Costa Rica Perpetually Ranks Among The World’s Happiest Countries, But You’ll Have To See It To Believe It

It’s a quirky country where married women keep their maiden names, the military was dissolved in 1949, and instead of ‘hello’ you’re encouraged to chime, ‘Pura Vida’ – the local version of Hakuna Matata. Luxury adventure specialists, Off The Map Travel have put together a seven-day six-night itinerary that intimately acquaints you and your family with Tico culture in this fertile volcanic land.

Highly anticipated adventures include visiting a sloth sanctuary, savouring an indigenous Maleku lunch spread, and taking your sweet time at secluded hot springs and natural pools. You can kayak, mountain bike or zip-line through the trees. With experienced guides and your camera handy, keep at eye out for ocelots, boas and over 400 types of brightly coloured tropical birds singing their lungs out. Staying at various resorts, pray for clear skies when you visit the perfect cone of Arenal, Costa Rica’s majestic and constantly bellowing volcano. You might even be lucky enough to view fresh lava flows.

To stimulate experiential learning, encourage your kids to interact with students at a native school as you deliver essential supplies. Learn first hand from indigenous groups about medicinal plants, then try your hand at traditional pottery making, before spot crocodiles and giant iguanas on the Tempisque River cruise.

Tailored to fit your interests, this package starts at £1385 based on two adults with two children travelling on a B&B basis. Also included are all transfers, accommodation, access to leisure facilities and all wildlife and cultural trips. For more information, visit Off The Map Travel, or call +44 (0) 800 566 8901. Alternatively, you may email

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