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Costa Rica Trips are Perfect for an Eco-Adventure

Whether you enjoy time at the beach, exploring volcanic areas or hiking through the mountains, for a trip where memories will last forever, Costa Rica trips are the perfect choice. You have to find a destination that matches your own unique sense of style and adventure and the same vacation that everyone else takes just won’t cut it. If you want to step out from the crowd and enjoy the trip of a lifetime then an all-inclusive vacation to Costa Rica is the perfect choice.

With Costa Rica Rios, we are dedicated to providing the ultimate adventure for people that know what they want out of life. There are three main packages to choose from but you can always customize your own package to fit your individual needs.

Week of Adventures. This 8-day adventure allows you to enjoy whitewater rafting, ziplining, mountain biking and canyoning, snorkeling or surfing, beginner kayaking and more. Imagine experiencing one of the top five commercially rafter rivers in the world – a place that National Geographic has chosen and being based next to an active volcano.
Week of Rivers – Kayak. This eight day trip allows you to enjoying kayaking at any skill level. Experienced and highly skilled guides are there to ensure the most exciting yet safe trip available. Two paddling groups are available, Class II/III and Class III/IV, and there’s even a non-paddlers option for guests that choose not to kayak.
Week of Rivers – Canoe. This eight day vacation includes a canoe trip like no other. You’ll enjoy world-class white water in a pristine environment with the beauty of Costa Rica. It’s canoeing amongst crystal clear waters while the gorgeous Costa Rican land surrounds you. Top of the line equipment is provided as well as your highly trained guide.

Every adventure includes bilingual guides and with our customized tours you can enjoy adventures such as mountain biking to the Irazu Vocano, visiting a remote village or enjoying game fishing. The point is to make your vacation an adventure like no other. You’ll share your stories of adventure for years to come and take home the memories of a lifetime.

If you want to learn more about our vacation packages or would like to know more about customizing your own eco-adventure, simply contact us.

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A Costa Rica honeymoon: Because memories last forever

Your honeymoon isn’t just another vacation. It’s the start of a new life together. The memories you make on this trip are as significant and long-lasting as the ones you share on your wedding day.

So why go to all the trouble of selecting the perfect ring, writing your own vows and picking the perfect cake, only to celebrate your nuptials with a boring, cookie-cutter vacation?

Instead, explore the spectacular, natural beauty and varied attractions that make a Costa Rica honeymoon unique and exciting.

“Costa Rica is a great spot for active couples. It’s well known for its zip line tours, which send visitors swinging through the forest’s treetop canopy via a cable and a harness – not to mention the great surfing.” – CNN Money

Imagine telling your friends, and someday, your children about the exciting way your marriage began. Zip lining through a tropical forest, learning to surf, jet skiing, snorkeling and kayaking. You will always remember memories that you make in Costa Rica.

And experts say that there is no better way to begin your new life together than through shared activity! A new study from the University of Denver shows that couples who play together, stay together. Howard Markman, a psychologist who co-directs the university’s Center for Marital and Family Studies tells USA Today,

“The more you invest in fun and friendship and being there for your partner, the happier the relationship will get over time.”

Your honeymoon is the start of your new life together. Let Costa Rica Rios make it an adventure you’ll always remember. Whatever you choose, we promise it will be one vacation you will never forget.  See some sample itineraries at Costaricarios.com.

To learn more about planning your dream vacation contact us today!

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High Octane Costa Rica Adventure Vacation

Not everyone understands the allure of an adventure vacation. It’s okay, we are fine with that; because those who get it, really get it.

Adventure travel is discovery, exhilaration, endurance, and beauty concentrated into one never-to-be-forgotten experience. Like any vacation, the combination of offerings has to be just right, but with adventure travel, the stakes are even higher. The area must offer pristine beauty, biodiversity, and endless high-octane outdoor adventure.

Those that know will tell you will tell you that few adventures can deliver on that experience more completely than a Costa Rica adventure vacation. Nestled between both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus, its unique topography and geographic position makes Costa Rica a high value destination for adventure travel.

The stunning landscape is home to pristine beaches, mountains, volcanoes, and forests and packs in an amazing amount of natural wonder— and endless opportunity to experience it all first hand in a comprehensive, adrenaline pumping multi-sport tour.

Most that come to Costa Rica come for the beaches. Admittedly, the allure of 2,306 kilometers of pristine coastline is rather hard to resist, which is what makes it one of the most popular destinations in the world. Whether surfing or snorkeling the crisp blue waters, or soaking up some rays on the beach adventure travel enthusiasts know that the wonder of the region does not end at the shoreline.

Realizing the richness of the land and its ecosystems, much of the land is protected by the government and remains amazingly untouched and unaffected by human impact. Adventure seekers can explore and experience the thrill of discovery, much as its first inhabitants did. Whether biking a remote trail, whitewater rafting the Pacuare River or sailing above the lush canopy and varied landscape by zip line, visitors observe nature as it was intended—colorful, beautiful, thriving, and inspiring.

Sure, there will be those that believe that adventure travel is just about cliff diving, zip lining, and white water rafting, but they would be wrong. While those things are a wonderful part of Costa Rica adventure vacations, the whole experience broadens our perspective and colors our life. It is the possibility that each trip represents which drives our passion. It is the many facets of life that adds the true exhilaration.

Some things in life are so precious that they must be experienced to be fully understood. We welcome you to a world of wonder. Contact us today for more information.

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Begin Your Active Life Together with an Adventure Honeymoon

So you’ve always been an active couple. Perhaps you met on an eco-tourist trip hiking some remote and exotic mountain range, or got to know each other while leading local white water rafting trips. You had some great, creative ideas for an active wedding, but you’ve had to tone down them down so your parents could attend. The honeymoon, however, is all yours, and you want one that will continue the adventurous theme of your lives together. We have the perfect solution: plan your own, unique adventure honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Rios can plan your perfect adventure honeymoon because we have been providing a wide variety of fun, adrenaline pumping honeymoon activities for newly-married couples for 18 years now. We know what couples like you want in a honeymoon, and we know how to provide it. You can customize the perfect honeymoon, sampling any or all of the exciting opportunities that Costa Rica has to offer, including:

  • White water rafting on the Pacuare River, which has been voted one of the top 10 commercially rafted rivers in the world by National Geographic
  • An amazing jungle canopy course with 10 ziplines, 2 rappels, a suspension bridge and a Tarzan swing
  • Canyoneering the astonishing Arenal area, including down-climbing and rappelling a series of four waterfalls
  • The Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano hike and/or mountain biking to a stunning view of the volcano
  • Jetski to pristine snorkeling spots near Manuel Antonio, or choose sea kayaking or sailing tours
  • Stay near the remote rain forest of Corcovado National Park and stretch your mind and heart with new experiences like the Local Medicine Tour, Rain Forest Ridge Walk, Osa Trail, Matapalo Tour and Night Walk

In addition to all this activity, you will indulge in delicious local food, deluxe accommodations and an eco-friendly experience.

Furthermore, all the like-minded friends you’ve collected on your various adventures together can easily support you in fulfilling this dream of an adventurous honeymoon. We provide a complimentary Honeymoon Registry Program which lets you choose, or create, your ideal trip as a wedding present. Once your trip is set up in our system, your guests can simply purchase a Gift Certificate online or call our reservations team. You then redeem the total and start packing for your custom honeymoon adventure. So contact us today to sign up, and begin your lives together with the adventure of a lifetime!

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Costa Rica Rios’ Adventure Honeymoon Package Offers 8 Days of Pure Joy

Are you looking for a honeymoon destination that offers a fine mix of excitement and easy living? If so, why not consider spending a week or more in Costa Rica? The country offers much in both areas. We know, because we’ve been offering honeymooners exceptional Costa Rica vacation packages for years.

Take our 8 Day Volcanoes, Jungles, Beaches, Adventure Honeymoon Package for instance. It includes whitewater adventure on both the Pejibaye and Pacuare Rivers. For those unfamiliar with them, the rivers are nestled within the Turrialba Valley. The valley is also home to an ancient archaeological site and the Turrialba Volcano. The Pejibaye connects to the Reventazon River, which eventually makes it all the way to the Caribbean Sea. The Pejibaye offers Class I and II rapids, so it’s an ideal place to get try out whitewater kayaking for beginners. The Pacuare River, on the other, is a lot feistier, and perfect for whitewater rafting. Originating in the Talamanca mountain range, it boasts Class III and IV rapids, primary rainforest, steep canyons and stunning waterfalls.

Speaking of the Talamanca range, it is home to some pretty amazing animals. You may also potentially spy some of the creatures in Manuel Antonio national park. It is an exceptional place to check out a large portion of the country’s monkey population. A visit to the park is included within the adventure honeymoon package. Other highlights within the park are four beaches, coral reefs and the Punta Cathedral.

Of course whitewater rafting and national parks are not all that’s on offer in Costa Rica. Our adventure honeymoon package also includes opportunities to zipline through the jungle, surf, sunbathe, snorkel and enjoy the local cuisine. Eateries to consider visiting while in the area include the Barba Roja and the Kapi Kapi. Both offer tantalizing dishes and hospitality that are sure to satisfy all comers.

Would you like more information about our adventure honeymoon packages? Contact us through the Costa Rica Rios website or visit our Facebook page. You may also opt to follow our Costa Rica adventures on Twitter.

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Great Reasons to Book Costa Rica Rios’ Costa Rica Vacation Packages

The resplendent country of Costa Rica is quickly establishing itself as one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Part of the country’s appeal may be attributed to its abundant flora and fauna. Among them are Cattleya orchids, strawberry frogs, blue morphos, scarlet macaws and three-toed sloths. There are also a bevy of pulse-quickening recreational opportunities available like zip-lining, surfing, whitewater rafting and canyoning. Those that want to experience as much of those offerings as possible should consider contacting Costa Rica Rios. Here’s why:

Insider Information

Unlike some other tour operators, Costa Rica Rios is actually based in the country itself and has been for eighteen years. Thus, you’ll have access to high quality vacation packages that could only come from the minds of those with an unlimited understanding of the area.

Variety of Offerings

Our Costa Rica vacation packages have a wide array of week-long tours to choose from. They range from whitewater focused excursions to multi-sport, family and honeymoon specials. Should none of those packages tickle your adventurous spirit, don’t stress. We’d be more than overjoyed to create a customized one that will.  You choose the length of time, the budget and the style of trip you want and we do the rest.

Some of the adrenaline packed activities on offer include mountain biking trips through the cloud forest, hiking the Cerro Chato volcano, rappelling tropical waterfalls and jet skiing along the Manuel Antonio coastline. We can also slow the pace down a bit with snorkel boat tours, spa treatments and relaxing days at the beach.

Personal Chef

Having privy to insider information and an array of activities to choose from aren’t the only reasons to book a Costa Rica vacation with us. We also have our own personal chef on staff that specializes in preparing the most amazing cuisine. Want to know more about our chef and the other benefits of booking a Costa Rica vacation package? Contact us online or by phone straightaway.

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Eco-Conscious Costa Rica Adventure Tours

Do you love a thrill as much as you love Mother Earth? Choose Costa Rica Rios with a clear conscience, knowing that we are committed to preserving the exquisite landscapes which set the scene for our Costa Rica adventure tours.

Our Week of Adventures package, which includes everything from ziplining to surfing to canyoning, is a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature, get your heart pumping, and let loose. Costa Rica Rios wants to supply you with eight days of exhilaration, but we also want to ensure our activities respect the natural sites we visit. That’s why we’ve taken a number of steps to ensure that our tours are as considerate to the environment as they are to your enjoyment.

For instance, as a member of 1% For the Planet, we donate one percent of our annual turnover to a network of more than 3,000 environmental organizations worldwide–a cause most of our customers would celebrate as they absorb the breathtaking wildlife on our canopy tour or the colorful sea creatures while snorkeling in the Caribbean. Speaking of treetops, we only use recycled or sustainably sourced paper in our business. We also support a local company that produces biodegradable water bottles, so you’ll stay hydrated as you mountain bike down the Irazú volcano or hike through the jungle hoping to spot a howler monkey.

On our Week of Adventures tour, you’ll also go surfing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking–activities which instil respect for Costa Rica’s amazing water sources. To help keep these systems clean, we have a recycling program and a compost program where we collect and donate all organic waste to an organic cocoa farm.

After a morning of surf lessons, you’ll want to refuel with the delicious, locally-sourced food we provide, which reduces our carbon footprint (and increases the taste factor). Of course, we provide easy transport to and from all of these natural wonders, and Costa Rica Rios also has a No Trace Policy, meaning that we strive to leave the visited environments as we found them.

It’s time to escape into the wild and celebrate all that it has to offer; contact us now to set your adventure in motion. After eight days of our all-inclusive vacation package, you’ll be amazed (and maybe a bit exhausted) by the splendors that Costa Rica Rios has to show you.

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What It Means to be Among the Best for Costa Rica Adventures

As our website proudly states, we are pleased to have been rated as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth by National Geographic Adventure. Today we thought we’d talk a bit about the criteria they used, and what those ratings say about our ability to host your perfect Costa Rica adventure.

  • Quality of Service: we rated 92.5 out of 100 on this aspect, because of our expert local guides, small group sizes and over 16 years of experience in Costa Rica’s adventure vacation industry. We know and love the fantastic opportunities available here in Costa Rica, and we have that critical insider’s connection which allows us to provide you with friendly and superb service. We also always make safety a top priority, so that you can enjoy your adventures without concern.
  • Sustainability: we rated 89.5 on this aspect, because of our commitment to respecting and supporting the environment in every way possible. We recycle and compost, donating all our organic waste to a local organic cocoa bean farm. We have a No Trace policy whereby we intend to leave every one of our stunning natural habitats as clean and unspoiled as we found it.
  • Spirit of Adventure: we scored 89 on this aspect, because we focus on the incredible diversity of adventurous opportunities available. From sea depths to volcanic heights, you can go snorkeling and diving, kayaking and sailing, rappelling and climbing, hiking and biking…the opportunities truly are endless.
  • Education: we scored 82.5 on this aspect, because our local guides have that innate knowledge that comes from growing up in Costa Rica. Unlike a lot of travel companies which are based far from the location of their adventures, we understand this country at a deep level, and love to share its riches with all our guests.
  • Client Satisfaction: we scored 100 on this aspect—that’s right, a perfect score! We are very proud of this accomplishment, because it illustrates how successful we are at fulfilling our Mission Statement, which says that we “will provide the highest quality service to meet all client’s needs and expectations.”

We invite you to contact us today and make plans to come discover the Costa Rica Rios experience that National Geographic has rated so highly.

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A Costa Rica Adventure Vacation is Perfect for Thrill Seekers

The adventurous and thrill seeker alike will find so many exciting things to do and experience in Costa Rica. From whitewater rafting and hiking to snorkeling and surfing; aCosta Rica adventure vacation has it all.

No matter what your preference in excitement, there are vacation packages that fit every person.

For instance, the scheduled Costa Rica Adventure Vacation is an eight day trip that includes a variety of exciting activities such as kayaking, whitewater rafting, zip lines, surfing, snorkeling, mountain biking and more. As exciting as all of that sounds, your complete tour is located right by an active volcano to add to the experience. Imagine zip lining over the rainforest or hiking where you can see tropical birds and sloths right up close and personal. All of this awaits you with the Costa Rica “Week of Adventures” Adventure Vacation.

The 8 Days Whitewater Kayaking Package is another package you may be interested in if whitewater kayaking is what you love. On this trip kayaking is the main focus of the itenerary. Whether you are a class II, III, or class IV, each skill level is addressed and personalized. Even if you’re into kayaking and someone else on your trip is not, we provide a non-paddlers option for those guests.

There are also packages available for honeymooners. In fact, you can choose from a 12-day Eco-Deluxe Honeymoon, an 8-day Volcanoes, Jungles and Beaches Adventure Honeymoon, an 8-day Exotic Adventure Honeymoon or an 8-day Caribbean Adventure Honeymoon. All of these include many of the same exciting adventures of the other tours and are geared towards couples away on their special trip of a lifetime.

Keep in mind that you can always create and design your own tour with the Costa Rica Custom and Private Guided Tours. The same activities are available so that you can still seek your adventure but you are in control of what you do and when you do it. These custom tours allow you to choose the itinerary that fits you and your guests perfectly. For instance, choose from activities that fit every budget, age group, skill level and make it for the number of days that fits best for your plans. You still get the same 24/7 excitement and fun but these tours are perfect for those that like to make their own rules.

There’s something for every adventurer to do in Costa Rica and we can help you make it happen. Simply contact us and we’ll help you plan the adventure vacation of a lifetime.

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Travel to Costa Rica for the Honeymoon You’ve Always Imagined

Many people have pictured their ideal wedding since childhood.  A perfect dress for the bride to look beautiful in, an abundance of friends and family as the audience, and a beautiful location in which to hold the ceremony are but a few of the ideal wedding fantasies.  However, there are those who want just a little bit more.   They want surprise, expect adventure, and they seek beyond the ordinary.  These types of people have a goal in mind and that is to awe not just the attendees, but themselves as well.  Their goal is to exceed the extraordinary, and to reach beyond their limits in order to have that amazingly romantic wedding.  What that goal requires is a honeymoon that will never be forgotten, a honeymoon planned as a trip to an exotic location.  That sort of goal requires nothing less than a trip to somewhere amazing, such as a honeymoon in costa rica.

Exotic honeymoons and destination weddings can be tricky, because of the exuberant costs associated there with, but that should never be the case.  If a couple wishes to begin their new life together with a note of risk and with a hint of passion then it should be conducted exactly as they want it and without the influence of money and others.  A honeymoon is meant as a celebration of the beginning of a new life, as a chance to become familiar with one another, and an adventure for the newlyweds.  At Costa Rica Rios we work with you to plan your honeymoon exactly as you envision it in order to ensure you get exactly what you are anticipating and then some.  Whether you seek adventure or exotic destinations, we have it all.  We work with you to coordinate the ultimate honeymoon that takes your budget as well as your wishes into account in order to plan that fantasy honeymoon you have always dreamed of.

Whether it be kayaking, zipling, rafting, jungles, wildlife, volcanos, beaches, surfing or snorkeling we offer it all and more.  An exotic honeymoon should only be limited by the imagination of those involved!

Contact us for more information on planning your destination honeymoon in the beauty of Costa Rica.

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