Costa Rica has long been recognized as a "must visit" for the nature and adventure traveler. Its reputation is well deserved, as the country's location on the isthmus between North and South America has evolved an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna. Costa Rica protects these habitats in an extensive system of national parks and private reserves, covering 25% of the country's available land. From pristine lowland rain forests, to misty mountain cloud forests, and active volcanoes, Costa Rica is a naturalist's dream come true. Monkeys, sloth, caimans, sea turtles, and exotic birds in their natural habitatare just some of the species often spotted by travelers. The nation's topographical diversity lends itself to adventurous endeavors and rewards those who explore beyond the fringe. Actively wind your own way through Costa Rica's wondrous environments, whether by foot, boat, kayak, horseback, or raft. Costa Ricans are extremely friendly hospitable people and are proud of their country. They have developed a tourism infrastructure suitable for any style of travel. No other country in Latin America offers so much to see and experience in so small an area.
As more travelers visit Costa Rica it becomes increasingly difficult to find the solitude and intimacy once common throughout the nation's rain forests and beaches. We continually refine our itineraries and style of travel for more discriminating adventure travelers. Our knowledge of nature reserves, travel routes and adventure activity options ensures you maximize the diversity of environments visited and quality of experience. Our unique style of travel utilizes adventurous activities to explore remote, off the beaten path, destinations. Travel with professional naturalist guides and adventure leaders whose experience and insight invariably becomes the most appreciated aspect of the journey. Stay in distinctive wilderness lodges, B&B's and hotels representative of local culture. Lodges are chosen for their proximity to nature, commitment to sustainable tourism, their service and for your comfort. AdventureSmith Explorations offers travelers an opportunity to experience the genuine Costa Rica in style while engaging in fun and exciting activities in premier natural environments.