La Fortuna to Guanacaste + Los Pumas Rescue Center:
We begin the ride in comfortable mini-vans from La Fortuna towards Guanacaste, known as the Chorotega Region of Costa Rica, home of the dry tropical forest.
We will drive around the scenic Arenal Lake, renowned as the largest lake in Costa Rica, and considered a RAMSAR location of great hydroelectric importance; and in the small towns of Tilaran or Nuevo Arenal, we will take a short restroom break before continuing our journey.
Once we arrive in Canas, we will visit the Los Pumas Rescue Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to counter-effect the damages done by hunting, deforesting, and maintaining wild animals as pets. The idea of our visit is to learn about the importance of conservation in Costa Rica, and have the opportunity to see different animal species which have been rescued and taken to the Center, where the intention is to rehabilitate them and release them back into their natural habitats. You will see a large variety of felines, wild birds, and some other mammals like monkeys and deer.
After learning about the conservation programs, the maintenance of these wild animals, and a bit of environmental education we will be ready to head to the shores of the Corobici River for a delicious lunch, in a restaurant surrounded by nature and incredible views of the river and the Tenorio Volcano.
After lunch, we will drop you off in your hotels in the different destinations of Guanacaste including Liberia, Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo, Coco, Papagayo, Hermosa, and other beaches of the area.
Comfortable clothes, sunscreen, camera, and money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs
Transportation from your hotel in comfortable late model mini-vans with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, professional driver (service guide), bottled mineral water, Los Pumas Rescue Center visit, delicious lunch on the banks of the Corobici River.
Departure from La Fortuna: 8:00 am
Arrival to Liberia: 1:30 pm
Arrival to Zone 1 (Papagayo, Hermosa, El Coco, Ocotal) 2:30 pm
Arrival to Zone 2 (Tamarindo, Conchal, & Flamingo): 3:00 pm
Departure from Zona 1 (Papagayo, Hermosa, El Coco, Ocotal) 8:00 am
Departure from Zona 2 (Tamarindo, Conchal & Flamingo): 8:30 am
Departure from Liberia: 9:30 am
Arrival to La Fortuna: 3:00 pm
5 – 6 hours.