Most of us have heard of Costa Rica. In fact, it’s hard not to have heard of it, even though you may not know exactly where it is. The two Attenborough brothers know exactly where it is – David must have visited the country numerous times to film his BBC Wildlife programmes and how can we forget his brother, the actor Richard whose character introduced us to the fictitious wildlife park of genetically created dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.
So where exactly is this country. Well, it’s located between Mexico and South America, above the equator with Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the southeast. It has the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic) to the east and therefore blessed with beautiful beaches on two sides.
Costa Rica has two seasons – the dry season from December to April are the best months to visit, whilst the rainy (also called green season) is from May until November with sunny days and the occasional afternoon showers.
From the UK you can fly direct to the capital of San Jose or Liberia in the northwest with British Airways and TUI or indirect to San Jose with KLM, Iberia, and some American airlines like Delta, American Airlines and US Airways. Do bear in mind though that if you fly via the USA, you will need to apply for an electronic visa.
So now that you know all this, why not check out the four suggested itineraries we have on our new Costa Rica website. They’re all slightly different as they cover a variety of National Parks, but all they have in common is that you will be staying in fantastic accommodation, some in unique off the beaten track places and that you will be in awe of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on any of these trips.
Oh, and even though these are all self-drive holidays, we can of course swap these for either shared or private transfers.
Don’t wait any longer and give our Costa Rica specialist Susanne a ring on 017687 – 721020 to discuss your next holiday to this exciting destination.