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Best Things To Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Costa Rica - Hanging Bridge: Hike and experience the Jungle canopy from new heights
Hanging Bridge: Hike and experience the Jungle canopy from new heights
The spectacular views of the impressive Arenal Volcano can be enjoyed from nowhere better than from the Hanging Bridges. Enjoy a fun walk, soak in the stunning views and spot migratory birds on this 250 hectares of primary forest. Image Copyrights See More >
Tabacon Hot Springs
Unwind in The Tabacón Hot Springs amidst a rainforest
Spend hours unwinding under the famous Tabacón Hot Springs, situated in the midst of a rainforest in the Arenal Volcano region. A truly relaxing experience. See More >
Costa Rica - Tap the diverse and uncharted corners of The Oza Peninsula
Tap the diverse and uncharted corners of The Oza Peninsula
The Oza Peninsula is the perfect combination of untouched scenery, virgin beaches and the abundant wildlife of the lush rain forest that forms the backdrop of this incredible location. We urge you to make it an unmissable part of your Costa Rica travel itinerary. Image Copyrights See More >
Montezuma Costa Rica
Family's day out in the sunny Beach Town of Montezuma
Enjoy a dream escape to the charming town of Montezuma on Costa Rica's gulf coast. Its pristine, untouched nature urges you to abandon your car and go for a walking or bike tour of the town, home to beautiful beaches, lush tree-cover, and quaint houses. See More >
Poas Volcano Costa Rica
Explore the Picturesque Poas Volcano National Park
Explore the spectacular Poas Volcano National Park, famous for its smokey crystal blue sulhpur pools, the beautiful Botos Lagoon, a butterfly observatory and the White Magic Waterfalls. See More >
Costa Rica - Finca Rosa Blanca: Your Invitation to Costa Rica's Coffee Culture
Finca Rosa Blanca: Your Invitation to Costa Rica's Coffee Culture
Visit a 3rd generation coffee plantation in the heart of Costa Rica and experience, first-hand, how your morning cuppa is picked, milled, ground and roasted. Carry your favourite bean back home after a round of exclusive coffee tasting. Image Copyrights See More >
Costa Rica - One for the Family: Manuel Antonio National Park
One for the Family: Manuel Antonio National Park
Welcome to paradise! Enjoy Manuel Antonio National Park's mesmerizing scenery while relaxing on the beach, snorkelling over vibrant coral reefs, interacting with its wildlife or trekking through lush rain forests. The perfect place to unwind with the family and friends. See More >
Costa Rica - Take a walk into Vibrant San Jose, Largest city in costa rica
Take a walk into Vibrant San Jose, Largest city in costa rica
Enjoy Costa Rica's largest city, surrounded on all sides by lush valleys and mountains. Whether you are interested in fine dining, exciting nightlife, local shopping, or trips to museums, San Jose boats an incredible array of exploratory activities for the whole family. Image Copyrights See More >
Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park - Home of the Jaguar
Surrounded by lush rainforest and the Carribean Sea, the Tortuguero National Park is one of Costa Rica's most wildlife-prolific locations, home to the endangered Jaguar, no less, and an important nesting ground for a large variety of sea turtles. See More >
Costa Rica - Parque Nacional Corcovado: Home To Costa Rica's Endangered Species
Parque Nacional Corcovado: Home To Costa Rica's Endangered Species
Whether you're an ecotourist or animal lover, Parque Nacional Corcovado offers unparalleled biodiversity. Learn about the fragility of endangered species, including the giant anteater, Baird’s tapir, the beautiful scarlet macaws, and the world’s largest avian predator, the harpy eagle. Image Copyrights See More >
Costa Rica - Get a surfing lesson in picturesque Pavones
Get a surfing lesson in picturesque Pavones
Situated on the Pacific Coast and home to the world's second longest left-hand surf break, Pavones is any surfer's paradise, from learner to advanced. Get a lesson, catch some waves all day long and and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of the little town at night. Image Copyrights See More >
Costa Rica - Explore the sublime Monte Verde Cloud Forest
Explore the sublime Monte Verde Cloud Forest
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, lively rainforests on the planet. Enjoy scenic walks through its rich biodiversity, natural beauty, and interact with the native wildlife. For adventure-lovers, enjoy an exhilarating zipline-ride over treetops, or frolic high up in the canopy on walkways several feet off the ground. See More >

Best time to go to Costa Rica

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Peak ( Dec - Apr )

This is Costa Rica's famed 'dry season', when beaches, cities, rainforests and all the great outdoors of the country come alive; it is a time of packed hotels and busy operators. Booking well in advance is imperative if you wish to be part of the fiesta. Christmas, New Year and Easter are when things go into overdrive. Surfers rejoice too, as the wave conditions are ideal.

Shoulder ( May - Aug , Nov )

Shoulder months, just after peak season and before torrential downpours, when unexpected thunderstorms and showers will come and go quickly. Still a time of tourists and crowds, but less so; roads may get a little muddy and the rainforests start to perk up at the welcome rains. Great time for whale-watching; for those seeking beach-time, the northern Pacific coast is still dry and perfect (a great time for surfers too).

Low ( Sep - Oct )

Torrential rainfall makes Costa Rica a very wet and not-so-enjoyable destination. All activities will cease, and although the rainforests come alive, most trails are just mud and all roads out of the main cities are virtually impassable. Rock bottom accommodation prices, certainly, but nothing to really see, so best to avoid these months.

Meet your Costa Rica Experts

Experience Costa Rica with a true insider. Get expert advice and on-the-ground support.

These Costa Rica experts have been showcasing their country for almost 45 years now; that's probably longer than most of their global travellers have lived! With a strong focus on sustainable tourism, their aim is to preserve Costa Rica's beautiful and fragile eco-system so that it lasts for all future generations. 4 decades and counting have also seen the accolades and accreditations pile up from almost every publication and global tourism body that matters. They are, literally, a one-stop shop for anything Costa Rica.

The founder of this prestigious pan-Central America company is, first and foremost a diplomat; she discovered her passion for designing luxury travel while working in New York as a representative of Costa Rica at the UN. Being of Nicaraguan heritage, it did not take her long to include all of her beloved Central America into her impressive inventory of exclusive customized travel experiences. They have been operating at a top level of efficiency in luxury travel for almost 20 years now; look no further when planning your next Central America getaway.

This team of Costa Rica specialists started their company in 1996; that's 2 decades of handling discerning clients from all over the world. Customized itineraries for any budget, and unbeatable insider experiences of the best locations, the finest dining, and everything else you need to feel completely at home here. The awards are still piling up, and the glowing testimonials continue non-stop. Perhaps it is time to add a glowing testimonial or two of your own.

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