Costa Rica

Costa Rica Luxury Vacations

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San José: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
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Travel to Costa Rica with A&K

Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, and nothing could ring truer of this Central American country. Costa Rica boasts astounding biological diversity and landscapes of active volcanoes, cloud forests, sparkling beaches and tropical rainforests. An A&K Costa Rica luxury vacation makes the most of the country's natural beauty, with days filled with eco-friendly adventures and tranquil evenings spent in Costa Rica's best lodges.

On an A&K Costa Rica luxury vacation, learn about the region of Monteverde — home to Costa Rica's lush Cloud Forest Reserve — at a private reception. More than 400 bird species and 1,500 plant species thrive in the Cloud Forest, which you discover in the company of an expert naturalist. Explore Costa Rica's Arenal region from 15 hanging bridges suspended above the trees and enjoy a breathtaking view of the active Arenal Volcano from your hotel. In Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, explore Tortuguero's wildlife-rich canals by boat and the nesting sites of one of the world's most endangered species, the Atlantic green sea turtle.

Costa Rica is also a fantastic travel choice for families. On an exciting A&K Family vacation, you and your loved ones kayak in Caño Palma, zip-line through a rainforest canopy in Jaco and trail wildlife such as toucan and white-faced monkey with a seasoned expert guide. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Costa Rica with A&K's luxury vacations to this verdant paradise.

Travel to the Pacuare River

Costa Rica, foliage- and wildlife-filled, is home to the Pacuare River, one of the world's top whitewater runs. It begins its journey deep within the Cordillera de Talamanca and flows more than 62 miles to the Caribbean Sea.

On an A&K Tailor Made trip, find yourself on Class II-IV rapids as you look out at the stunning scenery and navigate the challenging waters. The Pacuare is flanked by towering gorges lushly covered in vegetation. It snakes its way through primary rainforest and the cascades of pristine waterfalls. See indigenous villages, pasture lands and rough roads that crisscross over canyon walls.

Animal life in the dense rainforest is amazing to behold. Spot toucan, coati, sloth and jaguar. Watch as parrot and heron fly above, and listen to the calls of howler monkey echoing through the forest.

Trips to the Pacuare River offer both novice rafters and seasoned professionals a chance to experience the challenging rapids and unparalleled beauty of Costa Rica.

A&K’s Recommended Journeys to Costa Rica:

Costa Rica: Nature's Riches from Coast to Coast

Costa Rica: Nature’s Riches from Coast to Coast (2015)

Luxury Small Group Journeys
9 Days | From $4,195

Discover Costa Rica’s ecological wonders, as you walk above the treetop canopy on suspended bridges, learn coffee growing techniques on a working plantation and ride a zipline through the rainforest.

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Russia: Treasures of the Tsars

Family Costa Rica (2015)

Luxury Small Group Journeys
7 Days | From $3,195

Fly through the rainforest on a thrilling zipline adventure, explore the lagoons of Tortuguero National Park in search of native wildlife, kayak through a flooded forest and view the Arenal volcano.

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