The Caribbean Heartland is a pristine tropical region, cradled deep within the dense, untouched rainforests of Costa Rica. Close to the Cabebar Indian shamans, soak up these diverse landscapes highlighted by lush wooded Talamanca mountains. A network of ancient hidden trails used by the indigenous people crisscross the jungles. Considered among the world’s most scenic waterways. Enjoy towering waterfalls, deep gorges, lush river valleys, dramatic scenery, and crisp mountain air surrounds. The rich ecosystem protects a plethora of exotic flora and fauna including jaguars, howler monkeys, toucans, and heart of palm among others. Ruling the forest, however, are swarms of Blue Morpho butterflies, one of the largest in the world! A handful of sustainable projects including the national jaguar monitoring program, maintain a fine balance between adventure tourism and conservation initiatives.
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Tour Highlights: Spanish Colonial History, Museums and Contemporary Art, Saturday Markets, Vibrant Nightlife, Imposing volcanoes, Lush rainforests...
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Ecolirios Boutique Hotel & Spa is a rustic-chic wilderness getaway near Guácimo on the Caribbean slope in central Costa Rica. Past the pristine tropical rainforest surrounds, admire the unique architecture, sophisticated design, statement decor, and contemporary local art showcased across this eco-conscious retreat.
Pacuare Lodge is a wilderness eco-retreat boasting a remote location within vast acres of pristine native woods on the banks of its namesake river in Costa Rica. Arriving via rafts and 4x4 drives, enjoy the tropical rainforests and Talamanca Mountains' surrounds.