One big national park, Costa Rica is filled with natural beauty and wildlife, and volcano and cloud forest holidays are heaven for outdoorsy types. With its impressive waterfalls, La Fortuna is the jumping-off point en route to the very much alive Arenal volcano, one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Costa Rica. This colossal mountain is only visible if the weather conditions are in your favour (they're not called 'cloud forests' for nothing), so while it is always a gamble as to whether Arenal will be shrouded in mist, on a clear day the mountain is simply stunning. Elsewhere, Costa Rica's cloud forests are one big natural playground,
with zip-wiring through tree canopies, riding in the mountains and bird watching from the hanging bridges of Arenal National Park just some examples of the activities on offer here. Canopy tours through the Monteverde Rainforest provide the perfect opportunity to either see the rainforest from a completely different (and slightly faster-moving) angle via zip-wire, or at slower pace, walking with a guide over the forest's many bridges.

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Oliver couldn’t have been more helpful - we had a very specific, and not totally simple, brief and timeline. Oliver’s experience in the area was very clear and he created a fantastic itinerary for us. As to the trip itself - it was totally magical. The quality of the concierge and tour guides was top notch - the latter was a big part of the trip (we went on numerous tours) and added hugely to the success of the trip. Activities were spot on for our boys. Best were humpback whale watching for us, zip-lining for the boys! Family rooms and suites were great too, so we could all be together. The modem was a great touch and very useful. The app - and all the information within it - was also great. Victor the Concierge was wonderful - from providing us with local currency so we could use a toll bridge as we left San Jose, to sending us regular route updates and restaurant recommendations. Lounge access is always a fab touch! And the meet and greet takes away all the stress of trying to work out logistics when arriving somewhere new. Both add to the feeling of R&R. All in all, Original Travel were superb!
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