Glide straight into the core of the Costa Rican experience when you hit two of Costa Rica’s hot spots in a kayak. Beginners and more experienced kayakers are welcome—for the nature lover, the scenery’s the point, not the sweat! Cruise through the canals of Tortuguero in search of monkeys and sloths, and then get really wild at Lake Arenal, the centre of adventure sports like paddleboarding. Experience lush greenery and Caribbean flavour from a whole different level when you kayak Costa Rica.
Highlights: Glide through the canals of Tortuguero by kayak, search for wildlife in the dense green forest canopy, view the beautiful vistas from your kayak on Lake Arenal, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding
Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN)
Ankles sore from too many bungee jumps and volcano treks? Maybe it’s time to stop and smell the Frangipani. Costa Rica specializes in adventure but this beach break is all about relaxing and recharging in style. Let us take care of transportation and the hotel, you just focus on taking it easy. Guanacaste is an eternity away from crowded trails or city streets, so melt into that deck chair poolside, grab a drink from the bar and maybe—but only if you’re up to it—contemplate the sun melting into the sea.
Highlights: Marvelling at breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, Strolling along the beach and taking time to relax.
Break out of the ordinary and spend a week on the truly magnificent Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Your house in Punta Uva, which you’ll share with a small group of other like-minded travellers, connects to a white sand beach and is in a pristine wilderness region teeming with exotic animals and the nesting grounds of sea turtles. With a CEO there offering local tips, you're free to craft a dream trip. A week is enough time to get settled—the danger is you may never want to leave.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, making new friends in your gorgeous Caribbean home, searching for wildlife in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, grabbing an included bicycle and cruising into town, chilling on picturesque beaches, sampling Caribbean food, dancing to reggae beats.
Basic Costa Rica (CRCR)
Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique 2-week adventure. You'll hit the volcanoes, a cloud forest and both of the incredible coasts. Chill out on white sand beaches and explore pristine wildlife reserves. Best of all, this trip gives you the flexibility to create the adventure of a lifetime, so you can soar across the treetops by zipline, rappel down a waterfall or learn to surf the Pacific breaks. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials—everything you need to explore the diversity and beauty of Costa Rica.
Highlights: Chilling out on the Caribbean and Pacific, cruising across Lake Arenal with beautiful views of Arenal Volcano, opportunities to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding along the beach or flying through the cloud forest canopy.
Hit two of Costa Rica's signature spots: First, head for the outdoor adventure playground around Arenal Volcano and take advantage of everything from world class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next, head to the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica's northwest coast, known for dry sunny weather all year round, killer surf and beaches that stretch for miles.
Highlights: Catch glimpses of Arenal Volcano, raft jungle waters, relax at a natural hot spring, laze on beautiful Guanacaste beach.
Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Self Drive (TCR1DN)
Hit two of Costa Rica's signature spots: first, head for the outdoor adventure playground around active Arenal Volcano, and take advantage of everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next drive on to the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica's northwest coast, known for dry sunny weather all year round, killer surf and beaches that stretch for miles.
Highlights: San José, Guanacaste, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano.
See two sides of Costa Rica's incredible natural playground. Get your fill of outdoor adventure around Arenal Volcano, famous for everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs and then check out Manuel Antonio—home to the country's most popular park. With pristine, protected beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife and some of the best nightlife in the country, it's easy to see why.
Highlights: Viewing magnificent Arenal Volcano, relaxing on the beach at Manuel Antonio, exploring Costa Rica's first national park.
Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Self Drive (TCR2DN)
See two sides of Costa Rica's incredible natural playground: get your fill of outdoor adventure around active Arenal Volcano, famous for everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next point your rental car down the Pacific coast to Manuel Antonio Park, the country's most popular. With pristine, protected beaches, wildlife that practically dances for you (monkeys!) and some of the best nightlife in the country, it's easy to see why.
Highlights: San José, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area
Drive from the clouds to the sand! Spend two days in the world famous Monteverde cloud forest looking for the beautiful but elusive quetzal before heading south to the sun and sea around Manuel Antonio, home to the country's most popular park. See scores of monkeys or sloths, swim or hike along pristine beaches, or dance the night away—the local nightlife is some of the best around.
Highlights: Hiking in the cloud forest reserve near Monteverde, Ziplining through the treetops, relaxing on the beach at beautiful Manuel Antonio.
Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Self Drive (TCR3DN)
Drive from the clouds to the sand! Spend two days in the world-famous Monteverde cloud forest looking for the beautiful but elusive quetzal, before driving your rental car south to the sun and sea around Manuel Antonio Park, the country's most popular. See scores of monkeys or sloth, swim or hike along pristine beaches, or dance the night away--the local nightlife is some of the best around.
Highlights: San José, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area
Check out three great western highlights—from volcanoes to cloud forests to beaches and monkeys. Start with the area near Arenal Volcano, known for rafting and hot springs, then head to the hills and the unique ecosystem of Monteverde's cloud forests. Finish it all with some beach time in Manuel Antonio, blessed with wildlife, fantastic beaches and great nightlife.
Highlights: Enjoying a multitude of adventure activities that surround Arenal Volcano, Ziplining through the cloud forest reserve near Monteverde, Relaxing on the tranquil beaches or surfing at Manuel Antonio.
Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC)
Head for the hills! Costa Rica's backbone of mountains and volcanoes hold some of its greatest treasures. The area around Arenal Volcano has adrenaline sports galore; enjoy the luxury of volcano-heated hot springs once the day's over. Join a guided tour of the Caño Negro wetlands, heading the next day for the cool hills of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Explore this unique ecosystem, world-famous for its biodiversity and spot quetzal and hummingbirds in a thick forest studded with tiny orchids.
Highlights: Spotting wildlife around the waters of the Caño Negro wetlands, hiking through the misty cloud forest air, soaking in the blissful thermal hot springs of Arenal.