Costa Rica News – Costa Rica’s biggest trees and oldest trees are the gigantic Ceibas. There are 5 in particular in Sarapiqui, Heredia that are more than 500 years old. These trees in particular stand at more than 58 meters high and are a stunning sight to lay your eyes on.
National Arbor Day takes place in Costa Rica on June 21st, and environmental enthusiasts will be celebrating with a dedicatory walk through the Sarapiqui Nature Reserve to enjoy the stunning Ceiba trees. The local organization Gigantes del Mundo or The World’s Giants is organizing this walk to help spread environmental awareness and reforestation programs. Anyone interested is welcome to participate in this fun activity.
Organizers have created a package deal for the day and for only $30 participants will receive transportation to and from Sarapiqui beginning in San Jose, entrance to the nature reserve, a snack and a commemorative t-shirt. There will also be a surprise for all participants but organizers haven’t given any details yet.
The walk will be about 1.7 miles long and hikers should dress appropriately. A portion of the funds raised will go towards reforestation programs and care of the Sarapiqui forests.
The organizing group has created a Facebook page and webpage to spread the word about the event and the cause. They have even made a virtual forest and encourage the public to share their images of trees. 65 have already been uploaded in just over two months that the website has been active.