COSTA RICA TRAVEL – Costa Rica is listed among CNN’s “10 of the world’s best nighttime adventures”.
As CNN puts it, some things are just better after dark. Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean you have to turn in, too.
Costa Rica’s jungle makes the list along Hawaii’s Manta Rays; Kayaking Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bay; Night Safari in Singapore; and Exploring America’s most notorious prison, Alcatraz Island.
Immersing in Costa Rica’s nocturnal wonders
Well known for its rich variety of wildlife, Costa Rica has as much to offer visitors at night as it does by day. It’s under the cover of darkness that the country’s iconic reptiles, birds and animals become really active.
You can meander the Pencas Blancas river by raft on a Twilight Safari Float, listening to the sounds of the jungle and seeking out howler monkeys hanging from tree branches, or embark on a guided night walk through Ecocentro Danaus, a private nature reserve that’s home to frogs, birds and sloth.
According to Anywhere Costa Rica travel planner Gema Cantillano, “The forests become louder with insects as dusk sets in, mammals forage for food and nocturnal reptiles hunt for bugs. Expert guides know these patterns and can help visitors gain insight into the rhythms of nature.”
Anywhere Costa Rica Ecocentro Danaus Night Walk; +1 310 853 1167; Twilight Safari Float, $60 per person; Ecocentro Danaus Night Walk, $37 per person