With so many travelers stuck at home and forced to postpone their Costa Rica travel plans, we thought we’d help keep your wanderlust alive by sharing some of our favorite experiences that’ll be right here, waiting for you to finally visit. As we all take a deep breath and ride out this crazy Covid-19 global crisis, a virtual travel fix may be just what our soul needs most.
Ready for a Costa Rica vacation of your dreams? Then settle in with a cup of coffee (or better still, a Pura Vida rum punch) and let your imagination take flight – these are the most magical experiences you can enjoy once we’ve kicked this pandemic to the curb!
Enjoy the uncrowded treasures of Costa Rica (and keep the good side of social distancing going!)
Social distancing may be a new term in our neck of the woods but, in Costa Rica, it’s part and parcel of every nature-drenched adventure vacation. Getting away from it all is simply too easy here and that’s the main reason Costa Rica is rated one of the most delightful, rejuvenating and soul-reviving holiday destinations on earth. Yes, you may be craving some social time, we get it, but you may also have started to appreciate aloneness, peace, and blissful quiet. We get that too.
There are quite a few uncrowded places we love to visit when we get some down-time and not all of them are in the back of beyond. Costa Rica is actually filled with lesser-known and lesser-visited places hidden in plain sight, even in the most touristed areas. When we’re in Guanacaste, we love taking a day out and going horseback riding in Rincon de la Vieja. This is one of our country’s most beautiful national parks but, for whatever mysterious reasons, it just doesn’t see the crowds of other parks. Just the ticket for a bit of delightful explorations.
Closer to home, we love spending a few hours soaking our tired bones in the gorgeous Titokú Hot Springs, one of Arenal’s best-kept secrets and a small but ridiculously charming natural hot-spring center. In this case, Titokú is lesser-visited because it’s surrounded by much more prominent hot-spring resorts so it tends to get lost in the crowd. Fabulous!
If you’re dreaming of a remote and uncrowded region where to spend some serious time, then you really shouldn’t hike past the Osa Peninsula, home to Costa Rica’s most biodiverse and isolated national park. Corcovado is a treasure-trove of wilderness and wildlife, one that requires a bit of time and effort to reach and one which, for obvious reasons, is blissfully untarnished.
Home to 50% of all the flora and fauna species in the country, Corcovado is one of the world’s most prized reserves, home to sloths, jaguars, crocodiles, tapirs, several species of monkeys and an endless array of spectacular birds. A selection of hiking trails and options for gentle river kayaking allows visitors to safely soak up the splendors of the park, responsibly and sustainably. You must plan your visit ahead of time and gain the necessary permits and, as well as rustic lodges just outside the park’s boundaries, there’s also a smattering of exquisite wilderness lodges that are simply out of this world. You’ll not find a better place to restore your heart’s contentment.
Given that we’ll probably be so over cities, houses and winter by the time we all emerge from our quarantine dens, it’s fair to say a beach vacation will be high on most people’s priorities.
We’ve got you covered!
Revered as a beach-vacay destination with unparalleled beauty and relaxation, Costa Rica is a seaside lover’s dream. Boasting over 800 miles of coastline and more than 300 jaw-dropping beaches, you really not need travel far to claim your corner of sandy paradise. The most famous and visited stretch of coast is along the central and northern Pacific, where lovely seaside towns and plenty of waterfront lodges make for easy vacation planning, especially if you can just get away for a few days. Fly into the Liberia Airport, if that’s the case, and your transfer to the coast will take even less time.
The most spectacular beaches in Costa Rica are household names to those who’ve visited before – we’re talking Manuel Antonio’s picture-perfect sandy shores, vibrant and social Tamarindo and Jaco, with its myriad of water sports. The west coast beaches are all about amazing swims, snorkelling and sunset admiring, and are quite ideal for honeymoon trips and for those who wish to include a few days of beach-bumming whilst still hiking and visiting the most prominent parks. Yet along the famous stretch, you’ll still find plenty of beaches off the most touristed trail: still keeping you very much central but also offering that lovely R&R stint you’ll probably crave.
Take a family adrenaline-packed adventure
By the end of this pandemic mess, we may well have spent weeks and maybe even months cooped up in our homes, both kids and adults going bonkers with boredom and anxiety. The perfect cure? A full-on, adventure-packed vacation in Costa Rica!
Break free of those restrictions and let your adrenaline pump through your veins by tackling a weeklong stint chock-full of exhilarating activities. From whitewater rafting and kayaking to hard-core hiking, thrilling mountain biking, canyoning and amazing canopy swinging…and that’s just the start.
Here are our best Costa Rica adventure tours to get your travel-life back on track:
*Week of Adventures – Our 8-day adventure vacation package is arguably the single most popular tour we offer and is specifically aimed at those who want to try a little of EVERYTHING Costa Rica offers: all the major activities plus plenty of time to unwind on a glorious beach, wildlife encounters and amazing feasting on local specialties, every single day. The most comprehensive itinerary for those who need to catch up on fun and adventure? This is it!
*Honeymoon & Romance – If weeks of homebound quarantine has pushed your relationship to the brink, now’s your time to start planning a romantic getaway that’s set to rekindle the love! Our exotic itineraries will see you soak up the magic of Costa Rica’s luxury lodges, where sunset cocktails, intimate dinners and private bungalows are the norm, all the while filling your days with a wonderful mix of adventure sports and relaxing indulgences. The perfect, post-pandemic honeymoon? You bet!
*Family Vacations – Children the world over are having a difficult time understanding the ins and outs of our current crisis and, whether or not you’re choosing to home-school (or not) for a while, your whole family is probably looking forward to the day where normality returns. And then, it’s time for a glorious reward! Take the kids (and yourselves) out of your comfort zones and celebrate your freedom and good health in style, with an unforgettable family adventure vacation in Costa Rica. Swap your four walls for pristine jungles, beaches and mountains and spend quality time together doing fun and exhilarating activities, together. Our family vacation itineraries are planned with kids AND adults in mind, including plenty of rainforest experiences, wildlife spotting and adventure sports suitable for all ages.
*Week of Rivers – For whitewater lovers, specifically, we plan outstanding weeklong paddling adventures on Costa Rica’s best-rated rivers. This is the land of world-class kayaking and canoeing and, thanks to our team of experienced guides, are can offer runs for both novice and experienced paddlers. This is our most dedicated tour, the one that’s solely focused on river-based fun. Want to indulge your passion or, perhaps, kindle a new one? Costa Rica awaits!
And we are too…waiting to welcome our adventure-seeking guests with open arms.