Discover the wonders of Costa Rica on our escorted group tours and tailor-made holidays, covering the main sites and a range of activities from canopy zip-lining and white water rafting to river kayaking and snorkelling.

Each year thousands of Canadian travellers flock to Costa Rica looking to enjoy the pristine beaches, lush tropical rainforest, mesmerising active volcanoes and dense mangrove swamps that are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. As one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world, there's no shortage of scenery to appreciate and outdoor adventures to be had from thrilling white water rafting to zip-lining through misty cloud forests, hiking through jungle home to colourful birds and scaling rumbling cauldrons of lava.

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Costa Rica leads the way in ecotourism with an extensive network of national parks and reserves, and spectacular eco lodges right in the thick of it. And then there are the people. Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they like to be known, are a welcoming bunch with a colourful character inspired by their Afro-Caribbean roots and an easygoing attitude to life that's irresistible.

Discover the pura vida on an authentic group tour adventure using local transport or design your own adventure with a tailor-made holiday and see the best that this country has to offer.

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Costa Rica Group Tours

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La Fortuna | Costa Rica | On The Go Classic Costa Rica - 8 days Map

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8 days | FROM CAD $3,195

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15 days | FROM CAD $5,895

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Wonders of Central America

22 days | FROM CAD $6,595

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Costa Rica Private Tours

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Picture of a sandy beach in Manuel Antonio in Costa RicaTico Traveller - 9 Days Map

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9 Days | FROM CAD $1,795

Depart San Jose and explore some of Costa Rica's key sites including...

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Costa Rica Coast to Coast

10 Days | FROM CAD $2,545

Spend 10 exciting days exploring Costa Rica, coast to coast. Explore...

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Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica | Central AmericaCosta Rica Encompassed - 11 Days Map

Costa Rica Encompassed

11 Days | FROM CAD $2,695

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Explore the verdant landscapes of Costa Rica with our bespoke tailor-made holidays.

Tailor-made Holidays

Thinking about planning an adventure to Costa Rica this year? Our team of expert tailor made consultants are at hand to help you create that dream holiday, suited exactly to your needs.

All you need to do is tell them where you’d like to go, the standard of accommodation you prefer and your budget, then they’ll put together an itinerary full of exciting experiences and tweak it until it’s perfect.

Costa Rica Day Tours and Excursions

Make the most Costa Rica's cities, beaches and natural wonders with our range of day tours and activities in San Jose, La Fortuna and Tamarindo.

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A paradise for nature lovers
Exotic wildlife and outdoor adventures

Costa Rica's tropical forests are home to a staggering diversity of wildlife from screeching howler monkeys to sleepy sloths, toucans to the elusive jaguar. Spot the stars of Costa Rica's incredible animal kingdom in the misty Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, relax on the pristine beaches of the Manual Antonio National Park, dive among the colourful coral reefs of Cahuita National Park or hike around the perfect conical-shaped Arenal Volcano - the options are endless.

Recommended places to visit in Costa Rica

With such an outstanding biodiversity protected by a multitude of national parks and marine reserves, Costa Rica is a dream outdoor destination and to help get you started we've put together a selection of our favourite spots in Costa Rica worth visiting.

Manuel Antonio - Coastal National Park

Manuel Antonio NP | Costa Rica

Located on the Pacific Coast and encompassing a varied landscape of stunning beaches, steamy rainforest and beautiful lagoons, Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's most popular national parks. A plethora of wildlife can be found in Manuel Antonio including sloth, pelican, white-faced monkeys and iguanas, and it's a great spot for bird watching. Water-based activities from white water rafting to paddle boarding and diving around the 12 offshore islands are also a major drawcard.

Central Valley - Verdant Scenery

Costa Rica | Central America

With lush mountains carpeted with plantations and agricultural terraces, the Central Valley is a particularly scenic region and home to over two thirds of Costa Rica's population. A number of attractive towns dot the region and serve as important centres of arts and crafts with regular markets perfect for a spot of souvenir shopping as well as a host of outdoor activities from bungee jumping to trekking.

Monteverde - Misty Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloudforest | Costa Rica

Encompassing 26,000 acres of pristine cloudforest, the Monteverde Reserve is home to a diverse range of species including the resplendent quetzal, howler monkeys and sloths, alongside some 2,500 different plant species. It's also a fantastic example of sustainable tourism with income from entrance fees directed back into educative, preservation and research programs.

Tortuguero - Turtle haven

A loggerhead turtle | Costa Rica | Central America | Photo courtesy: ZA Photos

Situated in the northeast of the country on the Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park is famous for the turtle that come to its stunning beaches to nest. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead and the endangered green turtles all come here during the nesting season of July to October with 22 miles of beach protected for this very reason.