Is the breath-taking beauty of Costa Rica top of your list for your next holiday? With holidays ideal for groups, solo travellers and families alike, contact Journey Latin America today. With over 40 years' experience in planning holidays to Central and South America, we can create the perfect holiday to Costa Rica.
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.
Holidays Costa Rica
From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.
Costa Rica / Nicaragua
Active Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Rivers and volcanoes
16 days from £3,629pp
Group - Discovery
Panama / Costa Rica / Nicaragua / El Salvador / Honduras / Guatemala
Alcion: Central America Discovery
22 days from £3,061pp
Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery
15 days from £3,700pp
Costa Rica / Panama
Expedition cruise: Costa Rica, Panama and the Canal
15 days from £6,989pp
Places To Visit In Costa Rica
Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.
Arenal and the north
The thick forests of this conservation area, overlooked by the conical volcano Arenal, contain half the known species of birds, mammals and reptiles in the country.
Visit exquisite volcanic beaches, verdant banana plantations and the wildlife rich Tortuguero National Park, submerged in a network of canals, lagoons and swamps.
Monteverde and the cloud forest
The misty cloud forest is cloaked in mosses, ferns and elegant orchids, and is one of the best places to observe thriving mammals and birds.
Explore endless stretches of soft sandy beaches, dotted with small, tranquil towns.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Costa Rican waterfall abseiling
Cycle around Arenal
Explore Tirimbina Nature Reserve
Go snorkelling at Osa Peninsula
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Costa Rica / Caribbean coast
Costa Rica / Osa Peninsula
Aguila de Osa
Costa Rica / Nicoya Peninsula
Andaz Costa Rica Resort
Costa Rica / Arenal and the north
Where to go when - our guide to Costa Rica
The weather in Costa Rica is wide and varied
Costa Rica’s climate is similar to that of its larger neighbours, Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south. The climate can be roughly split into the dry season (December to April) when the country experiences plenty of sunshine and higher temperatures, and the rainy season (May – November) when rainfall is heavier.
Despite its small size, Costa Rica experiences a number of distinct microclimates. The Caribbean coast remains humid all year round and its driest months are September and October. On the golden sands of the Pacific coast, the rains arrive a month earlier. The highlands are cooler at night, while some of the more northern provinces are affected less by the seasons and remain drier year round. The country is renowned for its thriving flora and fauna, so for wildlife enthusiasts the time of year to visit may be influenced by animals and their patterns.
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Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.