Costa Rica

Birds, Beaches and bridges on a Cost Rica holiday

To find the best Costa Rica has to offer, all you have to do is look up. There is a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife. Toucans mix in the trees of Cahuita National Park, mischievous howler monkeys frolic in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and suspension bridges dangle in Arenal Volcano National Park.

This peaceful country remains centre stage, the star of Central America. It has no army and it enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Anyone who loves the outdoors will savour Costa Rica’s wealth of national parks and wildlife reserves. Visitors can be as active as they choose… mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, world-class sports fishing, zip lining (canopy tours), and waterfall rappelling.

Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean where you will see green sea turtles at Tortuguero National Park, then lie back at one of the country’s famous surf breaks and discover the meaning of “pura vida”.

Choose to stay on the Caribbean coastline or take a tour, you can also do a multi-centre holiday.

Travel Info

WHEN TO GO: There are many different climate patterns around the country. The dry season is from December to April on the Pacific Coast and wet from May to November. The heaviest rainfall is September to November. On the Caribbean coast, it is drier between March and September. The best months are between December and April.  Please bear in mind, it can rain anytime of year!

WHO FOR: A tropical paradise, pristine national parks are ideal for the nature and wildlife enthusiast. Also an excellent destination for families thanks to the mass of activities on offer and excellent choice of accommodation.

TYPE OF HOLIDAY: Honeymoon, Family Adventure, Nature and Wildlife.

Need to Know

ico-flight  CURRENCY: Colon

ico-language  LANGUAGE: Spanish

ico-map  CAPITAL: San Jose

ico-flight  FLIGHT TIME: 13.35 hrs (in-direct from the UK)

ico-visa   VISA: not needed for UK passport holders

ico-time  TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT – 7 hours

ico-globe  COMBINES WELL WITH: Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala

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