See Wildlife, Not Crowds in Costa Rica


Costa Rica// (c) 2011 Wild Planet Adventures

Wild Planet Adventures, a tour company specializing in wildlife viewing, is offering exclusive, off-the-beaten-track deals in Costa Rica. Its Costa Rica “Ultimate Wildlife” eco-tours avoid the crowds by featuring special access to private reserves and exclusive activities designed to expose travelers to exceptional wildlife viewing they would not be able to get on their own.

“The increase in low-budget, high-volume mass tourism has spurred rampant overbuilding and overcrowded conditions in many of the most popular destinations within a reasonable drive of San Jose,” explained Josh Cohen, owner and founder of Wild Planet Adventures. “Seeing wildlife without the crowds now requires carefully planned strategies that include tracking wildlife sightings, obtaining exclusive permission to explore private reserves, and tightly coordinated logistics to take advantage of daily wildlife migrations while avoiding commercialism.”

Wild Planet Adventures runs their own tours staffed by local drivers, as well as local naturalist and biologist guides. They specialize in interactions with animals, wildlife experts and scientific researchers, night hikes for nocturnal animals, and safari-style paddling on remote, wildlife-rich rivers.