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

4.9 out of 5 based on 868 reviews submitted.
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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

Classic Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica Experience

Liane · Traveled August 2023
This was a great trip to get a general feel for Costa Rica. The included activities were wonderful and there were a lot of additional options for the energetic.
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023

Central American Journey

Alexandra · Traveled August 2023
Amazing trip though a bit fast paced at times and still a basic level. Nevertheless, what made it great was having Ben as a tour leader. I truly don’t have enough words to express my appreciation for having Ben on this tour! Ben was definitely …the cherry on top for this trip and I’ll be forever grateful for everything he has done for my Central America experience. From helping out with border crossing or even personal requests to always being approachable and share knowledge and a smile, nothing was too much for him. He has definitely set the bar really high for Intrepid’s tour leaders. I appreciate this should be more about the trip than Ben but honestly, my amazing Central America experience would not be the same without him!
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Central American Journey

Julie · Traveled August 2023
If you’re considering a Central American Journey - just go! Sensational experiences in amazing countries. There is no malaria or nasties to be had. People are really nice. I got lost regularly and people went out of their way to help. Pack light, no trouble with laundry. Food was delicious and your guide will make sure you eat well. I had no tummy troubles but pack meds for just in case. I am 73, with younger group and felt 30 when I got home. You know what you can do, go and have a fabulous trip!
Review submitted 10 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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