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    • HONEYMOON
    • COSTA RICA  Though gaining in popularity, Costa Rica remains one of the "best kept secrets" of vacation destinations. Though it's only as big as West Virginia, there are few places in the world that compare for the sheer magnitude of its bio-diversity. Twelve major life zones provide refuge for over 10,000 kinds of flowering plants, 850 bird species, 3,000 butterfly species, and 209 mammal species! Active volcanoes, rainforests, cloud forests, lowland jungles, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and tranquil Caribbean beaches ramble across seven provinces. Thirty percent of the land is protected by national and private reserves, which harbor more than five percent of the world's plant and animal species.  Equally fantastic are the activities - rafting, scuba diving, jungle hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. As the perfect complement to this vacation Eden, Costa Ricans (Ticos, as they call themselves) are friendly, peaceful people who welcome you to their country like a long-lost relative. Simultaneously, Costa Rica is known for the multi-ethnic pleasures of its capital, San José, and as a producer of some of the world's best coffee. Most Costa Rican vacations begin and end in the exciting capital, but it's what lies beyond that takes your breath away!
    • COSTA RICA  EC0-NATURE AREAS      Manuel Antonio: This is a small town with exquisite scenery and astounding ecological treasures. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, evergreen vegetation, an exciting mix of comfort and adventure, and popular beaches in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio was designated as a National Park in 1972, forever preserving its 1,700 acres of land, 136,000 acres of ocean, and the 109 mammal and 187 bird species that inhabit its coasts and forests. This privileged place of virgin forests, lagoons, mangroves, beaches, and 12 small islands is also crucial as a nesting and feeding ground for many sea birds. Venture along the jungle trails and come face to face with toucans, white-faced monkeys, red squirrels, three-toed sloths, and many more! Monteverde: This Cloud Forest Reserve is a village as well as a biological reserve. The Dry Season is the best time for bird-watching and any time of year visitors can enjoy art and butterfly galleries, orchid gardens, a serpentarium, horseback riding, family restaurants, pubs, craft shops, and more. The Reserve sits on the Continental Divide in the Tilarán Mountain Range and contains 8 life zones that shelter many rare species such as the brilliantly-plumed quetzal birds and the endangered gentle tapir, a relative of the horse. Nature trails let you journey safely and easily through this priceless ecosystem. Arenal Region: Facing one of the most active volcanoes of Costa Rica, this is a favorite destination for locals and tourists. Lake Arenal provides safe viewpoints of the volcanic fireworks, and the Arenal Reservoir is rich in aquatic resources and wildlife. Hiking and horseback riding are also popular. Take a self-guided tour through the botanical gardens, handicraft markets, greenhouses, rainforest nature trails, river, waterfalls, keep your eyes open for the more than 225 species of birds that populate the region, and don't forget a rejuvenating soak in the Tabacon Hot Springs. Osa Peninsula:At the top of the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park offers an extraordinary chance to get close the diversity of nature. Beside the lush flora of this rain forest reserve, there are 624 species of mammals birds, reptiles, and amphibians to meet here. Tortuguero: Great adventures await in the tropical rain forest of Tortuguero National Park. Your boat guide will lead you among a network of canals teeming with life, from howler monkeys to herons and more.
    • COSTA RICA  BEACH AREAS      Guanacaste: The largest province in Costa Rica, Guanacaste offers miles of untouched beaches on the Pacific, and is home to the relaxed beach towns of Flamingo and Tamarindo. You'll also find some of the country's finest resort hotels and best nature parks. Puntarenas: The closest beach resort to San Jose, Puntarenas features striking and unusual volcanic black sand beaches. A great starting point for day trips to the Monteverde Cloud Forest or the Gulf of Nicoya. Jaco Beach: Excellent surfing, small native style hotels, restaurants with local flair and low key entertainment are all part of the Jaco Beach experience. The area is an ideal base for exploring the Carara Biological Reserve. Tambor: You can play all day in the warm Pacific water of Tambor, set on the Southern end of the Nicoya peninsula. In fact, it's a perfect place to get off the beaten path and onto the beach! Caribbean Coast/Limon: Experience the Caribbean as it was, and as it should be...pristine beaches, waving palm trees and small quaint hotels. Don't miss the opportunity to explore at the underwater park in Cahuita.
    • COSTA RICA    The tropical weather in San José is usually temperate, with temperatures generally ranging between 70°-85° in the lowlands and 58°-76° in the elevated Central Valley, and San José, Monteverde, and Arenal. The Pacific coast is more arid and is the hottest region, with dry season temperature up in the 90s. Summer is the dry season, running from December to April and winter is the rainy season, running from May to November, though rain tends to fall only in the late afternoon or evening. Average high temperature in March is 87° F, the average low is 67° F. Spanish is the official language, but English is widely spoken in the tourist centers.
    • COSTA RICA OPTION ONE
    • HOTEL PUNTA ISLITA 5 star boutique hotel  Hotel Punta Islita is located along the sunny Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province.  Approximately 2 hour drive from Liberia airport  Hotel Punta Islita bears the engaging design of Ronald Zurcher, a prominent Costa Rican architect. The tiered layout capitalizes on the property’s hilltop setting, gazing upon Islita Beach and the namesake islet that separates from the mainland during high tide. The décor is a blend of Costa Rica’s aesthetic traditions with a splash of whimsical, emphasizing local art. 
    • HOTEL PUNTA ISLITA Features an ocean-view infinity pool set on the hillside and an additional pool with a swim-up bar located at ocean level.  Set in a tropical garden, the on-site spa offers relaxing treatments that incorporate natural Costa Rican ingredients and ancient healing rituals  Tennis courts and 9-hole golf course  On-site hiking, bird watching, howler monkey quests, cooking classes 
    • HOTEL PUNTA ISLITA  The stylish 1492 Restaurant showcases the rich textures, vibrant colors, and intense flavors of Costa Rica's culinary traditions. Fresh local and regional ingredients are playfully combined with the flair and zest that reflects Costa Rica's ethnic diversity and Guanacaste's natural exuberance. 1492 Restaurant's fifty-foot thatched palm ceiling and open layout are inspired by the architectural style of ancient native cultures for a memorable dining experience.  Borrancho Restaurant- casual beachfront restaurant serving salads, ceviche, sandwiches, pizza and fresh seafood dishes.
    • HOTEL PUNTA ISLITA  Casita Room Punta Islita’s Casitas capture the charm of a tropical beach cottage. They feature a spacious lounging area, a petite garden, a private terrace, and a refreshing plunge pool. All are outfitted with a king-sized canopy bed.  Air-conditioner and ceiling fan  Local art  Complimentary wifi 6 Nights $5,242  Hotel
    • COSTA RICA OPTION TWO
    • EL MANGROOVE    5 star boutique hotel Opening February 2014-No pictures available at this time Where man and mangrove meet with groovy inspiration, El Mangroove brings a new stature of "hot and hip" to Guanacaste. Located in Bahia Papagayo, at only 20 minutes from touch down to sand, it's the closest resort to any international airport in Costa Rica. Spanning for 18 acres and embracing 150 meters of beach front it's also ideally located at only 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco. 85 -chic suites are nestled amongst mangrove and beach front forest. A hotel surrounding a concept of barefoot luxury, it's straight up laid-back and down-right cool! Perfect mixes of wood and water alongside contemporary linear architecture, natural furnishings and subtle splashes of color make it evident that true indulgence is actually found in simplicity. This property is not only naturally inspiring but wholesomely fresh and sexy. Whether you are looking for paddle-boarding escapades or cross fit jungle training or perhaps a re- energizing kick start, in our wellness center we can accommodate it all.
    • EL MANGROOVE         130 foot pool with private cabanas Located on beach Fitness center Outdoor yoga deck Full service spa Complimentary kayaks Entertainment and poolside DJ El Mangroove is just minutes away from some of the best sports fishing, diving, surfing, and boating destinations in Costa Rica. Active volcanoes such as Rincón de la Vieja, Miravalles, Tenorio, and Arenal are accessible within a one-hour drive. The highest density of protected land in the country is located in Guanacaste, ranging from national parks to natural reserves that are world famous for their biodiversity and amazing scenery. The area offers a wide range of activities such as canopy tours, river rafting, canoeing and tubing, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, cultural activities, and more. Guests also have exclusive access to an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course just 15 minutes from El Coco.
    • EL MANGROOVE        Featuring farm-to-table and ocean-to-table cuisine, the restaurants and bars at El Mangroove offer a range of ambiances and flavors to entice all palates. Core Restaurant: Serves three meals daily and is located off the hotel lobby. Central Bar: Located within the primary restaurant, the bar area is the place to wind down the day. Beach Shack: This oceanfront beach restaurant is surrounded by sand and teak deck, making it a perfect setting for laid-back dining. Oasis: The main pool area—the largest in Guanacaste— is surrounded by coveted cabanas and private catering. Picnic menus and to-go meal boxes are also available. 24-hour room service
    • EL MANGROOVE Junior Suite Superior, Room with king size bed and sofa bed, 2 plasma TVs 42" MIDI Technology, 2 phones, one for video calling and other wireless, wireless connection, air conditioning and fan, Alarm clock, Docking station for iPad/iPhone, valet service kit, hair dryer, walking closet, mirror, safety box, mini bar, outdoor terrace, hammock, living room area.  6 Nights $5,265 
    • COSTA RICA OPTION THREE
    • CALA LUNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL 5 Star Hotel  Located on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific Coast, it is one of the countries most sought after destinations. Its main attractions include vast sandy beaches, top surf breaks, stunning sunsets, a lively town with restaurants and shops and of course many natural wonders and eco tours nearby. Tamarindo Costa Rica has many amenities including world class restaurants, supermarkets, banks, shops, post office, pharmacies, internet cafés, and even a private clinic, all within walking distance of each other. 
    • CALA LUNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL      Surrounded by tropical lush gardens, take pleasure in Costa Rica’s 365 day a year warm weather lounging in one of its idyllic cabanas or sun beds. Take a plunge in the temperate water perfect for cooling that sun kissed glow. Pool service available from La Caletta Lounge where you can enjoy everything from gourmet snacks to pool –side cocktails. A short 2 minute stroll across a jungle path you come across Langosta Beach where the soft white sand dips gently into warm Pacific waters surrounded by volcanic rocks. This semi private beach has is sprinkled with multicolored shells and one of the most ideal points to enjoy Costa Rica’s spectacular sunsets, visible year round where even the local wildlife pause to watch the golden sun sink into the rippling sea. A 10 minute walk brings you to Tamarindo beach where the shore comes to life in this bustling surf town. Outdoor yoga platform Spa Surf school
    • CALA LUNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL  Cala Moresca Restaurant    A culinary experience featuring local and organic ingredients, Costa Rican flavors and international flare. Cala Moresca restaurant features refined gourmet fusion in a romantic atmosphere of elegance with personalized service. We constantly strive to use locally and organically grown products, hardly use any processed ingredients and only serve fresh fish from artisan fishing. Cala Moresca is the first restaurant in Tamarindo and in Costa Rica to offer an exclusive sustainable, organic and biodynamic wine list. Harmonize your dining experience by being responsible with our environment and savoring our local produce. La Caletta Lounge  Celebrating the sophisticated & eclectic nature of Costa Rica and laid back local vibe, La Caletta Lounge serves up dishes and drinks with a focus on organic fusion in a comfortable sociable setting. At La Caletta Lounge we call our dishes Muses, like in the Greek Mythology, Muses are considered energy centers which express ―life energy" or Prahna and take care of transformation and healing.
    • CALA LUNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL  Deluxe Room Oversized 600 sq. ft. and walls of pale blue and green natural tones this guestroom has stone flooring, seating, and vibrant artwork to adorn its walls under high wood beamed ceilings. Features a King bed or 2 double beds dressed in high thread count sheets. With an exceptional bathroom as the focal point, a spa inspired large deep soak tub and overhead shower beckons. Patio has outdoor teak table and chairs, overlooks gardens, and soaks in sounds of birds or waves in the distance.  6 Nights $3565 
    • COSTA RICA OPTION FOUR
    • ANDAZ PAPAGAYO, A HYATT HOTEL     5 Star small hotel Opening in December 153 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms & suites with balconies Nestled in a location that is second to none, where the Gulf of Papagayo meets the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo will arrive to personify Costa Rica’s ―Pura Vida‖ (pure life) expression, an extension of the native spirit of the country. The design concept of Andaz Peninsula Papagayo by Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher translates the healthy and poetic integration of men and nature, with rooms that make you feel you belong to this breathtaking setting and buildings created to the images of creatures of the jungle - a perfect statement for the acclaimed Andaz personality and style.
    • ANDAZ PAPAGAYO Two gold sand beaches, one activity beach and one quiet relaxation beach  Two pools, one family pool and one adult only pool  Spa and fitness center  Local art exhibits and workshops 
    • ANDAZ PAPAGAYO  The unique gastronomic experience of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo features three themed restaurants. Each one tells a story about our culture, gatherings around a tree as the indigenous used to do, or the enhancement of the fisherman culture in the area. Totally open kitchens allow a distinctive interaction with chefs, making guests feel like if they were visiting family or the home of a friend.
    • ANDAZ PAPAGAYO  Andaz King Room Modern design blends with touches of character such as woven textiles, solid woods and carved artifacts to highlight the Costa Rican aesthetic in this 52-sqm guestroom, featuring one king bed and spacious balcony that grants partial bay and tropical forest views. The bathroom's walk-in rain shower opens onto the balcony, and deluxe amenities include complimentary non-alcoholic minibar and wireless Internet access.  6 Nights $5,159 
    • COSTA RICA OPTION FIVE
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA     5 Star Resort World renown Four Seasons service 145 rooms Set at the tip of Peninsula Papagayo and spilling down a coastal hillside to an isthmus of golden sand, Four Seasons creates an ambiance of simple luxury in this pristine natural setting. The 145 spacious guestrooms are imaginatively crafted with indigenous woods and stone finishes, seamlessly blending indoor comfort with an outdoor verandah to soak up the mesmer- izing views. It also features a state-of-the-art fitness center, three pools surrounded by lush landscaping, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, and an Arnold Palmer signature golf course boasting sweeping views of the Pacific on 14 of its 18 holes. Also with views of the ocean, the spa provides an oasis of tranquility and a world of peaceful balance.
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA  Tico Pool   Blanca Pool    Ticos, the 1,000-square-metre (10,765-square-foot) freshwater main pool, is joined on either side by two smaller pools, with a nearby whirlpool grotto. Guests can enjoy an aquatic workout or relax in a comfortable chaise longue, as Four Seasons attendants bring cocktails and complimentary fruit, water and other treats. The lively Blanca pool overlooks Playa Blanca (the activities beach). Surrounding the pool are 70 lounge chairs, with a table and umbrella for every two chairs. Attendants assign chairs on a daily first-come, first-served basis. Pool attendants offer food and beverage service, and complimentary sunblock and aloe vera gel are available, in addition to water scented with tropical fruit. Quiet Pool  The adult-only quiet pool is steps from Playa Virador (the quiet beach), and boasts 40 lounge chairs, with a table and umbrella for every two chairs.
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA  Playa Prieta   Playa Blanca   Nestled along the palm-fringed sands of Peninsula Papagayo's Playa Prieta – just seven minutes from Four Seasons – lies the Prieta Beach Club & Spa. Open to residence guests, this casual 3,530-square-metre (38,000-squarefoot) oasis is situated in a naturally sheltered cove. Facilities include a lap pool, a beachfront bar, a sports bar and a restaurant, as well as a spa and fitness centre. Water activities include snorkelling and surfing. Transportation from the Resort is complimentary. On the south side, Playa Blanca faces Bahia de Culebra, where the waves are slightly rougher and the atmosphere is busier. The water sports pavilion can supply equipment and instruction for an enticing array of activities – from snorkelling and sea kayaking to sailing and sailboarding Playa Virador  On the north side of the peninsula, Playa Virador faces the Pacific Ocean, yet remains calm with gentle waves. This quiet beach is interspersed with only a few chaises longues to offer a sense of solitude and seclusion
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA            Beach football, soccer and volleyball Sailing with Hobie Cats and windsurfing Cooking classes Salsa lessons for beginners Scuba diving for beginners Chocolate making class Hiking Golf and tennis clinics Fitness center Spa Volunteer opportunities
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA  Congo's Bar & Grill   Di Mare    Just a 10-minute shuttle from the Resort’s lobby, Caracol is the perfect spot for dinner. Guests can relax on the terrace and take in Caracol’s wonderful ocean views or watch the evening stars – or they can enjoy cocktails in the friendly atmosphere inside the restaurant. Caracol is also available for private events, and during high season, lunch is also offered. Papagayo   Stylish and exotic, this dinner-only restaurant presents Italian fare and seafood specialties. From its ocean-view vantage point, the restaurant offers seating indoors and on the fully screened outdoor terrace. Di Mare also features a luxuriously appointed private dining room with seating for up to 30, as well as a behind the scenes Chef's Table experience for two or four guests. Guests participating in the Chef's Table taste amazing off-the-menu items and assist our chefs in the kitchen in preparing various elements of the meal. Caracol   Al fresco on a terrace overlooking the pools and beach, this delightfully casual pool bar and grill offers local and American fare in Costa Rica. Congo's Bar & Grill is open daily for lunch, and serves dinner on select evenings. In a vast space open to poolside greenery, this casual, all-day restaurant serves continental cuisine and local specialties, beginning with an impressive breakfast buffet. Guests may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner either indoors or on the adjoining patio. Open-air seating overlooks the daytime activity taking place around the Resort's pools. CR Burger Shack  CR Burger Shack is the perfect casual lunch for guests before or after golf, tennis or the Trail of Giants experience. Located next to the golf clubhouse and tennis courts, CR Burger Shack is a fun and delightful Costa Rican take on the classic American burger shack that allows guests to dine casually outdoors or take their meal to go.
    • FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA  Terraza Room  Let the sounds of exotic wildlife and the natural beauty of this paradise soothe you in rooms that seamlessly blend indoor comfort with an outdoor terrace overlooking the tropical forest. Native tropical landscape and dry forest. One full marble bathroom. 1st floor. 56 m2 (603 square feet).  5 Nights $5,621
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