You’ll find Boca Tapada nearby the mouth of the San Carlos river in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands. It’s an area of unspoilt and virtually unvisited tropical rainforest.
Hundreds of pineapple and sugar cane plantations stretch across the region which has an astoundingly rich biodiversity of plants and animals. Its celebrity resident is the beautiful but endangered Great Green Macaw who feed on almond trees and nests in the wetlands of this lowland, lagoon-filled realm.
Far from the beaten tourist path, Boca Tapada is a destination for nature lovers and bird lovers in particular. In addition to the macaws, more than 400 other species of birds have been identified at Boca Tapada including the Sunbittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Jabiru, Green Ibis, Muscovy Duck, Agami Heron, Keel-billed Toucan,and Great Curassow.
The rainforests surrounding Boca Tapada are home to sloths, white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, pizotes and even wild cat species such as jaguars. Various frog and snake species can be observed on guided night hikes along designated trails.