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Costa Rica Holidays

Costa Rica is a tiny, peaceful country located at the heart of Central America and squeezed between the calm seas of the Caribbean and the rolling waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean and it is this strategic geographic location that acts as a biological bridge between North and South America.

Arenal Volcano

Beach Hotels of Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park & Osa Peninsula

Manuel Antonio National Park

Monteverde Cloud Forest

San Jose & the Central Valley

Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast

Alma del Pacifico

Arenas del Mar

Arenal Kioro Hotel

Arenal Nayara Hotel & Spa

Azania Bungalows (Puerto Viejo coast)

Cala Luna

Capitan Suizo

Casa Corcovado Lodge

Casa Turire (Central Valley)

El Silencio Lodge (Central Valley)

Flor Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca (Central Valley)

Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Latitude 10

Lapa Rios EcoLodge

Makanda by the Sea

Manatus Lodge

Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Punta Islita

Peace Lodge (Central Valley)

Shawandha Lodge (Puerto Viejo coast)

Tango Mar

Trapp Family Lodge

Villa Caletas & Zephyr Palace

Xandari Resort & Spa (Central Valley)

Despite its tiny size, this lush and colourful tropical paradise is a veritable Garden of Eden boasting as much as 5% of the planet’s biodiversity and with over 27% of the country’s land mass dedicated to conservation, this enlightened approach to its natural treasures has ensured that visitors will see a staggering variety of flora and fauna. Beautiful jungles are home to countless exotic birds such as the scarlet macaw, resplendent quetzal and the shimmering forms of many hummingbird species as well as a dizzying array of extraordinary insects, graceful butterflies and over 8000 varieties of orchid.

Reptiles and mammals are also in abundance including such favourites as poison-dart frogs, playful monkeys, three-toed sloths and even the elusive jungle cats and the jaguar. Meanwhile the oceans offer a wealth of beautiful fish for snorkellers to enjoy and the endangered sea turtles still come ashore on the country’s sandy white beaches as they have done for millennia to nest.

However it is not just for animal lovers. The scenery is equally dramatic with thundering volcanoes spewing their molten magma; numerous rivers offering excellent white water rafting; lush forests through which you can whiz through on a zip-line; hot thermal pools where you can soak up the mineral rich waters; stunning beaches on both oceans for some rest & relaxation as well as a horse riding, canoeing or surfing…Costa Rica is a paradise for thrill seekers and the more chilled alike.

Volcanoes & Rainforests; guideline price £2,490pp

Coastal Treasures; guideline price £2,690pp

Classic Costa Rica; guideline price £2,698 pp

The Best of Costa Rica; guideline price £2,965pp

 

ESSENTIAL INFO

COSTA RICA

WHEN TO GO

The drier months from November to April are generally the best time to visit.

VISAS

A visa is not required for UK passport holders.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 6 hours
(- 7 hours during British Summer Time).

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