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Hiking Nature Reserve Costa Rica

“If you go to a desert, you will hear this mysterious voice: Be wise, protect your forests!”

Ficus tree

Rain Forest, Trail System
& River

This part of the Nature Reserve is where magic lives, as you go down to the forest trail system, you will be embraced by the mystical sensations of an old forest, with lively friends buzzing above, and where all sorts of trees, vines, bushes, mushrooms coexist in harmony. The current trail system comprises five main trails, with a length of approximately 4km (2.5 miles) that can be greatly expanded by the new owners. A large part of the property was left untouched.  

“Natureza Viva is situated in one of the favorite parts of El Rodeo, a place that is evocative of the rich and varied history of Costa Rica and  intensely, spiritually beautiful. Wide vistas as far as the eye can see, with rolling misty mountains that are home to some of the world’s most endangered species, make this a unique environment that facilitates moments of quiet, introspective solitude.”

Over 800 specimens of trees, five main trails, three creeks and one main river.  



Rain Forest and Trail System

The trail system inside the reserve will lead you straight into the heart of the rain forest. Walking down the path  you will see large trees, during the rainy seasons the creeks fill with water and the vistas of the volcanoes are breathtaking.  


Rivers and Creeks

The property ridge and forest slopes boast a system of three main creeks that connect with the Mico River (Quebrada Mico), an important watershed system for the area that reaches Rio Jaris. The lush forest and high river walls provide a system of small waterfalls and pools to enjoy a refreshing dip during one of your forest hikes. Here you will find an assortment of animals and wildlife that enjoy the privacy of the deep jungle canyons. 



The Reserve has 5 springs located on the upper section of the property.  One of the springs is adjacent to the Forest House. 

Forest Dwellers

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