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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 private journey to two contrasting Central American republics. The first is Costa Rica, a small beautiful country, a treasure trove for the nature-lover with a multitude of national parks, and rich and fertile landscapes. Move on to Panama, an energetic cultural melting-pot and host to the extraordinary Panama Canal which you’ll explore by boat.

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North, Central and Beyond from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama. Available from 5 Mar 2020 to 26 Nov 2020 this 128 day trip costs from £8,260 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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A short, economical private journey to a small, breathtakingly beautiful country.Boat through tropical mangrove jungle on the Caribbean coast, stay in the shadow of an active volcano and lodge in mountain cloud-forest, home to vivid bird-life. After these explorations, laze on a sunlit beach on the Pacific coast.

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Available from 02 May 2020 to 17 May 2020 this 15 day trip costs from £2795 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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Costa Rica is renowned for having proportionately more protected land than any other country, making it ripe for wildlife tourism

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North & Central American Overlan from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama. Available from 24 Mar 2020 to 7 Nov 2020 this 109 day trip costs from £7,060 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Experience the drama of Costa Rica’s landscapes, the real flavours of its culture and cuisine and uncover the country’s adventurous heart

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Available from 07 November 2020 to 22 November 2020 this 15 day trip costs from £2795 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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An action-packed private family journey to a small, breathtakingly beautiful country. It’s a treasure trove for the nature-lover and adventure-seeker with a multitude of well-organised national parks which you can explore on foot, by kayak or zip-line adventure, with a backdrop of hissing volcanoes, bird-filled mangroves or steaming jungle.

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A short, economical private journey to a beautiful country. It’s a treasure trove for the nature-lover with national parks, and rich and fertile landscapes. Boat through tropical mangrove jungle on the Caribbean coast, stay in the shadow of an active volcano and lodge in mountain cloud-forest, home to vivid bird life. End on the Pacific coast.

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