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Costa Rica is a thrill seeker's dream. With so many diverse ecosystems and terrains, it is the perfect adventure playground. With hiking, horse riding, snorkelling, rafting, zip lining, and surfing, there really is something for everyone. With so much variety on offer, we’ve helped you out and narrowed down our top five adventure activities to help you get out and explore the country’s natural wonders...
As the eco-and-adventure tourism capital of Costa Rica, it’s no surprise the country hosts a dizzying array of national parks. From hiking adventures to white water rafting, wildlife encounters and stunning vistas – there’s a National Park to suit everyone. Below are the top five National Parks that cover the highlights of Costa Rica and allow you to get under the skin of this magnificent country.
Tucked between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica has a diverse range of beaches to suit all tastes. From palm-fringed golden sands and lively resorts to rocky coves and unspoilt shorelines, many of the beaches are backed by lush rainforest with plenty of activities to enjoy. Here are our top ten…
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
The eco-wonderland of Costa Rica is best known for its lush green rainforests and dense jungle. Here, Scarlett describes why she fell in love with Tortuguero, a hub of abundant wildlife and stunning scenery.
Costa Rica is one of Central America’s hottest and most exciting destinations to travel to right now! A lot of people get put off by the idea of visiting in the green season - what we call the rainy season, yet it’s probably one of the most vibrant, lushest and freshest times to see the country in all its glory. The Latin America team have been working together, to come up with ten (very important) reasons as to why the green season is a great time to travel to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is regarded as one of the safest, friendliest, most diverse and exotic destinations in the world. And if that wasn’t enough to highlight its family appeal, it is now also possible to fly direct from London with British airways, making it also easily accessible. Here, Imagine Latin America round up five the best family friendly properties in the country to get you started:
During a trip to Costa Rica back in May, Latin America specialist Scarlett visited the Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Reserve and Sanctuary – a project developed by Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone when they were just 9 years old. Hearing how the two young girls had been moved to save the rainforest of Costa Rica left Scarlett utterly inspired and wowed after her visit to the sanctuary.
Scarlett recently spent two weeks exploring Costa Rica, and a visit to the Osa Peninsula left her awe-struck. Staying at the luxurious Playa Cativo Lodge, she was astounded by the abundance of wildlife in the area and the lush, dramatic scenery...
Here, our Marketing Manager Emily gets under the skin of Costa Rica and shows us that it’s so much more than just natural beauty and adventure, but a place of complete positivity and warmth.
Exotic Costa Rica
Heredia, Turrailba, Tortuguero, Corcovado National Park and Uvita
Best for: Wildlife, Beach, Culture History
Discover the incredible wildlife, beautiful beaches and scenery that make Costa Rica such an exciting destination!
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This exotic trip to Costa Rica is a real favourite of our and our clients. Providing a real flavour of Costa Rica, this itinerary will allow you to discover the wildlife hot spots of the country, the most pristine and untouched rainforest and end relaxing on secluded and wild beaches, all whilst staying in luxurious accommodation.
Day 1 - 2 : Heredia, Costa Rica
Stay at Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn for 1 night
Arrive into San Jose and transfer to your hotel, only 15 minutes away from the airport. The hotel is set in the grounds of a working coffee farm. Enjoy your first taste of Costa Rica sipping a cocktail watching the sunset over the surrounding highlands.
Days 2 - 4 : Turrialba District, Costa Rica
Stay at Pacuare Lodge for 2 nights
After an early breakfast, collection from your hotel and transfer to the rafting centre when you’ll begin your morning’s rafting trip into Pacuare Lodge - a wonderful luxury eco-lodge with views of the surrounding rainforest. The Pacuare River has created spectacular canyons and offers some of the best white water rafting and kayaking opportunities in Central and South America. We recommend exploring Pacuare on foot or on horse-back; and would highly recommend having a go at white water rafting!
Explore the park by boat, from Manatus Lodge, and discover the varied wildlife that calls Tortuguero home: toucans, caimans, monkeys, turtles (of course) and many more...
Days 4 - 6 : Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Stay at Manatus Lodge for 2 nights
Departure early in the morning, traveling back to the main road by four-wheel-drive and then by microbus to Guapiles, where you will have breakfast, and connect with the shared transfer to Tortuguero.
Completely surrounded by protected rainforest and sea this incredible spot is best known for the hordes of hatchling turtles (Tortuguero means 'turtle place') and is only accessible by air or boat. Explore the park by boat, from Manatus Lodge, and discover the varied wildlife that calls Tortuguero home: toucans, caimans, monkeys, turtles (of course) and many more...
Days 6 - 8 : Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Stay at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge for 2 nights
Flight from Tortuguero via San Jose to the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. The Osa Peninsula is the last frontier of Costa Rica. Its remoteness means it has retained its natural beauty and offers miles of uninhabited beaches, an abundance of wildlife, and the best diving and snorkelling opportunities in the country! Explore Corcovado and the Osa Peninsula from Casa Corcovado. Spend your days hiking with a guide along the rainforest trails, picnicking on empty beaches, or take a day-trip out to Caño Island Biological Reserve to snorkel or dive and to try and spot dolphins and whales!
Days 8 - 11 : Uvita, Costa Rica
Stay at Kura Design Villas for 3 nights
To end your trip, transfer to Uvita and check in to your exclusive Boutique Hotel. Your time here is at leisure to explore the surrounding area, relax by the pool and secluded beaches.
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Things to do
Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Class III-IV
Enjoy an exhilarating and unforgettable journey travelling over the rolling white water rapids of the Pacuare River, one of the top five in the world for rafting, surrounded by the natural beauty of cascading waterfalls and lush tropical rainforest.
Turtle Nesting Tour
Tortuguero Beach is considered the most important nesting sites in the Western Hemisphere for the endangered Green Turtle. Nesting occurs mainly from June to October and this excursion allows you up close to witness this incredible phenomenon.
From $4344 per person
All accommodation with breakfast
Other specified meals
National park entrance fees
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.