Take an epic road trip through Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes on this 15-day self-drive adventure. Starting in the capital of San José, you'll drive from the sapphire rivers of Río Celeste to the lush lowlands of Boca Tapada, tour the farms and forests of Sarapiquí, and head for the Talamanca Mountains to birdwatch in Quetzales National Park. Then make your way to Uvita to unwind on the beaches of the southern Pacific coast, exploring the protected seas and rich marine life of Marino Ballena National Park.
Green World Adventures
We are GWA, a Costa Rican boutique tour operator. Our values and qualities are what make us unique and ensure that we always provide a high-quality, personalized service.
We focus on providing attentive customer service and offering innovative trips that are designed according to the preferences of our travelers. We always strive to ensure the complete satisfaction for each of our clients and we are committed to offering sustainable services that respect the environment and the local populations.
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Explore Costa Rica off the beaten path on this family-friendly 8-day itinerary. Start with some rainforest adventure as you hike to waterfalls and volcanoes in Arenal and zipline through the forest canopy in Guapiles. Then shift gears and head to the pristine Nicoya Peninsula, where you'll relax on golden beaches, snorkel the coral reefs of Tortuga Island, and spot dolphins, sea turtles, macaws, and monkeys at the Curu Wildlife Reserve.
Escape to the lush rainforests and blissful beaches of northwest Costa Rica on this relaxing 5-day itinerary. Explore pristine cloud forests and brilliant blue rivers in the Río Celeste area, then transfer to the coast, where the white sands and crystalline waters of Playa Conchal beckon. With a perfect blend of laidback activities and lots of downtime, this quick Costa Rican getaway is sure to recharge your batteries.
Home to over 900 rare and resplendent species, Costa Rica is a paradise for bird lovers. Visit three distinct ecosystems and experience unforgettable guided birdwatching excursions on this 6-day itinerary. Hike past parrots and toucans in the volcanic jungles of Arenal, search for the iconic quetzal in the lush Monteverde Cloud Forest, then head to the coast to spot flocks of scarlet macaws in the biodiverse eden of Carara National Park.
Discover northern Costa Rica's lush cloud forests and pristine beaches on this active 11-day adventure. After a day spent in the capital of San José, you’ll transfer to San Ramón for two nights at an eco-lodge deep inside a private nature reserve. Visit Arenal to explore the rainforest canopy and hike to the famous volcano, then head to Monteverde to horseback ride through rare cloud forests and tour coffee and chocolate farms. End on the beach in the quiet surf town of Jacó, where you’ll embark on guided hikes to see monkeys and macaws in Manuel Antonio and Carara national parks.
This 13-day trip is packed with the best that Costa Rica's nature has to offer: volcanoes, cloud forests, coastlines, and more. You'll start in Poas to see the Tenorio Volcano and visit the La Paz Waterfall, then continue north to Arenal for a look at the iconic volcano and a chance to learn about coffee and chocolate production. Continue to Rio Celeste to see the spectacular blue water for yourself, then end your trip in Monteverde and Manual Antonio for sunny beaches and wildlife walks.
Recent Trip Reviews for Green World Adventures
What a beautiful country filled with the nice... · Costa Rica - Dec 17 - Dec 25, 2021
What a beautiful country filled with the nicest people on the planet! Diego helped our family plan a memorable trip to Costa Rica. We trekked through the rainforest, swam in the waterfalls at La Paz, zipped lined for forever (terrifying but incredible), walked around the Arenal Volcano and ended that day at the Tabacon Hot Springs (so awesome). Our last three days were at Samara where we swam, kayaked and snorkeled on the most beautiful beach (Playa Carrillo). Our guides along the way--... read more
Best Vacation Ever! · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2022
Our 14 day trip to Costa Rica was the best vacation we have ever had! Diego planned a trip that had a perfect balance of fun, adventure, relaxation, beauty, and learning! He was very easy to work with during the planning stages - and very kind and affable. Diego was also very accessible and responsive during the trip. I would highly recommend KimKim for planning your next trip and for working with Diego if your plans take you to the incredible country of Costa Rica!
This was just an overall incredible experienc... · Costa Rica - Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2021
This was just an overall incredible experience for us. Diego really listened and set up an extraordinary 7 day trip for our family. It was an outstanding blend of fun, culture, relaxation, and excitement.
There was one little hic-up with one of the drivers, but Diego and the team responded very quickly... we didn't miss anything.
My 7 year old daughter could not have enjoyed it more. We'll be going back and will trust Diego with all our plans.
The Best Honeymoon Ever · Costa Rica - Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2021
We trusted Alberto, Diego (with GWA, who will be one of your main contacts once you're in CR), and KimKim as a whole with our honeymoon, and they knocked it out of the park. Booking everything was seamless, as we were able to adjust lodging and activities to fit our desired budget and pacing of the trip. Alberto was exceptionally responsive and accurate with his information. Every tour guide, every transfer/ride, and every hotel/resort were exactly what we'd hoped for. We ended up with the... read more
Just terrific! · Costa Rica - Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021
Costa Rica is a true tropical paradise with an incredible flora and fauna. Our trip was filled with endless breathtaking views and experiences. And the people were incredibly friendly, courteous and helpful. Thank you so much to Alberto, all of our guides and drivers, and Kimkim for making our trip to Costa Rica so well-planned and smooth. Everything went according to plan. The communication with Alberto was without any problems, and he came up with a really nice itinerary for us after two... read more
One of the most authentic places i have ever stayed · Costa Rica - Nov 11 - Nov 16, 2021
The trip was great, we stayed at amazing hotels and had very good activities in general.
We stayed in an absolutely beautiful treehouse that was chosen by Diego.
I think the follow-up during the trip could have been better, and the details in the trip guide were not as accurate, for example, in one activity that included swimming it wasn't stated that we should have brought swimming suit!
Amazing trip to Costa Rica! Easy, fun and beautiful · Costa Rica - Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2021
Thank you so much to the kimkim team and Alberto for organizing such an amazing trip to Costa Rica! We got to go to 3 amazing and beautiful areas ( Fortuna, Monteverde and Playa Carillo) and try a number of fun and exciting activities. Transports, transfers and activities were extremely organized and easy. We loved Rob our hilarious guide for the Pacuare river rafting and 1968 hiking tour in Arenal with Hansel through Desafio - just incredible. Playa Carillo was gorgeous and not crowded. We... read more
Everything was amazing !! From our drivers, t... · Costa Rica - Oct 15 - Oct 23, 2021
Everything was amazing !! From our drivers, to food, to the resorts, excursions, etc. everything was perfectly scheduled and prompt. Thank you!!!
Great Trip! · Costa Rica - Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2021
This is my first time using KimKim. I was a little hesitant at first, but once I filled out the questionnaire and got matched with Green World Travel, we were in good hands. Our specialist was Diego and he was fantastic. He was very quick to respond to all of our questions and comments. The itinerary he planned for us flowed very nicely and all the activities were great. Starting off with our driver who picked us up from the airport Felipe. Felipe was great! We had a 3 hour car ride to... read more
Diego and GWA were fantastic! · Costa Rica - Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2021
Diego and Green World Adventures did a great job helping us plan our honeymoon. We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica and Diego tailored our itinerary to exactly what we were looking for. In the process he was helpful in giving us all the information we needed to optimize our trip/timing and avoid travel pitfalls. He also coordinated all of our transportation and found amazing accommodations that were within our budget. During our travel we felt well supported and assured without the hassle... read more
Overall, a terrific trip to Costa Rica, arran... · Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 30, 2021
Overall, a terrific trip to Costa Rica, arranged by Alberto.
Diego at GWA was fantastic and helped on the couple of times we needed his assistance.
Only issue was a "no-show" for one of our activities when it had to be re-scheduled due to weather and Diego worked wonders to find a new guide and complete our activity.
Perfect itinerary! · Costa Rica - Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2021
It was the perfect itinerary! Mix of exciting and relaxing activities! It all even worked out with the weather. Amazing trip.
Costa Rica was beautiful and we did so many g... · Costa Rica - Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2021
Costa Rica was beautiful and we did so many great activities ,and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Diego! Thanks again!
Costa Rica - Arenal, Monteverde, Manual Antonio Trip Planned by Diego · Costa Rica - Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2021
We had a fantastic trip to Costa Rica planned by Diego. He stayed within budget yet was able to get us into very desirable locations. He was very responsive when we had questions/concerns. All the locations we stayed at were great for our family of 5. Every guide was on time and were all very professional and courteous.
Our first stop was Arenal at the Los Lagos resort where we had a tour with Marcos of La Fortuna falls and Arenal. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and pulled... read more
Our Flawless Costa Rican Vacation · Costa Rica - Feb 26 - Mar 18, 2021
Diego was amazing! We told him who we were (old but not dead) and what we wanted (more forest than beach) and he listened. His plan was a 21-day drive and stay adventure that was perfect for us. Going on a great adventure means (safely) getting out of your comfort zone – anxiety without harm. Some of the roads were narrow, steep, and twisty, but traveled without incident and minimal held breaths. The fifteen-minute walk alone through the dark forest to our Treehouse was full of... read more
Highly recommend Green World Adventures and kimkim.com travel! · Costa Rica - Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2020
We recently used kimkim.com for our recent 11-day trip in late February/early March, 2020 to Costa Rica. Alberto Molina, the local specialist, was really easy to work with and easy to contact with any questions. A few days into our trip, we had a few questions and Karol with Green World Adventures, and she was very quick to get back with us. She helped us several times during our trip and adjusted our tours when we had questions. She was always handy and helpful.
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