Costa Rica, home to thousands of different plant and animal species, is the perfect place for an eco-holiday. But there is much more to this diverse country than bird spotting. So get ready for a holiday you will never forget.
Travel high up into a cloud forest, zip-line through the jungle’s canopies and raft down white-water along the many rivers. Discover culture in San José, with museums and galleries, like the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Other major highlights are the beaches and water sports available along the coastlines, which stretch beside both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. And of course, Costa Rica’s biggest export coffee, which is a culture in of itself.
Costa Rica experiences
See the highlights of Costa Rica with these exciting experiences.
Take an unforgettable trip to Costa Rica’s world-famous Arenal Volcano, and the Baldi Hot Springs on this tour from San José. Feel a rush of adrenalin when you visit Arenal Volcano National Park. It is one of the most active volcanos in the western hemisphere, renowned for its almost-perfect symmetry. Enjoy a complimentary lunch before spending some relaxing and rejuvenating time in the natural thermal springs. Afterwards, indulge in a gourmet dinner as you continue to admire the volcano and the surrounding landscape – truly an extraordinary experience.
Costa Rica makes excellent coffee, a fact that any coffee drinker will no doubt be aware. On this fantastic half-day tour, you’ll learn the lifecycle of gourmet coffee at Café Britt, one of Costa Rica’s premier plantations. Learn from experts as they teach how to select the choicest high-quality beans, and watch the roasting and packaging process. Start and end the tour sampling different mouth-watering coffees, paired with chocolate. Head home knowing how to ‘break the cup’, a method used by specialists to assess and grade quality coffees.
Take advantage of two tours at once. Soak up Costa Rican tradition, history and culture on a five hour tour of San Jose city. Begin at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, a large green space in the centre known as the ‘lungs’ of San José. Travel to the Plaza de la Cultura, which houses the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Following this, travel to the hills to a restaurant overlooking the city. Enjoy dinner to marimba music and traditional folk dancing, followed by fireworks to cap off your night.