Costa Rica was one of the first countries in the world to eliminate it's army in 1948.
Shortly thereafter it started a program of sustainable development. Rather than chop down it's rainforests for cattle graving the people decided to save it for future generations. River guides took up a campaign to save rive basins like the Pacuare from damning. Today the Pacuare River is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica for boating. We offer some great trips to experience it.
Costa Rica has also preserved great beach towns like Manuel Antonio which is also one of the most gay friendly beach towns in all of Latin America. Manuel Antonio is a great place for a destination wedding. Several hotels including La Mansion Inn have a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean for a spectacular wedding setting.
Costa Rica is a great place for volunteerism. Whether it's with a turtle rescue project on either coast. a reforestation project in the Cloud Forest or working with kids teaching English or computer skill in an area like Dominical called La Cusinga Lodge
Want to learn Spanish with a homestay and a total immersion process - CR can't be beat even learn medical Spanish.
There are great lodges in all budget ranges from basic like Selva Verde Lodge, Lands in Love, Eco Lodge San Luis and a fabulous beach resort called Punta Islita which really practices what it preaches in treating employees well.
We offer two types of trips to Costa Rica; Small group high adrenaline rush trips from 9-15 days.
Our 9 day trips are milder with 2 days of white water rafting on the Pacuare with camping overnight in a jungle lodge on the river banks then add some hiking, some mt biking in the rain forest then off to your choice of beaches. We also offer a 15 day Coast to Coast mt bike trip that can't be beat.
Your other option is to let us customize your trip based on your budget and level of activity.
Is it a family trip, a honeymoon or just a fun getaway?, we can plan the perfect trip.
A typical trip might include a few says in the Arenal Volcano are for a day a white water rafting or flat water boating to Cano Negro wildlife preserve. Maybe head to a local hotspring like Baldi or Tabacon.There are a number fun things to do here. We know them all.
How about heading to Monteverde Cloud Forest region by horseback. It's a wonderful trip.
Monteverde offers a good place for community involvement or get your hands dirty with a reforestation project.
From Monteverde head to the beach. Want to get involved in a turtle rescue project, just ask.
Want to be on a deserted beach away from the crowds. we can suggest small beach towns like Nosara, Samara, Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais. which is the hippest beach area right now.
Want some Afro Carib culture? how how Puerto Viejo or Cahuita on the Caribbean Coast. or head down to the Osa Peninsula area to truly get away from it all. Drake's Bay or Dominical are fabulous-- We have been to them all and know the hotels first hand.
In the South we suggest La Cusinga as a more basic lodge with community involvement or more deluxe Agila de Osa or Corcovado Jungle Lodge. La Cusinga is a great inexpensive way to see Corcovado national park. There is some really fun sea kayak trips from here too. You can surf the kayaks into surf or paddle out beyond the breakers and see plenty of sea turtle. Cano Island is a fabulous place for snorkeling with huge schools of fish You can even do some whale watching from here- As you can see I love the Southern area. and few #*#@ gringo tourists.