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<p>The natural world puts on a dramatic display in Costa Rica. Lush rainforests that are home to endless species reach all the way to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean while adventure and relaxation combine to create an unforgettable journey. Design your perfect tropical getaway through Zicasso’s Costa Rica trip planner. Get inspired and start planning your trip with an expert today.</p>

The natural world puts on a dramatic display in Costa Rica. Lush rainforests that...

The natural world puts on a dramatic display in Costa Rica. Lush rainforests that are home to endless species reach all the way to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean while adventure and relaxation combine to create an unforgettable journey. Design your perfect tropical getaway through Zicasso’s Costa Rica trip planner. Get inspired and start planning your trip with an expert today.

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Best of Costa Rica Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

Open the treasure chest of Costa Rican wonders and indulge in its charms. On this best of Costa Rica tour you will be introduced and reintroduced to the endless luxuries of the country’s natural splendor. Glide through the trees and discover where the drifting sky brushes through the canopy. Witness the shimmering water of the sapphire Pacific Ocean and wander through the emerald rainforest. Indulge in natural hot springs and eat breakfast while watching steam rise from the crater of an active volcano. Find riches, quintessence, and majesty when you uncover Costa Rica.

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Walk the volcanic peaks and watch the steam rise right out of the crater at Poas volcano, Costa Rica

Whether with your partner or your best friend, your children, or on your own, you will journey through this Costa Rican vacation that caters to the adventurer in everyone. Paddle down river through the Pacuare Gorge and kayak around the mangrove estuary on Damas Island. Scour volcanic summits and watch the steam rise directly out of the crater. Watch waves form perfect barrels or search beneath the ocean’s surface on a scuba or snorkeling excursion. Costa Rica offers captivating landscapes and treasured wildlife, amazing culture and unparalleled beauty all ready to be discovered.

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Costa Rican life is vibrant, wild and blissfully colorful, like the feathers of this scarlet macaw

The colors of Costa Rica are wildly ambitious, glowing emerald on the coastline and jade in the trees, even in the scarlet macaw and white-faced capuchin monkeys. The country’s wildlife comes from its natural wonders, offering you a panorama of nature’s grandeur. From wave breaks to simmering volcanoes, hot springs to thundering waterfalls, venture into the jungle and discover winding canals shaded by dense trees. Linger on the hillside and watch the early morning mist disappear. Costa Rica’s life is vibrant, luminous, wild, and blissfully colorful.

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Costa Rica Family Friendly Vacation: Jungle, Wildlife & Beach

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Costa Rica is a paradise in every way, known for its tropical weather and lush rainforests, charming people and captivating wildlife. On this 7-day family vacation, you will find something to please everyone. Zip line through the trees to please your adventurous son or horseback ride on the beach to appease your children’s storybook dreams. Trek through monkey-ridden jungles and dive into a coral decorated seafloor. From whale watching to bird watching you will find the blissful pleasure of a happy family on this seamlessly immersive paradise.

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Couple on the beach in the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica
A Perfect Romantic Getaway to Costa Rica

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

The moonlight reflects off of the Pacific Ocean. The current sweeps across the soft beach. The aroma of refreshing lemon zest drifts in the breeze. This is only a taste of the romantic luxury in Costa Rica. Each day is tailored to your wish, centered on the fabulous flavors and unique wildlife spread throughout the countryside. The landscape rises and falls with mountains and active volcanoes. The rainforest blocks out the sky and offers hidden waterfalls for you to discover. When you combine decadent food, fabulous luxuries, and unparalleled romance, you find captivating Costa Rica.

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Natural thermal mineral springs at Tabacon Resort and Spa in Costa Rica
Best of Costa Rica Vacation: Relaxation & Adventure

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Experience rugged jungles, pristine beaches, and the surprising luxuries found deep in nature during your custom tailored best-of Costa Rica tour. The idyllic destination combines fascinating adventure with relaxing comforts alongside access to spectacular adventures that send you deep into the untamed wilderness. Whether flying on a zip-line, kayaking a secluded estuary, or wandering through the cloud forest canopy on aerial bridges, your spectacular Costa Rica vacation will embrace discovery through the excellence of eco-tourism while you search for spider monkeys or lounge on powdery white sands.

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