RARA AVIS is Costa Rica's oldest and purest Rainforest Lodge. Whether you are learning to understand the rainforest with naturalist guides, swimming in crystalline jungle waterfalls, or simply relaxing and watching birds from the hammock on your balcony, Rara Avis is completely isolated from modern civilization. Riding in a covered tractor cart through the forest to get to the Waterfall Lodge draws you back in time from modern civilization of cleared cattle lands to an adventure deep in the forest.


The tropical rainforest is not only a place of extreme beauty, but is home to countless plants and animals, undiscovered foods and an infinite amount of genetic material with a vast potential for the future benefit of man.