Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

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Rainforest Adventures Atlantic Aerial Tram

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just beyond the northeastern boundary of Braulio Carrillo National Park, about 15 km (9 miles) before the Caribbean-slope town of Guápiles,...

Sea Turtle Conservancy

  • Museum/Gallery

Florida's Sea Turtle Conservancy runs a visitor center and a museum with excellent animal photos, a video narrating local and natural...

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

A full-fledged nature center a few miles northwest of Cahuita is well worth a stop. Many of the sloths that live on the premises are...

Snake Garden

  • Zoo/Aquarium

One of a growing number of Costa Rica's serpentaria, the Snake Garden shows off some 50 species of reptiles, including all the poisonous...

Standard Fruit Company

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Curious about the life and times of Costa Rica's most famous yellow fruit? The company, known as Dole in North America, has two-hour...

Standard Fruit Company

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

The ins and outs of Costa Rica's favorite yellow fruit are on display at this banana plantation and packing plant in Bananito, just south...

Tirimbina Rainforest Center

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This working biological research station, 17 km (11 miles) southwest of Puerto Viejo, encompasses 750 acres of primary forest and 8 km...

Tortuguero National Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

There is no better place in Costa Rica to observe sea turtles nesting, hatching, and scurrying to the ocean. The July–October nesting...

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Capuchin and howler monkeys, peccaries, sloths, iguanas, raccoons—they're all here at this wildlife sanctuary just off the Playa Negra...

Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Limón's hottest attraction is a 4,000-acre nature theme park, about 30 minutes west of the city. It's popular with cruise-ship passengers...