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Backroads Costa Rica trip


July 2014
A Better Way to See the World
Pura Vida Holidays


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  Backroads 35 anniversary"Both of our kids asked to do another Backroads trip within a day of the trip ending—I don't think there is a better endorsement."
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  Dear Traveler,

There's still space available on select Costa Rica Multisport departures this December—but these trips fill fast. With our legendary blend of logistical expertise and superlative support, it's easy to turn your family's holiday dreams into reality so lock in your December holiday plans today.

Glorious in any season, Costa Rica's beautiful beaches, wildlife-rich jungles and laid-back pura vida lifestyle offer an especially appealing family escape over the winter holidays. Come join the fun! You'll bike, hike, raft, kayak, swim and zip-line your way from rain forest, to river to sun-soaked sand. There are cool animals to discover (think monkeys, sloths and iguanas), colorful birds to spot (bet you'll see a toucan or two), hidden hot springs, waterfalls, and welcoming kid-friendly hotels with awesome swimming pools. And at every turn, you'll have the satisfaction of seeing your kids broaden their horizons while having the time of their lives!

Give us a call at 800-462-2848; open daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT. Or visit us at www.backroads.com.

We hope to see you and your crew out there!

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Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager & mother of two
with Backroads for 24 years

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Costa Rica Multisport: Adventures in Paradise from Arenal Volcano to the Pacific Coast
• Bike along Lake Arenal and gaze at majestic Arenal Volcano
• Soak in hot springs hidden in a rain forest oasis
• White-water raft the Río Savegre, one Central America's most pristine rivers
• Meet experts who intimately know the country's incredible flora and fauna
• Kids paint their own Boruca masks with an indigenous artist

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Costa Rica Multisport: Wildlife Encounters on the Pacific Coast & Nicoya Peninsula
• A perfect line-up of activities makes for great family adventures throughout the country
• Spot amazing wildlife—sloths, monkeys, lizards and more—at Manuel Antonio National Park
• White-water raft on Río Savegre, one of Central America's most pristine rivers
• Sublime white-sand beaches great for swimming and surfing
• Kid-inspired fun—and possibly pick-up soccer with local niños—at an arts cooperative

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Costa Rica Multisport: From the Cloud Forest to Arenal Volcano & the Pacific Coast
• Manuel Antonio National Park's wealth of wildlife: monkeys, lizards, sloths, kingfishers and more
• Bike rolling paved roads flanked by plantations of papaya, sugarcane and yucca to La Fortuna, nestled near the foot of Arenal Volcano
• Sea-kayak across a bay to a beautiful remote beach
• Kids paint their own Boruca masks with an indigenous artist
• Befriend furry and feathery critters at a wildlife rescue center

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