Having a guide is important when you travel anywhere… However, let me tell you a bit of what happens in the rain forest…
First of all, we have to talk about what you come to Costa Rica for… Basically it reduces to one word and a humongous concept: Nature.
A tiny little country holding 5% of the total life of the planet deserves a visit from any nature lover.
What images bring the word rain forest to your mind? Or better yet… What images bring the word “jungle”?
Entangled branches, dark passages among thousands of plants, chirping birds, huge trees… Hard to walk through trails, armed with a machete… Maybe?
Thousands of living things, yes. Dark… yes. Gorgeous… Without a doubt. (Machete need… seriously doubt it).
However! The best of the rainforest is not its breathtaking beauty. The most amazing part of the rain forest is the invisible wonder of it. The part that you will never see if you don’t know it exists:
The rain forest is a system. An alive being… Like us!
Imagine the human body. Imagine you are taking a tour through the inside of your body… But none tells you that the white cells are for, or what does the heart actually is doing by pumping blood through, none to tell you they are connected!… You see it, you may admire its look and may be get the glimpse that one thing relates to the other… But you are missing the best of it! And so, the best of the rain forest, as the best of the human body is actually its absolutely perfect system.
Every little tiny thing in the rainforest has a reason to be there… There is nothing left to randomness. Nothing is there just because. Every leaf, every tiny flower, every little bug has a reason and a purpose. The system is magnificent and like a huge Russian nesting doll, it is a system within a system, within a system.
That thought alone can make a philosopher cry of joy!
Walking through the forest without knowing what it is about… is simply not worth it.
And that is where a real naturalist guide can change things!
Tourist Guides in Costa Rica are some of the best guides in the World. Educated to a maximum point, these men and women are passionate about biology, ecology and all that has to do with the study of life. They spend their lives in the jungle, they see it every day and know all the little details almost by the inch… But much more than that, they know how to explain them to you, making them fun and simple to understand.
Like some of those actors in the documentaries, but… live!
If you want to see the rainforest and pass through it… You may find several areas where you can walk through the trails alone and without a problem. But! If you want your trip to change your vision of life forever… Let us hire a real naturalist guide for you, and rainforest will leave a print in your heart and mind forever.