Adventure Holidays in Costa Rica

Overview

They say size matters, whilst in some cases it might, visit Costa Rica and you’ll see why it definitely doesn’t.

Although Costa Rica is one of the world’s smaller countries, it certainly packs a big punch in terms of the fascinating things it has to offer. It’s actually pretty hard to describe just how amazing Costa Rica is with words only, there are active volcanoes, dense jungles, incredible wildlife and deserted beaches, so it’s fair to say you won’t struggle to find your most memorable adventure holiday here. One of the most naturally diverse places you’ll ever visit, so much so that National Geographic describes it as “the most biologically intense place on earth”, Costa Rica makes the perfect location for a wildlife holiday.

An adventure holiday in Costa Rica will leave you with some of the most memorable travel experiences you’ve ever had, all curated by our expert local hosts who are truly passionate about not only showing you the natural highlights of the country, but also the lesser-seen, local side that so many tourists miss.

The Costa Rican people have a saying that’s used across the country which is – “Pura Vida” this literally translates to “Pure Life,” and it would be really difficult to find a phrase that’s more fitting to describe what you’ll find in this wonderful place.

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  • Costa Rica East to West

    14 Nights Costa Rica
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  • Discover Costa Rica South and Central Pacific

    14 Nights Costa Rica

    This immersive Costa Rica Tour takes you to the country's most stunning locations, where you'll experience some of the m..

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  • Costa Rica’s Central & North Pacific Coast

    14 Nights Costa Rica

    Explore the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, uncovering pristine coastline, lush, tangled jungle with amazing wildlife..

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  • Off the Beaten Track on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

    10 Nights Costa Rica

    Discover the very best of the Costa Rican Caribbean coast - spot nesting turtles on white-sand beaches, learn to cook au..

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  • Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast

    10 Nights Costa Rica
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    • Costa Rica East to West

      14 Nights Costa Rica
      • Private itinerary
      • All guided tours
      • All transport included

      Price from

      £2856 pp*
      Take me there
    • Discover Costa Rica South and Central Pacific

      14 Nights Costa Rica

      This immersive Costa Rica Tour takes you to the country's most stunning locations, where you'll experience some of the m..

      Price from

      £3795 pp*
      Take me there
    • Costa Rica’s Central & North Pacific Coast

      14 Nights Costa Rica

      Explore the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, uncovering pristine coastline, lush, tangled jungle with amazing wildlife..

      Price from

      £2658 pp*
      Take me there
    • Off the Beaten Track on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

      10 Nights Costa Rica

      Discover the very best of the Costa Rican Caribbean coast - spot nesting turtles on white-sand beaches, learn to cook au..

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      £2381 pp*
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    • Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast

      10 Nights Costa Rica
      • All transport included
      • Private itinerary
      • Perfect for adventure

      Price from

      £2155 pp*
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    Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

    General

    To be honest, there’s no bad time to visit Costa Rica, it does remain warm throughout the year. But being a tropical country, we do have dry and rainy seasons.

    For the Central Valley and the Pacific Coastline, the main dry season and the time most popular with visitors is mid December – April. The dry season starts a little earlier for the Caribbean Coastline and to the North of Costa Rica in September-October and this remains dry through Dec-April.

    During the dry season, it’s much easier to get around and there’s plenty of sunshine, perfect for a Costa Rican wildlife holiday. It’s a time where tropical species like monkeys and sloths are joined by migrant birds from the north, humpback whales in the warm waters, and sea turtles nesting on shore.

    The best off-peak time to come to Costa Rica is June-July. Be prepared for some rain, (but no where near as much as May-June) there’s definitely fewer visitors and lower prices in the local areas. It’s also a great time for some adventure sports e.g. rafting or water rapelling on your holiday in Costa Rica.

    Best Places to Visit

    Los Quetzales National Park

    Home of countless exotic birds, this national park is a cloud forest paradise just waiting to be exp

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    Los Quetzales National Park

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    Alajuela

    Volcanoes, jungles, waterfalls and lagoons, Alajuela is one of Costa Rica's most spectacular corners

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    Alajuela

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    Braulio Carrillo National Park

    This national park has a 3000 metre range in altitude, so it packs a huge amount of biodiversity.

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    Braulio Carrillo National Park

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    Puntarenas Province

    Golden-sand beaches, beautiful rainforests, and gorgeous coastal villages where the pace of life slo

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    Puntarenas Province

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    Top tips for visiting Costa Rica

    Embrace and come with a desire to learn the culture – Costa Rica will probably be like no other place you’ve been before, the majority of locals are very friendly and very happy a lot of the time, so some people are taken a back by this. So don’t be shocked it’s just how it is!

    Learn some basic Spanish – although a lot of Costa Ricans speak English, there’s some that don’t, so try and learn a few words before you get here. It’ll help you out a lot and the locals do appreciate you speaking in their native tongue.

    Get out of your resort – sounds obvious, but make sure you explore this wonderful country! It’s one of the most naturally diverse countries in the world, so whilst you might enjoy lounging about on a sun lounger, you should make sure you explore as much as possible on a Costa Rican adventure holiday.

    The public transport is cheap, but it’s not always reliable or the fastest. I’d recommend the shuttle buses services we have here. They’re much comfier and much more reliable.

    Bring some ear plugs – if you’re staying near or in the jungle, whilst it is amazing, it can get noisy at night sometimes. So bring some earplugs, just in case.

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