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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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.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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.
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.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
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.