You’ve heard all about Costa Rica’s famous biodiversity – and the tropical rainforest Sarapiqui Canopy is the place to experience it first-hand.
Home of the endangered green macaw, and a number of famous reserves including the Braulio Carrillo National Park, Sarapiqui’s river-filled fertile landscape is best discovered by boat cruise.
From the waterways you’ll spot monkeys, sloths, otters, turtles and all kinds of birds, including the quetzal.
The base for boat excursions into the Sarapiqui Canopy is Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, at the junction of the Sarapiqui and Puerto Viejo rivers.
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is 80 km (50 miles) north of San Jose in Heredia province, a drive of around 2 hours. The only access is by road, and the most convenient way to visit is by organized tour.