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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

Katharine Hickey, April 2017

Lars developed an action packed itinerary for our group of 13 - 6 adults and 7 teenagers. His recommendations for hotels and activities was bang on. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip with many saying it was a trip of a lifetime. The itinerary was detailed including all approx times, packing lists etc. Lars' selection of tour guide, Fabian Barquero, who spent 9 days with us was the icing on the cake. His knowledge and passion for everything Costa Rica made our trip even more exciting. Every detail was taken care of - all we had to do was sit back and enjoy. Lars did an excellent job - too bad we did not get to meet face to face to thank him.

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Linda Gabrielsen, April 2017

My 4 weeks roundtrip was excellent and I am very satisfied with everything.

Yolanda Soto, April 2017

It was great I was immediately contacted by Lars and trip was more than we expected. Lars was very instrumental in an amazing trip. Clear communication from the beginning till the end. He was able to answer all questions and make sure that everything was booked and communicated to me via email. Travel has never been so easy, will definitely be using trip.me in the near future.

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Monica Javens, April 2017

Wow! Our trip was perfect. We even messed up our dates initially and Randall was calm and had amazing customer service to accommodate us! He was seriously the most amazing point of contact I had through this whole thing!!!! I rate this vacation with my daughter a 10/10 all because of Randall! He always assured me that everything was taken care of and safety was a priority for him since I was traveling alone with my 19 year old daughter alone!!!! Seriously it was perfect....everything about it. ¡pura vida!

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Cathy Whittaker, February 2017

We loved Costa Rica. Lars was fantastic. Very responsive and quick to get back on questions. All of the hotels and excursions he booked for us met or exceeded our expectations.