Imagine the pitter-patter of raindrops falling on lush green leaves. A not-so-distant croak of a tree frog joins the rhythmic harmony as you drift off to sleep. Chirping birds awaken you at sunrise. These are sounds of the rainforest, and they are all yours to savor on the Adventures by Disney Costa Rica vacation.

Here you spend the night at the rustically charming Laguna Lodge. Nestled right in the rainforest, this hotel is free from the distractions of civilization and boasts epic nature views. It serves as the home base for a host of adventures, including a boat tour through Tortuguero National Park to look for turtles, sloths, monkeys, caiman and more.

Check out a video tour of this remarkable Costa Rican destination. The soundtrack is a recording I took of the nature sounds that surrounded me one morning as I awoke.

In Costa Rica they say “pura vida,” which means “pure life,” a philosophy that encourages embracing simple pleasures. This Adventures by Disney stop really showcases pura vida in its truest form.