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Guests will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaría Costa Rica International Airport (SJO). Most major airlines fly into San Jose including American, United, Delta, and Copa, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines, Aeromexico, Jet Blue and Spirit.

Costa Rica is amazingly diverse as far as landscapes, climate and lifestyle with lush jungles, charming villages, beach towns and unspoiled rural areas of farmland and forest.  Costa Rica is ranked as one of the best eco tourisms in the world and we highly recommended spending time touring the country.

The top things to do in Costa Rica revolve around nature and include sightseeing, hiking, waterfalls, ziplining or relaxing and taking in the beauty of the country. Here are some highlights:   Arenal Volcano and hot springs; Manuel Antonio National Park;  Monteverde Cloud Forest; Corcovado National Park; sloth, monkey and waterfall tour; zipline canopy tour; Tenorio River white water rafting, Guanacastés stunning coast and the list continues.

Costa Rican cuisine is heavily influenced by Latin American, Caribbean flavors and a range of ethnic influence such as rice and black beans, tamales, heart of palm, Casado, ceviche, seafood and all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables..

The Detours travel department works directly with a tour company in Costa Rica who can help arrange any type of tour mentioned above with transportation to and from your hotel.  Rental cars are available and gives the freedom to visit all the things to do, however, we highly recommend having us book tours and transfers prior to traveling.  Taxis have a government mandated rate and are available.

Recommended Tours and Activities

  • Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

    Admire the flora and wild life such as monkeys, iguanas, couti-mundies and sloths with free time to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches.

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  • Monteverde Birdwatching Tour

    3 Day/2 Night Monteverde Birdwatching Tour  Includes birdwatching, hanging bridges, hiking or the more adventurous can try canopy zip lining.

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  • 4 Day/3 Night Arenal Region Tour

    Canopy + Rafting Compo Tour, 1/2 Day ATV Tour and 1/2 Day Volcano + Hot Springs Tour.

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  • Stay A Day In San José

    We have put together 7 Great Day Trips to choose from:
    - Poás, Doka, Grecia and Sarchí
    - Arenal One Day with Tabacón
    - Rainforest Adventure (3 in 1)
    - San José City Tour (Half day)
    - Pacuare River Rafting Class IV
    - Irazú Volcano, Orosí Valley and Lankester Gardens
    - La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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  • San Jose 1 Day Excursions

    Choose from a Rainforest Adventure on a relaxing boat ride down the Sarapiqui River, an Arenal Volcan tour and swim in Tabacon Hot Springs or exploring Costa Rican culture with a visit to the cloud forest of Poas Volcano and its famous crater and finishing the day admiring the works of local artisans & shopping for unique souvenirs.

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Costa Rica Host Hotel & Resorts

  • Park Inn by Radisson San Jose

    Host Hotel  - Located in the heart of the city, the Park Inn in San José provides easy access to attractions like the Costa Rican Art Museum and La Sabana Park. Relax in one of 117 stylish accommodations with amenities like free Wi-Fi and a plasma TV with HD channels. Sleep soundly on an orthopedic mattress, and then wake up to brew a fresh cup of coffee in your hotel room. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, onsite restaraunt, lounge, pool, and fitness center.

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  • Arenal Manoa Hotel

    Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, each room is designed to offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. Visitors can enjoy spacious tropical gardens as well as an opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. Each air conditioned Junior Suite includes satelite TV, mini-frig & coffee maker. Rates include Breakfast Buffet, Hot Springs Pool, Farm Tour & WiFi.

  • Parador Resort & Spa

    The resort is surrounded by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio. The hotel gardens receive very unique visitors on a daily basis, including several species of monkeys, sloths and a wonderful variety of birds. All accommodations offer ocean, jungle or garden views and all of the amenities.