Spotlight: Costa Rica

Winter escape to the tropics? Costa Rica.
Wild animals in their natural habitats? Costa Rica.
Avid birder? Costa Rica.
Yoga retreat? Costa Rica.
Adventure-seeker? Costa Rica.
Want to learn to surf? Costa Rica.
Easy trip for kids? Costa Rica.
Romantic getaway? Costa Rica.

Looking for an exotic destination that’s just a short flight away from the U.S. and offers a great “bang for the buck?” Look no further than Costa Rica! This stunning country is the perfect vacation spot for families, couples, and relaxation-seeking individuals alike. The laid-back locals, or “Ticos,” will welcome you with open arms and their signature greeting, “¡Pura Vida!” which can mean hello, how’s it going, or just plain contentment.

With accommodations and activities at every price point, Costa Rica truly has something for everyone. Arenal, the famed volcano that boasts world-class hiking, zip lining, and other adventure activities, also offers stunning hot springs and spa treatments at exquisite resorts such as Tabacón. For nature lovers, monkeys, sloths, butterflies, and birds of all colors can be found throughout the country, with particularly abundant sightings in Manuel Antonio and the remote Osa Peninsula where the rainforest meets the beach. World-class surfing can also be found on both coasts, including the cool Caribbean vibe of the Hotel Aguas Claras the southern Nicoya Peninsula’s Nantipa (“blue” in the local indigenous language), highlighting wellness and the healthy lifestyle this “Blue Zone” region is famous for.

The hardest part about traveling to Costa Rica is deciding on an itinerary. With my first-hand knowledge and extensive in-country contacts, I’d love to help you plan what makes the most sense for your priorities and get you extra amenities at the best properties at no extra cost to you. Whether it’s your first time to this amazing country or you’re returning to recapture some of the magic, Costa Rica awaits. ¡Pura Vida!

Hot Springs at TabacónWhite-faced monkey in Manuel AntonioSlothScarlet Macaws on the Nicoya Peninsula 

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