A small country blessed with overwhelming natural beauty and a wide variety of indigenous wildlife, the green territory of Costa Rica is half the size of the state of Kentucky – but it’s not lacking in any way! The wonderful tropical weather beckons you to Costa Rica, where a wide spectrum of microclimates means you can be tanning on the beach in the morning and walking in the rain forest that same afternoon! This trip to Guanacaste is the perfect way to experience paradise, with exciting outdoor adventures and a luxurious resort to which you can retreat at the end of your sun-soaked days.

Experience a Costa Rican hacienda style resort set in rustic luxury at the beachfront JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort. Featuring the largest pool in Central America and a spectacular spa, and ranked among the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine, this resort is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rica’s nature. As a guest of the resort, you’ll be presented with a choice of three beaches, an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with a coastal layout designed by Mike Young. You’ll find a laid back “pura vida” atmosphere in the restaurants and bars in the town of Tamarindo, just five miles away.

Experience the overwhelming beauty of Costa Rica’s natural habitats and wildlife with adventures that will have you swinging from the treetops, or hanging ten on the waves! The Pinilla Canopy Tour, set in San Jose de Pinilla, is sure to be an exhilarating adventure! Your adrenaline will be pumping as you fly through the forest, reaching an altitude as high as 75 feet, taking in breathtaking views of this lush oasis. Admire the flora and fauna, birds, monkeys and reptiles as you learn about the tropical dry forest. Or take to the ocean with trained surf instructors who will provide safety tips and coach you through the sport – all with a sense of humor! You’ll be standing and surfing a wave in your first lesson, and all you need is the ability to swim and have a good time!

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