Drive to the stunning Pacific beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park (drive time: 3.5 hours). On the way, get a safe view of the large crocodiles at the Tarcoles River bridge. Experience the spirit of Costa Rica’s pura vida, a concept that reflects the positivity and joy of the Ticos, as members of the Tarcoles community open their doors to you for a local-style lunch. At Don Urbano and Dona Miriam's simple casa, sample Urbano's fresh catch of the day alongside many other typical Costa Rican treats. Keep your binoculars handy, and watch for the scarlet macaws that feed on almond trees nearby.
Gear up to ascend into the rainforest to explore eighty acres of forest, complete with spectacular views of the Nicoya Gulf on a canopy tour. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like scarlet macaws, toucans, and white-faced monkeys. We’ll then have an adventurous descent via almost two miles of zip-lines!
Head towards Quepos to reach your beautiful, environmentally-friendly accommodations at Villas Si Como No. The resort’s name (meaning “Yes, why not”) reflects the optimistic attitude of the Costa Ricans. Designed to take full advantage of the incredible setting where jungle meets beach, the resort’s terraces are built into the tropical rainforest and overlook the beach’s inviting white sands and sparkling blue water. Relax in your villa and enjoy the barefoot luxury of life on the beach!