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                Gulf of
              Papagayo              Liberia                          Lake
                                        •                           Arenal
      Playa                                                                          2 Arenal
    Conchal                                                                               Volcano
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                                                        monteverde
                                                        Cloud Forest
     Playa               1 Guanacaste                   National Park                                         Poás
 Tamarindo                  Province                                                                         Volcano              3 Tortuguero
                                                                                                          ▲                             National Park
                                                                        Los Angeles                      Alajuela
                                                                        Cloud Forest                 •
                                            Nicoya                                                                 San José
                                            Peninsula
                                                                                 • Puerto                         ★
                                                                                     Caldera
                          Playa                         Tambor
                         Carrillo                               •                                                                                                       Puerto Viejo •
                                                                                         Jaco
    1 Playa Conchal,                                                                 •
        Guanacaste                                                                                           Quepos                            San Gerardo de Rivas
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                                                                                            manuel Antonio                        Dominical
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                                                                                                                                                      Palmar Sur
                                                                                                                           Drake Bay
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                                                           Arenal Volcano

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Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for good reason. You can hike through
a rainforest, unwind in a hot springs spa, see a volcano, scuba dive, whitewater raft, or just relax on one of the most beautiful
beaches in the world – all in the same country! Costa Rica is also home to more than 5% of the world's biodiversity: over 800
species of birds, over 200 species of mammals, and thousands of butterfly species.
                                                                                                                                                                                  RVP packages: 11–14
Useful Information
Temp:  80–85°F              72–75°F           |   Language: Spanish        |    Currency: Colon        |    Green Season: may–Oct.              |    Dry Season: Nov.–Apr.
Note: temperature shown is for San José.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Reasons to Visit
Family-Friendly      |    700 miles of Beaches              |    Variety of Wildlife        |   Volcanoes     |   Rainforest        |   Eco-Tours       |   Soft Adventure        |   Honeymoon/Romance
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San José | 3 days/2 nights | from $99*                                                              San Ramón                                                                           32



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Spotlight Hotels
            2 nights accommodations                         Daily breakfast
includes




            Arrival transfer                                Hotel taxes and service charges                                                                 5   Doubletree Cariari – First Class
                                                                                                                                                          With tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, a casino and
           *Price is per person, double occupancy
                                                                                                                                                          a health club, this hotel is a good choice for families.
                                                                                                                                                          Located 10 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes
                                            1   Britannia Hotel – Small Inn                                                                               from the city center. 220 rooms.                AC
                                            This classical Victorian mansion offers the traditional
                                            warmth and hospitality of Costa Rica. The former                                                              2 nights from $245pp | Extra night $115pp
                                            wine cellar is a charming restaurant and bar. Located
                                            7 blocks from the city center. 24 rooms.                             NEW!                                         6   Real InterContinental Hotel & Club – Deluxe
                                                                                                                                                          With the city's largest shopping complex within walking
                                            2 nights from $99pp | Extra night $39pp                                                                       distance and a new tower, this hotel provides guests
                                                                                                                                                          with supple interiors and modern conveniences,
                                            2   Quality Real Hotel – Moderate                                                                             including Central America's largest spa. 372 rooms.
                                            Only 15 minutes from the airport, in the heart of the                                                                           AC
                                            new business district, close to Costa Rica’s largest
                                            shopping mall. 154 rooms.              AC                                                                     2 nights from $229pp | Extra night $105pp

                                            2 nights from $165pp | Extra night $75pp                                                                          7   Marriott San José – Deluxe
                                                                                                                                                          Elegant hacienda-style hotel in a coffee plantation setting,
                                                                                                                                                          only minutes from the airport. The Spanish colonial
                                            3   Hotel Martino Resort & Spa (Alajuela) – First Class                                                       theme is reflected in the décor and atmosphere.
                                            Located in the central valley, just 10 minutes from the                                                       Driving range. 300 rooms.                  AC
                                            San José airport, this resort is decorated in classical
                                            European style. It features well-kept grounds, a gym,                                                         2 nights from $275pp | Extra night $129pp
                                            a spa and a casino. 42 rooms.                 AC ♥
                                                                                                                                                              8   Xandari Resort & Spa (Alajuela) – Deluxe
                                            2 nights from $165pp | Extra night $75pp                                                                      Uniquely designed villas set among lush tropical
                                                                                                                                                          gardens, with a wide range of spa services, and 20
                                            4   Grano De Oro – Boutique                                                                                   minutes from the airport. 22 villas.         AC ♥
                                            Located in a quiet residential neighborhood 12 blocks
                                            from city center, this beautifully restored Victorian
                                                                                                                                                          2 nights from $279pp | Extra night $129pp
                                            mansion has the cozy ambiance of a small hotel.
                                            40 rooms.       ♥
                                                                                                                       We also offer: Trapp Family Country Inn
                                            2 nights from $215pp | Extra night $99pp



Unique Accommodations Near San José
 All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include arrival transfer and daily breakfast (except Peace Lodge).

  9        Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel (San Ramon) – Boutique                                                 11   Peace Lodge (Vara Blanca) – Boutique
                                                   Located between San José and Arenal volcano                                                                         Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall
                                                   – about 1½ hours from the airport – this hotel                                                                      Gardens, 1 hour from the airport. All rooms
                                                   has a charming ambiance. 34 rooms.        AC ♥                                                                      have a Jacuzzi and stone fireplaces. Spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                       gardens showcase many species of hummingbirds
                                                   2 nights from $269pp | Extra night $99pp                                                                            and butterflies. 17 rooms.      AC ♥

                                                                                                                                                                       2 nights from $445pp | Extra night $175pp
 10        Finca Rosa (Santa Bárbara de Heredia) – Boutique                                                       12   El Silencio (Bajo del Toro) – Deluxe Boutique
                                                   Situated above the central valley and surrounded                                                                    This deluxe hotel, easily accessible from San José,
                                                   by exotic flora, this finca (ranch) offers spectacular                                                              upholds its moniker, silence. An oasis of relaxation
                                                   views. Guests are encourage to learn about                                                                          and comfort, located in a lush volcanic valley on
                                                   coffee production and enjoy the peaceful setting                                                                    a 500-acre private reserve. All meals included.
                                                   of this boutique hotel. 13 rooms.                  AC                                                               16 rooms.       AC ♥

NEW!                                               2 nights from $329pp | Extra night $155pp                                                                           2 nights from $585pp | Extra night $245pp
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    Restaurant               Bar            Pool         Beach Access
           Family Friendly         AC Air-Conditioning    ♥ Romance Property                                                  For day tours, visit our website at www.avantidestinations.com
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    Tortuguero National Park                                                                   Monteverde Cloud Forest
    Located on the Caribbean Coast, Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica’s                          Located 3½ hours northwest of San José, Monteverde is perhaps
    most exciting wildlife habitats. As you cruise through the maze of                         Costa Rica’s best-known reserve. It is one of the richest tropical
    jungle canals, you may see many species of birds and monkeys, as                           cloud forests in the Americas, with at least 400 species of birds, over
    well as tree sloths and caiman. Tortuguero is the most important                           100 species of mammals, and an estimated 2,000 plant types.
    nesting site for endangered green turtles from July to September.
                                                                                               Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodges
    Tortuguero Jungle Lodges                                                                   3 days/2 nights
    3 days/2 nights                                                                            Departs daily
    Departs daily
                                                                                               Package Includes
    Requires a pre-excursion overnight in San José.
                                                                                               All transfers; 2 nights at selected lodge; guided visit to Cloud Forest; Canopy
    Package Includes                                                                           or Treetop Walkway tour; daily breakfast
    All transfers; 2 nights at selected lodge; Tortuguero Channels by Boat tour; all meals     Accommodations
    Accommodations
                                                  Mawamba Lodge
                                                  Bordering the beach, this lodge
                                                  has simple but comfortable and
                                                  spacious rooms. 54 rooms.


                                                                                               Hotel Belmar                               El Sapo Dorado
                                                                                               A chalet-style hotel near the Monteverde Mountain lodge with views of the forest
                                                  Pachira Lodge                                Cloud Forest Reserve. 34 rooms.          and distant sunsets over the Gulf of
                                                  Tranquil jungle retreat beautifully                                                   Nicoya. 30 rooms.        ♥
                                                  decorated with local furniture
                                                  and artwork. 86 rooms.




                                                  Manatus Hotel
                                                  Upscale jungle retreat with cozy rooms
                                                  that have air-conditioning and ceiling
                                                  fans. Excellent restaurant featuring local   The Trapp Family Lodge                     El Establo
                                                  cuisine. 12 rooms.            AC ♥           Small family-operated hotel with cozy      This family-owned hotel, near the
                                                                                               European lodge ambiance. 26 rooms.         Butterfly Farm and Monteverde Cloud
                                                                                                                                          Forest, has a spa and a zipline course.
                                                                                                                                          155 rooms.                AC
                                      Per Person        Extra Night
    Mawamba Lodge from                  $285               $135                                                       Per Person                                      Per Person
    Pachira Lodge from                    329               105                                Hotel Belmar from           $529            El Sapo Dorado from             $559
    Manatus Hotel from                    515               199                                The Trapp Family Lodge from 529             El Establo from                   625




    “The boat ride to Tortuguero is half the fun.
    It's amazing the varied wildlife you can
    see from the canals including caimans,
    monkeys and toucans to name just a few.
    It's a great experience, and where else can
    you find yourself just a few feet away
    from a family of howler monkeys?”
             – William M.,
             Avanti Latin Travel Consultant


                                                                                                                            Rainforest reflected in the waters of the Tortuguero Canal
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Osa Peninsula:                                                                           Caribbean Costa Rica: Puerto Viejo
Corcovado National Park & Puerto Jimenez
                                                                                         Experience the southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica with its Afro-
A jewel in the national park system, Corcovado occupies more than                        Caribbean culture and lovely white-sand beaches. This small, laid-back
100,000 acres of tropical rainforest on the outer half of the Osa                        beach town offers visitors quiet beaches, a lively nightlife and tasty
Peninsula. Overlooking the emerald waters of the Golfo Dulce, Puerto                     Costa Rican Creole cuisine.
Jimenez’s nearness to Corcovado National Park makes it a wonderful
place to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. For serious nature lovers,
the Osa Peninsula is a true paradise.
                                                                                                                                                                          Cocles Beach
Corcovado National Park Lodges
                                                                                         Puerto Viejo
4 days/3 nights                                           Light-to-Moderate Adventure
Departs daily from San José
                                                                                         3 days/2 nights    |   Minimum 2 persons
                                                                                         Departs daily from San José
Requires a pre-excursion overnight in San José.
                                                                                         May require a pre-excursion overnight in San José.
Package Includes                                                                         (For those passengers coming from Tortuguero, the arrival transfer will be from Guapiles.)

Roundtrip air and boat transfers; 3 nights at selected lodge; Corcovado National         Package Includes
Park tour; Cano Island tour; all meals
                                                                                         Roundtrip ground transfers; 2 nights at selected hotel; daily breakfast
Accommodations
                                                                                         Accommodations
NEW!                                   Aguila de Osa
                                       Located on the Osa Peninsula, overlooking                                                         Shawandha Lodge – Moderate
                                       the Aguitas River with panoramic views of                                                         Comfortable thatched roof bungalows with
                                       Drake Bay, this boutique hotel is a comfortable                                                   ceiling fans, set on 2 acres of lush gardens,
                                       refuge. 13 rooms.                                                                                 a short walk to the beach. 11 rooms.



                                        Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
                                        The closest lodge to Corcovado National Park,                                                    Cariblue Hotel – Moderate
                                        Casa Corcovado offers seclusion in a 170-acre                                                    This property is beautifully integrated into
                                        private reserve. 14 rooms.         ♥                                                             the natural environment. Cozy bungalows
                                                                                                                                         with ceiling fans are a short walk to the
                                                                                                                                         beach. 16 rooms.


                                                   Per Person
Aguila de Osa from                                   $1,215                              NEW!                                            Le Camélèon Hotel – Boutique
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge from                      1,275                                                                              With a relaxed atmosphere, a spa, and a
                                                                                                                                         location a few steps to Cocles Beach, this
                                                                                                                                         hotel surrounds guests in Caribbean luxury.
Puerto Jimenez                                                                                                                           24 rooms.              AC

4 days/3 nights
Departs daily from San José
Requires a pre-excursion overnight in San José.                                                                                 Per Person

Package Includes                                                                         Shawandha Lodge from                        $299
                                                                                         Cariblue Hotel from                          299
Roundtrip air and ground transfers; 3 nights accommodations; 3 tours to be               Le Camélèon Hotel from                       435
selected at lodge; all meals

Accommodations                                                                                                                                                            Puerto Viejo
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                                       Lapa Rios
                                                                                                                Quepos
                                       Lapa Rios offers spectacular views of the ocean
                                       and the surrounding rainforest. Each of the
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                                       thatched roof bungalows has a private deck                Manuel Antonio
                                       and hammock. 16 rooms.              ♥
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4 days/3 nights from                   $1,365
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                                                                                                                Casa Corcovado ■•           Jimenez     • Golfito
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      Whale watching season in Corcovado                                                                             National Park
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      National Park is Jun. - Mar.                                                                                                                 •
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                                                                                                                     Osa Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                 Dulce Gulf
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    Arenal
    Rising 5,436 feet into the air, Arenal Volcano stands over
    one of the loveliest and most lush areas of Costa Rica, and
    provides a gorgeous backdrop to Arenal’s tranquil resorts.
    Arenal Volcano is active – rising steam and red lava give it
    an otherworldly glow. The Tabacón Hot Springs, created
    by the volcanic activity, are not to be missed.                                                                                                                                         Lake Arenal


    Spotlight Hotels
    All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include arrival transfer from San                                                   Arenal Nayara – Upper Moderate
    José, entrance to Tabacón Hot Springs with dinner and daily breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                     Situated along a hillside and featuring private
                                                                                                                                                     balconies with a Jacuzzi and volcano views.
                                              Volcano Lodge – Moderate                                                                               24 rooms.              AC ♥
                                              Recently renovated rooms all have excellent
                                              views of the volcano. 60 rooms.                                                                        2 nights from $435pp | Extra night $129pp
                                                              AC

                                              2 nights from $279pp | Extra night $55pp

                                                                                                                                                     Tabacón Resort – First Class
                                                                                                                                                     Popular resort at the foot of Arenal Volcano,
                                              Arenal Springs Resort – Moderate                                                                       featuring several restaurants, a full-treatment
                                              Comfortable, family-friendly mountain resort                                                           spa and the well-known Tabacón Hot Springs.
                                              with breathtaking views. 60 rooms.                                                                     108 rooms.             AC ♥
                                                              AC
                                                                                                                                                     2 nights from $505pp | Extra night $185pp
                                              2 nights from $305pp | Extra night $65pp

                                                                                                                                                     Arenal Kioro – First Class
                                                                                                                                                     Upscale, all-suite resort with private Jacuzzi,
                                                                                                                                                     stunning views, and its own hot springs.
                                              Mountain Paradise – Upper Moderate                                                                     53 suites.          AC ♥
                                              Enticing mountain escape with modern amenities,
                                              private Jacuzzi, and a volcano view. 27 rooms.                                                         2 nights from $605pp | Extra night $215pp
                                                          AC ♥

                                              2 nights from $315pp | Extra night $69pp
                                                                                                               NEW!                                  The Springs Resort & Spa – Deluxe
                                                                                                                                                     Perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the
    NEW!                                                                                                                                             Arenal Valley and surrounding mountains.
                                              Arenal Manoa – Upper Moderate
                                                                                                                                                     Natural hot springs feed the resorts’ 18 free-form
                                              Boasts extensive gardens surrounded by
                                                                                                                                                     pools. 40 rooms.              AC
                                              pastures. The grounds and the rooms offer
                                              panoramic views of the volcano. 70 rooms.                                                              2 nights from $749pp | Extra night $275pp
                                                             AC

                                              2 nights from $329pp | Extra night $75pp
                                                                                                                    We also offer: Royal Corin



    Day Tours from Arenal
    Minimum 2 persons | Prices are per person
    Peñas Blancas Safari Float Trip          . . . . . . . . . . $59     Sky Trek & Sky Tram .           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $99
    Arenal Hiking Tour      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59   Arenal ATV Tour        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    109
    Arenal Hanging Bridges         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65    Rio Sarapiqui – Whitewater Rafting .                . . . . . . . .   109
                                                                         Includes lunch, Class IV (min. age 14).
    Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge with lunch .                . . . . 75
                                                                         Private tours also available.
    Rio Sarapiqui – Whitewater Rafting             . . . . . . . . 95
    Includes lunch, Class III (min. age 12).


      Arenal Honeymoon & Romance Option:                                    For more information, in-depth itineraries
    Note




      includes welcome gift, entrance to The Springs                        and additional travel options, visit our website
    ♥ Resort & Spa with roundtrip transfers, and                            at www.avantidestinations.com
      candlelight dinner for two. Contact us or visit
      our website for more information.
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                                                                                                                                   Occidental Grand Papagayo                 Hilton Papagayo Hotel & Spa
This northwest province boasts some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful Pacific beaches for
sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing and world-class golf. For nature lovers there are                                                               Ocotal Beach Resort
                                                                                                                               Flamingo Beach Resort
turtle nesting sites and protected areas rich with marine life, including birds and mammals.
                                                                                                                          Paradisus Playa Conchal
Liberia International Airport is the gateway to Guanacaste, but there is also excellent air
service from San José into Liberia and Tamarindo.                                                                                Tamarindo Diria        Tamarindo
                                                                                                                                                        Capitan Suizo
                                                                                                                          Barceló Playa Langosta

                                                                                                                                        JW Marriott


All-Inclusive Spotlight Hotels
All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights,                                                                           Guanacaste Honeymoon & Romance Option:




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and include arrival transfer from Liberia and all meals.
                                                                                                                                   includes welcome gift and beachfront dinner
                                                                                                                                 ♥ for two at Capitan Suizo. Contact us or visit our
Barceló Playa Langosta                                                                                                             website for more information.
(Playa Tamarindo) – Moderate                                                     View from Ocotal Beach Resort
                                 Beachfront hotel facing
                                 Las Baulas National           Spotlight Hotels
                                 Park. All rooms have          All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include arrival transfer from Liberia and daily breakfast.
                                 a terrace or balcony.
                                 135 rooms.                    Flamingo Beach Resort (Playa Flamingo) – Moderate              Ocotal Beach Resort (Playa Ocotal) – First Class
                                                  AC                                         Within steps of one of the                                           Beachfront hotel, situated
                                                                                             area's loveliest beaches,                                            on a hill above a dark-sand
2 nights from $285pp | Extra night $119pp                                                    and laid out around a                                                beach. Enjoy spectacular
                                                                                             large swimming pool and                                              sunsets and panoramic
Occidental Grand Papagayo                                                                    swim-up bar. 186 rooms.                                              ocean views. 60 rooms.
(Playa Buena) – First Class                                                                                  AC                                                                   AC
                                 Located on the dark-
                                 sand beach on the Gulf
                                                               2 nights from $189pp | Extra night $69pp                       2 nights from $255pp | Extra night $99pp
                                 of Papagayo. Beautifully
                                 landscaped with great         Tamarindo Diria (Playa Tamarindo) – Moderate                   Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa (Playa Arenilla)
                                 views. 169 rooms.                                           This beachfront hotel                                                – First Class
                                            AC ♥                                             has a lovely setting with                                            In a secluded, private bay
                                                                                             beautifully landscaped                                               at the Gulf of Papagayo.
2 nights from $379pp | Extra night $165pp                                                    gardens. Rooms have                                                  Features cascading infinity
                                                                                             garden or ocean views.                                               pool and stunning sunset
Paradisus Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal) – Deluxe                                             111 rooms.
                                 This full-service resort                                                                                                         views over the gulf. 202
                                                                                                             AC                                                   rooms.                 AC
                                 features an 18-hole golf
                                 course, 6 restaurants,        2 nights from $219pp | Extra night $85pp                       2 nights from $305pp | Extra night $129pp
                                 disco, casino, health
                                 club and a lovely white-      Capitan Suizo (Playa Tamarindo) – First Class                  JW Marriott Guanacaste (Playa Mansita) – Deluxe
                                 sand beach. 400 rooms.                                      A small hotel along the                                              A new luxury hotel located
                                                 AC ♥                                        beach. Accommodations                                                along a secluded beach.
                                                                                             are set back from the                                                Features a free-flowing
2 nights from $565pp | Extra night $255pp                                                    beach, surrounded by                                                 pool covering 25,000 sq. ft.
Family and Imperial Suites also available, as are Regal                                      lush tropical gardens. 22                                            Great for couples and
and Royal Service levels.                                                                    rooms and 8 bungalows.                                               families alike. 310 rooms.
                                                                                                             AC ♥            NEW!                                                      AC
  We also offer: Allegro Papagayo                              2 nights from $235pp | Extra night $89pp                       2 nights from $375pp | Extra night $165pp
  and Hotel Riu Guanacaste


                                                                                                                                 Day Tours from Guanacaste
Villas & Condos                                                                                                                  Minimum 2 persons unless noted          |    Prices are per person

                                                                                                                                 Artola Canopy Tour .            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69
                                       Reserva Conchal (Playa Conchal) – Deluxe
                                       A private, gated community of condominium-                                                Palo Verde National Park Includes lunch .                     . . .95
                                       styled villas perfect for family, friends
                                       and romantic vacations.
                                                                                                                                 Corobici River Float . . . . .         . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

                                                        AC ♥                                                                     Includes lunch (min. age 10)
                                                                                                                                 Buena Vista Hot Springs, Canopy Tour
                                                                                                                                 & Horseback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              . . . 149
3 nights | 1-bedroom villas/2 adults from $355pp                                                                                 Includes lunch (min. age 7)
3 nights | 2-bedroom villas/4 adults from $295pp                                                                                 Arenal Volcano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           . . . . 155
3 nights | 3-bedroom villas/6 adults from $265pp                                                                                 Includes lunch & dinner (min. 4 persons)
All-inclusive rates available.                                      Playa Conchal                                                Private tours also available.
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                                                                                                                                                                         National Park
     Manuel Antonio                                                                A view of the manuel Antonio Islands
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     A short flight from San José, the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio are fronted by a tropical
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     rainforest and the national park makes it the perfect place to stay for nature lovers and beach                                                     Manuel Antonio
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     combers alike. The surrounding area offers many outdoor activities and time to relax on a
     white-sand beach.
                                                                                                                                              Dominical Beach
     Spotlight Hotels                                                                                                                         4 days/3 nights    |   Minimum 2 persons
                                                                                                                                              Departs daily from San José
     All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include arrival transfer from San José and daily breakfast.
                                                                                                                                              Requires a pre-excursion overnight in San José.
     May require pre-excursion overnight in San José.
                                                                                                                                              Whale watching season is Jun.–Mar.
     Casitas Eclipse – Moderate                                         Si Como No – First Class
                                     White buildings and red-                                      Situated on 6½ acres                       Package Includes
                                     tile roofs contribute to a                                    of rainforest overlooking                  Roundtrip air and ground transfers; 3 nights at
                                     Mediterranean ambiance.                                       the ocean. All rooms have                  selected hotel; daily breakfast
                                     Spacious rooms with                                           either jungle or ocean
                                     garden or pool views.                                         views, most with a private                 Accommodations
                                     33 rooms.                AC                                   balcony or terrace.
                                                                                                   58 rooms.            AC ♥                  Cuna del Angel – Boutique
     2 nights from $205pp | Extra night $65pp                                                                                                                                   Colonial-style hotel in a
                                                                        2 nights from $315pp | Extra night $119pp                                                               forest setting just 6 miles
     Tulemar Bungalows – Upper Moderate                                                                                                                                         south of Dominical, 500
                                                                        Gaia Hotel and Reserve – Deluxe Boutique                                                                yards from the ocean.
                                     These spacious and
                                                                                                   Set on a 12-acre reserve,                                                    Rooms have a balcony
                                     comfortable bungalows
                                                                                                   this resort offers ocean and                                                 or terrace. 16 rooms.
                                     provide a kitchenette,
                                                                                                   rainforest views from all                                                              AC ♥
                                     great views, and access
                                                                                                   rooms, an infinity pool,
                                     to a private beach.
                                                                                                   private gardens and a spa.                 Cristal Ballena – First-Class
                                     12 bungalows.
                                                                                                   20 two-bedroom villas.                                                       Set in a 30-acre garden
                                                    AC ♥
                                                                                                            AC ♥                                                                on a hill between the
     2 nights from $315pp | Extra night $119pp                          2 nights from $359pp | Extra night $145pp                                                               Pacific Ocean at Ballena
                                                                                                                                                                                Marine Park and the
     La Mansion Inn – Boutique                                          Arenas del Mar – Deluxe                                                                                 rainforest, this hotel has
                                     Personalized service and                                                                                                                   stunning ocean views.
                                                                                                   Set on 11 acres with trails,
                                     fine dining are offered at                                                                                                                 19 suites.              AC
                                                                                                   the hotel overlooks the
                                     this small boutique hotel
                                                                                                   National Park with access
                                     on a hillside overlooking                                                                                                                         Per Person
                                                                                                   to two beaches. State-of-
                                     the ocean. 18 rooms.                                                                                     Cuna del Angel from                        $609
                                                                                                   the-art facilities, world-
                                               AC ♥
                                                                                                   class cuisine and a spa.                   Cristal Ballena from                         775
                                                                        NEW!                       38 rooms.             AC ♥
     2 nights from $269pp | Extra night $95pp
                                                                        2 nights from $445pp | Extra night $185pp
     El Parador – First Class
                                     Hilltop hotel offers                                                                                     Villas & Condos
                                     panoramic ocean views
                                     and Mediterranean                                                                                        Buena Vista Villas at Tulemar – Deluxe
                                     ambiance. 108 rooms.                                                                                                                  Deluxe 2- and 3-bedroom
                                                     AC                                                                                                                    villas, set in the hills near
                                                                                                                                                                           Manuel Antonio National
                                                                                                                                                                           Park. These villas offer
     2 nights from $289pp | Extra night $109pp                                                                                                                             a private beach, along with
                                                                                                                Howler monkey                                              panoramic views of the
                                                                                                                                                                           jungle and ocean.
                                                                                                                                                                                        AC ♥

     Day Tours from Manuel Antonio                                          Manuel Antonio Honeymoon & Romance
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                                                                            Option: includes welcome gift, catamaran                          3 nights | 2-bedroom villas/4 adults from $559pp
     Minimum 2 persons   |   Prices are per person
                                                                          ♥ cruise and snorkeling adventure along with                        3 nights | 3-bedroom villas/6 adults from 425pp
     Manuel Antonio National Park           . . . . . . . . . . $59         an English-speaking guide. Contact us or visit
                                                                            our website for more information.
     Rio Naranjo – Whitewater Rafting .              . . . . . . . 75
     Class III/IV (min. age 14)
     Sea Kayaking Isla Damas Estuary .           . . . . . . . . 75
     Includes lunch
     Horseback Riding to Waterfall.         . . . . . . . . . . . 75




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Jaco Beach
With warm water, a relaxed atmosphere, consistent surf and well-
known nightlife, Jaco and the beaches north and south will please
a variety of adventurers.

Spotlight Hotels                                                                                          Nicoya Peninsula                                                              Jaco Beach

All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include arrival transfer
from San José and daily breakfast.
                                                                                                          One of the most secluded and least crowded areas of Costa Rica, with
Punta Leona Resort (Playa Blanca) – Moderate                                                              beautiful beaches and small-scale tourist facilities. These resorts are
                                  Family-oriented beachfront resort set in a forest
                                                                                                          reached by a 25- to 40-minute flight from San José.
                                  reserve, a few miles north of Jaco Beach. Many
                                  activities including miniature golf. 108 rooms.
                                                   AC                                                     Spotlight Hotels
                                  2 nights from $245pp | Extra night $95pp                                All rates are per person, double occupancy for 2 nights, and include roundtrip air
                                                                                                          transfers from San José and daily breakfast.
Villa Caletas (Playa Caleta) – Boutique                                                                   Requires a pre-excursion overnight in San José.
                                  Elegant small hotel situated on a hillside with
                                                                                                          Tango Mar Resort (Playa Quizales) – Upper Moderate
                                  magnificent ocean views. Individually styled rooms
                                                                                                                                                 Located on a 150-acre private reserve on
                                  and villas, some with a private pool. 35 rooms.
                                               AC ♥
                                                                                                                                                 the southern Nicoya Peninsula with a private
                                                                                                                                                 beach. 35 rooms and suites.            ♥
                                  2 nights from $315pp | Extra night $129pp
                                                                                                                                                 2 nights from $499pp | Extra night $89pp
Marriott Los Sueños (Playa Heradura) – Deluxe
                                  Oceanfront resort located near Jaco Beach, close
                                  to shopping and dining. 201 rooms.               ♥
                                                                                                          Punta Islita (Punta Islita) – First Class
                                  2 nights from $255pp | Extra night $99pp                                                                       This romantic hideaway resort overlooking a
                                                                                                                                                 secluded beach practices responsible tourism.
                                                                                                                                                 Bungalows and suites are available, all with
                                                                                                                                                 ocean views. 33 rooms.              AC ♥
Xandari by the Pacific (Playa Esterillos Este) – Deluxe
                                  Deluxe full-service resort, located south of Jaco                                                              2 nights from $685pp | Extra night $165pp
                                  Beach. These spacious villas have stunning views,
                                  private terraces, modern design and original artwork.
                                  11 villas.            AC ♥

                                  2 nights from $365pp | Extra night $155pp
                                                                                                          Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula


Day Tours from Jaco                                                                                       Costa Rica con Amor: San José & Punta Islita
Minimum 2 persons    |   Prices are per person      Tortuga Island Cruise           . . . . .   $145      7 days/6 nights   |   Minimum 2 persons ♥
Waterfalls Canopy Tour .          . . . .   $75     Includes lunch                                        Departs daily
                                                                                                          May require a post-excursion overnight in San José.
Mangrove & Crocodile River                          Punta Coral Private Reserve .               .   145
Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99        Includes lunch                                        Begin your Costa Rica experience in the warm, cozy atmosphere of El Silencio,
                                                    Private tours also available.                         a romantic and inviting retreat outside San José. This spectacular retreat offers
Pacific Rainforest Aerial Tram . . 99                                                                     an idyllic atmosphere as well as soft-adventure options. Fly to fabulous Punta
                                                                                                          Islita, nestled in the forested hills above the Pacific Ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula.
Carara National Park .        . . . . . . .   99
                                                                                                          Here you will spend 4 nights relaxing in a resort considered to be one of Costa
                                                                                                          Rica’s most romantic destinations. Experience spectacular ocean views, indulge
                                                                                                          yourself in their full-service spa, and enjoy fine gourmet dining.

  Jaco Beach Honeymoon & Romance Option: includes welcome gift, boat                                      Package Includes
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  tour to Punta Coral, guide, and private seafood lunch with champagne.
♥ Contact us or visit our website for more information.                                                   All air and ground transfers ✦ 2 nights El Silencio with all meals ✦ 4 nights Punta
                                                                                                          Islita with candlelight dinner ✦ Daily breakfast
                                                                                                                                            Per Person
       Rent a car in San José or in Jaco to visit all the out-of-the-
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                                                                                                          7 days/6 nights from                $1,819
       way places that are a must-see in this area, like the Carara
       Biological Reserve north of Jaco or Peñas Blancas Forest                                           Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.

       Reserve west of San José.
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     Choose Your Adventure
     When you think of Costa Rica, imagine the rainforest, volcanoes, coffee plantations and beautiful beaches. With these Recommended Vacation Packages
     (RVPs) from Avanti, you'll have the opportunity to admire Costa Rica’s diverse ecology and landscapes, and the warmth of the Costa Rican people as
     they invite you to explore the highlights of their remarkable country.

                                                 Select or modify one of these RVPs below based on your interests and length of stay.


     Costa Rica Short & Sweet: Arenal & Guanacaste                              NEW!       Tortuguero
                                                                                           On the Caribbean Coast, you can explore the maze of canals and waterways
     7 days/6 nights   |   Minimum 2 persons                                               of Tortuguero, famous for turtles, manatees and frogs. Catch a glimpse of a three-
     Departs daily                                                                         toed sloth or toucan, any of which could be around the next bend. The sheer
                                                                                           variety of things to experience in Tortuguero make it a must for many who travel
     Enjoy the beautiful Tabacón Hot Springs in the shadow of the impressive volcano,      to Costa Rica.
     then spend a few days playing in Guanacaste – a stretch of sand edged by the lush
     tropics and lapped by the waves of the great Pacific.                                 Arenal
                                                                                           Surrounded by lush forest, Arenal is a hot spot for soft adventure. Some daytime
     Package Includes                                                                      activities include ziplining, river rafting, and kayaking on Lake Arenal. Relax in
                                                                                           the evening by soaking in the thermal waters of Tabacón Hot Springs. Of course,
     All ground transfers ✦ 2 nights Arenal ✦ Tabacón Hot Springs entrance & dinner
     ✦ 4 nights Guanacaste ✦ Daily breakfast
                                                                                           the volcano is never far away and sometimes will put on quite a show at night.

                                      Per Person                                           Monteverde
                                                                                           A haven for flora and fauna, the Monteverde Reserves host hundreds of birds,
     7 days/6 nights from                 $699                                             mammals and plant species. Journey through this unique microclimate by treetop
                                                                                           walkway, or for the more adventurous traveler try the zipline canopy tour, and
     Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.
                                                                                           hopefully catch a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal.



     Costa Rica Explorer: Arenal, Monteverde & Guanacaste
     9 days/8 nights   |   Minimum 2 persons
     Departs daily

     Experience what makes Costa Rica unique with this itinerary that combines Arenal
     and Monteverde, two of this country’s most popular natural attractions, with a stay
     at a Guanacaste beach resort. Highlights include entrance to Arenal’s famous
     Tabacón Hot Springs and cloud forest trails at Monteverde – where you can choose
     between a Treetop Walkway or Zipline Canopy tour.

     Package Includes
     All ground transfers ✦ 1 night San José ✦ 2 nights Arenal ✦ Tabacón Hot Springs
     entrance & dinner ✦ 2 nights Monteverde ✦ Zipline Canopy or Treetop Walkway
     tour ✦ 3 nights Guanacaste ✦ Daily breakfast

                                      Per Person

     9 days/8 nights from               $1,129
     Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.




           “Guanacaste has some really nice
           beaches with good waves and many
           of the towns are small and quaint.
           If you're looking for adventure, a
           zipline tour will add a some spice
           to your vacation."
           – Chris C.,
           Avanti Latin Travel Consultant                                                                                                                        Hermosa Beach,
                                                                                                                                                                     Guanacaste

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                                                                                                                                                               Arenal Volcano

                                                                                         Rainforest, Volcano & Beach: Tortuguero, Arenal & Guanacaste
Guanacaste                                                                               9 days/8 nights   |   Minimum 2 persons
Unwind as the cooling breezes of the Pacific melt the heat of Guanacaste’s warm          Departs daily
days. Stroll the beaches, go snorkeling, learn to surf, play golf, or lay poolside and
enjoy the leisurely pace of these seaside towns. With so many activities and so many     When you think of Costa Rica, imagine the rainforests, volcanoes and beaches
beaches, a few days in Guanacaste inspires its visitors.                                 that await you. This itinerary combines two of this country’s most famous natural
                                                                                         attractions, Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano, with a visit to the
Manuel Antonio (Can be substituted for Guanacaste)                                       popular Guanacaste beach area on the Pacific side of the country. Tortuguero
Manuel Antonio, famous for its pristine beaches, is surrounded by tropical rainforest    is an important coastal wildlife habitat, and a well-known sea turtle nesting site
and possesses options for all kinds of travelers. The national park beckons with a       between July and October. At Arenal you will be able to relax in the soothing
wide variety of flora and fauna, including a colony of squirrel monkeys.                 waters of Tabacón Hot Springs and view active Arenal Volcano, which can be
                                                                                         spectacular at night.

                                                                                         Package Includes
                                                                                         All ground transfers ✦ 1 night San José ✦ 2 nights Tortuguero National Park
                                                                                         ✦ All meals in Tortuguero ✦ Tortuguero Channels by Boat tour ✦ 2 nights Arenal
                                                                                         ✦ Tabacón Hot Springs entrance & dinner ✦ 3 nights Guanacaste ✦ Daily breakfast

                                                                                                                          Per Person

                                                                                         9 days/8 nights from               $995
                                                                                         Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.




                                                                                         Ultimate Costa Rica:
                                                                                         Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde & Guanacaste Beaches
                                                                                         11 days/10 nights     |   Minimum 2 persons
                                                                                         Departs daily

                                                                                         Let’s do it all! In 11 days you can visit three of Costa Rica’s most famous natural
                                                                                         attractions – Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud
                                                                                         Forest – and end your trip in Guanacaste, one of the country’s most popular beach
                                                                                         areas on Costa Rica’s western coast.

                                                                                         Package Includes
                                                                                         All ground transfers ✦ 1 night San José ✦ 2 nights Tortuguero National Park
                                                                                         ✦ All meals in Tortuguero ✦ Canal tour by boat ✦ 2 nights Arenal ✦ Tabacón Hot
                                                                                         Springs entrance & dinner ✦ 2 nights Monteverde ✦ Zipline Canopy or Treetop
                                                                                         Walkway tour ✦ 3 nights Guanacaste ✦ Daily breakfast

                                                                                                                            Per Person
                                                          Canopy walkway, monteverde
                                                                 Cloud Forest Reserve    11 days/10 nights from              $1,439
                                                                                         Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.

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              Liberia
             •                         Arenal                                                                             Costa Rica Eco-Discovery
                                      Volcano                                                           Tortuguero
                                       ▲                    72                       mi
                                                                                                          National Park   9 days/8 nights   |   Minimum 2 persons
                   Monteverde                                                                                                                                                             Light-to-Moderate Adventure
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                                                                                                                          northern Caribbean Coast to the southern Pacific Coast, and the cloud forest
                                                    San José         ★                    ••Trogon Lodge                  in-between.
         Punta
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         Islita                                                                                                           Tortuguero National Park – On the Caribbean Coast, you can explore the maze
                                                                                                                          of canals and waterways of Tortuguero, famous for turtles, manatees and frogs.




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                                                                                                                          San Gerardo de Dota Cloud Forest – One of the largest cloud forests in Costa
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                                                National Park                        •Dominical                           Rica, and one of the few remaining habitats for the endangered Quetzal, the holy
                                  IFI                                                                                     bird of the Mayans.
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                                                                                                                          it is considered to be the last significant virgin rainforest in Central America and
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                                                                     Osa Peninsula                                        one of the most biodiverse places on earth.

                                                                        Corcovado
                                                                                                                          Package Includes
                                                                                                          Puerto
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        Car Rental                                                   National Park
                                                                                                                          All air and ground transfers ✦ 1 night San José ✦ 2 nights Tortuguero ✦ All meals
                                                                                                                          in Tortuguero ✦ Canal tour by boat ✦ 2 nights Trogón Lodge in San Gerardo de
        Rates include unlimited mileage and taxes. Mandatory Collision Damage Waiver                                      Dota ✦ All meals at Trogón Lodge ✦ 3 nights Dominical ✦ Corcovado National
        (CDW) insurance must be paid locally upon rental. $1,000 refundable deposit                                       Park tour ✦ Whale watching tour ✦ Daily breakfast
        with credit card. Minimum driving age is 21. Driver must present valid major
                                                                                                                                                                Per Person
        credit card.
                                                                                                                          9 days/8 nights from                     $1,919
        Car Type                                          Daily              Weekly
                                                                                                                          Not applicable during holiday seasons and other special events.
        4WD 1600cc A/C . . . . . . .          . . . . .   $59        . . .   $349
        Daihatsu Bego, 4 passengers
                                                                                                   Daihatsu Bego
        4WD 2000cc A/C . . . . . . . . . .          . . .   69       . . . .     405
        Suzuki Grand Vitara, 4 passengers
        4WD 3300cc A/C . . . . . . . . . .          . . .   85       . . . .     499
        Mitsubishi Montero, 5 passengers
                                                                                                 Mitsubishi Montero


        Other vehicle types available; check with us for details. We also offer full-coverage rates, including
        non-deductible insurance, drop-off fees, additional driver fees, child seats, and a full tank of
        gas. Call for these inclusive rates.




              Don't let driving distances deceive you! Estimate at least
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              twice as much time to drive within Costa Rica, due to road
              conditions.                                                                                                 Resplendent Quetzal, the holy bird of the mayans


        Star Clippers NEW!
        8 days/7 nights
        Call for departure dates and availability

        Sail the shores along Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua aboard the magnificent Star Flyer, one of
        Star Clippers’ 84-cabin tall ships. Their “mega-yacht sailing experience” truly embodies Avanti’s goal
        of giving people an authentic vacation, where you can sail from the smaller ports along Central
        America’s Pacific Coast. The sailings begin and end in Puerto Caldera with 17 different sailings
        from November 2010–March 2011.

        Package Includes
        7 nights sailing aboard Star Flyer; daily activities; all meals

                                             Per Person

        8 days/7 nights from                  $2,295
        May require pre- and post-excursion overnights in San José.                                                                                                                                           Star Flyer


        Pre- & post-cruise options for independent and group travel available. Visit our website for more information.
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