Costa Rica

A haven for biodiversity, weird and wonderful wildlife and something the locals call ’pura vida’…

Adventure Holidays in Costa Rica

Discover the full spectrum of Costa Rica's wildlife – for this gloriously diverse ecosystem accounts for 5% of the world’s plant and animal species – through a range of activities on your Costa Rica tour: zip line through the mist-shrouded canopies of the cloud forest, where howler monkeys’ roars resonate around the hills, or glide through the tranquil canals of Tortuguero National Park. On summer trips to Costa Rica, you might even see green turtle hatchlings scramble across the beach towards the Caribbean Sea…. Oh, and did we mention the beach? Costa Rica holidays are for those who have a true love of nature, and many of the places we visit are privately owned lodges, set up to protect the land and to enable the visitor to enjoy the wildlife, concentrating particularly on only permitting small groups at any one time.

 

Or why not try a Tailormade Adventure?

We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, perfect if you’d like to change the dates, itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All Tailormade Adventures still get a local guide where appropriate and all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain, or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates, and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more click here, or to arrange your own Tailormade Experience email us at: [email protected] or call 0330 162 1321

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Costa Rica Adventure Holidays

Discover Costa Rica

251 reviews

Experience the Costa Rican rainforest, mountains and coast

Wildlife
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely
15 Days from 2 879 €
Guided
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Costa Rica Adventure

Natural highlights of Costa Rica from the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast 

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
15 Days from 2 649 €
Guided
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Active Costa Rica

12 reviews

Multi activity adventure taking in the rainforest, volcanoes and coastline of captivating Costa Rica

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Moderate
9 Days from 2 349 €
Guided
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Costa Rica Wildlife Walk

Explore Costa Rica's most dramatic contrasts: cloud forests, volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls and the Pacific coast.

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 13+
Activity level:
Moderate
12 Days from 4 179 €
Guided
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast

9 reviews

From the Caribbean to the Pacific, the best of Costa Rica on foot 

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Moderate
13 Days from 3 279 €
Guided
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Costa Rica – top four attractions

1. Arenal Volcano: Arenal was Costa Rica's most active volcano until fairly recently, when it entered a resting phase. There is still a lot of geothermal activity in the area, so you can view the volcano while relaxing in the soothing waters of one of the region's many hot springs. 

2. Monteverde: The cloud forests of Monteverde are a misty, verdant paradise, home to countless plant species and an amazing array of wildlife, including the notoriously shy resplendent quetzal. The local reserves have miles of walking trails, and there's zip lining over the forest canopy.

3. Manuel Antonio National Park: Set on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio may be the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but it boasts some of the country's best and most beautiful beaches. 

4. Tortuguero: The remote town of Tortuguero, on the Caribbean coast, is one of the world's major nesting grounds for both green and leatherback turtles. In the nesting seasons (April-May and July-October), join a local guide to see groups of turtles laying eggs in the sand.

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We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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