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Holidays to Costa Rica
Now that it’s served by direct flights from the UK, there’s really no excuse to ignore this Central American wonderland. Try windsurfing, ziplining, biking or hundreds of other adrenalin-rush activities, or tour of some of the world’s best coffee plantations. You could go for the Pacific and Caribbean beaches, and the planet-leading eco-friendliness. You could simply go for the excellent hotels and mountain resorts (some are seriously luxurious). But the best reason is wildlife: from multi-coloured quetzals and myriad monkeys through sloths, see-through frogs and the elusive jaguar, Costa Rica is an animal-lover’s dream.
I’d also recommend driving, rather than flying, around. Some of my favourite Costa Rican moments came this way: watching kids play football amid a palm-tree plantation; eating coconut fudge at a roadside sala (small canteen). The roads are good and – outside of capital San José – traffic is light, and you’re guaranteed to see the real country.
Coast to Coast
One of the best all-round touring holidays of Costa Rica, visiting the Caribbean side and the Pacific, Arenal volcano, the flooded forest of Tortuguero, lowland rainforest at La Selva, and the cloud forests of Monteverde.
- Holiday duration: 16 days
- Price from: £1,405
- Operator: Geodyssey
Classic Costa Rica adventure
This two week holiday offers visitors a great fantastic introduction to Costa Rica. With so much on offer in a relatively small country, we’ve included something for everyone. Whether you want a quiet and relaxing holiday, adrenalin fuelled adventure, stunning wildlife and captivating scenery – it’s all covered on this trip.
- Holiday duration: 15 days
- Price from: £1,545
- Operator: Tribes Travel
Central & South American Explore
Central & South American Explore from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. Available from 14 Sep 2020 to 17 Feb 2021 this 157 day trip costs from £9,315 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.
- Holiday duration: 157 days
- Price from: £9,315
- Operator: Dragoman Overland
12 night honeymoon itinerary
A 12 night Honeymoon holiday in Costa Rica.
Prices from £4,988 per person and includes: Return flights on British Airways from London Gatwick. Private transfers and tours. Accommodation as listed. Internal flights and meals as outlined in the itinerary.
- Holiday duration: 13 days
- Price from: £4,988
- Operator: Sunvil