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  • Always a great time to relax and sunbath while on your Costa Rica vacation
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  • Arenal Hanging Bridges

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 consisting of both rainforest and coral reefs is stunningly beautiful. It has probably the best beaches in Costa Rica. It is also rich in wildlife.

Yet another wildlife reserve is Cano Negro in the north central part of the country, 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.

Other beach areas, both on the Pacific, are Tamarindo which not only offers bathing, sailing, fishing and diving but also has many art galleries and craft centres and Papagayo Gulf set in tropical scenery and quieter than Tamarindo while on Costa Rica vacations.

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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


Costa Rica Information

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'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 toursEcuador 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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 946
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Arenal: Canyoning Half Day Tour

    Take an exciting excursion to the canyons of the Arenal Volcano. Rappel down the side of waterfalls into the volcanic canyon, hike rainforest trails, and observe the abundant plant and animal life that call the area beneath the volcano home.
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    4.5 Hours
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  • Arenal: Volcano & Hot Springs Full Day Tour

    Take a day to explore one of the natural wonders of Costa Rica: the Arenal Volcano. Hike along rainforest trails to view exotic plants and wildlife and witness volcanic rock formations before heading to nearby hot springs to relax in thermal baths warmed by the heat of the volcano.
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    7 Hours
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  • Arenal: White Water Rafting the Rio Balsa Half Day Tour

    Raft the white-water rapids of the Balsa River on this adventure excursion in the Arenal area. Paddle down 10 kilometres of breathtaking river, rolling over tranquil pools and frothing rapids, as well as spotting incredible wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and colourful tropical birds.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
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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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 892
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes
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  • Cloud Forest Lodge Monteverde Costa Rica

    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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    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 387
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Fully Guided)

    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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    7 Days
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    AU$ 3,003
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Regular)

    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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    7 Days
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    AU$ 2,567
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Self Drive)

    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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    7 Days
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    US$ 1,725
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  • Costa Rica Elements (Fully Guided)

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
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  • Costa Rica Elements: Private

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
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    7 Days
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    AU$ 2,063
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  • Costa Rica Elements: Self Drive

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 1,310
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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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    9 Days
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    AU$ 1,899
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  • Costa Rica Wonders

    This perfect overview of Costa Rica visits Arenal, Mirador El Silencio and Monteverde.
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    8 Days
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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.
    Duration:
    15 Days
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    AU$ 4,289
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    Small Group Touring
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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.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Guanacaste: Palo Verde National Park Boat Full Day Tour

    Embark on a boat tour through one of the most important wetlands in Central America. Travel along the Tempisque River of Palo Verde National Park to observe this landscape of rivers, lagoons, mangroves, marshlands, and floodplains, and to spot all assortment of critters, from crocodiles and iguanas to cormorants and monkeys.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
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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".
    Duration:
    4 Days
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    AU$ 609
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    Beach & Island Escapes
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  • Hotel Parador: Stay of Distinction

    Relax in luxury with the beautiful Pacific Ocean on one side, and pristine rainforest on the other.
    Duration:
    4 Days
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    AU$ 823
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  • Manuel Antonio: Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Half Day Tour

    Explore one of Costa Rica’s most versatile national parks, Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike through rainforest in the company of an expert guide, encountering monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, exploring incredible natural landscape, and learning about the park’s storied history.
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    3.5 Hours
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  • Manuel Antonio: Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling Half Day Tour

    Take to the waters off the coast of Costa Rica and enjoy an ocean kayaking and snorkeling experience. First, kayak past island nesting grounds and explore hidden bays before snorkeling the coastline near Bisanz Beach and observing the bountiful marine life that populates the waters.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
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  • March Break Costa Rica

    Central America’s rainforest wilderness is ready to lift your winter blues.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 1,502
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    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Monteverde: Natural History Hike at Monteverde Reserve Half Day Tour

    Take a nature hike through the cloud forest of Monteverde. On this hike, you’ll have the opportunity to observe hundreds of species of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as the countless birds that call the park home, such as the Quetzal and hummingbird.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
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    Day Trips
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  • Monteverde: Nature Night Tour

    Explore the famous cloud forest of Monteverde by flashlight, spotting incredible animals like snakes, spiders, and tree frogs that thrive at nighttime. This nature hike is a great way to engage with animals in their own environment and an unforgettable glimpse of the rainforest at night.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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    Day Trips
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