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This flat region extends up to the Nicaraguan borders and its rich landscape supports a wide variety of agriculture, including citrus, rice and sugar cane. About 600 bird species (of 850 found in CR) live permanently in this region, making it a perfect spot for bird watchers since the rivers of this region are often flooded during the rainy season, making marshlands densely populated.

The famous Arenal Volcano erupted in 1968 after having been inactive for more than 500 years. Hot springs, zip lining tours, waterfalls, nature walks and many other adventure activities are available from the main town of La Fortuna.

The community of Monteverde has developed around the highest values of conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources for agriculture and ecotourism. Located in the highlands of the Tilarán Mountain Range with an elevation of 3900 to 5900 feet, the town of Santa Elena is the most important tourist center.

The lush vegetation, dense fog and continuous light rainfall give the place a mystical and exciting atmosphere. Here you can find exceptional flora and creature not found anywhere else in the world.

Sample Itineraries

Below you will find some sample itineraries that visit this region; they can be adjusted based on your personal interests to fulfill your travel expectations.