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Costa Rica Travel Information

Travelers have been enjoying Costa Rica vacations for decades now, and the land has become synonymous with nature trekking and ‘La Pura Vida’ - a laid back, contented approach to life that’s as infectious as it is transformative.

 

Whether you’re the adventurous traveler or prefer to lounge on the beach, our Costa Rica travel agencies have something for you thanks to the country’s overwhelming diversity and its dedication to its tourism infrastructure. In Costa Rica you’ll find wildlife in the rawest of presentations. Monkeys swing from the trees above you while birds swoop down to rest on nearby branches.

 

Elsewhere you can surf, hike, snorkel and visit volcanoes and, when you’re worn out, enjoy a delicious rum on the beach. ‘La Pura Vida’? You betcha.

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If you’re looking for nature and wildlife, look no further, Costa Rica packs in an array of nature and wildlife tours that will fulfill any nature enthusiasts dreams and even surpass expectations.

Protecting and preserving the beautiful Costa Rican wildlife is the main priority of our local travel agencies in Costa Rica and it's truly the underlying philosophy of the life and culture in Costa Rica and subsequently tourists from around the world are attracted to the mesmerizing biodiversity and sustainability on show.

With the addition of two beautiful long coastlines, Costa Rica can enthrall every type of traveler.
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Best time of the year to visit Costa Rica?

The dry season, which is also the high season runs from late November to late April, however, minus a few downpours, you can enjoy Costa Rica any time of the year.

For Whale watching the best time to go is July-Oct or Jan-March

For the Leatherback Turtle the best time to go is March-July.
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Food and Culture of Costa Rica

Rice, chicken and beans feature in a lot of the traditional Costa Rican dishes, however, with two luxurious coastlines, the seafood on offer is a tremendous alternative to those cheap staple diets.

A lot of fruit is consumed on a daily basis, this being down to the freshness of them and the refreshment they bring.

Although it’s not the cuisine that draws in the tourists, the coffee and chocolate in Costa Rica is good enough to take me back there.

Sustainable tourism is one attribute that is key to understanding the philosophy of the Costa Rican culture. Responsible eco-tourism like not destroying the landscape with commercial hotels and instead building eco-friendly lodges is just one thing that protects the environment. Furthermore responsible care and interaction with the animals is fundamental practice in the rain-forest.

The importance of nature is never underestimated on Costa Rica vacations.
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Main Attractions and Tourist Regions in Costa Rica

Keen surfers will immediately fall in love with Costa Rica. Pavones, a relatively tranquil and relaxed beach-town, is home to purportedly the longest left-hand beach break in the world.

Other incredible beach towns include Santa Teresa. More established and now thriving with tourism, this luxury beach spot parades pristine waters and forest hugging beaches. Montezuma adds another charming beach break to the list. An infectious spot that will force you to stay just another day.

Brimming with National Parks, Costa Rica works hard on preserving its natural beauty and with innovative sustainable tourism programs, implemented by all of our Costa Rica travel agencies, it is no wonder it never loses its charm. A few unmissable parks that showcase these delights are Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, a park that condenses Costa Rican wildlife into one area.

Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal is popular with geologists and volcano enthusiasts, a park with picturesque trails and containing a volcano that was constantly erupting until 2010. Any day now something could happen.

In fact there are many black beaches, often described as the perfect “black holes”, that intrigue tourists on their Costa Rica tours. These, like that of Playa Samara, add a unique charm and a contrast to the picture perfect golden sand.

On your wildlife tours you will not be short of spectacular animals to encounter. With over 900 species of bird, some of the worlds rarest frogs, leather-back turtles and of course an abundance of diverse forest monkeys, tours to Costa Rica are undeniably perfect for those wildlife lovers.

These forests also offer a splendid array of adventure activities to try out. Canopy walks throughout the forests and National Parks are a great way of seeing tree animals, in particular those cheeky monkeys.

Get more of an adrenaline rush by using the Tarzan swing to survey the forest, or additionally try canyoning down some of the most attractive yet daunting cliff faces. White-water rafting tours also feature highly on adventure seekers lists.
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Traveller Reviews

Wendy And Peter Witt, March 2018

We are so pleased with this vacation, arranged by Lars at [the local travel agency]! We really did not know what we should do to experience Costa Rica in one short week, so relied on Lars' expertise to put a tour together for us. Each step of this adventure flowed together so smoothly and exceeded our expectations! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Lisa Guidolin, March 2018

Daniela helped to create a dream vacation for my husband and I in beautiful Costa Rica. She worked with very specific dates and booked wonderful resorts and activities to make the most of our limited time.

Brenda Warkentin, March 2018

Arranged our travel and accommodations. The tour buses, taxis, vans were always on time except for one incident. One of our accommodations was not suitable so when I contacted that to your company they quickly found us another much more suitable and superior commendation where we rested and relaxed for six days. I found the tour company very prompt in addressing any minor problems that we had. They were easy to get a hold of and answered promptly

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Deborah Bartucci, March 2018

Lars was excellent - he was always there to answer questions- rearrange pick up times to meet our needs. And just generally check on us to ensure we were having a good trip.

Nancy Custeau, February 2018

Lars was extremely professional, and patient with me.He always respected my requests and made all the changes necessary to make sure I got what I wanted. Also gives a very quick response to all your questions. A+