• Sloth in trees in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Holidays

Welcome to the eco-tourism capital of the world, famed for its wildlife, golden beaches, waterfalls and volcanoes. Costa Rica offers a burst of activity, complemented with picturesque white sands and clear-blue waters; from zip line adventures and the hot springs of Arenal Volcano to hidden, blissful beaches and the cloud forests of Monte Verde.

Combine adrenaline and adventure on a tour followed by a relaxing beach stay afterward to catch your breath. Costa Rica is a nature-lovers paradise with over 800 species of bird, various national parks and colourful, tropical rainforest all waiting to be discovered and explored. See snakes, monkeys, butterflies and sloths before heading back to your beachfront resort for a spot of relaxation.

Create your perfect holiday on the Caribbean coast and learn to live the pure life in Costa Rica.

Destination Highlights
  • Amazing flora and fauna
  • Stunning variety of natural landscapes
  • Adventures such as zip lining and canoeing
  • High standards of eco tourism

Time Zone

GMT - 6

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.

Currency

Costa Rican colón (CRC)

Visa Information

Irish citizens will not require a visa for travel to Costa Rica.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is all about eco-adventure. Its impossibly beautiful waterfalls, crater lakes and cloud forests are like no other place on Earth. This rugged country holds five per cent of the world’s biodiversity and you’ll discover rare animal species such as the slow-moving sloth and the fascinating quetzals, a bird which the ancient Mayans considered sacred.

  • Volcan Arenal

    Arenal Volcano and Lake

    Standing 5,358 feet tall above the stunning Lake Arenal, it’s possible this active volcano could render you speechless. Hiking or riding on horseback are fantastic ways to explore this cloud-piercing peak and you can’t miss the Tabacón Hot Springs.

  • Zip lining in Costa Rica

    National parks and rainforest

    We highly recommend you take a zip-wire adventure through the Monteverde Cloud Forest – there’s no feeling quite like it. When you spot turtles nesting in Tortuguero National Park, the ‘Venice of Costa Rica’, you’ll be in awe of the wildlife.

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Costa Rica
31ºC
9mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Costa Rica
31ºC
10mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

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Costa Rica
32ºC
9mm

Average weather in April

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Costa Rica
24ºC
45mm

Average weather in May

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Costa Rica
24ºC
169mm

Average weather in June

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Costa Rica
31ºC
206mm

Average weather in July

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Costa Rica
31ºC
140mm

Average weather in August

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Costa Rica
31ºC
192mm

Average weather in September

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Costa Rica
30ºC
240mm

Average weather in October

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Costa Rica
31ºC
290mm

Average weather in November

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Costa Rica
31ºC
137mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
44mm
  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    Gina

    Destination Specialist

    “Visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world on horseback at Arenal Volcano — it’s an unsurpassed tropical adventure. Or see howler, squirrel, spider and white-faced capuchin monkeys in their natural habitat in Corcovado national park.”

  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “You really appreciate the wonder of the rainforest when you’re above the canopy. Zip lining above the Monteverde cloud forest is something that simply has to be experienced in Costa Rica.”

  • George, Destination Specialist

    George

    Destination Specialist

    “If you love sloths you’ll be in for a treat! The rainforests of Costa Rica are home to many exotic creatures such as jaguar, puma, crocodiles, sloths and many more.”

Our Costa Rica destinations

Costa Rica

Arenal

Arenal

Costa Rica

Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo

Costa Rica

San Jose

San Jose

Types of Costa Rica holidays

Costa Rica Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Always be prepared for rainfall in Costa Rica, however you’re likely to enjoy the driest weather here from December to April on the Pacific coast and March to September on the Caribbean coast with highs of 25°C. During May, June and November, it becomes very green and humidity can reach 90%.

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