“Combine adventure and nature in the Sarapiqui area”
Sarapiqui region borders the remote northern zone of Parque Nacional Braulio, one of the largest national parks in Costa Rica. Northeast of Poas, this region is beginning to attract mainstream tourists, it is a delightful off-the-beaten-track destination for wanderers, bird watchers and rafters.
La Selva Biological Station (Estacion Biologica La Selva) was originally created for scientific purposes in 1954. Since then it has been converted into a leading research centre for Costa Rican ecology and has been opened to the public. Providing some of the most immaculate primary tropical rainforest available, the well-kept trail system extends over 31 miles (50 km) and provides visitors the opportunity of exploring La Selva with a knowledgeable guide. Researchers estimate that more than 2,000 species of flora exist in this private reserve, and 400-plus species of birds have been identified here, making this a great choice if you want to do some serious bird-watching.