Costa Rica is one of our and your favourite destinations.

It is a country that we have been travelling to for over twenty years and no less than a third of our team have travelled throughout the country, but perhaps none – if any in the travel industry – know it as well as John.

Historically for you, our clients, it has always been a preferred country. It has always been in the top ten most visited countries by you and this year it is in the top five.

All of the above is with good reason. Home to cloud forests, tropical dry forests, rainforests, highlands, wetlands, plains and two coastlines, it is no wonder that Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The quality of lodges and guiding is arguably the best in Central America. But above all, we are able to take you off the beaten track and show you less obvious experiences that will make your travels.

Journey through Costa Rica

Our classic journey through Costa Rica guides you through the highlights of this extraordinary destination. No matter your age or ability, whether you are a solo traveller, couple or family, we can tailor your adventure so that you experience the best of the natural world. Suited to thrill seekers, nature lovers and those with a curiosity to learn about conservation, dip a toe in both the Caribbean and the Pacific, visiting all the best bits in between.

For untapped wildlife experiences, wild and remote coastlines and far fewer people, head south taking in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota and the incredible wildlife of the Osa Peninsula.

Caribbean Coast

Basilisk Lizard, Cahuita National park, Costa Rica

Home to over half of the bird life and reptile species found in Costa Rica, the wetlands of Tortuguero are also one of the world’s major nesting sites for Atlantic green turtles. With vibrant and charming towns, the Caribbean Coast is a unique blend of Bribri, Latino and Afro-Caribbean cultures.

Volcanoes & Adventure

Two Toed Sloth and Baby, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Arenal is a hotspot for adventure. Start with a zipline canopy tour, continue into the jungle in search of sloths and finish with a night time rainforest walk. Hike Mount Arenal for incredible views.

Jungles & Cloud Forests

Resplendent Quetzal in flight

From rafting along the Rio Pacuare into your jungle lodge to exploring the cloud forests of Monteverde or San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica has an abundance of complex ecosystems, all teeming with wildlife.

Pacific Coast

Humpback Whale, Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

Stay on the Nicoya Peninsula – lay back and relax, swimming and snorkelling at your leisure. Or, journey south to the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The varied landscapes of coastline, mangroves and rainforest are home to incredible wildlife, from migrating whales to pumas and giant anteaters.


Central American multi-country itinerary

Combine Costa Rica with Nicaragua to discover incredible volcanic landscapes, impressive colonial architecture, rich plant and wildlife and spectacular coastlines. In contrast to Costa Rica, Nicaragua’s infrastructure has not really gathered pace yet and the Central American somewhat delayed response time means that things happen with time. If you can accept that way of travelling, you will find an enchanting country which beautifully complements Costa Rica for a fabulous multi-country itinerary.


Our property picks

Jump into a raft and traverse white water to Pacuare Lodge, a stunning jungle hideaway that combines exquisite luxury with thrilling adventure in the most discreet way.

Pacuare Lodge, Canopy Suite, Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge, Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica

Set in a 1,000 acre private reserve of tropic lowland primary rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge offers an immersive jungle experience on the shores of the wild Osa Peninsula.

Premier villa deck, Lapa Rios, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Our Costa Rica experts

Monkey, Costa Rica

John Faithfull – “A client recently said that visiting Costa Rica was like being in the movie Avatar – an immersion in nature that overloads the senses. With a little extra effort and expense, you can visit some remote corners where there are more wild creatures watching you, rather than the other way round.”

Clare Higginson – “Setting early alarms is always rewarding, but none more so than in the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota. The nesting quetzal birds gave me a close up display of stunning colours, definitely a highlight of my trip.”

Rachael Tallents – “I love Tortuguero National Park. Peacefully meandering the waterways of Tortuguero National Park by canoe, getting up close and personal with the vibrant birdlife, colourful frogs and lizards, playful monkeys and sloths is like nothing else.”

Best time to visit Costa Rica

Violaceous Trogon in Costa Rica

The best time to visit Costa Rica is from December to mid-April. This is the driest part of the year with temperatures hovering around 28 degrees and up to 12 hours of sunshine each day. The wildlife in Costa Rica is hard to rival and is a key attraction for the majority of travellers; forests are lush as the country emerges from the wet season. You can expect to see monkeys, sloths, migrant birds from the north, humpback whales (giving birth in the warm waters) and nesting sea turtles.

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Author: Anna Souroullas