Costa Rica: Pura Vida

by  OARS

Trip Overview

Experience the spirit of pura vida –pure life–on this thrilling and exotic Costa Rican adventure. The journey begins along the Caribbean shores of Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll explore emerald canals by kayak, encountering a vibrant ecosystem bustling with monkeys, caimans, iguanas, sloths, and an impressive array of over 350 bird species. Moving inland, heart-pumping thrills await as you conquer the premier Class III-IV Pacuare River and glide through the jungle canopy on an exhilarating zip line.

Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy comfortable accommodations at tropical lodges, including two nights at the award-winning Rios Lodge, a peaceful haven nestled in the lush rainforest on a private reserve. With ample downtime for exploring nature trails, relaxing in hammocks, and soaking in natural pools by the river, you’ll find yourself relishing the ways of pura vida. What are you waiting for? Costa Rica awaits.

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Trip Details

  • Departure Months: June, July, August, September
  • Trip Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Rafting, Hiking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II), Whitewater (Class III+)

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