Tours of Costa Rica
Tours to Costa Rica and beyond. An experienced Holidays Please Travel Agent can help you plan your ideal holiday or choose from one of our pre-planned itineraries.
See animals in the wild or be a wild party animal. Peruse our featured highlights and see where your next adventure lies.
What to do in Costa Rica
With museums, parks and lively entertainment all found within the downtown area, San Jose boasts more than just the international airport. Visit The Museo Nacional which is the perfect introduction to San Jose. Mercado de Artesanias Nacionales is the place for local handicrafts and souvenirs. In the evening, visit the boca bars (for tapas) around Barrio Escalante.
What to do in San Jose, Costa Rica
Top 10 Hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica
Budget Accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park
The main attraction at Tortuguero National Park is the leatherback and green turtles. Rangers run night walks to watch them lay their eggs in the sand. A lucky few may get to see some of them actually hatch.
Birds and three types of monkeys can be spotted from the creeks. You can hire a boat to paddle along and watch the wild-life.
Top 10 Hotels in Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica
Budget Accommodation in Tortuguero National Park
Think miles upon miles of golden sand lined with coconut trees and this is the perfect Caribbean destination for sun and sea lovers. You’ll also find: Mangroves, almost virgin rain-forest back by glorious mountains.
From Puerto Limon you can visit Parque Vargas. Watch the trees here for sight of the sloths climbing in the branches.
Top 10 Hotels in Puerto Limon
Budget Accommodation in Puerto Limon
Arenal is Costa Rica’s famous and still active volcano. The magma has flowed constantly since the 1960’s. You can watch plumes of smoke emit from the top of Arenal and the red molten lava seep down the sides. There are some short hiking trails to take you through older tracts of former eruptions.
The Top 10 Hotels for Arenal Volcano National Park
Budget Accommodation for Arenal Volcano National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park has it all, rainforest, beaches and a coral reef. In the forests you can see iguanas, monkeys, sloths and many different bird species. The clear water aound the reef is perfect for snorkelling. Humpback whales visit this region between December and April
Two crescent shaped beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio, are usually so deserted that you could be the only person for a thousand miles.
Tamarindo Beach (Playa Tamarindo)
Playa Tamarindo is a surfers paradise attracting beginners and seasoned pro’s from around the world. Running alongside the beautiful beach is a strip of shops bars and restaurants. Witch’s Rock is a famous wave-riding spot and Las Baulas National Park offers mangroves and turtle watching.
Expect to see monkeys playing in the canopies of the palm trees that line the promenade.
Top rated hotels for Tamarindo Beach (Playa Tamarindo)
Top rated hostels for Tamarindo Beach (Playa Tamarindo)
What to do in Tamarindo Beach (Playa Tamarindo)
Conchal Beach (Playa Conchal)
Conchal or Shell Beach has been formed over millions of years by the shells that have washed up on the beach. With crystal clear water, this area is a favourite of swimmers and snorkellers. Conchal Beach (Playa Conchal) is not over developed with just a few good hotels and apartments or condo’s to rent.
Ideal for those wanting a quiet relaxing holiday although a 30 minute drive will take you to where the action is.
Top rated hotels for Conchal Beach (Playa Conchal)
On the Pacific Coast the water is warm all year. Water sports abound with activities to suit every level of ability. When you prefer to relax, laze on the beach, but keep those eyes peeled as dolphins, leaping fish and even whales are regular sights. Choose from a fine variety of hotels, bars and restaurants.
Top rated hotels for Papagayo Bay
Clear sand and clear waters have made PLAYA FLAMINGO a favourite with holidaymakers from around the world. This laid back area boasts a few high end hotels and a small number of shops and restaurants.
Laze on the beach or snorkel the coral in search starfish, reef sharks and eels.
Top rated hotels for Playa Flamingo
With two main hotel complex’s and a sandy beach this is he ideal place to relax and chill out. Everything that you need is available in the All-Inclusive resorts. If you are looking for some adventure then Diamante Eco Adventure Park offering wildlife and zip-lining experiences is on your door step. The nearest town is Coco Beach which is a 10 minutes cab ride away.
Top rated hotels for Playa Matapalo
Tours & Excursions
Need to know
Capital: San Jose
Languages: Spanish, English
Visa Requirement: Not required by UK nationals
Air France: All regional departure points via CDG, 4 days per week
British Airways: LGW, 3 days per week
Iberia: LHR via MAD, 7 days per week
KLM: All regional departure points via AMS, 4 days per week
United Airlines: LHR via various, 7 days per week
MAN/EDI/GLA (summer only), via various, 7 days per week