Consider some of the best days of your life—and include this week in Costa Rica. You'll bike amid enchanting scenery. Soak in hot springs, hike in a tropical dry forest, bliss out on a beach and marvel at that majestic volcano. Love those papaya batidos. Be greeted by howler monkeys! Six incredible days that will never be forgotten.
1 Meet our longtime local friends, who introduce you to the pura vida lifestyle that defines the Tico culture Ride on undulating roads through rain forests, over rivers, past fruit groves and small farming hamlets Clouds willing, the views of Arenal Volcano will be impressive! Mango con leche, anyone? Cool off with a refreshing fruit drink in La Fortuna.
2 Take in views of majestic Arenal Volcano on a boat ride across Lake Arenal Pedal part of the Vuelta del Lago bike race route—at your own pace, of course Sweet music to your ears? Listen for the call of howler monkeys as you venture across a network of hanging bridges high in the rain forest canopy Rejuvenate in hot springs amid palms, bromeliads and ferns.
3 Pedal rolling roads flanked by papaya, pineapple and yucca plantations Hop off the saddle to explore a local art gallery The afternoon is yours to do as you choose—more biking, a zip-line adventure through the jungle canopy or a visit to the spa, perhaps?
4-6 A scenic flight whisks us to the Nicoya Peninsula Pedal through the province of Guanacaste, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Gulf of Nicoya Enjoy ocean breezes on a private boat ride to Bahia Ballena Ride to Curú Biological Reserve, keeping your eyes open for scarlet macaws and spider monkeys Savor the relaxed pace of Tico time: bask by the spring-fed swimming pool, hike through a tropical dry forest, do some yoga—or find your very own pura vida on the beach.