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The People & Places of Costa Rica

Costa Rica invites you to experience the Pura Vida way of life, from luxurious ecolodges integrated with nature, to world-class adventure and wildlife, and plenty of beautiful sandy beach to relax and play.

Playa Biesanz

Walk along the side of the road until you find a hidden trail. Then wind through squirrel-monkey inhabited jungle and arrive at Playa Biesanz. This mostly secluded beach is a favorite with locals because of its excellent snorkeling and kayaking.

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Marino Ballena Park

This little-known stretch of protected coastline and ocean along the Central Pacific coast was named after the humpback whales that migrate to this region. It’s an excellent spot for wildlife viewing, peaceful rainforest hikes, and quiet beach naps.

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Pablo Ureña

Pablo Ureña's family has preserved Santuario Filaverde for the past 100 years. Walk with Pablo around the 10-acre primary forest, while he shares ancestral knowledge about the indigenous trees and natural uses of plants, then visit his rustic home for traditional Costa Rican lunch and coffee.

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Mauricio

Meet Mauricio, one of GreenSpot’s best-loved guides, whose perfect day involves showing travelers his native land and talking about preservation of its spectacular resources. His Costa Rica travel tip: pack your binoculars, hiking shoes, and an open mind.

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Brörán

The Brörán indigenous community in the southern part of Costa Rica, fights every day to protect their culture, heritage, and way of life. During a visit to their village you’ll help prepare cacao the traditional way, get a lesson in mask-making, and eat typical meals prepared by grandmothers.

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Doña Mara

Doña Mara welcomes you into her home with a smile and a hug. Here you can enjoy a delicious authentic Costa Rican lunch, try your hand at making her family recipe of tortillas and tamales, or ask her for an impromptu dancing lesson.

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Costa Rica Trip Styles & Itineraries

Our itineraries and trip styles are only starting points, designed to give you ideas and inspiration. Once you’re ready to get planning, we’ll work together to customize your perfect trip.

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Costa Rica Inspiration

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Costa Rica Testimonials

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When planning our 45th anniversary trip to Costa Rica we selected GreenSpot over several agencies. They were easy to work with, understanding of our desires, extremely knowledgeable, and responsive to our requests. We wanted a private, upscale and luxurious vacation, and Irene obliged with great destinations, magnificent hotels, friendly and knowledgeable guides, and an adventurous itinerary well suited to our desires.

Meryl and Barry Greenhouse
Traveled to Costa Rica November 2014
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From our first contact with GreenSpot, we knew that we were in extremely capable hands. After only a few brief conversations, they created an itinerary that was perfect for us, with every detail carefully selected. GreenSpot's vast experience and excellent contacts made our trip very special indeed. GreenSpot's commitment to customer service and satisfaction is truly exceptional and we can recommend them wholeheartedly.

Ilene Sterns and Phill Atkin
Traveled to Costa Rica in March 2015
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