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Classic Costa Rica Overview
Travel to Costa Rica and discover a tropical playground of immense natural beauty. Visit Arenal Volcano, Monteverde cloud forest and Sarapiqui jungle.
- 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31
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, stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a nearby farm. 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 salsa 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.
Venture out to Santa Rosa de Pocosol and spend the night in a local homestay. Just down the road, visit the incredible Juanilama agricultural community, the perfect place to hang out with the locals. Get your hands dirty helping out with chores around the farm, catch fresh fish for dinner and learn the best ways to cook them, Santa Rosa de Pocosol style.
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 4.55 out of 5 based on 97 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).
Review submitted 25 Jun 2014
Classic Costa Rica, May 2014
I had a really awesome trip!
Review submitted 23 Jun 2014
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