Costa Rica Tours & Vacations

Jungle jaunts and coastal escapades in a tropical paradise - introducing your new amigo, Costa Rica.

An adventure hotspot for some, and a cultural haven for others, Central America's Costa Rica definitely lives up to its translation as the ‘rich coast’. And as you journey under lush jungle canopies, along the golden coastline and laidback surf towns, you’ll soon be rich with memorable experiences. You could become a pro at spotting toucans in Monteverde’s steamy cloud forests or listen out for the distant whoop of white-faced capuchins in Corcovado, but really, it’s the pace of life here that gets you. The phrase ‘hustle and bustle’ isn’t in Costa Rica’s vocabulary; as you’d expect from a country whose unofficial motto is ‘pura vida’ – the pure life.

Costa Rica tour reviews

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Central American Journey

Katherine · Traveled August 2023
This trip is an excellent way to see less-visited countries and have the opportunity to do once-in-a-lifetime activities, like volcano sandboarding. It is extremely fast with a lot of time spent on the road, so be prepared that the time spent seeing the people and landscapes from the window of a bus is part of the trip itself. Accommodations are extremely basic but hopefully the selected locations are improved by Intrepid in the future.
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

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Yakhouba · Traveled August 2023
Great trip, once in a lifetime opportunity and great guide who is now a new standard for me for the next guides.
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Classic Costa Rica

Chris · Traveled August 2023
Overall an amazing experience , well led by a very capable tour leader. Disappointed in the overall lack of wildlife , particularly the absence of birds. No fault of the tour leader. Disappointed it did include breakfasts in all locations. It meant heading off , sometimes in inclement weather , which was a hassle.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Classic Costa Rica

Richard · Traveled August 2023
A wonderful trip that took us on a magical journey through a range of landscapes and unique habitats. Including wet and misty cloud forests, dramatic volcanoes, impenetrable jungles with mangrove swamps and two dramatically different ocean experiences.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Classic Costa Rica

Julie · Traveled August 2023
Superb guide. Lots to see and well organised.
Review submitted 01 Sep 2023

Costa Rica at a glance


    San Jose (population approximately 340,000)


    Approximately 5.1 million






    (GMT-06:00) Central America




    Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin) Type B (American 3-pin)

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