The NCCofC is going to Costa Rica
Join the NCCofC as we explore the wild side of Costa Rica!
In partnership with CAA Travel Cobourg, the NCCofC invites you to join us for an exotic escape to Costa Rica's Carribbean coast. Unlike the often crowded and highly commercialized Pacific coast, the east coast of Costa Rica has been under the radar for quite a while (partly due to the difficulty of getting there!), but new infrastructure has recently made accessing this coase a bit easier. Still, there are no big touristy resorts or chain hotels - instead we'll be staying in small boutique hotels and eco lodges during this tropical adventure. Costa Rica's two coasts share some wildlife, but many species are exclusive to the Caribbean side, so toucans, macaws, white-faced capuchin monkeys, and sloths are common to see. The Tortuguero Channels represent the country's second largest wetland, and are considered by many visitors to be the "Amazon of Costa Rica" based on the incredible natural and high biodiversity it hosts. Accessible only by boat or airplane, Tortuguero National Park is the most important place for nesting sea turtles in the country, particularly between March and October. Tortuguero Village lies between the channels and the open sea, and is the only town centre in the region. Tortuguero is definitely a magical place for bird watching because you can find more that 400 different species - a dream destination for photographers and nature lovers! September is the rainy season on Costa Rica's touristy Pacific coast, but the Caribbean side of the country gets a reprieve in September and October as the Talamanca Mountains force the moisture out of the westerly winds - there still a little rain of course (it's a rainforest after all!)but September is actually one of the driest months to vist this incredibly diverse ecosystem.