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Costa Rica

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Hand-crafted Travel to Costa Rica

One of the inaugural winners of Prince William and Sir David Attenborough’s Earthshot prize for conservation, Costa Rica is the shining proof that sustainable travel can exist. This tiny country is carpeted in pristine rainforests and fringed with miles of unspoilt coastline.

Much of Costa Rica’s charm is in the owner-run lodges hidden in swathes of rainforest or looking out over the ocean. Some eco-lodges could be disassembled tomorrow with no trace left behind, taking light-touch architecture to a new level. Accompanied by excellent naturalist guides, discover the restorative power of nature and explore this beautiful country, knowing your journey will contribute to pioneering conservation efforts.

Costa Rica is a tropical country and with that, we mean that it’s typically warm and humid throughout the year.

Typically, the dry season is from December to April with less chances of rain, although Costa Rica has so many micro climates within specific geographical areas that it could be that even with this time frame you could be in a ‘mini’ rainy season for a particular place in your trip. For example, the Pacific coast typically has its own rainy season in September/October. If you’re travelling around this time and are looking for some beach time, you’re actually better off going to the Caribbean coast.

The good news is that rains aren’t drizzles all day long, but rather short heavy bursts, typically in the afternoon, and they are unlikely to ruin your day.

Overall, Costa Rica is most definitely visitable all year around, but your chances of having less rain in general will be during December to April.

Local Time: GMT-6

Local Currency: Costa Rican Colón

Capital: San Jose

Travelling to Costa Rica with True

Adventure, rejuvenation, wildlife – whatever you are looking for from your trip to Costa Rica, our specialists can create that for you, with our tailor made holiday planning service.

A True Costa Rica Itinerary

Our travel design process starts with you and your ideas, each trip created from a blank piece of paper.

Our Latin America specialists have created a selection of example itineraries to provide a sense of what can be crafted for you in Costa Rica.

17 Day Itinerary

Guide Price: £9,400pp

Guide Price: $11,200pp

9 Day Itinerary

Guide Price: £7,600pp

Guide Price: $9,100pp

11 Day Itinerary

Guide Price: £10,900pp

Guide Price: $13,100pp

7 Day Itinerary

Guide Price: £7,800pp

Guide Price: $9,350pp

True Experiences In Costa Rica

The foundations of a memorable holiday are the experiences and Botswana has an abundance of activities to make each itinerary special.

Our Featured Costa Rica Accommodation

Each trip True Travel curate is based on the experience you are looking for and as an independent travel operator, we are not obliged or committed to any properties. You can rest safe in the knowledge that the accommodation we recommend for your stay has been chosen based on your interests, not ours.

Costa Rica Hotspots

Costa Rica’s is perhaps renowned for its eco-friendly ethos and natural wonders. San José, the capital, blends urban vibrancy with cultural heritage. The Arenal Volcano region offers hot springs and lush rainforests. Explore the biodiversity of Manuel Antonio National Park. The Guanacaste Province beckons with pristine beaches and wildlife adventures. 

The Osa Peninsula

Jutting out into the North Pacific Ocean, the Osa Peninsula is home to the Corcovado National Park. The reserve is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, with hundreds of species of plant life, mammals and birds living on and off its golden shores.

The Central Valley

From the outskirts of San Jose, the Central Valleys of Costa Rica are a tapestry of fertile coffee plantations, cloud forests and volcanic peaks emerging from jungle canopies. Take a wild white water raft ride to a lodge clinging to the banks of the Pacuare River, or indulge in pure relaxation at one of Costa Rica’s luxury spa retreats.

Guanacaste and Nicoya

The more arid lands of Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula are worlds away from the dense forests in the centre and south of Costa Rica. The coastline is famed for its long beaches and giant Pacific waves that reach the dizzying heights craved by surfers.

True Latin America

Taking care of your Latin America travel needs is Evie, our Senior Latin America Specialist. There are few people as passionate about the people and culture of the region, ensuring that in addition to the extraordinary destination highlights, you will experience the most authentic side of Latin America with a True Travel itinerary.

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Evie Oswald - True Travel

Evie has lived in Argentina and travelled countless times throughout Central and South America; acquiring a particular love for wildlife, epic scenery and endless outdoors adventures.

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