Located in the southern region of Central America, north of Panama,  with both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines is the remarkably biodiverse country of Costa Rica. With almost a third of its land under protection, the coastal country has managed to preserve its immaculate natural habitats of cloud rainforests with cascading waterfalls and unique wildlife, the turquoise waters of its Caribbean and Pacific seas, and the barren landscapes of volcanic mountains.
A photographer’s paradise, Costa Rica offers breathtaking landscapes from coast to coast with its central region housing the cloud rainforest of Monteverde with endless flora and fauna including rare cats and resplendent quetzal, and the contrasting active volcanic regions of Arenal and Poás, one surrounded by lush forest with suspension bridges, unique wildlife and mineral rich waters while the other sits barren with ashy terrain illuminated by  geothermal forces. Along the water, the Caribbean coast entices with idyllic beaches, endangered sea turtles, and Tortuguero - a labyrinth of canals and flooded forests best explored by boat.  The Pacific coast offers fabulous surfing, dark sandy beaches, luxurious lodging and the Osa Peninsula – home to one of the richest tropical ecosystems on Earth.

 

What’s To Love in Costa Rica

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Hone your Photography Skills with Rich Content

 Explore the splendors of Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity guided by Dennus Baum, an expert travel photographer who will help you uncover the hidden beauties and nuances of the landscapes and wildlife while capturing each blissful moment in professional photographs. See our Group tour for 2020. The tour will be repeated annually.

Enrich Your Mind, Body and Soul

As a prominent leader in ecotourism, Costa Rica offers a variety of sustainable and exclusive lodging with a holistic focus on mind, body and soul, from cuisine to activities to herbal remedies.   

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Unwind

Unwind in the mineral rich waters of natural hot springs, enjoying hot pools set beneath cascading waterfalls that create a misty, tranquil atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate.

Glide the Currents

Referred to as “nature’s very own water slide”, navigating the quick and sinuous currents of the river to Cañón Blanco, via raft or inner tube, is certain to bring out everyone’s joyous inner child.

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Soar Like an Eagle

Offered throughout the country in varying degrees of height, speed and length, one can soar over the rainforest canopies in Monteverde and Arenal or glide through a canyon with a Tarzan swing and human pendulum in Guanacaste.

Mountain Bike

Rio Perdido Bike Park is considered one of the best single-track circuits in the world with more than 15 miles cutting through a varied topography of solid rock, Dwarf Forest, swinging valleys, stream crossings, and panoramic lookouts of the breathtaking canyonlands.

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Explore the Cloud Forest

Explore the the stunningly rich ecosystem of rainforest covered in a veil of clouds where  innumerable species of flora and fauna flourish.

Take a Magical Night Walk

Enjoy a magical night walk in a private reserve, witnessing the rainforest come to life with a symphony of frogs, insects, and nocturnal wildlife. Expect sightings of mammals, tarantulas and sleeping birds.

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Spot the Dolphins

Float along the Golfo Dulce fiord lined with shady mangroves and wildlife rich estuaries attracting spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins, manta rays, whale sharks, sea turtles and humpback whales (from August to November).

Go South Where the Resorts are Only Accessible by Boat

With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Golfo Dulce to the east, the Osa Peninsula is one of Costa Rica's best destinations for unbridled nature and amazing wildlife including monkeys, macaws, and endangered jaguars and pumas.

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Helpful Information

Seasons

The ideal time of year to visit Costa Rica is during its dry season, from December to April. The remaining months have a higher chance of rain and humidity but offer reduced price tags. Keep in mind the heaviest rains often fall in September and October.

Budget Planning

Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Costa Rica can range from $500 - $1,000 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon destinations, time of year, single or double occupancy, lodging style, and included activities. Quoted Tour prices include camps and lodges, required regional flights, guides, excursions, park entrance and conservation fees, ground transfers, breakfast at city hotels, and all meals and beverages including local alcoholic beverages at most resort properties.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.

 

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