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Trips and Tours to Costa Rica

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica on a private tour or tailor-made holiday. Take in the country's highlights and enjoy a range of activities from canopy zip-lining and white water rafting to river kayaking and snorkelling.

Costa Rica has long been a favorite with American travelers looking for a slice of tropical paradise with incredible natural beauty, a rich variety of wildlife, world-class national parks, a wealth of outdoor adventure and a peaceful history to top it off. Discover the pura vida on an authentic group tour adventure using local transport or design your own adventure with a tailor-made vacation package and see the best that this country has to offer.

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Costa Rica is home to a staggering array of landscapes from misty rainforests to towering volcanoes, pristine beaches to mangrove swamps rich in endemic animal and plant species. With a well-established system of national parks and reserves, Costa Rica is a nature lover's dream and the country leads the way in ecotourism with visitors flocking here to hike jungle trails, raft down raging rivers, scale active volcanoes or ride the surf. It's little surprise that Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they like to be known, are immensely proud of their country with a colorful character defined by their Afro-Caribbean roots.

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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.

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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 colorful 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 favorite 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.

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.