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Costa Rica

  • Punta Leona, Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

    Punta Leona, Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

  • White Water Rafting, Pacuare River, Costa Rica

    White Water Rafting, Pacuare River, Costa Rica

  • Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica

    Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica

  • Red Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

    Red Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

  • Traditional Wagon Painting, San Jose, Costa Rica

    Traditional Wagon Painting, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

    Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica - Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Costa Rica - Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Horse riding at Arenal

    Horse riding at Arenal

  • Howler Monkey - Costa Rica

    Howler Monkey - Costa Rica

  • Poas Volcano, Costa Rica

    Poas Volcano, Costa Rica

  • Arenal Lake, Costa Rica

    Arenal Lake, Costa Rica

  • Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  • Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  • Green Basilicus lizard, Costa Rica

    Green Basilicus lizard, Costa Rica

Tiny Costa Rica is big in biodiversity, beaches and stylish boutique accommodation.

The small Central American republic of Costa Rica – ‘Rich Coast’ in Spanish – has carved a niche for itself as an eco-paradise, with virgin tropical rainforests, volcanoes, miles of sandy beaches and a superb choice of top quality luxury boutique hotels and villas.

Costa Rica has made huge efforts towards environmental sustainability. More than one quarter of the total land area has been designated as National Park or protected areas and the country is aiming to become the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021.

There are many opportunities to spot characterful and colourful creatures ranging from howler monkeys to toucans and red-eyed tree frogs to giant leatherback turtles. Despite its small physical size (just 0.03% of the world’s landmass) the country is home to some 5% of the world’s biodiversity and is of particular interest to bird watchers.

More than 1.5 million visitors per year visit Costa Rica, yet because many of the hotels are small and intimate, you would never guess it is such a popular place. The varied topography and ease of getting around means you can pack a lot of experiences into a short time.

You could easily be walking in the cloud forest on one day, visiting an active volcano the next, have a thrilling day of white-water rafting through class 3 and 4 rapids, go zip-lining through the forest canopy, see giant leatherback turtles laying their eggs on a Caribbean beach and finish up with a few days of R&R on the Pacific coast. Choice and variety is very much the name of the game here.

Costa Rica makes an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, but the country is also a great family destination, with safe and well-organised activities like horse riding in the countryside in addition to the more adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities… while the Pacific beaches offer snorkelling, swimming and – for the more skilled – some great surfing.

There is a new wave of creative modern Costa Rican cuisine developing now, and with plenty of fresh seafood and natural jungle fruits you will not go hungry. And of course, Costa Rican coffee has become world-famous.

The best time of year to visit Costa Rica is the dry season between November and April, although the ‘green season’ offers its own charms.

To discover more about Costa Rica’s great diversity and the broad variety of experiences it offers give us a call or send us a message.

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