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San José, Costa Rica

Of Volcanos and Sloths

Just a short drive from San José Airport, Costa Rica, you'll find outstanding national parks. With lush, tropical scenery and steep mountains, this unique corner of the world is always tinged with a bit of excitement – there are active volcanos here! But it's no risk, no fun, right? Irazu Volcano National Park is the best place to get a view down into a really deep volcano crater – at 11,260 ft, Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica! If you decide to hike the Poás Volcano, you'll come across beautiful crater lakes. Make sure to arrive early for good views before the clouds roll in, and round out your weekend break with a skinny dip in the green waters of Botos. Add to that geysers, glowing lava, toucans, and monkeys, and you are up for a real Indiana Jones-style adventure. For a more relaxed weekend activity, head to San José's Sloth Sanctuary, where you'll get to hang out with actual sloths! After all these adventures, you'll be glad to enjoy a traditional Costa Rican breakfast with freshly pressed fruit juices and breath-taking mountain views before catching your airplane back home.

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