Costa Rica holidays

Costa Rica Holidays

Full of adventure, crammed with amazing landscapes and captivating peoples, the only thing you should ask yourself about Costa Rica holidays is why you haven’t gone before?

GOOD TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA: all year round

With 4 percent of the earth’s wildlife species, vast tracts of tropical rain forest, and live volcanoes, holidays in Costa Rica have a fantastic range of hotels and lodges to suit even the most discerning traveller. Now this tiny country’s treasures are being steadily discovered by the rest of world.

Famous not only for its natural diversity, Costa Rica is also Latin America’s oldest republic, making it one of the safest destinations in the western hemisphere, not to mention the birthplace of ecotourism and responsible travel.

Your first stop when you visit Costa Rica is San José, the nation’s capital and home to a third of the population, you can get ready to see one of the country’s great highlights. Lying just north of the city are the magnificent Poás and Arenal volcanoes offering a dazzling display of nature’s raw power and beauty.

To the north are the most popular areas of Alajuela and Northern Guanacaste famed as one of the last regions of virgin rainforest. The area is full of exotic macaws, technicolor frogs and doe-faced sloths, which then lead down to pristine stretches of white Pacific sand. Pure paradise when you travel Costa Rica!

As you move southwards again, but this time along the coast, you will find yourself in the Nicoya Peninsula and Quepos. And after all that jungle trekking and volcano watching, it’s time to relax on one of the many amazing beaches in Costa Rica.

Finally, what better way to end your Costa Rica trip than to gaze in wonder at the seasonal beaching of the turtles on the Caribbean side at Tortuguero. This part of the country is more akin to the dense and verdant rainforests of the Amazon, but has the advantage of being relatively easily reached overland.

What better way to end your stay than a final night in the company of these beautiful prehistoric creatures beneath a star-filled tropical sky and the sound of Caribbean waves lapping against a sandy shore. You can have it all on a Costa Rica tour.

Thrilling Costa Rica Holiday

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in San Jose.

Day 2 Transfer to Puerto Viejo Limon known for its excellent surf, and relaxed Caribbean vibe.

Day 3 Horseback Riding Tour in a spectacular natural beach and jungle environment.

Day 4 Observe incredible tropical rainforest animals in the wild.

Day 5 Explore the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge on a guided hike through a natural, Caribbean Coast jungle setting filled with remarkable plants and wildlife.

Day 6 See the jungle from up in trees and experience the thrill of flying through over 2500 meters of zipline cable.

Day 7 Transfer to Mawamba Lodge. The Tortuguero canals is a must-see while in Costa Rica.

Day 8 Relax in the ranchos/ palapas perfect for lazing in hammocks and reading.

Day 9 Choose from fishing excursions , private nature trails featuring an open sky butterfly farm or a sunset boat ride out on the canal.

Day 10 Return to San Jose for 1 night.

Day 11 Transfer to Monteverde.

Day 12 Discover cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals.

Day 13 Explore the town of Santa Elena filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity.

Day 14 Transfer to Tamarindo/Conchal/Flamingo.

Day 15 Explore Tamarindo’s pristine beaches and Pacific waters brimming with tropical sea life.

Day 16 In Conchal enjoy incredible bird watching opportunities. The region is blessed with radiantly sunny days and unforgettable sunsets.

Day 17 Visit the first of Costa Rica’s beaches to receive international attention, Flamingo Beach has evolved into one of the country’s most lavish areas.

Day 18 Explore the nation’s largest marina.

Day 19 Transfer to San Jose

Day 20 Transfer to Airport for International flight.

Costa Rica holiday price from €4,250 per person sharing + taxes (SILVER)

Includes all flights indicated tours (optional tours are not included), transfers and accommodation (bed and breakfast basis unless otherwise stated)

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica is located in a secluded bay on the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste.

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica is located in a secluded bay on the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste.

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Costa Rica Profile

Size
0.73 times Ireland
Population
4.8 million
Capital
San Jose (0.8m)
Other Main Cities
San Jose
Currency
Costa Rica Colon
Climate
Tropical
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -6
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau