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Classic Costa Rica Overview
- 2011-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Explore Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea
Every year thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica but few get to experience this charismatic country's real way of life. On this Classic Costa Rica trip you'll uncover jungle gems in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; hot springs, waterfalls and a live volcano in La Fortuna; and white sandy beaches at Quepos - all set to a sizzling samba beat. This adventure into the heart of tropical paradise will surely leave you wanting more.
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With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere.
Meaning 'turtle catcher', Tortuguero National Park is renowned the world over for its turtle-laying beaches and its wetlands, lagoons and canals brimming with wildlife.
With a reputation as one of Costa Rica's best areas for bird watching, Sarapiqui has an impressive diversity of birdlife to discover while exploring the surrounding jungle.
Sitting in the shadow of Costa Rica's majestic Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna offers steaming hot springs and endless outdoor activities.
Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve is a true nature lover's paradise. Lush, green and teeming with colourful butterflies, unique plants and exotic creatures.
Located close to the beautiful Pacific beaches and exotic wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is a laid-back town with a vibrant nightlife.
Set in the heart of Costa Rica's fertile Central Valley, San Jose buzzes with colour, culture and the spirit of its friendly residents.
Classic Costa Rica Reviews
Our Classic Costa Rica trips score an average of 4.59 out of 5 based on 128 reviews in the last year.
Classic Costa Rica, May 2014
Having not experienced a tour before I had no idea what to expect, but it was fantastic to have like minded people on the trip (tour leader and other members of the group). He added value to the trip in every aspect.
Review submitted 25/06/2014
Classic Costa Rica, May 2014
I had a really awesome trip! Dani was a fantastic Tour Leader. She was very organised - all of our transportation worked like clockwork. She made our trip very easy, especially with her knowledge of the country and fluent Spanish. She was extremely friendly, laid back and always participated in group activities (meals etc), unlike on other tours I have done with other companies, where the tour leader tended not to socialize as much. She was very good at communicating, and we always knew where and when to met up next - no confusion! She is extremely good at her job and is a great asset to Intrepid.
Review submitted 23/06/2014
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