La Marta Rainforest Reserve
Welcome to La Marta Rainforest Reserve, the highly popular, and highly beautiful, wildlife refuge located just 44 miles southeast of San Jose. This entire reserve protects La Marta, Atirro, and the Gato River basin, as well as various cloud forests, waterfalls, and cave systems within. Considered to be the ‘gateway to Tapanti and La Amistad National Parks’, this entire experience will truly be an insightful and naturally entertaining one.
Your group will be able to take advantage of the 20 different trails here, totaling 11 miles. Explore historic ruins, as well as the area's history in general. This spot is one of the first to have electricity in Latin America, starting out as an American coffee farm. One of the best things about trekking around this reserve is that the temperature typically stays between 65 and 85 degrees, never really getting unbearably hot during your hikes.
You will see timber forest, palms, epiphytes such as orchids and bromeliads, and animals such as jaguars, kinkajous, and anteaters. There are various tours available on site such as the 3-hour birdwatching tour, history tour, 9-mile natural history tour, and exciting 2-hour nocturnal night hike. The hike during the tours will be varied in difficulty and terrain, as the mountainous landscape gives way to flat valleys throughout.