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.

Costa Rica is one of the hottest holiday destinations in Central America and with its incredible offerings of lush rainforests, misty cloudforests, tropical coastline, bubbling volcanoes and staggering array of wildlife, it's not very hard to see why. As one of the pioneers of ecotourism, there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy all of Costa Rica's natural wonders staying in gorgeous lodges that take full advantage of their surroundings.

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Hike around Arenal volcano, zip line through the cloudforests of Monteverde, dive off the coast or simply relax on the untouched beaches backed by dense jungle. Head inland to the pretty Central Highlands, a patchwork of vibrant green coffee terraces set against rolling mountains and volcanic peaks interspersed with attractive towns. The country's peaceful history is reflected in the easygoing attitude of the locals, or Ticos as they like to call themselves. Proud of their country, and with good reason, they welcome those looking for the pura vida.

Find your own slice of paradise on an authentic adventure-style group tour or design your own perfect holiday with our tailor-made service and see the best that this country has to offer.

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Costa Rica Handpicked Group Tours

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Classic Costa Rica

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Ultimate Costa Rica

15 days | FROM £2,995

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Wonders of Central America

22 days | FROM £2,595

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Costa Rica Independent Private Tours

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Tico Traveller

9 Days | FROM £845

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 £1,145

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

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Costa Rica Encompassed

11 Days | FROM £1,245

Discover the delights of Costa Rica on this 11 day tour which offers a...

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.

Arenal & Baldi Hot Springs Tour from San Jose

14 hours
FROM £132.51

Visit Arenal Volcano National Park to see the world-renowned Arenal Volcano and relax at Baldi Hot...

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Adventure Combo

12 hours
FROM £106.71

This exciting full day adventure combo on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano includes ziplining, horseback...

Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip

12 hours
FROM £118.83

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and beautiful...

Full Day La Fortuna Rafting & Zipline Tour

9 hours
FROM £97.82

Zipline through the jungle canopy and go white water rafting down fun class II-III rapids on this...

Tortuguero National Park Day Trip

12 hours
FROM £103.41

Go in search of wildlife, exploring the dense jungle and freshwater channels of beautiful Tortuguero...

Costa Rica Sightseeing from San Jose

10 hours
FROM £120.86

This exciting full day tour from San Jose includes an exhilarating mountain hike, La Paz Waterfall,...

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon Canyoning in the Lost Canyon from La Fortuna

4 hours
FROM £88.04

Go canyoning in the Lost Canyon, near the Arenal Volcano, rappel down cliffs next to three...

Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour

4 hours
FROM £60.87

On this half day hiking tour from La Fortuna, cross 15 spectacular hanging bridges, over a 3.1km...

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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.