Home to verdant, green rainforests, cloudy canopies and hanging bridges, tall volcanic peaks and spectacular coastline, Costa Rica is an outdoor lover’s dream. And there’s no better way to see Costa Rica than by hiking through its diverse landscapes.

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in Latin America. This is a land of steaming jungles and dense rainforest, a place where the mist and clouds hang mysteriously in the trees and where vast numbers of different species of animals go about their lives untouched by the outside world.

Costa Rica is perfect for hiking. This is the best way to experience the claustrophobic yet invigorating forests, and it’s the best way to get close to the wildlife that calls Costa Rica home.

Much of Costa Rica is protected under the national park system, and there are hikes and trails for all abilities. There are canopy walks taking you high into the trees or epic treks that traverse volcanic peaks.

Local guides can take you into the depths of the ancient forests and show you local ways of life as you hike from one village to the next. Or you can beat your own path along the coast, hiking beaches and mountains. There are so many hiking opportunities in Costa Rica, and our travel experts can help you to put together the perfect itinerary.

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Hiking Highlights in Costa Rica

With so many national parks, you can rest assured that there are hikes on Costa Rica for any age and ability, be you a solo traveller or a travelling family.

At the Monteverde Cloud Forest, you can rise high into the canopy as you traverse suspended bridges and stand in awe of the tallest trees in Costa Rica. Ethereal clouds surround the treetops while the forest teems with life.

If you’re here for the volcanoes then look no further than Arenal, the most iconic peak in Costa Rica. The two-tour hike isn’t for the inexperienced or unfit, but it’s worth the spent energy as you climb high above the surrounding landscapes, following lava flows and well-worn hiking paths.

For rainforest and waterfalls then head to Corcovado National Park, one of the most accessible national parks in Costa Rica. It’s perfect for hiking, with endless trails crisscrossing the sublime landscapes. Get sweaty in the tropical humidity before cooling off in a crashing, cold and refreshing waterfall.

If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, then head to Chirripo National Park where you can gaze in awe at the tallest peak in Costa Rica. Standing at over 3,800 metres in height, this is a mountain that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s no easy hike but it’s an incredible, if tough, experience. From the top, you can even see both the Pacific and the Caribbean coastline of Costa Rica.

Whether you’re looking for volcanoes to summit or simply want to get closer to the wildlife of the Costa Rican rainforests, contact the Latin America Travel Company to speak with our Costa Rica experts today and start planning your dream hiking adventure.

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