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An Eco-Friendly Escape
Costa Rica – literally “Rich Coast” – is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. The area is home to over 32 National Parks, over 150 wildlife reserves, active and dormant volcanoes, tropical forests, and spectacular beaches. Learn about endangered species, support conservation efforts, and soak in the region’s natural treasures as you snorkel, hike, raft, or zip-line your way through the landscape – and do it all from the comfort of your own private retreat.
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Quintessential Costa Rican Experiences
Drive Along the Arenal Route. Take a road trip along the Arenal Route, which winds through stunning forests before arriving at the magnificent Arenal volcano. Up until 2010, Arenal was the most active volcano in Costa Rica and regularly emitted lava and smoke. Today, on a clear day, you can still see smoke rising from the peak and covering the top of the mountain with a cloud of debris.
Surf Like a Pro on Manuel Antonio Beach. If you've never experienced what it's like to glide along the waves on a surfboard, then you're obligated to get a lesson while you're here. Along Manuel Antonio Beach, which is known for being the perfect beach for beginners, you can take a private or group lesson with trained professionals who know all there is to know about the waters along Costa Rica's shores. Although many of the nation's Pacific beaches cater to advanced surfers, Manuel Antonio's calmer waters provide just the right amount of break for you to catch your very first wave.
Spot Wildlife at Corcovado National Park. If wildlife is what you're aiming to see, then Corcovado should be at the top of your list. Covering 11,000 acres, the rainforest is brimming with exotic birds, indigenous insects and beautiful wild animals like jaguars, howler monkeys, macaws and tapirs. Be sure to set your alarms before you go, as the best time to view some of the most unique species is in the early hours of the day.
Sing With Toucans on the Tenorio River. There's nothing quite like slowly making your way down a quiet river, only to encounter a flock of toucans singing in the distance. During a tour down the Tenorio River, you can also hear howler monkeys and perhaps even encounter crocodiles slowly ambling down the waterway. Depending on how adventurous you want to get, you can arrange a tour that involves white water rapids or sticks to only calm areas of the river.