Costa Rica Holidays & Hotels

Costa Rican Holidays can include golden sandy beaches, smouldering tropical forests, towering fiery volcanoes and an astonishing biodiversity. We love Costa Rica for the diversity of habitats, the variety of very high quality hotels and the local relaxed and calm vibe of this small and beautiful Central American country. 

For first hand and expert deas for your Costa Rica tour you have found the right people. We unashamedly in love with Costa Rica and designing bespoke package tours to a country we know exceptionally well is the next best thing to actually being on holiday in Costa Rica.

Map of Costa Rica

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When to go to Costa Rica

Costa Rica's driest season runs from December to April, and this is also the best time to visit. The ‘green season’, aka the wet and muddy season, runs from April to November, but this is still a good time to visit as the rivers are full, the forests are lush and if you don’t mind wearing a poncho for the odd afternoon you will love it - another huge pull is that from July onwards turtles lay their eggs on Costa Rican beaches. Depending on where you are going, Costa Rica is generally an all year round destination and great in both rainy and dry seasons for different types of Costa Rican experiences

What are the highlights of a Costa Rica holiday?

Perfect for families, honeymooners or adventure seekers - there is something for everyone in this colourful and exotic country. Hotel standards are very wide ranging which means your Costa Rican adventure can be tailored to suit your preferences and budget.
•  The volcanic region of Arenal is a a fantastic example of how diverse this country is and how it caters for tourists. A Costa Rica holiday for families should always include a stay in Arenal. You can zip wire through the canopy, raft down rivers, relax in thermal hot springs and trek around volcanoes, and much more. 
•  The Osa Peninsula where you will find the Corcovado National Park which is home to 150 butterfly species, 500 bird species, 124 kinds of mammal, 5,000 plants and all within a 164 square mile radius. For nature lovers, this is heaven. There are some beautiful lodges that overlook the Ocean and forest canopy making it an ideal romantic hideaway for honeymooners wanting to be enthralled by the nature of this superb country.
•  Nicoya Peninsula. Costa Ricas cool coastal region is a chilled great ending to your Costa Rica vacation. Relax and enjoy the beautiful golden sands at one of the fantastic hotels.We can talk you through the huge variety of beach hotels and lodges.
•  Tortuguero National Park is a divere wildlife experience that caters well for tourists. You arrive by small plane or by boat to remote lodges and you spend the day exploring the flooded waterways. If you time your Costa Rica tour to coinside with August-September season then you may be fortunate to see leather back turtles laying their eggs on the beaches at nights.
•  Monteverde. The cloudforest of Monteverde is surrounded by protected National parks that people trave far and wide too. A large appeal of the area is for birders looking to spot the majestic bird, the resplendent Quetzal.

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Some of our favourite places

Some of our favourite hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Itinerary Ideas

Which are the best hotels in Costa Rica?

For such a small country, Costa Rica has a huge variety of hotels that cater for all tastes and budgets. You can get clean, comfortable lodges in remote locations where the rooms are very much there just for a place to rest your head after a days exploration. Aninga Lodge and Spa is a good example of a lodge that is all about location. If you want to be in and amongst the hustle and bustle of all the activities then the multi award winning Nayara is an ideal family hotel that is extremely comfortable. If peace, serenity and super high quality lodges are what you seek then look no further than Pacuare for a remote wildlife experience, Lapa Rios for a luxury eco lodge in one of the most biodiverse national parks in the world to the boutique luxury beach retreat of Flor Blanca. Get in touch for a friendly chat about the accommodation that we know you will love.

Take a look at our example itineraries

All of our trips are 100% designed by one of our experts that knows the country first hand. For a idea of what a Costa Rica Vacation could look like then have a look at past itineraries that we have designed for our loyal clients.

How much does a bespoke Costa Rica Tour cost?

Great question. A 12 day trip to Costa Rica would cost from $3,200/£2,370 per person.

Our Tourist Guide to Costa Rica

We have written a short tourist guide to Costa Rica which you can download here.  Obviously nothing beats a good conversation on the phone but this is a good place to start planning your Costa Rica holiday

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