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Costa Rica

With lush rainforests, bubbling volcanoes and colourful wildlife, Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers. Located in Central America, the diversity in this small country is breathtaking with verdant valleys and tropical rainforests hosting 5% of the world’s biodiversity including ficus trees, orchids, jaguars and monkeys. Costa Rica is also one of the world’s best places for birdwatching, with dozens of species of parrots, hummingbirds and falcons. In addition, Costa Rica is blessed with outstanding beaches on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, which provide the perfect opportunities for snorkelling, diving, fishing and surfing.

 

What you’ll love most about Costa Rica

  • Visit the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and explore the nearby hot springs and hiking trails
  • Relax on the beaches of Costa Rica, such as Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, or Puerto Viejo, or go surfing or paddleboarding in the nearby waters
  • Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a protected area that is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including the elusive resplendent quetzal
  • Head into Tortuguero National Park, a remote park accessible only by boat or plane, that is famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds
  • Go on a rafting or kayaking adventure down the Pacuare River, one of the best whitewater rivers in the world
  • Explore the Osa Peninsula, a remote region of Costa Rica known for its rainforests, beaches, and wildlife, including the elusive jaguar
  • Visit Corcovado National Park, a remote park that is home to 13 different ecosystems and a vast array of wildlife, including tapirs, sloths, and macaws

Where to Book

  • Hiking the lush Costa Rica rainforest

  • Arenal Volcano and lake

  • Keelbilled Toucan Costa Rica

  • Manuel Antonio National Park, aerial view, Costa Rica

  • Blue Botos Lagoon near Poas Volcano

  • Cute sloth, Costa Rica

  • La Fortuna Waterfall, forest and river, Costa Rica

  • Surfing in Costa Rica

  • Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 26℃
  • 29℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 25℃
  • 26℃
  • 26℃
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10
  • 23
  • 24
  • 22
  • 24
  • 27
  • 27
  • 19
  • 10

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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