Known as the “Rich Coast,” Costa Rica hosts about 5% of the world’s biodiversity, more than the U.S. and Europe combined. With sweeping rainforest, rugged mountains, fire-spitting volcanoes and lonesome beaches stretching along jungle-shores, Costa Rica is home to a dizzying array of wildlife. About the same size as West Virginia, Costa Rica has the advantage of being small enough to explore end to end in a matter of days.
- Venture to a world-renowned sloth sanctuary and get one-on-one contact with these magnificent creatures. Learn how injured and orphaned animals are being rescued in the wild.
- Embark on a night patrol to aid in the protection of nesting sea turtles or sea turtle hatchlings.
- Tour the exclusive La Selva Biological Station, recognized internationally as one of the world’s most influential field stations for tropical forest research.
- Raft 10 miles along the Sarapiqui River to spot howler and white-faced monkeys, and snorkel along Costa Rica's palm-lined white sand beaches.
- Visit a jaguar rescue center and help prepare food for injured and orphaned animals.