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.

Upcoming Costa Rica Trips

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Costa Rica Group Tours

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Our Costa Rica small group tours are the ideal way to experience the country's highlights, with the perfect mix of cultural excursions and outdoor activities, taking in the incredible flora and fauna of the national parks.

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Using private transport and staying in a range of 3 star hotels and guesthouses ensures that you travel in comfort, escorted by an experienced local tour guide who will be on hand to provide assistance along the way, organising your daily activities and providing a fascinating insight into the places you visit. We also offer the opportunity to combine a tour of Costa Rica with the beautiful Caribbean island of Cuba.

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Costa Rica Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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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.

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Costa Rica Private Tours

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Discover Costa Rica's most popular spots on our private journeys including the capital city of San Jose, iconic Arenal volcano and spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Visit the Orosi Valley, encounter stunning wildlife in Tortuguero National Park & Monteverde Cloud Forest and dip your toes in either the Caribbean Sea on Costa Rica's east coast or the Pacific Ocean on the west.

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Costa Rica Day Tours

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.

Costa Rica tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Costa Rica Reviews

Fantastic! It was an incredible experience. The places included on the itinerary were just right. The right places in order to get a feel for the countries we visited. I can't stop telling my family and friends all about it. I feel like we did so much and saw so much. I was hesitant to book a group tour in case the group was too large or didn't have similar travelling styles. Perhaps it was a bit lucky, but we ended up in a group of only eight who were all very similar. With Cesar's leadership, it was a wonderful dynamic. Cesar was great to customise our tour by arranging private transportation with additional stops/sights along the way. His restaurant picks were so good! We ended up knowing that not only should you go with him for dinner, you should order what he ordered! Always delicious! I was interested in a couple excursions that no one else in the group wanted to do. Cesar was very helpful to arrange them just for me. The only negative was the one hotel in Copan. It didn't seem to have the same cleanliness standards as all the others and lacked AC (not terrible, but far more comfortable with!) Thank you! ”  

Sarah Rann • Submitted 27 Apr 2018

Guide couldn’t have been better. Tour well organised and gave opportunities to experience as much as possible within a limited time.”  

Stephanie Tedora • Submitted 16 Apr 2018

Scott was enthusiastic, organised, relaxed and great company. He's an excellent tour guide who was so willing to make sure everyone was having a great time. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, would recommend to any and all.”  

Thomas O'Dell • Submitted 20 Jun 2017

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Booking your Costa Rica tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Costa Rica, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Costa Rica with us:

Paddington - Flight Centre

4B Praed Street, Paddington, London, UK
020 7258 7595
Costa Rica Calling - 14 days

Chiswick - Flight Centre

320 Chiswick High Road, London, UK
020 8742 8777
Costa Rica Calling - 14 days

Birmingham - New Street Flight Centre

51 New Street, Birmingham, UK
0121 665 4051
Costa Rica Calling - 14 days

Birmingham - Colmore Row Flight Centre

16B Great Western Arcade, Colemore Row, Birmingham, UK
0121 236 9899
The Way To San Jose - 15 days