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Costa Rica

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.

Start planning your trip to Costa Rica

Let us know what style of holiday you are looking for. A small group holiday? A tailor-made tour? A self-drive trip? We'll get back to you with helpful information and advice to get you started.

You can call us to discuss your plans on 020 7281 7788 ( Mon-Fri 9:15-5:45). Or we'd be happy to call you back.

Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
Our brochure for Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua is packed with ideas and information to help you plan your trip.
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Planning a trip to Costa Rica

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Go here to check the best times to visit Costa Rica, flight options, hotels, ways to travel within Costa Rica, and more.

Costa Rica - single link - our design service

Costa Rica offers a wide choice of sights to see, things to do, places to stay and ways to get around. Our expert team can advise on what would work best for you.

Costa Rica - single link - guide

The Geodyssey Guide to Costa Rica

Browse our short guide to Costa Rica for inspiration and the practical information you need.

Here’s what our clients say about their experiences of Costa Rica with Geodyssey.

We enjoyed the holiday immensely and thought it was well organised - we need a rest to recover! Thank you!