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MEXICO – Yucatan Peninsula & Riviera Maya

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Our colleague at SASPO recently shared her experience along with her photos of her family trip to Mexico. If you are inspired from this blog then please contact us to start your own Mexican adventure.

 

When planning our family holiday destination, this year the compass pointed us to the multi-coloured country of Mexico.  With a 9 year old boy, we concentrated our 2 week trip on the Mayan Riviera and the Yucatan Peninsula, flying in and out of Cancun International Airport with convenient direct flights from the UK and Europe.

With Tulum as our base on the Riviera Maya, we explored ancient Mayan cities and swam in secluded cenotes before venturing inland to the Yucatan Peninsula to Chichen Itza (one of the New Seven Wonders of the World) and to the beautiful colonial city of Merida, ending with beach time on laid back Holbox Island.

As a family trip, Mexico has lots to offer and I wish to share with you my experience and personal input on suggested do’s and don’ts…

Cancun

Flights from Europe generally arrive late afternoon/early evening so I would recommend an overnight stay in Cancun.  We stayed at Beachscape Kin Ha Hotel which is a mid-range hotel just 25 minutes’ transfer from the airport and situated on the best beach in Cancun, facing the turquoise, tranquil Caribbean Sea.

The hotel is low key and offers great value.  Rooms are arranged in blocks set within a tropical garden.  There is a pool-side restaurant and a beach-front restaurant as well as nice communal areas with books and board games to borrow, a pool table and air hockey.  For longer stays there is even a self-service laundry room, ideal when travelling with children.
From the hotel, you can stroll along the beach passing the neighbouring hotels or it’s an easy 10-minute walk to various nearby shopping malls with restaurants, fast food outlets and supermarkets.

Do: take an early morning walk to have the beach to yourself and enjoy the sunrise.

Don’t: change money at your hotel as there are exchange bureaux within a 5 minute walk of your hotel offering a better exchange rate.

Tulum

There is a great range of hotels in Cancun and along the Riviera Maya’s Caribbean coastline to suit every budget – from “unlimited luxury” resorts to small eco boutique hotels.  We stayed in Tulum, 130 km south of Cancun, with a transfer time of around 1½ hours. Tulum and the beaches south of Cancun are suffering at the moment from unsightly sargassum seaweed which gets washed ashore onto the previously pristine shores.   So why stay here and not in Cancun?  Eco-friendly and laid-back, you are much closer to nature and can get away from the crowds.  The archaeological site of Tulum is literally on your doorstep.  Built on a cliff above the sea in honour of the sun, Tulum is the only walled Mayan city to be discovered.

We stayed at the El Pez Colibri boutique hotel where the service was second-to-none.  From the turndown service with tea and chocolates.. to the tray of morning coffee (and hot chocolate for our son) delivered to our room.. to the concierge’s call to our room at 10 pm on our first night to let us know that there was a sea turtle laying her eggs on the sand if we wanted to quietly come and watch.

Close to Tulum, there are gorgeous and easily accessible “cenotes”, natural freshwater pools in the rock – the water is deep and refreshingly cool after the heat of the beaches.  Bring a mask and snorkel (or rent them along with buoyancy vests) and see the fish and turtles swimming in the crystal clear water.  My personal highlight was a visit to the little-visited Muyil archaeological ruins and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a sprawling protected area and home to tons of wildlife, particularly birds and flamingos.  Here you can take a boat ride through a freshwater lagoon and float down Mayan-built canals through the Yucatan jungle.

Along the Riviera Maya, there are also various eco-parks that make ideal day excursions for families with children.  Xcaret is an eco-archaeological park with its own beach and natural pools as well as a coral reef aquarium, aviary and various shows.  Xel-Ha is another eco-park with a collection of cenotes, lagoons, caves and zip-lines – ideal for families looking for adventure and adrenaline-pumping activities!

Do: visit the Tulum ruins in the evening (between 5-7 pm when the day-trippers have gone home) for picture-perfect views and gorgeous sunsets.

Chichen Itza

A 2-hour drive from Tulum, Chichen Itza is in the heart of the Yucatan. We stayed at the Lodge at Chichen Itza, part of the Mayaland Hotel, set in extensive tropical gardens with towering Royal palm trees.  Within the gardens, there is a planetarium (with various shows each day), a spa and several swimming pools.  In the tropical jungle heat, I recommend an afternoon by the swimming pool where you can spot different birds and huge lizards!

With a private entrance to the ruins from Mayaland Hotel, Chichen Itza can be visited in the early morning before the day visitors arrive and before the heat rises.  A truly magical experience to see the sun rise over the pyramid of “El Castillo”.

Do: take a sunrise tour of the ruins and beat the crowds!

Don’t: try to do too much – it’s hot and humid so take time and relax.

From Chichen Itza,  it’s a two-hour transfer to Mérida and I would recommend a stop at Izamal, a small traditional town with a pretty main square with market and its impressive yellow-painted Convento.  The journey takes you along straight roads passing by small pueblos and Mayan communities and tropical forest.

Mérida is a charming city of wide tree-lined boulevards and historic mansions.  We visited on a Saturday evening which is Noche Mexicana when Paseo de Montejo is closed to traffic and there was a lovely atmosphere with families strolling by and riding bicycles and musical and dance performances.  Paseo de Montejo leads to the pretty downtown area with squares, churches, palm trees and good restaurants and pavement cafés.  Both the Mayan ruins of Uxmal and the Celestún Biosphere Reserve with flocks of flamingos and birdlife are within easy reach for day excursions from Mérida .
We stayed at Hacienda Misne, a beautiful oasis 20 minutes’ drive outside Mérida (one-way taxi to downtown Mérida cost around US$5).  The hacienda is situated in a rather plain suburb but once you step into the walled garden, you’re in another world with tall old trees, hammocks, an outside football table, small gym, two swimming pools with excellent waiter service and a superb restaurant.  The guest rooms are situated in separate buildings lining the perimeter of the walled garden, built in similar style to the original hacienda building with high ceilings and steep roof.

Do: take a walking tour of the city to best appreciate its colonial architecture and fine churches.

Don’t: miss the opportunity to visit the ruins of Uxmal – one of the great showpieces of Mayan architecture.

Holbox

It’s a pleasingly easy journey to the island of Holbox, situated just off the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula.  From Mérida, it’s a 3½ hour drive along straight roads through the tropical forest to the port of Chiquila.  En route, you can stop at the charming town of Valladolid with its lovely main square and interesting shops.
Valladolid would also make an ideal overnight stop for those who want to stay a little off the beaten track with a lovely colonial style hotel overlooking the square.  From Chiquila, the ferry departs every 30  minutes and takes 20 minutes to cross the water to reach Holbox – all very straightforward with luggage loaded and unloaded quickly and efficiently.  On arrival on Holbox, you are met by the “taxi rank” of golf buggies ready to take you along the sand road to your hotel as very few cars are permitted on the island.

There is a good selection of hotels to choose on Holbox – most are beach-front and “barefoot chic”.  We stayed at Holbox Dreams Beachfront Hotel which is a mid-range hotel.  Guest rooms are simple but attractively decorated with nice touches.  There was no water on a couple of occasions but it came back pretty quickly and is one of the challenges of being on a small island.  The hotel has two small swimming pools which are kept very clean and were lit at night.  Walk through the gardens to reach the beautiful white sand beach with calm, shallow waters ideal for small children and a convenient beach club with restaurant, sun loungers and shade and excellent waiter service.

Holbox is easily walkable (or you can rent bicycles) with a small downtown area with good shops and restaurants.  Our highlight on Holbox was a boat trip to swim with whale sharks.  My initial nerves were swiftly allayed as these gentle giants are shy and docile and the experience of swimming alongside them is quite magical.  Very well organised with experienced and helpful crew and snorkeling equipment and buoyancy vest provided, this is a full day tour with time also to snorkel on the reef and stop for a delicious ceviche lunch on the beach.  I would recommend a 4 or 5 night stay on Holbox.  There are various island tours and if you visit when there is no moon you have the opportunity to see the “Bioluminescence” – the phenomenon where the water on the beach is illuminated by micro-organisms in the sea.
After your stay on Holbox, you can easily make the transfer (ferry + drive) directly to Cancun airport for your flight home as most of the flights back to the UK and Europe depart in the late afternoon/evening.  The transfer time to the airport is around 2 – 2 ½ hours plus the 20 minute ferry crossing.

Do: take a boat trip to swim with the whale sharks – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Don’t: over-pack – there are some superb restaurants on Holbox but island life is low key and informal.

All our transfers were arranged with a private car and driver with the flexibility to stop for lunch or to pick up water and supplies or change money, or even with time for a quick swim in a cenote en route.
Another option would be to have a rental car and self-drive.  With straight roads passing through low forest and small towns, the peninsula is safe and easy to navigate.

Wishing you all happy planning, and remember that Mexico is not just beach.  There is much more to explore inland and to experience the warmth of the Mexican welcome – travelling with or without children!

 

Costa Rica Adventure

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There is so much to explore in this tropical country as you travel around.  You’ll not want to miss the Cloud Forest with its huge variety of birds and mammals or Arenal Volano, set in the tropical lowlands.  Enjoy this adventure packed tailor made trip through Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Adventure

Day 1: San José
Day 2: Poás Volcano National Park
Day 3: Pacuare River Rafting
Day 4: Bajos del Toro
Day 6: Arenal
Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja area
Day 11: Conchal Beach
Day 15: San Jose
Day 16: Depart San Jose
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Day 1: San José
You will be met at the airport and transported to your central hotel. Take a tour of the capital city including a visit to the Gold Museum which houses the largest collection of Pre-Columbian Gold in Central America. Enjoy a stroll along the Central Avenue Boulevard.
San Jose 2 nights

Day 2: Poás Volcano National Park
Early morning start to the northern mountains of the Central Valley and a full day tour of Poás Volcano National Park. Spend time at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. On the return to San José, visit a family owned coffee plantation.

Day 3: Pacuare River Rafting
Today you will head to the Pacuare River, crossing the Continental Divide and passing through the breathtaking Braulio Carrillo National Park. Take an exhilarating rafting trip down this wild and scenic river which offers some of the finest white water in Latin America winding deep inside one of Costa Rica’s most impressive rainforests. Traverse 20 miles of remote and Class 111 scenic waters that course through a wilderness of dense vegetation and steep sided gorges. You will eventually arrive at your overnight eco-lodge, nestled in a private 1000 acre rainforest reserve overlooking the river. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy optional activities such as hiking and swimming
Rainforest Lodge 1 night

Day 4: Bajos del Toro
Continue your river rafting adventure along the Pacuare, stopping off for lunch along the river. On arrival at your destination, transportation and a guide will be waiting to transfer you to Bajos del Toro. En route visit a former cocoa bean rain forest plantation for a guided hike followed by a hands-on chocolate making session. Continue to Bajos del Toro located in the Tropical Cloud Forest. Your base here is a luxury eco resort and spa set in 500 private acres of tropical cloud forest, dotted with hidden waterfalls and gentle creeks. Relax in your suite which boasts a private outdoor whirlpool tub, viewing deck and gasfireplace.
Bajos Del Toro 2 nights

On your full day here enjoy a nature walk through the cloud forest that will take you past a pristine creek and mesmerizing waterfalls. Enjoy lunch in the riverside restaurant. In the afternoon take a tour of the thriving local rural community with its rich traditions, unsurpassed landscapes and intriguing flora. Visit a local orchid enthusiast; his collection features more than 400 orchids.

Day 6: Arenal
After breakfast, you may join in an optional Yoga session or a guided cloud forest trail walk. After lunch transfer to Arenal. Your journey passes through the agricultural town of Zarcero before continuing to the northern lowlands in Alajuela Province where we find the Arenal Volcano, active since 1968. Here you will be based for 3 nights
Arenal Volcano 3 nights

Your first morning is filled with adrenaline as you drive into the tropical rainforest outside the town of La Fortuna. When you arrive at the waterfalls you will abseil from the top down into the beautiful pristine canyon below. After trekking through the canyon there will be more abseiling down to other waterfalls that will take you to the tranquil pools. Enjoy some bird watching, or just relax in this unspoiled paradise. Before sunset, visit the best lookout point in La Fortuna to enjoy Arenal Volcano and Lake at the same time! You can simply sit, take pictures and relax waiting for the frequent volcanic activity or hike along the lava trails.

Your second full day here takes you through citrus groves, pineapple and sugar cane plantations to Los Chiles on the northern border with Nicaragua. From here you’ll be taken on a comfortable boat ride up the Río Frío, a tropical river alive with an immense variety of animals. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge consists of over 18,000 acres of lagoons and marshland (tropical everglades). The area attracts many bird watchers and nature lovers. Capuchin, spider and howler monkeys, sloth, garfish, roseate spoonbills, many types of herons, caimans and turtles are commonly found in this unique reserve. As many as 60 different types of birds have been spotted on this adventure tour. Lunch included in a local restaurant in the village of Los Chiles. On the way back, stop by the iguana bridge to observe some huge specimens. Arrive back at the hotel in the mid afternoon before enjoying a gentle evening float trip down the Peñas Blancas River. Witness the jungle transform from day into night. Regular sightings include the common opossum, common gray four-opossum, brown-throated three toed sloth, Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, long-nosed bat, mantled Howler monkey, yellow-crowned night-heron, spectacled owl, the american crocodile and plenty of baby crocodiles.

Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja area
Travel from the northern lowlands to the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range where the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is located. Your base for 2 nights is a family owned cattle ranch which offers a contrasting volcanic activity experience. During your stay here you have a choice of activities including horseback riding to a waterfall, river tubing and cattle herding. Or relax in the hotel’s spa and swimming pool.
Rincon de la Vieja 2 nights

Day 11: Conchal Beach
After breakfast transfer to all inclusive beach resort Paradisus located by one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, for a few nights relaxation at the end of your holiday.
Paradisus Beach Resort 4 nights (or longer)

Day 15: San Jose
Your guide will meet you at your beach resort and transfer you back to San Jose. En route enjoy lunch at a Hacienda, perhaps sampling the fresh tilapia. Continue towards San Jose for your final night

Day 16: Depart San Jose

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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s paradise with beautiful national parks as well as wonderful beaches on both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

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Day 1: San Jose

Day 2: Poas Volcano National Park

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 5: Arenal

Day 8: Monteverde

Day 10: Manuel Antonio

Day14: San Jose

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Day 1: San Jose

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is located in the centre of the Central Valley surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges. Popular regions within the city include El Pueblo and San Pedro however San Jose’s unquestionable highlight is its National Theatre. This is Costa Rica’s national treasure and most impressive architectural showpiece. Built in 1890 with the profits from coffee, the intricate detail of Italian and Belgian architects and craftsmen is not to be missed.

Many other museums and attractions are also dotted around the city including the Gold Museum which houses the largest collection of Pre-Colombian gold jewellery in Central America. San Jose 2 nights

Day 2: Poás Volcano National Park

Early morning start to the northern mountains of the Central Valley and a full day tour of Poás Volcano National Park. Spend time at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. On the return to San José, visit a family owned coffee plantation.

Day 3: Tortuguero

Early this morning, you will head to the Caribbean region. You will cross the Continental Divide and drive through the breath-taking Braulio Carrillo National Park with wonderful views of its dense forests. Continue to the river port for a boat transfer through the jungle canal to Tortuguero. During the afternoon, your guide will take you to Tortuguero Village where you will have time to walk around, visit the museum for the Caribbean Conservation, the village and shopping. During your full day here, you will be able to take a boat tour through the National Parks Canals. Tortuguero 2 nights

Day 5: Arenal

Today you will set off after breakfast, to Guapiles where you will stop for lunch at a restaurant and you will be taken through picturesque scenery to San Carlos in the area of the Arenal volcano. Set within the rolling plains of San Carlos, this national park is dominated by the impressive cone of the Arenal Volcano, famous for its incredible eruptions, lava streams and incandescent rock explosions. A visit to this wonderful national park therefore usually provides an unforgettable natural firework display from a controlled and safe distance. The park is also blessed with a second volcano, Chato, which having laid dormant for 3,500 years has a 500 metre wide crater now filled with a beautiful lagoon. Arenal 3 nights 

Day 8: Monteverde

Located high in the Tilarán Mountain Range at an altitude of about 4300 feet above sea-level, Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s most scenic spots and the source of one of Central America’s finest coffee. Founded by Quakers who emigrated from the United States and started the country’s most successful cheese factory, Monteverde is now best known for its biological reserve which is a paradise for researchers and nature lovers alike. The misty, magical private cloud forest preserve protects a treasure trove of rare flora and fauna, including the three-wattle bellbird and the legendary resplendent quetzal – one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This is the perfect place for anyone looking for close contact with nature as well as activities such as tree canopy trails and tree zip-lining. Monteverde 2 nights

Day 10: Manuel Antonio

Today you’ll be transferred to Manuel Antonio National Park. Although the main attractions of this park are its two beautiful white sand beaches – Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio, this national park also boasts an incredibly diverse coastal rainforest with a huge abundance of wildlife. This means that there is ample opportunity not just for relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean, but also for leisurely trails through the forest picking out the distinctive plant life and resident fauna which include 109 mammal species – such as the white faced capuchin, squirrels, monkeys, agouti and three-toed sloth – not to mention the 184 species of birds. Manuel Antonio 4 nights

Day 14: San Jose

Today you’ll be transferred back to San Jose where you’ll have a final overnight stay before you return home. San Jose 1 night

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Un-Cruise Adventures

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Un-Cruise Adventures offers an alternative to traditional cruises by taking guests into areas inaccessible to large ships and on excursions that are exclusive, unconventional and unmatched.  Un-Cruise cruise Alaska, Central America, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Galápagos, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, and the Pacific Northwest.

Experience an adventure or river cruise… paddle a kayak. hike on a glacier, go eye-to-eye with wildlife, embrace the wilderness, travel back in time.

Adventure Cruises:- Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hiking, snorkelling, inflatable skiff excursions and cultural encounters top the agenda. Un-Cruise experiential cruise vacations are delivered from a variety of platforms and, depending on your choices, will accommodate from 22 to 84 like-minded guests. Un-Cruise provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, fun, expert crew, expedition guides, and the vessel. The rest… is up to you.

River Cruises: – Travelling nearly 1,000 miles upriver and down, the generously inclusive river cruises provide the best value available on the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette Rivers. Included shore excursions, a complimentary massage, wellness program, spirits and beverages, on board historians, living history programs, visits to boutique wineries, exclusive one-on-one interactions with locals, port fees and taxes, no long lines or hours on a bus, and you’re never far from the riverbank. Travelling aboard the 88-guest replica turn-of-the-century steamer—a style of vessel that has been on these rivers for over 100 years—offers you the conveniences of today with the feel of yesteryear. Enjoy the old-world charm of the newly-refurbished: S.S. Legacy

Below are a few short videos of some warmer destinations to give you a glimpse of how wonderful and exciting going on an Un-Cruise adventure could be!! 

Mexico Activities: Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/135410897

Hawaii Activities: Vimeo- https://youtu.be/icso0T51pt8

Molokai Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/134357706

On the 26th & 27th September Experience Holidays will be at the Manchester Cruise Show along with Un-Cruise promoting their fantastic cruises.  As part of our support Un-Cruse have put together some exclusive offers just for us so we can save you £££.  If you would like more information on these exclusive offers please contact us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk  

Please take a look at the Un-Cruise Adventures website for the full exciting details on – Un-Cruise Adventures  then contact us at Experience Holidays to book your very own Un-Cruise Adventure!

 

Un-Cruise Adventures

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Vicki Tester

 

 

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Un-Cruise Adventures offers an alternative to traditional cruises by taking guests into areas inaccessible to large ships and on excursions that are exclusive, unconventional and unmatched.  Un-Cruise cruise Alaska, Central America, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Galápagos, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, and the Pacific Northwest.

Experience an adventure or river cruise… paddle a kayak. hike on a glacier, go eye-to-eye with wildlife, embrace the wilderness, travel back in time.

Adventure Cruises:- Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hiking, snorkelling, inflatable skiff excursions and cultural encounters top the agenda. Un-Cruise experiential cruise vacations are delivered from a variety of platforms and, depending on your choices, will accommodate from 22 to 84 like-minded guests. Un-Cruise provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, fun, expert crew, expedition guides, and the vessel. The rest… is up to you.

River Cruises: – Travelling nearly 1,000 miles upriver and down, the generously inclusive river cruises provide the best value available on the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette Rivers. Included shore excursions, a complimentary massage, wellness program, spirits and beverages, on board historians, living history programs, visits to boutique wineries, exclusive one-on-one interactions with locals, port fees and taxes, no long lines or hours on a bus, and you’re never far from the riverbank. Travelling aboard the 88-guest replica turn-of-the-century steamer—a style of vessel that has been on these rivers for over 100 years—offers you the conveniences of today with the feel of yesteryear. Enjoy the old-world charm of the newly-refurbished: S.S. Legacy

Below are a few short videos of some warmer destinations to give you a glimpse of how wonderful and exciting going on an Un-Cruise adventure could be!! 

Mexico Activities: Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/135410897

Hawaii Activities: Vimeo- https://youtu.be/icso0T51pt8

Molokai Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/134357706

 

Un-Cruise have also launched two very exciting new itineraries starting late 2016 exploring Costa Rica and Panama.  Both for 7 nights.

Pure Panama: Cultures, Coasts & Canal is solely exploring Panama with its native cultures and colonizers, tropical wildlife with loads of adventure.

Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves is Costa Rica to Panama another adventure cruise along the Panama Canal exploring wildlife, wetlands, jungle forests and lots more.  

For more information see below:

Pure Panama & Uncharted Isthmus

Please take a look at the Un-Cruise Adventures website for the full exciting details – Un-Cruise Adventures  then contact us at Experience Holidays to book your very own Un-Cruise Adventure! 

Country: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica – there is so much to explore in this tropical country as you travel around.  You’ll not want to miss the Cloud Forest with its huge variety of birds and mammals or Arenal Volano, set in the tropical lowlands.  Continue on to Tortuguero National Park where Green Sea Turtles nest, and Manuel Antonio National park with its tall evergreen forests.  The Pacific and Caribbean coasts are home to wonderful beaches to visit for a little rest and relaxation. 

Costa Rica Adventure Itinerary

 Costa Rica Itinerary

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