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Christopher Columbus was the first European to set eyes on the densely forested coastline of a land he was later to name Costa Rica, or Rich Coast. Although resulting from the mistaken belief that there was abundant gold to be found, the name could equally have applied to the fabulous wealth of Costa Rica’s natural history.

Costa RicaWith the highest biodiversity of any nation its size, this small section of the Central American isthmus boasts two dramatic coasts, Pacific and Caribbean, between which a volcanic mountain chain runs the length of the country.

The variety of habitats is astonishing, ranging from alpine vegetation to cloud forest, montane, pre-montane and lowland rainforest, and dry tropical deciduous forest.

The many various habitats contain a vast, fantastical array of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and invertebrate species, and the two coasts boast beautiful beaches, huge mangroves and extensive offshore waters teeming with marine life.

Coupled with a wide range of good accommodation, excellent service and sound infrastructure, Costa Rica meets the highest of natural history expectations.

 

 

TAILOR-MADE COSTA RICA TOUR ITINERARIES:

Costa Rica The Remarkable Diversity of Costa Rica
This tour aims to show some of the many facets which conspire to make Costa Rica so fascinating: volcanoes, wetlands, forests, thermal mud pools, canopy adventures, Pacific beaches and plenty of birds and other wildlife combine to create a natural history holiday to cherish and remember for all time.
   
Costa Rica Tours A Real Costa Rican Wildlife Adventure
For the more adventurous among us, this tour will be a delectable delight. Presenting the opportunity for a variety of thrilling activities as well as cultural and wildlife encounters within a wide range of natural habitats, this Costa Rica adventure tour showcases much of the best that this wonderful destination can offer.
   
Costa Rica Tours Classic Costa Rica in Considerable Comfort
For those for whom comfort and an unhurried pace are key considerations but not at the expense of a stimulating experience, this tour will suit very well indeed. Practically all the provide a high standard of accommodation and service while you enjoy the classic locations of Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Carara, Arenal and the sunny Pacific coast of Nicoya.
   
Costa Rica Tours Costa Rica Nature De Luxe
Perfect for luxury lovers who nevertheless need access to prime natural history locations, this Costa Rica luxury tour takes in rainforests, rivers and coast, staying all the while in charming boutique hotels and lodges.
   
Costa Rica Tours The Truly Romantic Style of Costa Rica
We have designed and facilitated hundreds of successful honeymoons to Costa Rica. You don’t have to be newlyweds to enjoy the intimate ambience of the excellent hotels and lodges, and the fantastic beach and rainforest locations, each chosen for its particular charm and romantic qualities.
   
Costa Rica Totally Tropical Costa Rica - On a Budget
This is a special “green season” wildlife tour, exploring the locations best visited during the months of May to November. Offering excellent value, it focuses on the Arenal and Turrialba volcanoes and the Caribbean side of the country with its lush coastal and interior rainforests, sandy surfing beaches and languid, Creole character.
   
Costa Rica Tours Costa Rica Bare Necessities - by Self Drive 4x4
With the freedom of self drive and some great accommodation all booked for you in advance, this tour is perfect for the those who want to venture off the beaten track and encounter some of the best wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. All for a remarkably low price.

 

Best time to visit Costa Rica:

The conventional time to visit Costa Rica is between November and April, the “summer” months when the weather is usually drier. However, the “winter” months (April to August) can be equally attractive since, although there may be a higher incidence of rain, the forests are more lush, wildlife can be more active and visible and turtles visit the Caribbean coast. Costa Rica can be thought of as a year-round destination, although it is best to avoid September and October – the hurricane season.


Costa Rica Reading Suggestions:

In association with nhbs Environment Bookstore


Field Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
Nature of the Rainforest: Costa Rica and Beyond Travellers' Wildlife Guides: Costa Rica


 

This tour aims to show some of the many facets which conspire to make Costa Rica so fascinating: volcanoes, wetlands, forests, thermal mud pools, canopy adventures, Pacific beaches and plenty of birds and other wildlife combine to create a natural history holiday to cherish and remember for all time.  Find out more...

For the more adventurous among us, this tour will be a delectable delight. Presenting the opportunity for a variety of thrilling activities as well as cultural and wildlife encounters within a wide range of natural habitats, this Costa Rica adventure tour showcases much of the best that this wonderful destination can offer.  Find out more...

For those for whom comfort and an unhurried pace are key considerations but not at the expense of a stimulating experience, this tour will suit very well indeed. Practically all the provide a high standard of accommodation and service while you enjoy the classic locations of Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Carara, Arenal and the sunny Pacific coast of Nicoya.  Find out more...

Perfect for luxury lovers who nevertheless need access to prime natural history locations, this Costa Rica luxury tour takes in rainforests, rivers and coast, staying all the while in charming boutique hotels and lodges.  Find out more...

We have designed and facilitated hundreds of successful honeymoons to Costa Rica. You don’t have to be newlyweds to enjoy the intimate ambience of the excellent hotels and lodges, and the fantastic beach and rainforest locations, each chosen for its particular charm and romantic qualities. Find out more...

This is a special “green season” wildlife tour, exploring the locations best visited during the months of May to November. Offering excellent value, it focuses on the Arenal and Turrialba volcanoes and the Caribbean side of the country with its lush coastal and interior rainforests, sandy surfing beaches and languid, Creole character.  Find out more...

With the freedom of self drive and some great accommodation all booked for you in advance, this tour is perfect for the those who want to venture off the beaten track and encounter some of the best wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. All for a remarkably low price. Find out more...