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This small, breathtakingly beautiful country is a laid-back and peaceful democratic republic (there is no army), without much of an indigenous culture or colonial heritage but exuding a warm, authentic Latin personality.

Costa Rica is a treasure trove for the nature-lover. Separating the lowlands facing the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean is a range of active and dormant volcanoes surrounded by mountain cloud forest, lowland tropical jungle and savannah grasslands. Plantations of its world famous coffee blanket the sunny slopes, while trees laden with orchids are home to quetzals, trogons and hummingbirds.

On the Pacific coast, the jungle creeps down to the shoreline, enlivened by the chattering of monkeys and parrots; the Caribbean shore hosts volcanic beaches and palm-sheltered coves lapped by a turquoise sea.

There is a well-developed, slick and sustainable network of national parks covering much of the national territory and road travel is always scenic. There are many light aircraft services to reach the remoter spots.

Whether you're a solo traveller or a group of friends looking to join one of our escorted group tours, or a family looking to experience the wonders of this beautiful country, we have a holiday for you. All of our Costa Rica holidays can be tailor-made to your exact requirements so contact our Travel Experts today and start planning your trip.

Our holidays to Costa Rica

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Granada

Alcion: Central America Discovery

Group tour

22 days from £2,448pp

Costa Rica

Signature Costa Rica: The natural highlights

Private journey

14 days from £3,182pp

Costa Rica wildlife

Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery

Private journey

15 days from £3,866pp

Safari Voyager

Expedition cruise: Panama, the Canal and Costa Rica

Private journey

16 days from £6,978pp

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97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Our insider tips for Costa Rica

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Travel to Tortuguero on the Caribbean side of the country between July and October for the most magical of wildlife experiences - heading out at night to watch green turtles laying their eggs by moonlight on the beach. Leatherback turtles also nest from April-June.
Margot

Margot Chard

Costa Rica's pristine rainforest reserves are rightly world-famous and will delight any nature lover. Less well known, but equally rewarding, is to spend a few days higher up in the contrasting, cooler cloud forest. Sloths, birds and monkeys abound and during the Feb-June breeding season, Monteverde Cloud Forest is considered the best place in Central America to spot the magnificent Resplendent Quetzal, whose iridescent tail feathers once adorned the headdress of the Mayan rulers and noblemen.

Lina

Lina Fuller

Gaze down into the vast steaming bubbly crater of an active volcano without having to even break a sweat! Poás volcano, at 2,704m above sea level, is only 40km outside of San José and the crater rim's viewing platform is just an easy 15min climb up from the car park.
Annerys Hockley

Annerys Hockley

The Pacuare River offers the most exhilarating whitewater rafting as the river forges its way through a pristine natural wilderness and one of the tropics' most impressive canyons. The Class III rapids are suitable for beginners and experienced rafters alike, and there is plenty of calm water to allow you to sit back and enjoy the surrounding forest and its wildlife or jump in for a refreshing dip.

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What our experts say

Costa Rica is famous for its exotic national parks, rich wildlife and the slick professionalism of its tourist infrastructure. But for me, the most fun I have had there was when I took a hire car to explore this small and accessible country.  It’s a bit of an adventure as most of the roads, even the major routes, are single lane, many of them are unpaved and twist and turn as they climb through mountainous cloud forest or along the palm-shaded coastline. You might get stuck in the mud in the wet season, but this is just another chance to take photos and renew your Top Gear credentials...

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

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