We’ve focussed this particular trip on a spectacular area of Costa Rica that takes you ‘off the beaten track’ yet captures some of the best wildlife areas and experiences to be had in Central America. Starting in Alujuela Province, just beyond the city limits, you’ll instantly be immersed into a rural Costa Rican landscape where escaping into the cloud forests to marvel at the vast myriad of flora and fauna is a must. The following days are spent at the beautiful Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve on the border with Nicaragua, featuring waterways, dense jungle and shallow wetlands. Jaguars are frequently spotted along with capuchin monkeys, alligators, black river turtles and white-tailed deer. Tenoria national park sits just to the North of the better-known Arenal, yet with the turquoise blue waters of Rio Celeste and lush, jungle-clad Tenoria, it’s a standout destination in its own right. Nosara sits on the western fringes of Guanacaste and is one of the most beautifully remote beaches in the country- as perfect for surfing as it is for turtles and marine life.