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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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Get ready for two weeks of action-packed adventure, all different, all over Costa Rica. It's a heady mix that delivers lots of excitement, but with comfortable accommodation too. Ideal for lively couples, friends and families.

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £1,720
  • Operator: Geodyssey
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A private journey of discovery to two beautiful countries. Spend time at an enchanting wildlife lodge in Costa Rica before moving on to Panama, less well- known as a destination for nature and beach lovers but full of delightful surprises and unspoilt landscapes. After these explorations, laze on a sunlit beach on Panama’s Pacific coast.

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Journey along the Spine of the A from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. Available from 22 Jul 2020 to 31 Dec 2020 this 163 day trip costs from £8,232 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Costa Rica: a treasure trove for the nature-lover with a multitude of national parks, and rich and fertile landscapes. On the Pacific coast the shoreline is enlivened by the chattering of monkeys and parrots. Visit an active volcano and lodge in mountain cloud forest, home to bird-life. Boat through tropical mangrove jungle on the Caribbean coast.

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Available from 16 May 2020 to 31 May 2020 this 15 day trip costs from £3290 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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Quench your wanderlust while sating an appetite for adventure on this active trip through one of the world's greenest countries

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This enthralling small group tour has a strong accent on Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, complemented by wonderful scenery and times when local life takes centre stage.

  • Holiday duration: 14 days
  • Price from: £2,495
  • Operator: Geodyssey
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See the best of what Costa Rica has to offer on this 11 day holiday. Explore the vibrant capital San Jose, see the turtles in the fantastic jungle of Tortuguero, walk the canopy pathways of the beautiful cloud forest of Monteverde, relax in the volcanic hot springs of Arenal.

  • Holiday duration: 11 days
  • Price from: £1,619
  • Operator: Llama Travel
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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 £7,918 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Explore incredibly colourful worlds - both above and below the water - on an epic journey from the sunny beaches of Mexico, through jungle and Caribbean coastline to the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica

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