Costa Rica is deservedly known as the Jewel of Central America and has been rightly lauded as one of the top travel destinations for adventure. A nature lover’s playground, the country never fails to charm. Spend your days here kayaking through thrilling rapids, riding horseback to stunning waterfalls and zip lining through the lush canopy. Not to mention, we stay at properties that only add to your experience; from a stunning eco-lodge to a secluded estancia, there’s adventure here for everyone!
*While the colder months can be a tempting time to travel in Costa Rica, note that June-August is equally as lovely and far less busy.
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Spend the day getting acquainted with the scenic waterfall trails around your hotel. Or, if you prefer, simply take advantage of the swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and spa!
Rise early for a hike up Irazú Volcano—you'll be amazed at the emerald green lake housed in its crater. This afternoon, explore the "City of Flowers" with your local guide, learning about local Tico customs and culture.
Join some local baristas for a tasting and lesson in the art of artisanal coffee at the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation. This evening, unwind in your tranquil surroundings at the El Silencio eco-lodge.
Spend the morning with local orchid enthusiast, Don Martin Porras, in his gorgeous private garden. Then take a guided horseback ride through Bajos del Toro’s bucolic landscapes and stop for a refreshing dip in the cool emerald waterfall pools.
Explore La Tirimbina Rainforest Centre in the Arenal region—walk the Chocolate Trails, cross the suspension bridge and learn about the origin of cacao from the Mayan and Aztec cultures.
Set off on a Sky Tram gondola ride with a naturalist guide through the National Park and zip line back down to ground level through the Sky Trek canopy.
Take a boat ride on the Tempisque River to discover a little of Palo Verde National Park with a stop at 50,000 acre protected area, Rancho Humo.
Explore the wetlands and dry tropical forest surrounding your ranch on horseback. This afternoon, make your way to Lagarta Lodge on the remote Guanacaste coast for three days of exploration on your own.
We have arranged a private kayak adventure through the local mangroves in Nosara River along with some snorkelling at San Juanillo beach for you today. Aside from that, you are free to explore at your leisure.
Spend the day enjoying one of the many activities on offer at the Lagarta Lodge. Go deep sea fishing, book a surf lesson, or simply enjoy the hotel amenities—all at your leisure.
Today you will be picked up from Lagarta Lodge and driven the 2.5 hours to the airport in Liberia in time for your departing flight.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.