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Costa Rica Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

A country that became known as the poster child of ecotourism, beautiful Costa Rica is one of the world’s most stunning natural destinations. Lying along the Central American Isthmus, sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it is home to some 5% of the planet’s entire biodiversity and has long been recognised as one of the world’s most ethical destinations.

With nearly a quarter of its entire landmass being given over to protected areas and national ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Costa Rica

Take in the best of lush Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, from its pristine Pacific beaches to its protected national parks and all the landmark volcanoes and hot springs in between
10 days from £2,363
TAILOR-MADE

Costa Rica In Style

Costa Rica is a world frontrunner in sustainable tourism and their luxury ecolodges are award winning. Stay in a selection of the country's most high-end accommodation, enjoying their unique activities and destinations
15 days from £5,455
TAILOR-MADE

Undiscovered Costa Rica Inland Secrets

Get off the usual tourist trail exploring some of Costa Rica's little-known destinations. Make your way between ecolodges, original in location and experience, from the Central Highlands to the humid Northern Lowlands
8 days from £3,711

HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Arenal

Accessed via La Fortuna town, the Arenal National Park is shadowed by Costa Rica’s most famous volcano, Arenal. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities such as ...

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is perfect for combing a bit relaxation at one of Costa Rica’s pristine beaches with more adventurous activities and exploration of the country’s famous protected forests....

Monteverde

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve contains six distinct ecological zones. There are wind sculpted woodlands on the exposed ridges, protected cove rainforests of majestically tall ...

Tortuguero

Found on Costa Rica’s lesser-explore Caribbean coast, the area of Tortuguero with its canals is famous for being the principal nesting site for green, hawksbill, loggerhead and ...

Osa Peninsula

Being slightly more difficult to reach than Costa Rica’s other prime coastal destinations make the Osa Peninsula ideal for those wishing to escape the bigger crowds and ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Luxury | Lodge

Arenal Nayara, Arenal

Inspired by the romance of an African safari and wrapped in rainforest, Nayara is an eco-luxury resort nearby Arenal Volcano consisting of Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs (adult only). One of the…
Premium | Lodge

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, Arenal

The Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is nestled within 870 acres of land surrounding the Arenal Volcano and boasts views of Lake Arenal. As the only hotel within the national park, the property offers…
Luxury | Hotel

Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio

Arenas de Mar is a multi-award-winning luxury hotel set on the blissful beach of Manuel Antonio and built on 11-acres of private nature reserve. The most high-end beachfront property in the area,…
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La Paloma Lodge, Osa Peninsula

From an elevated, hilltop position overlooking Drake Bay, La Paloma Lodge benefits from the breeze which cools the whole property. With standard rooms and more spacious, split-level bungalows with…
Luxury | Lodge

Lapa Rios Lodge, Osa Peninsula

Winner of the Conde Nast Traveler award and one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Lapa Rios is an incredible rainforest retreat by the sea on the southern Osa Peninsula. Straddling a…
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Manatus Hotel, Tortuguero

The Manatus hotel is located on the Tortuguero river side, across from the beach side, only five minutes away by boat from the town and the air strip. The hotel is surrounded by water channels and the…
Luxury | Lodge

Senda Monteverde Hotel, Monteverde

Senda Monteverde is a mountain lodge located above Santa Elena town, the gateway to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The luxury hotel maintains a focus on providing an upscale, eco-friendly…
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Si Como No Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio

‘Si como no’ means ‘sure, why not’, reflecting the relaxed and laidback atmosphere of Si Como No Resort & Spa. Located on the Central Pacific Coast, the resort connects you with the surrounding…
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Tortuga Lodge, Tortuguero

Set along the Caribbean coast and the borders of Tortuguero National Park, Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is blessed with 50 acres of private reserve. The architecture and style of the lodge reflects the…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Richard

Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Richard by calling
1(833) 200-4640

Famous, yes. Well-travelled, yes. Yet Costa Rica continues to hide eco-gems, off-path mountain lodges set in private nature reserves that share biodiversity with divine reverence.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations  

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Costa Rica though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Costa Rica. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Costa Rica the official unit of currency is the Colon. This is a closed currency and can only be exchanged in country.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your guides will be able to advise you accordingly. 

Language & Religion 

Spanish is the official language spoken in Costa Rica and it is spoken nationwide. The level of English spoken by hotel and restaurant staff is amongst the best in Latin America, but it is useful to have a basic grasp of Spanish before you travel. Costa Rican Spanish sounds slightly different to traditional Spanish as Costa Ricans speak fast and their pronunciation is slightly altered.  

Time 

Costa Rica is 7 hours behind GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Costa Rican food is simple yet tasty, with many regional variations and specialities found across the country. Typically, most dishes will include rice, beans and some kind of meat or fish, although dishes such as ceviche are popular too. Due to a more tropical climate, a large variety of fruit and vegetables are available, and the fresh fruit juices are not to be missed!Alcohol is available throughout Costa Rica.