Costa Rica Vacations

Choosing the Best Destination for You

Located just north of the equator, Costa Rica means “rich coast”, and contains secluded beaches, exotic wildlife, one of the most active volcanic regions in the world, and lush jungles. This vacation destination can be as relaxing or adventurous as you desire. Its appealing for family trips, romantic getaways, and solo travelers alike. Here are some of AAA Travel’s top Costa Rica vacation options.

Dreams Las Mareas

2020-2022 options available

Located on sugar-white sand and surrounded by lush green mountains and jungles in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action-packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools while sunbathing or laying under thatched palapa. Dreams Las Mareas features 447 luxurious suites filled with amenities for your comfort and convenience.

  • All-inclusive
  • Children’s program and play area
  • Jacuzzi and day spa
  • Sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball
  • Nearby attractions include National Park Playa Grande, Volcano Rincon de la Vieja, and Arenal Lake

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

2020-2022 options available

This upscale resort features a prime location facing the majestic Arenal volcano. The hotel has 53 suites, all with terraces and upgraded amenities. Enjoy panoramic volcano and mountain views, and attentive service.

  • Horseback riding, nature trails, mountain biking fishing, hiking, and natural hot springs
  • Fine dining with volcano view
  • Arenal volcano hike tour
  • Sky Tram & Sky Trek
  • Penas Blancas Safari Float

Colorful Costa Rica

2021 & 2022 options available

Find yourself surrounded by a multitude of colors: red macaws, blue morpho butterflies, pink and green houses, purple-hued orchids, verdant rainforests, and blazing sunsets. The land of Pura Vida known for wellness, wildlife, and waterfalls will come to life during this adventure.

  • Experience a boat ride through Tortuguero National Park
  • Zip line through the jungle canopy of La Fortuna
  • Enjoy an evening at the mineral-rich thermal hot springs, heated by the Arenal Volcano
  • Swim, snorkel, and relax during a catamaran cruise
  • Hike through the ranforest

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

2020-2023 dates available

Get up close and personal with turtles, monkeys, butterflies, and more. Glide along the canals of Tortuguero under the watchful eyes of colorful toucans and trek up the slopes of the Arenal Volcano – an adventure in the Pura Vida playground.

  • Take a river boat ride through canals, lagoons, and lowland rainforests teeming with wildlife
  • Join a local specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the turtles that nest in Tortuguero
  • Visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation to learn how they grow this exotic vegetable
  • Walk through old lava rocks on the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park
  • Observe monkeys, sloths, and chattering birds at the Arenal Hanging Bridges

Costa Rica Highlights

2020 & 2021 options available

Experience as much as you can of Costa Rica’s diverse countryside. On this 7-night tour, travel from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, and Monteverde.

  • Admire the wonder of the Brauillio Carrilo National Park
  • Take a guided hike through the jungle at Tortuguero National Park
  • Explore the village of Tortuguero
  • Visit the Arenal Volcano
  • Enjoy the Tabacon Hot Springs

Costa Rica Family Vacation

2020-2022 options available

Unveil the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful as you explore the verdant rainforest, breathtaking coastline, rugged mountains, and exotic wildlife of this Central American paradise on the Adventures by Disney Costa Rica family vacation.

  • Take a privately guided tour of the Cacao Rainforest
  • Soar through the rainforest on the Arenal Volcano National Park Zip Line
  • Soak in the EcoTermales Fortuna Hot Springs heated by Arenal volcano
  • Set sail on a private catamaran excursion
  • Experience a Costa Rican performance of traditional music and folk dancers

Viva Costa Rica

2021 options available

Ready for Costa Rica? From beach towns to dense rainforests, you'll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line, surf and even horseback ride your way around Central America’s most on-trend travel destination. 8-nights of Costa Rica’s teeming coral reefs, awe-inspiring wildlife, dramatic volcanoes and rejuvenating hot springs await.

  • See Arenal Volcano
  • Eat a delicious dinner with a local family and learn how chocolate is made in Arenal
  • Go white water rafting in Sarapiqui
  • Experience Ziplining in majestic Monteverde’s Selvatura Park
  • Try canyoneering in Arenal