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Costa Rica’s Secret Wildlife Phenomenon in July

Wild Planet Adventures Offers Free Binoculars, Luxury Lodging For Costa Rica’s Secret Wildlife Phenomenon in July

Costa Rica Masked Tree Frog © 2013

Exotic wildlife viewing specialist Wild Planet Adventures announces a value-added “Wildlife Lover’s Extravaganza” package for each couple booking a July/August 14-day Costa Rica “Ultimate Wildlife” eco-tour. The package underscores a little-known wildlife-viewing secret that occurs in July as a result of a weather phenomenon known as veranito (little summer).

The “Wildlife Lover’s Extravaganza” package includes a free additional night at Laguna Visa Villas luxury rainforest lodge on the border of Corcovado National Park (two nights are already included in the 14-day trip), a pair of Denali 8 x 42 waterproof binoculars from Eagle Optics, and a choice of wildlife, bird or mammal field guides.

The increased wildlife activity during July’sveranito season is Costa Rica’s best-kept secret according to wildlife expert Josh Cohen, director of Wild Planet Adventures. Early rains subside and give way to an abundance of flowering trees and fruits, which attract more wildlife than any other time of year. The 14-day “Ultimate Wildlife” eco-tour, said Cohen, offers nearly twice the value of any other tour in Costa Rica, including visits to over eight national parks and wildlife refuges, whitewater rafting, flat-water wildlife float trips, cloud forest canopy tours, volcanoes, hot-springs, beaches on both coasts, sea-kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling at night in the bioluminescence, a scarlet macaw migration, world-famous sloth sanctuary and a hands-on wildlife rescue center. It has been named amongst the world’s top 10 “Must-Do Trips” by Fodors.

“Two other reasons to travel at this time include lowest-of-the-year airfares and biting into a bounty of seasonal fruits that peak in July, including the succulent mangostein, widely known as the “Queen of Fruits” for its incomparable flavor,” adds Cohen.

Laguna Vista Villas location overlooking a lagoon that overlooks the ocean offers ideal entry into Corcovado, Costa Rica’s most remote national park offering the highest biodiversity and best chance of seeing big cats and many rare and endemic animals, including tapir, tyra, jaguar, and over 2,000 nesting pairs of scarlet macaws.

“Wildlife Lovers Extravaganza” is limited to the first 20 couples (or two singles sharing double occupancy) for the Costa Rica 14-day Ultimate Wildlife departures June 29-July 12, July 6-19, July 13-26, July 20-Aug 2, or July 27-Aug 9.   Reservations must be made by May 31, 2013.  The per person, double occupancy rate is $4,598 with a single lodging supplement of $898 for solo accommodations.

About Wild Planet Adventures
The expert wildlife guides of Wild Planet Adventures go the extra mile to explore remote wildlife habitat and study wildlife patterns in destinations not often accessible to the general public. Thanks to the company’s comprehensive itineraries that balance diverse and complex ecosystems and habitats, guests enjoy wildlife and game viewing that is carefully aligned with animals’ seasonal, daily and nocturnal migrations.

Following a philosophy that interacting with nature has the power to transform lives, tours are conducted in Africa, Baja, Belize, Borneo, Brazil, Costa Rica, Galapagos, India, Laos, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Thailand and Zambia. Wild Planet Adventures is recognized by top publications in the travel industry for its itineraries that combine intimate encounters with wildlife and local culture.