As wildlife holidays go, you can’t get much better than Costa Rica. This is the country that invented ecotourism, drawing visitors to its national parks and undeveloped protected regions. Thanks to its immense biodiversity it is home to an enormous array of creatures, from the red-eyed tree frog to the howler monkey, and its animal-loving population allows wildlife to venture freely. In the heart of Central America, the ‘happiest place on Earth’ is wedged between the Caribbean and the Pacific Coasts, divided into 20 natural parks, eight biological reserves and a further number of protected regions. The people of Costa Rica, known as ‘Ticos’, are renowned for their warmth, greeting friends and visitors alike with the phrase ‘pura vida’, meaning good life. Costa Rica holidays have a worthy place on many travellers’ bucket lists; aside from the wildlife spotting opportunities, the prospect for adventure is limitless. Costa Rica tours are the ideal way to get under the skin of the country, hiking along high-altitude trails, burrowing through dense jungle, zipping through the canopy on a squeal-inducing zip line or bouncing down white water rapids with an experienced guide. So what’s not to love? The scenery is stunning, the people friendly, and the infrastructure the best in Central America. The smaller size of the country means you can fit it all into a two-week trip. The best time to visit Costa Rica depends on what you’d like to see, so it’s best to speak to an expert for more details – we’d happily talk through your requirements, whether you’re keen for a wildlife expedition, family holiday with a difference or an active honeymoon.
Costa Rica Family Adventure
Costa Rica’s size makes it ideal for a two-week family holiday exploring its cloud forests, beaches and colourful towns. Embody the country’s ‘pura vida’ lifestyle to the full with a family adventure that lets you live the good life, discovering national parks, canopy walks, beachside lodges and diverse ecosystems.
Romantic Honeymoon in Costa Rica
More and more people are looking to off-beat destinations like Costa Rica for their honeymoons – not everyone likes to laze on a beach all day, and though Costa Rica has its fair share of beautiful coasts, it also has plenty of activities to keep even the most active of newlyweds entertained. Staying in boutique hotels throughout, a honeymoon to Costa Rica might be just the right kind of ‘different’ you’re looking for.
Costa Rica Self-drive
Combine a wildlife holiday and a self-drive adventure in one with a driving holiday through Costa Rica. Fly direct to San Jose and spend a night close to the city before a 30-minute connecting flight to Tortuguero National Park delivers you to one of Costa Rica’s protected wildernesses on the Caribbean Coast. Here you’ll be taken on group canal boat trips and guided walks to learn more about the ecosystem, including the nesting grounds for the endangered green turtle. Pick up your car from Guapiles and hit the road...
Natural Highlights of Costa Rica
Costa Rica was perhaps the pioneer for ecotourism, with a long and celebrated history of conservation allowing its animal population to flourish. On a wildlife holiday to Tortuguero you can slip through shaded jungle channels and knotty mangrove forests, swim in hot springs in the shadow of the Arenal volcano and cruise through the wetlands to the sound of birdsong. Choose a Costa Rica wildlife holiday to experience incredibly diverse landscapes.