Guanacaste, Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to appreciate Mother Nature in all its glory. This stunning region is home to numerous natural parks and allows you to admire everything from beach paradises to mountain peaks. Try any of the wide variety of guided nature tours in Guanacaste and you’ll be able to take in breathtaking scenery and admire colorful flora and fauna.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or someone who just prefers to relax in a natural setting, the guided nature tours here are ideal for you. Each one includes the services of an expert guide, who will be able to tell you all about the flora and fauna you find, as well as about local culture and traditions.
Why Volcanoes Make Great Guided Nature Tours in Guanacaste
Costa Rica is full of volcanoes. The country is home to over 200 volcanic formations, eight of which are active today. The heat and nutrient-rich soil makes for fertile land, and most of the volcanoes are surrounded by lush rainforest. Guanacaste is home to three of the eight active volcanoes: Rincon de la Vieja, Tenorio and Miravalles. Each is located in an impeccably preserved national park, putting Costa Rica guided eco-tourism on a pedestal — Guanacaste in particular.
The best way to explore the parks and volcanoes is without doubt with a guided tour. Two below are especially well-designed to show you the greatness of the Costa Rican great outdoors. Don’t pass up the chance to check them out during your vacation in Guanacaste!
Sensoria, the Land of Senses
This incredible Sensoria tour takes you to the rainforest surrounding the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Admire eye-catching waterfalls and crystalline natural pools during a memorable hike in the Guanacaste mountains. Along the way you’ll learn about your surroundings from your expert guide, who’ll also ensure you’re well-equipped for the hike. There is a daily entrance limit of 50 people here, ensuring you get an experience that is as authentic as possible. Unwind in a hot spring as you look back on an incredible day!
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Hiking Tour
Another tour exploring beautiful Rincon de la Vieja National Park, this is a fabulous day trip that introduces you to the different volcanic features of the region. Here you’ll be able to see bubbling mud pits and volcanic fumaroles up close, and find out all about them from your expert bilingual guide. Your guide will also be able to tell you all about the parks indigenous flora and fauna, including birds like curassows and eagles, along with cougars and jaguars. With a little bit of luck and some help from your guide you’ll be able to see species you’ve never seen before. Hear local legends surrounding the volcano and admire the Oropendola Waterfall during an unforgettable day in the Costa Rica rainforest.
Palo Verde and Liberia Sightseeing
This tour takes you to Palo Verde National Park, one of the largest in Costa Rica. In addition to being one of the biggest, it is also one of the most varied in terms of habitats. As you explore the park you can admire 15 natural habitats, including mangroves, swamps, and lush evergreen forests. An experienced guide will accompany you all along the way. He or she will explain about the local flora, fauna, culture, and traditions. Part of the tour is by boat down a river, allowing you to admire an eye-catching array of animal and bird species.
The experience finishes with a tour of the city of Liberia, something different to end the day.
As you can see, it’s easy to submerge yourself in the Guanacaste countryside. Enhance your day out by taking a guided tour and find out all you can about this fascinating region. Come and discover all Costa Rica guided ecotourism has to offer!