Welcome to Costa Rica - Guapiles
One of the finest natural areas in the New World, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Truly a naturalist's dream with an incredible diversity of animals and plants, this tiny country is home to more than 800 species of birds, orchids and other spectacular plants, caimans and crocodiles, howler monkeys, three-toed sloth's and possibly the most spectacular bird in the American tropics the resplendent quetzal. Not only is Costa Rica's flora and fauna diverse, it is well protected by a world renowned national park system, and well studied by a long series of scientific investigators. Lying between 2 continents, each with its unique plant and animal diversity, Costa Rica is a land-bridge where species of the 2 continents meet and intermingle.
Casa Rio Blanco Ecolodge near Guapiles is a small but well visited, Dutch family-run Bed & Breakfast that focuses on those people who want a life-rainforest experience. Located only one hour East from San José (and a easy one and a half hour drive from the airport Juan Santamaria in San Jose.) Casa Rio Blanco is located 7 kms west of the town Guápiles. You will see our big yellow roadsign on the main highway towards Limon. Within a 2 hour drive to the beaches of the Caribbean Coast, easy access to the small village Tortuguero, (the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemishpere (www.cccturtle.org), Casa Rio Blanco is an ideal base for exploring this intresting part of Costa Rica. The famous 'La Selva Biological Station' at Sarapiquí (Organization for Tropical Studies, www.ots.ac.cr) is a 40 mnts drive from here. The Rainforest Aeral Tram is only a 15 mnts drive from us. It might be intresting for you to know that we give our guests a 20% discount voucher.