Trips to Costa Rica
There are few countries the size of Costa Rica that can pack such an immense punch when it comes to landscapes and biodiversity. This wonderful Central American country’s highlights read like a check list of natural wonders.
Our holidays in Costa Rica will make sure that you witness the very best that it has to offer and encompass all of the exceptional opportunities that are available; the country’s size makes exploring nice and easy.
We’ll show you the wild and rugged beauty of the Caribbean Coast with its black sand beaches and wildlife highlights, as well as the relaxing tempo of the Pacific where migrating whales and sandy white beaches are the order of the day.
The power of the Arenal Volcano will be witnessed and the inland valleys and rainforests explored in full.
We offer you plenty of unforgettable encounters, the chance for more active exploration if you want it and time to simply unwind. We’ll give you the chance to learn about the people and culture of Costa Rica and of course sample its excellent food and incredible coffee.
We love Costa Rica, its people, culture and natural environments make it one of the most special countries in the world and here at Artisan we can’t wait to show you it as its very best.Read more
All creatures great and small
Costa Rica could be described as a tad greedy; it occupies only 0.01% of the world’s landmass but offers 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It also features the highest percentage of protected parks and areas in the world. This means that for anyone with an interest in the natural world this is paradise.
Exotic mammals, primates, reptiles, insects and birds are almost an everyday occurrence here and we’ll ensure you witness this very special flora and fauna.
Highlights include the likes of Tortuguero National Park, accessible only by boat and on the Caribbean coast; it is home to a plethora of primates and reptiles and turtles can be seen on the beaches.
As you head cross-country you can explore the delights of the central valleys and areas where more active adventures such as rafting and canopy tours are possible. They are a wonderful way to gain a different perspective on the forests.
In the outskirts of the town of La Fortuna you can relax in a 5-star hotel and gaze at the Arenal Volcano in all its glory. You can do this from the comfort of your own in-room hot tub, which is an added treat. The rainforests here provide the chance to see nature’s fauna at its very best and you can see it from amongst the canopy in a variety of ways.
On the Pacific Coast the tempo always relaxes as the sandy, palm-fringed beaches ensure a different pace is followed on this golden Riviera. The region offers a wealth of stunning vistas and landscapes as well as the chance to witness whales and dolphins.
Costa Rica’s varied landscapes provide a natural playground, in which those who wish to explore in a more active way can do so. Our Costa Rica Active Adventure holiday showcases all of the key sights but includes a taste of adrenaline and more active ways of enjoying the natural world.
The best way to witness the detail of the rainforest and the smaller fauna is on foot and so gentle jungle hikes can achieve this whilst boat trips allow you to explore waterways that lead deeper into the dense forest. You can do all of this to the chorus of howler monkeys and tropical birds with a keen sense that there may be other animals keeping a check on your movements as you go.
We will then take you white water-rafting on a jungle river, horse riding, and on a thrilling canopy tour as you zip wire through the tree-tops. A night of jungle ‘glamping’ tops off an adrenaline-filled day.
At Arenal, in the shadow of the mighty volcano, you explore a deep canyon, rappelling down a series of amazing waterfalls and exploring an area that few get to witness.
Ending at the Pacific Coast there is a wealth of water sports on offer as well as the chance to simply kick-back and relax on the beach.
There is so much to see and do here but our Travel Experts will help you explore in the way you want and make sure that your holiday encompasses all of the highlights of this extraordinary destination.