The spirit of Costa Rica is best captured by its mantra “Pura Vida.” Directly translated, it means “pure life,” but in daily use it’s normally an expression of satisfaction or thanks, and is often heard as a greeting and farewell. It is said with a smile and upon hearing it you know you are in a place where the simple pleasures in life are not taken for granted. Whether you are looking for surfing, adventure, relaxation, giving back or family time, Costa Rica has it all.

  • Perfect for
    Families | Romantics | Adventurers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | June-August
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 3 Days: Essential Costa Rica-LP

    3 Days: Essential Costa Rica

    Experience the best of Costa Rica with a customized itinerary that includes relaxation and adventure activities. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1: Relax and Unwind

      Begin your stay relaxing at your resort. Opt for a spa treatment or yoga lesson, or take advantage of the facilities with a round of golf or game of tennis surrounded by lush jungle. End the evening with an indulgent meal on property, framed by great views.

    • Day 2: On the Water

      Spend the day on the water, where you can dive, snorkel, fish, kitesurf or enjoy the region’s pristine beaches. Surfers should take a lesson with local instructors, who can advise on the best areas for catching waves.

    • Day 5: Jungle exploration

      If you are staying at a resort located inland, spend your final day exploring the varied jungle. Favorite activities include zip-lining through the rainforest, white-water rafting, touring volcanoes and hiking.

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

  • Member Stories

    "We took a one-hour tour through the woods. It was fascinating to see all the birds and wildlife up close, and it was a total workout that we thoroughly enjoyed."
    Paula R., member since 2013
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Indagare's Emma Pierce
"Costa Rica has been a go-to vacation destination for U.S residents for decades thanks to easy flights and an abundance of available activities. While the country attracts many tourists, there is a great range of resorts and regions."
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What To Read

Everything we recommend is sourced first-hand by our well-traveled team and incredible network of insiders and resources around the world. Here are some the latest articles, interviews, and book and film recommendations not to be missed.

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