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Costa Rica Multisport

Costa Rica, Central America

from $3,398* per person 6 Days December
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • San jose airport, alajuela, costa rica
  • Active & Adventure trips
What's the best way to experience Costa Rica? May we suggest: mountain biking, jungle hiking, surfing, Class III river rafting, toucan and oropendola watching, howler monkey spotting, blue morpho butterfly viewing, fresh pineapple tasting, Costa Rican coffee sipping, Pacific breeze feeling, national park strolling, the day's catch indulging, breathtaking vista gazing and deep deep sleeping. But that's just a suggestion.

    A perfect line-up of activities make for great adventures throughout the country
    Spot wonderful wildlife (sloths, monkeys, lizards and more) in Manuel Antonio National Park
    White-water rafting on the Río Savegre, one of Central America's most pristine rivers
    Sublime white-sand beaches great for swimming and surfing
    The secluded Punta Islita hotel, an Andrew Harper favorite

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Costa Rica, Central America

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Day 1 A perfect lineup of activities makes for great adventures throughout the country  Fly to the Pacific coast, then bike through lush farmland and quiet villages outside bustling Quepos.

Days 2-3 Spot a wealth of wildlife with a local naturalist in Manuel Antonio National Park, from monkeys, lizards and iguanas to butterflies and toucans Craving a new perspective? Opt to kayak, horseback ride or take a zip-line tour In the beautiful Savegre Valley, a Tico family invites us home for lunch - homemade casado anyone? Hike through the rain forest and teak plantations, stopping to visit a community project and cool off in a hidden cascade-fed swimming hole.

Day 4 White-water rafting on the Río Savegre, one of Central America's most pristine rivers After a scenic flight to the Nicoya Peninsula, pedal quiet roads past sabañeros (cowboys) tending their cattle and farmers working their fields.

Days 5-6 Secluded Punta Islita hotel, an Andrew Harper favorite, set on a sublime white-sand beach View works by Costa Rican and international artists at Latin America's first open-air museum - a great spot to buy local crafts Time by the pool, at the spa, on the trail or on a surfboard? Up to you Swap stories during a fresh seafood feast.

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