Costa Rica Wildlife & Eco Adventure Tours


Rain Forest Lianas in Corcovado Costa Rica

Planning a trip to Costa Rica?

Experience nature and wildlife travel in Costa Rica at its finest with Pizotes Adventure Tours. With your personal choices we can put together a custom tour just for you to meet your interests, adventure level, and budget. Costa Rica offers abundant viewable wildlife, fun adventures for the whole family, pristine beaches, remote and wild locations, river, bay and ocean excursions, and much more.
Personalized service is what we do best and we want to help you create your perfect tour. To help us bring this premier nature destination to life we’ve created the Adventure Tour Builder. If you know what Costa Rica destinations you want to visit and what activities you want to do in Costa Rica, check out our Adventure Tour Builder.
If you need some ideas, view our sample tours.

  • “I am so amazed at how many things grow on the things that grow on the things that grow on the trees.”

    – Susan – Portland, OR
  • ”My favorite things were the Monteverde cloud forest (the Cloud Forest Inn was a wonderful place to stay, and the nature walk guides were the best), Playa Hermosa (the Hotel Velero was great, and so was the beach), and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (outstanding displays and collections and scenery). And of course Terri is my favorite tour guide!”

    – Rob – Portland, OR
  • ”I loved our time at Selva Verde. Having the jungle all around us, hearing the insects and frogs all night, the birds and monkeys waking us up every morning, practically stepping on hopping poison dart frogs … It all was other-worldly—as was the night-time rumbling of Arenal volcano! I never expected to see so many different birds and animals, like the toucans, sloth, and macaws.  “

    – Ann – Portland, OR

What We Do

Anteater in Costa RIcaEco Wildlife Tours

Though often overused, the term ‘eco-tourism’ (or ecological tourism) should refer to authentic experiences that allow the visitor to experience (see, smell, hear, touch and even taste) the natural and cultural world of an area with as little impact as possible. At Pizotes Adventure Tours we believe this is the ONLY way to travel and Costa Rica offers some of the best eco-destinations. Lush forests teeming with wildlife, authentic cultural experiences, waterfalls, white-sand beaches, erupting volcanoes, and zip-line forest flights await you. With 11 years of trip planning, happy travelers and personal relationships built with quality destinations, Pizotes Adventures Tours can deliver incredible experiences that you and your family/group will treasure for a lifetime; allowing only to chance what wildlife will show up in your camera’s lens or binoculars.

Sloth in taking it easy in Costa RicaPersonalized Tour Planning

Personalized, intricate planning is the key to a smooth and event-filled adventure and is the specialty of owner and operator, Terri Peterson. Terri has spent 17 years traveling the four corners of Costa Rica and everywhere in between. When, as a visitor, leaving this eco-heaven became harder to do, Terri and partner, Gary, made Costa Rica their home. Here, in the ‘jewel of Central America’ she has found a passion for sharing her special destinations with visitors. From their private piece of protected rainforest in the southern, untamed Osa Peninsula, Terri crafts her tours, managing every aspect of in-country accommodations, transportation, tours, activities, and local guides. If so desired, Terri can personally escort your group throughout the trip, from the time you touch down in Costa Rica to your departure.

White Water Rafting in Costa RicaNature’s Thrill Park

Three million years in the making, Costa Rica covers just 20,000 square miles of land area, roughly the size of West Virginia.  This constantly morphing landscape is a compact geological and ecological package.  Its mountain ranges run from north to south and are dotted with 112 volcanoes, 7 of which are still quite active.  Raging white-water rapids, spectacular waterfalls, and Eden-like hot springs make Costa Rica nature’s own thrill park!

Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity, yet covers only .003% of the earth’s land mass.  The mountains, volcanoes, and rich volcano-fed soil support an amazing diversity of habitats and wildlife including 850 species of birds, 1500 species of orchids, 350,000 species of insects, 208 species of mammals, and more than 130 species of reptiles.

Pizotes Adventure Tours offers a variety of itineraries to enjoy; from 8-14 days. View Sample Tours Here.

If you wish to help design your own itinerary, we can tailor a package to a duration, budget, and activity level your group will enjoy. Choose rustic, eco-lodge, or 5 star eco-hotel, on the go or relaxed, nature, science, or cultural experiences, secluded or popular destinations, or a little of each. We can make it a reality.

To get started, simply create your own wishlist using our Custom Tour Builder.

Pizote Custom Tours Costa RicaTours with a

Leave more than just your footprints behind! An option for any Pizotes Adventure Tour is the opportunity to participate in a hands-on community service project at one of your trip destinations. Get a first-hand experience of Costa Rican life while giving a few hours of your time and skills. With on-site contacts, Pizotes coordinates this activity with your group size, age, and abilities in mind and you contribute the necessary funds (if funds are necessary) to see the project through. You can paint a school, refurbish a building, visit a classroom and help with English lessons, or pick a skill you have to share. Nothing creates more of a bond with your new friends than offering them your time and energies.