Travelers have been enjoying Costa Rica tours for decades now, and the land has become synonymous with hiking trails, outdoor adventure and spectacular biodiversity. ‘La Pura Vida’ aptly sums up the Cuban philosophy–a simple and pure approach to life that’s as infectious as it is transformative. Quench your wanderlust in Costa Rica.
Travelers have been enjoying Costa Rica tours for decades now, and the land has become synonymous with outdoor adventure and more.
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Costa Rica Vacation

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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A Costa Rica travel experience will make all your senses come alive! There’s greenery and wildlife, mountains and beaches, food and culture – all bundled together in incredibly exciting Costa Rica travel packages. You can also combine a Costa Rica tour with trips to other countries in Central America including Panama and Nicaragua. On a round trip Costa Rica tour, get acquainted with local life and sightseeing attractions in San Jose the capital before embarking on journeys to other destinations.

National Parks and Wildlife

Make your way through spectacular national parks on a trip to Costa Rica. Spot howler monkeys, iguanas, basilisks as well as tropical trees at the Manuel Antonio National Park. You can also lounge on the excellent beaches within the park and take in the amazing views. At Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, besides exploring the flora and fauna, try ziplining through the top of trees. This reserve also has the world’s largest number of orchid species. Home to the elusive jaguar and other wild cat species, the Corcovado National Park is also a great place to see birds such as red macaws, toucans and quetzals. Tortuguero National Park too is a fabulous place to visit on Costa Rica holidays especially during turtle nesting season.

Adventure Activities

Hikes to areas near active volcanoes are an exciting aspect of trips to Costa Rica with the Arenal Volcano being the most prominent one. It is located inside the Arenal Volcano National Park in La Fortuna district. The park area offers hiking and ziplining activities. If you enjoy kayaking, head to Lake Arenal for a fun time on the waters. While in La Fortuna, you can also go rappelling down waterfalls! If it is white water rafting that gets you all excited, the Pacuare River is the place to go. As you navigate the rapids, you can also do some bird-spotting.

Beach Paradise in the Pacific and Caribbean Coast

If your idea of a perfect vacation is relaxing at the beach or enjoying water-related activities, travel to Costa Rica. Spend dreamy days on the superb beaches in the Guanacaste and Puntarenas provinces in the Pacific’s Nicoya Peninsula. Pristine waters, food and fun are aplenty at Tamarindo beaches. Other popular beach destinations here include Santa Teresa and Nosara. Samara beach too is a great place to go as is the surfer’s paradise of Pavones. Explore the waters through surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. There are delightful beaches on the Caribbean coast as well including the serene Punta Uva and the laidback Playa Cocles. Feel blissed out!

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Costa Rica offers you a slice of paradise, beautiful and pure, through its abundance of national parks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, forests and beaches.

A Biodiversity Hotspot

On Costa Rica tours, you can see the country’s biodiversity at parks such as Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Corcovado National Park, and Tortuguero National Park. Various species of monkeys, iguanas, tapirs, wild cats and hundreds of bird species including red macaws, hummingbirds, toucans and quetzals make Costa Rica an ideal haunt for wildlife lovers. At Tortuguero, you will also find nesting spots for turtles along the beach located in the park.

Active Volcanoes, Rivers and the Coast

Feel the thrill of visiting vicinities of active volcanoes in picturesque locations–the most popular one is the Arenal Volcano with the nearby Arenal Lake in La Fortuna district in Alajuela. The volcano last erupted in 2010. You will also discover rivers and waterfalls on a Costa Rica vacation. Try white-water rafting on river rapids or go on canoe tours along wonderful canals to enjoy views of amazing landscapes. Make the most of the country’s beach destinations that are a heady blend of pristine waters, delicious food and a buzzing nightlife. The Caribbean coast, and the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast have some fabulous beaches. Water-related activities on a Costa Rica tour are aplenty including surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Through some of these activities, you can see the diverse marine life that inhabits the waters of this wonderful country.

A Land of Nature’s Bounty

A Costa Rica holiday package gives you a chance to discover banana, pineapple and coffee plantations. You can also visit villages and meet the indigenous people who live there. It gives you an insight into the culture and traditions of the nation. Besides this, explore fascinating trekking trails and adventure activities in the wild like ziplining through forests on Costa Rica private tours.

Trip.me tours to Costa Rica

With trip.me, a wonderful travel experience is just a click away. You can choose from a wide range of trips across continents and countries for your preferred trip. A major advantage of booking through this platform is that you are directly in touch with local destination experts from different countries. Trip.me partners with excellent agencies worldwide who follow responsible tourism practices to give you your ideal vacation. This provides an authentic travel experience as you are guided by locals who know their country best.

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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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Costa Rica Reviews Of Our Travellers

Paula Louise S., May 2019

She always responded to our needs and questions.

Audrey Y., May 2019

Graciela-Thank you so much for helping us plan the perfect trip! Every place we went was top notch! Clean! People SO friendly. Drivers all on time!
All guides were very knowledgable. We appreciated the nature, flowers, weather. The people in your country are so nice and friendly!
The Schedule was awesome and all activities/vendors were amazing.
The App was great to use while traveling!
Thank you for all of your time and patience in dealing with our group and all of the responses to all of our crazy questions. We truly had an amazing time and created some life long memories! Pura Vida and hope to return sometime soon!

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Elizabeth D., May 2019

This was a really well organized trip. We were very impressed with how well our transfers from place to place worked and the standard of vehicles/drivers. Our accommodation was well chosen and perfectly met our needs. We had a full say in the itinerary and Graciela took our needs fully onboard in the final plans.
We usually organise our own holidays but, because we knew there would be multiple locations, wanted expert help and that’s exactly what we got. A problem over the Easter weekend was dealt with efficiently and kindly and followed up by Graciela immediately after the weekend. Thank you very much Graciela for your advice and efficient planning. Thank you Adriana for your Easter weekend support.

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Gad C., April 2019

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Miriam J., April 2019

I felt that Randall listened to what my mom, sister, and I wanted in a trip to Costa Rica, and that he went out of his way to give us a fantastic visit. My mom, 88 years young, really wanted this trip, and a traditional tour would not have been able to meet her physical challenges. Not only did Randall take those into consideration, he made sure that we all got to see the varied beauty of several places in CR so that our expectations were more than met. We couldn’t be happier with the planning and implementation of the plan. Two personal comments: when we first got to CR, our driver was a little bit late, but since Randall had given me his cell number (because it was the weekend and I might not be able to reach him by email), we were able to quickly track down the driver and be on our way. At the end of the trip, my mom thought she might have left something in a hotel safe, and I contacted Randall, who made a couple of calls and actually found that I had left something in a safe in one of our rooms. He put them in touch with me, and they are sending me my lost - and found- property. I can’t say enough good things about our whole experience, including my mom zip-lining on one of our free mornings, thanks to Randall scheduling in some “down” time! Many thanks for a most memorable trip!

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