This central American country is ideal for an adventure holiday. Active volcanos dot the landscape, wild jungle dominates the forest and Costa Rica has one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. There is also a great capital city in San José, with entertaining bars and simple restaurants offering a civilisation outside of the jungle.
There are many sides to holidays in Costa Rica, from beautiful beach breaks to adventure trips hiking up mountains. Immerse yourself in rich heritage, watch a beloved game of futbol and dine on hearty and delicious food. Yet the real pull to Costa Rica is the landscape. Go from lounging on spectacular beaches to traversing volcanic peaks in the same day.
Our flights to Costa Rica arrive at the capital city, San José, home to 50% of the Costa Rican population. Travel direct from London Gatwick to San José in just under 11 hours, in either World Traveller, World Traveller Plus or Club World. As with any flight with British Airways, you will receive award-winning service, complimentary food and drinks and an enjoyable experience.
The range of things to do in Costa Rica is large and diverse, just like the landscape. Go hiking up volcanic bluffs of the Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal and trek through dense jungle. Try sailing and snorkelling in the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Playa Sámara. You could also attempt surfing at Pavones, one of the most famous surf spots in the world.