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Costa Rica Holidays

Adventures in paradise

Welcome to the eco-tourism capital of the world, famed for its wildlife, golden beaches, waterfalls and volcanoes. Costa Rica offers a burst of activity, complemented with picturesque white sands and clear-blue waters; from zip line adventures and the hot springs of Arenal Volcano to hidden, blissful beaches and the cloud forests of Monte Verde.

Combine adrenaline and adventure on a tour followed by a relaxing beach stay afterward to catch your breath. Costa Rica is a nature-lovers paradise with over 800 species of bird, various national parks and colourful, tropical rainforest all waiting to be discovered and explored. See snakes, monkeys, butterflies and sloths before heading back to your beachfront resort for a spot of relaxation.

Create your perfect holiday on the Caribbean coast and learn to live the pure life in Costa Rica.

Destination Highlights
  • Amazing flora and fauna
  • Stunning variety of natural landscapes
  • Adventures such as zip lining and canoeing
  • High standards of eco tourism
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT - 6
  • Currency Costa Rican colón (CRC)
  • Visa Information British citizens will not require a visa for travel to Costa Rica.
  • Language Spanish
  • Flight Time Approx.11–12 hours; direct flights are available from London Gatwick three times a week in winter and twice a week in summer. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Costa Rica.

Top Tips from our Experts

Vanessa

Destination Specialist

“Visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world on horseback at Arenal Volcano — it’s an unsurpassed tropical adventure. Or see howler, squirrel, spider and white-faced capuchin monkeys in their natural habitat in Corcovado national park.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“You really appreciate the wonder of the rainforest when you’re above the canopy. Zip lining above the Monteverde cloud forest is something that simply has to be experienced in Costa Rica.”

George

Destination Specialist

“If you love sloths you’ll be in for a treat! The rainforests of Costa Rica are home to many exotic creatures such as jaguar, puma, crocodiles, sloths and many more.”

Our Costa Rica destinations

Costa Rica

Arenal

Arenal
Playa Matapalo

Costa Rica

Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo

Costa Rica

San Jose

San Jose

Types of Costa Rica holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Always be prepared for rainfall in Costa Rica, however you’re likely to enjoy the driest weather here from December to April on the Pacific coast and March to September on the Caribbean coast with highs of 25°C. During May, June and November, it becomes very green and humidity can reach 90%.

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