Explore exotic landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and immerse yourself in colorful culture with a jam-packed Costa Rica travel package. Start your adventure in San Jose, the lively capital of this unique Central American country. From there, venture out to the coast to recline on pristine shares, or head deep into the rainforest in search of wildlife like tapirs, three-toed sloths, and rhinoceros beetles. If it’s epic views and soul-soothing solitude you’re seeking, a Costa Rica solo travel package could deliver you to the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest. Whoever you travel with and wherever you visit, one thing is for sure: you’ll find the joy in pura vida, the simple life.
Jaco is a fun beach town with plenty to do in a relaxed environment. The local energy is fun but not overbearing, letting you have as many or as few thrills as you like. The beach offers inviting waters and soft sands to enjoy while the local restaurants focus on local cuisine, emphasizing seafood since it is so close to the water.
When you visit Manuel Antonio, you'll find yourself in an incredible park that offers plenty of vibrant greenery to explore alongside an inviting beachfront. Hiking paths are available throughout the rainforest area, while the beaches are perfect for swimming and relaxing. Thanks to its crystal clear waters, you may also be interested in snorkeling and diving in some areas of the park.
San Jose is best known for its immense natural beauty in its urban environment. However, when you're not taking in the views, you can enjoy prominent coffee shops and craft microbreweries. Even vegan restaurants are available, making this city one of the most hip you'll find in all of Costa Rica. Don't forget to explore its numerous historical sites and buildings as well.
In Tamarindo, you'll find beachfront fun that's particularly popular with surfers. The waves here tend to be perfect for surfing, but that's just the beginning of the outdoor activities to enjoy. You'll also find volcano hikes and ziplining alongside chances for sailing and snorkeling. Tour operators around town can lead you on an adventure to enjoy a bit of everything.
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“Pura vida” (or the “simple life”) is more than just a saying in Costa Rica — it’s a way of living. This Central American country is one of the happiest in the world.
You have loads of choices when it comes to finding a place to stay in Costa Rica. There are 10380 hotels listed on Expedia starting at $126 a night. But if you’d rather put your money toward unforgettable experiences, combine your hotel and flight and save with our Costa Rica Vacation Packages. You can also add a rental car and activities to your booking — do your vacation your way, for a whole lot less. Natural gems like Manuel Antonio National Park are waiting to be discovered on our expert-guided tours.
Day 1: Most travelers fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport, just outside San José. Drop off your bags at your hotel before exploring downtown San José, including Mercado Central and the historic neighborhood of Barrio Amón.
Day 2-4: Book a rental car and drive north for around three hours to La Fortuna. This is the base for exploring Arenal Volcano National Park. Continue to Monteverde and explore its mystical Cloud Forest Reserve, zip line parks and suspension bridges.
Day 5-6: Next stop, Manuel Antonio National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths and the resplendent but elusive quetzal bird.
Join in the longest party of the year, Palmares Festival. Held over two weeks in January, this carnival-style celebration features concerts, bullfights (no bloodshed), horse parades and more.
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