Pura Vida – Costa Rica Essentials, the #1 Choice for Costa Rica

Pura Vida – Costa Rica Essentials selected by TourRadar

We’re delighted to announce that we have been selected by TourRadar to host their making of a travel documentary on Costa Rica.  In selecting West Adventures, the TourRadar representative noted:

“The ULEX campaign is centred around different destinations . . . and there is one video and featured operator for each destination. . . . We feel West can offer a truly unique and memorable tour experience in Costa Rica and that’s exactly what we’re looking for.”

TourRadar is the largest online booking site, serving over 750 tour providers, and boasting 1,000,000 departures to 200 countries. Their site lists 236 Costa Rica trips alone, from which they chose our trip as the best option for the video. We’re most grateful! Their videographer will join our Feb. 28 departure.

Pura Vida-Costa Rica Essentials

The trip, “Pura Vida Costa Rica Essentials” is an 11-day trip that includes both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, as well as the main central Costa Rican attractions around Monte Verde and La Fortuna.


Manual Antonio National Park

Pura Vida (literally, “good life”) starts with a trip to Manual Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast. This park features an abundance of wildlife—a variety of monkeys, sloths, iguanas and racoons, and birds such as Scarlet Macaws, as well incredible sand beaches to relax on.


The trip then heads to the highlands. Monteverde is the centre of the Cloud Forest, where the prize attraction is the spotting of the rare Resplendent Quetzel, one of most beautiful birds on earth. It is also the centre of adrenaline activities such as zip-lining (which originated here) and tree-top suspension bridge walking. There is also the option of coffee plantation and chocolate tours.

La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s Adventure Capital

Then, it’s off to La Fortuna, with a trip through stunning scenery, and a boat ride across Lake Arenal. At La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital, we have optional activities like canyoneering, whitewater rafting, caving or wildlife spotting, or visiting Arenal Volcano or soaking in a variety of hot pools.

Tortuguero and the amazing survival story of the turtles.

Finally, it’s off to the Caribbean coast, to Tortuguero, to take in more wildlife and specifically to meet, and learn about the amazing survival story of the turtles. We may see them laying their eggs or see those eggs hatching or the young turtles making their way back into the ocean.

San Jose, Costa Rica

A boat trip through a series of canals and rivers completes the Caribbean experience before heading back to the capital of San Jose. For those who want to explore this typical Central American city, a day added in advance or after the scheduled itinerary, provides the perfect opportunity.

Pura Vida – Costa Rica Essentials Last Minute Deal!

Pura Vida . . . Would you like to join the “good life” on this trip? There’s still room, and it’s on for a last minute discounted price.

Check out  Pura Vida – Costa Rica  &  Book your trip today!








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