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  • Kensington Tours

    A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying ... More
  • La Vela Latina

    A lively mix of locals and globals gather at this casual beach bar to lounge in leather rocking chairs on the open-air patio and sample from an exq... More
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    Just south of Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica are a series of wide, white-sand beaches backed by dense, tropical forest, mangrove swamps,... More
  • Manuel Antonio Surf School

    While this Pacific stretch’s notorious breaks are mainly for experts, novices can learn to hang ten along the calmer shores of Manuel Antonio Beach... More
  • Mark Hoyer

    More than 20 years of experience have provided Mark Hoyer with the know-how to guide travelers through the most beautiful places in the world. His ... More
  • Mercado Central, San Jose

    A buzzing hive of commercial activity, this covered market is as much of a full-immersion experience as a shopping destination. The front areas, pa... More
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

    Nearly 5,000 feet above sea level—and reached via a four-hour, precipitous, unpaved drive from San José—this 25,700-acre, amazingly biodiverse pres... More
  • Mountain Travel Sobek

    More than 40 years of experience arranging hiking, trekking, rafting, and kayaking excursions, with group or private itineraries. t+l trip pick Ala... More
  • Off the Beaten Path

    The Bozeman, Montana-based company specializes in itineraries to destinations throughout North and South America (as well as New Zealand, where it ... More
  • Osa Aventura

    An independent group of naturalists directed by biologist Mike Boston leads custom wilderness treks on the Osa Peninsula. More
  • Pavones Surfing

    The left point break at Pavones is the country’s most legendary wave—and a pilgrimage site for top surfers from all over the world. Beginners who’d... More
  • Playa Negra Surf School

  • Rachael Bockoven Colbert

    Years as agent: 13. Specialties: Costa Rica, Soft adventure. Consulting fee: None. More
  • Rara Avis Rainforest Reserve

    Many of the nearly 400 bird species at Rara Avis can be found nowhere else in the world. Costa Rica’s first reserve, this is the place that kicked ... More
  • Ríos Tropicales

    Float quietly past the howler monkeys, green iguanas, crocodiles, and toucans that reside on the thickly forested banks of Guanacaste’s Tenorio Riv... More

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