Central Costa Rica

San José, Turrialba

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Central Costa Rica

The city of San José is home to Juan Santamaria, Costa Rica’s primary international airport and the starting point for most tours of the country. From Juan Santamaria it is a half hour’s drive to the busy city centre, where visitors will find a great choice of hotels, restaurants, and nightlife.

A wonderful time in Costa Rica

I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica so BIG THANK YOU... I couldn't fault it if I tried!

Joanna

Featured itineraries

Wildlife and Birdlife of Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica's stunning biodiversity in this 12-day itinerary. Your Costa Rica holiday begins in the capital of San José, from where you will visit the labyrinthine network of rivers and canals that makes up Tortuguero, the birders' paradise of Turrialba, and the stunning Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve. The emphasis throughout is on the wildlife, particularly Costa Rica's famed birdlife.

Destination

  • Costa Rica

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel

Prices from £3100 pp

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Complete Costa Rica

Complete Costa Rica is a full overview of this fascinating country. Starting in San Jose, the two week tour takes in the best of Costa Rica's natural heritage, including the Osa Peninsula, Tortuguero canals, Poas Volcano, and more.

Destination

  • Costa Rica

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from £3595 pp

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Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Bike, trek, kayak and raft your way across Costa Rica on this 10-day traverse, taking you from the Caribbean Coast in the east to the Pacific Ocean coastline in the west. This is a demanding challenge involving approx. 20km of rafting/kayaking, 210km of biking, and 34km of trekking over the course of six days, through challenging terrain including rainforest, mangrove swamps and volcanic foothills!

Destination

  • Costa Rica

Experience

  • Biking Holidays
  • Group Travel
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Family Travel

Prices from £3990 pp

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Accommodation

Grano de Oro

The deluxe Grano de Oro heritage hotel is situated in the primarily residential Barrio Don Bosco neighbourhood of San Jose, close to the main sights of the city.

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Hotel Alta

The Hotel Alta sits in the hills above San Jose with fabulous views of the valley, mountains and distant volcanoes.

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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel

The Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel has a private location on 85 acres of pastureland adjoining the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve, approx. 60km north-west of San Jose.

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Xandari Resort

Xandari is a super stylish hotel set within 40 acres of tropical gardens above the Central Valley. The gardens are perfect for walking, with over 4kms of trails.

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Southern India Highlights

We absolutely loved India! ...in normal G&M style everything ran very smoothly over there.

Simon