Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. In short, it’s a country where people can easily find their own true bliss.
Nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. Exploring these ecological wonders is an exhilarating delight for the senses. Watch as exotic birds take wing in all their multi-colored glory. Smell the scent of orchids growing wild in the lush and magnificent cloud forests. Hear the call of the howler monkey as it lazily swings across the verdant canopy.
For the adventuresome, there’s hiking around majestic Arenal volcano as it explodes in a regular fiery splendor. For the wildlife lover, there’s Tortuguero National Park, where the beguiling sea turtle slowly makes its way to the sea. And for the sporty, there are the shimmering blue waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean, where surfing, fishing and snorkeling will fill endless sun-drenched days.
The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people. Warm and gracious, they unveil a captivating culture of music, art, crafts and cuisine that will enchant, entertain and enliven you.
Easy Escapes Costa Rica Get-a-ways Collection
Adventure Packages, Beach Vacations, Birding Tours, Ecology Tours, Family Vacations, Honeymoon Vacations, Jungle Packages. We also offer a fully escorted 3 to 10 day Costa Rica itineraries.
Guanacaste Beach Escapes
Along the North Pacific Coast, Guanacaste boasts a 100 miles of beautiful beaches including Ocotal, Tamarindo, Coco, Panama, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero, and Prieta. Guanacaste is also home to world-class diving and sport fishing and offers numerous optional tours to several exotic, sprawling national parks, in addition to Arenal and Monteverde. Conchal and Flamingo Beaches: Paradisiacal white-sand beaches. Tamarindo: has all the amenities of a Costa Rican beach town: surf, sand, and sun. A multi-cultural community, Tamarindo boasts several bakeries, an outdoors vegetable market and more than 40 restaurants. Ideal for: honeymoons and weddings, couples, families, and wonderfully suited to eco-adventures. Gulf of Papagayo’s extraordinarily beautiful warm-water beaches will make of your visit a wonderful experience: the friendly Panama Beach in Culebra Bay - one of the best swimming places of the area; the gently curving, quieter Hermosa Beach; Del Coco Beach - a scuba diving center with more nightlife than most beaches on the peninsula; and the small Ocotal Beach - which is the quietest.
Jaco Beach & Vicinity Escapes
Jaco Beach, often frequented by surfers who hit the waves with unparalleled enthusiasm, is the place to go when looking for smooth sand and laid-back casual atmosphere. Jaco has something of a reputation as a 'party beach' - especially during the dry season, frequently visited by young people and vacation-package visitors. After the dryness of Guanacaste, this is the first beach on the Pacific coast to have a tropical feel.
Manuel Antonio - Quepos Escapes
Quepos boasts one of Costa Rica's most beautiful national parks, Manuel Antonio. The park runs along spectacular white-sand beaches, with large stony islands off the shore serving as sanctuaries to several species of marine birds. A thick tropical jungle runs along the beaches. For active travelers, sportfishing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, river rafting, jungle trekking, and birding at Manuel Antonio are all available. It can be reached by road or by regular air service from San Jose.
San Jose City Escapes
This is the capital of the country and the economic, administrative, and political heart of Costa Rica. San Jose serves as a transfer point to other regions in Costa Rica. The town offers attractions such as: the National Museum, the del Jade Museum and the Oro Precolombino Museum. It's also ideal for quick vacation organized tours around to several nearby attractions. This way you can see and enjoy the natural wonders of Costa Rica but have a more cosmopolitan experience al night.
Tambor Beach & Vicinity Escapes
Tambor, slightly off the beaten track, is a great beach to get away from it all, a long hard packed brown sandy beach with a rough surf, it is a great walking beach with a dramatic backdrop. Palm trees and open spaces. Not far from Tambor is Malpais a great surfing beach. And 40 m from Tambor is Santa Teresa Beach, home of Flor Blanca Resort. Located on the southern end of the Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, this long beach is protected by the Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) - the largest bay on the southern peninsula coastline. Tambor is a perfect spot to enjoy the beach or visit Tortuga Island. Its calm waters are safe for swimming, and whales are sometimes sighted in the bay.
Tortuguero National Park is located about 50 miles north of Limon. No roads are extended to this area, so the park and the small town are accessed by boat or by aircraft. Located on 46,815 acres, the canals running through it offer the opportunity for observing tropical rainforest and aquatic species, as well as 22-mile stretch of beach which is a nesting site for sea turtles.
Puerto Viejo - Limon Escapes
Do not expect modern high-rises here, or even a/c or phones in rooms, what you will get are golden pristine beaches with coral reefs, as well as rainforest reserves. The best time to find calm water conditions is between August and October. The town of Puerto Viejo is magical and even mystical with rustic elegant lodges that blend with nature and one of the most beautiful beaches of the coast and with more influence of the local Bribri indigenous culture. Here, you can find the best surfing of this coast. The mixture of black and indigenous cultures is very interesting: you can buy Bibri handicrafts and listen to raggae or calypso music. Puerto Limon is a popular cruise port and longtime fishermen's heaven. A number of fishing lodges stretch out along the Tortuguero Canal, where the 47,000-acre Tortuguero National Park is known for its abundant and endangered wildlife.