signs from there.

If you happen to stay in one of the major hotels in the area, pick-ups and drop-offs can be scheduled for your convenience.



Places to Stay  

Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Buena Vista Lodge

Buena Vista Hotel



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