Hike to Juan Castro Blanco (The Cloud Forest)

Hike to Juan Castro Blanco (The Cloud Forest)

Just one hour and thirty minutes from La Fortuna, on the other side of the plains of San Carlos, we find this beautiful place, popularly known as “National Water Park”. Surrounded by cloud forests at more than 2,200 meters (6,560 feet) above sea level and with an average temperature of 16° to 22°C (60° – 72°F), this is the place where the main drivers of the northern region of Costa Rica. It ranks as the tenth largest body of fresh water on the planet. Our personalized naturalist tours and the scenic beauty of the area make an excellent combination for this excursion.

The Juan Castro Blanco National Park is an excellent place for bird watching; Among the treasures you can find is the spectacular Quetzal (Pharomachrus Mocinno), characteristic of its majestic colored plumage. March and April are the best months to observe quetzals.

We will enjoy the 3 km (2 mile) trail for approximately 2 hours while learning about the characteristics of the cloud forest, as well as the importance of this enchanting place for the entire northern region of Costa Rica. The tour will end with a delicious lunch in the middle of the cloud forest of Costa Rica before returning to La Fortuna.

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Tour Information

We include: Transportation, Bottle of water, Bilingual naturalist guide, Entrance fees to the parks, Lunch.

We Recommend: Insect repellent, Binoculars, Comfortable clothing, Camera, Walking shoes (sandals or Thebes are not allowed) Sunscreen.

Departures: 7:15 a.m.

Arrivals: 2:15pm

Duration: 7 hours

Minimum age: 7 years

Sustainability: We are carbon neutral.

We operate responsibly, protecting our resources and fighting climate change.

*Ecological Blue Flag

We are part of the community committee of Bandera Azul Ecológica, with our model community, Fortuna.


Law 7600: No

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