Costa Rica Hidden Gems

Not Your Typical Tourist Destinations!


Rate per person from* $1,973
Number of nights: 7

During this week-long adventure vacation, you’ll visit some of the Costa Rica’s hidden gems. These two off-the-beaten-path destinations make for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind trip!

First you visit the enchanting Río Perdido. On one side of the hotel, you have adrenaline-packed adventures like a canyon zip line combo and the exhilarating river tubing tours, and on the other is the quiet, mystical world of the natural thermal pools and rejuvenating volcanic mud. Blend both adventure and relaxation for a truly unique experience.

Next it’s off to Villa Buena Onda on the Guanacaste coast where you’ll be perfectly situated to enjoy a large variety of activities. Explore the hidden beaches and go snorkeling, visit a national park, or even play some tennis! More tours are on standby if you feel adventure calling. Of course, lounging at the Villa or having a mellow day at the exclusive facilities at the Beach Club is always an option. too.

With only three hours of in-county travel time, you’ll be able to maximize your adventure and enjoy every minute of your trip!

Package Includes:

  • Airport Meet and Greet—we’re there as you get off the plane so you have a stress-free arrival
  • Private transfer to the Rio Perdido with an English-speaking driver
  • 2 nights lodging at the Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River—including daily breakfast
  • Access to on-site nature trails
  • Mud bath and thermal experience
  • Canyon adventure tour
  • White water tubing tour
  • Private transfer to the Villa Buena Onda with an English-speaking driver
  • 5 nights lodging at Villa Buena Onda—including one night FREE!
  • All meals included at Villa Buena Onda
  • Private hidden beach BBQ tour
  • Complimentary access to The Club at Coco Bay and the Beach Club
  • Private transfer to the Liberia airport

Special Offer:  Get 1 night FREE at Villa Buena Onda! You will also receive your choice of a $150 Bar credit OR a complimentary 50-minute Swedish Couples Massage.**

**Availability and discount are strictly limited, inquire for more details.

*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.


Day 1—Our team will meet you at the airport and take to your private transfer. After an hour you’ll be enjoying vistas of the picture-perfect Río Perdido. And so your Costa Rica adventure vacation begins! This boutique hotel is less touristy than other destinations and offers some fun and unique on-site activities. Kick off your trip with a white water tubing tour. The guides are a blast and make sure you’re having a great time throughout the 1.5 mile (2.5km) float down the river on your own inner tube. You may even be accompanied by congo monkeys as you enjoy the stunning scenery of the White Canyon and navigate the rocks and rapids!

Day 2—Next up is a canyon adventure tour! This combo tour will get you in the adventure spirit. You’ll hike or climb between 15 platforms, fly down five zip lines, and swing on a Tarzan Swing, to name a few of the activities on the tour. After all that adrenaline, take a short walk down to the hot springs. Relax in the thermal pools and coat yourself in soothing and rejuvenating volcanic mud.

Day 3—A private transfer will take you to Villa Buena Onda. Enjoy extraordinary ocean views and upscale lodging at this boutique, adult-only hotel. With meals included and attentive staff, you won’t have a worry in the world!

Day 4—Today you get to explore the gems of the area on a private hidden beach tour. Spend the day exploring the clear waters and secret coves of the Papagayo Bay. As you enjoy the sun and sand. your private chef will prepare your lunch.

Day 5—Visit The Beach Club—free during your stay at Villa Buena Onda. Take the complimentary transportation from the Villa and enjoy members-only access to the tropical pool, tennis courts, yoga pavilion, and full-service restaurant. Just steps from the tranquil, black sand beach of Ocotal you can relax in the infinity pool or lounge in the beach chairs provided, and even use the snorkeling gear to explore the water! Villa Buena Onda will pack your lunch for you if you want to spend all day at these exclusive facilities.

Day 6 & 7—Enjoy a couple of free days. Repeat a much-enjoyed experience or try something new. Explore another beach, go sailing, or try scuba diving. If you’ve had enough adventure, stay at the hotel and enjoy a couple’s massage or just relax by the pool and order cocktails.

Day 8—Take the short, 20-minute ride to the Liberia International Airport for your flight home.


This package includes these hotels:

  • Rio Perdido

    Rio Perdido

    This hotel is perfect for couples, friends, and families who want to experience hot springs, zip lining adventure, and less touristy destinations.

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  • Villa Buena Onda

    Villa Buena Onda

    Villa Buena Onda is the best hotel in Costa Rica for service. It is one of the finest inclusive, adult-only hotels. Ask about special offers.

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This package includes these tours:

  • Private Hidden Beach Tour

    We'll take you the colorful and rich waters of the Papagayo Gulf. You will visit stunning, secluded beaches, accessible only by boat. You'll experience the incomparable sensation of being alone with a loved one on the beach.

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