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Vacations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Adventures in the Birthplace of Tropical Ecotourism

Costa Rica Overview

Long before ecotourism became a thing, Costa Rica was providing visitors with a spectacular range of nature-themed adventures and experiences. Today, the country where it all got started is still an A-list destination for rafters, hikers, birders, zip-liners, scuba divers, surfers, fishermen and even those who just want to chill out on the beach. Vacationers can choose from luxurious beach resorts, intimate inns and rustic jungle lodges, and travel between mountain venues and coastal retreats on a network of first-class roads. The country's natural treasures are preserved in a network of national parks. All this, in a country that is safe, stable and welcoming.


Descend into emerald waters to swim with flights of manta and Mobula rays. Get swallowed up in funnel clouds of jacks and swirling schools of snapper. Search the crevices of offshore pinnacles for a wealth of invertebrate treasures. Witness a rare gathering of hammerhead sharks, and mingle with sea lions, turtles and dolphins adding to the show.

SCUBA diving in Costa Rica
Ziplining in Costa Rica


Hike the slopes of an active volcano or plunge into cool pools at the base of a jungle waterfall. Soar through rainforest canopies or power through standing waves of white water. Follow backroads from coastal swamps to cloud forests.


Discover the restorative qualities of a soak in mineral-rich waters and baths in the warm volcanic mud. Practice morning yoga in a tree house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Return to nature on a private walk into the rainforest.

Wellness in Costa Rica