Towering over the rest of the countryside at 5,437 feet, its stunning symmetrical shape, fiery eruptions, and wide range of outdoor activities have made Arenal Volcano one of Costa Rica's must see destinations.
Enjoy hiking, canopy tours, horseback riding, or a dip in the exquisite serenety of the Tabacon Hot Springs.
Our customizable itinteraries allow you to combine Arenal with Costa Rica's other exciting destinations, choose from excellent accommodations with spectacular views, and modify length of stay, transportation options, and planned activities.
The Central Valley North is the gateway to many of Costa Rica's most exciting destinations. It's a spectacular way to start your Costa Rican experience, and have an intimate encounter with nature, or be pampered at one of its enchanting forest lodges.
Activities include hiking the nature trails of the Los Angeles Biological Reserve and the Villablanca Cloud Forest, bird watching, and canopy tours.
A favorite for honeymooners, and romantic getaways, the elegant forest lodges here provide excellent sevices in an environment that is designed to maximize your experience of the pristine suroundings. It's convenient proximity to San Jose, and our flexible itineraries makes it easy to link the Central Valley North with other phenomenol Costa Rican destinations.
Just 55 miles from the capitol city of San Jose, the Central Valley South, is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful regions. Here amid a profusion of massive oak trees, and diverse wildlife lives one of Costa Rica's most famous inhabitants; the spectacular Quetzal, one of the most striking and mythical birds in the world.
A true paradise for nature enthusiasts, here are designed to provide comfort while enhancing your experience of these unspoiled surroundings.
The Central Valley-South can be part of an extraordinary eco-adventure, and combined with any of Costa Rica's stunning natural wonders and beach destinations.
Playa Dominical (Dominical Beach), located to the South of Quepos, has just a laid back atmosphere where travelers can unwind, enjoy some great wild life, tropical plants, waterfalls, and if they are so inclined, some world class surfing. Aside from surfing, tourists can and should enjoy other activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing and trekking. Cuna del Angel hotel is our favorite option in the area. Combine it after a relaxing stay at Savegre Lodge for a perfect ending of your trip.
Located along Costa Rica's northwestern Pacific coastline, Guanacaste Province boasts 100 miles of exquisite beaches with accommodations ranging from full service resorts with golf, tennis and fitness clubs, to hideaway boutiques where lush gardens and the sound of the surf are the major attractions.
The climate throughout this region is hot and dry for from December through April, but even during the rainy season a short shower will frequently give way to clear skies and glorious sunshine.
We recommend at least 3 nights in the Guanacaste Beaches, and our customizable itineraries allow you to combine Arenal with Costa Rica's other exciting destinations, choose from excellent accommodations, and modify your length of stay, transportation options, and planned activities.
A popular destination with international surfers, the Jaco Beach Vicinity enjoys a very active nightlife, and a full range of accommodation options.
Immensely popular with foreign tourists Playa Jaco is nearly 2 miles long and the beaches to the north (Herradura) and the south (Hermosa) have some of the most stunningly beautiful panoramic views in all of Costa Rica.
Our flexible itineraries make it possible to link Jaco Beach Vicinity with many of Costa Rica's most fascinating destinations.
The lush rainforest and translucent shoreline have helped to make Manuel Antonio and nearby Quepos immensely popular destinations for sportsmen, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal lovers from the world over.
Manuel Antonio is the most visited National Park in Costa Rica, and this area may have more to do than almost anywhere in Costa Rica. Excellent accommodations, and felxible itineraries that allow you to customize your vacation preferences, make Manuel Antonio a great choice that can be linked with other lncredible Costa Rican destinations.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most extraordinary and important nature reserves in the world. With thousands of species of animals, birds, and plants, including over 300 types of orchids alone, this fantasy land for nature lovers covers more than 26,000 acres that supports a massive diversity of plant and animal life, and an inexhaustible variety of outdoor activities.
We recommend at least two nights here, but you'll be able to customize your stay, choice of handpicked hotels, transportation options and even planned activities in the booking process. And Monteverde Cloud Forest can be linked with many of Costa Ricas other great locations and natural wonders.
Located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tambor Beach is a long stretch of splendid beach, with a gentle Pacific current that is ideal for swimming and soaking up the nearly perfect climate. Nestled on the edge of Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) where humpback whales migrate from the north each year to mate, and give birth in the warm Costa Rican waters.
This area is perfect for travelers seeking a peaceful getaway where the beach meets the bio-diversity of Curu Wildlife Refuge, and the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve.
Tambor Beach Vicinity is a great place to experience the exquisite beauty of Costa Rica's soothing Pacific coast, and can be included in one of our flexible itineraries that can be customized to your suit your personal vacation preferences.
Nosara-Samara is an ideal destination for independent travelers, and nature enthusiasts, seeking long stretches of stunning and nearly deserted beaches. This area has excellent swimming, comfortable accommodations, and a very laid back atmosphere. In Nosara, quaint hotels hide among the stands of trees and beautiful garden, while Samara is a picturesque resort town, with a traditional fishing and farming community.
The keyword in here is relaxation,and the most popular activities are swimming, surfing, pleasant walks, or runs on the beach.
Nosara-Samara is a great place to unwind, and can be linked with any of Costa Rica's nearby beach destinations, or spectacular natural wonders.
Osa Peninsula is the premier eco-tourist destination in all of Costa Rica. Comprised to a large degree by the wildly beautiful Corcovado National Park where you'll find mangrove swamps, palm groves, lagoons, montane forests, exotic beaches, and the largest primary lowland rainforest in the world.
Osa provides a habitat for huge numbers of bird, marine and mammal species including Scarlet Macaws, Giant Tapirs, and Humpback Wales. So, if you love nature, check out some of the best eco-lodges on Costa Rica or full service hotels, and let us show you how to customize your itinerary so that Osa can be linked with other great Costa Rican destinations.
The Pacuare River forms the northern border for one of Costa Rica's most networks of national parks, and protected reserves,offering some of the finest white water rafting in Latin America. The Pacuare waters flow deep inside a primordial rainforest, through a dense wilderness, and steep gorges.
The rainforest provides shelter to jaguars, ocelots, sloths, and numerous wildlife species.
Visitors here enjoy the eco-elegance of Pacuare Lodge, perched on the high banks of this enchanting river with gourmet cusine, and access to the Pacuare and its pristine surrondings.
Puerto Viejo-Limon is the epicenter of activity on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, and is known for sensational white sand beaches, lush rainforests, and a wide range activities for all types of travelers.
34 miles to the south of the distinctly Afro-Caribbean town of Puerto Limon, lies Puerto Viejo, a charming little beach town where the merging of the Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and indigenous tribal populations has created a unique and vibrant culture.
The finest beaches and surfing on Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast, great snorkeling and diving, bars, restaurants, lots of activities for nature enthusiasts, make this a go to destination for trendy travelers, and eco-tourists alike.
Accomodations here are rustic but elegant, and Puerto Viejo-Limon can be linked to nearby Tortuguero National Park or other fantastic Costa Rican destinations.
Set high above the sea between two mountain ridges, Punta Islita is one of Costa Rica's most secluded, and romantic beach resorts.
Punta Islita's outstanding all-inclusive meals, incomparable service, attention to detail, and activities incluing yoga, and luxury spa services.
Enjoy sun and fun at the beach, go horseback riding or fishing, take relaxing nature walks, and most of all take advantage of everything this splendid resort has to offer, including superb honeymoon suites, and expansive family villas for.
Punta Islita Beach Resort is a perfect way to reward yourself, and let?s face, no one deserves it more!
The Rio Celeste is one of most spectacular natural wonders of Costa Rica, which is well described in this local saying: When God finished painting the sky blue, He washed his paintbrushes in Rio Celeste.
Its light blue color ? due to a chemical reaction of minerals from the Tenorio Volcano ? combined with its privileged location - 2 hours North of Arenal Volcano and only 1 hour and 20 minutes from Liberia Intl Airport in Guanacaste - made of this natural attraction a 'must-see'.
Classy 600-acre eco-playground with its own hot springs and forest trails at the foot of the Miravalles Volcano. Rio Perdido is tucked into a region that is as undiscovered as it gets in Costa Rica. Nearby Las Hornillas offers mud baths and tours of volcanic craters. About an hour north, the provincial capital of Liberia features colonial architecture and some excellent new restaurants. Intrepid travelers may stumble on the dirt road leading to the Llanos de Cortez waterfall, a dramatic cascade and an ideal spot for picnicking and swimming.
San Jose is Costa Rica's capitol city, and the central nervous system of the country, serving as both a destination unto itself, and as a covenient base of operations for visitors to its other spectacular locations and natural wonders.
Home to nearly two thirds of the country's total population, San Jose is blessed with year round spring-like weather conditions, with average temperatures of around 70°F. Day trips can easily be arranged to spectacular attractions, like the Arenal and Irazu volcanoes, as well as full range of inner city cultural activities like visits to the the San Jose Art Mueum, the Jade Museum, and the Museum of Gold.
San Jose has great accommodations to compliment any budget, and our customizable itineraries allow you to link it with the rest of Costa Rica's fabulous destinations.
This beach is very long with favorable waves for surfing. It is full of coastal vegetation. There are beautiful rock formations on the north end known as Peñon de Ario. From Playa Santa Teresa looking south, you can see the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. Besides sunbathing and swimming, the beach is also good for hiking, horseback riding, as well as mountain biking and camping.
A popular destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers, who are drawn to the exhilaration of white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River. The lush vegetation and phenomenal assortment of exotic birds, including the nearly extinct Green Macaw, makes this a bird watchers paradise.
Our recommended accommodations are beautifully appointed rainforest lodges nestled alongside cascading streams, waterfalls, and exotic lagoons, designed to enhance your appreciation for these pristine surroundings.
Easily reached by car from San Jose, Sarapiqui is a great eco-adventure destination that can be linked with Costa Rica's other natural wonders, and spectacular beach destinations.
Tamarindo along with Playa Grande and Ventanas forms the Tamarindo Bay. It is a beautiful beach with many rocky areas and an island (Capitan) on the far southern end. It is lined with lush vegetation like, savannah oak, tamarind trees, and coconut trees. It has a variety of high quality services that allow you to enjoy the ocean during the day and party at night. This beach is ideal for relaxing, hiking, and turtle nesting observation. From this bay and to the south is a very popular coastal area for surfing. This beach is Blue Flag certified, meaning it has been recognized for its cleanliness and safety.
This beach is located in Ballena Bay, with Playa Pochote at the far northeast end. It is a very beautiful and long beach and is great for swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and water sports. This bay has a special feature, which at its two far ends is the profile of two lizards. The area also possesses coastal vegetation and many types of tourism services, from cheap lodging areas to all-inclusive luxury hotels. There are all types of activities like golf, sport fishing, diving tours, water sports, horseback riding, mountain biking, and others.
Tortuguero is one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica, and hosts more than 170 species of reptiles/amphibians, 375 species of birds, 125 types of mammals, and literally thousands of different trees and plants. There are no roads leading here, so visitors arrive either by boat or plane, which has helped to preserve the area's pristine environment, and eco-systems. Tortuguero's shoreline is also one of the world's most important nesting sanctuaries for Sea Turtles.
Accommodations here are rustic, but extremely comfortable jungle lodges that are designed to enhance the natural environment.
Visitors to Tortugero National Park, leave behind modern distractions, and experiencing the grandeur of our planet's fascinating, and rapidly disappearing natural treasures.
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