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...
San Jose – The Comforts of Costa Rica
San Jose is a city akin to its surrounding volcanic landscape. The passion and charm simmers beneath a façade of bustling activity. Locals course through Avenida Central and enjoy the elegant window displays. The clock tower ticks away the hours in its classic décor, from the metal framework that supports the clock, to the lion heads that spout water into the fountain base. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and soon you find yourself in a quaint colonial mansion that harkens back to the days of the Costa Rican coffee barons.
The exterior is decorated with rich color and ornate wood carved panels that sweep across the risen porch. Costa Rica cuisine is famous for being fresh and locally sourced. The Central Market encompasses an entire square block, filled with over 200 stalls, restaurants, and shops. Fruit stands and cevicherias offer bright and fresh dishes. The sweet aroma of passion fruit drifts around the walkways and mixes with a zesty lime citrus. The Grano de Oro Restaurant is both causal and elegant. The European styled cuisine is heavily influenced by Costa Rica’s flavors and local offerings, from the seafood to the vegetables. One taste of the Costa Rican sea bass coated with toasted macadamias and drizzled with a light orange sauce, and you will understand how enchanting the country can be.
Central Valley – Inside the Central Valley
Palo Verde National Park – The Wetland Sanctuary
Nicoya Peninsula – The Look of the Water
Nicoya Peninsula – When The Waterfalls
Nicoya Peninsula – Romancing the Water
Nicoya Peninsula – Getting to Know the Wild
San Jose – Lingering Images
- Explore the favored cuisine of Costa Rica, from traditional dishes to the unique combinations created by inventive, celebrated chefs
- Visit exceptional plantations around the Central Valley, which offer tastes of award-winning chocolate and coffee
- Indulge in the immaculate beaches around Nicoya Peninsula
- Explore the countryside in search of sensual waterfalls and stunning wildlife
- Discover the vibrant colors beneath the sea on a catamaran tour near Nicoya Peninsula
The splendor of Costa Rica sweeps through the rain-forest canopy and lives beneath the surface of the sea. The locals are friendly, the landscape is pure, and the wildlife is vibrant. The natural beauty of the country combines with the ingenuity of locals and chefs alike to create enticing flavors that add to the spectacular scenery. On this 8-day vacation you will find the comforts of remarkable resorts as you taste your way through the Central Valley and Nicoya Peninsula. Sample decadent chocolates and dine on fresh seafood. Watch the coastline from your bedroom and sip on divinely pressed Costa Rican coffee. The only way to enhance an already luxurious romance is with the addition of enchanting local cuisine.
Begin your vacation with your arrival in San Jose, the largest city in all of Costa Rica. People from all over the country have congregated in the capital, which has created an opportunity for the variety of cuisine to amalgamate and develop with time. On the outskirts of the city you will find the expansive fields of various crops, from coffee to sugar, and even cacao. Sample the sensual flavors of the cacao plantation after touring the fabulous grounds.
Transfer to Liberia and continue onwards to Palo Verde National Park. The conservation area is home to an eclectic grouping of ecosystems that offers you a spectacular view of the wildlife and landscape on a boat tour. Once in Nicoya Peninsula you will settle into the remarkable Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Enjoy a meal at a local favorite, El Sano Banano, which will give you a greater appreciation for to the tremendous Costa Rica cuisine. Traverse the meandering trails around the beach side.
Each trail takes you through the rain-forest where you can witness a variety of flora and fauna, along with time to relax near scenic waterfalls. Spend time rejuvenating on the wonderful beach. Enjoy a catamaran tour to Tortuga Island or soar through the trees on a zip line excursion. Enjoy a horseback ride with your lover on the coast or follow a naturalist guide through Curú Wildlife Refuge. A private transfer will take you to Tambor Airport for your flight to San Jose where you continue onwards towards home.
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