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Costa Rica holidays

Costa Rica holidays

Encounter wildlife in the rainforest, unwind on the beach or plan your tailor-made Costa Rican honeymoon with us

The people of Costa Rica have a saying: they’re rich in paradise. It’s not hard to understand what they mean: much of Costa Rica is ecologically unspoiled, its wildlife is abundant, and its ecosystems are diverse. Think remote, jungle-fringed coastline with beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Quasi-magical cloudforest with moss-cloaked trees, hummingbirds flitting between orchids and the elusive quetzal bird. A volcanic central valley with waterfalls and hot springs. Wetlands that thrum with everything from minuscule poison dart frogs to caimans, crocodiles and manatees.

Our specialists have explored much of this small, safe Central American country, which lends itself easily to self-driving. We can advise on the best spots for zip-lining and rafting if you’re seeking more adventurous activities, where to bathe in thermal waters in Arenal National Park, and how to see wildlife such as endangered green macaws and nesting sea turtles.

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Suggested itineraries for Costa Rica

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Costa Rica could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Costa Rica

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Costa Rica. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Costa Rica at its best.

My travels in Costa Rica, 2017

Overseas product specialist Scott captured this footage on his recent trip to Costa Rica. He canoed on rivers through rainforest, visited plunging waterfalls and explored the many beaches and volcanoes. He also encountered some of the varied wildlife, including hummingbirds, scarlet macaws and poison dart frogs.

Green Eyelash Viper, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Wildlife holidays in Costa Rica

Discover the varied wildlife that you could see on a tailor-made trip to Costa Rica. Highlights include caiman, snakes, monkeys, butterflies, over 850 species of birds and jaguar.

Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Family wildlife and adventure holidays in Costa Rica

Audley specialist Nik, a former wildlife guide in Costa Rica, explains why the country is such a great destination for families interested in adventure and wildlife holidays. He suggests where to go and which activities would appeal to children.

Hummingbird, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Honeymoons in Costa Rica

Let us help you plan your perfect honeymoon to Costa Rica with Audley. Discover some of the beautiful properties we have on offer and how we can make your honeymoon in Costa Rica extra special.

Lapa Rios, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Luxury holidays in Costa Rica

Luxury in Costa Rica lies in the unrivalled wildlife that covers the country, from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast. With small hotels designed to make the best of the natural surroundings, this is barefoot luxury at its most pure.

Red eyed tree frog, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

What to do in Costa Rica: our highlights guide

One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, Costa Rica attracts nature lovers and adrenaline seekers alike. Country specialist, Nik, picks out some of the country’s highlights, from white water rafting to wildlife spotting in the cloudforest.

Carolyn in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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