Northern Plains Experiences


Northern Plains Features

  • Top Reasons to Go to the Northern Plains

    Arenal Volcano: You can hear the rumblings of the world's third-most-active volcano for miles around, and, on clear nights, watch crimson rock... Read more

  • Caño Negro

    Think a smaller version of Florida's Everglades and you'll have a good picture of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro. This lowland... Read more

  • Arenal Volcano

    The 2-km-high (1-mile-high) Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica's youngest and most active volcano, dominates the region's landscape. Volcanologists... Read more

  • Poás Volcano

    Towering north of Alajuela, the verdant Poás Volcano is covered with a quilt of farms and topped by a dark green shawl of cloud forest. That... Read more

  • Eco-Lodges in the Northern Plains

    This territory as a whole doesn't garner the attention in eco-circles that other parts of Costa Rica do, but the country has a no more diverse... Read more

  • What Is a Cloud Forest?

    Cloud forests are a type of rain forest, but are different from the hot, humid lowland forests with which most people are familiar. First of all,... Read more

  • Certificate of Sustainable Tourism

    One trip to Costa Rica and you'll swear everything here is eco-lodges, ecotourism, eco-this, eco-that. But sustainability, the buzzword in Costa... Read more

  • Bird Country

    Nearly 850 bird species have been identified in Costa Rica, more than in the United States and Canada combined. Consequently, bird-watchers flock... Read more


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