Santuario Ecológico

activities / Hiking & trekking

Lonely Planet review

Offering hikes of varying lengths, Santuario Ecológico has four loop trails (the longest takes about 2½ hours at a slow pace) through private property comprising premontane and secondary forest, coffee and banana plantations, and past a couple of waterfalls and lookout points. Coati, agouti and sloth are seen on most days, and monkey, porcupine and other animals are common. Bird-watching is also good. Guided tours are available throughout the day, but you’ll see even more animals on the guided night tours.