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The birthplace of ecotourism, Costa Rica is home to the world’s most diverse biology. Its jungles, cloud forests, wetlands, and beaches rank among the world’s most beautiful. For Americans, Costa Rica has traditionally been a honeymoon hotspot, a surfer’s playground, and a rejuvenating retreat. Truly a convenient international travel destination, a three-hour flight from Miami allows you to raft down the wild Rio Grande de Orosi, snorkel among the pristine Isla Tortuga’s coral reefs, or simply chill along the beautiful, sun-drenched Nicoya Peninsula coastline. Over the past several years, this small country has rapidly developed into a premier travel destination, and with its diverse ecosystems, incredible natural beauty and mellow atmosphere, it’s easy to see why.

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Sample Itineraries

Browse our collection of sample trips which have been designed to inspire you. Keep in mind, we customize every trip to meet your specific travel needs and budget.

Caribbean Treasures - Cartago, Costa Rica
Caribbean Treasures
Explore Canals and the Caribbean Coast
Costa Rica Highlights - San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Highlights
The Comprehensive Costa Rica Experience
Costa Rica Highlights - Set Departure - San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Highlights - Set Departure
See the best Costa Rica has to offer in seven...
Essential Costa Rica - Set Departure - San Jose, Costa Rica
Essential Costa Rica - Set Departure
See the best Costa Rica has to offer in eight...
From Caribbean to Pacific - San Jose, Costa Rica
From Caribbean to Pacific
Two Wonderful Coasts, One Fascinating Volcano
Unique Costa Rica  - Cartago, Costa Rica
Unique Costa Rica
Adventure: Off the Beaten Path

Highlights of Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

The country's most active volcano, Arenal's eruptions are frequent but moderate and can be viewed without danger as long as the viewers are behind the safety perimeter. This constant activity and minimal endangerment makes Arenal a popular tourist destination, especially at night, when the lava and incandescent rocks make a spectacular sight. Millenia of volcanic activity has created a biological playground in the region surrounding the mountain. Ziplining, horseback riding, hiking, white water river rafting and ecological education are all here, with dramatic Arenal acting as a backdrop to the adventure.
Monteverde Canopy Zipline

Monte Verde Cloud Forest Adventure

If you saw photos of your friends ziplining in Costa Rica and thought, “why not me?!” then this is your destination. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private non-profit reserve administered by the Tropical Science Center, and contains six distinct ecological zones. The Monte Verde Cloud Forest Sky Trek is a system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together boast a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable. The tour gives you the opportunity to fly through a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. In addition, the tour offers five observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops providing a panoramic view.
Corcovado

Osa Peninsula

This is where wilderness meets the water. One of Costa Rica's most blissfully underdeveloped regions, the Osa Peninsula includes Corcovado National Park with towns ranging from tiny fishing villages to smaller surf towns. Though not the country's most popular beach destination by far, this is our favorite place to send travelers. Osa Peninsula is where locals go to ditch the crowds, and that equals cultural purity. Take it from experts on "off the beaten path" travel: you want to be here.
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park consists of four beautiful beaches and a rain forest that hosts white faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sloths and howler monkeys. Tiny it may be, but this 682-hectare national park epitomizes everything tourists flock to Costa Rica to see: stunning beaches, a magnificent setting with islands offshore (bird sanctuaries for marine species), lush rainforest laced with a network of welcoming trails, and wildlife galore. You are guaranteed close-up encounters with monkeys, sloths, coatimundis, and scarlet macaws.

Destination Information

  • Tortuguero National Park, known as the Amazonas of Costa Rica, is one of the most varied within the park system, with 11 ecological habitats, from high rainforest to herbaceous marsh communities.
  • Cahuita National Park is on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and includes Manzanillo Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Coast.
  • The Keköldi Indigenous Reserve offers a unique glimpse of the Bribri and Cabecar culture.
  • Arenal Volcano is the most active volcano in Costa Rica. Recognized as a volcano since the 19th century, it was known by foreign investigators as Volcan Costa Rica, Rio Frio, Canastos Volcano and Cerro de los Guatusos.
  • The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private non-profit reserve administered by the Tropical Science Center, and contains 6 distinct ecological zones. Called a cloud forest rather than a rain forest: because of it's altitude, the clouds go through the forest.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park is home to beautiful beaches and a rain forest that hosts white faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sloths and howler monkeys. Tiny it may be, but this 682-hectare national park epitomizes everything tourists flock to Costa Rica to see: stunning beaches, a magnificent setting with islands offshore (bird sanctuaries for marine species), lush rainforest laced with a network of welcoming trails, wildlife galore.

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