Costa Rica holidays:
Welcome to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a jewel of a country. Within a small area it has abundant wildlife, wonderful scenery, fine beaches and much more. It is easy to get around and there are some excellent places to stay.
Most people visit Costa Rica for the experience of nature that it offers. Within its small area, Costa Rica has a great variety of scenery: mountains tipped with misty cloud forest, lowlands swathed in rich rainforest, dry and dusty ranch lands, long beaches and rocky coves.
Costa Rica also has impressive volcanoes, wild rivers tumbling through narrow gorges, and country roads that wind through sleepy villages whose farming families grow coffee, flowers, or fruits.
Wildlife reserves and national parks cover a quarter of Costa Rica's area, helping to maintain these precious natural wonders and Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity: over 5% of all the species on earth in an area a fifth the size of the UK. Getting to see the natural side of Costa Rica has been made easy with numerous park trails, elevated walkways in the canopy and river boat trips.
Often called the Switzerland of Latin America, Costa Rica is peaceful and well organised. Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world, have the second-highest average life expectancy of the Americas (second only to Canada) and have so light an ecological footprint that the country comes very close to achieving one-planet living. Costa Rica has no army, educational and health standards are relatively high, and English is widely spoken.
'Coast to Coast' tailor-made holiday
From the Caribbean to the Pacific. One of the very best all-round tours of Costa Rica. Just one of our tailor-made holiday ideas...
'Costa Rican Odyssey' small group holiday
Our 'Costa Rican Odyssey' is an excellent general tour of Costa Rica with an accent on nature and wildlife...
Self-drive holidays in Costa Rica
With a guide book, a map and a hire car, you can go as you please in Costa Rica. We have some really great options for excellent value...
Choosing a holiday to Costa Rica
Planning your Costa Rica holiday
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Types of Costa Rica holiday
Costa Rica offers a lot, and we offer a choice of several ways to experience it:
Tailor-made holidays A holiday designed for your dates, style and budget, often with one of our example holiday ideas as a starting point.
Small group holidays Join a group of like-minded travellers travelling with a guide on good value trips with fixed departure dates
Family holidays Tailor-made holidays designed with all the family in mind.
Honeymoons Special holidays designed to combine relaxation, romance, and memorable experiences in whatever style you are looking for.
Costa Rica holiday ideas by theme
Touring & wildlife holidays
Guide to Costa Rica
Browse our short guide to Costa Rica for inspiration and the practical information you need.
Order a Costa Rica brochure
Order your copy of our in-depth Costa Rica travel brochure, packed with inspiration and information on holidays in Costa Rica.
Contact our Costa Rica specialists
Geodyssey brings you an exclusive selection of thoughtfully designed holidays in amazing locations throughout our destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our holidays focus on what is natural, authentic, comfortable, stylish and affordable, and on what works best in each country. Our tailor-made holidays are individually designed by our experienced team on the basis of in-depth knowledge, a real enthusiasm for our destinations, and a desire to make sure we get it right for each and every customer. All our customers have 100% financial protection. All the land-based holidays on this website are exclusive to Geodyssey. Geodyssey is an independent company managed by its owners, based in London, founded in 1993.