Costa Rica’s biggest draw is its colorful and incredibly diverse wildlife, but some of our most memorable experiences involved delving into the local culture. We took a relaxing horseback ride with our eco-concierge at El Silencio Lodge, riding through rolling pastures sweeping up into forest-clad hills. For lunch, we trotted to a pulpería in the [...]
The waterfall pictured on the cover of our September 2013 Hideaway Report is called La Promesa, which translates as “The Promise.” It’s an easy and beautiful 45-minute hike from El Silencio’s main lodge through the cloud forest to the waterfall. You can also see two smaller waterfalls along the way. Want to get this exact [...]
This month’s Hideaway Report explores the unspoiled beauty and natural splendors of Costa Rica’s diverse terrains, encompassing tropical dry forests, rain forests, cloud forests, beaches and lush coastal wetlands. Discover three newly recommended hotels in Costa Rica from the August 2013 issue below. EL SILENCIO LODGE & SPA Where: Bajos Del Toro, Costa Rica What: Eco-resort off [...]
Many Costa Ricans used to distill their own sugarcane liquor, called guaro, an unsafe practice the government sensibly addressed by founding a national distillery. This official guaro is branded as Cacique, a soju-like spirit with a surprisingly smooth texture, a hint of sweetness and a burst of white-pepper spice. Because of its clean [...]
The zip lines of Arenal, Costa Rica are reportedly thrilling, the hanging bridges make for an enjoyable jungle walk, and the lesser-known hot springs are very relaxing. But finding tranquil and unspoiled nature in this touristy area requires some effort. There is no shortage of high-end resorts, but as we discovered, few are truly recommendable. [...]
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Three nights in an Ocean View Superior Room Retail Value: $1,210 Starting Bid: $550 Place a bid » Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee & Plantation Inn Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica Five nights in a Master Suite Retail Value: $2,315 Starting Bid: $990 Place a bid » Latitude 10 [...]
Following on the heels of the sold-out Burma tour, the upcoming Family Adventure Tour to the Galápagos Islands is now filled. However, both the Sicily and Amalfi Coast Signature Tour and Costa Rica Family Adventure Tour still have limited availability.
Our upcoming Signature Tour to Burma (October 31 through November 15, 2012) has recently sold out, but there is still availability for Costa Rica, Galápagos and Sicily.
Our Signature Tours are meticulously designed to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience to small groups of like-minded travelers. These trips feature the finest accommodations and the most knowledgeable guides, and provide an opportunity to meet eminent individuals and gain access to sites that are generally off-limits to the wider public. Join us, and experience the exhilaration of travel in incomparable style.