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Costa Rica Escapes

Costa Rica Explorations & Escapes uses it's developed, local relationships and extensive expertise to create unique travel experiences. We are a full-service, boutique, Costa Rica vacation itinerary provider with offices in both the US & Costa Rica. Costa Rica Escapes has built an expansive network of quality-focused, local partners made up of similar, boutique-style outfitters and properties. These proven partners allow us to provide our travelers with an unforgettable, customized travel experience throughout Costa Rica. We definitely expose our travelers to the more popular & well-known destinations, but we always avoid the large crowds. We like to expand our traveler's knowledge by educating them and encouraging them to venture off-the-beaten-path to visit the lesser-developed areas of the country. We offer our travelers creative options for their trips to make their trip special. We have a wide collection of hand-selected, upscale properties that we use throughout the country. Our travelers can also choose to stay in an authentic "homestay" or private homestay house rental where they are able to interact and live with a Tico Family in a natural environment. We host multi-day, white-water rafting excursions, private mountain biking or canyoning adventure, as well as service projects, and organic farm tours. We seek unique adventures and have found a great deal of success exploring the southern regions on both sides of the country like the Pacuare River, the Osa Peninsula, and Southern Caribbean Coast.

Featured trips & expertise

Beautiful Rio Celeste in Tenorio National Park
Best of Costa Rica - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary includes almost all of Costa Rica's signature destinations. Experience zip-lining, nature hikes, and more while surrounding yourself with some of Central America's most beautiful landscapes.

Arenal Volcano
Family-Friendly Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Park- 9 Days

Fun for the whole family, this itinerary covers two of Costa Rica's most famous areas. Arenal and Manuel Antonio are some of the best representations of Costa Rica; Arenal area features one of the most famous volcanos in the country, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, while Manuel Antonio National Park is renown for its white sandy beaches and vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife.

Whitewater rafting down the Pacuare river
Costa Rica Adventure: Whitewater, Beaches & Volcanos - 8 Days

Explore Costa Rica's amazing natural scenery through a thrilling series of activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, and more. This tour will take you to a wide range of coasts, jungles, and rivers, all while keeping your adrenaline pumping.

Costa Rica Essentials: Self-Drive Tour - 14 Days

In this two-week tour, you can experience Costa Rica's main attractions as well as its lesser-known marvels. Drive along coasts, rainforest roads, and hills to discover the natural sights that make Costa Rica the most visited country in Central America.

Storm clouds over Arenal volcano
Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches

With a mix of rugged jungles, active volcanoes and world-class beaches, Costa Rica offers some of the best natural sights and experiences in the world, all conveniently packed into one territory. Almost a quarter of the land is preserved within national parks, allowing a wide range of animals and plants to flourish, making Costa Rica an ideal destination for ecotourism. With this itinerary, you'll discover the best attractions Costa Rica has to offer in just a week.