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El Silencio Lodge

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

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Rates from $295 a day include all three meals and guided hike to the waterfalls.

Riu Guanacaste

Playa Matapalo



Standard rooms, all-inclusive of food, drink (including alcohol), beach activities, and nightly entertainment start at $216 a night for a family of four.

Arenas Del Mar

Manuel Antonio


Guide Ersel Aguilar’s employer, Arenas del Mar, is a boutique hotel built into the hillside overlooking the ocean. Walk out on your patio to watch white-faced monkeys and sloths in the trees. Rooms from $330 a night during high season, including breakfast.

MidWorld Costa Rica



The canopy tour costs $69 per person, including hotel transfer and lunch.

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