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Costa Rica Tours

Costa Rica was not named the ‘Rich Coast’ for nothing. Its tiny size belies the fact that this incredible paradise contains some 5% of the world’s total biodiversity. Home to cloud forests and active volcanoes, its unprecedented varieties of flora and fauna makes it one of the most colourful and rewarding destinations anywhere on the continent.

Tours in Costa Rica

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Things to See & Do

  • Tortuguero National Park

    Tortuguero National Park

    Lying Amongst the wetlands and jungles of north eastern Costa Rica, the Tortugero National Park is 312sq km of astounding natural diversity, with no fewer than 11 different habitats on offer. Only reachable by boat or plane, the park’s Caribbean beaches provide prime nesting sites for several species of sea turtles between February and October, however July is considered a prime month to witness this sceptical. In fact Tortuguero is the most important hatchery in the Western Caribbean for green sea turtles, with over 35 km of beaches protected for them. The park also provides one of the best destinations in the country for bird watching, whilst its rivers and forests are home to rare manatees, caimans, sloths and jaguars.

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  • Arenal


    Rising to over 1,600 mt above the surrounding landscape and the waters of Lake Arenal, the perfect cone of Arenal Volcano has consistently been Costa Rica’s most active volcano, with 7 major eruptions since 1968 and many more smaller displays. Aside from regular large and small pyroclastic displays, the park is also home to the largest man-made lake in the country, several waterfalls and hot springs and a number of pleasant hiking trails.

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  • Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Monteverde is renowned as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the New World tropics and we have a day of exploration in the cloud forest, draped in its mantle of mist, home to the emerald-coloured Resplendent Quetzal, considered by many to be the most beautiful bird in the world. Also visit the Butterfly Garden.

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  • Flora & Fauna

    Flora & Fauna

    Accounting for 6% of the world’s plant and animal species, Costa Rica is one of the richest biological countries anywhere. Blessed with huge diversities of flora and fauna, its varied ecosystems, including rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs harbour some of the world’s rarest species, including the beautiful resplendent Quetzal, manatees and leatherback turtles. The variety of different habitats make it an excellent choice for ornithologists.

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  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    Manuel Antonio National Park

    Costa Rica’s smallest national park, this glittering pearl covers nearly 700 hectares of rainforests, beaches and reefs. With some of the country’s most biodiverse areas, the snorkelling and diving off the outlying reefs is excellent and the forests are home to sloth, rare squirrel monkeys and hundreds of bird species.

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  • Wildlife of Costa Rica

    Wildlife of Costa Rica

    Biologically, Costa Rica is one of the richest countries on earth, boasting a huge diversity of flora and fauna. With 9,000 species of birds, over 200 mammals and nearly 400 species of reptile, this tiny land accounts for 6% of the planets plant and animal species. A dozen ecosystems harbour some of the world’s rarest species, from scarlet macaws and manatees to leatherback turtles and beautiful resplendent quetzal.

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  • River Rafting

    River Rafting

    Enjoy a river rafting excursion, sailing on the Penas Blancas River, where we hope to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas and crocodiles. Please note this is a gentle rafting experience (class I/Grade 1), and will require some paddling by participants. Life jackets will be provided.

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Highlights of Costa Rica

Travel Experts

  • Phil Ellis

    Drink the Water - don't waste your money on bottled water as Costa Rica has some of the best tap water in the world.

    Phil Ellis
    Central America roduct Manager

Best Time To Go and Weather

Costa Rica's temperature differences are governed by altitude rather than seasons due to its central mountainous terrain, contrasted with its low-lying coastal areas on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  San Jose, located on the central plain, enjoys a pleasant spring-like climate throughout the year. Evenings can be cool, however, so a jumper may be required.  In the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the temperature is usually cool and pleasant all year round. Tortuguero on the Caribbean coastline experiences much hotter temperatures, and the high humidity that occurs can be oppressive at times.  The rainy season in Costa Rica runs approximately from May to November.  However, rain is not totally isolated to the latter period as the Caribbean coastal region can experience rain throughout the year and showers are not uncommon in the other areas visited.

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT-6hrs
  • Flight Time11.5 hrs
  • VisaNot for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsDiphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid**
  • CurrencyColón
  • CapitalSan Jose
  • Area51,100 sq km
  • Population4.1 million
  • Dialling Code+506
  • Electricity120V 60 Hz
  • LanguageEnglish, Spanish

* Please check with the tourist board to confirm

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