Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve : The sine qua non of a visit to Monteverde, this world-famous biological reserve is laced by nature trails fabulous for viewing quetzals and other wildlife.
Selvatura : This activity center in Santa Elena has a canopy tour and other attractions, highlighted by the Jewels of the Rainforest Bio-Art Exhibition, a private insect collection that is one of the nation’s preeminent nature displays.
Las Pumas Rescue Center : You’re guaranteed eyeball-to-eyeball encounters with all the big cats you’re not likely to see in the wild at this rescue center.
Río Corobicí : A float trip on this relatively calm river is fun for the whole family).
Las Hornillas Volcanic Activity Center : This walk-through active crater with fumaroles also has therapeutic mud pools you can actually bathe in.
Palo Verde National Park : Bird-watching par excellence is the name of the game at this watery world best explored by boat.
Rincón de la Vieja National Park : Magnificent scenery, bubbling mud pools, and trails to the volcano summit are highlights at this national park.
Santa Rosa National Park : The finest of the dry-forest reserves offers unrivaled wildlife-viewing and top-notch surfing.