Costa Rica ...... 5 Way to Go designs tours to , WelcomeSan José & Surroundings ...... 5 ! Guanacaste ...... 7 Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and Roatán. Central & Southwest Pacific .....11 Whether you prefer to explore the diversity of one country or all five, let us help you Caribbean Coast ...... 14 visit the lands of natural beauty and warm people. Arenal, Cloud Forest &

Mountains ...... 15 An oasis of calm Unparalleled natural Belize ...... 19 and an heaven. Whether you beauty further enriched by its strong cultural Panama ...... 23 areCosta looking for Ricathe nightlife of a vibrant city, heritageNicaragua and legacy of warm and friendly Nicaragua ...... 26 adventure in the jungle, or relaxation on a hospitality. Nicaragua’s multi-ethnic and multi- beach—this country has something appealing lingual people take great pride in their culture Roatán...... 28 to everyone looking for an ideal and their country and welcome visitors with Terms & Conditions ...... 33 destination. open arms.

The jewel of Central America, A true tropical paradise and Belize is a country filled with history, exotic aRoatán playground for watersport enthusiasts and Belizenature and adventure. Whether it is visiting ecotourism lovers, Roatán is the best kept secret the Mayan temples or experiencing the natural in the Caribbean. With brilliantly blue water, wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef, we can pristine reef diving and spectacular sea life, this customize a package to fit your needs. destination offers a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.

A hidden treasure in Central America. The footprints of thousands of years, Once your reservation is complete Panamathe world’s most important land bridge and an we will send a customized package area rich in nature await you. For those seeking including your itinerary and flora and fauna, experiencing the unchanged information about your destinations, culture of seven indigenous tribes or enjoying and some Costa Rican coffee. Enjoy! the vibrant metropolis of Panama City, you will not be disappointed.

Tel. 1.800.835.1223 5623 Duraleigh Rd. [email protected] Raleigh, NC 27612 Fax: 919.803.8055 Enjoying activities and experiencesSustainable while respecting Tourism the natural environment and local community.

Costa Rica leads the world with its practice of . Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and Roatán are following by developing excellent programs to protect the beauty of these countries while welcoming visitors.

Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and Roatán welcome you to experience these natural wonders. ThankTo all of our partners who you!have been a part of the Way 2. Tailor-made itineraries designed for the special interests To Go family for 25 years, the entire team here at Way To of the vacationer such as ecotourism, hiking, bird- Go would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you!” We look watching, weddings, diving, whitewater & more. forward to working with all of our partners in the years to 3. Custom designed group incentives and affinity come and wish each and every one an exciting and successful programs, our expert agents are adept at dealing with year. large groups with specific needs. Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and Roatán are unique We don’t have standard vacation packages; on the contrary, eco-tourism destinations recognized the world over as the “go Belize we take the time to custom design each and every trip we to” places for the discerning eco-traveler. Our passion and our plan. The goal is to always exceed your clients’ expectations Roatán mission is to share our love of these countries; their vibrant and to make their trip indelible. Our team is made of cultures, natural wonders and unending beauty. Over the past knowledgeable and experienced destination specialists, having 25 years we have sent thousands of people to experience the visited Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and Roatán wonders of these countries, developing the expertise and long- Guatemala many times. If you have a question about a , tour or term relationships we have come to cherish from our partners. location at least one of our staff has been there! Honduras Because of these relationships we have grown into the leading eco-tourism trip designers for Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Knowing the importance of education, we conduct ongoing Nicaragua and Roatán. seminars and workshops nationwide involving our regional sales managers accompanied by local executive staff. Our A good part of our success stems from our ground operators. brochures, fliers and website are valuable tools for agents, We choose only the most knowledgeable, professional and El Salvador enabling them to find information about exciting and friendly operators to represent us in these countries and help profitable destinations quickly and easily. our clients’ experience be the best they can be and to enjoy Nicaragua the wonder of these destinations to their fullest. We believe in the old-fashioned way of gaining the trust of our partners: by offering expertise, quality packages and Way To Go has received significant professional recognition personalized touches that result in exceeding the clients’ and due to our success. Our trip plans start with three tiers: the agents’ expectations. Pacific Ocean 1. Air and land packages as featured in this brochure Our mission statement is as important to us today as it was 25 using fares of American Airlines, United, Delta, Avianca years ago… and Canadian carriers. Airfare for groups, singles, families—we do it all! “We make it easy to get there, Caribbean Sea Costa Rica nature makes it hard to leave.”


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Capital City: San José San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the Population: 4.7 million people largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, it is the ideal place to use Climate: Tropical. Summer is lush. Winter is dry. Warm as a base to take daily to an incredible variety of weather prevails throughout the year. ACTIVITIES regions. You will enjoy the excitement and beauty of volcanoes, Size: 50 miles long, 150 miles wide 1. La Paz Waterfall Gardens rainforests, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting and boat (51,000 square km) 2. Pacific Island Calypso Cruise cruising – all combined with the entertainment and nightlife 3. San José City Tour that a cosmopolitan city can offer. Language: Spanish and English. 4. Butterfly Farm & Coffee Britt 9. Rainforest Adventure Currency: The colón. Tour Atlantic Park Entry and return ticket are required to enter 5. Irazu Volcano, Lankaster 10. Arenal Volcano Hike Requirements: Costa Rica. Gardens & Orosi Valley 11. White Water Rafting Taxes: A 13% tax and 10% service charge are added to 6. Poas Volcano & Sarchi Oxcart Sarapiqui & Pacuare Factory checks in . Travelers may leave extra tip 12. Zipline Canopy for good service. There is an airport departure tax 7. Doka Estate Coffee Tour 13. River Float of approximately $29.00 US. 8. Sarapiqui Horseback Riding 14. Night Folklore Show

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Pacific Island San José City Tour Butterfly Farm & Irazu Volcano, Poas Volcano & Sarchi Doka Estate Coffee Tour is primarily a self-guided Calypso Cruise The tour will take Coffee Tour Lankaster Gardens Oxcart Factory The Doka Estate Coffee tour allowing our visitors Travel to and you through the city’s Visit an enclosed tropical & Orosi Valley This is a combination of Tour will educate and to proceed directly to cruise the calm waters historical monuments, garden filled with Ascend the Irazu Poas Volcano National inform you on the their areas of interest. We of the Gulf of to museums and parks. You butterflies. Then visit the Volcano, then descend Park Tour and Sarchi, the production and processing recommend a minimum of Tortuga Island, where will also have some time Café Britt Plantation, to Cartago, the cradle of Costa Rica’s of coffee. For over 70 1.5 hours for your stay. See you will enjoy a relaxing for shopping at the local where you will see old capital city. See native oxcart art. Lunch years the Doka Estate the Butterfly Observatory, day at the beach. White leather factories. the different stages of Lankaster Gardens and included. has been producing, Hummingbird Gardens and sand beach, swimming, growing, roasting and the Valley of Orosi. On harvesting, processing and our new bird watching canoeing and kayaking are packaging coffee. You your return, visit the roasting the grain. areas. part of the activities that will also enjoy a fun Bride’s Veil waterfall. you will enjoy at this island performance about coffee paradise. lore. COSTA RICA • San José 5 SANSan JOSÉ HOTELSJosé, Costa Rica Costa Rica Marriott DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton San José This hacienda-style features the splendor of a 30-acre coffee The DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose, conveniently located just plantation setting decorated with antiques for an elegant and minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and San comfortable atmosphere with magnificent views from all the rooms and José, the centrally located capital city of beautiful Costa Rica. This suites. The hotel offers 299 air-conditioned guestrooms with: High-speed sustainable hotel offers 222 spacious, comfortable guest rooms and Internet access, cable TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Amenities suites, with the such amenities as complimentary WiFi in public areas, include: gourmet coffeehouse, specialty , lobby lounge, spa, 24-hour room service and an onsite 24-hour fitness center. two pools, putting green, tennis courts, health club, sauna and whirlpool. Safe deposit boxes available at front desk. Grano de Oro Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main MOUNTAIN thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a sanctuary in the Xandari Resort & Spa heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander of Costa Rica. Each spacious , surrounded through the and present lush tropical flower arrangements by gardens, has a large view terrace for and luxurious plants at every turn. Spanish tile fountains grace intimate enjoying the sunset and lights of the atriums, ensuring that one is never far from the soothing melody of valley at night, plus a walled-in terrace falling water. for privacy and solitude. Enjoy a massage, mud wrap, facial and Hotel Presidente various exotic body treatments The Hotel Presidente, a 90 room hotel located in the heart of with a distinctive Costa Rican downtown San Jose is just 20 minutes from the International Airport. flavor. Xandari Resort & Spa Guests will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from San was named by World Travel José’s cultural and historical landmarks, including the National Theater, Award as Costa Rica’s Gold, Jade and National Museums, surrounding parks and outdoor Leading Spa Resort. shopping plazas.

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Sarapiqui Horseback Rainforest Adventures Arenal Volcano Hike White Water Rafting Zipline Canopy Tour River Float Night Folklore Show Combo Tour Experience real adrenaline Experience Arenal, an Sarapiqui & Pacuare This is a 100% By boat you will have Wonderful view of the Choose from a 2-hour and relaxation in active volcano. On your This section of the adrenaline experience, the opportunity to Central Valley while you horseback ride along the most sustainable way there, you will cross mighty rivers is some see the forest like see one of the largest enjoy a buffet of typical hacienda trails; Sarapiqui theme park. Enjoy our the central highlands of the fastest and best you’ve never seen it colonies of crocodiles Costa Rican dishes, white water rafting class complete One Day Tour; filled with cascading 10 miles of Class III before! Traverse over and natural habitat admire an amusing II and III; or double cable combining Canopy, Aerial waterfalls. You will also rapids! If you’re a first- half a mile of zip-lines for birds. This is a traditional mascarada Tree Canopy Tour. End Tram, Guided Walks, visit hot mineral springs. time or experienced in a harness, going must for nature lovers, show, pleasant music with lunch from chef Hummingbird, Orchid, paddler looking for the from tree to tree. birdwatchers and those and cheerful typical Millo’s cuisine at our river Butterfly, Frog Gardens excitement of big waves wanting to learn about dances. (Wed/Thurs side restaurant & visit the and a Hanging Bridge. and stunning scenery, the amazing forest. night Only) butterfly farm & garden. then this trip is for you.

6 Costa Rica • San Jose Guanacaste,A beguiling naturalist’s Costa paradiseRica The province of Guanacaste covers most of the northwestern part of Costa Rica. This picturesque region opens a doorway to the romance and serenity of flat lands, green mountains and rich foliage. Because of the unique climate, the region boasts a tremendous diversity of terrain from dense rain forests to airy deciduous forests, towering active volcanoes to lush sugarcane fields and thick lagoons to unburdened beaches.


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San José GUANACASTE • The capital city is Liberia. • The area is 3,900 square miles. It is 126 miles from ACTIVITIES Liberia to San José. 1. Folkloric Guaitil 10. White Water Rafting • The population is approx. 2. Buena Vista Hot Springs 11. Horseback Riding 350,000. 3. Floating at Corobici River 12. ATV 4. Zipline Canopy Tour 13. 5. Rincon Volcano 14. Nicaragua One Day 6. Arenal Volcano Hike 15. Palo Verde 7. 16. Diamante Eco Adventure 8. Sportsfishing Park 9.

COSTA RICA • Guanacaste 7 ALLGuanacaste INCLUSIVE HOTELS , Costa Rica The Westin Golf Resort and Spa Playa Conchal The Westin Playa Conchal is just a 45-minute drive from the Guanacaste International Airport and awaits its travelers with sandy beaches and pristine blue waters. While the breathtaking views are an amazing backdrop for ’s first all-inclusive resort, the extensive amenities including a lagoon-style pool, gardens, tennis courts, a golf course and thatch-roofed bungalows and the Westin Spa are all sure to make the retreat even more pleasurable.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Riu Costa Rica Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula The 5-star resort, Riu Palace Costa Rica, is located in Guanacaste in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A short 20 minute drive from the Liberia on the edge of the beach of Matapalo. This all inclusive 24H hotel, International Airport, this adults-only resort will seem a million miles away. fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, has four Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical swimming pools, a wet bar, jacuzzi, gym, sauna and a wellness center gardens, this hideaway will offer an Unlimited-Luxury experience in one of “Renova Spa” with different treatments and massages, international the most romantic and intimate settings imaginable. cuisine and a variety activities. Everything you need for maximum comfort during your stay. Riu Guanacaste Hotel Riu Guanacaste Hotel is located on beautiful Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste Dreams Las Mareas and is convenient to Liberia International Airport. Enjoying an extraordinary Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is a vibrant beach getaway for couples, climate, beautiful natural landscapes and romantic beaches, the Riu families and singles to enjoy all the inclusions of an Unlimited-Luxury® Guanacaste Hotel will offer you the maximum in luxury and comfort. ALL escape in a privileged location. Located on sugar-white sand and INCLUSIVE, THE RIU WAY FEATURES: Unlimited meals and snacks, multiple surrounded by lush green mountains and jungles in the Guanacaste specialty restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines, unlimited region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action-packed vacation alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, unlimited use of the in-room minibar featuring watersports, land activities and swimming pools while and liquor dispenser, safety deposit box, various water and land sports, daily sunbathing or lying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the activities, live entertainment, taxes and service charges included. evenings with nightly live entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges and so much more!

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Folkloric Guaitil Buena Vista Hot Springs Floating at Corobici River Zipline Canopy Tour Rincon Volcano Guaitil is a small town located Visit the spa where the mud Peacefully float down the This is a 100% adrenaline The Rincon de la Vieja has two in the limits of Santa Cruz, pots, Turkish bath and hot Corobici and Tenorio Rivers experience, see the forest like craters, one active crater with a its major activity is the mud springs bring you perfect where you will see birds, you’ve never seen it before! hot-water lake at the bottom, handicraft improved by the relaxation. Zipline and monkeys, crocodiles and many Traverse over half a mile of zip- and another dormant crater Indians of the area. A full horseback ride also included. other animals. lines in a harness, going from with a cold-water covered with explanation will be given there. tree to tree. vegetation. See a huge variety of birds, millenary trees and mammals.

8 Costa Rica • Guanacaste BOUTIQUE & BREAKFAST ONLY HOTELS Guanacaste, Costa Rica Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Costa Rica stands quietly among the Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Spilling trees, overlooking the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay. Designed down a lush mountainside to an isthmus of golden sand, Four Seasons by Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher, the first Latin American Andaz introduces exemplary luxury and service to this pristine setting. With was inspired by the organic forms and shapes of the native flora and two large beaches, a luxurious spa, championship golf and the magic of fauna, stimulating the senses of guests in new and refreshing ways. the tropical forest. The 163 generously sized guest rooms and suites are Featuring 153 guestrooms of which 21 are luxury suites, meeting imaginatively crafted with indigenous woods and stone finishes. Each room space, three themed restaurants, two secluded beaches, one family and seamlessly blends indoor comfort with an outdoor terrace or balcony living one adult swimming pool and an impressive Spa. The resort reflects area and mesmerizing views. Costa Rica’s Pura Vida philosophy, creating locally-inspired experiences in the comfortable, unique atmosphere for which Andaz is known. JW Marriott Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This property sits oceanfront and is surrounded Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort has 182 rooms, some featuring by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. The resort is next to beautiful oceanfront sunset views, but all with safety deposit boxes, an 18-hole golf course with a coastal layout. The property features a cable TV, A/C, minibar, King or two Queen size beds. Wireless Internet spectacular infinity pool, outdoor hot tubs, Kids Club, biking and jogging is available in the public areas and in the Business Center. The property trails. Our spa is ranked as one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa features 3 pools including beach front, scenic tropical and kiddie pools. Magazine. The resort offers several restaurants and bars: Azul Grill, our The hotel has six dining and bar options, meeting rooms, on-site tour beach front restaurant; Tamarine, featuring Asian fusion cuisine; Sabanero, concierge and wedding planners. The Diria offers one of the best a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse; and Nau Lounge & Bar, serving Sushi beach front locations and easy access to the town of Tamarindo for and cocktails. All rooms have balconies with garden, pool or ocean views. shopping and nightlife. El Mangroove Where man and mangrove meet with groovy inspiration, El Mangroove brings a new stature of “hot and hip” to Guanacaste. Located in Bahia Papagayo, at only 20 minutes from touch down to sand, it’s the closest resort to any international airport in Costa Rica. Spanning 17 acres with 150 meters of beach front, it’s ideally located at only 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco. 85 bohemian-chic suites are nestled amongst mangrove and beach front forest. Barefoot luxury, straight up laid-back and down-right cool.

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Arenal Volcano Hike Scuba Diving Sportsfishing Surfing White Water Rafting Experience Arenal, an active Divers will see soft and Costa Rica is home to some Experience some of the best Costa Rica offers some of volcano and on your way you hard coral formations and of the best sportsfishing and surfing in the world! Whether the world’s finest whitewater will cross the central highlands an abundance of finned deep sea in the world. you are a beginner seeking rafting rivers. Wild and filled with cascading waterfalls. residents, Angelfish, parrot Be prepared to catch Yellow lessons or a seasoned surfer, untamed, these big, brash You will also visit Tabacon Hot fish and moray eels, as well Fin Tuna, Black Fin Tuna, Blue Costa Rica is the place to be. rivers plunge through Mineral Springs. as a random sighting of a Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, spectacularly beautiful, largely sea turtle. Equipment rental Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper, unexplored tropical wilderness. is available and includes Roosterfish, Snook, Dorado everything you will need. and more!

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Guanacaste Latitude 10 hospitality exceedingexpectations. experience byproviding first-classattention,amenities,servicesand an EcoLodgewithinthedryforest, Nammbúcreates anunforgettable important practiceofpreserving the biodiversityoftheecosystem.As System itallowsthemtostandoutintheregion andshare its the environment. Bypracticingaspecial Environmental Management beach andischaracterizedbyitsgreat interest inpreserving nature and Nammbú beachfront bungalow, afamilyhotel,islocatedonCarrillo grab abiketopedalintotherustic-chictownofSantaTeresa. Perfect foraromantic getawayorhoneymoon.Surf,lounge,relax or and chef,youcanexpectunfussyluxurywithpersonalizedpampering. afull-timestaff whether lounginginyourcasitaoronthebeach.With cut downtobuildoureco-hotelsoyou’llbesurrounded bynature nestled innature, stepsfrom abeautiful,emptybeach.Notrees were acre beachfront boutiquehotelfeatures fivesecluded,open-aircasitas on thePacificCoast.Originallybuiltasaprivateresidence, ourfive- Enjoy thecomfortsofhomewithluxuryaresort atLatitude10, Nammbú planet-friendly, people-positivehospitality. itistheperfectwaytoliveCostaRicain Suites andPrivateVillas, authentic experiences.Offering an ample selectionofDeluxeRooms, ocean cove.Thisnon-touristyspotisperfectfortravelerswhocrave colorful communities,HotelPuntaIslitaisperched aboveasecluded included inyourstay. Surrounded byuntouchedtropical forest and resort activities.From artsessionstozip-lining,funexperiencesare Stay atHotelPuntaIslitaandenjoyauniquemenuofcomplementary Hotel PuntaIslita 12 different plantsandtrees. up closealongwith many an arrayofnational wildlife visitors willseewaterfallsand through tropical rainforests, scenery ofCostaRica.Riding ways toseethebeautiful ATV tourisoneofthebest ATV , CostaRica

13 tropical paradise. of CostaRica’s underwater discover thenaturalbeauty No experienceisnecessaryto Snorkeling 14 Nicaragua. Handicraft Market andLake National Park,Masaya carriage, Masaya Volcano Discover Granadacityby and nature ofNicaragua! discover thewonders,culture Costa Ricanborder, youwill afewhoursofthe Within Nicaragua One-day 15 forest. land, mangroves and dry that combinesrivers,marsh to studythisrichecosystem from allover theworldcome wildlife sanctuary. Scientists Palo Verde NationalParkisa Palo Verde - 16 skiing andATV. boarding, mountainbiking, jet ocean viewzipline, paddle ing thelongestsideby most excitingactivities,includ highlights 30ofCostaRica’s Diamante EcoAdventure Park Adventure Park Diamante Eco

- CentralThere is a certain atmosphere & that permeates Southwest this mid-Pacific region. It wraps Pacific, itself Costa Rica around you and frees you from stress and troubles. The wildlife is abundant and you CENTRAL & are likely to spot scarlet macaws, toucans and monkeys. The area is casual and laid- SOUTHWEST PACIFIC back but bustling when it comes to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. With its surfer- Jacó’s population is friendly atmosphere and magnificent beaches and waves, professional and amateur approximately 10,000 residents. surfers from all over the world flock here. This region holds countless attractive beaches It is also a popular destination and picturesque towns and villages. There are also several protected areas and national for surfers. parks to visit. This area offers a variety of adventurous travel experiences like touring through tropical forests and mangroves, horseback riding to tucked away waterfalls, Quepos’ population is kayaking through rivers and estuaries and walks on the beach. Prepare yourself for a full approximately 11,000 residents. itinerary of sights to see. It is 90 miles from San José. Water temperature of 82oF.

A rainforest teeming ACTIVITIES with wildlife 1. Carara Biological Reserve 8. Kayak Jaco Outriggers 2. White Water Rafting 9. Horseback Riding 3. Canopy Tour 10. Sportsfishing 4. Manuel Antonio National Park 11. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling 5. Corcovado National Park 12. Ocean King Catamaran 6. Rainforest Aerial Tram Adventure 3 7. Mangrove Tour 1 San José 8 Jacó 3 9 10 6 MANUEL ANTONIO HOTELS 3 2 Quepos 7 4 10 Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort 12 Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort is a stunning, luxury and 11 sustainable 38-room exclusive resort with spectacular views of the Manuel Antonio National Park, nestled in 11 acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded white sand beaches. Guest rooms, premium suites and suites offer spectacular ocean and rainforest views, elegant and casual dining in two restaurants with a 5 focus on fresh local ingredients, two fresh water swimming pools and a spectacular Wellness Center with personalized service. Arenas Del Mar is a model project for sustainable development strictly following the guidelines laid out by the Costa Rican Certification for Sustainable Hotel Parador Resort & Spa Tourism (CST). Hotel Parador sits atop a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean surrounded by 400 acres of lush La Mansion tropical rainforest. It is located in the most remote and Situated on a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, rainforest pristine area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from canopy and National Park, La Mansion provides fabulous 360 the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, the degree views from its rooftop “Sky Lounge.” The Inn is just minutes small sport fishing town of Quepos and the local airport. away from pristine beaches, sportsfishing at Quepos harbor, and the Just 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, hidden local airport. Combining this exotic setting with the finest foods, in a secluded bay, you will find the most breathtaking white services and amenities available, we offer a remarkable luxury sand beach surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters and jungle. experience. We serve elegant Mediterranean design constructed by a Surrounded by beautiful gardens, all rooms have balconies with team of Swiss architects and decorated by Italian interior designers. views of either the rainforest or the ocean. Guests may experience many Our interior displays a wealth of original paintings by some of Costa luxurious extras including room service, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar, Rica’s top artists. coffee maker, telephone, safe deposit box, ceiling fans and hair dryers.

COSTA RICA • Central & Southwest Pacific 11 MANUELCentral ANTONIO HOTELS& Southwest Pacific, CostaJACO HOTELS Rica The Tulemar Resort Los Sueños Condos Tulemar Resort is set in the peaceful 33-acre gated Tulemar Gardens condominium Los Sueños Resort community overlooks the beautiful Bahia with its own magnificent exclusive beach. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury Herradura near the lively community of Playa Jaco. Its unique villas and comfortable, budget-friendly bungalows and standard rooms. Our villas location offers breathtaking vistas, provides a host of amenities provide both privacy and space needed for a romantic getaway or a memorable on-site and easy access to a multitude of activities and diversions. vacation with family and friends. The property is spectacular, nestled in the With its 200-slip international marina, spectacular view properties, rainforest with specular views of the beautiful Pacific. Tulemar Resort features private beach club, challenging 18-hole eco-golf course, four-star gardens, walking paths, abundant wildlife, 4 pools, restaurant, concierge service, Marriott hotel and 600-acre rainforest reserve, Los Sueños is truly daily maid service, free WiFi and all air conditioned units. Costa Rica’s premier destination resort community.

Si Como No Resort & Spa Croc’s Hotel & Casino Si Como No Resort & Spa is a unique Costa Rican Resort and spa facility created With 152 luxurious hotel rooms, three restaurants and a to align with the global trends in Eco-tourism and boutique resort comfort. As Style Casino, Croc’s Casino Resort offers a bit of everything with a concept, the hotel is a blend of the country’s incredible biodiversity and the casual sophistication in beautiful Jaco Beach, Costa Rica and Croc’s deeply rooted cultural values of the Costa Rican people. The expression “Si “Liquidity” Bar, where you will enjoy the ocean sunset. Enjoy the Como No” (roughly translated as ‘yes, why not?’) truly captures the disarming beach and town markets in the morning, then relax at our four-star nature of the Costa Rican personality – easy going charm and optimism. pool. Eat at one of the three restaurants and bars, then enjoy the nightlife and entertainment in the Las Vegas Casino and Bars.

Shana Tucked in on the edge of the forest and overlooking the expanse of the Pacific, Shana Hotel is the ideal escape in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. With clean lines and an open, airy feeling, there is little doubt that the casual yet chic décor of this sea-view jungle retreat is perfect for those who want to quietly lounge in the sun, enjoy healthy gourmet cuisine in Shana’s own El Gusto Restaurant, self-indulge with spa services and catch sight of local wildlife. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Spa Lifestyle Suites & Residences, 3 bedroom luxury units, full kitchen facilities and one with its own private infinity pool.

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Carara Biological Reserve White Water Rafting Canopy Tour Manuel Antonio Corcovado National Park Rainforest Aerial Tram The Old Spanish route to the Tours are available for the See the forest like you’ve National Park Corcovado National Park is The Pacific Rainforest Aerial Pacific Ocean, one of Costa novice to the experienced never seen it before – a 100% Enjoy the delights of the the last lowland rainforest Tram allows guests to Rica’s most scenic roads, will rafter. Professional guides adrenaline experience! Strap tropical rain forest. You will of sustainable size in Central discover the hidden secrets take you to Carara Reserve. and equipment are provided into your harness and traverse experience wildlife, monkeys, America and is considered “the and hanging gardens of the You will explore the trails to make your white water through the trees on over a butterflies, scarlet macaws, most biologically intense place Transitional Tropical Rainforest, under a canopy of giant trees experience the best. half mile of ziplines. orchids and many other on earth” by the National cascading 40 feet waterfall, and scarlet macaws, monkeys, tropical beauties. Geographic Society. giant rainforest trees and a coatimundis, iguanas and panoramic view of the ocean. dazzling butterflies. Guided tours available.

12 Costa Rica • Central & Southwest Pacific CentralJACO HOTELS & Southwest Pacific, CostaUVITA HOTELS Rica Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Kurá Design Villas This property shares a spectacular beachfront location with an 1,100 acre When the concepts of ultimate luxury and astonishing rainforest and an 18-hole Ted Robinson designed eco-golf course, while design met with environmental awareness and still offering world-class amenities and activities. The hotel offers 201 sustainability, Kurà Design Villas was born. From the guestrooms with a mini bar, iron, ironing board, in-room safe, TV with full extraordinary, breath-taking views to the custom- cable, pay movies and video games, alarm clock, two telephones, Internet built glass, double-rain shower in each seductive villa, access, bathrobe, hair dryer and a Juliet style balcony. Amenities include a every detail at Kurà was crafted to bring guests the gourmet coffee house, three restaurants, two lounges, wet bar, spa, health most exclusive and unique experience possible. Enjoy club, large outdoor horizon pool and beach, whirlpool, two lighted tennis traditional Costa Rican food fused with superb culinary courts, jogging trail, casino and an amphitheater. expertise. Relax with a handcrafted, refreshing cocktail at the spectacular but soothing saltwater infinity pool. Learn to surf and snorkel at the infamous Caño Island or simply walk along the Villa Caletas and Zephyr Palace pristine, untouched Southern Pacific beaches. Villa Caletas expresses a truly unique combination of a mountain and . Standing out 1,150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Villa OSA PENINSULA HOTELS Caletas shines like a jewel among , prized not only for location, design and decor, but also for its outstanding facilities. The spectacular Lapa Rios 180-degree panorama from this tropical-jungle allows you to enjoy the A luxurious 16-bungalow ecolodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean magnificent view from the islands of the Nicoya Peninsula gulf to the and protecting over 1000 acres of preserved rain forest, hosting crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura, taking in the majestic mountains. 2.5% of the World’s Biodiversity, soon to be named World Rainforest spreads below to the sandy shores, where Villa Caletas maintains Heritage Site. Here, environmental education is fundamental to its own inviting private beach. All rooms provide: cable TV, minibar, coffee the employees and international guests’ experiences. Lapa Rios maker, private bathroom, shower with hot water, hair dryer, ceiling fans, air is certified by the country’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism conditioning, telephone with outside line and safety deposit box. All rooms (CST) program and has received the highest level of 5 leaves. are non-smoking. This model ecolodge has been consistently voted as one of Latin America’s top resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Andrew Harper.

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Mangrove Tour Kayak Jaco Outriggers Horseback Riding Sportsfishing Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Ocean King Catamaran Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge Paddle the ocean in an eight- You will enjoy beautiful views Costa Rica is home to some Divers will see soft and Adventure protects a large estuary, person canoe past spectacular on horseback of the Pacific of the best sportsfishing and hard coral formations and Cruise on the Ocean King for mangrove forest and tropical cliffs, then stop at secluded Coast and Central Plateau as deep sea fishing in the world. an abundance of finned 4 hours along the coast of dry forest. This boat trip beaches for some of the best well as a great variety of local Be prepared to catch Yellow Fin residents: Angel-fish, parrot Quepos, Manuel Antonio & the into the estuary offers an snorkeling on the Central flora and fauna. Guides will Tuna, Black Fin Tuna, Blue Marlin, fish and moray eels, as well Manuel Antonio National Park. opportunity to observe a Pacific Coast. help you choose a horse and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin, as a random sighting of a Water slides, luxury Jacuzzis, variety of rare and abundant give you instruction if needed. Grouper, Snapper, Roosterfish, sea turtle. Equipment rental giant trampolines, snorkeling wildlife species of birds, Snook, Dorado and more! is available and includes equipment, dolphin & whale monkeys, & iguanas. everything you will need. watching. Includes meals and non-alcoholic drinks.

COSTA RICA • Central & Southwest Pacific 13 CaribbeanCosta Rica’s “Amazon”, Coast, a natureCosta lover’s Rica haven. A melting pot of ethnic and cultural diversity, the Caribbean Coast spreads out like a tropical patchwork quilt. Visiting the Caribbean is like entering an area where its inhabitants and culture will remind you of Jamaica and other British colonized Caribbean islands. Rich in awe-inspiring jungle where many endangered species thrive, a great portion of this coast is protected in national parks. Perhaps the best known is Tortuguero, which covers Costa Rica’s eastern seaboard. There are plenty of wetlands, rivers, lagoons and canals that serve as a window through which the visitor can admire the amazing flora and fauna, making it a wonderful experience for nature lovers. Along the coast, approximately 3000 green sea turtles come to shore each season between July and October to lay their eggs. Caymans, monkeys, sloths, toucans, manatees, jaguars and over 405 species of birds abound in the area.

CARIBBEAN COAST 1 2 3 The entire coastal area spans 124 miles. Tortuguero The average temperature is 77oF–87oF. Puerto Limón 4 San José

CARIBBEAN COAST HOTELS ACTIVITIES Pachira Lodge 1. Turtle Nesting Pachira Lodge is located only five minutes from Tortuguero 2. Tortuguero Tropical National Park. Surrounded by a network of very scenic canals, Rainforest this is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, 3. Fishing tours characterized by its rich flora and fauna. The lodge has 88 4. Pacuare Whitewater comfortable rooms, all with private bathrooms, hot water, Rafting ceiling fans and bamboo furniture. The hotel also boasts an excellent bar and restaurant service.

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In the vibrant reggae town of Puerto Viejo, Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel is a haven of ele- TOURS gance and comfort, the perfect combination of ocean, jungle, Turtle Nesting Tortuguero Tropical Fishing Tours Pacuare Whitewater Rafting culture and luxury. Specially Visit the Tortuguero beach at Rainforest Tours can be arranged for The Pacuare River, known for designed for travelers looking to the Caribbean Sea at night and Drive through Braulio Fresh Water Fishing for Tarpon its combination of white water pamper themselves in a destina- watch sea turtles come ashore National Park and see the and Snook Fishing. and clear pools, is one of the tion filled with culture and contact with nature. Sit on your and lay their eggs. spectacular rain forest. Then five best rafting rivers in the private terrace and soak in your surroundings. Listen to the Nesting Seasons: ride a river boat through the world and promises a trip Tortuguero Canals and marvel howl of the monkeys in the canopy or take a relaxing stroll up July–October: Green of pure magic, unsurpassed July–September: Hawksbill at all the natural surroundings. beauty of virgin rainforest and the beach to enjoy surfing or paddling in a kayak. Dine at Le July–September: Loggerhead wildlife. NUMU for international, modern cuisine and head to La Sula July–September: Leatherback Sea Lounge Beach Club for a cocktail.

14 Costa Rica • Caribbean Coast ArenalArenal volcano is the smallest, Cloudand most active volcano Forests, in Costa Rica. Long dormant, & Arenal Mountains Costa Rica erupted in July of 1968 and has been constantly active since. Prior to this, the last eruption is ARENAL & CLOUD FORESTS thought to have been around 1500 AD. The volcano is approximately 3000 years old and has ARENAL: Located 3 hours North of San an elevation of 5500 feet. José. Costa Rica’s most active volcano. The High on the Tilaran Mountain Range, Monteverde is one of the most fascinating volcano is 5,479 feet above sea level. destinations in Costa Rica. Monteverde is cool, verdant and rich in biodiversity and a MONTEVERDE: Located 4 hours from San multitude of microclimates. Quaker families came from the US to settle here in 1951, José. Founded by American Amish, Cloud choosing to live in harmony with their surroundings and the Costa Rican families of Forest Reserve covers 26,000 acres. nearby Santa Elena village. Later, their quest to preserve this area became an international conservation effort that today bears the fruit of the private nonprofit Monteverde Cloud Forests Reserve, a unique balance between conservation and tourism that covers more than 40 square miles.

Even the most discriminating traveler will find adventure.

ACTIVITIES 1. Hanging Bridges 7. Canyoning and 2. Cano Negro Waterfall Rappel 22 Wildlife Tour 8. Sky Tram-Sky Trek 3. Arenal Volcano ARENAL HOTELS 171 49 48 59 160 Hike 9. ATV Arenal 11 1122 Arenal Nayara 3 4. Mountain Bike 10. Horseback Riding 1 Monteverde Tour Nayara is Arenal’s jewel. A place of nature where romance emanates and 13 11. Birdwatching 125 136 107 182 13 life moves at a slower pace to allow time to rekindle old relationships 5. Hot Springs 12. Monteverde and to start new ones in an enchanting way. Nayara is an authentic 6. White Water Cloud Forest Rafting Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the 13. Monteverde ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Nestled in Night Hike San José lush tropical gardens, tasteful in every detail and appointed with modern amenities, all of the rooms are spacious, beautiful freestanding bungalows that reflect the local sense of style and offer spectacular views of the majestic Arenal Volcano or of the green rainforest.

Royal Corin Resort The Royal Corin Thermal Water & Spa Resort,a 54 luxury room boutique hotel is renowned for its service, warm atmosphere and sense of romance. Each room has a mini bar, LCD TV and panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. Suites offer Jacuzzis and a small living room. Resort Services include Wi-Fi, International Cuisine Restaurant, spa with a unique combination of tropical treatments, natural thermal pools, outdoor Jacuzzis with waterfalls; natural volcanic steam sauna, 24/7 concierge service, room service and much more.

COSTA RICA • Arenal, Cloud Forests & Mountains 15 ARENALArenal HOTELS , Cloud Forests & Mountains Costa Rica Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort The Springs Resort & Spa Tabacon Grand Spa offers the unique combination of the energy of the The Springs Resort & Spa seeks to redefine the highest standards of Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and excellence for world class luxury resorts with its timeless architecture mystique of the surrounding rainforest, blended into what many have and interior design. The unique location and natural attributes of the described as “paradise” or “the eighth-wonder of the world.” Tabacon 165 acre resort include spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, artesian Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a 102 guest room luxury hotel located at mineral hot springs, lush rain forest and the scenic Arenal River. Each the base of the Arenal Volcano. This five-star luxury resort is recognized guest room and villa offer a volcano view, private balcony, hammock, as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World. rocking chair, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and multiple head The resort’s unique thermal springs emerge directly from the volcano, shower, satellite flat screen TVs, surround sound CD/DVD with iPod/ cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. MP3/USB, Wi-Fi access, wet bar, safe, mini bar and coffee maker, as well as a full Spa and Fitness Center, Salon and Cardio Center. Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa Arenal Kioro, with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano, creates Arenal Manoa unforgettable experiences in harmony with the environment. The hotel Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy the has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma marvelous view of Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal and animals, the rooms have been designed so that each one offers you Volcano National Park. Kioro offers 53 beautifully decorated suites with a panoramic view of the volcano. Visitors can take advantage of the the best panoramic Arenal Volcano and mountain views. Guests can spacious gardens for walking and meditation or relax by the pool, all enjoy two restaurants, wonderful gardens, mini gym, Neidin Spa, snack while overlooking the volcano. bar, two temperate pools and seven private hot springs all a few steps from your room. Hotel Magic Mountain Hotel Magic Mountain offers a prime location near the town of La Fortuna for shops, restaurants and nearby hot springs. The hotel offers 36 guest rooms and six Deluxe Junior Suites, all beautifully appointed with comfortably elegant furnishings and stunning panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano. Hotel Magic Mountain’s staff will always make every effort to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

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Hanging Bridges Caño Negro Arenal Volcano Hike Mountain Bike Tour Hot Springs White Water Rafting Canyoning & Waterfall Rappel Enjoy 15 bridges and Wildlife Tour Enjoy the beautiful scenery Bike through the The Arenal Volcano’s The seven mile trip on From the first waterfall we interpretive trails through All “Nature Lovers” will surrounding the Arenal Arenal Volcano Reserve geothermal activity the Sarapiqui River is will rappel down from the the rain forest while have a four-hour floating Volcano, ”Mountain of and Arenal Lake on a has created a number suitable for beginners and top into the beautiful and guided by a naturalist, through a tropical Fire.” The hike begins beautiful trail. Encounter of natural hot springs intermediates. It includes pristine canyon below. We who through the natural rain forest and pastures. on the active side of the many different birds throughout the area. a very safe section formed have 5 rappels, 4 of which are history will open for you You will see one of the volcano that takes you and mammals including Warm and soothing and by rapids followed by alongside or right in waterfalls, the doors of a fascinating richest areas in biological through the forest, over Cuckoos, Toucans, loaded with beneficial crystalline ponds. Along and one dry rock face. Then a and colorful Tropical Rain diversity in Costa Rica. recent lava flows and then Crested Guans, Trogons, minerals, these springs the journey one can enjoy short trek out of the canyon Forest world. A similar tour to the destroyed area Howler Monkeys and offer visitors an ideal way four Class III rapids and on a magical trail, head back is available in Monteverde. now in the process of Raccoons. to relax and rejuvenate. about 20 class II rapids. in the 4x4 vehicles to the base regeneration. camp for a “Typico” Costa Rican lunch. 16 COSTA RICA • Arenal, Cloud Forests & Mountains ArenalCLOUD FOREST HOTELS , Cloud Forests & Mountains Costa Rica El Establo Mountain Hotel Villa Blanca Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers Located just one hour from the San Jose Airport, the Villa Blanca the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience starts with your unique accommodations. These charming, experience: The area’s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, spacious “Casitas,” or bungalows, are unparalleled in Costa Rica in café-bars, special events center, Internet access, shop, tennis their unique style and setting on a hilltop overlooking 3,000 acres of court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and dairy farms and protected Cloud Forest. These spacious bungalows the most charming staff. This half Costa Rican – half Quaker family- are built and decorated in the best folk tradition, all of them featuring owned hotel will allow you to experience the best of both cultures. a cozy fireplace for the cool comfortable nights that characterize the tropical cloud forest of the region. In Villa Blanca, relaxation and comfort go hand in hand with the conservation of wildlife. The thrill of adventure Peace Lodge MOUNTAIN HOTELS is complemented by the serenity that surrounds you. Welcome to the Peace lodge, the ultimate awakening of your senses. Here every magical sight, wondrous smell and sensual touch create Alta Gracia irreplaceable memories of a journey you wish to take again and again. AltaGracia was born as the only “Boutique Hacienda” in the country and Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Peace Lodge like that of a true Hacienda, its exceptional home-style service culture is introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences what defines it. The property encompasses 350 hectares of land offering celebrating the natural wonders of the rainforest and the splendid abounding explorations with spectacular Costa Rica views at every creatures that inhabit this magical environment. turn. Designed for guests seeking a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home and access to world-class dining, an exceptional Spa and Fitness program and a wide variety of recreational activities. The El Silencio Lodge & Spa beauty is all yours to explore and experience. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a refined cloud forest retreat, inlaid between two of Costa Rica’s National Parks in the central volcanic region. Its 500 Rio Perdido acre private reserve features hidden waterfalls, hiking trails, horse stables The centerpiece of a 600-acre private reserve is Rio Perdido, which and an Eco-Adventure Park with canopy zip-lining and rappelling. Its means “lost river.” This 150-foot, thermo-mineral gorge that draws mini farm supplies the fresh and organic ingredients that makes dining energy from deep magma flows, will cast its spell on anyone that at Las Ventanas a special treat. Esencia Spa is perfect to draw in the descends to its magical waters. It’s a completely natural and inspiring forests’ life energy while enjoying a wellness treatment. Suites and Two- setting, unlike any other place on the planet. Just a short walk from Bedroom Villas offer privacy and luxury amenities including a viewing the bungalows, guests may spot unique species of mammals, reptiles, deck and a heated outdoor whirlpool. insects and amphibians. Zip through the inside of our White Canyon on a carbon fiber line or bike through miles of world-class trails. 8 9 10 11 12 13

Sky Tram – Sky Trek ATV Horseback Riding Birdwatching Monteverde Cloud Forest Monteverde Night Hike Experience the most spectacular Explore the beauty of Costa Rica You will enjoy beautiful views on Whether in Arenal or a Cloud You will experience eight different For those who wish to views of the Arenal Volcano & on an all-terrain vehicle. Enjoy horseback of the Pacific Coast Forest, the bird watching is ecological life zones with over observe wonders hidden Lake from the Sky Tram or the mammals and birds, beautiful and Central Plateau as well as superb. Spot Resplendent 100 species of mammals and in the forest after dark we Sky Trek (zip lines) or take a nice water falls, swimming holes and a great variety of local flora Quetzals, Hummingbirds, Slaty- 400 species of birds where the offer guided night hikes. At hike trough trails full of flora and butterflies. and fauna. Guides will help you tailed Trogons, Blue Crowned Monteverde Cloud Forest reaches sunset 80% of the forest fauna. Sky Tram is a 15-minute choose a horse and give you Motmots, King Fishers, the Tilaran Mountains. life becomes active. Our aerial tram tour through the instruction if needed. Woodpeckers, Manakins and Naturalist has rainforest. Sky Trek is a 3,280 foot many Fly Catchers. Tours begin developed great sensibility long zipline system that gives you early when most birds are to spot the night creatures, the opportunity to enjoy the rain prevalent. pointing them out with forest and its beautiful views. spot lamps.

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a Costa Rica Marriott i Arenas del Mar Beach & a Grano de Oro Nature Resort a Hotel Presidente i La Mansion a Doubletree Cariari by Hilton i Hotel Parador Resort & Spa San José i The Tulemar Resort a Xandari i Si Como No Resort & Spa i Shana Guanacaste h Los Sueños Condos d The Westin h Croc’s Hotel and Casino c Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica h Los Sueños Marriott Resort & Spa Ocean & Golf Resort c Riu Guanacaste Resort h Villa Caletas and Zephyr Palace c Riu Palace Costa Rica o Kurá Design Villas r Dreams Las Mareas p Lapa Rios b Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Caribbean Coast d JW Marriott c El Mangroove k Pachira Lodge b Andaz Peninsula q Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel Papagayo Resort e Tamarindo Diria Beach Arenal Cloud Forests and Golf Resort l Arenal Nayara m El Establo Mountain Hotel f Hotel Punta Islita l Royal Corin Resort J Peace Lodge f Nammbú l Tabacon Grand Spa n El Silencio Lodge & Spa f Latitude 10 Thermal Resort n Villa Blanca l The Springs Resort & Spa l Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa l Arenal Manoa l Hotel Magic Mountain

Costa Rica National Parks & Reserves Travel Times from San José 1 Arenal N.P. 20 Isla Bolaños Reserve San Jose to Miles Driving Time 2 Ballena N.P. 21 Isla del Cocos Alajuela 12 20 min 3 Barra del Colorado 22 Juan Castro Blanco N.P. Cahuita 170 4 hr, 15 min 4 Barra Honda N.P. 23 La Amistad International Park Cartago 13 25 min 5 Braulio Carrillo N.P. 24 Las Baulas National Marine Park & Las Cañas 117 2 hr, 50 min 6 Cabo Blanco Tamarindo Reserve Golfito 196 6 hr, 30 min 7 Cahuita N.P. 25 Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve Jacó 62 1 hr, 30 min 8 Caño Island 26 Manuel Antonio N.P. Liberia 116 4 hr 9 Caño Negro Lake 27 Ostional National Reserve Monteverde 104 4 hr 10 Carara Biological Reserve 28 Palo Verde National Reserve Puerto Limón 145 3 hr, 15 min 11 Chirripó N.P. 29 Peñas Blancas Forest Reserve Puntarenas 70 1 hr, 15 min 12 Corcovado N.P. 30 Poás Volcano N.P. Quepos 109 2 hr, 30 min 13 Curu National Reserve 31 Rafael Lucas Rodriguez National Reserve Santa Rosa N.P. 161 3 hr, 45 min 14 Gandoca-Manzanillo National Reserve 32 Rincón de la Vieja N.P. Sarchí 32 1 hr, 10 min 15 Guayabo National Monument 33 Santa Rosa N.P. Tamarindo 166 4 hr 16 Guayabo, Negritos 34 Tapantí National Reserve Tambor 106 4 hr, land and ferry 17 Golfito National Reserve 35 Tortuguero N.P. Arenal Volcano 97 3 hr 18 Hitoy Cereré National Reserve 36 Guanacaste N.P. Irazú Volcano 28 1 hr 19 Irazú Volcano Poás Volcano 32 1 hr

18 Locations in Costa Rica Corozal Mayan Temples, pristine environmentACTIVITIES and exotic marine life await you!

Belize is an adventurer’s haven full of lush rainforests, rolling hills Belizeand home to the second largest barrier reef in the world. The forests here are teeming with wildlife, newly discovered cave systems, and Ambergris Northern Belize Caye challenging trails for trekking and ATV adventures. The sparkling, clear waters of the rivers, the shimmering spray of the falls and the San Pedro contrasting green of the forest are accentuated by a wild display of 3 1 9 7 colorful flowers of over four hundred and fifty species of orchids, palmettos and other exotic plants. Belize City BELIZE FACTS 2 Capital City: Belmopan BELIZE CITY Belmopan Population: 363,368 • Largest city in Belize • Population of 70,000 Climate: Subtropical, annual temperature of 80oF. • Former capital Cayo District Rainy season is typically June–November. • Close to airports 8 10 Size: Approximately 8866 square miles. 5 9 CAYO DISTRICT 12 Language: English is the official language and is ACTIVITIES & TOURS 11 • Mountain Pine Ridge is 4 6 1 7 widely spoken, as is Spanish. a key attraction 1. Snorkeling 5. Barton Creek Cave Southern Belize Currency: US dollar and Belize dollar. • Home to many Mayan 2. Zipline & Jungle Cave Canoeing Placencia Ruins Tubing 6. Actun Tunichil Muknal Entry 1 7 Passport and return ticket are required to Cave Requirements: enter Belize. 3. Lamanai Maya Site & The AMBERGRIS CAYE New River (available from 7. Fishing Taxes: Departure tax of $39.75 US when leaving; • 25 miles long Belize City or Ambergris 8. Birding also travelers entering Belize International • Population of 13,381 Caye) 9. Rio Frio Pools Barranco by air and connecting to in-country flights • Most residents 4. Caracol Maya Site 10. Xunantunich Tour are charged a $.75 US security fee. live in San Pedro (available from Cayo District) 11. Jaguar Preserve 12. Monkey River MOUNTAIN & RAINFOREST HOTELS Gaïa Riverlodge Ka´ana Boutique Resort Mystic River Resort Perched atop the edge of a valley Ka’ana Resort in San Ignacio, On a steep bank of the beautiful Macal overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls, Belize, is a boutique luxury property River, Eco-friendly Mystic River Resort Gaïa Riverlodge offers a choice of 16 offering a curated experience that offers the best of all worlds to those beautifully appointed private cabanas is authentically Belize. An upscale who travel to Belize. In this oasis of ranging in size and location. With design outpost for exploring, the resort’s privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, features that include Belizean hardwoods, close proximity to a wealth of natural there are no crowds, just the soothing traditional bay leaf thatched roofs and and archaeological assets makes it sound of birds, rustling trees and soft richly varnished mahogany interiors, each the perfect destination for those who breezes. Mystic River Resort, located cabana is fully screened for comfort, and features panoramic windows want to adventure during the day and come back to a place of in the jungle of Belize, 7 miles from the twin towns of San Ignacio or a private veranda with hammock. Perhaps best of all, the lodge’s sanctuary at night. Amenities include an extensive wine cellar, and Santa Elena, is the best place to find the perfect something – central location makes touring Belize easy. Many of Belize’s most full-service spa, La Ceiba Restaurant and pool. Accommodations or nothing – to do. sought-after attractions, such as the country’s Mayan ruins, are just a include 15 suites varying in size, and two secluded villas with day trip away. plunge pools. BELIZE • Mountains Region 19 MOUNTAINBelize & RAINFOREST HOTELS AMBERGRIS CAYE HOTELS The Lodge at Chaa Creek Victoria House As one of the world’s top eco-resorts, Chaa Creek is set within a pristine Victoria House is located on the island of Ambergris Caye, about two 365 acre nature rainforest reserve bordered by the tranquil Macal River and miles south of San Pedro Town. The ambiance is one of relaxation, the Maya Mountains. Gorgeous garden paths connect 23 cottages with a privacy and barefoot elegance. With its combination of natural wonders pool, hilltop spa, butterfly farm, Maya medicinal plant trail and the secluded and luxury, this serene and peaceful hideaway is an oasis on this small Macal River Camp. Accommodation options include lovely thatched cottage island. With only 45 accommodations, Victoria House is exclusive with rooms, suites and villas with indoor and outdoor private Jacuzzi and sundecks casual ambiance and outstanding staff that make it a true Belizean surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Miles of rainforest trails are perfect for experience. All of the Casitas, Plantation Rooms, Suites and private Villas hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and guided nature walks. are located in lush tropical gardens with sweeping views of the reef and white sand beach.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Grand Caribe Belize Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is a full-service Jungle lodge located in Located 1.5 miles north of San Pedro, Grand Caribe Belize is considered the foothills of the Sibun National Forest Reserve and surrounded by over one of the finest resorts on Ambergris Caye. Embracing 650 feet of 100,000 acres of untouched wilderness. The lodge is a six-time Travelers’ prime beachfront, the resort offers spacious & beautifully furnished Choice Award Winner with three International and three National Traveler’s luxury one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condominiums. Hang Choice Awards in 2015. It is a proud member of ViVA BELiZE, the leading out on the beach or at one of five pools. Enjoy fine dining at Rain Hotel Group in Belize for the past 20 years and is the official base camp for Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace or lighter fare at GC’s Pool Bar. Take a National Geographic Expeditions in Belize. kayak out to sea or workout in our fitness center.

duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, a small eco resort located on the banks of the Macal River and Belize Botanic Gardens is truly unique with over a hundred acres of varied habitats, miles of trails and a large sandy beach; a great place to have a swim, canoe, tube or just relax after a day of jungle trekking or ruin climbing. Over 300 species on the property and surrounding areas make Birding a must-do activity and the abundance of other wildlife, gives you the opportunity to view creatures you may not have seen before.

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Snorkeling Zipline & Jungle Lamanai Maya Site Caracol Maya Site Barton Creek Cave Canoeing Explore Hol Chan coral reefs Cave Tubing & The New River Visit the Chiquibul Forest In the Barton Creek Cave as you swim amongst the The tour features an intricate After an hours drive, you Reserve home of the Maya site tubing tour you glide through abundant marine life and zipline 70 ft. at canopy level, board a riverboat and head up of Caracol (Maya for “snail”). the cave system, dazzled by then a second snorkel stop lunch and then cave tubing the New River to explore the The largest temple and the the crystalline rock formations at Shark Ray Alley. through ancient Maya caves ruins of Lamanai (Maya for highest structure Belize. and awed by the Mayan down the Caves Branch River. “submerged crocodile”). artifacts.

20 BELIZE • Rainforest & Ambergris Caye Region BelizeAMBERGRIS CAYE HOTELS Portofino Ramon’s Village Resort Located on Ambergris Caye, Portofino is a small boutique resort offering Lose yourself in the tropical island accommodations traditionally modern thatched cabanas overlooking the Caribbean Sea. at the enchanting Ramon’s Village Resort! Marvel at our The resort is a dive paradise with the Blue Hole, an abundance of authentic thatched roof cabanas, incredible beach and stunning underwater life and the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. And lagoon-style pool all the while being pampered by our renowned staff. Enjoy although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and Pineapples Seaside Restaurant, the Tiki Turtle Trading Company and the world- nightlife are just 15 minutes away by boat. Also visit the Mayan ruins, famous Tropic Al’s. Ramon’s offers sixty-one thatched roof cabanas hidden rainforest jungles, wildlife reserves, spectacular geologic cave formations beneath coconut palms and lush tropical foliage. and Presidential or just relax by the pool and have a massage. Suites along with Beachfront, Seaside, Poolside and Jungle cabanas await you with air conditioning and fan-cooling for idyllic comfort. Exciting scuba diving, Las Terrazas Resort snorkeling and adventure excursions available too! Las Terrazas Resort, one of Ambergris Caye’s luxury resorts, is nestled on 4.8 acres of palm-shaded private beachfront property. All Matachica Resort & Spa townhomes have full kitchens complete with stainless steel appliances, Set on a natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second largest granite countertops, and are stocked with dishes, glasses, linens barrier reef, Matachica offers 25 single casitas and one two-bedroom villa. and towels. Every residence is fully furnished with modern amenities Vibrantly-colored and exotic, with thatched roofs and decorated with hints including flat panel televisions, hand-crafted furniture and luxurious of Central American motifs, the villas are spacious and privately-located. fabrics. Guests can also enjoy world-class scuba diving off the largest Features include large traditional mosaic bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere. While the accommodations fans and private patios with hammocks. are luxurious, the atmosphere is casual.

Cayo Espanto Xanadu Island Resort Discover your own private island at Cayo Espanto, where paradise Just a short walk to San Pedro Town, Xanadu Island Resort is close enough and luxury come together as one. This new, five star, world class to enjoy the restaurants and other amenities of town, yet far enough resort is for the discriminating few who demand the best life has to from the hustle and bustle to be quiet and relaxed. All 19 of our luxurious offer. We invite you to spend enchanting evenings and unforgettable condominium suites offer fully equipped kitchens and living/dining areas. days overlooking the Caribbean while our staff overlooks nothing. Each suite has central air, cable TV, telephones, internet access, safes for Located three miles from San Pedro in the calm waters of the Western valuables, hair dryers, iPod docking stations, beach towels, and large Caribbean, off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is truly a spectacular shaded decks overlooking the ocean, pool and/or gardens. and private retreat.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Fishing Birding Rio Frio Pools Xunantunich Tour Actun Tunichil Muknal is one of The waters of Ambergris Caye Belize offers some of the best Three stops of the Rio The Maya ruins of Xunantunich, the most impressive and artifact- are abound with a variety of birding in Central America. Frio Cave tour are the Rio “Maiden of the Rocks,” are rich Maya ceremonial caves ever saltwater fish. You can fish Join a guide for an early Rapids, pools and conditions accessed by a short crossing on the found. It is a wet cave – you swim in tidal flats or in blue water morning hike through the permitting the 1000 ft. Hidden Mopan River on a hand-cranked into the mouth and then wade hundreds of feet deep. Rainforest in search of a Valley Waterfalls. chain ferry which leads to the through ankle to chest high water Toucan! temples, courtyard and museum before climbing to a labyrinth of held within the Belize rainforest. dry chambers which lead to the Home to “El Castillo”, one of the cathedral-like main hall. tallest of temples in Belize

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MAINLAND BEACHHOTELS BELIZE • the MayaMountains. Sanctuarynestledin Wildlife 120,000 acre CockscombBasin only jaguarpreserve, the Near Dangrigaistheworld’s Jaguar Reserve Belize Mainland Beach Region Belize, nestledalongtheCaribbeanwith400feetofprivatebeachand pier. withflowers,immersed inthenaturalbeautyof Placencia Village—Dripping is apersonalparadise,whilejuststroll alongthebeachtocenterof onthe PlacenciaPeninsula.ChabilMar five starserviceinPlacenciaVillage amenitiesand accommodations andambiance,inharmonywithmodern resort paradise,withBelizeinspired architecture andlandscaping,luxury Chabil Mar, Mayafor“BeautifulSea,”isatropical Caribbean-front Chabil Mar pool amongstotherbenefits. water sportsadventure center, agymandspacompletewithsaltwater a RumRoom,LimiliaRestaurant,full-servicemarina,rooftop yogadeck, caves andtheworld’s secondlargestbarrierreef. Onsiteamenitiesinclude a foodieandculturalsceneisclosetoislands,beaches,rivers,jungle, get asenseofadventure withoutsacrificing luxury. Thedestinationboasts hotel rooms and66waterfront residences, homeownersandguestswill Belize, withtheseaononesideandlagoonother. 20 With Itz’ana Resort&ResidencesislocatedinthebeachtownofPlacencia, The InnatRobert’s Grove Itz’ana Resort&Residences Hobie Catsandwindsurfingboards. Sports, Exercise Roomandfree useofbicycles,canoes,kayaks,sailboats, Snorkel Center, FlyFishing,SeaSpa,3pools(2withpoolsidebar),Water and adventures. Additionalresort features include:PADI 5-StarDive and offering itsguestsavastarrayofBelize’s mostsoughtafteractivities,tours situated onPlacencia’s finestwhitesandbeachandisuniquelypositioned, hideaway nestledon22lushacres. TheluxuriousHacienda-styleInnis Robert’s Grove BeachResortisacomfortable,gracious,beautifully-appointed 12 Town isanextratreat. Garifuna restaurant inMonkeyRiver mouth oftheriver. Lunchatalocal the forest, andmanateesat the howler monkeysandtoucansin channels onaboat,youwillobserve throughArea. mangrove Winding declared aSpecialConservation Much ofMonkeyRiverhasbeen Monkey River


MAINLAND BEACHHOTELS Belize OceanClubResort unrivaled attentiontoguestscomfort. comfortable accommodationsinluxuriouscabanasandsuites, land andwatersportsadventures. JaguarReefisrecognized forits kayaks, bicycles,PADI 5StarDiveCenter, HobieCat,paddleboards, bar,infinity poolwithswimupTiki beachfront accommodations, full servicespa,beachfront dining,loungebar, akids’pool,heated This Belizebeachfront resort isahavenofrelaxation, withanonsite ocean, justminutesawayfrom ofHopkins. theGarifunaFishingVillage back beachfront retreat withsunnyskiesandpanoramic viewsofthe Escape toatropical paradiseanddiscoveraquaint,tranquillaid- Jaguar Reef colada! HopkinsBayisyourhomeawayfrom home! stop bytheRhumShackforaBelizeaninspired dishorourfamouspina river tubethrough caves,orgobirding intherainforest. Don’t forgetto diving, snorkeling,andfishingintheworld.Explore ancientMayaruins, in theworld,weoffer unparalleledaccesstosomeofthebestscuba easyaccesstothesecondlargestbarrierreeftropical paradise.With Belize, offering beachviewandbeachfront accommodationsinalush Hopkins BayResortislocatedrightontheCaribbeanSeaincentral Hopkins BayResort event spacesmakethisBelizeanresort perfectforanyoccasion! Two restaurants offering exquisitediningchoicesandsixbreathtaking or simplyloungebyourincredible poolanditstropical swim-upbar. experience byseeingthestunningBelizeBarrierReef,MayanMountains and spaciousen-suitebathrooms. Complete youradventure vacation two bedroom suites,equippedwithoversizedprivateseasidebalconies luxurious hotelandresort offers anall-suiteexperiencewithoneand awayfrom just ashortjourney thecozyvillageofPlacencia.This Belize OceanClubResortissituatedonbreathtaking MayaBeach, Hopkins&Dangriga The hidden treasure

The footprints of thousands of years, the world’s most important land bridge and an area rich in nature Panamaawait you in Panama. Those seeking flora & fauna will marvel at the 14 parks, 12 forest reserves and ten wildlife refuges. You will be in awe as you develop a cultural understanding of the seven indigenous tribes living in their native lands. Or discover a vibrant metropolis, Panama City, offering shopping, five- star hotels, fine dining and a myriad of cultural events.

7 Portobelo ACTIVITIES & TOURS Colon Bocas del Toro 1. Panama City & Canal Tour 2 3 11 2. Train & History Tour 9 4 6 1 3. Aerial Tram 8 Panama Boquete 5 4. Native’s Culture Embera-Drua City 8 10 5. Partial Transit David 6. Gatun Lake Expedition 10 7. Portobelo Tour 8. White Water Rafting 9. Rappelling 10. The Zipline Tour 11. Pipeline Bird Watching Tour


Capital City: Panama City

Population: 3.929 million

Climate: Tropical, green season is mid-April to December Size: 29K sq. miles, about the size of South Carolina Language: Spanish, English is a strong second language Currency: US Dollar / Balboa

Entry Passport for Requirements: US + CA citizens

Taxes: Departure tax, $20.00. Included in most airline tickets

PANAMA 23 CITYPanama HOTELS The Hotel El Panama The Hotel El Panama in cosmopolitan Panama City provides an ambiance of distinction, comfort and Latin flair. Choose from a variety of accommodations that provide just the environment you seek – from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool cabanas and Deluxe floors with private butler service.

InterContinental Miramar Adjacent to Panama Bay and the ocean, the InterContinental Miramar Panama is perfectly situated for both business and pleasure. Swimming pool, health club, gymnasium, massage, sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. A private marina is available for yacht hire, fishing and water sports.

American Trade Hotel American Trade Hotel occupies a lovingly restored landmark building in Casco Viejo. Deeply connected to both the historic Old Quarter and the nascent new Panama City, the property and surrounding area are steeped in local heritage and culture. The hotel has been thoroughly outfitted with the contemporary conveniences and modern luxuries today’s traveler requires. Courtesy of Biomuseo

The Bristol Set in the heart of the bustling Financial center, minutes from shopping cultural attractions and nightlife. The Bristol is a rare jewel where luxurious accommo- dations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality. Each room is elegantly decorated with 21st Century comforts.

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Panama City & Canal Tour Train & History Tour Aerial Tram Native’s Culture Embera-Drua Partial Transit Visitors will enjoy the Visitors travel on the luxurious Take a 1.2 km ride on Panama’s Travel by dug-out canoe into The Partial Transit is a half-day magnificence of this water Trans-Isthmian train to Colón only Rainforest gondola, through the Chiggers National Park, and tour where you experience way, its history. They will and a short bus trip to tropical flora and fauna while spend the day with the ancient four locks of the 18th Wonder be able to view the ships Portobelo and a viewing the Chagres River, culture of the Ember-Drua. of the World: the Panama transiting through the Canal. of this Spanish settlement. Panama Canal and Indian village. Canal.

24 PANAMA BEACHPanama HOTELS BOCAS DEL TORO BEACH HOTELS JW Buenaventura Resort Red Frog Resort Buenaventura Resort, one of Panama’s most exclusive beach communities, is Embracing Bocas del Toro’s long-protected native abundance, Red Frog Resort located on the Pacific coast. A Jack Nicklaus Design championship golf course is based on a “Designed by Nature” approach. The amenities and activities and the luxurious Hotel and Spa make Buenaventura an ultimate destination. give guests the best villa accommodations in Panama and ideal access to the region, including our namesake Red Frog Beach, while being a responsible ecotourism destination. Enjoy a fully-furnished tropical home a world away from everyday life. Each private luxury villa includes a private plunge pool, full kitchen, expansive patio, WiFi, Satellite TV and Air Conditioning.

ALL INCLUSIVE BEACH HOTELS Punta Caracol The Westin Playa Bonita Built over the Caribbean Sea along a mile long coral reef, each of Punta Discover complete rejuvenation at this natural refuge where the lush rainforest Caracol’s nine exclusive cabins is built upon stilts, which support a wooden meets the serene beach. The Westin Playa Bonita Panama boasts four breath- frame over the water, and covered by a palm leaf roof. From your private taking beachfront pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a private white sand terrace you’ll view impressive sunsets interrupted only by playful dolphins. beach. The resort hosts activities ranging from salsa lessons to kayaking to Breakfast, dinner, canoes, snorkeling equipment and rafts are included. beach volleyball. Three restaurants and a lobby bar, 24-hour room service, concierge, Club Intercontinental Lounge, laundry and valet services, and heliport

Dreams Playa Bonita Resort RAINFOREST HOTELS Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa overlooks the gorgeous golden beaches of Playa Bonita, Panama. This 303-room, adults-only resort boasts five The Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama sparkling freeform pools, jungle walkways, ocean view suites, and an expansive, The Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama offers a wealth of world-class tranquil spa. This tropical paradise is just minutes from the colonial and shopping services and amenities designed to accommodate the needs of the leisure districts of Panama City, the Panama Canal, and the Punta Bruja Nature Reserve. traveler. Guests enjoy a professional 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, complimentary wireless Internet access and shuttle service to select area attractions, including the rainforest. The Riu Playa Blanca The Riu Playa Blanca is situated on the Pacific Coast offering 573 rooms. Modern facilities with a contemporary and fresh design, together with 24-hour Gamboa Rainforest Resort All Inclusive service in a seafront location. Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a luxury destination resort located on the Panama Canal, 30 minutes away from Panama City in the heart of the lush rainforest. The resort has been carefully designed to provide a variety of educational and adventure experiences. Exploring the rainforest has never been easier, since all of the attractions and most of the tours are found right on the property or only minutes away from your doorstep.

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Gatun Lake Expedition Portobelo White Water Rafting Rappelling The Zipline Tour Pipeline Bird Watching Tour Visiting several islands, you will The Portobelo Tour allows you Participate in white water Rappelling from high in the The Zipline Tour allows The Pipeline Road and nearby see the flora and fauna and will see the Miraflores lock, rafting. The upper section is hills where the crystal clear anybody to rise to the top of wetlands, often considered watch up close capuchins and Gaillard Cut, Soberania Park, Class II-III. The lower is Class fresh waters form magnificent the trees and glide through the one of the best birding areas howling monkeys, birds and Santiago de la Gloria and San III-IV and the waterfall, “El waterfalls surrounded by dense air from one gigantic tree to in all of Central America and aquatic life. Jeronimo forts. Salto.” tropical jungle. another at over 100 ft high. perhaps the entire world!

PANAMA 25 Unspoiled natural treasures

Puerto NicaraguaWith 24 volcanoes and countless lakes, rivers and lagoons, Nicaragua is known as the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes.” Cabezas Only in Nicaragua can you navigate through rivers and lakes from the Caribbean to the Pacific, because here the waters of the Río San Juan meet Lake Nicaragua. With a wide assortment of landscapes and habitats that allow for many different types of vegetation and animal species to flourish, Nicaragua is proud of its tremendous ecological diversity offering more than 70 unique ecosystems.

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MANAGUA REGION HOTELS ACTIVITIES & TOURS 1. Managua City Tour 5. Adventure to Mombacho Real InterContinental Managua Volcano An award-winning, luxury hotel in Managua, Nicaragua, with 2. Adventure to Ometepe Island spacious suites overlooking exotic gardens and a palm-fringed 3. Granada Colonial Town & 6. Masaya Volcano at Night pool terrace, this urban oasis in the center of the entertainment The Islets 7. Chocolate Cooking Class and business districts, is a short walk from the historic city center. 4. Volcano Surfing

NICARAGUA FACTS Hotel Contempo Hotel Contempo is a luxury boutique design hotel unique in Capital City: Managua Managua. The 18 stylish rooms, all with different designs inspired by Nicaraguan themes, boast distinctive elegance and the feel of Population: 6.15 million a private residence. Climate: Tropical, green season is mid-April to December

Size: 49,998 sq. miles LÉON REGION HOTELS TOURS Language: Spanish Hotel El Convento Hotel El Convento, in the heart of León, sits on the site of a Currency: Córdoba former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial architecture and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere and tranquility. Its home to Entry Passport and tourist card ($10) for US citizens one of Nicaragua’s best restaurants: Restaurante El Victoriano. Requirements: Taxes: Departure tax, $36.00. Included in most airline tickets

26 NICARAGUA NicaraguaGRANADA & SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE HOTELS NICARAGUA BEACHES REGION HOTELS Jicaro Island Ecolodge Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa Resort Jicaro Island Ecolodge, an upscale nature resort located on a private island Mukul, a luxury boutique hotel and spa in Guacalito de la Isla, is a new 1,670- in Lake Nicaragua, is a short boat ride from Granada. The resort boasts two acre private beach community. The 37 accommodations have an ocean view, pool Puerto story Casitas with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the and private staff. Amenities include a spa, beach club, and 18-hole Guacalito Golf lake. Cabezas Course. Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Eco Lodge Nekupe Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Eco Lodge located near the town of San Juan del Sur, This intimate eight-room luxury property is located on a 1,300-acre lies just north of Costa Rica. The lodge is part of a reforestation project of one the nature reserve in Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside, just 30 minutes from the last and largest private nature reserve along the Pacific Coast of Central America. charming colonial city of Granada. Offering warm Nicaraguan hospitality, Nekupe blends with the environment to nurture exploration, adventure, well-being, and peace. San Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Andres Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is located on a mountain overlooking the bay in the Hotel Plaza Colon charming fishing village of San Juan del Sur, on the stunning Pacific Coast of Hotel Plaza Colon is an elegant colonial house located in historical Granada Nicaragua. Pelican Eyes offers a distinctive blend of gracious hospitality, local charm, restored to its original style and architecture. The hotel boasts modern unique architectural style and commitment to the community, all in a unique setting amenities, with external courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park that blends harmoniously with the natural environment and local culture. It is the and the Cathedral. perfect setting for families and couples looking for an exceptional experience.

Hotel Dario Hotel Dario, a charming completely refurbished 19th century hotel offers an intimate and peaceful atmosphere with beautiful grounds in the Calle de la Calzada, Granada near the Great Lake of Nicaragua.

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Managua City Tour Adventure to Granada Colonial Canopy Tour Volcano Surfing Adventure to Masaya Volcano at Chocolate Cooking Class Experiencing Managua, Ometepe Island Town & The Islets The canopy tour starts at On Cerro Negro, one of Mombacho Volcano Night At Choco Museum, follow travel from the ruins of The Island of Ometepe A sightseeing tour of the the top of one hill, offers Nicaragua’s most active Hike to an viewpoint Prior to sunset hike to a the processes to make the old palace “Park of is the biggest volcanic city of Granada followed 2.5 kilometers of zip volcanoes, you can surf where you can enjoy view point overlooking chocolate from fermented Peace” to the center of lake island on the planet by a boat ride around line, 16 cables that are down the side of the the Pacific region of the Masaya volcano to organic cacao beans. At the city with its modern formed by two towering Lake Nicaragua to see connected through 17 volcano passing over Nicaragua, city of actually look inside the the end, sample your own metropolitan cathedral. volcanoes wrapped in the islands formed by platforms, most of them still warm ashes. Granada, great lake of crater, observing the handmade chocolate. tropical forest. the Mombacho volcano. located up in the treetops Nicaragua and then a red and glowing lava. offering amazing views. zipline. NICARAGUA 27 A true tropical paradise

ARoatán playground for watersport enthusiasts and ecotourism Punta Gorda lovers, Roatán is the best kept secret in the Caribbean. With brilliantly blue water, pristine reef diving 6 and spectacular sea life, this destination Oak Ridge offers a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. Parrot Tree


Sandy Bay 1 Mahogany Bay 5 Coxen Hole West End 4 ACTIVITIES & TOURS 2 West Bay 1. Flats or Deep Sea Fishing 2. Glass Bottom Boat and West Bay Shopping 3. Island and Mangrove ROATÁN FACTS 4. Snorkeling & Scuba 5. Zip Line Canopy Capital City: Coxen Hole 6. Yubu Cultural Experience Population: Estimated at 65,000

Climate: Subtropical, annual temperature of 83 degrees. Rainy season is typically October–January

Size: Approximately 49 square miles

Language: The official language is Spanish, but the most common language is Caribbean English.

Currency: Lempira and US Dollar TOURS

Entry Passport with expiration date Requirements: more than 3 months before travel.

Taxes: Departure tax of $39.24 USD when leaving.

28 ROATÁN RoatánROATÁN HOTELS Barefoot Cay Resort Las Verandas Barefoot Cay Resort is built around a privately owned 4-acre cay Just off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras is Roatán, home to the located just off the main road on the south shore of Roatán, the beautiful Las Verandas. Here they capture the essence of Roatán largest of the Bay Islands, Honduras. A 75-foot-wide channel with its deep blue skies, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, separates the Resort from the island of Roatán. The resort’s walk- and sunset views. Las Verandas offers a variety of activities, including on pontoon boats take guests across at a moment’s notice at any world-class diving, snorkeling, fishing, spa treatments and more. hour of the day or night.

Infinity Bay Beach Resort Infinity Bay Beach Resort is Roatán’s choice for an upscale, relaxing and memorable tropical getaway. The perfect combination of modern, upscale accommodations, convenient onsite diving, spa and dining services, and a magical seaside location. A short walk of 50 feet will bring you to the warm Caribbean Sea.

Pristine Bay Resort Surrounded by stunning Caribbean turquoise waters and perched atop a vibrant green hillside, Pristine Bay Resort is one of Honduras’ premier resorts and the only luxury golf resort on the island of Roatán. Pristine Bay is a 405-acre luxury golf resort offering 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom private villas, as well as championship golf course, The Black Pearl.

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Flats or Deep Sea Fishing Glass Bottom Boat and Island & Mangrove Snorkeling & Scuba Zip Line Canopy Yubu Cultural Experience Half or full day fishing in the West Bay Shopping Guides will share historical Snorkel through clear waters Enjoy one of the most fun Spend time along with the local flats for bonefish or deep The Glass Bottom Boat is a facts about the island as and discover underwater island adventures, ziplining locals. Watch the Garifunas sea for big game options are Roatán favorite. Sitting 6 feet you pass through mangrove statues and artifacts in Sandy from tree to tree! Then relax performing a traditional dance available while enjoying island below the surface of the water, tunnels, dense jungle and local Bay, or the barrier reef teeming on a private and secluded to the sound of their drums views. you can see the reefs through fishing villages. Includes a stop with tropical fish, coral, island beach. and taste yucca bread, a local a life size aquarium. Great for at an Iguana sanctuary and endangered sea turtles and treasure. families and people of all ages. sightings of local birds and green moray eels. animals. ROATÁN 29 HotelsSAN JOSÉ in Costa Rica Costa Rica Marriott Grano de Oro Hotel Presidente

Doubletree Cariari Resort Xandari Resort & Spa

GUANACASTE The Westin Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Riu Guanacaste Resort Riu Palace Costa Rica Dreams Las Mareas

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica JW Marriott El Mangroove Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Tamarindo Diria

Hotel Punta Islita Esplendor Nammbú Latitude 10

30 Hotels in COSTA RICA CENTRAL & Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort La Mansion Hotel Parador Resort & Spa Los Sueños Condos SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

The Tulemar Resort Si Como No Resort & Spa Shana Villa Caletas and Zephyr Palace

Croc’s Hotel and Casino Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Kurá Design Villas Lapa Rios

CARIBBEAN Pachira Lodge Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel COAST

ARENAL, Arenal Nayara Royal Corin Resort Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa CLOUD FORESTS & MOUNTAINS

The Springs Resort & Spa Arenal Manoa Hotel Magic Mountain El Establo Mountain Hotel

Hotels in COSTA RICA 31 ARENAL, CLOUD FORESTS & MOUNTAINS continued Peace Lodge El Silencio Lodge & Spa Villa Blanca Alta Gracia Rio Perdido

Gaïa Riverlodge Ka´ana Boutique Resort Mystic River Resort

TheHotels Lodge at Chaa Creek in SleepingBelize Giant Rainforest Lodge duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge Victoria House Grand Caribe

Portofino Las Terrazas Resort Cayo Espanto Ramon’s Village Resort

Matachica Resort & Spa Xanadu Island Resort The Inn at Robert’s Grove Itz’ana Resort & Residences

Chabil Mar Hopkins Bay Resort Jaguar Reef Belize Ocean Club Resort

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