Red-eyed frog, Costa Rica

Classic Costa Rica

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

Red-eyed frog, Costa Rica

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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 two-week holiday.

  • ​Walk on hanging bridges in the rainforest
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero
  • Try ziplining, horse riding, boat trips ...
  • Watch monkeys, sloths, birds and, with luck, the resplendent quetzal
  • Relax on the glorious Pacific coast
  • Guided hikes in Arenal and Monteverde

There's something for everyone in this two-week Classic Costa Rica 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. 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 cloud forest 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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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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