Costa Rica

Costa Rica Holidays

A haven for biodiversity, weird and wonderful wildlife and something the locals call ’pura vida’…

Costa Rica Holidays

Discover the full spectrum of Costa Rica's wildlife – for this gloriously diverse ecosystem accounts for 5% of the world’s plant and animal species – through a range of activities on your Costa Rica holiday: zip line through the mist-shrouded canopies of the cloud forest, where howler monkeys’ roars resonate around the hills, or glide through the tranquil canals of Tortuguero National Park.

On summer Costa Rica tours, you might even see green turtle hatchlings scramble across the beach towards the Caribbean Sea…. Oh, and did we mention the beach? Costa Rica holidays are for those who have a true love of nature, and many of the places we visit are privately owned lodges, set up to protect the land and to enable the visitor to enjoy the wildlife, concentrating particularly on only permitting small groups at any one time.

Or why not try our Private Group Adventure in Costa Rica?

Are you looking to book a holiday with a group of your friends, family or other half? With our Private Group Adventures, you can now experience the Costa Rica trip with people who matter the most. Enjoy the freedom to travel with your own private group, including the flexibility to choose your departure date and add on days at the end of the trip, should you wish to extend your stay. So, if you’d like to celebrate your birthday with friends, a wedding anniversary or simply book a holiday to Costa Rica with the ones you love, just let us know your group size and dates, and we’ll do the rest.

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Costa Rica Holidays

Discover Costa Rica

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Experience the Costa Rican rainforest, mountains and coast

Wildlife
Activity level:
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Ages: 16+
15 Days from £2,749
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Costa Rica Adventure

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Natural highlights of Costa Rica from the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast 

Culture
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
15 Days from £2,849
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Costa Rica Travel – top four attractions

1. Arenal Volcano: Arenal was Costa Rica's most active volcano until fairly recently, when it entered a resting phase. There is still a lot of geothermal activity in the area, so you can view the volcano while relaxing in the soothing waters of one of the region's many hot springs. 

2. Monteverde: The cloud forests of Monteverde are a misty, verdant paradise, home to countless plant species and an amazing array of wildlife, including the notoriously shy resplendent quetzal. The local reserves have miles of walking trails, and there's zip lining over the forest canopy.

3. Manuel Antonio National Park: Set on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio may be the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but it boasts some of the country's best and most beautiful beaches. 

4. Tortuguero: The remote town of Tortuguero, on the Caribbean coast, is one of the world's major nesting grounds for both green and leatherback turtles. In the nesting seasons (April-May and July-October), join a local guide to see groups of turtles laying eggs in the sand.

Frequently Asked Questions for Costa Rica

What are the highlights of Costa Rica Holidays?

Comprising simmering volcanoes, exotic beaches and dense rainforests, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world with an ecosystem that makes up approximately 5% of plant and animal species. Our Costa Rica holidays not only introduce you to the diverse landscapes colourful wildlife, and extraordinary national parks but you’ll also be immersed in local culture and experience adrenalin-fuelled activities. On our tours of Costa Rica, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to magnificent creatures such as green turtles, scarlet macaws, two-toed sloths, and screeching howler monkeys that swing through the misty cloud forests.

When is the best time to plan a Costa Rica tour?

One of the many benefits of planning Costa Rica tours with Exodus is that we do most of the legwork for you, so you don’t always have to plan too far in advance. We do recommend, however, that you let us know your interests and the types of places you’d like to explore, whether that’s beaches and mountains or rainforests and volcanoes, for example. It’s also advisable to allow yourself enough time to organise passports, visas and vaccinations when necessary.

When should I visit Costa Rica?

Owing to its tropical climate and warm temperatures, Costa Rica travel is great all year round. Although there are rainy seasons, also known as the green season, rainfall generally only lasts for a couple of hours. Between December and April is a popular time for enjoying tours of Costa Rica along the Pacific Coast, and between March and September on the Caribbean Coast as these are the driest and hottest months. Also, you need to consider the wildlife that you’d like to see, for instance, between July and October is a good time to see green turtles nesting at Tortuguero National Park, while December to April is a good time for Orca whale watching.

Where are the best places to visit in Costa Rica?

Our tours in Costa Rica are packed with immersive trips, experiences and adventures that take you to the heart of the country. From the biodiverse jungles and dramatic volcanoes to the tropical coastline, our Costa Rica holidays aim to guide you among all the best places. Wildlife lovers should visit Monteverde Cloud Forest to see incredible species of birds, Tortuguero for its green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles, and Tamarindo for its gorgeous beaches on the Pacific Coast. Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna are also well worth visiting on Costa Rica holidays where you can witness the imposing volcano, hot springs and wildlife such as jaguars, tree frogs and white-faced capuchin monkeys.

Can you fly direct to Costa Rica from UK?

Our flight-inclusive Costa Rica tours fly direct from London using either British Airways or Air France scheduled services. We recommend that you speak with our sales team prior to your Costa Rica holiday to check flight timings and schedules as they can change regularly.

What type of food can I get in Costa Rica?

Being a tropical country, the food in Costa Rica uses fresh, vibrant ingredients largely made up of fruits and vegetables, simple meats, stews and soups. There are several specialities which include Gallo Pinto, a breakfast dish consisting of rice and black beans; Casado, a combination of salad, beans, rice, fried platano maduro and meat; and olla da carne, a flavoursome stew with carrots, taro root, plantains, corn, cassava and cuts of beef.

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