In August 2017, you don’t have to go all the way to East Africa or a South American rainforest to experience a unique wildlife and nature safari. Join Nicole Wineland-Thomson, Owner and Director of Programming as you visit Costa Rica, a tropical paradise rich with National Parks, ecosystems, and wildlife!
Only 3½ hours south of Houston is Costa Rica, a tranquil little country that has all the ingredients for exotic adventure travel: mighty rivers, lush rainforests and jungles, volcanoes, and steamy hot springs. This country's landscapes have the topographical variations of an entire continent - in miniature - with pristine Pacific beaches, Caribbean coastal banana plantations, acres and acres of coffee trees, incredible National Parks, hot tropical jungles, frosty cloud forests, volcanoes (at least three of them active), canals, rivers, and three mountain ranges.
Taking advantage of the plethora of active outdoor adventure activities in this diverse destination, you’ll go whitewater rafting on the Sarapiqui River, horseback ride (or hike) to a gushing waterfall, explore Costa Rica's rainforests on a canopy tour by zip line, relax in hot spring pools, enjoy a massage or spa treatment, float through a canyon by inner tube, and visit the Arenal Volcano area.
Sea kayak the lagoons and jungle waterways of Tortuguero National Park, called the "Venice" of the rainforest, and the most biologically diverse park in Costa Rica. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy and in the evening, walk to the ocean with headlamps to see these giant sea turtles nesting!
Traveling to Guanacaste in Costa Rica's Northwestern Province, you'll explore a dry tropical rainforest and white sand beaches, while you stay on a 600-acre private reserve featuring thermal canyons and hot springs of varying temperatures, hanging bridges, and views of ancient volcanoes. At a rainforest ranch, learn about cacao and how to make chocolate, and enjoy a meal made with locally grown, organic produce.
Throughout your travels in Costa Rica, stay in first-class hotels, extremely comfortable lodges, beautiful resorts, and eat local cuisine that is both fresh and delicious!
Join AdventureWomen in August 2017 for one of our greatest adventures in Central America surrounded by flora and fauna and full of active outdoor fun. When you consider the natural beauty of this country, the gracious people who live there, and the assortment of exciting activities we have planned for you, you’ll see why this Costa Rican adventure vacation is REALLY HARD TO BEAT!!
- Stay in luxury hot springs resorts, hotels, bungalows, and rainforest lodges.
- Experience an exciting array of activities, including canopy ziplining, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, hiking, tubing, and spa activities.
- Explore and stay in Tortuguero National Park and learn about the nesting green sea turtles.
- View some of Costa Rica’s 12,000 plant varieties, 237 species of mammals, 850 species of birds, and more butterflies than Africa!
- Discover the Guanacaste region of dry tropical rainforest and the spectacular 600-acre private reserve at Rio Perdido.
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruising
- Canopy Ziplining
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Springs
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Sea Kayaking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Wildlife Viewing