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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
  • Costa Rica is home to 903 bird species including the Keel-billed toucan
  • The Arenal Volcano is an active stratovolcano know for is perfect conical shape
  • Costa Rica's rainforests are the perfect home for sloths
  • 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 rainforests, 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 northwest 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, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and 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's Latin 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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  • Costa Rica: Jungle & Coast

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Venture from the vibrant jungles of Arenal to the coast of Manuel Antonio during this 8-day vacation. Begin with a canopy exploration of Arenal , then navigate rapids on the Balsa River. Later, you 'll boat around Lake Arenal before heading south to Manuel Antonio National Park for a cliffside stay in this wildlife haven that is also host to several pristine beaches.
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  • Costa Rica Signature: Arenal & Manuel Antonio

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the “Pura Vida” lifestyle on this quintessential journey through Costa Rica. After a quick start in San Jose, buckle up and experience the jungles of Arenal and coastal delights and Manuel Antonio. Along the way, you’ll visit impressive waterfalls, hike canopy bridges, and embark on a river safari.
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  • Luxury in the Jungle: Monteverde, Arenal & Islita

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the unique wildlife and verdant atmosphere across the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Punta Islita while basking in the lap of luxury on this 9-day Costa Rica vacation. Relax in volcanic-fed thermal springs, take in the spectacular sights of the cloud forest, and kick back while staying at an eco-luxury resort along Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
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    9 Days
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  • Unique Costa Rica: Perez Zeledon, Osa Peninsula & Uvita

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: This tour features many of the very finest properties in Costa Rica while also introducing you to areas that very few have visited. Welcome to a unique combination of nature appreciation and sophisticated luxury in far corners of Costa Rica.
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    10 Days
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  • Costa Rica Family Escape: Tortuguero & Arenal

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: The natural wonders of Costa Rica are a thrill to curious and inquiring minds of all ages. On this incredible adventure, you’ll explore the canals of Tortuguero, sample handmade chocolate, tour the jungle canopy in Arenal and much more.
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    8 Days
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  • Costa Rica Complete: Tortuguero, Arenal, Tenorio & More

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: An encompassing tour of northern Costa Rica, travelling from east to west, discover the canals of Tortuguero, volcanic Arenal and Tenorio, and bask in the sun on sandy beaches in Playa Flamingo.
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    11 Days
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  • Romantic Costa Rica: Arenal & Guanacaste

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy a romantic getaway on this eight day, tailor-made trip combining spectacular volcanic views, invigorating hot springs and the dazzling white-sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. With plenty of time at leisure, you and your loved one are invited to relax, unwind and connect.
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  • Costa Rica Deluxe: Thermal Springs & Eco-Luxury

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: On this weeklong adventure, relax in volcano fed thermal springs, explore the jungle by night, and set out on a private-guided tour of Arenal Volcano, all before settling in for 3 nights at an idyllic eco-luxury resort.
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    7 Days
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  • Costa Rica Wonders

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: It's the perfect introduction to Costa Rica. Explore the slopes of Arenal Volcano, venture through the cloud forests of Monteverde, and enjoy days of leisure on the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
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  • San Jose Stopover

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: San Jose is the central hub of Costa Rica, and many travellers passing through the region will layover in the city. To turn your layover into a mini-vacation, consider this stopover itinerary.
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    4 Days
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  • Spring Break Costa Rica

    Central America’s rainforest wilderness is ready to lift your winter blues.
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  • Tortuguero Canals: Laguna Lodge

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park has a wide diversity of plant and animal life, perhaps most famously, it's turtles. The park features eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons.
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  • Volcanoes & Beach Holidays

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: From its environment and culture to its range of activities, diverse Costa Rica proudly wears its eco-tourism crown. Explore the area surrounding its most famous volcano, Arenal. Then hit the Pacific Coast for some well-earned relaxation, Costa Rica style.
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