Costa Rica Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Costa Rica
Encounter some of the rarest and most colourful wildlife on the planet on a journey beyond the senses, to nature’s paradise. Take one of our escorted holiday tours to Costa Rica and discover one of the world’s most breathtaking natural treasure-troves – Costa Rica.
Few other destinations can rival the experience of a holiday in Costa Rica. Marvel at the diversity on display in the canopy of Monteverde’s spectacular cloud forest, take in the perfect cone Arenal volcano, and encounter some of the world’s rarest wildlife.
Soak up the sights, sounds and experiences of this exotic paradise of flora and fauna on an unforgettable holiday in Costa Rica. Explore the cloud forest via treetop walkways, and keep an eye out for the iridescent ruby-throated hummingbird, the vibrant quetzal and three-toed sloths, or keep your ears alert for booming cries of a howler monkey and the ‘squeaky gate’ sounds of the three-wattled bellbird.
Follow Costa Rica’s natural wonders in to the water and see dolphins and whales thrive offshore or perhaps watch the leatherback and green turtles drag themselves up on to sandy beaches to lay their eggs.
Journey through the jungle, bathe in thermal waters and marvel at Arenal Volcano. Relax like a sloth on the white-sand beaches and swim in warm seas on the Pacific coast– a perfect way to complete a holiday in Costa Rica.
Take an unforgettable tour of Costa Rica with Newmarket Holidays and savour its natural beauty as you encounter Tortuguero’s wildlife, journey through the jungle to La Fortuna, and explore the cloud forests of Monteverde.
Things to do in Costa Rica
Known as nature’s paradise, Costa Rica offers plenty to see and do. From wild national parks, active volcanoes, cloud forests, serene waterfalls, hot springs, animal sanctuaries and beautiful beaches, there is always something new and exciting to surprise you on each day of your visit. Here are just some of the must-do, must-see attractions and experiences not to miss on your holiday in Costa Rica.
Journey through the rainforest to Tortuguero National Park and encounter spectacular wildlife, from howler monkeys and carlet macaws to crocodiles and black vultures – there’s no end to the variation of wildlife you’ll to spot amid the tropical forests.
Journey through the jungle to La Fortuna and enjoy views of majestic Arenal, if the weather permits, you’ll see the magnificent cone of Arenal. Take a bath in natural hot springs and thermal pools.
Visit the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, set among the lush, dense forests that are home to an incredible diversity of birds, including the exotically coloured resplendent quetzal, as well as to some rare species such as jaguars and pumas.
When sightseeing and seeking out nature’s glories are done, Costa Rica’s pristine beaches and relaxed resorts provide a welcome, indulgent contrast.
Things to see in Costa Rica
Food and drink in Costa Rica
Costa Rican cuisine is heavily influenced by the country’s plentiful fresh ingredients, including exotic fruits and vegetables. Costa Rican cuisine is known for being on the mild side. Often cooked from scratch, Costa Rican dishes are refreshing, varied and delicious.
Expect simple but satisfying home-style cooking. Traditional food is often a blend of comfort food with a flavour-bursting Latin flair. Meals in Costa Rica often contain both rice and black beans, with other ingredients like chicken or fish and different sorts of vegetables.
No holiday to Costa Rica is complete without trying the national dish, gallo pinto. Consisting of rice and beans, served with scrambled or fried eggs and sour cream or cheese, it can be eaten at any time of the day – mostly for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, opt for casados – a dish made up of many foods; rice, beans, served with meat or fish and a salad, fried plantains, white cheese and corn tortilla.
You’ll find generally strong and high quality coffee in Costa Rica. One of the nation’s most important exports, it is offered in nearly every restaurant and household in the country.
Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
- GMT -6
- Avg. Flight Time
- 11.5 hours (San José)
- Visa Required
- Not required
- Costa Rican colón