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Why Go?

Wild days (encounter several kinds of monkey on a jungle trek) and wild nights (seek out sloths and tarantulas on a moonlight hike)

Eco-luxury—spend the day hiking the rainforest, then return to your seaside villa with its private plunge pool

Select your level of adventure: hard (white-water rafting), medium (zip-line escapades in the cloud forest), soft (mangrove cruises)

What To Skip

Bus tours—this is one place where you'll want to get off the beaten path

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Budget, Family, Green + Eco-Travel, Outdoors + Nature, Romantic, Spa + Wellness

When To Go:

January, February, March, December


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