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Trogon Violaceous. Learn more on Costa Rica Exotic Birds.  Tourism in this area has been established a foreign exchange, as the impressive biodiversity of Costa Rica makes it a great destination for ecotourism. Ecotourism can be considered as a determined travel into natural regions in order to appreciate its culture and natural history, in such a way that minimizes any change which alter the purity and stability of the ecosystems in the environment, while making the conservation of natural resources advantageous to local people due to the producing economic benefits for them. Ecotourism activities are very popular with a lot of tourists visiting the national parks and protected areas around the country. Costa Rica was a pioneer in this type of tourism, and is recognized as one of the few countries with a true ecotourism.

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EcoTourism in Costa Rica

 Tour possibilities in Costa Rica tropical forest as well as the remaining nature and adventure options are a highly recommended way to get a Costa Rica vacation replete of memorable and pleasant emotions. And all the accommodation spots selected here can bring you the best of Costa Rica (nature, flora & fauna, people and culture) with their ecotourism services.

Tropical Rainforest and Great Green Macaw at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge. Bocatapada de San Carlos.If you want a peaceful and healthy natural adventure into the Tropical Rainforest of Costa Rica, there is a wide range of options with some of the most representative attractions from our country. As an example, La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge with about 500 ha of pristine rainforest and two jungle lagoons at Bocatapada of San Carlos, is one of the pioneers of ecotourism in Costa Rica since 1989. This tropical paradise can be enjoyed hiking along more than 10 km of labeled trails or canoeing into the lagoons, with the possibility of sight the Poison Dart Frogs, parrots, oropendolas, caimans as well as an amazing diversity of trees and plants. More than 365 different species of birds has been identified, featuring among them the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus), seriously endangered and inhabiting only in this area.

Tropical Rainforest and Great Green Macaw at Maquenque EcoLodge. Bocatapada de San Carlos. Maquenque EcoLodge is located in the same region, at the San Carlos River shores in Bocatapada, close to a hill into 60 ha of pristine Tropical Rainforest, which are joint to the recent Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge of 60,000 ha. This area has an extraordinary biodiversity which inhabits a lush vegetation including a huge amount of birds (featuring of course, the Great Green Macaw). Besides there are beautiful lagoons worthy of canoeing into them.

Costa Rica Beaches and Tropical Dry Forest at La Norma EcoLodge, GuanacasteTo learn and experience the nature wonders of Guanacaste in a sustainable way, fully environmental friendly and supporting the local flora and fauna conservancy, La Norma Ecolodge must be visited. The warmness and biodiversity of Tropical Dry Forest is available lodging in a place in which Howler Monkeys comes to the trees at the very nearness of beautiful wooden cottages, as well as the most gorgeous and colorful exotic birds. And there are unforgettable moments waiting in some of the most splendid Costa Rica beaches at a handy location.

As the numbers of bird watching lovers increases, the plentiful bird witness at the tropical forests in Costa Rica, with their different kind of ecosystems, is one of the most worth world natural treasures to be experienced in detail in each of its environments. So the bird abundance of each ecotouristic site is some of the most valuable features the visitor can enjoy, and is one of the key aspects taken in account to any destination to be selected here.

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