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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 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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Mexico, Central America & the An from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. Available from 15 Feb 2020 to 15 Dec 2020 this 93 day trip costs from £5,490 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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A short, sharp shock in tiny, exquisitely beautiful Costa Rica, taking advantage of excellent first class countryside eco-friendly lodges offering a range of active adventures and spa relaxation.

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Every year thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica but few get to experience this charismatic country's real way of life

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Ultimate Central American Overla 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 55 day trip costs from £3,355 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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This is an action-packed private journey for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers exploring well-organised national parks with a backdrop of volcanoes, mangroves or jungle. Your car is provided and your point-to-point itinerary planned out with advance hotel reservations.

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From the deep rainforests of Panama to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, witness all the natural splendour of Central America from your unique vantage point in the saddle

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Central America Explored from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua. Available from 4 Jan 2020 to 19 Dec 2020 this 35 day trip costs from £2,515 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Central America Discovery from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama. Available from 24 Mar 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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Islands & Volcanoes of Central A from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua. Available from 18 Jan 2020 to 5 Dec 2020 this 21 day trip costs from £1,590 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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