Explore the canal networks of Tortuguero National Park.
See a huge array of wildlife from tiny frogs to sloths and tropical birds.
Trek in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.
Relax on the beach, or take a surf lesson instead.
Zip-line through the cloudforest and relax in a natural hot spring.
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Costa Rica, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.
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Raft along the class III and IV rapids of the Pacuare River to and from the remote jungle lodge.
Zip along wires strung across the forest.
Trek through the jungle to meet indigenous tribes.
Take a surf lesson on one of Costa Rica's Pacific beaches.
Take a boat trip among the lush network of canals in Tortuguero National Park.
Explore Arenal Volcano, an activity hub home to hanging bridges, lake kayaking and hot springs.
Relax on one of Costa Rica's pristine beaches.
Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a mystical temporal forest hiding a myriad of birdlife.
Wander cloudforest canopy walkways in search of a variety of birdlife.
Enjoy a river safari in the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve.
Visit the coastal Manuel Antonio National Park to spot white-faced capuchin monkeys, among other species.
Explore the Osa Peninsula, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Costa Rica.
Enjoy the services of an expert naturalist guide at the Turrialba's renowned birding lodge, Rancho Naturalista.
Visit La Selva Biological Station to explore the pristine tropical forest trails, home to 448 species of birds.
Discover the famous resplendent quetzal in the tranquil cloudforest of San Gerardo de Dota.
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The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.
Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.
Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloudforest.
Undertake zip-lining, white-water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.
Get up close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.
Try some of Costa Rica's best wildlife and adventure activities around the Arenal Volcano.
Hike through jungle trails in search of monkeys, sloth and toucans in the remote Osa Peninsula.
Relax by your infinity pool or go whale and dolphin watching in Uvita.
Escape the crowds in a boutique, cloudforest hideaway.
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Honeymoons in Costa Rica
Volcanic hot springs, cloudforest, beaches, rainforest reserves and white-water rivers: Costa Rica lends itself to couples seeking an adventurous, eco-conscious honeymoon with many chances to spot wildlife. Specialist Michael reveals where exactly to go, and the best places to stay.View this travel guide
Family wildlife and adventure vacations in Costa Rica
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What to do in Costa Rica: our highlights guide
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Luxury vacations in Costa Rica
Luxury in Costa Rica lies in the unrivaled wildlife that covers the country, from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast. With small hotels designed to make the best of the natural surroundings, this is barefoot luxury at its most pure.View this travel guide
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