Spend three days inland in Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarified mountain rainforest strung with suspension bridges, and then explore the unique landscapes, climate, and wildlife of one of Costa Rica’s richest regions, Guanacaste.Bathed in cool year-round moisture, Monteverde’s private reserve is covered with mosses and 300 species of orchids. Walk trails rich with butterflies and birdlife. Ascend the Skywalk, a series of suspension bridges, for a bird's-eye view of the rainforest canopy and the chance to see resplendent quetzals. Learn about life in the early Monteverde community from an original Quaker homesteader. Spend each night at a charming family-owned lodge.Then board your ship for a remarkable exploration of Guanacaste’s towering active volcanoes, intricate mangrove and coral systems, and pristine beaches.
Glide through a mangrove forest to see reddish egrets, spoonbills, white ibis, and crocodiles
Snorkel the rich underwater world near Islas Murcielagos
Venture through the Guanacaste Conservation Area by kayak or Zodiac, or on foot
Explore Rincón de la Vieja National Park, which is alive with active volcanoes and gurgling mud pots and replete with howler monkeys, waterfalls, and an optional zip line
Search for the elusive northern tamandua (anteater) at Curu National Wildlife Range