If you’re a nature-lover or adventure-seeker, chances are high that you’ll thoroughly enjoy an escorted tour holiday of Costa Rica. In addition to being a land full of unspoiled beaches, lush rainforests, delightful wildlife and active volcanoes, Costa Rica is known for its great food, super-friendly people and an endless array of exciting activities.
Although a relatively small country, Costa Rica seems to have everything, so it’s impossible to do it all in just one trip. That said, you can easily pack a lot into an escorted tour to help make your dream Costa Rica holiday a reality.
The ‘Adventure Capital’ of Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano area which offers so many adrenaline activities, such as rappelling, zip lining, waterfall jumping and white water rafting. It’s also a great place to go if you enjoy bird watching, trekking or hiking. Countless escorted holidays take place here and in the surrounding area, and you can even visit several volcano-heated hot springs to help you unwind after your adventures.
Another unique place to visit during your Costa Rica holiday is Monteverde, a mystical area that’s situated in the mysterious cloud forest. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is covered by a cloud-like mist and is home to hundreds of species of birds and an amazing variety of orchids and flora. On an escorted tour, you’ll be able to admire the orchids, go bird watching and learn about the frog population. Even if you choose a horseback riding tour, you’ll still get to look at the different plants and see Monteverde’s diverse wildlife. If you’re really lucky, you may even spot a puma, ocelot or jaguar. But there’s more. Monteverde also boasts a magical butterfly garden, numerous hiking trails and the Selvatura treetop suspension bridges.
One of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica is Tortuguero National Park, where most tourists head to see nesting sea turtles and all kinds of wildlife, including sloths, monkeys and squirrels. It’s a vast area of creeks, lagoons and canals, so the best way to get around and see the animals is by boat. There are, however, some hiking trails here too.
Despite being the smallest national park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park receives the most visitors each year. There is so much to explore here, from stunning beaches and park trails to jungle life and endangered species. The park wildlife and reptiles include toucans, sloths, racoons, anteaters, iguanas, lizards, rare squirrel monkeys and hundreds of bird species. Dolphins and migrating whales have been spotted offshore from time to time, and crocodiles have shown their faces here as well. It’s not essential to take an escorted tour, but it might be best to hire a guide to help you make the most of your time here.
This trip crosses five Central American countries in just two weeks, taking in rich wildlife, rainforests and volcanoes, as well as sacred Maya sites, revolutionary cities and local indigenous villages.
Costa Rica forests teem with life, from toucans to sloths. With adventure and beautiful beaches to boot, this two-week trip won't disappoint.
Cattle tours and horseback riding is offered at the hotel, as well as botanical and butterfly gardens.
Highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala discovering verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, islands and ruins.
This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
This walking holiday in Central American journeys through the contrasting countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Verdant rainforests give way to ancient volcanoes and glittering beaches on a nine-day Premium journey through Costa Rica
This trip showcases the main highlights of Costa Rica in only nine days including its diverse wildlife, imposing volcanoes and beautiful coastline.
Cycle three Central American countries from Nicaragua to Panama and enjoy in this tour.
Explore White beaches and species diversity you can enjoy in the Manuel Antonio Nationalpark.
Enjoy adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting and surfing, take in the views of Arenal Volcano towering over La Fortuna, chill out by the Pacific Ocean.
Escape to Costa Rica for a tropical adventure, scouting through rainforests and searching for turtles along the coast of this incredible Central American nation.
Experience Costa Rica by visiting three of its hot spots in a kayak. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced paddler.