Explore a Costa Rican cloud forest, surf the best Pacific waves and sleep near the Arenal volcano. This eight-day adventure spans western Costa Rica from the capital, San José, to Tamarindo. It’s perfect for wildlife watchers and adrenaline seekers – you’ll spot sloths, hummingbirds and frogs, and white-water rafting through the jungle. There’s also a visit to a volcanic coffee plantation, a cooking lesson, and plenty of wind-down time to spend just splashing about in a swimming pool (or beneath a waterfall). All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.
In the midst of bustling downtown San José, Hotel Presidente stands out – it’s covered in a vibrant multi-colored mural, and the interior mixes local history with modern touches. Breakfast is served buffet-style, while dinner (and drinks) are on the roof.
The mighty Arenal volcano is your neighbor at this laid-back jungle resort. Amenities are plentiful. There are several pools and jacuzzis (one featuring a swim-up bar) fed by natural hot springs; a Costa Rican restaurant; and sprawling tropical botanic gardens to explore.
On the fringes of Monterverde’s cloud forests, this eco-conscious lodge has heaps of rustic, woodsy charm. Lush, landscaped gardens are encircled by a stone wall, while rooms come finished with wood-panelled ceilings, tiled floors, and balconies with garden or forest views.
Surf’s up at this super-glam resort, overlooking the surf at Tamarindo beach. Expect barefoot luxury with king-size bedrooms opening up to landscaped gardens, four outdoor pools, six restaurants and cafes, and outdoor massages on secluded cabanas.