Holidays to Costa Rica

 

Head to Costa Rica for a holiday like no other! Discover active volcanoes, flowing waterfalls and diverse coastlines on an unforgettable holiday.

Hike the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most impressive volcanoes due to its towering structure and lush green surroundings. Visit La Fortuna for a spa-like experience hopping between the cascading waterfall and eco-thermal hot springs.

Then venture into The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve for tree-top views and zip-lining - if you’re brave enough! The Manuel Antonio National Park offers another breath-taking way to sample the diverse landscape of Costa Rica, filled with jungle, beaches and tree-top trails.

Adrenaline-junkies will live for the white-water rapids of Pacuare River or, take a leisurely water safari along the Peñas Blancas River, exploding with beauty and nature ranging from monkeys and sloths to birds and crocodiles. Surf along Nicoya Peninsula's rustic Pacific coastline, complete with 80 miles of beach-side towns and dense forest or relax on the calm, sandy beaches in the area of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast.

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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

Places to go in Costa Rica

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.

January

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One of the best times to visit with dry weather seen across most of the region. Although it can get very busy.  

February

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One of the best months to visit, with plenty of dry days and opportunities to spot wildlife.  

March

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Good time to visit with very little rain and low humidity. Good time to spot wildlife and visit the cloud forest.  

April

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April is a changeover month for seasons and you might see the odd shower appearing, but it will be a relief from the heat.  

May

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Start of the rainy season, although it starts off very gradually. Meaning there'll be plenty of warm dry days. It's a good time to visit with barely any crowds, as long as you don't mind a bit of rain.  

June

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Start of the rainy season but a good time to visit the country with less crowds, full rivers and waterfalls, lush jungle and fresh green leaves sprouting everywhere.  

July

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Although it's the rainy season, it's a wonderful time to see some wildlife. The climate will be pleasant as long as you don't mind getting a bit wet. There's lots of adventure and fun to be had.  

August

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Clear sunny mornings with afternoon showers. And it's turtle nesting season in Tortuguero National Park!  

September

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One of the rainiest months of the year, with travel conditions getting dangerous in some places, and the wildlife will be taking cover from the rain making it hard to spot.  

October

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One of the rainiest months of the year. The Caribbean side will be a bit dryer and brighter, but overall, the whole country will be pretty rainy.  

November

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November weather is usually a gamble depending on when the rainy season will be ending. The Southern Caribbean side will be generally dryer.  

December

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Weather can be unpredictable depending on when the rainy season will end. From mid-December onwards, the weather usually turns brighter.  

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