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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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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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This private journey to Central America has variety and local colour in a small, easy-to-get-around area. Combine the volcanoes and cloud forests of Costa Rica, the colonial town of Antigua and Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, and the jungle-clad Mayan ruins of Tikal before continuing into Belize to explore the tropical forest and relax on the beach.

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Available from 02 November 2019 to 17 November 2019 this 15 day trip costs from £2595 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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Discover the delights of Costa Rica on this 8 day tour. Explore the cloud forest of Monteverde, visit a local sugar cane mill and go hiking in the stunning Arenal volcano National Park before finishing in the capital city of San Jose.

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It’s amazing what you can see in just a week. Wildlife, volcanoes, and cloud forest make the most of a short visit.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £795
  • Operator: Geodyssey
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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 20 Jul 2021 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 16 May 2020 to 31 May 2020 this 15 day trip costs from £3045 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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