View of the upper torso of a crocodile with its mouth open.

Tárcoles, Costa Rica: Crocodile Safaris, Birding Tours, and More

Tárcoles offers many recreation options and wildlife viewing opportunities. Take a zipline tour of the jungle canopy, enjoy a thrilling crocodile safari in the estuary, or keep an eye out for the more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the area. In addition to sharing tour information, author Christopher P. Baker recommends where to stay and eat in Tárcoles.

A small red eyed frog sits perched on a broad leaf.

Discover Costa Rica

Despite its diminutive size, Costa Rica is a kind of microcontinent unto itself—one sculpted to show off the full potential of the tropics. The diversity of terrain is remarkable.