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    Costa Rica Natural Paradise

    • Tortuguero National Park is home to butterflies drawn to its lush landscape.Flower in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica image by Oren Sarid from Fotolia.com

      Caravan's all-inclusive 10-day tour of Costa Rica covers all of your expenses except airfare to and from San Jose International Airport. This tour includes stops at Tortuguero National Park with visits to a butterfly garden, trips down a canal and nature viewing, including seeing the green-faced monkeys who make their home in the forest. Tour a pineapple plantation, sugar cane fields and visit Cano Negro, a migratory bird habitat. Your trip will take you through the rain forests, traversing one of six hanging bridges for a close up view of waterfalls, exotic birds and unusual animals. Your Pacific Ocean stay is in Guanacaste, whose exquisite beaches are in proximity to a nature reserve featuring howler monkeys and tropical birds. End your tour in the nation's capital, San Jose, with time to take in shopping for handicrafts, dinner and local entertainment. As of September 2010, packages are from $995 per person, double-occupancy.

      Caravan Tours Inc.

      401 North Michigan Ave.

      Chicago, IL 60611

      312-321-9800

      caravan.com

    Hotel Europa

    • San Jose is Costa Rica's capital, known for its Spanish architecture and cultural amenities.San Jose Building image by oddzen89 from Fotolia.com

      This century-old four-story, 70-room hotel is located in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. The Hotel Europa is near the National Theater, National Museum and Simon Bolivar Zoo. Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, concierge services, tour assistance, Internet access, room service and free breakfast. Each room includes one or two double or king beds, bathrobes, air conditioning, cable television service, a work desk and in-room safes. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment are nearby. As of September 2010, rooms are priced from $48 per night. Arrange your own airfare and airport transfers. Take one of many day trips including to Guayabo National Monument, site of pre-Columbian era ruins.

      Hotel Europa

      Central street, 5ft avenue,

      San Jose, 4258-1000

      Costa Rica

      011-506-2-222-1222

      hoteleuropacr.com

    Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort

    • One of the many bird species found in Costa Rica's rain forests.heron bleu costa rica image by Davy HILLER from Fotolia.com

      Fly from New York's LaGuardia Airport to San Jose International Airport on Spirit Airlines, transferring to the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort located 42 miles from the capital. Situated in a rain forest in Costa Rica's central beach region, this four-story, 191-room Marriott hotel features room service, a business center, an outdoor pool, a fitness facility and many activities, including swimming at Herradura Beach, hiking, an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, tennis and volleyball. This resort includes a casino. Each room features one king or two double beds, bottled water, a minibar, a coffee maker, sitting area, patio, a safe, a DVD player and cable television service. As of September 2010, your one week stay is from $974 per person, double-occupancy and includes your flight to and from New York, hotel and most services and taxes.

      Spirit Vacations

      2800 Executive Way

      Miramar, FL 33025-6542

      407-583-5216

      spiritvacations.com

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