Costa Rica Holidays - The perfect activity and adventure destination

Costa Rica boasts an extraordinary collection of beautiful national parks and protected areas for its small size – this Central American nation being barely the size of Denmark. This is evidenced by its fascinating biodiversity and pristine forests rich in flora and fauna.

Costa Ricans, or Ticos, are renowned for their warm welcome and hospitality. This small and easygoing country offers an extraordinary wildlife haven and is the perfect family destination, offering an endless choice of activities and adventures on our perfect Costa Rica family holidays.

Despite its location in the tropics, the central highland valleys provide a temperate, sunny climate for a perfect Costa Rica luxury holiday, as well as beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, volcanic peaks, lush cloud forests and thundering rivers. You’ll find the perfect retreat in one of the country’s beautiful haciendas, surrounded by plantations growing the coffee, bananas and cocoa for which Costa Rica is famed.

From there, it’s a choice of whether to head to the Pacific or Caribbean coasts. On the Caribbean side, lush mangroves and inland sea-fed canals play host to a rich array of birdlife and offer the perfect habitat for nesting turtles, as well as more than 400 species of birds.

Further south you’ll encounter simple laid-back towns with a truly African-Caribbean flavour and rhythm, as well as some of the country’s most beautiful stretches of beach. The Pacific’s wilder seas offer some dramatic coastline that’s perfect for surfing, and relaxed coastal towns, like Montezuma and Malpais, in which to hang out on your Costa Rica luxury holiday.

For the best wildlife-spotting, you’ll find a profusion of monkeys, sloths, birds and other fauna in the thick primary rainforest, the most pristine of these being Corcovado and Piedras Blancas National Parks on the Osa Peninsula.

Luxury holidays to Costa Rica are heaven for lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors. With so many places to explore packed into such a small space, we’re able offer a wealth of inside-track knowledge and expert guides, in order to create perfect luxury holidays to Costa Rica.

We’d love to share our thoughts with you on how best to discover its secrets – whether you’re looking for a raft of adrenalin-fuelled activities to keep the teenagers entertained or a unique romantic sojourn, combining wildlife lodges with barefoot-chic coastal retreats. For a truly different and personalised luxury Costa Rica holiday, we’re on-hand to provide all the expertise you need.

We would love to hear from you. To find out more about tailormade luxury holidays to Costa Rica, or to obtain inspiration for a holiday, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or complete our online enquiry form.


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Costa Rica Family Holidays

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s little gems and is perfect for families who love to get out into nature and discover the fascinating wildlife, big and small, of the rainforest.
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Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula is considered the area of the most intense biodiversity in the country. Nature is at its best here – exuberant, pristine, remote and fringed by spectacular coastline and mangroves.
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Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park lies in the north-east corner of Costa Rica facing the Caribbean ocean and is one of the country’s most unique mangrove and marine reserves, with 11 ecological habitats.
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Pacific Coast & Nicoya Peninsula

The region of Guanacaste province and the Nicoya Peninsula is a stunning landscape of bays, hills scattered with forests and cliffs, beautiful beaches and golden sands facing the Pacific.
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Central Highlands

With its mild and essentially dry climate most of the year, Costa Rica’s Central Valley in its highlands is a wonderful place to start your journey of discovery in this small, but fascinating, nation.
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South Caribbean Coast

For a taste of the rural Costa Rica well away from the usual tourist trails, head south to the Caribbean coast and the area south of Limón, taking you towards the Panamanian border at Manzanillo.
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San Gerardo de Dota

Journey south of San José to a little know corner of the highlands at San Gerardo de Dota; a haven for bird-watchers especially and from where you have an excellent chance of spotting the beautiful resplendent quetzal.
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Southern Pacific coast

Nestled between the Osa Peninsula and the northern province of Guanacaste is a quiet little coastal region around Uvita and Dominical, also encompassing Marino Ballena National Park.
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Bribri culture

The area around the southern central Talamanca mountains is home to traditional indigenous communities, such as the Bribri, a fascinating matriarchal society who specialise in organic cocoa production.
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