Attractions

Gardens in Horquetas & Around

Heliconia Island

Drive down a rugged road, walk across the bridge and enter a masterpiece of landscape architecture that is home to more than 80 varieties of heliconias, tropical flowers, plants and trees. The 2-hectare island overl…
Wildlife Reserve in Chilamate & Around

Cinco Ceibas

In the huge, 1100-hectare Finca Pangola there is a swathe of dense, green primary rainforest, home to some of the oldest and largest trees in all of Costa Rica. This is Cinco Ceibas. And yes, there are five glorious…
Gardens in Horquetas & Around

Frog’s Heaven

The frogs hop free in this lovely tropical garden, which provides a perfect habitat for more than 28 species. On guided tours you’re likely to see old favorites like the red-eyed tree frog and poison-dart frogs, as …
Wildlife Reserve in La Virgen

Dave & Dave's Nature Park

Father and son Dave and Dave greet all comers to this 4.5-hectare reserve on the Río Sarapiquí, 200m north of the cemetery. You don't have to be a birder to get great glimpses or photos from the two viewing platform…
Zoo in La Virgen

Snake Garden

Get face to face with 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, including poison-dart frogs, rattlesnakes, crocs and turtles. The star attraction is a gigantic 80kg Burmese python. Make reservations for the night tour,…