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Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

  • Adventure activities

    Whilst Costa Rica is famed for its natural beauty, there are also plenty of ways to explore the country for those seeking a bit more of an adrenalin rush. Canopy zip-line tours, white water rafting, quad biking along deserted Pacific beaches, horseriding, hiking to pristine lakes and forests, mountain biking and kayaking are just a few of the options available.

    Adventure activities
  • Ecotourism

    Costa Rica has long been heralded as a pioneer in ecotourism, with over a quarter of the country being protected as a national park or reserve. Whilst many hotels elsewhere in the world will wave the ecotourism flag with little or no real credentials, things are different in Costa Rica, where hotels can gain accreditation from a national board for implementing green practices.

    Ecotourism
  • Turtles

    July to October is the nesting season for the endangered Green Turtle, when the turtles come up on to Tortuguero beach at night to lay their eggs. It is possible to arrange trips at night to witness this fantastic natural phenomenon, and it really is a wonderful sight to see these peaceful giants so close up.

    Turtles
  • Volcanoes

    There are over 200 volcanoes in Costa Rica, many remaining active and fascinating to explore. Their landscapes range from dramatic jagged moonscapes to verdant tropical rainforest, conical in shape to rugged and barren with ancient magma flows and crater lakes. At Arenal, in particular, you may even be able to glimpse live lava flows and hear gas eruptions.

    Volcanoes
  • White water rafting

    Rafting in Costa Rica is simply spectacular and there are numerous places to try it, suitable for all levels. The Pacuare River, in particular, is the most challenging. It is a thrilling experience in a stunning setting as the surrounding tropical rainforest provides your backdrop for this adventure, complete with narrow gulleys and beautiful waterfalls along the way.

    White water rafting
  • Wildlife

    The wildlife is simply spectacular in Costa Rica and you have real chances of seeing tapirs, sloth, ocelots, coatis, caiman, numerous species of monkey, margay, turtles, iguanas, frogs, butterflies, not to mention more than 850 species of birds.

    Wildlife

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Tailor-made holidays to Costa Rica

Small and safe but full of adventure and activities to experience there really is a staggering amount to see in Costa Rica. There are smouldering volcanoes, lush tropical forests, serene cloud-forests, unspoiled beaches and a diverse range of flora and fauna on show everywhere in a riot of vivid colours. From river-floating to rafting and canopy walk-ways to zip-lining it is a country that caters for all tastes and ages.

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11 Days from £1,690pp

This tour of Costa Rica takes in three of the county’s highlights. Distances are not vast so you are able to make the most of your time with a good mix of wildlife viewing, activities and beach time.

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{0A9683F6-9EAC-4ECF-98E7-896C0199CFF7} Classic Costa Rica

14 Days from £2,170pp

Visit Costa Rica's most well-known highlights including Tortuguero, Arenal and Monteverde cloud-forest.

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{03FA8FBC-C3B4-4AAC-8730-3441C06E1D3C} Wildlife of Costa Rica

14 Days from £2,625pp

A two week wildlife-focused trip taking in the wonderfully diverse regions of the central volcanic range, Manuel Antonio’s tropical coastal forests and the beautiful Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s wildlife jewel in the crown.

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Flight time

Approx. 13 hours (via the USA or Europe)

Recommended airlines

American Airlines, Iberia & United Airlines

Timezone

GMT-6 hours

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