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About Costa Rica Tours

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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  • Alejandro
    3 reviews
    Personalized itinerary within an estimated 23 hours

    Destination expert in Costa Rica

    Alejandro

    My name is Alejandro Mora and I live in San Jose, Costa Rica. I have more than 20 years of experience as a naturalist tour guide and travel agent in this amazing country located in Central America. I am capable to arrange travel for business and vacation customers, determine their needs and preferences, such as schedules and best travel costs. I love to plan and arrange tour packages, excursions and day trips, i...

  • Lars
    4 reviews
    Personalized itinerary within an estimated 20 hours

    Destination expert in Costa Rica

    Lars

    I consider myself to be a travel professional with a passion for Costa Rica, being proud to share the best Costa Rica has to offer. I have traveled all over Costa Rica and can help you find the perfect place for your next vacation. I love hearing feedback about how wonderful a trip was and what a great time my clients have had. It’s why I do what I do! I personally enjoy to discover new hotels and destinations i...

  • Randall Personalized itinerary within an estimated 26 hours

    Destination expert in Costa Rica

    Randall

    Phrases like “The trip was wonderful beyond my dreams”, “I came back home being a different person…I have grown physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually”, “A job well done my friend”, “Best time of my life” just reaffirm me why I feel so passionate about my job. Working in Tourism for more than 20 years, has provided me an extensive knowledge of the country allowing me to assist many clients during a...

  • Daniela Personalized itinerary within an estimated 12 hours

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    Daniela

    Costa Rica is a truly gorgeous country which you need to have on your travel bucket list! As passionate Costa Rica traveler, expert and hobby photographer, I want to share with you what it has to offer: a country with a rich diversity of active volcanoes, pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, imposing cloud- and rainforests and other nature wonders combined with people that make you feel like you are home. A mix o...

  • Caroline Personalized itinerary within an estimated 23 hours

    Destination expert in Costa Rica

    Caroline

    After an international exchange in Mexico a couple years ago, I decided to live the Latino experience for good. And here I am in Costa Rica, exploring the corners of this small but surprisingly intense country at the heart of Central America, in order to share with you my love for it. The goal of the tailor-made trips I design, besides answering your most complex requests, is to make you feel and enjoy the « ...

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Costa Rica Vacations

 

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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Main Attractions and Tourist Regions of Costa Rica

 

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Costa Rica’s ecosystem is thriving. Photo by Arturo Sotillo

 

Keen surfers will immediately fall in love with Costa RicaPavones, 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.

 

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Costa Rica boasts an abundance of rare wonderful wildlife animals. Photo by Danel Solabarrieta

 

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.

 

So What’s Costa Rica all about?

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.

 

When to go on your Costa Rica Tours

What time of the year is best 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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