Overview

The small, breathtakingly beautiful country of Costa Rica is a treasure trove for nature lovers with landscapes showcasing astonishing biodiversity. This is a country so laid-back and peaceful that it has no army.

Visitor can experience extraordinary diversity in short distances on holidays to Costa Rica. Separating the lowlands facing the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean is a range of active and dormant volcanoes surrounded by cloud forest, lowland tropical jungle and savannah grasslands. Plantations of 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, sustainable network of national parks covering much of the country and road travel is always scenic. There are also many light aircraft services to reach more remote 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 our Costa Rica holidays can be tailor-made to your exact requirements so contact our Costa Rica Travel Experts today and start planning your trip.

Our top holiday styles to Costa Rica

THE UK’S NO. 1 SPECIALIST IN TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

What our clients say Contact Us

Holidays Costa Rica

From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.

Costa Rican Tourist Board ©

Private Journeys

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery

15 days from £5,170pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

ANCON EXPEDITIONS ©

Private Journeys

Costa Rica / Panama

Explore and Relax Costa Rica and Panama Coast: Pacific route

13 days from £3,400pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

iStock ©

Private Journeys

Costa Rica

Explore and Relax in Costa Rica: Volcanoes to the beach

11 days from £2,950pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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.

Accommodation

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.

Where to go when - our guide to Costa Rica

Hummingbird

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.

View our Costa Rica weather guide

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Bartolome, Galápagos

Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Hannah
    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.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Lina
    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.

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

0 1 2 3 4 5