We at Tour Costa Rica want your Costa Rica trip to be your best vacation ever. We want to help you experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforests, volcanoes, rivers and postcard-perfect beaches.
Costa Rica’s fertile Central Valley is home to the Capital City of San José, and nearly 70% of the country’s population. Considered the financial and cultural center of Costa Rica, visitors can get a glimpse of the country’s rich historical past while exploring the colorful streets, museums, and artisan markets downtown. Surrounding the greater metropolitan area and incorporated towns, the valley gives way to verdant mountain slopes ripe with coffee, flower, and sugarcane plantations. The steamy Poás and Barva Volcanoes watch sentinel over the valley below and offer visitors a unique opportunity to walk among the otherworldly vegetation and learn about the country’s geothermal activity.
Costa Rica’s dynamic Pacific Coast encompasses some of the country’s most popular destinations and is the closest distance from the Capital City. Feel the pulse of Jaco Beach’s nightlife and surf scene; the pounding swells of Playa Hermosa; and witness the biological wonders, white-sand beaches, and warm crystalline waters of Manuel Antonio National Park. You can also set sail on a seaborne adventure from the Quepos Port or snorkel in the protected waters of Marino Ballena National Park, where Humpbacks and other whale species come to birth their young.
Costa Rica’s Northern Zone encompasses a remarkable variety of climates, ecosystems, and wildlife. Among its world-renowned national parks are the expansive wetlands and marshes of Caño Negro, the iconic Arenal Volcano and Lake, and the mist-strewn cloud and rainforests of Monteverde. Several important rivers wind through the region providing valuable water to the rich agricultural economy and world-class rapids for the adventurous thrill seeker. The stunningly diverse topography and biodiversity promise an unforgettable experience of thrilling adventure and peaceful relaxation.
Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast captures the true essence of tropical paradise. Blanketed in banana and pineapple plantations, the fertile coastal lowlands are home to huge swaths of impenetrable rainforests intersected by powerful rivers and canals that are home to thousands of bird, animal, and plant species. Some of the tiny townships and luxury resorts found here are only accessible by boat or air, such as the beautiful Pacuare Lodge and Tortuguero. Farther south is the commercial port of Limón and the wildly popular beach and surf towns of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. Combined with the region’s largely Afro-Caribbean and Indigenous population, the Caribbean Coast is a veritable goldmine of cultural, culinary, and ecological riches.
Guanacaste Province is known for its sweeping grasslands, idyllic cattle and horse ranches, and the shade-bearing beauty of massive Guanacaste trees decorating the horizon. The semi-arid landscape is far different than that the largely tropical Costa Rica. Spanning the northwest Pacific quadrant and most of the Nicoya Peninsula, the region is famous for its historic cowboy culture, miles of pristine coastline, excellent surf and sailing, and first-class resorts. Explore the numerous national parks harboring active volcanoes, rare tropical dry forests and wetlands, and hundreds of fascinating bird and wildlife species.
The Nicoya Peninsula is Costa Rica’s northernmost headland and is best known for its Campesino culture, idyllic grasslands, and ruggedly-beautiful beaches. Bordered to the west by the commanding Pacific Ocean and to the east by the marine-rich waters and tiny islands of the Gulf of Nicoya, the peninsula was the country’s best-kept secret until recently. Great stretches of palm-lined beaches with incredible surf and water sports rival for international attention with pristine national parks of tropical dry forests, hidden coves, and coral reefs. Vibrant seaside towns, waterfalls, quiet estuaries, and warm sands where thousands of turtles arrive annually to lay their eggs are but a few of the attractions that await.
Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast encompasses the wild jungles, wetlands, and stunning coastline of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. It is also home to the warm waters of Golfo Dulce teeming with marine life and stunning vistas. The region is truly an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true and offers every opportunity for discovery and adventure – from secluded world-class eco-resorts to world-class surf and rainforest safaris deep in the peninsula’s interior. This remote jungle paradise was named one of the most biologically intense places on earth by National Geographic.
The cool and misty mountains of Costa Rica’s Southern Zone promise an unforgettable natural retreat into a pristine ecological corridor of montane cloud forests, dramatic canyons, and cascading waterfalls. Nature enthusiasts are drawn to the region to experience the world-class birding and wildlife around Los Quetzales National Park and San Gerardo de Dota. Others come to push their limits scaling Cerro Chirripó’s frosty peak or to delve deeper into the dense and remote jungles of La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for biodiversity.