Unspoiled Nature, Beaches and Jungles with Abundant Wildlife.
It’s one of the world’s most naturally rich destinations, two exquisite coastlines, lush tropical rainforests, over 200 thunderous waterfalls, virgin cloud forests, beautiful white sand beaches and rare wildlife makes Costa Rica a unique place to have an experience you'll never forget. Whether you’re an adrenaline-junkie who wants to zip-line across 2250 foot long cable above the forest floor or a cool swim underneath the waterfalls. In Costa Rica, enjoying the beauty of nature is a part of our lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break to just enjoy the views of the Pacific sunset, you’ll quickly realize during your trip that this little country is packed with new experiences for everyone.
Luxury Hotels & Villas
From boutique luxury hotels & villas to sleeping under the stars in remote locations, our selection will provide you with the most authentic experience possible.
A variety of options to meet your needs. Our private transfers can be scheduled at any time, from anywhere while our premium shared shuttles are economical, and great for budget minded travelers.
Costa Rica offers many thrilling ways to submerge yourself in its natural elements. It is the perfect destination for adventure, exploring ecosystems and connecting with nature.
Private Charter Flights
Enjoy the luxury of flying on our private charter planes on your schedule and maximize your experience from the sky, while saving lots of time.
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About Costa Rica
Your Visit to Costa Rica
There are a few things that are important to know about Costa Rica before visiting. The following Costa Rica travel tips will help you better understand the country. The busiest travel times in Costa Rica are during Christmas and New Year's, as well as the week leading up to Easter Sunday, which is known as Semana Santa, or “Holy Week.” If you plan to travel during these weeks you must book your hotel well in advance — but it’s a better idea to simply plan your visit to Costa Rica for another time.
Eating and Drinking Safely
You can find clean tap water throughout Costa Rica and in most tourist destinations. Visitors are also much less likely to suffer from stomach upset than in other countries in Central America. If the restaurant you’re in looks clean, feel free to order whatever strikes your fancy.
Shopping and Currency
Costa Rica’s unit of currency is the colon, which hovers between 550 - 580 colones/ $1 USD. U.S. dollars are widely accepted, provided the bill is not too large ($50 and $100 bills are rarely accepted). Hotels and tours generally list their prices in dollars. Compared to the rest of Central America, prices in Costa Rica are relatively high, due in large part to the country’s high standard of living. Typical Costa Rican food and produce is quite inexpensive, while imported products are priced similarly to U.S. prices. A typical Costa Rican breakfast and lunch will cost around 2000-5000 colones ($4-10).
Navigating Costa Rica’s Roads
Road conditions throughout the country vary widely. With the tropical climate and mountainous terrain, many roads are difficult to maintain, and many have never been paved. Relatively short distances can take many hours due to poor road conditions or traffic, and some roads are simply inaccessible during the rainy season when rivers swell. It is always a good idea to check with the locals about current road conditions before planning a day trip or taking off in your rental car. These tips can make or break your day.
Costa Rica’s Geography & Terrain
Costa Rica is a tropical destination. It's look and landscape changes throughout the year. Costa Rica is great for traveling any time of the year, and your experience in Costa Rica will be fulfilling beyond imagination.
Costa Rica is in Central America. It is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the north. The country's total area is 19,730 square miles (51,100 sq km), which is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia. Costa Rica's terrain varies between coastal plains and rugged mountains. The highest point is Cerro Chirripo, which rises to 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) in the Chirripó National Park.
Weather and Microclimates of Costa Rica
It rains year-round in Costa Rica, so bring a light rain jacket. From December to April is generally considered the dry season, and the rainy season starts in May. The Caribbean coast, however, is much less predictable and can receive rain throughout the year. Costa Rica’s mountains and volcanoes create a series of microclimates.
In the past 40 years, the Costa Rican government has demonstrated a keen awareness of the relationship between tourism and the environment. In order to maintain Costa Rica’s awe-inspiring biodiversity, the Institute of Costa Rican Tourism has implemented a system that rewards hotels and tour providers that implement green business practices.
Society & Economy
The Ticos - Costa Ricans are proud to have more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 68 years without a military. With the money saved, the country is better able to focus on improving the quality of life of its citizens. This is one of the many reasons why Costa Ricans, also known as “Ticos,” are such a happy and welcoming people.
Famous for their hospitality, Ticos often go out of their way to help to visitors with directions or offer other assistance if needed. It is said that “Ticos” are the nation’s best asset. Once visitors experience their hospitality, visitors too are convinced.
Costa Rica is a peaceful country, and has not had a standing army since 1948. The government provides free education for citizens through the 11th grade, as well as healthcare. Citizens of Costa Rica enjoy a high standard of living — there is a 96 percent literacy rate and an average life expectancy of 78 years.
Sustainable Development in Costa Rica
Costa Rica has opted for an ethic of sustainable development and a commitment to develop renewable energy. Already, Costa Rica is on track to become the first carbon-neutral country, with 99 percent of the country’s energy needs meet through a combination of geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind power.