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Best of Costa Rica Vacation: Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Cloud Forest, and Beaches
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Costa Rica Family Friendly Vacation: Jungle, Wildlife & Beach
7 Day Custom Tour
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.
Secluded Rainforest Costa Rica Adventure
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Costa Rica for Couples: Choose Your Own Adventures
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Handcrafted Costa Rica Tour: Finest Tropical Escape
11 Day Custom Tour
Luxury and sustainability go hand-in-hand during your 11-day Costa Rica tour handmade for 2022. Whether traveling as an adventurous family or looking for a romantic getaway, this sample 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.
Superb Costa Rica Getaway: Tropical Paradise and Wildlife
16 Day Custom Tour
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.
Coffee, Chocolate & Cocktails Tour of Costa Rica
12 Day Custom Tour
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 FURTHERDid 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.
Costa Rica for Seniors: 7-Day Tropical Vacation
7 Day Custom Tour
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.
Costa Rica Gastronomy Tour: Gourmet to Flavorful Surprises
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Perfect 7-Day Costa Rica Vacation
7 Day Custom Tour
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.
Costa Rica Vacation Package: A Tropical Getaway to Quepos & Manuel Antonio
7 Day Custom Tour
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.
Perfect Proposal: The Ultimate Romance in Costa Rica Vacation
10 Day Custom Tour
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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More About Travel to Costa Rica
A destination as iconic as Costa Rica, from its luscious rainforests to aromatic coffee, is best explored when you are prepared with the best information.
Peruse the Costa Rica Travel Guide for everything from top experiences to transportation considerations.
When you are ready to learn more, contact a top travel specialist by submitting a Trip Request who will design an itinerary with you according to your preferences.
The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and May.
Preserved heritage fills museum galleries and spans secluded corners of the country as enticing waves crash against the beaches, vibrant birds perch in the cloud forests, and sloths hide in the dense jungle terrain.
Whether in the heat of the dry season or in cooling rains of the wet season, Costa Rica has a provocative landscape steeped in natural and cultural heritage intertwined with contemporary life for you to explore.
Costa Rica can feel limitless in its promise of adventure and charm. Whether looking for wildlife excursions in the jungle or surfing expeditions in the Pacific, ziplining over the forest canopy to lounging on pristine beaches, Costa Rica offers a peaceful collaboration between culture and nature.
The following information can help guide you in choosing the right trip for you, while offering insight into the most frequently asked questions about a vacation in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica's natural beauty influences the endless possibilities of things to do across the country.
Whether walking on a trail, visiting a classic museum, or kayaking on the open Pacific, every activity in Costa Rica feels like a grand adventure enhanced by the seductive and surprising untamed nature that surrounds you.
You can use the following guide to learn more about Costa Rica’s essential things to do.
Costa Rica’s name, “Rich Coast,” quickly becomes obvious in its gorgeous Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, as well as the enchanting landscapes that make up the must-see places for your trip.
Life is quickly summed up in the motto of Pura Vida, meaning “Pure Life,” with stunning microclimates endlessly absorbing you into the likes of wilderness trails and lively animal life, coffee plantations, and chocolate tastings.
From the enormous emerald rainforests of Arenal teeming with colorful wildlife to the butterfly gardens and sweeping biological parks of Monteverde, uncover the beauty of Costa Rica’s best destinations.
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