15 of the World’s Wildest Rainforests to Trek

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Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Just getting to Tortuguero is an achievement, this a remote location that requires a significant boat or plane journey. There’s no question that it’s worth the effort, however. For those keen to get away from it all, it doesn’t get much wilder than this.

Located on Costa Rica’s protected northern Caribbean coast, Tortuguero’s tropical climate provides a stiff challenge for visitors, this a land that is always hot and humid. It can be uncomfortable at times, making this no place for the inexperienced. For seasoned trekkers, however, this is what it is all about.

Renowned for its remarkable biological diversity, Tortuguero can boast 11 different habitats — including rainforests, swamps, mangrove forests, beaches and lagoons. The lush green jungle is thick and dense, and the trails often difficult to follow. It’s a difficult place to get to — and a difficult place to leave. Not to be underestimated.