Costa Rica: Perfectly Positioned for Adventure

Although it’s smaller than West Virginia, Costa Rica is chock-full of national parks, active volcanoes, and natural, protected zones, the perfect setting for a thrill-seeking vacation. This tropical, Central American country, positioned between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast, has become the most prosperous, stable, and progressive nation in Latin America. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and Caribbean Sea to the east, its two coasts offer world-class sport fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling just a short distance off its white and black sand beaches. From surf camps to five-star hotels, there are a variety of properties to sample, accessible from the country’s two international airports, San Jose and Liberia.

Costa Rica, known for its rich biodiversity, was one of the first countries to focus on ecotourism and sustainability, with most high-end hotels utilizing innovative green technologies on property. Planning a one-week stay? Focusing on either the northern or southern region would be an option.

Please check out my guest blog on Four Seasons website to read all about our adventures on Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica’s northwestern Guanacaste region.

Four Seasons Papagayo, Costa Rica

The boys spent hours snorkeling off of Playa Vilador

Costa RicaLooking for a day trip? Some “don’t miss” sites include: Palo Verde National Park, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

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Tempisque River, Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica

A boat trip down the Tempisque River puts you up close with the wildlife

Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s natural beauty does not disappoint

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On our excursion to the Tempisque River, we learned that cashews grow outside their companion fruit

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Learning to scuba in Blanca Pool

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