A Perfect Vacation in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a hot destination for many reasons. Costa Rica vacations offer a peaceful oasis with exotic wildlife, pure beauty and countless options for relaxation and adventure. Climb a volcano, hike rain forests, traverse the jungle on a zip line or relax and do nothing at all. Whichever activities you choose, you will find beauty in Costa Rica.
Central Costa Rica provides travelers with museums, rich cultural experiences and first class hotels. Explore the capital city of San Jose's beautiful colonial architecture, river raft through lush rainforests, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, or sunbathe on an unspoiled beach. Some of the most popular things to do in San Jose are visiting the Arenal National Park to hike Costa Rica's most famous volcano, Take a short day trip to the Orosi River Valley to experience whitewater rafting, Bungee jump 265 feet off the Old Colorado River Bridge and taking a canopy tour for an unbeatable aerial view of the forest below.
Our Experts and Classic Vacations love Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Classic gives it a 5 star rating. Nestled amid tropical gardens and rain forest, this beautiful resort is located at the base of Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, making it easy to access the National Park. With 114 guestrooms and suites, it has an intimate feel to it. The rooms all include plasma TVs, DVD players, minibars, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary toiletries.
The resort features 12 hot springs and lagoons with varying temperatures. There is a full service spa where guests can indulge in massage, body treatments and facials all with products that are indigenous to the area. The fitness center is equipped with cardio equipment, resistance equipment and free weights. There are two restaurants and two bars on property.
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort blends relaxation, adventure and nature. The resort centers around thermal springs with waterfalls, meandering streams, and tranquil pools. With luxury amenities and a peaceful ambiance, the resort attracts spa enthusiasts, couples, and families.
Alma del Pacifico, A Rock Resort is another favorite of our Experts and Classic Vacations. The hotel features a spa, two pools, and a spa tub. The onsite art gallery compliments the hotel's unique architecture and design with a display of artwork from international and local artists.
Located on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast between Quepos and Jaco Beach, this luxury hotel overlooks palm lined Playa Esterillos Este. Guestrooms offer private gardens and terraces with ocean or garden views; amenities include CD players, minibar, and wireless Internet access. Guests can swim in 2 pools, sunbathe on the beach, or enjoy water sports including kayaking and surfing.
Offering an opportunity to truly get away for it all, the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is famous for secluded golden sand beaches, spectacular wildlife and dense rainforests. Stop at a hidden waterfall for a quick dip and see nature at its most dramatic. In Papagayo, luxury Costa Rica resorts boast five star elegance, while hotels near Playa Conchal will indulge your senses with a sophisticated all inclusive vacation.
Some of the most popular things to do in Guanacaste are repealing high above the rainforest on a breath taking canopy tour, experience a romantic horseback ride on Guanacaste's unspoiled beaches, go whitewater rafting though Costa Rica's impressive rapids, explore indigenous flora and fauna in their natural rainforest habitat, or take a plantation tour to learn about the origins of coffee.
Located at the secluded tip of the Papagayo Peninsula, pristine tropical forest and golden sand beaches surround the Four Seasons Guanacaste. This sanctuary is built into a coastal hillside overlooking golden sand beaches. Designed with natural materials including lava rock, bamboo and indigenous stone, the resort blends with the surrounding tropical landscape. With an atmosphere of understated elegance, this luxury resort primarily attracts sophisticated couples and families.
Guests can take advantage of a range of onsite activities including water sports, golf, tennis, cooking classes, and nature hikes. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the spa offers facials, unique massages, and body treatments including the Marvelous Mango Sugar Scrub and the Volcanic Mud Body Wrap. Four restaurants provide a range of dining options from poolside casual to fine dining.
The Occidental Grand Papagayo offers air conditioned guestrooms with balconies or terraces facing the pool or gardens, or with partial views of the bay. All rooms include natural wood furnishings, compact refrigerators, and satellite Television. An all inclusive resort, guests can indulge in food and beverages at all on site restaurants, snack spots, and bars; they have use of the adult and children's pool, kayaking and snorkeling, dance classes, and nightly live entertainment are also included in the room rate.
This beachfront resort on the Pacific Coast is surrounded by a lush tropical forest with monkeys and wild parrots. It is 5 miles from Playas del Coco Village and 7 miles from the Congo Trail Canopy Tour. Located on the Northern Pacific coast, this beachfront resort is surrounded by tropical forests and volcanic cliffs that descend to small coves and sand beaches.
Guests can swim in two outdoor pools (one specifically for children), fish, snorkel, or kayak in the serene waters of Papagayo Bay. A volleyball court, fitness center, sauna, and day spa are all located on property. The resort also offers daily activities on the beach and by the pool.
The most popular way to go is to pick two resorts; one located in the Guanacaste region and one in Central Costa Rica. This gives you an opportunity to see both areas in a most convenient way. Let our Experts help you put together a trip that is perfect for you and your family.