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If you are enthralled by travel shows on TV, it's time to get out and live your own Amazing Race. Head toward prime-time with this week's escape to adventure-filled Costa Rica with LatinExplore. Choose a mountain volcano option, a beach option, or combine the two for a special touring program.

Grab a fellow explorer for a three-night escape to Arenal. Arenal — one of the world's most active volcanoes — is an unforgettable sight with red glowing lava running down its sides at night. Enjoy stunning views of the colossal volcano and exotic tropical foliage from the modern-colonial Hotel Magic Mountain, where one lunch and three breakfasts, ground transportation to and from the San José airport, a ten-percent discount on meals and spa services, and all taxes and fees are covered ($739).

You'll appreciate coming back to the luxury accommodations after embarking on the included white-water rafting trip on Pacuare River and guided Arenal volcano hike. Named by National Geographic as one of the top ten spots in the world for white-water rafting, the Pacuare offers exciting rapids, waterfalls and unspoiled tropical forests. The gentle Arenal hike, along the base of the "Mountain of Fire", tracks through lava flows and exotic forests.

If your trailblazing tastes tend toward the sea, you and your sidekick can choose the four-night stay in Tamarindo on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Your escape includes four nights at the Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort — the only hotel located on the white sands of Costa Rica's famous Tamarindo Beach — a bottle of wine, round-trip ground transportation to the Liberia airport, daily breakfasts and all taxes and fees ($899).

The highlight reel of Tamarindo is the included Monkey Jungle zipline tour for two — where you'll speed through cables in the treetops — and a horseback riding tour for two. Relax after your excursions and marvel at the natural beauty of Costa Rica right outside your door.

If you just can't decide which show to star in, you can opt for the seven-night escape to Arenal and Tamarindo, which encompasses all of the above and an eight-day car rental (with the collision damage waiver) for $1,799. Channel any of these escapes and you'll become your own adventure star.

Escape kit

  • A three-night escape to Arenal for two ($739), including:
  • Three nights in a standard room at Hotel Magic Mountain
  • Pacuare River white-water rafting adventure and Arenal volcano hike for two
  • Three breakfasts and one lunch
  • 10% discount on meal services and spa services at Hotel Magic Mountain
  • Round-trip ground transportation to San José Airport
  • All taxes and fees
  • Or, a four-night escape to Tamarindo for two ($899), Including:
  • Four nights in a tropical pool side room at Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort
  • Monkey Jungle zipline tour and horseback riding tour for two
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bottle of wine
  • Round-trip ground transportation to the Liberia Airport
  • All taxes and fees
  • Or, a seven-night escape to Arenal and Tamarindo for two ($1,799), including:
  • Three nights in a standard room at Hotel Magic Mountain and four nights in a tropical pool side room at Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort
  • Pacuare River white-water rafting adventure, Arenal volcano hike, and Monkey Jungle zipline tour for two
  • Daily breakfast and one lunch
  • Eight-day car rental with collision damage waiver
  • Bottle of wine
  • 10% discount on meal services and spa services at Hotel Magic Mountain
  • All taxes and fees
  • Book by 29 January

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