Costa Rica vacations 2020 & 2021
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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.
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.
Why travel with Audley?
- 100% tailor-made tours
- Fully protected travel
- Established for over 20 years
- 99% of our clients would recommend us
Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Costa Rica, including information about climate, events and festivals.
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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Costa Rica in pictures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark from our Costa Rica team shares his experience exploring Costa Rica from behind the wheel, explains why this country is well-suited to driving trips, and offers tips for how to make the most out of your rental car.
Plan your perfect beach vacation in Mexico and Central America, exploring beautiful sandy bays and staying in luxury hotels and accommodation.
Tiny in comparison to its sister regions to the north and south, Central America covers just 0.1% of the world's surface, yet it contains an unparalleled level of biodiversity.