Costa Rica Vacations

Costa Rica’s biodiversity makes it one of the most colorful and diverse places to visit in the world, with deep rainforests and ancient cities to explore. Travelers can even spot gliding toucans as they pass across treetop bridges in cloud forests, or watch the luscious landscape beneath them whilst ascending the many towering volcanoes.

On Costa Rica vacations, you can venture through the iconic landscapes in many ways. Try ziplining among the treetops, hiking along the undulating floor of bright rainforests, go white water rafting down glittering rivers, or seek out hidden waterfalls dotted throughout the region.

Being home to over half a million exotic species, wildlife enthusiasts flock to see the tree frogs, sloths, ocelots and hummingbirds, in forests that feel truly alive. The meandering coastlines create the perfect environment to surf and scuba dive, especially beside the giant, mythical volcanic rock –- Roca Bruja. Also, enjoy the sprinkling of vibrant islands here, where you can explore the labyrinth of remarkable caverns beneath the surface.

The capital, - San José, is filled to the brim with delightful tapas restaurants, chocolate and coffee tours, and exciting food tours in lively local markets. Peer at the animated traditional masks in Escazú - (the ‘City of Witches’), or set off on a day trip and sail to the turtle-filled sandy shores of Tortuguero National Park. Enjoy the Fiestas Cívicas nine times a year, and experience Costa Rican culture, from bull riding to candlelit parties which continue well into the night.

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Key info

  • Capital city: San José

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Costa Rica Colon

  • Time difference: GMT - 6 hours

  • Flight time: 11 hours to San José

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The time I spent travelling through South and Central America not only allowed me to perfect my Spanish, but also gave me real taste of authentic Latin America. The food, wine, landscapes and wildlife keep me going back for more whenever I can.

Costa Rica Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas to Costa Rica. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333

Places to go in Costa Rica

Here are some of the top places to visit in Costa Rica. Need some help deciding where to go? Call us now on: 01483 319 333

Things to do in Costa Rica

Here are some of the things you can do in Costa Rica. When you've chosen your favorite experiences, give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. Call them on: 01483 319 333

Map of Costa Rica

When to go to Costa Rica

Costa Rica's varied landscape means the temperatures and rainfall differ massively depending on where and when you want to go. January and February are generally the best time months to go, although it can get crowded. July to October is peak turtle nesting season and the weather will still be relatively dry in the day, with a few showers in the evening.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Papagayo, Guanacaste & Nicoya Peninsula
Manuel Antonio & Central Pacific Coast
Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce
Central Valley
Volcanoes & Cloud Forests
Tortuguero National Park

Papagayo, Guanacaste & Nicoya Peninsula

Manuel Antonio & Central Pacific Coast

Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Central Valley

Volcanoes & Cloud Forests

Tortuguero National Park




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