Male Resplendent Quetzal in Flight spotted in Costa Rica.
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<p>From luscious rainforests and towering volcanoes to captivating wildlife and exhilarating adventure, Costa Rica offers a perfect getaway. From the Pacific to the Caribbean, lounge on pristine beaches, zipline through cloud forests, and enjoy <em>La Pura Vida</em> as a personalized Zicasso itinerary to Costa Rica opens a world of discovery and relaxation. Design yours today.</p>

From luscious rainforests and towering volcanoes to captivating wildlife and exhilarating...

From luscious rainforests and towering volcanoes to captivating wildlife and exhilarating adventure, Costa Rica offers a perfect getaway. From the Pacific to the Caribbean, lounge on pristine beaches, zipline through cloud forests, and enjoy La Pura Vida as a personalized Zicasso itinerary to Costa Rica opens a world of discovery and relaxation. Design yours today.

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Arenal volcano in central Costa Rica at sunrise

Discover the reasons why vacationing in Costa Rica is so popular on this customizable experience spent exploring the unforgettable scenery. Scour the trees for toucans and scarlet macaws perching in the canopy, and walk with the rare Blue Morpho in a garden dedicated to the preservation of the Costa Rica’s vibrant butterflies. Wander through lava fields and soothe your body in relaxing hot springs, embrace the excitement of finding waterfalls, and find the thrill of flying on a zip line. From organic farms to private reserves, national parks to volcanic peaks, your time spent in Costa Rica will leave you relaxed after your amazing adventures. For further inspiration, consider browsing our other Costa Rica vacations to create your perfect trip itinerary.

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Beach sunset at Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, Costa Rica
Handcrafted Costa Rica Tour: Finest Tropical Escape

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,998

Luxury and sustainability go hand-in-hand during your handpicked 11-day Costa Rica tour. Whether traveling as an adventurous family or looking for a romantic getaway, this featured tour offers endless options perfect for your needs, goals, and preferences. From sailing through the sky on a zipline or searching for elusive sloths, lounging on pristine beaches or relaxing in thermal springs, you will have the ultimate tour tailored to you.

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Family of capuchin monkeys in a tree
Costa Rica Family Friendly Vacation: Jungle, Wildlife & Beach

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Costa Rica is a paradise in every way, known for its tropical weather and lush rainforests, charming people and captivating wildlife. On this 7-day family vacation, you will find something to please everyone. Zip line through the trees to please your adventurous son or horseback ride on the beach to appease your children’s storybook dreams. Trek through monkey-ridden jungles and dive into a coral decorated seafloor. From whale watching to bird watching you will find the blissful pleasure of a happy family on this seamlessly immersive paradise.

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Caño Island, Costa Rica
Secluded Rainforest Costa Rica Adventure

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,218

With seclusion comes adventure during your exciting 9-day Costa Rica off the beaten path tour. Embrace the majesty of the soaring mountains and the exciting intensity of the jungle terrain. Revel in the sunset over the Pacific, listen to the chattering birdlife or wander the forest. Whether searching for exuberant sea life or exciting wildlife hidden in the canopy, you can embrace the variety and adventure of Costa Rica.

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Couple on a suspension bridge among the tropical splendor of Costa Rica
Costa Rica for Couples: Choose Your Own Adventures

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,209

With romantic seclusion and tropical grandeur, you can embrace the treasures of adventure and passion during your 9-day Costa Rica tour for couples and adventure. Enjoy exceptional panoramas, wander through blossoming gardens, or indulge in the seductive quiet of a couple’s massage. From river rafting to birdwatching, powdery white sand to sloths, you can capture the romance of Pura Vida as you explore Costa Rica as a couple.

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Superb Costa Rica Getaway: Tropical Paradise and Wildlife

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,947

Nestled between Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica presents visitors with an abundance of adventure as well as modern comforts, and this 16-day tour has been handcrafted to deliver plenty of both. Throughout this trip, you will enjoy the charms of this unique corner of Central America. From the heights of Mt. Arenal to the shores of Tortuguero National Park, active explorations will ensure that you see and experience everything you desire.

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Coffee, Chocolate & Cocktails Tour of Costa Rica

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,395

The world’s most coveted coffees, chocolates, and cocktails blend seamlessly on this 12-day journey through Costa Rica, immersing you in the origins of some of the most prized coffee and cocoa beans. Enjoy a cup of fresh drip brewed in the micro-mills where coffee beans are grown for world champion baristas and coffee cuppers (the sommeliers of the coffee world). Indulge in decadent organic dark chocolate and sip on rum harvested from locally sourced sugar canes. This tour also visits an organic farm where natural ingredients that accentuate the flavors of coffee are meticulously matured, such as vanilla, cinnamon, and black pepper. Embark on a unique adventure through Costa Rica's cloud forests, volcanoes and pristine nature that stimulates all of the senses, while simultaneously indulging in the famous laid-back lifestyle of La Pura Vida. EXPLORING FURTHER Did you know that Costa Rica contains an exceptional wealth of wildlife relative to its size? More than 5% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Costa Rica, even though its landmass is a mere 0.03% of the planet. With over 100 protected areas, 801 miles of coastline, and 121 volcanic formations, the country contains 10% of the world’s butterflies, 750,000 species of insects, and 52 species of hummingbirds. To explore Costa Rica’s wildlife up close, consider browsing our Costa Rica vacations to include a face-to-face experience with a smiling sloth.

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Solo hiker at Alajuela waterfall in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Adventure Tour for Solo Travelers

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

The adventurous spirit waits for no one. On this customizable Costa Rica vacation you will find yourself exploring the far reaches of the countryside, from its shoreline edges to its towering mountaintops. Listen to the birds call out in the morning light and power down rapids as the water thunders around you. Meet like-minded people, filled with vitality and curiosity, engaging the world, one adventure at a time. Your desire to explore propels you forward leaving no reason to wait to visit Costa Rica.

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Fisherman silhouetted against the setting sun on Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica
Costa Rica for Seniors: 7-Day Tropical Vacation

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,710

Discover the fascinating biodiversity, welcoming culture, and breathtaking natural beauty of Costa Rica during your custom-tailored tour for seniors. Whether traveling in a group, as a family, or as a couple, Costa Rica will inspire you with sensational wildlife alongside panoramas of active volcanic summits. Visit a traditional indigenous village for insight into traditional cuisine and crafts and then discover the tremendous vibrancy of the rainforest canopy on hanging bridges with piercing views into the treetops. The plumage of birds shines as radiant as the crystal-clear Pacific, and emerald forests hide the sleeping sloths, such is the charm of Costa Rica during your immersive exploration.

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Costa Rica Gastronomy Tour: Gourmet to Flavorful Surprises
Costa Rica Gastronomy Tour: Gourmet to Flavorful Surprises

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,200

Costa Rica brings an unforgettable gourmet experience to the table with a collection of tasty dishes and mouthwatering flavors alongside a colorful cultural heritage.  Take in your luxurious culinary discovery tour in featured Zicasso hotels as your personalized Costa Rica vacation will highlight the comforting tastes of authentic mountain retreats and coastal getaways. Vibrant markets overflow with historical personality, and the coffee culture is committed to showcasing the distinctive properties of the country’s favored regions. From chocolate to scarlet macaws, tropical produce to resplendent quetzals, celebrate La Pura Vida with an extravagance of Costa Rica’s wildlife and cuisine.

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Tourist hiking across hanging bridge in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Perfect 7-Day Costa Rica Vacation

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,675

This week-long Costa Rica vacation exudes luxury and excitement, exploration and excellence, and is custom-tailored to your preferred experiences. Enjoy a carefree existence in thermal springs heated by the volcanic activity of Arenal. Listen to the waves lap against the Pacific coastline and watch the clouds fade over the highland rainforest in Monteverde. Scour the treetops on hanging bridges and zip lines to find the active lifestyles of howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, and iguanas. A perfect Costa Rica vacation becomes a perfect week and will be accentuated by the bountiful splendors of luxury resorts, landscapes, and wildlife.

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Couple sitting on the beach watching the sunset in Manuel Antonio National Park

Costa Rica surpasses the paradisiacal and borders dreamlike. On this 7-day tour you will experience the true splendor of the country, finding both luxury and adventure in the rolling hills and glowing beaches. Whether you have wandered through the lush rainforests before, or you wish to discover the magnificent charm of the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio for the first time, this vacation will take you beyond the possible and into the desirable. Discover what it feels like when tropical dreams come true.

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Perfect Proposal: The Ultimate Romance in Costa Rica Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Prepare for the perfect proposal on a handcrafted Costa Rica vacation that offers a selection of pristine destinations at which to ask for your loved one’s hand in marriage. Blend comfort and exploration, romance and relaxation to create cherished memories emphasizing your affection. Gaze at waterfalls that perform stunning displays of power and passion. Take a horseback ride on a Pacific beach and bask in the colors of the sunset. Indulge in the rushing waters of thermal springs and then relax with citrus aromas during a coveted couple’s massage. As you make your plans for this life-changing time together, browse all of our Costa Rica vacations for inspiration to build an itinerary that will celebrate your time together with extraordinary luxury in gorgeous natural surroundings.

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Discovering La Pura Vida in Costa Rica

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Discover boutique luxury away from the well-trodden trails and the crowded resorts during your Costa Rica tour that will celebrate the splendors found far from the familiar paths. Your customizable Costa Rica vacation will introduce you to the divine landscape of cloud, rain, and lowland forests while staying at remarkable Zicasso featured hotels nestled into the abounding natural beauty. Whether you are interested in adventurous rafting excursions or are eager to perfect your lotus pose near twittering birds, or simply happy to lounge on a remote beach, you will find the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration in Costa Rica.

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Off The Beaten Track Vacation in Costa Rica

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

The world looks different from off the beaten path, revealing true beauty and charm during your customizable Costa Rica vacation. The mist of the cloud forest burns away illuminating the iridescent plumage of the rare resplendent quetzal. Hidden trails ascend the Pacific Coastal range where twin waterfalls fall over open caves. Whales and sea turtles swim off the pristine white sand beaches, and isolated islands give way to vibrant coral reefs. Spectacular exploration brings you adventure, excitement, and authenticity away from the worn trails on this unforgettable itinerary.  Consider browsing our other tours for inspiration as you plan a Costa Rica vacation package that will be handcrafted just for you.

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Costa Rica for Second Timers

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

Those who have experienced the grace of Costa Rica understand the need to return, forever enthralled with the pace of life, lush scenery, and active wildlife. Search for toucanets and spoonbills with an experienced birder and learn to surf the rolling waves of the Pacific. Relish in the gorgeous setting and vibrant luxury of a premier eco-lodge and traverse a trail connecting hummingbird gardens with captivating waterfalls. Experience the brilliance of the rainforest, cloud forest, and Pacific Coast on a personalized expedition meant to revitalize your connection to flora and fauna and to introduce you to previously unexplored locations on your Costa Rica vacation. Your itinerary is entirely yours to handcraft, so consider browsing our other Costa Rica tours as you bring your return trip to perfection.

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Costa Rica for Families Vacation

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

Discover wildlife, bask in the coastal sunshine, and wander through a mixture of cloud and rainforest during your nine-day Costa Rica family vacation that is custom-tailored to how you want to experience your trip. Soar through the sky on a thrilling zip line excursion and indulge in relaxing hot springs. Venture onto the trails at night to find boa constrictors or enjoy celebrated beaches to appreciate Costa Rica together.

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Costa Rica Highlights Tour with Teenagers

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

Tear the kids away from the television and take them out of the worlds provided by their videogames for an 8-day immersive Costa Rica vacation. Instead of posting selfies from the mall they can photograph selfies with white-headed capuchin monkeys. Forget about Instagramming their dinner and instead Snapchat photos gliding upside down on a zip line over the rainforest canopy. Trade in the Tumblr for a travel journal and Facebook with the wildlife on a Costa Rica Highlights vacation connecting teenagers and families to the wonders of eco-friendly adventures.

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Amazing Costa Rica 8-Day Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

The vibrant feathers of scarlet macaws, the rumbling whitewater of enchanting cascades, the tranquil seclusion of a luxury hotel on the Pacific coast, your Costa Rica vacation embodies nature’s splendor and thrilling excursions personalized to your day-to-day desires. Search for dolphins, whales, sloths, and howler monkeys, dig your toes into the soft sand, and bask in pools heated by geothermal activity. On your Costa Rica tour, you will relish the intricacies of guided explorations in a carefree environment while experiencing the captivating culture of Pura Vida!    

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Adventurous 10-Day Costa Rican Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or a family that is thirsty for a new adventure, your customizable, best of Costa Rica tour celebrates the diversity of the landscape and the mysteries of the wildlife. Soar above the wilderness on a zipline and discover the sounds of the jungle in the early morning. Traverse the cloud forest canopy on hanging bridges and glide across rivers where you can find caiman and roseate spoonbills. Adventurous trails lead to spectacular, volcanic panoramas and tranquil, crystal-clear water that will provide views to passing whitetip reef sharks that will capture the essence of Costa Rica and the splendor of your luxurious experience.

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Costa Rica’s Road Less Traveled: Touring the Pacific Coast Route

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,867

An unusual path offers variety and uniqueness during your Costa Rica vacation, allowing you a personalized experience away from the familiarity of the beaten path. Follow the coastal road less traveled along the Pacific and see the splendors of the secluded and hidden beaches, national parks, and volcanic landscapes often overlooked by travelers. Lounge in natural thermal springs hidden under the jungle canopy and search for migrating whales and passing dolphins on a catamaran cruise. Find active wildlife abounding as you journey in eco-friendly luxury on a Costa Rica vacation perfect for those wishing to blend exploration, relaxation, adventure, and discovery. As you dream of your perfect time spent vacationing in Costa Rica, consider browsing some of our other itineraries as you refine your trip.

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Action and Adventures in Costa Rica Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Savor Pura Vida, the Pure Life, with an adventurous Costa Rica vacation tailored to your preferred taste for excitement. Listen to the low, intense wails of howler monkeys, paddle the whitewater along class IV rapids, traipse the forest trails on horseback, and soar through the sky on a scenic zip line. The blend of authentic beauty and captivating exploration creates timeless vacations captured in the waterfalls, volcanic peaks, singing birds, and restless monkeys. Whether a first-time visitor or returning vacationer, you can soak in hot springs, kayak through mangrove forests, and relish the action of Costa Rica.

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The Romance of Costa Rica for Couples Itinerary

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

Wildly remote, endlessly intimate, and utterly romantic will best describe your Costa Rica vacation together. Whether in the mood for a cherished getaway or planning the idyllic honeymoon, you can blend luxury and captivating wildlife, adventure and comfort stretching from the Central Valley, overtaking the highlands, and lounging on the gorgeous Pacific. Indulge in the seductive scenery, bask in the rejuvenating thermal springs and paddle through exhilarating whitewater rapids. Your personalised itinerary puts you in the mood for love, romance, and limitless exotic landscapes.  As the two of you create your perfect getaway, consider browsing some of our other Costa Rica vacations for further inspiration.

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One-Week Luxury Costa Rica Vacation for Seniors

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

This custom-tailored vacation for seniors will take you on a journey from the coast to the rainforest to experience many of Costa Rica’s most breathtaking destinations. You will indulge in decadent dining experiences, explore by way of private guides, and culminate each day by unwinding at five-star hotel accommodations. You will bask in Arenal’s mineral-rich, bubbling hot springs, decompressing as you breathe in the cool, jungle air. You will also encounter two-toed sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, exotic plant species, and much more during your exclusive tours of the misty rainforest. While lounging on Tamarindo’s pristine, white-sand beaches, you will listen to the relaxing sounds of the ocean as it crashes onto the shore. Whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or with a group, this immersive vacation is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation that you will not soon forget.

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Travel Tips for Your Costa Rica Trip
When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

The best months to visit Costa Rica are between January and May.

The country has two distinct seasons, the dry season of December to May and the rainy season between June and November.  The dry season is the most popular with travelers for its warm weather, but the rainy season has much to offer with clear mornings and afternoon showers with pleasantly cool weather.

Costa Rica’s regions offer incredible diversity, so no matter the time of year you would like to travel, you can enjoy every day of your trip.

Where should I visit in Costa Rica?

From beaches to rainforests, waterways to cloud forests, here are some of the best places to visit in Costa Rica:

  • Arenal: As one of the premier locations in Costa Rica, Arenal offers adventure and scenic wonders. From ziplining to the volcano’s conical peak, whitewater rafting to waterfall hikes, you can enjoy the thrills and natural beauty.
  • Manuel Antonio: The picture-perfect combination of rainforest and white-sand beach, Manuel Antonio is often the highlight of a trip. Scuba dive, kayak, search for tree frogs, or lounge on luxurious coastline as you plan your unforgettable time in the national park.
  • Monteverde: The mountainous terrain in the Central Highlands is a welcome escape from the tropical heat. Find an introduction to the cloud forest canopy with horseback riding, butterfly farms, and some of the most impressive birdlife to see in Central America.
  • Tortuguero: Majestic and surprising, Tortuguero in the northeast corner of Costa Rica can feel exotic with its canals and the highest sea turtle population in Latin America.
What should I do in Costa Rica?

Whether eager to lounge on some of the best beaches in the South America or witness the breathtaking biodiversity, sail through the trees or snorkel colorful reefs, here are some of our top things to do in Costa Rica:

  • Relax on quiet beaches in view of the crystal-clear Pacific or Atlantic oceans
  • Taste the delicious local cuisine with a private cooking class
  • Enjoy a ziplining excursion and fly through the forest canopy
  • Take to the whitewater on a thrilling rafting adventure
  • Sample the incredible flavors of Costa Rican chocolate at a cocoa farm
  • Follow the jungle trails in search of fantastic waterfalls
  • Learn to surf at your pace
What is Costa Rica known for?

Costa Rica is known for its rich biodiversity, aromatic coffee, and great beaches. Home to some of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the combination of adventure excursions and relaxing beach vacations is a big draw for many travelers. Among the many things Costa Rica is known for are volcanoes and fascinating wildlife and marine life. View active lava flows, find wild toucans, or discover a new surf spot when enjoying tours of Costa Rica.

What are the best beaches in Costa Rica?

From a secluded shoreline bordered by dense rainforest to a panoramic coast with powdery white sands, there are plenty of incredible beaches in Costa Rica.Here are some of our favorites you can visit on Costa Rica tour packages:

  • Manuel Antonio Beach
  • Playa Conchal
  • Dominical Beach
  • Tamarindo Beach
  • Playa Hermosa
What animals can I see in Costa Rica?

The biodiversity in Costa Rica supports the incredible wildlife with fantastic animal populations ranging from high in the mountains to deep in the oceans.

Whether interested in birds or monkeys, exotic fish or big cats, here’s our list of the top animals to see on Costa Rica tours:

  • Scarlet macaws
  • Hummingbirds
  • Toucans
  • Resplendent quetzals
  • Red-eyed tree frogs
  • Bair’d tapir
  • Jaguars
  • Margays
  • Squirrel monkeys
  • Sea turtles
What are your most popular Costa Rica itineraries?

Whether on an adventure tour through the Central Valley or looking for the best beaches, our Costa Rica itineraries can uncover the best of the country for you. Here are three of our most popular trips you can personalize with a travel expert:

Costa Rica Family Friendly Vacation: Jungle, Wildlife & Beach is a remarkable journey for kids of all ages as you experience rafting and ziplining, relaxing beaches and spotting

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Costa Rica?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Costa Rica and find inspiration in our Costa Rica travel guide.

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