With its thundering waterfalls, jungle waterways, hidden lagoons, whitewater rapids and warm, tropical sun, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for water and nature lovers. From watching sea turtles hatch in Tortuguero National Park to paddling the Río Pacuare, with howler monkeys hooting overhead, an adventure in Costa Rica is sure to be a non-stop thrill with close-up wildlife encounters every step of the way. Costa Rica also regularly tops polls as one of the world's most eco-friendly destinations, with over 25% of its national territory dedicated to conservation and a host of award-winning eco lodges set amid lush jungle backdrops. Its warm and inviting people exude the very essence of pura vida, the ubiquitous Costa Rican catchphrase that—literally translated—means “pure life,” but in the local vernacular, means “what could be better than this?”
Mountain Travel Sobek was the forerunner of adventure travel in Costa Rica back in the late 1970s, and our adventures in Costa Rica remain among our most popular. We currently run 6-day and 9-day trips, including group trips and private departures that are great for groups and families.