We offer customized nature tours for an authentic adventure in tropical Costa Rica. We can help you design the perfect vacation for your individual preferences and budget. We strive to make our tours fun, educational, and awe-inspiring—we want you to leave Costa Rica as in love with it as we are!
Our promise to you: you will learn something about the world around you, and your trip will be an educational, fun, relaxing, exciting, beautiful, and unforgettable experience. We offer unparalleled insight into Costa Rican culture and wildlife- for all ages and abilities - with as much academic content as you require.
We use environmentally-friendly, sustainable business practices—we contract local families and businesses wherever possible, support our local parks and reserves, and analyze the sustainability practices of all hotels we consider. We also have a no-paper policy in the office; the only thing we print is your final itinerary. Included in your pricing package is an optional $30 donation to help offset the carbon footprint of your travels. This donation allows us to help reforest within the Three-wattled Bellbird Biological Corridor. To learn more, scroll to the bottom of our "What We Offer" page.
Since we are the owners and operators of TropicAves, we offer unmatched flexibility, personal attention, and quality control, to make your vacation exactly what you want it to be. We offer a unique knowledge base grounded in our combination of local and foreign perspectives: we get you the best of the best! YOU control when we stop, what we do, and where we do it. We promise you won’t leave Costa Rica feeling like you were herded!
Traveling with us is stress-free. We want you to focus on ENJOYMENT of the natural world around you, not on directions or driving or hotel and park reservations – we take care of all of that for you! And we support you all the way through your journey, which begins before you walk out the front door: you will receive a detailed, personalized packing list and suggested reading list for your individual interests. Your safety is our priority: in-country guide Alexa Stickel is a Wilderness First Responder, certified in First Aid and CPR.
You will get an authentic, unique experience, not a pre-packaged tour, and will leave with an accurate impression of how Costa Ricans really live: you will experience their culture, cuisine, and ecological wonders.