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  • Always a great time to relax and sunbath while on your Costa Rica vacation
  • Many popular photo opportunities while on your Costa Rica tour
  • Squirrel monkey
  • Sloth
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges

Our Costa Rica Vacations and Tours

Costa Rica is certainly known for the friendliness of its people, its environmental concerns and its all year round good weather. However, there is much more to entice you to travel to go on a Costa Rica vacation. Above all are the diversity of places to visit and the wide choice of activities.

The country’s name means “Rich Coast” due to the vast quantities of jewels and gold found by the Spanish when they first discovered Costa Rica. It is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with excellent beaches on each coast with 1300 kilometres/800 miles of coastline in total. It has a reputation for its well established systems for environmental sustainability programmes. In fact, 25% of the country consists of protected areas and national parks. Costa Rica has become the poster child for ecotourism.

Costa Rica Travel Highlights

San Jose 

The capital, San Jose, is ringed by mountains and lush green valleys. Although, like most capitals, it is quite hectic, there are several neighbourhoods which make San Jose a very walkable city on Costa Rica tours. It boasts an excellent selection of interesting museums and other cultural venues. One colourful highlight takes place every Thursday at the Parque Morazan when a troupe of jugglers performs accompanied by percussion music.

More information on visiting San Jose, Costa Rica

Tamarindo 

Tamarindo, on the Pacific, not only offers bathing, sailing, fishing and diving but also has many art galleries and craft centres to enjoy. Papagayo Gulf, also located on the Pacific, is set in tropical scenery and is quieter than Tamarindo for a more isolated feel while on Costa Rica vacations.

Best Things to do on a Costa Rica Trip

National Park excursions

Arenal National Park in the north central part of the country has the world’s most active volcano. Since 1968, it has averaged around 40 moderate eruptions a day but is very safe. The area is excellent for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting and viewing wildlife while on a Costa Rica vacation. There are attractive waterfalls and hot springs and there is also an interesting butterfly conservatory.

Another interesting national park is Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which has over 2500 different plants, 100 mammal and 400 bird species, many ecosystems and a well laid-out system of trails.

The Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific consists of both rainforest and coral reefs that are stunningly beautiful. It has some of the best beaches in Costa Rica and is also rich in wildlife.

Wildlife tours 

Tortuguero, on the Caribbean Coast, meaning “full of turtles” is a biologically diverse national park with an amazing selection of wildlife which includes the three toed sloth and the jaguar. It is made up of rainforest, mangroves, swamps, lagoons and beaches.

Yet another wildlife reserve is Cano Negro in the north central part of the country, it is a marshy jungle-like very remote area not easy to navigate unless on a tour. One way to explore is a floating safari through the tropical rainforest and marshland on Costa Rica tours.

For further volcanic activity, visit Rincon de la Vieja in the north west with its trails, waterfalls and abundance of wildlife. You can experience bubbling sulphurous mud pits here. The area has wonderful vistas of natural beauty.

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 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Ecotourism Destinations: Central and South America (Part 1)

 Why You Should Self-Drive in Costa Rica

Explore Costa Rica from Behind the Wheel

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Across Central & South America

Costa Rica Wants to ‘Save the Americans’

Ruins, Rainforest & Romance: Seven Journeys to Stir Your Latin Passion

Green Season Fun in Costa Rica

Up, Up, and Away on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Our Costa Rica Vacations and Tours

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Costa Rica vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Costa Rica for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Costa Rica vacations today!

Extend Your Trip

After your Costa Rica tours, why not consider another of Goway'sLatin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises,Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • Arenal Kioro Suites & Spas: Stay of Distinction

    Spend your days adventuring and your nights being pampered in Costa Rica.
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  • Bahia del Sol Beach Front Resort Costa Rica

    Head to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica to enjoy a stay at a boutique beachfront hotel. During your days at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Hotel and Suites, you'll enjoy exclusive accommodations as you explore the surrounding landscape and take advantage of the pristine beaches and waters of the Pacific.
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  • Caribbean Coast Villa Pina Costa Rica Long Stay

    Jet south for a comfortable long stay on the Caribbean coastline of Costa Rica. Staying at Villas Pina in the country’s east, you’ll enjoy a well-equipped villa and breathtaking grounds as you soak up the sun and take full advantage of the volcanoes, beaches, and cloud forests of this Central American nation.
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  • Central America Cruise Expedition: Costa Rica to Panama

    Combine Central America’s natural treasure trove with the bridge between north and south, visiting verdant national parks, wildlife refuges, tropical islands, and the famous Panama Canal. Costa Rica and Panama make the perfect pairing on a cruise expedition you’ll never forget.
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  • Cloud Forest Lodge: Monteverde

    Escape from the bustle and noise of the workaday world on this getaway to an eco-lodge in the cloud forests of Costa Rica. Staying at Cloud Forest Lodge, you’ll relax on the top of a mountain, enjoying eco-friendly accommodations and unfettered access to the incredible Monteverde Cloud Forest.
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  • Coast & Rainforest

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
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  • Coast & Rainforest: Escorted Touring

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  • Coast & Rainforest: Self Drive

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  • Costa Rica Elements: Escorted Touring

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  • Costa Rica Elements: Private

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  • Costa Rica Elements: Self Drive

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  • Costa Rica Getaways

    The name Costa Rica is Spanish for ‘rich coast.’ Even with just a few days here, it’s hard to disagree.
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  • Costa Rica Green

    Whether you travel for wildlife, exhilaration or relaxation, Costa Rica is ready and waiting.
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  • Costa Rica Wonders

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  • Costa Rica Wonders with International Airfare

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  • Del Mar Condos Los Suenos Costa Rica Long Stay

    Located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, Los Sueños Resort and Marina and Del Mar Condos is a luxury beachfront residential community with stunning ocean view condos and single-family villas. Enjoy a wide array of restaurants, shops, and services, an 18-hole championship golf course, , a private Beach Club, and a beautiful full-service international marina.
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  • Discover Costa Rica : Small Group Tour

    Discover rainforests, mountain ranges, and tropical coasts on this exploration of Costa Rica’s abundant natural highlights. Get acquainted with the country in the colonial streets of the capital San Jose before spotting sea turtles on the coast at Tortuguero, hiking to a cascading waterfall beneath the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, and spotting beautiful Quetzals in the Sevegre Valley.
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  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
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  • Family Fun Adventure in Costa Rica: San Jose to San Jose

    The safest, most colourful, and wildlife-rich destination in Central America, Costa Rica is a natural vacation choice for families looking to combine nature, thrills, and a warm escape from the winter. This round-trip from San Jose combines the best known destinations with lesser known highlights.
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  • Hotel El Establo: Monteverde

    The Hotel features a 155 well-appointed and comfortable rooms with balconies or terraces. Each choice of room; Deluxe, Suite, and Honeymoon Suite, are located in six separate areas all with forest views. The hotel’s elegant facilities include the international restaurant "Las Riendas" and "Laggus".
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  • Hotel Parador: Stay of Distinction

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  • March Break Costa Rica

    Central America’s rainforest wilderness is ready to lift your winter blues.
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  • Natural Highlights of Costa Rica: Small Group Tour

    Escape to Costa Rica for a tropical adventure, scouting through rainforests and searching for turtles along the coast of this incredible Central American nation. Get your bearings in the colonial capital of San Jose before spotting sea turtles at Tortuguero, dormant volcanoes at La Fortuna, and the cloud-wrapped forests of Monteverde.
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  • San Jose Stopover

    San Jose is the gateway to Costa Rica and must stop on any Costa Rica itinerary.
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  • Si Como No Resort: Manuel Antonio

    Escape to the coastline of Costa Rica and the eco-friendly luxury of Si Como No Resort & Spa. Sitting atop one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio, Si Como No offers gorgeous accommodations and incredible access to the world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park.
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