Costa Rica Rainforest Experience
The joy of the Costa Ricans, the smile and the Pure Life expression! make of Costa Rica one of the happiest countries in the world, but when we add the biodiversity offered by our forests, make it one of the best destinations to visit by people of all ages.
Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge has 94 hectares, of which 50% are primary and secondary forest. These lands adjoin the 23,000 hectares of the Eternal Children’s Forest, Costa Rica’s largest private natural reserve; which makes it a biologic corridor of some predominant species in the area such as Gray-headed Kite, Double-toothed Kite, White Hawk, Giant Parrot Snake, zopilota, False Fer-de-lance, White Spotted Glass Frog, Small Headed Tree Frog, Greater ac-winged bat, Whiteface and Howler Monkeys, 2 & 3 toed Sloth, different species of ants and butterflies. Some native tres are: Jacaranda, Ceiba, Aspidosperma, among others. Freshwater fish like: Silverside, Bigmouth sleeper, Macabi Tetra, that can be seeing in our rainforest.
Species of flora and fauna converge in both high and lowland forests, making the area a strategic spot for bird watching.
A study by the Soltis Center for Research and Education in the area has reported sighting of around 309 species of birds, among them the impressive King Zopilote. We invite you to take our guided talks along our trails for birdwatching or just be on the balcony of your room to enjoy the songs of different multicolored birds.
So different is the night of the day, as is the experience of the Rain Forest at sunset, where many of the species come to active life when getting dark. It is a natural exhibition for all the senses, the singing of the frogs in the hotel gardens and around the rooms is one of the fastest and easiest to perceive by our guests.
Take advantage of the great adventure of walking in the evening accompanied by our guide to discover the secrets of the forest in the light of the moon, different animals can be spotted with the guide`s help. Witness the forest activity from a different perspective in relation to the day activity.
Chachagua Rainforest as well as being part of Costa Rica’s largest private reserve, our hotel is only 20 minutes away from La Fortuna, considered the epicenter of Costa Rica Adventure. La Fortuna has an extensive variety of activities for the whole family; Including hiking through the hanging bridges, visit to Arenal Volcano National Park, canopy, rafting, canyoning, kayaking, hot springs among many more activities.