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.Explore more
Visit exquisite volcanic beaches, verdant banana plantations and the wildlife rich Tortuguero National Park, submerged in a network of canals, lagoons and swamps.Explore more
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 more
Explore endless stretches of soft sandy beaches, dotted with small, tranquil towns.Explore more
Wildlife reserves dominate this lush region, sheltering rare species like white-faced capuchins, ocelots, and harpy eagles which may circle overhead.Explore more
This surfer’s paradise offers wide golden beaches shaded by tropical vegetation and coconut groves.Explore more
San Jose, central highlands and central valleys
Costa Rica’s busy capital, San José, is surrounded by rolling highland coffee country and smouldering volcanoes.Explore more
Savegre valley and Chirripo foothills
These forested foothills and valleys are a magnet for nature lovers, especially bird watchers and walkers.Explore more
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Real Latin America Experts
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
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 Sales team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.