Wild Skies of Costa Rica

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The imposing Arenal Volcano looms in the distance, mist still clinging to its slopes. The day was long and unforgettable, your camera filled with picture after picture of colorful, exotic creatures and foliage so vibrant it seems to move on its own.

Over dinner you swap stories with your newfound friends as the sun slips below the horizon, your head barely able to keep track of the complex interconnected web of life surrounding you. 

Tonight we trek out again to find a dark observing spot - an easy task in the northwest corner of this amazing country - and hunt for the stars, their orderly patterns sitting in stark contrast to the verdant chaos of the jungle. Yet somehow, just as alive.

So much to absorb, you could spend a lifetime here.

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A sanctuary of diverse tropical wildlife and gorgeous dark skies await us in Costa Rica:

Mar 2: Arrive in San Jose • Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

March 3: Coffee plantation tour • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Esplendor Tamarindo

March 4: At leisure in Guanacaste beach • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Esplendor Tamarindo

March 5: Monteverde Cloud Forest • Evening stargazing • Overnight: El Establo

March 6: Butterfly & Hanging Bridges tour or Canopy zip line • Migratory birds expert talk • Evening stargazing • Overnight: El Establo

March 7: Tree nursery • Arenal Volcano • Lake Arenal Cruise • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

March 8: Cano Negro guided riverboat trip • Evening stargazing • Overnight: Arenal Springs Resort

March 9: Zarcero Topiary Garden • San Jose City Tour • Farewell dinner  Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

March 10: Depart San Jose

*Itinerary, hotel selection, and stargazing sessions are subject to change due to factors outside our control (e.g., weather).

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Your Science Storytellers

Paul M. Sutter


Astrophysicist, Ohio State University

Chief Scientist, COSI Science Center

Host, Ask a Spaceman

Host, Space Radio


Fraser Cain


Publisher, UniverseToday.com

Host, Weekly Space Hangout 

Science Communicator



Astro.Tours Costa Rica

$3,899 land+air inclusive per person, double occupancy.*

All hotels

Roundtrip airfare to San Jose

All tour transportation in Costa Rica

Airport transfers in Costa Rica

All visits and excursions

All entrance fees

8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Local cultural and zoology expert guides

Live tapings of Space Radio and Guide to Space

Evening stargazing sessions