Destinations

Costa Rica Holidays

With over 46 national parks, private reserves and wildlife refuges, Costa Rica's natural paradise certainly isn't short on nature, or adventure!
Overview

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica Adventure'Pura Vida' is every Costa Rican's favourite expression. It means 'Pure Life', and encompasses Costa Rica's appreciation for nature. In fact, nearly 25% of Costa Rica's land is protected with over 46 national parks, private reserves and wildlife refuges.

On our Costa Rica tours you can soak in natural hot springs in the moonlight, photograph playful monkeys in the treetops, hike to hidden waterfalls or laze on the beautiful Caribbean and Pacific beaches. Just south of Costa Rica are Panama's secluded Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro.

Here you'll find the peaceful beaches of the Bastimentos National Marine Park, home to turtle nesting grounds, tropical birds and excellent snorkelling. And this natural paradise isn't short on adventure either, with options ranging from hiking to the top of smoking volcanoes to zip-lining through jungle canopies.

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Costa Rica Holidays

Highlights & Activities

Costa Rica Holiday Highlights

Monteverde Cloud Forest
A cloud forest rather than a rain forest because of its altitude, it is home to unsurpassed biodiversity with around 100 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds, including 30 kinds of hummingbirds, thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Some exceptional coral reefs as well as numerous secluded coves make the park an absolute delight for snorkellers and divers, although a series of rainforest trails leading to some superb scenic lookout points mean that you might be torn between land and sea.
Arenal Volcano National Park
Home to the Arenal Volcano, one the most active volcanoes in the world. The park is covered in rainforest flora and fauna, plus innumerable rivers, waterfalls and thermal hot springs - perfect for refreshing your legs after a day of horse riding or hiking.
San Jose
The Capital of Costa Rica and the hub of the country. It is located in the Central Valley, just a few hours' drive to nearby rainforests, volcanoes and pristine beaches. Founded in 1738, it contains many museums, cultural venues, markets and cafes, with some of the best coffee in the world!
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We are also extremely proud to have received the gold award for 'Best Small Escorted Adventure Tour Operator' at the British Travel Awards for 3 years running plus a 5-star Gold Trusted Service accreditation from Feefo, the independent and trusted ratings and review platform.

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Grand American Adventures specialises in small group holidays to the Americas. With unrivalled knowledge and experience, we are committed to bringing you the finest adventures available. The possibilities are endless.

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