Sarah Frankish
Sarah Frankish Senior Travel Specialist
"Easygoing Costa Rica would be my top choice for natural scenery, gorgeous beaches and sustainable tourism that benefits everyone."

Pacific Coast Beaches Holidays

Well known for its pristine beaches, Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast is almost entirely in the province of Guanacaste. Here palm trees fringe the beaches and the weather is typically less humid than elsewhere in the country. There are some extremely stylish places to stay here such as the new Andaz Papagayo on the Papagayo Peninsula.  We also feature a good range of boutique hideaways and eco lodges located beside the beach at Tamarindo, Punta Islita and Flamingo, or on the kilometres of unspoiled beaches between Nosara and Sámara on the Nicoya Peninsula .  

Inland Guanacaste has much to offer visitors to Costa Rica. As well as its unique tropical dry forests, geysers, old haciendas, cattle ranches, and sabaneros (the Costa Rican version of cowboys), the region of Guanacaste is notable for its unique history (independent from Costa Rica until 1824), full of  folklore and traditions that have been adopted as icons of Costa Rican culture. We’d recommend hiring a car to explore this fascinating province if you can tear yourself away from the beach for long enough! One of the top attractions is the Ricón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, renowned for its wildlife and volcano activities.

South of Guanacaste on the central Pacific coast, the pale sand beaches of Manual Antonio are a popular place to spend a few days and are ideal for families. Read more about Manual Antonio National Park here.

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Costa Rica for Families
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £2310 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica
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.
Highlights of Costa Rica & Panama
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £2925 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica     Panama
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.
Costa Rica in Style
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £3695 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica
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.
Volcano & Cloud Forest of Costa Rica
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons
  • Wildlife
From £3775 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Costa Rica
Our romantic Costa Rica holiday takes you to some of the countries most renowned scenic places, including the Arenal National Park, Costa Rica's tropical cloud forest and the lovely beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste Province.
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