#41 best destination in the world

 

Playa Manuel Antonio

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  • #17 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Samara-Carrillo Info Center

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  • Offers free information such as bus schedules, directions, and recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, attractions, tours, and events

 

Nature Observatorio

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  • Treehouse suspended up on a tree in the middle of the jungle in Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
  • The destination is reached by hiking through primary forest and then climbing 82 ft up the tree with ropes
  • You can sleep in the treehouse in the middle of the jungle and watch wildlife in their real natural habitat

 

DondeJaviTours

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  • Snorkeling and kayak tours to Isla Chora, along with mountain biking back roads

 

El Toledo Coffee Tour

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  • Tour of a sustainable organic coffee farm

 

Celeste River

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  • River notable for its distinctive turquoise color
  • The Celeste River also borders several hot springs and has one large waterfall
  • It takes about an hour to hike to the waterfall from the park’s entrance

 

Parque Francisco Alvarado

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  • Evangelisto Blanco, who took over care of the space in the 1960s, began shaping the shrubs and hedges into abstract figures and forms
  • There are carved animals and dinosaurs and some of the bushes simply have faces etched into their surfaces
  • There is also a series of green arches that are laid out in rows that create the effect of naturally grown tunnels, through which visitors can stroll

 

Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

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  • An assortment of over three hundred petrospheres located on the Diquís Delta
  • The spheres are commonly attributed to the extinct Diquis culture
  • They are the best-known stone sculptures of the Isthmo-Colombian area
  • They are thought to have been placed in lines along the approach to the houses of chiefs, but their exact significance remains uncertain
  • Dates back to 300 AD

 

San Lucas Island Prison Graffiti

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  • From 1873 to 1991, San Lucas Island was a penal island for some of the worst criminals in Costa Rica
  • It is often cited as the largest prison in Costa Rican history
  • Being sent to San Lucas Island was a terrible prospect as prisoners’ lives were short and often spent in torture

 

Blue Zone CR Visitor Center

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  • Information center that sets up tours, shuttle services, hotels, and restaurants with local families and entrepreneurs for you

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 17 days

Best Time To Fly: mid-Dec-April

Airline tickets: $697

Seattle -> Liberia (round trip) = $697

Food: $21/day x 17 days = $357

Rental car: $36/day x 17 days = $612

Gas: $275

Entertainment: $404

Airbnb: $73/day x 16 days = $1,168

TOTAL: $3,513