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Zip-lining through cloudforest, observing nesting turtles, rainforests alive with the chaotic symphony of insects… On a tailor-made vacation to Costa Rica with Audley, you’ll see the highlights — and much more — your way. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our Costa Rica specialists know the country inside out and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Wake up to the throaty call of a howler monkey. Seek the vibrant green plumage of the rare resplendent quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota. Drift though the flooded forests and intricate canals of Tortuguero National Park. Bathe in mineral springs near Arenal Volcano. White-water raft down the Pacuare River. Unwind away from the crowds on the dark-sand beaches decorating the Northern Pacific coast.

Tangled primary rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. Gentle surf swells at Tamarindo Beach. Scarlet macaws, tree frogs and sloths in Corcovado National Park. What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Suggested tours for Costa Rica

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

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Travel Advice

Practical tips for traveling to Costa Rica, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our expert guides to traveling 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.

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    My travels in Costa Rica

    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.

  • Red eyed tree frog, 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.

  • Lapa Rios, Costa Rica

    Luxury vacations in Costa Rica

    Luxury in Costa Rica lies in the unrivaled 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.

  • Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

    Family wildlife and adventure vacations 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 vacations. He suggests where to go and which activities would appeal to children.

  • Two-toed sloth, Costa Rica

    Wildlife vacations in Costa Rica

    From birds to basilisks, Costa Rica specialist Holly lets you in on the country’s wildlife highlights. She also explains where exactly to go to increase your chances of observing all Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity.

  • Resplendent Quetzal, Costa Rica

    Honeymoons in Costa Rica

    Volcanic hot springs, cloudforest, beaches, rainforest reserves and white-water rivers: Costa Rica lends itself to couples seeking an adventurous, eco-conscious honeymoon with many chances to spot wildlife. Specialist Michael reveals where exactly to go, and the best places to stay.

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