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Build your own Costa Rica trip

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Costa Rica experiences tailored to you

  • Personalised travel advice

  • In-destination support

  • ABTOT & ATOL financial protection

Costa Rica may be small, but it packs a real punch. Misty cloud forests and mangroves, castaway beaches, smoking volcanoes, scarlet macaws and incredible coffee – it’s a peaceful slice of paradise with something for everyone. This happy nation prides itself on its eco-credentials so wherever you go on your Costa Rica holiday, you’ll be doing right by the wildlife, communities and environment too.

Our Costa Rica travel specialists are ready and waiting to plan your adventure today.

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Building blocks, itineraries or tailor made trips

We’ve handpicked our selection of bite-sized trips to create a range of inspiring itineraries to allow you to experience the most authentic side of Costa Rica. Our bite-sized trips typically include transport, accommodation, and meaningful experiences. They are generally 2-5 days in length, ideal for piecing together. You can choose from our flexible bite-sized trips and create your own tailor-made Costa Rica holiday or get inspired with one of our ready-made itineraries.

Our travel specialists are destination experts and can advise you on the best routes and places to stay, adapting the trip to suit your needs and wishes. Get in touch with our team to start planning your dream Costa Rica holiday.

A peek at our Costa Rica experiences

Let us share our favourite places in Costa Rica with you! Choose from our bite-sized trips for a tailor-made Costa Rica holiday or get inspired with our ready-made itineraries.

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Bite-sized trip

Lava Flows of Arenal Volcano

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 325.- per person (excluding flights)
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Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Costa Rica in a Nutshell

  • San Jose - Tortuguero - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Samara Beach - San Jose
  • 13 days / 12 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,995.- per person (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica wildlife monkey

Complete Costa Rica

  • San Jose - Boca Tapada - Juanilama community - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio - Costa Ballena - Corcovado National Park - Alajuela - Puerto Viejo - San Jose
  • 23 days / 22 nights
  • From £ 4,555.- per person (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica San Jose
Bite-sized trip

We know the way to San José

  • San José
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 295.- per person (excluding flights)
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Tico Tour Costa Rica
Bite-sized trip

At Home with the Tico

  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol / Juanilama Community
  • 2 days / 1 night (flexible)
  • From £ 148.- per person (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica wildlife monkey

From Wildlife & Beaches to Coffee & Canals – Panama & Costa Rica

  • San Jose - Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo - Bocas del Toro - Boquete - Panama City
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 2,598.- per person (excluding flights)
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Speak to our Costa Rica specialist, Kelly

“I’ve visited Costa Rica a few times and it has never let me down. It’s packed with adventure; from volcanoes to cloudforests. Plus, being wildlife-mad, it’s perfect for me. I love its diversity and impressive conservation efforts.”

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Costa Rica Family Holidays

Choosing to take your family on a Costa Rica holiday is always a good idea! Immerse yourselves in one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world; cloud forests bursting with brightly-coloured wildlife, rugged beaches, turquoise seas, bubbling hot springs, and smoking volcanoes. Great for children of all ages and well set up for families, you’ll travel with peace of mind thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking local guides and 24/7 in-country support.

Spotting wildlife with your children will become second nature as you glide along winding rivers, venture into the rainforest across canopy bridges, sleep in a jungle treehouse and play on soft sandy beaches. Our trips are designed with families in mind, packed with unique experiences that’ll keep them, and you, entertained. Contact our Travel Specialists about our Costa Rica family holidays and start planning your adventure.

Why book with Rickshaw Travel

  • Peace of mind

  • Knowledgeable travel specialists

  • Responsible travel

Peace of mind

Book with confidence, knowing that our holidays are ABTOT protected. And for added peace of mind, we can arrange your ATOL-protected flights too. Booking everything under one roof means we can take care of any flight changes and tweak your itinerary, so you don’t need to worry.

Knowledgeable travel specialists

Our knowledgeable travel specialists will help you piece together your independent and stress-free Costa Rica holiday. They’ll take the hassle away by personalising a unique itinerary that ticks all of your boxes. You’ll even have 24/7 support from our local partners while you’re away.

Responsible travel

Our holidays are designed to make good things happen, for you and the places you visit. We believe that tourism can be a force for good, so we strive to preserve and support local communities and wildlife wherever we go. In Costa Rica, you’ll stay in locally-run accommodation and get close to the culture, nature, and the people that make the country what it is. Whether it’s by staying with the people of the BriBri tribe, learning to make chocolate or spotting wildlife from your treehouse in tranquil Boca Tapada village.

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More Costa Rica information and inspiration

Ready to find out more about travelling to Costa Rica? Our blog has lots of helpful information and inspiration. Check out some of our blogs below to get started.

Rickshaw brings you closer

Costa Rica has some big highlights and we certainly wouldn’t advise missing them, but we love to combine the more famous hotspots with lesser-explored areas so you can have an immersive and culturally-rich experience. Stay with the indigenous Bribri tribe and learn about their traditions or give back to the Juanilama community who have worked tirelessly to bring tourism into their region and experience everyday Tico life.

Our travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan a memorable and meaningful trip to Costa Rica. They can share their knowledge and experiences to ensure you have a holiday that is perfect for you. Head to our inspiration page to get started!

Costa Rica local cooking
Tico Tour Costa Rica

Travel with impact

Giving back to the countries we visit is a top priority for us here at Rickshaw Travel. We want to ensure you get to know the culture and environmental importance of tourism when you travel to Costa Rica with us. To do this, we offer accommodation in small-scale hotels, guesthouses, and lodges with responsible eco-credentials. We use local guides who know the area so they can give you the best experience and support projects to protect the delicate bio-diverse ecosystems. We help the money you spend flow back into the community by maintaining fair prices and paying a fair wage. Our goal? That you have an unforgettable holiday to Costa Rica. We ensure that this journey is as sustainable, meaningful, and responsible as possible.

Practical information about Costa Rica

There’s nothing more exciting than booking a holiday to a new destination and looking forward to all the places you are going to visit and the things you will experience. But there are also a lot of practical points to consider too so to make it a bit easier we have put together some helpful advice, then you can focus on the exciting bit. Get the low down on all you need to know from visas, passport info and money matters to the best time to travel to Costa Rica.

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Other destinations in Central America

Visit other countries in Central America with Rickshaw Travel like Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua and Panama.