Where to Go, What to See...
Costa Rica is small, but incredibly diverse. Rainforests and beaches, rivers and cloud forests, volcanoes and mountain ranges, all in a country smaller than West Virginia! With so many choices, planning a trip can be overwhelming. We have put together a number of Costa Rica packages that are examples of our most popular travel itineraries. These include hotels, tours and transportation. Don’t forget — All of these sample trips can be customized for your needs.
Our most popular Costa Rica vacation packages are typically 7 to 10 nights and offer a combination stay at several destinations. One of the best-selling combos includes a hotel near the Arenal Volcano, followed by a visit to the beach. Favorite beach destinations include Manuel Antonio national park or the wind swept beaches of the Guanacaste province, home to the majority of our all inclusive vacations.
There are a wide range of attractions and tour activities in all areas, however Arenal really does offer everything. Besides great views of the majestic volcano, Arenal features other remarkable landmarks, such as: waterfalls, hanging bridges, and hot springs. The large, man-made lake is located just behind the volcano, and the surrounding national park bursts with spectacular flora and fauna. This area offers many activities for families and couples alike, such as zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, white water rafting, visits to world renowned hot springs and coffee farms.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio is an excellent base for whale-watching in the waters of Ballena National Marine Park. Anglers will enjoy a full day of deep sea or in-shore sport fishing. There are numerous water sports available, kayaking, snorkeling, para-sailing, surfing, or visits to nearby spice farms, and of course hiking on numerous jungle trails. The town and hotels are set into the jungle on a hill overlooking the beautiful beach and nature is all around. It is common for your mornings to be accompanied by both Squirrel and Capuchin monkeys.
Nature lovers should keep Monteverde on the top of their bucket list, while those looking for the luxury and amenities of larger hotels should check out the all-inclusive resorts of the Papagayo Peninsula. Jaco Beach is ideal for sport fishing enthusiasts, avid golfers and those seeking some local nightlife. All-inclusive Costa Rica vacations always include trip to the north Pacific coast, with beautiful, white-sand beaches.
Off the Beaten Track
We can customize ALL of our sample Costa Rica vacations just for you. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may choose some off-the-beaten-track destinations to your itinerary. An Osa Peninsula vacation is a popular choice for those who seek the “road less traveled”, as the undisturbed tropical paradise of Corcovado National Park is accessible only by boat. A “green season” must-see destination is Tortuguero. This hidden gem is located on the Caribbean coast and is a world-class turtle refuge. The Nicoya Peninsula is another of the lesser-known areas which is popular with adventure travelers, surfers and yoga buffs.
In our experience, for a seven day trip, we recommend visiting two destinations, if you plan staying longer than you can enjoy three or even four. Take a look at our Country Guide on the right to see which ones suit you best.
Overwhelmed and confused? No worries! Our consultants can prepare you a custom tour package that suits any needs. Contact us to start planning your visit today!