The Central Pacific's proximity to San JosÃ©, between a ninety-minute and a three-hour drive, makes this region one of Costa Rica's most popular destinations. But the short distance isn't all. The area holds some of the world's best beaches, outstanding surfing, primary rainforest reserves, and countless other secrets. A high concentration of varied attractions has made the Central Pacific area a must-see while in Costa Rica. With a developed infrastructure in the midst of wild surroundings, this region is especially popular for the off-the-beaten-path travelers who seek adventure and class in the same place.
The highlight is the coast. Spectacular beaches form the border of lush rainforests, and two major destinations offer a secluded stay within these environs. Manuel Antonio boasts many boutique hotels in a beach setting and offers a unique, private experience. Additionally, the new Marriot Los SueÃ±os combines elegant colonial class with a dream golf vacation at the new 18-hole PGA championship course.
Due to the area's relatively small size, a plethora of destinations can be visited during a single day. The wide variety of activities definitely adds value to our guests' experience in this verdant tropical playground. Hiking, surfing, waterfalls, horseback riding, nature reserves, white-water rafting, golfing and much more are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed in this area.
The Southwest region of Costa Rica currently receives is known as Central America's last frontier. Popular in the area are classy accommodations built to seamlessly blend in with their natural rainforest surroundings, offering a truly unique vacation experience. Much of the region is covered with primary rainforest, and a stay in the Southwest region will bring guests into close contact with nature without taking them out of their comfort zones. A visit to Corcovado National Park, called "the most biologically diverse place on the planet" by National Geographic, is a highlight. Activities include hiking and whale watching. The best way to reach this wonderful area is by plane, and The Wanderers can arrange both private charters and bookings on scheduled domestic service. We recommend a three-night stay in the area in order to visit the most important attractions and truly absorb the Southwest experience.