What is Costa Rica?
Tropical paradise, bright as Disney cartoons, filled with the turbulent life of thousands of exotic creatures: colourful toucans with huge funny beaks, emerald frogs, noisy monkeys, graceful and dangerous jaguars, multi-coloured butterflies and many other animals and insects.
Costa Rica is the turquoise waves of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, wide sandy beaches and luxurious seaside hotels and an extraordinary variety of entertainment and adventure. Costa Rica - is 25 National parks, 116 volcanoes, 2/3 of the area of this tiny country is covered with rain forests. Here are 500,000 species of plants and animals, representing 4% of the total world diversity.
Traveling in Costa Rica
Volcano and Arenal Lake
Changing the rain jungle to highland forests, a boat trip or kayak on Lake Arenal and on the suspension bridges amidst the misty landscapes on the slopes of the volcano. Ascent along the Western slope of the volcano to the lava fields, rest on the hot thermal springs and much more. Toro river rafting and extreme descent in Lost Canyon for the most courageous.
Rio Celeste and Barra Onda caves
Legend has it that when God created the sky, he washed his brushes in the river, which is now called Rio Celeste. We are waiting for the rain forests on the banks of the sky-blue river, animals and birds inhabiting them, beautiful waterfalls and swimming in hot springs. The next adventure is the caves of Barra Onda. Calcareous caves and grottoes surrounded by an unusual and rare dry tropical forest, where you can meet anteaters and monkeys. For those who love the extreme feeling, rafting on the rapids of the Colorado River.
Volcano Rincón de la Vieja, Palo Verde and the Tempoque River
Let's start with a canopy tour (zip-line), horseback riding and mud baths among ancient forests on the slopes of the active volcano Rincon de la Vieja. These are amazing imagination boiling mud pots, hydrogen sulphide fumaroles and other traces of active volcanic activity. We will continue to explore the unique aquatic ecosystems of the Tempisque River in the Palo Verde National Park, where we will meet hundreds of different birds, along with crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. We will rest in the old town of Guaitil, famous for its ceramics.
San Jose, Cartago, Poas volcano, La Paz waterfalls
From the colonial silence of old San Jose to the natural treasures of the province of Cartago: the emerald crater of the Irazu volcano and the orchids of the Lancaster gardens. The next stop is the park of the active Poas volcano: change of climatic zones, acid green lakes and boiling geysers. A visit to the spectacular waterfalls of La Paz, we supplement the reserve of butterflies, and at the same time get acquainted with the rich fauna of Costa Rica.
Relax in Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
930 hectares on the Papagayo peninsula: hotel, golf course (arch. Arnold Palmer), marina for 180 yachts, beach club Prieta Beach Club. The Peninsula is sparsely populated and in fact is a small expensive resort on the shores of a large and beautiful bay of the same name. The only Forbes Five Star ownership in Central and South America.
Nayara Springs / Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
The pearl of Costa Rica, a secluded and romantic boutique hotel in the heart of the country, in the tropical jungle at the foot of the active volcano Arenal. Modern rooms with hydromassage pools, an exceptional level of service, excellent restaurants and a unique spa complex make this hotel one of the best in the region.
Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort
Hotel resort in the rain forests of the canton of Perez Celedon. Colonial manor with a huge territory, hacienda, where accommodation is provided in individual cottages, casitas, and the informal, almost homely atmosphere lead to rest and adventure: not only excursions in nature reserves, but also equestrian sport, hiking, rafting and cycling.
The stylish and modern El Mangroove is located amidst mangroves near a great beach. One of the main advantages of the hotel is the ability of the staff to surround guests with exceptional, but unobtrusive attention. For every three guests there is one hotel employee. El Mangroove was created especially for the young and active public. Hotel philosophy is life enjoying.
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
The hotel is surrounded by rainforest and overlooks Culebra Bay. As in all Andaz hotels, special attention is paid to ecology and design. The architect Ronald Zurcher, inspired by the incredible nature of Costa Rica, used in the design and construction of the complex only natural organic materials, creating a modern, comfortable and technically sound living environment.