Costa Rica is a thrill seeker's dream. With so many diverse ecosystems and terrains, it is the perfect adventure playground. With hiking, horse riding, snorkelling, rafting, zip lining, and surfing, there really is something for everyone. With so much variety on offer, we’ve helped you out and narrowed down our top five adventure activities to help you get out and explore the country’s natural wonders...
As the eco-and-adventure tourism capital of Costa Rica, it’s no surprise the country hosts a dizzying array of national parks. From hiking adventures to white water rafting, wildlife encounters and stunning vistas – there’s a National Park to suit everyone. Below are the top five National Parks that cover the highlights of Costa Rica and allow you to get under the skin of this magnificent country.
Costa Rica is regarded as one of the safest, friendliest, most diverse and exotic destinations in the world. And if that wasn’t enough to highlight its family appeal, it is now also possible to fly direct from London with British airways, making it also easily accessible. Here, Imagine Latin America round up five the best family friendly properties in the country to get you started:
Home to more than 600 miles of unspoiled tropical beaches, which span two contrasting coasts - the Pacific and Caribbean – beach holidays here are as varied as you can get. Knowing where to start is tough, and so the guys on the Imagine Latin America team have picked out their top ten beaches to get you started:
El Remanso Lodge
Corcovado and Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge is a stunning eco-lodge on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. A stylish base for families or couples wanting to explore one of the world's most pristine rainforests. El Remanso is a special place and we think you’ll love it.
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Set among 185 acres of pristine rainforest on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, El Remanso is a small, owner-operated eco-lodge offering 12 simple yet incredibly stylish cabins and suites, along with a separate four-bedroom villa suitable for larger groups and families. It’s a bumpy ride to get here, but well worth it. If you love the idea of being cut off from the outside world, then we think you’ll adore it here. In line with El Remanso’s ecological policies, the accommodations are built from beautiful tropical hardwoods, all of which come from fallen timber from the lodge’s private nature reserve. Most are semi-open to the air, and a feeling of warmth is created by the use of hardwoods for the furniture. A hot-water shower is separated from the rest of the cabin by a beautiful stucco wall and offers great views of the tropical gardens, the forest and the ocean. All have a porch or deck, where you can sit or swing for hours in your hammock, watching the bird life or the wild monkeys climbing in the nearby trees, and listening to the jungle orchestra.
You will be served a variety of tasty, fresh food from the lodge restaurant. On-staff naturalists and guides help you get to know the local flora and fauna, and the staff and delightfully helpful and friendly. The property includes an extensive trail system, which lets you discover the magic of the primary rainforest and observe the abundant wildlife surrounding the lodge, and the observant hiker can spot sloths, kinkajous, eagles, toucans and parrots, even perhaps a jaguar or an ocelot. Beyond the forest is a near-deserted beach, where you can explore tide pools, take a dip, or just relax on the sand.
A wide variety of activities can be enjoyed at El Remanso, and the highly knowledgeable guides will help you enjoy thrilling waterfall rappelling, early-morning bird-watching, interpretative jungle hikes or a canopy tree platform tour, while away from the lodge excursions such as dolphin-watching in Golfo Dulce, horseback rides through the rainforest and beach, surfing on the famous Matapalo breaks or hiking on a day tour in Corcovado National Park can all easily be arranged.
When to go
From May to December it's the 'green season' when it rains more than the rest of the year, it can sometimes rain for 3 days in a row. However, this is rainforest and walking in the rain doesn't ruin the experience. October is the wettest month, the creeks rise and roads can be impassable. There are few people staying at Lapa Rios, though, so it’s much more intimate. January to April are the drier months, when it’s idyllic here. The busiest time of year is the second half of December, when you need to book well in advance.
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