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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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.
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.
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.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
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.
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.