This winter, join C Colston Burrell and Vernon Campos for an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica, a tropical paradise where gardens, organic farms and thundering waterfalls are set against lush tropical forests and dramatic volcanic peaks. Though scarcely larger than West Virginia, this friendly country is a magnet for gardeners, birders, natural history enthusiasts and adventurers.
We have arranged visits with avid gardeners, and chosen lodges in a variety of exciting settings. Costa Ricans, like most gardeners, are drawn to a wealth of plants from around the world. Gardens here are as variable as their owners. Colorful foliage is favored as a foil for the deep green palms, philodendrons and elephant ears that are commonly grown. Gingers, heliconias, birds of paradise, gardenias and succulents provide long seasons of bloom, augmented by orchids and tropical bulbs in season.
In addition to gardens, we have ample opportunities to explore the unique topography and geology of Costa Rica. Thundering waterfalls and lava fields at the base of an active volcano await explorations. We will tour La Selva, a world-renowned biological research station. Exhilarating hanging bridges, local craft shops and wildlife feeding stations are a few of the attractions we will visit.
Join us for this unforgettable journey to explore these bucolic and rugged regions of Costa Rica, with exciting opportunities for exploration and relaxation.