Untouched beaches, hidden coves and tropical forest

Costa Rica is a naturalist’s paradise with a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Head to the sun-drenched northern Pacific coastline and witness beautiful untouched beaches, hidden coves, tropical forest and abundance of marine life including giant leatherback turtles. Choose to stay on the Caribbean coastline and you’ll experience a sense of exclusivity with a string of luxury hotels.

  • It’s a bird-watcher’s paradise with over 800 native bird species to spot
  • National parks, cloud forests and verdant jungles - where zip-lining through the trees is a must
  • You have a choice of Pacific Ocean or Caribbean Sea resorts
  • Costa Rica has five listed active volcanoes and over 200 volcanic formations – look out for Arenal occasionally glowing red in the evenings
  • An amazing variety of wildlife such as caiman, snakes, monkeys, butterflies and adorable sloths.

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -6 hours

Capital:

San José

Currency:

Colon

Flying time to destination:

16 hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

May

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Aug

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Sep

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Oct

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Nov

Recommended

Good time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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