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Costa Rica’s unusual beauty spans from lush rainforests and dramatic volcanoes to crescent-shaped beaches fringed with palm trees and scampering monkeys. Boundless Journeys’ custom Costa Rica tours offer an ideal mix of active exploration with an experienced naturalist guide, opportunities to observe an immense diversity of wildlife, and time to simply relax on tranquil beaches while soaking up the pura vida!
Let Boundless Journeys design a custom itinerary that matches your desire for nature or adventure, luxury or simplicity, and exceeds your every expectation. Our Costa Rica travel specialists have years of experience crafting memorable experiences, and they travel all over the country to check out the most charming accommodations, the best family-owned restaurants, and unique, off-the-beaten-path adventures.
Whether you prefer a five-star hotel located in the middle of a coffee plantation, or an eco-friendly resort surrounded by a private reserve in the tropical rainforest of the Osa Peninsula, Boundless Journeys has the perfect place for you in Costa Rica.
Based on our years of designing custom trips to Costa Rica, we believe that the combinations below deliver the best experiences in each region. Boundless Journeys' trip specialists can further customize these options to match the interests of your group, and can mix and match the experiences below. If you don't see what you are looking for, there are many more options to explore. Give us a call at 1-800-941-8010 to start the conversation.
Arenal Volcano National Park packs all of Costa Rica’s allure into one place: incredible hiking, impressive views of the Volcano, and abundant wildlife. Hiking and horseback riding tours allow you to get up close and personal with Arenal’s nearly 30,000 acres of lush rainforest.
Optional activities include hiking through the rainforest on trails and suspension bridges near Arenal Volcano. Go horseback riding or hike to La Fortuna Waterfall, mountain bike through forest trails, or soak in thermal hot springs. Visit a locally owned farm and share a meal with the owners.
Located on the central pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park offers a combination of tropical beaches, lush rainforests, and abundant wildlife. Along with sloths, black iguanas, basilisk lizards, blue morpho butterflies, and white-faced monkeys, Manuel Antonio is home to one of the last populations of titi or squirrel monkeys.
Optional activities include hiking and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, the best site in Costa Rica to see sloths and monkeys in the forests, next to crescent-shaped, white-sand beaches. Learn to surf or improve your style with lessons from an area pro. Paddle in a protected mangrove lagoon or on the open sea. Take a catamaran tour and snorkel along the coral reefs.
Monteverde is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys and mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby cloud forest hosts a remarkable array of biodiversity. The Quakers, who arrived in the 1950’s, have maintained a lasting hold on Monteverde, and their principles of cooperation, pacifism, and simplicity continue to influence life in this region.
Optional activities include riding an aerial tram through the cloud forest to an observation deck, and enjoying a zip-line canopy tour through the treetops. Visit a butterfly garden and scout for wildlife in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, or visit a Costa Rican school and share experiences with local children.
The perfect combination of the rainforest and the coast; horseback ride, raft, and hike through the jungle, sail and snorkel on the coast, and relax on white sand beaches.
Arenal Volcano | Monteverde Cloud Forest | Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 1: Arrival in San JoséDay 2: Rafting tour and transfer to Arenal National ParkDay 3: Volcano tour and transfer to MonteverdeDay 4: Canopy Tour and Monteverde Cloud Forest ReserveDay 5: Transfer to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 6: Manuel Antonio National Park beach and wildlife tourDay 7: Mangrove Kayak TourDay 8: Transfer to San José and departure
The northwestern province of Guanacaste offers diverse habitats from the mountains down to the coast. Moist, cool, and windswept cloud forests grow below the volcanic peaks in Rincon de la Vieja National Park, in sharp contrast with the arid tropical dry forests of the lowlands, and the expansive beaches along the coast.
Guanacaste is also considered "cowboy country," and what better way to experience the region’s rich heritage than to explore on horseback with a local wrangler? Or simply relax on one of Costa Rica’s famous beaches where you can bask in the sun and swim in the warm tropical waters.
Located in the provinces of Guanacaste and Alajuela, Rincon de la Vieja is a 34,800-acre national park that is home to geological wonders, pristine tropical forests, and lots of volcanic activity including fumaroles, boiling mud pots, and sulphur and vapor vents. It’s also home to a fantastic variety of wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, pumas, jaguars, and over 300 species of birds.
Optional activities include taking a canopy tour or visiting the hot springs and mud baths. Choose from horseback riding, white-water tubing, trekking, and bird watching.
The perfect combination of guided exploration of Costa Rica's volcanic highlands and independent time at the beach, with ample opportunity for adventure.
Monteverde Cloud Forest | Rincon National Park | Guanacaste
Day 1: Arrival in San JoséDay 2: Canopy tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest ReserveDays 3-4: Rincon National Park; soak in natural mud baths and hot springs, horseback ride, or hike through the rainforestDays 5-6: Transfer to Guanacaste for a surf lesson and free time at the beachDay 7: Transfer to Liberia and departure
One of the foremost destinations for wildlife enthusiasts is the 100,000-acre Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula. Described by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth," this park contains hundreds of plant and animal species, and colorful macaws and tropical birds. Off the coast, this region also hosts seasonal migrations of whales and dolphins.
Optional activities include hikes in Corcovado National Park, night walks through the rainforest, kayaking from your beachfront hotel, a boat to Caño Island Biological Reserve, and snorkeling along the coral reefs.
An ideal combination of active, off-the-beaten-path adventure and comfortable, upscale accommodations each night will introduce you to the best of Costa Rica.
Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park | Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 1: Arrival in San JoséDays 2-4: Osa Peninsula, snorkeling and boat tour, hike in Casa Corcovado National ParkDays 5-7: Tour Manuel Antonio National Park, catamaran and snorkeling tour, zip line tour or free time at the beachDay 8: Transfer to San José and departure
Known as Costa Rica’s "little Amazon," Tortuguero National Park consists of lowland rainforests, 22 miles of beach on the Caribbean coast, and numerous canals that connect the various sections. It’s one of the most biologically diversity places in Costa Rica due to the existence of 11 different habitats, including mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. Tortuguero is also recognized as the most important nesting site in the western Caribbean for the green sea turtle.
Optional activities include kayaking along the densely forested canals of Tortuguero National Park, cruising with an expert local guide while admiring the tropical scenery, or from June through October take a nighttime guided walk to see green sea turtles nesting on the beach.
From the Caribbean to the Pacific coast, Costa Rica offers us a rich natural landscape. With tropical rainforests, volcanoes, white-sand beaches, waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, and geothermal springs we immerse ourselves in the vast diversity of this adventurer's playground.
Tortuguero National Park | Arenal Volcano | Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 1: Arrival in San JoséDay 2: Transfer to Tortuguero National ParkDays 3-4: Kayak and cruise the waterways of TortugueroDay 5: Transfer to San José and on to Arenal VolcanoDay 6: Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall; enjoy a coffee tourDay 7: Zip-line tour along the treetop canopyDay 8: Transfer to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 9: Horseback riding, surf lessons, or a hike in Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 10: Free day at the beachDay 11: Transfer to San José and departure
Dominated by mountainous terrain this once-volcanic landscape is now sheathed by dry and wet tropical forest. The beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula don’t get as much attention or traffic as those to the north in Guanacaste; however, they are just as stunning, varied, and rewarding.
Optional activities include snorkeling around Tortuga Island, and taking a horseback ride along the beach at sunset. Learn to surf, take a yoga class, or kick back and unwind in laid-back surfer towns.
From the misty tropical rainforest with coffee bean farms, steaming thermal springs, white water adventures, and thrilling zip-line canopy tours. To the sunny, dry coast where salt water beckons us for surf lessons and snorkeling, and an open air yoga studio and fresh food add to a sense of well-being and renewal.
Arenal Volcano | Nicoya Peninsula (Santa Terese)
Day 1: Arrival in San JoséDay 2: Transfer to Arenal Volcano, rafting tour, soak in natural hot springsDay 3: Hike in the rainforest, optional zip line or coffee tourDay 4: Transfer to San José and fly to Tambor on the Nicoya PeninsulaDay 5: Boat and snorkeling trip to Tortuga IslandDay 6: Yoga class and surf lessonsDay 7: Transfer from Tambor to San José and departure
Arenal Volcano National Park packs all of Costa Rica's allure into one place: incredible hiking, impressive views of the Volcano, and abundant wildlife. Hiking and horseback riding tours allow you to get up close and personal with Arenal's nearly 30,000 acres of lush rainforest.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort offers a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy views of the Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by the La Palma River, the hotel is an ideal refuge for a great diversity of birds, mammals, lizards and plants. Amenities include a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant serving national and international cuisine. Rooms are designed with ample space and balconies boasting panoramic views.
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Situated on a ridge 1.6 miles from the Arenal Volcano, this former Smithsonian research station offers one of the area?s most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. Enjoy picturesque views of the volcano from each room. There is also an on-site museum with exhibits on the history, volcanology, and hydrology of Arenal. A well-laid network of trails allows for early morning bird watching, and a full service spa and restaurant round out your stay.
Hotel Arenal Springs Resort & Spa is a 4-star property surrounded by exotic gardens, and beautiful views of Arenal Volcano. Set in the middle of the rainforest, guests can enjoy a restaurant offering a variety of national and international dishes, swimming pools, free yoga, and private hot springs. Each room has a terrace with rocking chairs for ultimate leisure and bird viewing.
Set in lush tropical gardens, tasteful in every detail, and appointed with modern amenities, Arenal Nayara offers spacious, beautiful freestanding bungalows that reflect the local sense of style and offer spectacular views of the majestic Arenal Volcano and the rainforest.
Guanacaste is also considered "cowboy country," and what better way to experience the region's rich heritage than to explore on horseback with a local wrangler? Or simply relax on one of Costa Rica's famous beaches where you can bask in the sun and swim in the warm tropical waters.
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Nestled in a location that is second to none, where the Gulf of Papagayo meets the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort captures the native spirit of Costa Rica. Along with a breathtaking setting – a relaxing ocean with a mountainous background – hotel amenities include nine spa treatment rooms, three restaurants, and two outdoor pools.
This property resembles an exotic treehouse, with wood and glass structures that blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment. Bosque del Mar has 32 suites, a Jacuzzi and swimming pool among the trees, a gourmet restaurant and lounge bar, and even a scuba diving center. For exclusive beachfront accommodations with only the mountains and sea for company, the Hotel Bosque del Mar offers a true luxury escape.
Set on 2,400 acres, 45 minutes from Liberia Airport, the Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal, offers a multitude of amenities, including a lagoon-style pool, gardens, tennis courts, a championship golf course, a kids club, fine dining options, a beautiful white-sand beach, and a personal concierge service for guests in the Royal Beach Club.
Quepos, Costa Rica
Arenas Del Mar offers a luxurious lodging experience in harmony with Costa Rica?s nature in a spectacular beach and rainforest setting. Guest rooms, apartments, and suites offer spectacular ocean views, upscale dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh, local products, and personalized service that exceeds expectations.
Proudly occupying the most idyllic hilltop in the town of Quepos, this award-winning eco-designed resort and spa provides its own signature version of ?barefoot luxury? to all its guests. Featuring two restaurants, a wildlife refuge, swimming pools, and a cinema, Si Como No is also a leader in green practices and economic sustainability for the local community. The resort?s lush jungle terraces and gardens overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Parador is within minutes of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Perched above the sweeping Central Pacific coastline, boasting spectacular panoramic views and world-class amenities, and a short walk to the adjacent beach, Playa Biesanz. Hotel Amenities inlcude multiple restaurants, pools , a spa, tennis courts, and mini golf.
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Rafiki is a luxury tented camp nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle along the Savegre River, 18 miles south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. Nestled in the rainforest, the Rafiki Safari Lodge combines all the comforts of a hotel with the splendor of a jungle safari. Tents are equipped with ensuite bathrooms, hot water, private porches, and hydroelectric power. Theres a spring-fed pool with a waterslide and ample opportunity for horseback riding, bird-watching, hiking, and white-water rafting. Enjoy delicious meals and fresh Costa Rican coffee in the open air dining room.
Monteverde is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys and mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby cloud forest hosts a remarkable array of biodiversity. The Quakers, who arrived in the 1950's, have maintained a lasting hold on Monteverde, and their principles of cooperation, pacifism, and simplicity continue to influence life in this region.
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Located in Costa Ricas lush cloud forest and nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, Hotel Belmar features a unique restaurant with an on-site brewery and a juice bar. Other amenities include a hot tub, an organic garden, and a wellness center with a yoga studio and spa services.
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens brings the Monteverde Cloud Forest and its many creatures straight to your doorstep. Surrounded by botanical gardens, a small waterfall, a swimming pool, extensive nature trails, and a live butterfly exhibit, this hotel offers a true oasis in nature. A progressive recycling strategy, a solar-energy system, and a huge solar-powered Jacuzzi are among this hotels noteworthy environmentally sound practices.
Dominated by mountainous terrain this once-volcanic landscape is now sheathed by dry and wet tropical forest. The beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula don't get as much attention or traffic as those to the north in Guanacaste; however, they are just as stunning, varied, and rewarding.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat is an intimate, consciously designed oceanfront hotel on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa. Along with world-class surfing and top-quality yoga classes, a saltwater pool, private lounging areas, tropical gardens, and ecologically constructed bungalows await you. Pranamars beautifully designed open-air restaurant and tea lounge specialize in healthy, delicious cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and organic meats.
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
With its prime location on the edge of Corcovado National Park, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge offers luxury accommodations, first-class service, exciting activities and the opportunity to unwind. If you are looking for an authentic, remote and unforgettable vacation experience in Costa Rica, you’ll find it at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge. Set above a palm-fringed beach, in tropical gardens surrounded by 170 acres of pristine rainforest, this much-loved destination is the ultimate combination of luxurious comfort and adventure.
Nestled amongst the trees, the Copa de Arbol eco-resort blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop. Only 100 yards to the beach, you will be fully immersed in the rhythmic sounds of the ocean and rainforest. Your stay will be complemented with two unforgettable day tours. One of snorkeling in an exotic marine ecosystem next to Caño Island and the other of hiking in the exuberant rainforest reserve of Corcovado National Park. Other optional activities can be requested during your stay, and are at additional expense, such as a kayak tour, a dolphin/whale tour, horseback riding, a nighttime rainforest tour, sport fishing, and massage. Hotel amenities: 11 cabins, infinity pool & Jacuzzi, beach front open air bar / restaurant, and air conditioning.
Located in the provinces of Guanacaste and Alajuela, Rincon de la Vieja is a 34,800-acre national park that is home to geological wonders, pristine tropical forests, and lots of volcanic activity including fumaroles, boiling mud pots, and sulphur and vapor vents. It's also home to a fantastic variety of wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, pumas, jaguars, and over 300 species of birds.
Borinquen Mountain Resort was designed and created in 1999 for the sole purpose of partaking in the exceptional beauty of the Rincón de la Vieja countryside. The hotel offers private villas, bungalows and junior suites with a rustic design and modern amenities that allow for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. All rooms have independent decks or balconies with mountain views. The thermal springs with hot pools, the volcanic mud, and the natural steam-rooms add to the relaxing atmosphere of this highland retreat.
Costa Rica's capital and the largest city in the country, San José is considered to be among the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. Here, you can find many wonderful museums, bars, restaurants, shopping centers, colorful markets and a lively nightlife. A bustling city nestled inside a tropical paradise; San José sits in the center of the country in the Central Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous untouched cloud forests. Serving as a hub to the rest of the country, and located approximately 20 minutes from the airport, San José is the perfect place to use as a base camp on a visit to Costa Rica.
Located just on the outskirts of San José, and offering a slower pace, other options include the town of Alajuela, located just minutes from the airport and home to such resorts as the Xandari Resort & Spa, or the small province of Heredia, known for its lush, untouched beauty, coffee plantations, and the beautiful Finca Rosa Blanca Inn.
Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
Finca Rosa Blanca offers 14 unique suites focused on coffee culture, comfort, art and design. Surrounded by volcanoes, the Inn is only 20 minutes from the international airport. Features include a restaurant and bar with magnificent views, a full service spa, tours of the Inns organic shade grown coffee plantation, as well as an infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Finca Rosa Blanca continues to achieve the highest score in the Costa Rican Certification for Sustainable Tourism.
San José, Costa Rica
Set on 10 acres, and located 20-minutes from the San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea is surrounded by an expansive, well-manicured garden dotted with old-growth trees, and a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. Rooms have balconies with views of mountains or city, and several private trails wind by the swimming pool and tennis courts. The Vitrales Restaurant & Bar serves international fusion cuisine.
Hotel Grano de Oro is a true sanctuary in the heart of San José. Converted from a tropical Victorian mansion, this 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. All guest rooms are furnished in Victorian style, with wrought-iron beds, rich fabrics, and local artwork. No two rooms are alike. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, and rooftop garden with two hot tubs.
Known as Costa Rica's "little Amazon," Tortuguero National Park consists of lowland rainforests, 22 miles of beach on the Caribbean coast, and numerous canals that connect the various sections. It's one of the most biologically diversity places in Costa Rica due to the existence of 11 different habitats, including mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. Tortuguero is also recognized as the most important nesting site in the western Caribbean for the green sea turtle.
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Manatus Lodge is the most comfortable lodge in Tortuguero and located directly on the river. The lodge offers 14 beautifully furnished air-conditioned bedrooms, as well as a small swimming pool, gym, and internet service. There is also a massage facility, as well as an a la carte restaurant, and bar, ideal for relaxing at the end of an adventurous day exploring the canals and waterways.
Set in the rainforest alongside the slow-moving canals of Tortuguero, and one of the closest lodges to Tortuguero National Park, Pachira Lodge offers comfortable, but basic rooms, furnished with bamboo furniture and ceiling fans. Amenities include a swimming pool for cooling off midday, a buffet-style restaurant and bar, and a nature trail.
Located overlooking Lake Nahuel Huapi, Hotel Villa Huinid offers deluxe accommodation with traditional Andean flair and beautiful mountain and lake views. Amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center.
Originally built in 1940 in an area surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes, this 5-star hotel offers historical charm and exclusive luxury. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor infinity edge swimming-pools, spa with sauna, and fitness center.
Enjoy the lively, communal atmosphere with other eclipse viewers on a private, remote estancia near the village of Santo Tomás, our camp site is situated right in the path of totality. Camping facilities include: dome tents, sleeping bags, air mattresses, lanterns, catered meals, communal dining tents, and chemical toilet facilities.
With lake views from every room, Sol del Nahuel offers comfortable accommodation with traditional Andean flair and beautiful mountain and lake views. Amenities include an indoor-outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and spa.
Designed to enjoy the best landscapes of El Calafate, this hotel offers an unparalleled view of Lake Argentino and the Cerro Calafate. An onsite orchard with outdoor firepits is just one of the lovely guest spaces on the property. Amenities include a spa, heated indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and gourmet restaurant.
Nestled among the trees, this bohemian-chic beach resort is ideally located near the national parks of Guanacaste and is just 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco. Ensuite rooms are light and airy, with plenty of comforts amidst the simple design. Amenities include wifi, A/C, and an onsite spa and restaurant.
San Jose, Costa Rica
This hotel features comfortable rooms, an outdoor pool, and a complementary shuttle to and from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, which is just seven kilometers away, making it a great option for our last evening in Costa Rica.
Uvita, Costa Rica
This 4-star boutique hotel is pleasantly situated on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered peaks allowing breathtaking ocean views (and sunsets!) while a cooling breeze sweeps in from the mountains. Enjoy the swimming pool, gourmet restaurant, park grounds, spa, and well-appointed and comfortable ensuite rooms.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
This beautiful 19th-century recreation of a mountain farm village is one of the few places where you can enjoy an upscale boutique hotel in one of the most unique and endangered types of tropical forests — a cloud forest. Rooms feature vaulted cane ceilings, handcrafted furniture, and amenities including in-room wood-burning fireplaces and private garden porches. Villa Blanca is a renowned model of sustainable hospitality, where exceptional Costa Rica experiences are in harmony with conserving nature, culture, and the quality of the community.
Begaces, Costa Rica
Located on a 600-acre reserve in a unique dwarf forest, this hotel was designed to be in harmony with its surroundings while providing a superb experience for guests. It’s surrounded by natural hot springs, miles of hiking trails, and beautiful exotic flora and fauna. Families can relax in their own private bungalows while enjoying this restorative retreat.
Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico
Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Espiritu Santo National Park, award-winning Camp Cecil Base Camp is on one of the island´s most beautiful beaches and features large tents with plush beds, lovely linens, and other comforts of a more traditional accommodation, including daily housekeeping. There are two sun showers and two compost toilet cabañas. An on-site chef creates wonderful meals, and guests enjoy a daily happy hour.
Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico
Camp Cecil de la Sierra is a luxury tented camp located in the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve and perfectly situated to take advantage of the hiking opportunities and nature in the area. Four spacious tents offer plush beds, lovely linens, rugs, locally handmade furniture, and a covered patio, each with its own compost toilet cabaña attached. There is a library/reading area, a yoga space, and a comfortable stargazing area where visitors can comfortably recline under the mountain skies. Guests enjoy meals made in a traditional, wood-fired stove, including homemade tortillas.
Todos Santos, Mexico
Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. With the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, combined with the privacy and comfort of a vacation rental. Each casa has magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by incredible beauty. Guests can enjoy the pool and hot tub, incredible stargazing, and the pristine beach. In-room amenities include A/C, WiFi, and a private deck.
Puerto Varas, Chile
Set on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and offering panoramic views of Puerto Varas, the lake, and towering volcanoes, Hotel Cabañas Del Lago offers modern, spacious accommodations and features a restaurant, heated swimming pool, and spa.
Cumbres Lastarria is perfectly situated in downtown Santiago for travelers to take advantage of the surrounding museums, restaurants, and culture. It features an outdoor pool, fitness center, and restaurant.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Boasting 3 swimming pools and a fitness center, Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama offers rooms with private balconies in an ideal location for exploring the Atacama Desert. Spa facilities include two hot tubs and two saunas.
Located a few feet from Lake Nahuel Huapi, Design Suites Bariloche Hotel boasts designer décor and incomparable mountain and lake views. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor heated pool, sauna, gym, and en suite hot tubs.
Built in 1810, La Casona de Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The hotel is surrounded by mountains and offers spectacular views, an onsite bar and restaurant, and rooms overlooking the hotel gardens.
From providing accommodation options based on your budget, to recommendations on pre- or post-tour travels, to assisting you with booking regional air, to meeting you at the airport when you arrive: Boundless Journeys can help you with each step in planning your custom tour. We will seamlessly guide you, so that you can simply relax and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica.
Generally, the rainy or "green" season is from May to mid-November. The dry season runs from mid-November to April. In the northwestern province of Guanacaste, the dry season lasts several weeks longer than in other places. Even in the rainy season, days often begin with sun, with rain falling in the afternoon and evening. On the Caribbean coast, you can count on some rain year-round, although this area gets less rain in September and October than the rest of the country.
The temperature in Costa Rica is influenced by altitude, and varies little over the course of the year. In San José and the highlands around Arenal, average temperatures range from 59 - 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The coastal areas are typically much warmer; the Pacific coast near Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park averages lows in the mid to upper 70's, and highs in the high 80's/low 90's.
You may obtain more detailed weather information by visiting www.weatherbase.com.
La Fortuna / Arenal National Park
Quepos / Manuel Antonio National Park
The dry season is from December to April. The highlands are truly dry at this time of year, typically with only one or two rainy days per month (although if a cold front comes in, a rainier pattern can prevail, even during the dry season). The Caribbean coastal region tends to have more consistent rainforest weather patterns, and can have rain year-round, usually limited to afternoon showers in the dry season.
The rainy season (or green season) begins in May and lasts until mid-November. During the day, skies are generally sunny, though they may give way to afternoon showers. It is important that you come prepared for a variety of weather conditions regardless of the time of year. Over the course of your trip, you will likely encounter both cool, rainy weather and warm, sunny weather!
A native "Tiko" (as Costa Ricans are called), Nancy was studying advertising when she was asked to train and guide in Tortuguero National Park. This experience led her to follow her childhood dream to work in nature, and she is proud to celebrate over 20 years of leading groups in her country and abroad.
Nancy has taken extensive courses in natural history, botany, ornithology, and archaeology, among many others. Along with her husband Glenn, she enjoys nature walks, bird watching, photography, music, traveling, and cooking.
Nancy is a gifted guide who always has a smile on her face and instills confidence in her group. Her knowledge and easy-going manner makes Nancy a favorite guide for family tours!
Although Jimmy is now mostly settled in Costa Rica, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. His travels have helped him acquire a unique understanding of other cultures that he has been able to apply as a guide. Jimmy admits that Italy is his favorite destination (after his native Costa Rica) and is where he discovered his talent for Italian cooking.
Jimmy is fluent in English, Italian, and French and has been guiding since 2000. With an exceptional sense of humor, he excels at sharing his knowledge of Costa Rican culture and nature with others.
With a Boundless Journeys guide, your experience is that of friend and local adventurer. We believe strongly in working with local guides, experts in the areas to which we travel, and they hold the keys to unlocking the hidden delights of your chosen destination. Although you will never know they are at work—the mark of a truly great leader—our guides make magical things happen and add a dimension to your trip that you could not experience on your own. Over the years we have forged bonds with some of the best guides in the world, and we typically work with a small team of guides in each region. You will be informed of the guide for your trip one month prior to your departure.
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