Nature observation

During any of our nature observation expeditions, you will be accompanied by one of our professional and very experienced naturalist guides that will help you spot those creatures that otherwise, you would have just passed by without noticing. We stay away from the crowded places, so you have more chances to see things and away from the beaten path

 
 La Fortuna Waterfall, photo by Geha.

La Fortuna Waterfall, photo by Geha.

Costa Rica has a prime location for birdwatching. With over 900 species of birds, which more than 600 are residents, most of other are migrant species than come generally from North America. This is a higher number than the United States and Canada combined. Costa Rica has the highest density of birds than any other country in the American continent, all in an area no more than 51, 100 km2, and located right in the middle and forming a bridge between North and South America.  Like hummingbirds? More than 40 of them. Parrots and parakeets? Over 20. Toucans? 6. You name it, come and add some new birds to that life bird list.

 Eyelash Pit-Viper, photo by Geha

Eyelash Pit-Viper, photo by Geha

Not everything in Costa Rica are birds, we also have almost 250 different species of mammals, from whales and dolphins, to the majestic Jaguar, king of our jungles. 4 species of monkeys that is possible to see on the same trip, Howler’s, White faced-Capuchin, Squirrel and Spider monkeys.  Coatis, agoutis, sloths, ant eaters, etc.

 Black-cheeked Woopecker, photo by Geha

Black-cheeked Woopecker, photo by Geha

To all the above, add thousands of insects, butterflies, trees, palm trees, heliconias, and more. As you go from one national park to the other, you will also have the opportunity to learn, first hand, about the different agricultural products grown and their impact on the protected areas and the communities around them and the local economy.

 

Canopy or zip-lining

Canopy or zip lining: Canopy tours or zip-lines consist of a series of cables that are usually connecting the canopy (that is where the name comes from) of trees. The length and altitude of this cables vary from one to the other depending on the conditions and topography of the terrain/forest where it has been set up. This activity has become one of the most important tourist attraction in Costa Rica, having more than 80 different locations all around, we have taken the time to scout most of them and have come out with a handful that fulfill the strict list of requirements that we have. Friendly and clean environment, top class safety equipment’s and procedures, and constant training of our expert guides and local guides. Your private guide, and friend by now, will make sure al proceedures are done the right way and according to our quality standards.

 
 
 Zip-lining, photo by Geha

Zip-lining, photo by Geha

 

No matter if you want to just get a little taste of what the canopy is all about, or if your idea is to experience the adrenaline and rush of flying thru the canopy of the trees at speeds of up to 30mph, on lines that can be as long as 1km and as high as 150 feet above the forest floor. Thinking about age or physical capacity to do it? No worries, we have locations where we have taken 2 year old kids to over 90 year old folks. So nobody stays out of the fun


 

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White water rafting and kayaking

As with many other outdoors activities, Costa Rica is a mecca for the sport. We have the 5th best river in the world to practice white water rafting. Pacuare River is just one of the many rivers that you can paddle down. From beginner’s class to the more experience class V rapids, we will set you up according to your expectations and abilities. Rafting in Costa Rica is much more than just paddling down the river, it a journey thru some of the deepest canyons and dense jungles of both Caribbean and pacific slope. You may have the opportunity to observe different species of animals like monkeys, sloths, toucans and parrots.

 
 
 Rafting Sarapiqui River, photo by Allan Baldi

Rafting Sarapiqui River, photo by Allan Baldi

 

When we get a booking for rafting, we try to learn as much as we can from our clients, so we can actually plan the right River, level and boat. We have the option of using smaller boats if the conditions permit. Inflatable kayaks, also known as “duckies” are amazing and super fun boats, either single or double, sort your own way thru the rapids with the help of one of our expert guides or take full control of the duckie, we’ll keep an eye on you with the help of our safety kayaker.

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Trail Running

Trail Running is one of the fastest growing sports in Costa Rica, attracting people to practice sport in a natural environment, and can be rewarding just by the views from up one of the many mountains we have. The topography of our country is special for mountain sport in general. Although most of mountain are protected and running can be restricted in some of these, there is still plenty of trails, dual tracks, fire roads, sandy beaches, rivers and volcanoes to discover. From easy jogs around the city to advance level technical jungle trails, with elevation gains that can go up to 6000 feet or more? You tell us what you feel like and and how long you want to run. We’ll take care of the rest.

 
 
 MoonRun 2017, Runner Gerhard Linner, photo Braulio Green Media

MoonRun 2017, Runner Gerhard Linner, photo Braulio Green Media

 

½ day or full day runs:

If you only have a few hours or a full day available, we can offer running options for all levels in different regions of the country. Throughout the year we have been very lucky with the opportunity of exploring the country, which comes to a wide menu of routes for all levels. Fully assisted or basic runs.

 
 Gerhard Linner, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, photo by Geha

Gerhard Linner, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, photo by Geha

Fast packing and multi day trips:

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, we have amazing routes that can be connected one with the other for great fast packing 2 or 3 day adventures. If what you are looking for is more of a running vacation, retreat or training camp, we also have astonishing itineraries that will fulfill all your dreams.

 
 Ultra Trail Fuego y Agua Nicaragua 100k, Antoine Beland St-Onge and Patricio Posada. phot by Josue Fernandez

Ultra Trail Fuego y Agua Nicaragua 100k, Antoine Beland St-Onge and Patricio Posada. phot by Josue Fernandez

Racing

Racing: As fast as the sport is growing, so is the number of trail races that are now in the annual calendar. From the classic 5 and 10k “turnos” of communities in rural areas, to the more expert level ultras. Races for all taste, stage races to 100k ultras. With the help of our group of professional runners and associate coaches, we will design an itinerary that suits better to the race you are interested.