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CRTamborTropical (43K)

Tambor Tropical Resort

A beautiful tropical resort set on the Nicoya Penisula on Costa Rica's northern Pacific shore. Find the perfect mix of relaxed tropical 'barefoot luxury' at this intimate and charming boutique resort. Soft adventures, attentive sevice and a even the opportunity to interact with locals by volunteering a few hours to tell students about your home country.
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Golfo Dulce Lodge

Golfo Dulce Lodge

If you are looking for comfort in the jungle, Golfo Dulce Lodge is the right place for you. Surrounded by the quite unknown Piedras Blancas National Park, the lodge is located right on the Golfo Dulce. The large property includes a stony beach, beautiful gardens, secondary and primary forest, trails and a lookout platform in the jungle. There is a nearby bird rehabilitation project that releases illegally captured scarlet macaws back into the wild. Thanks to this exemplary work, you can observe (and hear!!) lots of these colorful parrots as they frequently fly over and visit the grounds of the lodge. Of course, there are also many other species of birds like toucans and hummingbirds. Monkeys, coatis and even wild cats can sometimes be observed. It is a beautiful spot to observe animals and enjoy pure nature. 5 large and comfortable wooden bungalows with private bathroom, ceiling fan, terrace and hammocks are located in the tropical gardens. Another 3 rooms with private bathroom, 2 of them located at the forest edge and 1 room close to the main building and right net to the fresh water swimming pool. A cozy restaurant with bar on the ground floor, and a lookout terrace on the second floor are part of the main building. The lodge offers guided hikes through the jungle, horseback riding, boat excursions to Río Esquinas mangrove swamps, snorkeling or visits to the nearby botanical garden.
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Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn, located in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, is situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay. National Geographic once described this area as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Encompassing Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, two of Costa Rica's most precious protected areas, the Osa Peninsula is a priceless natural treasure with an abundance of tropical plants, mammals, insects and over 350 species of birds. The Aguila de Osa Inn offers visitors to the region a comfortable and private refuge from which to explore the magic and beauty of mother nature in all her glory and complexity. A wide range of activities are offered at this lodge, including hiking and wildlife observation tours into Corcovado National Park, snorkeling and hiking expeditions to Caño Island, Scuba diving tours, whale and dolphin observation tours, zip-line Canopy exploration, night walks in the jungle, horseback riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, river and ocean kayaking tours and mangrove exploration tours. We offer a standard Corcovado package with this hotel, but the package can be customized or extended according to your specifications.
Corcovado National Park -- 4 days/ 3 nights
CRManatus (33K)

Manatus Hotel - Tortuguero

Manatus Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Tortuguero, adding class and style to the jungle experience. Comfortable and spacious accommodations with a host of amenities, fine dining and excellent services turns this short excursion into an unforgettable experience. Explore the canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park - then return to Manatus Hotel to dine and rest in style.
Manatus Hotel - 3 days/2 nights Tortuguero Package
Soft Adventures

Soft Adventures
Arenal-Paraiso Hotel

Arenal Explorer

A 4 day/3 night package explores some typical aspects of Costa Rican culture and nature. Based at the foot of Arenal volcano from where you can watch the erruptions at a safe distance while enjoying the thermal pool of the hotel, during the day we visit some interesting projects, such as the farm of La Fortuna High School and a root processing plant, where you can learn how root vegetables are processed and packed. Then we visit Ecocentro Danaus with the butterfly breeding facility where on a short walk you can also learn about interesting medicinal plants. Optional tours are provided for those interested in a more profound insight into Costa Rican cuisine can do a cooking workshop with the local women. Or, you can go for a hike with your guide near Fortuna River to observe birds. Excursions in traditional oxcarts are also offered. The next day a boat ride to Caño Negre provides opportunities for spotting some rare birds and wildlife.
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Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde has become a very popular place to observe wildlife in the cloud forest. North American Quaker families arrived here many years ago, lived a peaceful life and started protecting the beautiful nature. They founded the Monteverde Reserve, which today is one of the most important attractions in Monteverde. Tourism soon became an important source of income for the area which is why tourism infrastructure in Monteverde has seen some respectable developments during the past years. Almost all hotels are owned by Costa Rican families, and that makes Monteverde very special. Within the last years, a lot of new activities have been developed and you can experience the cloud forest in many different ways. You can visit, for example, the Skywalk or the walkways of Selvatura. These are trails through the cloud forest where you walk on suspension bridges and observe the biodiversity in the canopy of the jungle. 3 different and adventurous canopy tours can also be booked at the tour desk of any hotel. However, the Monteverde Reserve and the Santa Elena Reserve are the most beautiful places to visit in this area and you shouldn't miss them. Birdwatching too is excellent in the cloud forest, with over 250 species of birds. The main village of the area is Santa Elena where restaurants, bars and shops can be found. A snake museum, a butterfly garden, a hummingbird gallery and a cheese factory are additional attractions of he area. Monteverde is located between 1400 and 1600 meters above sea level and it can be rather cool at night.
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Butterfly

Monteverde & Arenal Combination

This 4 day/3 night tour combines two of the most beautiful destinations in Costa Rica - the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano. Some tours are included in this trip but the itinerary leaves you some time to choose optional tours according to your preferences. Visit the hanging bridges of the cloud forest, go horseback riding through the rainforest or visit a butterfly farm or snake museum. In the Arenal area you will watch the erruptions of the volcano at night from the terrace of your hotel. During the day we venture out to explore the rural life of Costa Rica by visiting a local school, a coffee plantation and a sugar cane mill. We will learn about medicinal plants and how certain roots are processed. Those who are interested can take an optional workshop to learn about traditional Costa Rican cuisine.
View itinerary -- 5 days/ 4 nights
Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

This 3 day/2 night package explores the mysterious watery landscape of the Tortuguero National Park. The canals offer many opportunities for wildlife viewing, especially early in the morning. One early morning canal boat ride is included in the tour. In Tortuguero you have the opportunity to and visit the Caribbean Conservation Center (entrance fee not included), dedicated to the protection of the endangered sea turtles, which during July - September lay their eggs on the nearby beach.
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Active Adventures

 
Rincon de la Vieja

Costa Rica on Foot

Explore Costa Rica on foot on this amazing 7d/6n trip. This is a guided tour with vehicle support. You only carry your day pack each day while your luggage gets forwarded to your lodgings for the night. This tour explores some of the most scenic areas, and if the weather is clear, you won't get better views any other way.
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Active Rainforest Adventure - Rafting Pacuare River

Rafting Pacuare River

There are several great opportunities for rafting adventures in Costa Rica, but Pacuare river is arguably the best: exciting white-water rapids of class III and IV in an amazing tropical setting. And best of all, the night is spent at Rios Tropicales Lodge, a great nature lodge set amidst the rainforest. Altogether a superb adventure.
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Jungle1 (46K)

Corcovado National Park at Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn, located in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, is situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay. National Geographic once described this area as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Encompassing Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, two of Costa Rica's most precious protected areas, the Osa Peninsula is a priceless natural treasure with an abundance of tropical plants, mammals, insects and over 350 species of birds. The Aguila de Osa Inn offers visitors to the region a comfortable and private refuge from which to explore the magic and beauty of mother nature in all her glory and complexity. A wide range of activities are offered at this lodge, including hiking and wildlife observation tours into Corcovado National Park, snorkeling and hiking expeditions to Caño Island, Scuba diving tours, whale and dolphin observation tours, zip-line Canopy exploration, night walks in the jungle, horseback riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, river and ocean kayaking tours and mangrove exploration tours. We offer a standard Corcovado package with this hotel, but the package can be customized or extended according to your specifications.
View itinerary 4 days/ 3 nights
whale1 (23K)

Scuba Diving Osa / Caño Island

Osa is the wild, southern region of Coasta Rica. It is home of the Corcovado National Park, the most biodivers National Park of Costa Rica. What few people realize, is that the Pacific ocean here also teems with life. Many large marine species can be observed, even close to the coast. Whales pass by and dolphins play in the bays. Rays and various types of shark are also commonly observed. But there are also many smaller species that make diving in these waters especially interesting.
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diving2 (14K)

Scuba Diving Guanacaste

Guanacaste, the northern part of Coasta Rica's Pacific Coast is the sunniest and driest part of the country. There are two islands that offer good diving opportunities: Bat and Catalina Island. Though there are not too many corals, there is plenty of other marine life such as big schools of yellow tail snapper, grunts, frog fish, sea horses, harlequin shrimp, moorish idol, banded guitar fish, moray eels, cortes, angel fish, manta rays, spotted eagle rays, nurse shark, jewfish and whale sharks. Furthermore, Catalina and Bat Islands offer the possibility of an exciting encounter with white tip sharks, turtles, schools of amberjacks and eagle rays as well as bull sharks, cow-nosed rays, rainbow runners, horse-eye jacks and spade fish.
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Self-Drive tours in Costa Rica
Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica

Highlights of Costa Rica

This is a roundtrip combines the most important highlights of Costa Rica in a 7 day itinerary. Active volcanoes, rainforest, jungle canals, cloud forest, wildlife, lowland, mountains and friendly people will give you the best possible overview of the country - and you can discover it all at your own time and pace. A great itinerary for first time visitors!
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Manzanillos National Reserve, Costa Rica,

Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast and Beyond

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast has its very own special ambiance. The mostly black population lives a Caribbean lifestyle and many immigrants are joining them. Reggae music everywhere, dance parties, good restaurants, a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful lowland tropical rainforest, beautiful palm-fringed beaches and Costa Rica's only reef are among the highlights of this tour.
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waterfall2 (42K)

Discover Costa Rica

This 15 day itinerary allows for a bit more time to see some of the most interesting areas of the country. From the central volcano region to the cloudforest of Monteverde and Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast, to the cloud forest around Gerardo de Dota and over to the Caribbean Coast - this is a very diverse itinerary that provides a great insight into Costa Rica's varied topography, biodiversity and cultures.
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osasunset (45K)

Costa Rica's Wild South

Thanks to its remote location the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica remains well off the beaten path and it is possible to find some incredible places, which you can almost have all to yourself. The south is for adventurers, who want to explore the wild beauty of nature.
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