The Northern Plains tourist area of Costa Rica has several protected areas, lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. In order to take advantage of these natural resources, there has been a thriving tourism development in services and adventure sites, for the enjoyment of nature.
Northern Plains has "evergreen" humid forests and fertile plains; natural environments that are sanctuaries for aquatic birds, reptiles, mammals and the prehistoric Gaspar fish. For this reason there are important sites of interest for wildlife observers such as the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and other reserves in the area.
There are rivers that allow you to develop adventure activities and observation of nature, such as: Peñas Blancas, San Carlos, Toro, Puerto Viejo and Sarapiquí, some of them of great importance for navigation.
The Sarapiquí Canton is part of that region and is recognized as a scientific research site and the last stronghold of endangered species such as the green macaw. The area is characterized by its famous "shifts" where there is no shortage of bull riding championships and livestock auctions.