The Central Valley is Costa Rica's most developed region and serves as the country's economic and government center. The country's modern international airport, just outside of San Jose, has helped promote a large concentration of hotels. It is possible to find a wide range of high-quality accommodations in this area, ranging from distinctive boutique hotels to the beautiful Marriott or Intercontinental hotels.
The city of San Jose, located in the center of the country, serves as the main travel hub for exploring Costa Rica. San Jose offers an impressive range of dining, entertainment and shopping. The city boasts all the amenities of a large, world-class city. Dining in San Jose can take you from small, traditional restaurants to sophisticated French cuisine. The city's proximity to several volcanoes, rainforests and cloud forest reserves and national parks makes it the perfect point of departure to any of the day trips we offer. Excursions can be arranged on a private basis, or by joining our daily fixed departures.
The Wanderers suggests staying in San Jose at the beginning of the holiday in Costa Rica. This stay will offer a good introductory phase to the days that follow in this tropical land. The city is also commonly used for the last night of an itinerary, due to the proximity to the international airport.
The Northwest is Costa Rica's new paradise. The region, located in the province of Guanacaste, holds hundreds of miles of pristine beaches, white sand and palm tree-lined coves. This is the quintessential beach paradise destination. Guanacaste offers a host of outstanding hotel accommodations, ranging from quaint beachside boutique hotels to the five-star resorts, which includes a world-class golf course.
Guanacaste is also known for its extensive nature reserves that house an incredible concentration of flora, fauna, and natural beauty. There are several reserves that are possible to visit in a single day from your beach hotel. We recommend RincÃ³n de la Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety of forests; Arenal Volcano, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world; and Palo Verde National Park, which is a bird-watcher's and nature-lover's paradise. The region also holds some exciting canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, forest hiking and biking, sailing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, fishing and turtle watching, as well. Because of the region's unspoiled beauty and numerous options, countless numbers of discriminating travelers have made Guanacaste their preferred destination. The Wanderers offers a full selection of daily tours that can be operated privately, with all the class and comfort of our new, private transportation fleet.