Open the door to the Real Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is known for its splendid natural beauty, but that is only part of the story. This Central American jewel has a thriving culture that you won’t find in guidebooks or maps – it can only be found through experience. 

Community-based rural tourism offers the opportunity to do just that – to experience, first hand, the way Costa Ricans live and how they are working to preserve their environment. Community-based rural tourism is run by community based associations. These communities own private ecological reserves or are near areas of ecological and cultural interest. All offer visitors a mix of cultural and environmental adventures in addition to the more usual tourist services such as accommodation, tours and handicrafts. Their guests have the opportunity to discover the real Costa Rica – exploring well away from the tourist trail and getting to know the people involved in conservation at the grass roots level

We offer unique experiences which allow your clients to stay in small villages set in stunning locations and to get to know the people and their customs. Explore awe-inspiring forests and intriguing mangroves wit... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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How does your trip to me help?

The profits made by ACTUAR are reinvested in capacity building programs, promotional campaigns and solidarious loans for the communities associated to ACTUAR.  This is how every year we provide technical assistance and workshops on diverse tourism related activities, such as Creole cooking workshops, marketing skills, product development, among other training programs.   Every year we organize the Community-based Rural Tourism Fair which is well known by tour operators and r... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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Location: Costa Rica

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How to get there

Please contact ACTUAR to arrange transportation or to have information on how to get to one the 29 members that are located throughout the country.

How much does it cost?

It depends on each destination and length of tour or stay.

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