Tours in the South Pacific
This region is a wild tropical paradise teeming with wildlife and lush vegetation. Here, you can find all type of tours suitable for all ages. Considered by National Geographic as one of the most intense areas in the planet in terms of biodiversity. The climate here is hot, tropical and rainy throughout the year, and the South Pacific’s forests are some of the most bountiful in the country. The region is considered by National Geographic as one of the most intense areas in terms of biodiversity.
Places to See
Marino Ballena National Park
This national park is named after the humpback whales that visit these warm waters twice a year to reproduce and give birth to their calves.
Both northern and southern hemisphere humpback whales migrate to Costa Rica’s tropical waters from December to April coming from Alaska, and between August and November from Antarctica. The park is located 13 km south of Dominical and protects the largest coral reef on the Pacific side
Terraba – Sierpe Mangroves
Térraba-Sierpe is home to the largest mangrove ecosystem in Costa Rica. Covers 27.066 hectares, this ecosystem protects a substantial array of wildlife, including, turtles, crocodiles, monkeys, herons, kingfishers, frogs among others.
Caño Island Biological Reserve
Caño Island has located 20 Km off the coast of Corcovado National park. The island is one of the most spectacular places for diving and snorkeling. The clear water offers fantastic visibility to explore the underwater world, allowing you to see sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, moray eels, fish and sharks. Caño Island is also an important archaeological site where different artifacts were found.
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado national park still virgin, untouched. The park protects 43,735 hectares of a very humid tropical rainforest.
You can find 46 Km of coastline where you can find rivers, lagoons, mangroves, and rainforest. In the park coexist 140 kinds of mammals, 400 bird species, 117 reptile and amphibian species, 40 kinds of freshwater fish, 6,000 different insects, 220 types of butterflies, and 750 tree species.
Besides Manuel Antonio, the Corcovado National Park is one of the only other areas in Costa Rica where you can find the endangered squirrel monkey. It also has the largest concentration of Scarlet Macaws in the country.
Some of the most commonly viewed wildlife include jaguars, tapirs, many species of snakes, four types of sea turtles, anteaters, sloths, crocodiles, poison-arrow frogs, and all four species of monkeys
The main activities include beach enjoyment and marine resources, such as whales and dolphin’s observation, as well as mangrove swamp’s, landscapes, reptilian, sport fishing, surfing, hiking through the National Park’s paths, professional diving, the energetic walks to the Chirripo summit, botanical gardens, protected areas’ impressive waterfalls… they are all part of this amazing area. Costa Rica South Pacific
On this tour, you will cruise along the mangrove forest ecosystem, during the tour to get to see monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and a large variety of birds, including herons, kingfisher and more.
Caño Island is a small island located off the coast of Corcovado National Park. It is considered as the second most important diving or snorkeling site in the country where you can see a large variety of marine species.
Corcovado National Park is considered as one of the most bio-diverse areas in the planet in terms biodiversity. Explore its rainforest and wildlife accompanied by a naturalist guide.