by Shannon Farley
In Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, experience the best of the Costa Rica rainforest on a unique eco-friendly tour at Veragua Eco-Adventure Park.
Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Costa Rica rainforest experience at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park.
Different from other rainforest tours in Costa Rica, the Veragua Eco-Adventure Park combines discovery, education and adventure – all in one place with excellent service. Veragua Rainforest is located on a 3,400-acre private rainforest reserve less than an hour from the Caribbean port of Limon.
On a day tour at Veragua Rainforest you can soar through the treetops on an aerial tram (gondola) looking out for monkeys, sloths and colorful rainforest birds like toucans. Veragua Rainforest is a hotspot for bird-watching in Costa Rica, where you can see over 80 bird species in one day.
Easy-to-walk trails lead you deeper into the rainforest following a river to a beautiful cascading waterfall.
Costa Rican biologists and visiting international scientists at Veragua Rainforest’s nationally-accredited scientific research center investigate and study this region of incredible biodiversity. Surrounded by 100% rainforest, the Veragua private reserve borders the La Amistad International Park, the largest nature reserve in Central America.
To date, 11 new rainforest species have been discovered at Veragua by their scientists! You can see what they’re up to at the science labs.
You almost can’t visit Costa Rica without going on a zip line tour. Experience the most exhilarating zip line tour in Costa Rica’s Caribbean region on the Original Canopy Tour at Veragua Eco-Adventure Park.
Innovative technology lets you glide silently as a sloth through the Costa Rica rainforest on 11 zip line cables, enjoying spectacular views of green rainforest as far as you can see.
Guests on the tour are outfitted with safety equipment and provided with thorough instruction. The Original Canopy Tour has a separate fee from the regular Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure tour.
Choose eco-friendly tours when you visit Costa Rica. Veragua Rainforest is certified in Sustainable Tourism by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT). In addition to environmental protection and sustainable use of resources, the Costa Rica adventure park operates almost solely using clean energy from a state-of-the-art solar energy power system.
Veragua Rainforest conducts numerous community outreach programs, supported in part by proceeds from guest visits.
FACTS ABOUT VERAGUA RAINFOREST ECO-ADVENTURE PARK
- Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure is open Tuesday to Sunday (and cruise ship Mondays), from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- All tours are guided by certified naturalists who are bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Transportation from San Jose or Puerto Viejo is available.
- Veragua Rainforest is accessible for all visitors. Nearly the entire park is wheelchair and stroller accessible and is designed to be safe and simple for all ages to get around.
- Enjoy an excellent Costa Rican lunch and snacks at Veragua’s Rainforest Café.
- Buy souvenirs to remember your trip at the Congo Arts & Crafts Gift Shop.
- Make reservations online, or call +506 4000-0949