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With lush rain forests, pristine beaches, and a plethora of wildlife like giant leatherback turtles and screaming howler monkeys, a tour of Costa Rica offers a breathtaking array of sights and sounds! Your Costa Rica tour might include adventures like whitewater rafting, a rainforest canopy tour, relaxing at the beach, or exploring the rainforest from one of Costa Rica's ecolodges. Vacation hotspots include Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero, and Arenal Volcano. Costa Rica has a long, proud history of ecotourism and adventure travel, with one of the most developed conservation programs in the Americas and friendly Costa Ricans, "Ticos", who enthusiastically invite travelers to experience Pura Vida - "Pure Life." Contact one of our Costa Rica vacation experts for a free custom made Costa Rica trip plan.

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Manuel Antonio National Park is the quintessential Costa Rica natural paradise where the beach meets the rainforest filled with boisterous monkeys, cute sloths, and tropical birds.

Tortuguero, on Costa Rica's lesser-visited Caribbean coast, whose name literally means "sea turtle breeding spot" in Spanish let's you experience green turtles in their natural environment.  

Arenal Volcano to the north of San Jose is a tropical paradise with hotsprings, rainforests and the towering, billowing namesake of the region, Volcan Arena. 

The Monteverde Cloudforest is one of Costa Rica's original eco-tourism hotspots featuring couldforest walks, canopy ziplines, visits to local farms and staying in ecologically friendly lodges at night assure an authentic Costa Rica vacation.
Costa Rica, the Original Eco-Tour Destination

In the 1990's a movement began in tourism that brought a greater level of conscience in regard to the impacts that travelers can have on their travel destinations.

Costa Rica was an early innovator in eco-tourism, a breed of travel that gives back to the local environment and community by minimizing negative impacts of travelers. Numerous eco-lodges opened and offered tours of the rain forest with local guides that not only explain the value of the rainforest to travelers, but instill value of the rainforest in the minds of locals to avoid further deforestation by local populations. Over 25% of Costa Rica's land is protected, mostly by their excellent system of National Parks.

Adventure Life uses only the most ecologically-friendly lodges and tour guides so you can rest assured that your trip has a positive impact on the people and environment of Costa Rica.

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Getting to Costa Rica and Back - Transportation Guide

Most people get to tiny Costa Rica by flying to either San Jose or Liberia Airports. San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is the country's most trafficked and located in the center of the country.

Those traveling to the northern Pacific beaches of Guanacaste may fly into Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). 

Once in Costa Rica, distances traveled are relatively short in this small Central American country. In a few hours from the capital of San Jose by car, van or bus, one can get to both the Caribbean coast and the Pacific coast. The Panamerican highway runs from Nicaragua in the north to Panama in the south where you'll find the remote Osa Penisula & Corcovado National park.

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Top Costa Rica Adventure Activities

Costa Rica has long been the top adventure travel destination in Central America, and Adventure Life will take you from the highest peaks, to the wildest rivers and even into the rainforest canopy on one of our Costa Rica adventure tours. Here are our picks for the top adventure tours in Costa Rica.Contact one of Adventure Life's Costa Rica specialists for help planning the perfect trip.
Best Family Vacation Ever!

There's never a dull moment for anyone in the family when you're on one of our Top 10 Costa Rica Tours for Families.

Costa Rica Family Vacation Highlights 
  1. Hiking through the rain forest looking for monkeys, sloths and tropical birds as your guide tells you about the medicinal plants his family uses.
  2. Getting "just close enough" to Arenal Volcano as you see glowing red lava flow down its slopes at night, and billow a cloud of ash during the day.
  3. Learning a little Spanish and making friends with some Ticos.
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