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Nature & Wildlife

See Costa Rica on a Nature Tour

Reserva Conchal is a gorgeous, 2,300-acre Costa Rican natural sanctuary, where majestic sunsets paint the horizon and humpback whales frolic in the Pacific waters just steps from your front door. In addition to exploring Playa Conchal, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, we welcome you to explore our miles of hiking trails winding through an array of ecosystems that range from a dry forest to an estuary and mangrove swamp.


Wildlife & Plant Spotlight

The Reserva Conchal National Wildlife Refuge is home to approximately 32 species of birds, 12 species of mammals, eight species of reptiles and several amphibians!


  • Coati
  • Iguanas
  • Trogón (birds)
  • Toledos (birds)
  • Gavilán Crangejeros (birds)
  • Woodpeckers
  • Hawks
  • Ardillas (squirrels)
  • Butterflies
  • Monkey
  • Deer
  • Wildcats
  • Raccoons


  • Guanacaste
  • The Rain Tree
  • The Kapok
  • The Carao
  • The Guácimo

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How long is the typical walking tour?

Answer: The path of the standard tour is about 2 kilometers throughout the refuge and generally takes about 90 minutes to hike. Learn more about our guided nature tour. 

Question: Do you have other trails for long walks?

Answer: Yes, throughout the property we offer different trails for walks of various lengths.

Question: What animals will we see on the tour?

Answer: On our tour, you are most likely to encounter indigenous Costa Rican species, such as pizotes, squirrels, iguanas, trogón birds, woodpeckers, Toledo birds, Gavilán Crangejeros, hawks, koatis and more. 

Question: Are we guaranteed to see animals on every tour?

Answer: Please note that the animals live in their natural habitat, so we do not lock them into certain areas or guarantee that they will be visible during your hike. But most of the time, you will see some kind of wildlife with our guides – especially if you walk quietly and enjoy a direct connection with the peace of nature.