La Reserva Forest Foundation: Costa Rica Trekking Tour: Trek Through the Tropical Rainforest

Costa Rica Trekking Tour: Trek Through the Tropical Rainforest

Tilarán, Costa Rica

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Non-profit organization

2 hours
From$12 USDper person

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the world’s tropical forests.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about local wildlife and support the birth of new trees.
  • Spend two hours exploring over 100 species birds and other flora and fauna.
  • Visit "Papa Loco" (Crazy Father), a 400-year old Ceibra tree.

Tour revenue will directly support the community's effort to plant local trees.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    By appointment, best times to see wildlife at 7am - 9am and 3pm-4pm.

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 30

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Hiking boots, Mosquito repellent, Snacks, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Long pants, anti-itch cream, basic first-aid kit

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

On this two-hour guided trek through a tropical forest, you'll view and learn about the thriving local wildlife. The land near La Reserva Forest Foundations is home to more than 100 species of documented birds and an impressive variety of orchids, bromeliads, ancient trees, monkeys, insects, reptiles, sloths and much more. You'll have a chance to take a picture with the formidable "Papa Loco," the immense 400-year-old Ceiba tree that towers above the rest of the forest canopy.

Tour Start Address

1 km. from Cinco Esquinas, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

How To Get There

Accessible by car or taxi.
The reserve is located near the western shore of Lake Arenal in Guanacaste Province of northwestern Costa Rica, a short 15-minute drive or bus ride from the city of Tilarán. If you are flying from abroad, the closest airport is the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in the city of Liberia.

More About La Reserva Forest Foundation


To restore native tropical forests by planting trees, educating people, inspiring donors, and partnering with private and public landowners.

Main Programs

  • Angel's Fruit Forest: Providing better nutrition to the Maleku tribe of Costa Rica, and more specifically 60 schoolchildren

  • Educational Reforestation in war-torn Liberia

  • Educational Reforestation in La Fortuna

  • Uplift Tribal Artisans, Upgrade Rancho Tíoracas

  • Restoring monkey habitats