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A tropical playground where capuchins swing through the canopy and dolphins dart through warm waters, Costa Rica’s sleepy seaside towns and verdant jungle villages are home to friendly locals and a treasure trove of adventure.
Costa Rica's pristine beaches and celebrated cloud forests are some of the world's greatest sites for spotting epic wildlife in thriving ecosystems.
Home to eleven different habitats and an encyclopedia of exotic animals, a river excursion through Tortugero National Park could reveal anything from giant sea otters to the park's namesake turtles.
Live out your jungle dreams while whitewater rafting on the River Sarapiqui, zipping past howling monkeys, loitering sloths, and sprawling cacao plantations.
Sitting on a bed of bucolic pastures, the Arenal Volcano is a sleeping giant with an incredible maze of hiking and horseback trails nearby.
Dreaming of turquoise barrels and sandy shorelines? Paddle out sans wetsuit at one of Costa Rica's many tropical surf breaks.
The rainbow-colored coral reefs and lush foliage of Manuel Antonio National Park are alive with exotic creatures. Slip into flippers or hiking boots to get up close and personal with Costa Rica's finest wildlife.
Costa Rica is one of the happiest and greenest countries in the world.
This trip is inspired by ZOZI Guru Maya Gabeira. From renowned adventurers to celebrity chefs, the ZOZI Guru team consists of some of the world’s most accomplished professionals.
Maya Gabeira is no stranger to making waves. She started surfing at 14 and while her infatuation was immediate, her ability took a little longer to develop. With incredible determination and the help of her mentor, Carlos Burle, Maya has won four consecutive Billabong XXL Big Wave awards, an ESPY, and is arguably the world's most famous female big wave surfer.
Day 1: San Jose
The bustling streets of Costa Rica's capital city may not reflect the natural beauty that the country is known for, but its markets and museums are still ripe with intrigue.
Days 2-3: Tortuguero National Park
Famed as one of nature's greatest turtle hatcheries, Tortuguero National Park is a biologically diverse region that's home to species ranging from jaguars and monkeys to caimans and manatees.
Days 4-5: Sarapiqui
When it comes to conservation, Sarapiqui is king. A Caribbean lowland, it's a premier location for catching sight of exotic birds and fluorescent reptiles.
Day 6: Santa Rosa de Pocosol
Live like a local with a homestay at a family farm deep in the Costa Rican countryside. Soak in the simplicity with a lazy afternoon of mud-splattered chores and fishing for dinner in a nearby stream.
Days 7-8: La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano
Any town that lies at the base of an active volcano is fascinating, and La Fortuna is no exception. A mix of sleepy farm town and jungle village, it's an adventurer's dream.
Days 9-11: Monteverde
An emerald oasis where thick jungle treetops peek through a mystifying layer of fog, a visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest reveals the world's most resplendent display of exotic plants and wildlife.
Days 12-13: Quepos
Head to the glittering Pacific for a taste of “pura vida” at Quepo. Popular surf breaks and an authentic Latin American spirit are the hallmarks of this laid-back locale.
Days 14-15: San Jose
Leave Costa Rica's cloud forests behind in favor of the urban jungle with a final tour of the sights, smells, and flavors found on San Jose's storied streets.