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   White-faced monkeys of Monteverde Cloud Forest    
   Monteverde Cloud Forest    
   One of the 52 species of hummingbird in the cloud forest    
   Tutles of Tortuguero National Park    
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Costa Rica Holidays

Overwhelmingly beautiful national parks, dense lush cloud forests, heavily populated with wildlife and dramatic volcanoes all encased in 800 miles of pristine coastline; Costa Rica holds something for everyone. Its diminutive size means it is easy to encounter all there is on offer in one trip, bounding from tubing down the rapids of Rio Peridido to trekking the spectacular Arenal Volcano, finishing with the pristine beaches of the Manual Antonio National Park. Once you have enjoyed Costa Rica’s serene, comfortable and relaxed way of life, we are sure you will be cheering ‘Pura Vida’ long after you have returned home.

Our itineraries, dreamt up by our passionate travel experts, combine the highlights of this gorgeous country with some hidden secrets and are all available to customise to your specific ideas. Meanwhile Costa Rica’s increasing number of stylish and secluded boutique lodges makes it a fantastic honeymoon destination – for the perfect mix of nature and beach. There is also an abundance of child friendly hotels, with the natural wonders and exhilarating wildlife spotting promising an unforgettable family adventure.

San Jose

The capital city and gateway to Costa Rica - the bustling lively San Jose - deserves a visit for a day or two to acquaint yourself with the cultural landmarks, investigating the classic National Museum and the interesting Museo de los Ninos and Galeria Nacional. There is a range of hotels for you to stay in including the elegant converted mansion Hotel Grano del Oro or the luxury Alta Hotel overlooking the neighbouring volcanoes. Placed in the middle of Costa Rica, San Jose boosts an advantageous location for you to journey out and experience the rest of the country. 

A Natural Adventure Playground

On the edge of the Tilaran Mountains is the sprawling 10,500 hectares of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, an enchanting verdant rich forest covered in swirling mysterious mist and heaving with wildlife. Spanning six different eco-systems, the forest lends itself as the perfect host for many adventurous explorations from trekking to flying over the forest canopy by zip-wire, all accompanied by the permanent residents of white-faced monkeys, three-toed sloths, hummingbirds and the resplendent quetzal bird.  

Across to the northeast of the country is the Tortuguero National Park, the most valuable nesting site in the Caribbean for the green sea turtle. While this incredible nature display happens from July to October with the hatchlings emerging in November, there is a multitude of wildlife to be seen in the diverse habitats all year round. Taking a small boat down the canals and waterways surrounding yourself with iguanas, crocodiles and boa constrictors is a fine way to spend a day in Tortuguero. 

Beach Life

An excellent finish to your intrepid holiday is time spent relaxing on one of the many tranquil tropical beaches. Both Manual Antonio National Park and the Osa Peninsula provide colourful rainforests edged with white sands and crashing blue waves.  Long stretches of beach can also be found along the Pacific Coast in the Guanacaste province, presenting multiple idyllic resting grounds. A visit here is made complete with a stay in one of our specially chosen boltholes, with options including Andaz Papagavo, overlooking the gorgeous Culebra Bay, or the Flamingo Beach Resort, placed between volcano mountain ranges and stunning beaches. 

All Supported with an Eco-Conscience

Understandably, Costa Rica is very proud and protective of their awe-inspiring diverse nature. A quarter of the country is protected by natural parks and wildlife reserves to ensure the tropical dry forests, mangroves, waterfalls, coral reeds and beaches receive no damage and only beneficial tourism. Many of the country’s lodges and hotels have impeccable environmental and social credentials with the verification ‘leaf’ scheme run by the Costa Rica Tourist Board helping to make the country a leader in sustainable tourism.

Get in touch for firsthand advice on holidays to Costa Rica by dropping our Latin America team an email or ringing them on 020 7666 1260.

Example Costa Rica Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these Costa Rica holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip Costa Rica. 020 7666 1260

Total Itineraries: 8      
Costa Rica Adventure
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Your Costa Rica holiday adventure starts in the capital of San Jose with a full days white water rafting on the Pacuare River. Ride the...
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £1670
per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica Highlights
Costa RicaCosta Rica
Enjoy the many highlights of Costa Rica on this 12-day itinerary, including volcanoes, lakes, cloud forest and both the Caribbean and...
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £1950
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica for Families
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This holiday aims to introduce the whole family to the natural wonders of Costa Rica, including rainforests, volcanoes, beaches and a host of stunning flora and fauna. Stay in picturesque, family-friendly lodges as well as two nights on the beach.
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £2080
per adult
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Highlights of Costa Rica & Panama
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PanamaPanama
This two-week itinerary is a superb introduction to Costa Rica and Panama. The tour combines a trip to the Panama Canal with the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica, the active Arenal Volcano and the beach on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £2525
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Central America Journey
PanamaPanama
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GuatemalaGuatemala
This exciting itinerary highlights the best of Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala all in one trip. You visit Panama City and the canal, Costa Rica's Arenal National Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Guatemala's Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the famous market town of Chichicastenango.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2690
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica Nature Experience
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This new tour brings together the main highlights of Costa Rica staying in very comfortable accommodation. After the long flight relax in...
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £2695
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica Sustainable Wildlife tour
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Visit Costa Rica and know you are ‘giving back’ to this wonderful country by staying in selected properties awarded the...
  • Beach
  • Responsible Travel
  • Wildlife
From £2815
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica in Style
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Experience the lush forests and pristine Pacific beaches of Costa Rica on this stylish itinerary, staying in some of the finest and most original properties and discovering some of its remoter and less explored gems.
  • Beach
  • Romantic
  • Wildlife
From £3035
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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