2012 - Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Region, Costa Rica
After flying into Liberia (LIR) or San José (SJO) airports, you begin your journey to the Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde cloud forest regions. The areas of the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde are special ecological wonders, the perfect spots for the ultimate Costa Rica vacation and are best reached with the use of a rental car.
You can combine your visit to the Arenal Volcano/Monteverde area with a stay in either the cosmopolitan city of San José or the beach region of Guanacaste—or you can combine all 3 areas for a great Costa Rican adventure. I was lucky enough to travel to Costa Rica for four nights, staying at the Hilton Papagayo as well as the Westin Conchal. What an amazing destination! I loved driving through the countryside and seeing Howler Monkeys and Toucans in the trees! While I enjoyed ziplining through the rainforest, I much preferred soaking in hot springs while gazing at the Arenal Volcano. Costa Rica has it all...everything from wild adventures, to relaxing on a beautiful beach. I can't wait to go back!