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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.

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A fantastic two-week walking and wildlife holiday in vibrant Costa Rica, the jewel of Central America

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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
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Costa Rica wildlife tour, visiting the best wildlife destinations, such as Manuel Antonio NP, Piedras Blancas NP and the Osa Peninsula.

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Discover the hidden natural treasures of Costa Rica and Panama on our coast to coast adventure.

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Travelling from coast-to-coast, this trip combines fantastic walking opportunities with exciting wildlife viewing, providing the perfect introduction to the land of Pura Vida!

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This 18 day holiday combines a visit to the magical ruins of Tikal, the beautiful and colourful highland towns of Antigua and Lake Atitlan, the Costa Rican capital San Jose, the fantastic jungle of Tortuguero, the beautiful cloud forest of Monteverde, and the active Arenal volcano.

  • Holiday duration: 18 days
  • Price from: £2,849
  • Operator: Llama Travel
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Central America Discovery from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama. Available from 11 Oct 2020 to 20 Nov 2021 this 28 day trip costs from £1,855 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Our amazing family holiday to Costa Rica featuring laid-back beaches, wildlife and awesome activities!

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This 14 day holiday combines the Costa Rican capital San Jose, the fantastic jungle of Tortuguero, the beautiful cloud forest of Monteverde, the active Arenal volcano and the stunning Manuel Antonio.

  • Holiday duration: 14 days
  • Price from: £1,968
  • Operator: Llama Travel
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Costa Rica wildlife tour visiting the wildlife-rich Osa Peninsula, Marino Ballena NP and a Quetsal quest near San Gerardo de Dota . A wonderful combination of wildlife activities and adventure on this two week Costa Rica wildlife holiday.

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