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Safe and not that far away from the United States, Costa Rica is the number one destination for Americans traveling to Central America. From yoga retreats to active volcanoes, it has become familiar territory. However, it does have its secrets. If you are looking for a different experience and to literally escape the confines of structured travel, Costa Rica has plenty to offer with hidden lodges, secluded beaches, nature retreats, 4x4 adventures - way off the beaten path.
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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Costa Rica Destinations:
Osa Peninsula  
Puerto Viejo - Limon  
Sarapiqui Rainforest  
Central Valley - North  
Central Valley - South  
Pacuare River  
Dominical Beach  
Nosara - Samara Beaches  
Suggested Itineraries:
Osa Peninsula - Arenal Volcano - Forest Lodge 8 nights from $2,374 *
Limon Beach - Sarapiqui Rainforest - Arenal 8 nights from $1,124 *
Jaco Beach - Manuel Antonio - Nosara Beach 7 nights from $1,625 *
More Itineraries:
Mawamba Lodge - Trogon Lodge 6 nights from $1,204 *
Arenal - Monteverde - Dominical with Car Rental 8 nights from $974 *
Quepos - Dominical - Home of Quetzal + Car Rental 8 nights from $1,034 *
Limon Beach - Tortuguero 6 nights from $1,055 *
Arenal - Nosara - Guanacaste Beach + Car Rental 8 nights from $1,127 *
Sarapiqui Rainforest - Arenal - Monteverde 9 nights from $1,239 *
Manuel Antonio - Arenal - Nosara with Car Rental 8 nights from $1,321 *
Fly and Drive Costa Rican Trails 10 nights from $1,368 *
Jaco Beach - Manuel Antonio - Dominical Beach 8 nights from $1,763 *
Costa Rican Eco Adventure 8 nights from $1,963 *
El Silencio Lodge - Punta Islita Resort 7 nights from $2,036 *
Osa Peninsula - Arenal - Monteverde 9 nights from $2,164 *
Osa Peninsula - Arenal - Guanacaste Beaches 9 nights from $2,185 *
Aguila de Osa - Villablanca Resort 7 nights from $2,278 *
El Silencio - Lapa Rios - Punta Islita 10 nights from $3,710 *
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Osa Peninsula
Puerto Viejo - Limon
Sarapiqui Rainforest
Central Valley - North
Central Valley - South
Pacuare River
Dominical Beach
Nosara - Samara Beaches
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* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
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