Itinerary Highlights

  • Embark on a rainforest hike with a naturalist
  • Cruise the Golfo Dulce in search of dolphins and whales
  • Enjoy wellness treatments at the refurbished Hacienda AltaGracia spa
  • Experience foraging excursions, coffee farm tours or trail rides
  • Take a guided night walk to look for nocturnal mammals, lizards and insects
  • Go on bird-watching hikes
  • Relax in spring-fed pools or in a beach cabana

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Editor’s Itinerary

Costa Rica
Duration: 14 Days

Abundant wildlife, beaches and world-class resorts

Costa Rica is a country of just 19,700 square miles, which makes it bigger than Maryland but smaller than West Virginia. Despite these modest dimensions, it has both a Caribbean and a Pacific coastline and landscapes that range from intensely cultivated pineapple fields to virgin cloud forest. National parks and reserves cover nearly a quarter of its area, and there are no fewer than 66 volcanoes, including the tallest, Irazú, which rises to an elevation of 11,260 feet. In addition to its astonishing biodiversity and abundant wildlife, Costa Rica offers stirring scenery, distinctive cuisine, hospitable people, a benign tropical climate and a surprising number of world-class resorts.