Costa Rican beach

Classic Costa Rica

Costa Rica's highlights perfectly packaged for you to enjoy on this wonderful journey of discovery

Costa Rican beach

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15 days from £1595pp plus international flights.

A wonderful combination of Costa Rica's wildlife, scenery, adventure and beach all in an unforgettable fortnight

  • ​Walk across hanging bridges in the rainforest
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • Opportunities for ziplining, horse riding and gondola rides
  • Watch monkeys, sloths, birds and, with luck, the resplendent quetzal
  • Relax on the glorious Pacific coast
  • Guided hikes in Arenal and Monteverde national parks

There's something for everyone in this two week holiday: captivating wildlife, photogenic scenery, a wide choice of activities and ample chill time on the coast. This trip appeals to adults and children alike, is perfect for couples and also for groups of friends. In short, it's a true classic!

Costa Rica is famous for its plentiful and varied plant and animal life and is widely regarded as one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet. You get to see why on this holiday. You cruise on the canals and waterways of Tortuguero by the Caribbean coast, home to caiman, otters, crocodiles, turtles, herons and kingfishers, get up close and personal with birds and monkeys in the rainforest from hanging bridges, and explore the misty, other-worldly cloudforest with its orchids, giant ferns, hummingbirds, butterflies and frogs. In each location there's an expert naturalist guide whose knowledge is invaluable in building your understanding and appreciation of all you see.

There is plenty of scope for adventure. Thrill seekers who crave some pulse-racing action such as mountain biking, zip-lining through the forest, abseiling down a waterfall or white water rafting will be in their element. Those who prefer something more sedate can ride a gondola to the top of Arenal and back again, go for nature walks, visit butterfly and hummingbird gardens and explore on horseback. On the coast there's time for swimming, snorkelling, diving and sailing. We've included plenty of free time, too, so if you feel like relaxing by the pool or enjoying a spa treatment, that's perfectly possible, too.

Good quality, rather than luxury, hotels and lodges, and shared transfers make this holiday excellent value for money, and for the beach stay you can choose between Bahia del Sol on Playa Potrero and Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo, both on the north Pacific coast, and Si Como No in Manuel Antonio, to round off this lovely holiday.

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Places we love to stay in Costa Rica

Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Costa Rica, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Costa Rican properties than we show.

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