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Our bite-sized Costa Rica Trips

Create your own ideal holiday

Walking through the canopy spotting sloths high up in the trees, cruising along the rugged coastline eyes peeled for dolphins, kicking back on an unspoilt island… Costa Rica has something for everyone. Choose your favourite bite-sized trips below and our destination experts will create a tailor-made holiday just for you.

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    Costa Rica San Jose
    • Itinerary:
      San José
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 295.- per person (excluding flights)

    On this San José trip we’ll take care of the airport transfer, your first two nights’ accommodation and a guide to show you the secret spots of the city.

    On this San José trip we’ll take care of the airport transfer, your first two nights’ accommodation and a guide to show you the secret spots of the city.

    Costa Rice Turrialba volcano travellers
    • Itinerary:
      Turrialba
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 295.- per person (excluding flights)

    From coffee farms to smoking volcanoes, Turrialba is one picture-perfect spot with plenty to do. Hike up the Burnt Forest, the aftermaths of the most recent eruption; sample some freshly-brewed Costa Rican coffee and learn about its production; or battle the rapids on one of the most scenic rivers in Costa Rica. There’s something for everyone here.

    From coffee farms to smoking volcanoes, Turrialba is one picture-perfect spot with plenty to do. Hike up the Burnt Forest, the aftermaths of the most recent eruption; sample some freshly-brewed Costa Rican coffee and learn about its production; or battle the rapids on one of the most scenic rivers in Costa Rica. There’s something for everyone here.

    Isla Venado Costa Rica Glamping Tent
    • Itinerary:
      Isla Venado
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights
    • Price:
      From £ 495.- per adult (excluding flights)

    Take camping to another level during your trip to Isla Venado. Tucked away in the gulf on Nicoya, this little island is a true escapist’s dream. With beautiful glamping domes, hot tub and stunning views from the bed (rather than a sleeping bag) this place was made for rest and relaxation.

    Take camping to another level during your trip to Isla Venado. Tucked away in the gulf on Nicoya, this little island is a true escapist’s dream. With beautiful glamping domes, hot tub and stunning views from the bed (rather than a sleeping bag) this place was made for rest and relaxation.

    turtle on beach
    • Itinerary:
      San Jose - Tortuguero
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights
    • Price:
      From £ 510.- per person (excluding flights)

    The amazing landscape of Tortuguero is not accessible by road. Instead you’ll find rivers meandering through the pristine rainforest to the famous nesting ground of countless turtles.

    The amazing landscape of Tortuguero is not accessible by road. Instead you’ll find rivers meandering through the pristine rainforest to the famous nesting ground of countless turtles.

    • Itinerary:
      Puerto Viejo / Cahuita
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 398.- per person (excluding flights)

    The distinctly Caribbean feel of Puerto Viejo means that you’re never too far from an intoxicating reggae beat or a tropical cocktail.

    The distinctly Caribbean feel of Puerto Viejo means that you’re never too far from an intoxicating reggae beat or a tropical cocktail.

    Costa Rica landscape panorama
    • Itinerary:
      La Fortuna
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 325.- per person (excluding flights)

    No trip to Costa Rica is complete without a visit to the renowned Arenal volcano in La Fortuna.

    No trip to Costa Rica is complete without a visit to the renowned Arenal volcano in La Fortuna.

    Costa Rica nature frog
    • Itinerary:
      Boca Tapada
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights
    • Price:
      From £ 498.- per person (excluding flights)

    In this rural part of northern Costa Rica take the opportunity to escape the real world, spot wildlife, and relax. You’ll stay in a bungalow or treehouse surrounded by jungle, and right next to the river.

    In this rural part of northern Costa Rica take the opportunity to escape the real world, spot wildlife, and relax. You’ll stay in a bungalow or treehouse surrounded by jungle, and right next to the river.

    Costa Rica cloud forests Monteverde Bridge
    • Itinerary:
      Monteverde
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 258.- per person (excluding flights)

    The lush cloud forest of Monteverde is high on the list of Costa Rican must-sees for many travellers. Here, the morning mist lasts most of the day, continuously filtering through this dense, tropical jungle.

    The lush cloud forest of Monteverde is high on the list of Costa Rican must-sees for many travellers. Here, the morning mist lasts most of the day, continuously filtering through this dense, tropical jungle.

    Costa Rica Talamanca mountains panorama
    • Itinerary:
      San Gerardo de Rivas
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 298.- per person (excluding flights)

    Spend a couple of days in the lush forests and fresh air of the Talamanca Mountains.

    Spend a couple of days in the lush forests and fresh air of the Talamanca Mountains.

    Costa Rica Samara beach sunset
    • Itinerary:
      Samara Beach
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 215.- per person (excluding flights)

    Samara is a cosy village with a long, sandy beach, perfect for surfing and sunset walks. Complete with palm trees and a calm sea that slopes gently from the sand, it’s a great location to relax beside the Pacific Ocean.

    Samara is a cosy village with a long, sandy beach, perfect for surfing and sunset walks. Complete with palm trees and a calm sea that slopes gently from the sand, it’s a great location to relax beside the Pacific Ocean.

    Costa Rica Montezuma surfing
    • Itinerary:
      Montezuma
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 315.- per person (excluding flights)

    The relaxed village of Montezuma, at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, is blessed with tropical forests and waterfalls, small bays and bright blue sea. For those seeking peace and tranquillity, this is the ideal place to soak up the sun and unwind among the National Parks.

    The relaxed village of Montezuma, at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, is blessed with tropical forests and waterfalls, small bays and bright blue sea. For those seeking peace and tranquillity, this is the ideal place to soak up the sun and unwind among the National Parks.

    Costa Rica wildlife Quetzal bird bright green
    • Itinerary:
      San Gerardo de Dota
    • Duration:
      2 days / 1 night
    • Price:
      From £ 330.- per person (excluding flights)

    With a lush green canopy that covers the area, the isolated nature of the surroundings and its cooler climate, it’s no wonder that San Gerardo de Dota is a haven for some of Costa Rica’s most iconic birds – here you’ll find hummingbirds, nightingales and the famous Quetzal.

    With a lush green canopy that covers the area, the isolated nature of the surroundings and its cooler climate, it’s no wonder that San Gerardo de Dota is a haven for some of Costa Rica’s most iconic birds – here you’ll find hummingbirds, nightingales and the famous Quetzal.

    Costa Rica Cerro Chirripó country's highest point
    • Itinerary:
      San Gerardo de Rivas & Cerro Chirripó
    • Duration:
      5 days / 4 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 538.- per person (excluding flights)

    Head up into the Talamanca mountains, and take on the challenge of hiking up to Costa Rica’s highest peak – Cerro Chirripó. Starting from the picturesque little village of San Gerardo de Rivas, you’ll ascend on foot to a trekking lodge perched above the cloud line.

    Head up into the Talamanca mountains, and take on the challenge of hiking up to Costa Rica’s highest peak – Cerro Chirripó. Starting from the picturesque little village of San Gerardo de Rivas, you’ll ascend on foot to a trekking lodge perched above the cloud line.

    Juanilama community local women cooking
    • Itinerary:
      Santa Rosa de Pocosol / Juanilama Community
    • Duration:
      2 days / 1 night (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 140.- per person (excluding flights)

    Explore the rural landscape of northern Costa Rica, getting off the usual tourist trail and learning about the life of the communities living here.

    Explore the rural landscape of northern Costa Rica, getting off the usual tourist trail and learning about the life of the communities living here.

    Costa Rica hot springs
    • Itinerary:
      Rincon de la Vieja
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      from £ 240.- per person (excluding flights)

    Rincon de la Vieja is especially known for its volcanic landscape, so be prepared for steaming geothermal springs and the pungent smell of the volcanic mud pools.

    Rincon de la Vieja is especially known for its volcanic landscape, so be prepared for steaming geothermal springs and the pungent smell of the volcanic mud pools.

    Costa Rica Manuel Antonio beach
    • Itinerary:
      Manuel Antonio
    • Duration:
      3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      from £ 330.- per person (excluding flights)

    Manuel Antonio, located on the Pacific Coast, boasts crescent-shaped bays, jungles bursting with wildlife and an excellent bar and restaurant scene. You’ll stay in a hill-top villa resort with a pool for refreshing dips and serene views across the ocean.

    Manuel Antonio, located on the Pacific Coast, boasts crescent-shaped bays, jungles bursting with wildlife and an excellent bar and restaurant scene. You’ll stay in a hill-top villa resort with a pool for refreshing dips and serene views across the ocean.

    Costa Rica dolphins wildlife spotting
    • Itinerary:
      Ojochal/Costa Ballena
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      from £ 345.- per person (excluding flights)

    Relatively few visitors come to Costa Ballena on the Pacific Coast so you can relax on deserted beaches, sunbathe between the palm trees and take beautiful beach walks. You’ll stay in a tented lodge surrounded by tropical vegetation.

    Relatively few visitors come to Costa Ballena on the Pacific Coast so you can relax on deserted beaches, sunbathe between the palm trees and take beautiful beach walks. You’ll stay in a tented lodge surrounded by tropical vegetation.

    Costa Rica accommodation comfortable tent at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica interior
    • Itinerary:
      Osa Peninsula (near Corcovado National Park)
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
    • Price:
      From £ 755.- per person (excluding flights)

    Wake up in the morning and listen to the sounds of the sea mingling with the chirping of the jungle. Combine your visit to Corcovado National Park with a very special stay in a comfortably furnished safari-style tent. After the guided hike through Corcovado National Park, you can soak up the scenery and sounds of nature from your private terrace.

    Wake up in the morning and listen to the sounds of the sea mingling with the chirping of the jungle. Combine your visit to Corcovado National Park with a very special stay in a comfortably furnished safari-style tent. After the guided hike through Corcovado National Park, you can soak up the scenery and sounds of nature from your private terrace.

    Costa rica monkey
    • Itinerary:
      Puerto Jimenez - Los Patos Ranger Station - Sirena Ranger Station - Drake Bay
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights
    • Price:
      from £ 1,295.- per person (excluding flights)

    Corcovado National Park is an area of Costa Rica less explored than most. This trip will allow you to hike and stay within the National Park itself, before travelling to a beachside lodge to relax.

    Corcovado National Park is an area of Costa Rica less explored than most. This trip will allow you to hike and stay within the National Park itself, before travelling to a beachside lodge to relax.

    Costa Rica Corcovado national park boat tour
    • Itinerary:
      Corcovado National Park
    • Duration:
      4 days / 3 nights
    • Price:
      from £ 875.- per person (excluding flights)

    The isolation of the Corcovado rainforest makes it one of the most special places in the country. You’ll take a speedboat through narrow winding channels to Drake Bay, before a guided walk in Corcovado National Park and a snorkel on one of the best reefs in the country.

    The isolation of the Corcovado rainforest makes it one of the most special places in the country. You’ll take a speedboat through narrow winding channels to Drake Bay, before a guided walk in Corcovado National Park and a snorkel on one of the best reefs in the country.

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.”

Travel specialist Kelly boarding plane Costa Rica