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  • Sloth
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges

Costa Rica is certainly known for the friendliness of its people, its environmental concerns and its all year round good weather. However, there is much more to entice you to travel to Costa Rica. Above all are the diversity of places to visit and the wide choice of activities.

The country name means “Rich Coast” due to the vast quantities of jewels and gold found by the Spanish when they first discovered Costa Rica. It is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with excellent beaches on each coast with 1300 kilometres/800 miles of coastline in total. It has a reputation for its well established systems for environmental sustainability programmes. In fact, 25% of the country consists of protected areas and national parks. Costa Rica has become the poster child for ecotourism.

The capital, San Jose, is ringed by mountains and lush green valleys. Although, like most capitals, it is quite hectic, there are several neighbourhoods which make San Jose a very walkable city. It boasts an excellent selection of interesting museums and other cultural venues. One colourful highlight takes place every Thursday at the Parque Morazan when a troupe of jugglers performs accompanied by percussion music.

Arenal National Park in the north central part of the country has the world’s most active volcano. Since 1968, it has averaged around 40 moderate eruptions a day but is very safe. The area is excellent for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting and viewing wildlife. There are attractive waterfalls and hot springs and there is also an interesting butterfly conservatory.

Tortuguero, on the Caribbean Coast, meaning “full of turtles” is a biologically diverse national park with an amazing selection of wildlife which includes the three toed sloth and the jaguar. It is made up of rainforest, mangroves, swamps, lagoons and beaches.

Another interesting national park is Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which has over 2500 different plants, 100 mammal and 400 bird species, many ecosystems and a well laid-out system of trails.

The Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific consisting of both rainforest and coral reefs is stunningly beautiful. It has probably the best beaches in Costa Rica. It is also rich in wildlife.

Yet another wildlife reserve is Cano Negro in the north central part of the country, a marshy jungle-like very remote area not easy to navigate unless on a tour. One way to explore is a floating safari through the tropical rainforest and marshland.

For further volcanic activity, visit Rincon de la Vieja in the north west with its trails, waterfalls and abundance of wildlife. You can experience bubbling sulphurous mud pits here. The area has wonderful vistas of natural beauty.

Other beach areas, both on the Pacific, are Tamarindo which not only offers bathing, sailing, fishing and diving but also has many art galleries and craft centres and Papagayo Gulf set in tropical scenery and quieter than Tamarindo.

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Costa Rica Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Costa Rica.

Learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Costa Rica for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Costa Rica vacations today!

 

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  • Arenal Kioro Suites & Spas: Stay of Distinction

    Spend your days adventuring and your nights being pampered in Costa Rica.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 757
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

    Spend some time hiking along trails discovering the flora and fauna around Arenal volcano and lake, before soaking in thermal pools, surrounded by tropical gardens.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 166
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Canyoning in Arenal: Costa Rica

    During this exciting tour you will find yourself rappelling down waterfalls in a river canyon.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 122
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Fully Guided)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,166
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Regular)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,867
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Self Drive)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,639
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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  • Costa Rica Elements (Fully Guided)

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,805
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Costa Rica Elements: Private

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,451
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Costa Rica Elements: Self Drive

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,191
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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  • Costa Rica Getaways

    The name Costa Rica is Spanish for ‘rich coast.’ Even with just a few days here, it’s hard to disagree.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 178
    Trip Type:
    18 to 30 Somethings, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Costa Rica Green

    Whether you travel for wildlife, exhilaration or relaxation, Costa Rica is ready and waiting.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,470
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Costa Rica Wonders

    This perfect overview of Costa Rica visits Arenal, Mirador El Silencio and Monteverde.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 875
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,154
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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  • Hotel Parador: Stay of Distinction

    Relax in luxury with the beautiful Pacific Ocean on one side, and pristine rainforest on the other.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 692
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour

    Take an in depth look at one of the country's most versatile national parks (featuring dense forests and three different protected beaches).
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 66
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • March Break Costa Rica

    Central America’s rainforest wilderness is ready to lift your winter blues.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,531
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Monteverde Night Tour

    Explore Monteverde park in darkness while using flashlights to look for tree frogs, snakes and huge spiders while your naturalist guide explains their habitats and their behaviours.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 38
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Natural History Hike at Monteverde Reserve

    Enjoy a guided hike along the paths and trails of the Cloud Forest reserve, a 10, 500-hectare private reserve established to protect the habitat of the quetzal, in danger of extinction.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 99
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling: Manuel Antonio National Park

    Kayak past islands and inlets looking for marine birds and nesting sites, stopping for lunch in a hidden bay before donning your snorkel to look for tropical fish, turtles and marine life.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 75
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Pacuare River Rafting: Costa Rica

    This tour takes you on a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences through Class III-IV rapids.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 105
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour, Guanacaste

    Spend some time in Palo Verde National Park as you glide through the rivers, lagoons, mangroves and marshlands looking for various wildlife like birds, crocodiles, monkeys and iguanas.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 124
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • River Safari Float: Arenal

    Take in Costa Rica’s unique flora and fauna as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest while looking for monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and many tropical birds.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 64
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Tango Mar Beach Resort: Stay of Distinction

    The best of beachfront Costa Rica at your doorstep.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Volcanoes & Beach Holidays

    From its environment and culture to its range of activities, diverse Costa Rica proudly wears its eco-tourism crown. Explore the area surrounding its most famous volcano, Arenal. Then hit the Pacific Coast for some well-earned relaxation, Costa Rica style.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,442
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • White Water Rafting the Rio Balsa in Arenal: Costa Rica

    White water rafting the Rio Balsa in Arenal - Costa Rica
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 183
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
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