costa rica tours (4)

What are the best places to visit in Costa Rica? What are the best things to do in Costa Rica?

I get these questions a lot. Having lived in Costa Rica for 12 years, working in the tourism industry, I field questions from extended family, friends, friends of friends, and even complete strangers if I happen to mention that's where I live. They all ask the same thing, "If I were to visit Costa Rica, where should I go and what should I do?"

Costa Rica map, by Costa Rica GuideStart small, I always recommend. Choose two or three destinat

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Kayaking by day in the Nicoya Gulf

You definitely have to be up for an adventure to go kayaking in the ocean at night. At first, the experience can be a little unnerving. The slightest splash makes you jump. What was that? Shark? Fish? Whale? It was probably your own kayak paddle hitting the water, but the fact that you can't see well puts you on edge.

We humans are better adapted visually for daylight than nighttime. But when you let your eyes adjust to the dusk – and relax – an entirely new spellbinding world opens up. As if by

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The onset of Costa Rica’s “green season” means it is whitewater rafting time! Rainwater flows into Costa Rica’s tropical rivers this time of year, making the rapids bigger and more exciting. What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river on a hydro-powered rollercoaster? Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations for whitewater rafting.

See waterfalls and rainforest rafting on the Pacuare River, Costa Rica / photo by Rios Tropicales

Tropical rivers in Costa Rica are renowned for their beauty. Thick green jungle splashed with rainbow colors of over-sized flowers,

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Looking for ideas on where to go and what to do on vacation in Costa Rica?

Here’s an interesting and fabulously varied trip to 6 of Costa Rica’s top tourist destinations, and all while staying in charming and luxurious boutique hotels. The unique architecture, personalized service and enchanting intimacy that you find at boutique hotels make this Costa Rica tour package especially attractive.

Put together by Costa Rica vacation experts, Team CRT, the Costa Rica Boutique Hotels” package lasts 11 d

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