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Costa Rica Holidays: Our travel guide, tips & inspiration

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the splendid landscapes of Costa Rica, advantageously nestled in the heart of Central America. Immerse yourself in the irresistible charm of this tropical paradise, where the mesmerizing allure of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean converge in harmony. Dive into a realm where sustainability intertwines with adventure, unveiling protected areas that harbour an astonishing 6% of the world's biodiversity. From adrenaline-pumping rainforest expeditions to tranquil beachfront retreats, each moment spent in Costa Rica promises an unparalleled fusion of thrills and revitalization. Let us guide you through the intricate details of planning your ultimate getaway to this eco-conscious oasis, ensuring a seamless and sensational journey every step of the way. Unveil the wonders of Costa Rica and elevate your travel escapades to extraordinary heights, where every experience leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

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Weather Wisdom: Choosing the Best Time to Explore Costa Rica

Costa Rica's climate unfolds in two distinct seasons: the dry season and the wet season. From December to April, the dry season reigns, marked by soaring temperatures often surpassing 35 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the wet season spans from April to November, distinguished by heavy afternoon rains. However, it's essential to recognize that Costa Rica's tropical climate undergoes regional variations. Hence, the dry and wet seasons exhibit nuances across three distinct zones: the Caribbean coast, the Central Valley, and the Pacific coast. These regions maintain consistent characteristics throughout the year, offering valuable insights for travellers seeking to navigate Costa Rica's diverse climate with precision and foresight. 

  • Experience Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast: wet year-round, stable temperatures around 30°C. Short dry season, yet consistent weather for tropical adventures.
  • The Pacific coast of Costa Rica boasts a remarkable dry season with sparse rainfall, akin to its Caribbean counterpart but shorter. Temperatures range from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, offering ideal conditions for coastal exploration and relaxation.

  • In Costa Rica's valley and its capital, San José, temperatures remain consistently cooler year-round, averaging around 20 degrees Celsius.

The climate in Costa Rica remains pleasantly moderate throughout the year, offering a consistent backdrop for memorable holidays. With relatively stable weather patterns in each region, vacation planning becomes notably straightforward. Notably, the dry season, spanning from December to April, emerges as the preferred time for travellers, marking the peak tourist season. To secure your ideal accommodations during this high-demand period, it's advisable to book well in advance.


What are the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica?

Now that you've pinpointed the ideal coast for your Costa Rican adventure, you're likely curious about the stunning beaches awaiting your discovery.




Explore our curated selection of Costa Rica's most exquisite beaches, where every shoreline promises a unique adventure:

  • Manuel Antonio Beach: Nestled along the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio Beach is a beloved destination renowned for its pristine white sands and inviting waters. After basking in the sun, embark on a scenic hike through the adjacent tropical forest of the national park.
  • Corcovado Beach: Venture to the Osa Peninsula and discover the rugged beauty of Corcovado Beach, where golden sands meet the lush wilderness of a protected national park. Immerse yourself in the wonders of untouched nature as you explore this picturesque coastal retreat.
  • Conchal Beach: Located in the Guanacaste region, Conchal Beach captivates visitors with its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. Dive into adventure with superb underwater exploration, as the coral reef teems with fascinating marine creatures waiting to be discovered.
  • Dominical Beach: Calling all surf enthusiasts! Dominical Beach boasts some of the best waves on the Pacific coast, making it a paradise for experienced surfers seeking the ultimate thrill. Nearby Dominicalito Beach offers tranquil waters for swimming and relaxation.
  • Uvita Beach and Hermosa Beach: Conclude your coastal journey with a visit to Uvita Beach and Hermosa Beach, both forming the iconic whale tail Punta Uvita. Here, you can indulge in swimming, sunbathing, and surfing amidst breathtaking scenery, with the added possibility of witnessing majestic whales gracing the horizon. 


Essential Eco-Tourism Stops: Costa Rica's Unforgettable Protected Areas

Costa Rica treasures its natural heritage, leading to the protection of numerous areas. Below, discover our picks of the most unforgettable protected spots


The Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park, nestled on the Osa Peninsula in the southwest of Costa Rica, stands as a crown jewel of natural wonders. Renowned as not only the most stunning national park in the country but also among the world's finest, Corcovado boasts an unparalleled richness of biodiversity, comprising 13 distinct ecosystems. Earned its esteemed status in 1975, this sanctuary now shelters a multitude of protected species, including the majestic Baird's Tapir, elusive Jaguars, vibrant Macao Macaws, and the enchanting Giant Antbird. Prepare for an unparalleled adventure as you embark on what promises to be the hike of a lifetime. Amidst the canopy of hundreds of tree species and the vibrant symphony of avian and mammalian life, Corcovado ensures an experience that will leave you in awe of nature's magnificence.


The Manuel Antonio National Park




Despite its modest size, Manuel Antonio National Park stands proud as one of Costa Rica's most renowned natural treasures. Spanning a mere 1,625 hectares, this park earns its fame from its remarkable biodiversity and stunning landscapes. Within its tropical forest, an abundance of wildlife thrives, from diverse bird species to fascinating reptiles like lizards and snakes. Beyond the verdant canopy, pristine beaches await, embraced by lush forests and crystalline waters, framed by dramatic cliffs that offer unparalleled vistas. Whether you're soaking in the breathtaking scenery or diving into the mesmerizing underwater world, Manuel Antonio promises an unforgettable experience in nature's embrace.


The Monteverde Biological Reserve



The Biological Reserve of Monteverde presents a mesmerizing spectacle straight out of a fantastical realm. Situated at an elevation of 1,400 meters, this cloud forest stands as an iconic symbol of Costa Rica. It owes its unique charm to the ethereal presence of lingering clouds, fostering the growth of a magnificent ecosystem. Home to an astounding array of biodiversity, including over 100 mammal species, 400 bird species, tens of thousands of insect species, and 2,500 plant species, the reserve offers a captivating glimpse into nature's diversity. You can also explore additional attractions such as a butterfly garden, Serpentarium, and Ranarium. After immersing oneself in the reserve's wonders, a journey to the nearby Santa Elena Rainforest awaits, promising further exploration and discovery.


Which volcanoes to explore?

Explore Costa Rica's stunning volcanic terrain. Don't miss these three iconic volcanoes:


The Irazú Volcano

Experience the thrill of exploring Costa Rica's legendary Irazú Volcano, a beacon of fiery activity amidst the lush landscape, enveloped by a national park established in 1955 to preserve its pristine surroundings. Step into a world of surreal lunar vistas and behold the towering summit, reaching an impressive 3,432 meters. But the wonder doesn't cease there; prepare to be captivated by the volcano's majestic craters, some transformed into tranquil lakes. Among these natural marvels, the illustrious Diego de la Haya Crater steals the spotlight with its immense dimensions, stretching over 1,000 meters in diameter, leaving adventurers utterly awestruck. Discover the allure of Irazú Volcano and unlock the secrets of this captivating natural wonder, an essential destination for any traveller seeking an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica.


The Arenal Volcano




Discover the enchanting Arenal Volcano National Park, nestled between the majestic Cordillera de Tilarán and the sprawling San Carlos plains, at the foot of the charming town of Fortuna. Established in 1995, this haven was meticulously crafted to preserve the rare beauty of it's natural environs. With an abundance of biodiversity, the park shelters more than half of Costa Rica's mammal, reptile, and bird species. Stand in awe of the iconic Arenal Volcano, its perfectly shaped silhouette piercing the sky at over 1,600 meters, while soaking in panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Arenal. Wander along one of the park's trails to encounter the diverse array of fauna and flora that thrive within this pristine landscape.

The Poás Volcano

Experience the awe-inspiring wonder of the recently reopened Poás Volcano National Park, a true gem waiting to be discovered. Enveloping more than 6,000 hectares, this sanctuary showcases the magnificent 2,704-meter-high volcano at its heart. Venture into its vast expanse to behold one of the world's largest craters, an impressive spectacle stretching approximately 1.3 kilometres in diameter and plunging 300 meters into the earth. While the volcano maintains its activity, rest assured, it poses no immediate threat. Don't miss the chance to visit the park's small yet informative vulcanology museum at the entrance, offering invaluable insights into the geological marvels that abound. Uncover the mysteries of Poás Volcano National Park and embark on an unforgettable journey through Costa Rica's natural wonders.


Costa Rica's Local Charms: Exploring its Towns and Villages

Costa Rica's natural beauty is undeniable, but its towns and villages are equally captivating. Here's our curated selection of must-visit destinations:






Discover the hidden gem of Tortuguero village, where charm knows no bounds. From the instant you set foot here, you'll be captivated by its relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality. Embracing the essence of Pura Vida, the welcoming locals will embrace you like family, guaranteeing an unforgettable stay. Dive into the vibrant tapestry of souvenir shops, tantalize your taste buds with authentic cuisine at local eateries, or explore the local delicacies stocked in grocery stores. And be sure not to miss the opportunity to venture into the renowned national park bearing the village's name, where you can traverse the intricate labyrinth of canals that epitomize the region's natural beauty. 



Montezuma, a Costa Rican gem steeped in its fishing village roots, now celebrated for its picturesque beaches and dynamic yet relaxed vibe is well worth a visit. Attracting an eclectic mix of hippies, artists, and backpackers, Montezuma effortlessly combines serenity with excitement. Immerse yourself in the local culture, browsing through artisanal treasures at bustling markets and savouring the flavours of fresh local produce from nearby vendors. And be sure not to overlook the chance to venture into the surrounding natural reserves, where you'll discover the diverse wildlife and lush vegetation that define this captivating coastal paradise. 

San José

San José is the bustling capital of Costa Rica, nestled amidst majestic volcanoes and towering mountains, perched 1,200 meters above sea level. Often overlooked by travellers, this vibrant city boasts a wealth of surprises waiting to be explored! Beyond its iconic landmarks like the Central Post Office and the Teatro Nacional, San José beckons with a myriad of activities to enchant visitors. Wander through the lively alleys of its central market, immerse yourself in its diverse cultural heritage at various museums, and admire the breathtaking architecture of its 19th-century buildings. Dive into the vibrant tapestry of San José and embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Costa Rica's capital.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Discover the enchanting allure of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, affectionately referred to as Puerto Viejo, a tranquil fishing village nestled along the pristine Caribbean coast. Revered for its immaculate beaches with crystal-clear waters, this haven is a magnet for surfers worldwide, especially during the prime surfing season from December to March. Along the way, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of the Bribri and Cabecar peoples, adding depth to your journey. Delight in the lively ambiance, laid-back vibe, and authentic flavours served up by its charming restaurants. 


What offer to choose for your stay in Costa Rica?

When it comes to choosing your ideal stay in Costa Rica, we offer a range of enticing options tailored to your preferences:

  • Embark on a journey to explore Costa Rica's must-see attractions. Each day begins with a complimentary breakfast, followed by immersive experiences amidst breathtaking natural landscapes. Rest assured, your evenings will be spent in carefully selected accommodations known for their comfort and convenience.
  • All-Inclusive Trip: Picture a worry-free vacation where every detail is taken care of, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Costa Rica. With our all-inclusive package, indulge in the magic of the country without a care in the world.
  • Experience the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation with our tour featuring a balneotherapy extension. After days filled with exploring stunning landscapes and engaging in various activities, unwind on beautiful beaches or continue your adventure in the serene surroundings.
  • Elevate your Costa Rican experience with our luxury trip package. Enjoy the epitome of indulgence as you select from our prestigious accommodations and indulge in exemplary services throughout your stay.