Planning the Perfect Getaway to Costa Rica

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Photo by Macs Explore: Walking on hanging bridges in Cloudforest, Costa Rica

Well, we’re doing it…leaving the country without our four kids for the first time ever! I’ve been so excited and nervous about it all that I haven’t had 2 seconds to plan a thing. I’m a pro at planning amazing family adventures, but when it comes to planning a romantic getaway…clueless! Luckily was able to hook me up along with our friend Macs Explore from Adventure Together. is a FREE trip planning site that will help you plan your trip to Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Belize or Cuba. This is fantastic because I don’t know a lot about these countries! connects you with locals in the country you want to visit, who plan accommodation, activities, and transportation.

1. Simply tell what kind of trip you’re looking for


planning trip to costa rica My friend Macs Explore had given me some amazing suggestions from her site that you can find here. I gave those suggestions to my consultant and asked him to plan our lodging and activities around those.

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Tabacon Hot Springs. One of the most romantic places we’ve ever been. –Macs Explore

2. Tell them the kinds of things you’re interested in and what kind of transportation you prefer
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3. Give them your budget and wait for your consultant to plan your trip!

planning getaway costa rica4. Receive your vacation plan via email and work with your consultant to create the perfect itinerary.

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I loved using and can’t wait to go! I’ve spoken with my consultant several times and we came up with the perfect itinerary for our romantic getaway. I can’t wait to tell you all about it when we get back. It’s that easy!

Training for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Merrell

Here are some more suggestions from Macs Explore:

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Waterfall at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Costa Rica / photo by Macs Explore
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Whale Watching in Marino Balleno / photo by Macs Explore
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Arenal Volcano / photo by Macs Explore
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Relaxing on the gorgeous beaches of Costa Rica photo by Macs Explore



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Photo by Macs Explore Walking on hanging bridges in Cloudforest / photo by Macs Explore

You can find more at and start planning your own trip! Have you been to Costa Rica? I’d love to know what your favorite activities and locations are!


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