Costa Rica

Active volcanoes, palm-fringed surf beaches, pristine waterfalls and tropical rainforests filled with exotic wildlife - Costa Rica is a nature-lover's fantasy. With its fabulous weather, rich biodiversity and outrageous natural beauty, this is a destination that should be near the top of any active adventurer's wish list.

Here you can see biodiversity in living colour as you explore the mist-shrouded heights of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and raft down the Pacuare, a spectacular river gorge flanked with steep jungle-clad cliffs.

Encounter abundant wildlife as you explore the lush canals and rainforests of Tortuguero National Park, marvel at the imposing symmetry of Volcano Arenal and explore the white sand beaches, rocky headlands and estuaries of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Explore Costa Rica's raw, majestic beauty in its many national parks and wilderness reserves, soak up culture, art and history in the vibrant capital of San Jose or simply kick back on one of the country's countless unspoiled beaches.

Or go all-in and challenge yourself with the thrilling Costa Rica Traverse, our award winning multi-activity adventure that will see you hike, bike, kayak and raft your way across the country.

Whichever of our Costa Rica adventures you choose; you won't regret a trip to this rugged paradise.


 

Our all inclusive approach

While all of our Costa Rica journeys are supported by well-maintained private vehicles that allow for flexible transportation, cycling itineraries feature bike hire and a support vehicle. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, handpicked accommodation, transfers and excursions.

Authentic experiences

Our Costa Rican adventures feature unique itineraries that provide insight into the country's geographic and cultural diversity and the ways they fit together. From encountering indigenous settlements deep in the cloud forest to searching for rare wildlife in pristine tropical rainforests, our activities ensure your adventure is a memorable one.

Experienced local guides

Our local guides in the field ensure your Costa Rica experience special. They are passionate about their country, eager to share their extensive knowledge of with you from the varied history and ruins to the best walking trails and restaurants.

World firsts

We proudly pioneered the first commercial traverse of Costa Rica, making our knowledge and experience in the region second to none. Our unique Costa Rica Traverse, which crosses the country by foot, bike, raft and kayak, received global acclaim as it was recognised as Outside Magazine's Central America Trip of the Year in 2006.


 

Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Lodges

Our lodges provide comfortable accommodation that is well maintained and with good facilities.

Homestays

Gain wonderful insight into the local culture during a homestay, a style of accommodation where a local family opens their home to you.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Costa Rica Adventures
Currency

Costa Rican colón

US dollars cash are the most easily convertible currency

Credit cards and ATM are available in most large cities and hotels, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code

+506

Electricity
Type A plug

Electricity in Costa Rica is 110 Volts, at 60 hertz. The most common pin type is A. (2 flat prong).

Visas

Visas are exempt for passport holders from the following countries:-

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

If you are travelling to Costa Rica through the United States of America (USA), or if you are transiting in Honolulu or other USA points of entry, you are required to meet USA entry/transit requirements. Make sure you check with your nearest US Embassy or Consulate your visa requirements well in advance of your travel.

Please ask your reservations consultant about visa requirements for any country you may transit en-route to Costa Rica.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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