Latin America has always been on my bucket list, and being an animal lover Costa Rica was the perfect destination! I spent two weeks travelling through Costa Rica and a week in Panama exploring all the major highlights and points of cultural interest. I made sure I visited in the low rainy season to get a better chance of seeing the massive Green Back sea turtles that nest on the beaches of Tortuguero every year and I was really lucky to see two nests being made. A truly magical and humbling experience!

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I love Costa Rica for the diversity it brings to any trip. One day you might be trekking up the infamous Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, the next you’re walking hanging bridges in Monteverde before finding yourself relaxing on a beach in one of its many National Parks. The atmosphere changes in each place too, my favourite being the laid-back Caribbean attitude in Puerto Viejo. I went for 3 days and ended up staying for 10!

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I used to work as a Tour Leader in Central America regularly passing through Costa Rica, it’s my favourite country in terms of flora and fauna. Despite its tiny size there is so much biodiversity and I have been lucky enough to see toucans, many different types of monkeys, red eyed tree frogs and the resplendent quetzal to name a few. I also fell in love with the curiously cute three toed sloth with its permanent smile!

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Self drive in Costa Rica is a great way to explore the country at your own pace. Follow our handy tips to make sure the ride goes as smoothly as possible!

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