From rainforest to volcanoes, cloud forests and stunning beaches, to waterfalls, wildlife and hot springs; Costa Rica is a nature lovers’ paradise. Packing in a whole lot of adventure, relaxation and the country’s top sights, our W&O Essence of Costa Rica holiday is sure to be an unforgettable trip!
A short stay in Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose means heading out into the central valley to discover turquoise volcanic crater lakes, coffee plantations and waterfalls. Navigate the network of canals and backwaters of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast and keep your eyes peeled for caiman, sloths, monkeys and over 400 species of birds.
The adventure capital of the country, Arenal; is also home to a picture perfect conical dormant volcano. Surrounded by lava fields, the region is perfect for trekking, mountain biking, zip lining or soaking in the nearby hot springs. A day trip to Caño Negro is said to be one of the country’s best wildlife experiences, this area of wetland is a paradise for birders and animal lovers alike. The cool primary cloud forest region of Monteverde is home to the majestic Resplendent Quetzal.
Head up into the canopies to get a bird’s eye view of the jungle on a network of suspended walkways, spotting birds, butterflies and monkeys along the way. On the lush Pacific Coast, take a few days to relax and soak up the sun on its many sandy beaches. Visit nearby Manuel Antonio National Park or simply disconnect and enjoy the sounds of nature on palm-fringed beaches.