Costa Rica is sure to satisfy those looking for excitement, be it white water rafting, tree-top ziplining, surfing, quad biking, or hiking. If you have a head for heights be sure to visit the vast cloud forest reserves filled with trails, canopy walkways and amazing array of wildlife. There are eight treetop bridges suspended at heights ranging from 36ft (12m) to 180ft (60m). If you can bring yourself to look down it’s the best way to observe the flora and fauna
Costa Rica is a land of simmering volcanoes. There are over sixty dormant as well as six active volcanoes and many can be observed at close quarters. The most active (and popular) is Arenal which erupts regularly on a daily basis and looms large and ominously over the surrounding hillsides and green pastures. Enjoy a genuine sense of awe gazing up at its neck-craning 5,437 feet.
Costa Rica also has plenty to satisfy wildlife spotters. Tortuguero National Park is one of the best places to go turtle spotting, especially from November when the new hatchlings emerge from their eggs. We recommend escaping to the tranquillity of Osa Peninsula, one of the most beautiful areas of the country where you’ll see over half of Costa Rica’s wildlife species represented.
Whether you like your holidays action-packed or prefer to take things slowly, we’re certain everyone will appreciate unwinding on one of Costa Rica’s many rainforest-backed beaches.
When to go
The weather is at its driest and brightest between December and May.