This biological reserve is a great place for an intense contact with the rainforest and its surroundings. We will take trails through the tropical rainforest and discover all of its wonders as we walk.
After a 1-hour drive in a 4x4 vehicle along mountainous roads, we will arrive at the Pocosol station, a scientific center created for the investigation of flora and fauna, located next to a volcanic lagoon at 1100 meters above sea level. We will begin a 7 km (4.3 mi) trail to spend about 3 hours admiring the primary forest, the volcanic soil with its fumaroles, and the Pocosol Waterfall with a 50 m. (165 ft.) drop from a viewpoint observing the river canyon, as well as its abundant flora and fauna.With a little luck we will be able to observe animals of the area such aspeccaries, coatis, agoutis, howler monkeys and many birds.
The research center is part of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest Reserve, which is managed by the Monteverde Conservation Association and has 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of protected forest. It's Also one of the most important reserves in Latin America and the largest private reserve in both Costa Rica and Central America.
After an intense but incredible hike through the rainforest we will savor a delicious lunch at the Reserve station before taking our transportation back to La Fortuna.