Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, providing the opportunity for everyone on your group trip to have a broad choice of activities at every stop.
While visiting the rainforest, for example, people can bird-watch from a canopy platform, hike through the forest, or opt for the adrenaline rush of flying down a zip line.
Even Volcanoes are very accessible to groups in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano is the most active volcano here and you can (weather permitting) see the mountain's glowing lava flows at night. The surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, and relaxation at the world-class hot spring resort at Tabacon Hot Springs.
Costa Rica has great beach destinations on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. You can see sea turtles nest on the beach at Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast (particularly July-October) and in places like the idyllic Playa Grande (November-January) on the Pacific Coast. Costa Rica is an ideal place for beginners to learn surfing, and there are excellent waves for advanced surfers too.
In Costa Rica, your group can also partake in class IV and V whitewater rafting, fishing, spelunking, and sea kayaking. With all these options available in an area about the size of West Virginia, plus convenient flights there from Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami, Costa Rica is a great getaway even if you only have one week to travel.