Costa Rica

Destination of the Month: Costa Rica

With over 121 volcanic formations, lush rainforests, gorgeous sandy beaches, and coastal mountains, Costa Rica has established itself as a prime destination for thrill-seekers and eco-tourists alike. Discover unspoiled nature in its purest form as you explore the natural wonders that surround you - each with its own story to tell. Additionally, you can save up to $100* per couple when you book by July 6, 2017 using the exclusive promo code PURAVIDA0617!

Located on the northwest coast, Guanacaste is well-known for its surfing, snorkeling, birdwatching, and incredible climate. Though the grounds are usually dry from the months of November through April, the wet season brings about lush, green vegetation that makes the land come alive with life and vivacity.

The cosmopolitan city of San José is home to restaurants, nightlife, cinemas, museums, and theaters. Situated in the Central Plateau, it's close to volcanoes, cloud forest reserves, and national parks. Stay in San Jose and travel only a short distance to the thrilling excursions that await you!

Book your Costa Rica vacation by July 6, 2017.

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A tour through Guanacaste or San José is a great way to learn more about the area. Opt for a guided tour with a planned itinerary or hop in the driver's seat to explore at your own pace. Whatever your preference, you'll find yourself learning something new and having the time of your life!



Featured Tour - Taste of Costa Rica

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Get a taste of what Guanacaste has to offer with this guided tour! Learn more about the area while exploring well-known landmarks, discovering wildlife, and more. You'll even have a day to yourself to explore on your own!

  • Visit the Espiritu Santo coffee plantation and learn about how coffee is produced using traditional methods.
  • View the mighty Arenal Volcano from the Arenal Hanging Bridges, followed by a trip to the Tabacón Hot Springs.
  • Travel to the Pacific Coast and find yourself at Manuel Antonio National Park - home to canopy tours and a gorgeous beach.
Taste of Costa Rica


Guanacaste Tours


The Mighty Arenal Volcano

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The Mighty Arenal Volcano

Known as one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the The Mighty Arenal Volcano is a popular guided attraction. Since it's 1968 eruption, most of the foliage covering the surface of the volcano has been destroyed, but in recent years, trees and other forms of vegetation are beginning to flourish at the base!

  • Tour the Arenal Hanging Bridges, located only a short distance from the Arenal Volcano National Park.
  • Hike through the area that surrounds the volcano and finish with a dip in the Tabacón Hot Springs.
  • Explore the northern wetlands during a floating safari tour, where you'll see monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles, caimans, and other amazing animals!

Tropical Adventure Tour

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The self-drive Tropical Adventure Tour allows you to explore Guanacaste at your own pace. Make your way throughout the area and discover cloud forest reserves, waterfalls, and other gems. Each day of your tour is guaranteed to introduce you to something new and amazing!

  • Spend the day at the beach, go for a hike, or visit the active volcano and thermal mud baths of Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
  • Enjoy the scenery as you drive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest area, perfect for bird watching.
  • View the Hummingbird Gallery, Butterfly Farm, Serpentarium, or Trapiche Sugar Cane Mill!
Tropical Adventure Tour

Arenal and Montverde

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Arenal and Montverde

View the Arenal Volcano and Montverde area during the Arenal and Montverde guided tour! You'll see mountains, wildlife, the active Arenal Volcano, and even learn more about a family-run business in Montverde!

  • Float down the Peñas Blanca River and see monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles and tropical birds during a safari.
  • Walk along the lava trails of the Arenal Volcano and visit the Tabacón Hot Springs.
  • Embark on the El Trapiche Tour and see how sugar cane, candy, and brown sugar are produced.


San José Tours


Exploring the Rainforest

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There's no better way to explore Costa Rica than to do so at your own leisure! The Exploring the Rainforest Self-Drive tour suggests different landmarks, parks, wildlife refuges, and more for you to visit. Just jump in the car and go!

  • Drive through the northern lowlands and see the amazing Arenal Volcano area.
  • Take a boat tour at the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where you can see birds, mammals, and reptiles!
  • Make your way to Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, diving, and canopy tours.
Exploring the Rainforest

National Parks of Costa Rica

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National Parks of Costa Rica

The National Parks of Costa Rica guided tour is a great way for adventurers and eco-tourists to see the beautifully protected areas of Costa Rica. From rainforests to volcanoes and hot springs, coming face to face with these gorgeous natural wonders will leave you in awe.

  • View the stunning natural landscapes of the Braullo Carillo National Park.
  • Travel to Tortuguero National Park and see the rainforest's sheltered canals. A trip through the secondary canals will introduce you to birds, reptiles, and mammals.
  • Head over to the Arenal Volcano area and visit the towns of Sarchi and La Fortuna, with a final stop at the Tabacón Hot Springs.

Arenal Adventure

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Go on an Arenal Adventure and explore the areas surrounding an active volcano. This guided tour will take you to different areas via tram, rafts, 4x4, and Flyboard®. Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and get ready for an adventure that is truly one-of-a-kind!

  • View the Arenal Lake via an aerial tram, travel from mountain to mountain on a canopy tour, and propel yourself above Arenal Lake using a Flyboard® propulsion system.
  • Take a 4x4 to the mountains that surround the Arenal Volcano. Once there, explore waterfalls and go on a canyon tour.
  • Visit the Tabacón Hot Springs and relax your muscles after a long day of excitement.
Arenal Adventure


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