A treasure house of natural riches, Costa Rica is blessed with misty cloud forests, raging rivers, fiery volcanoes, two beautiful coastlines and an extraordinary profusion of wildlife. Little surprise, then, that a quarter of the country enjoys national park status.
Nestling between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica’s natural diversity, compact size and eco-friendly accommodation make it a fabulous destination for a wide range of holidays.
Claiming around 5% of the world’s total biodiversity, the country is a living classroom of natural history. Ask us to plan your holiday and you could find yourself gliding along the forested waterways of the Tortuguero National Park in search of turtles, toucans and tiger herons. Or, following quiet walking trails through the dense jungle of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica’s natural crown and a haven for over-sized butterflies, tapirs and jaguars.
One day you could be photographing exotic birds in the beautiful cloud forest, and the next, crossing a hanging bridge over a giddying chasm in Arenal. From the thrills and spills of white-water rafting to zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, Costa Rica offers a full menu of outdoor pursuits and high-octane experiences.
And when you’ve done all the hard work in the lush interior, you can head to the coast to dip your toes in either in the Pacific or the warm Caribbean. The former has fine beaches, world-class surf breaks and swimmable bays, whilst the latter allures with its laid-back coastal towns, turtle spotting and snorkelling.
There really is something for everyone on a Costa Rica holiday.