Costa Rica's beaches offer miles of secluded golden sand on which to relax and unwind in the shade of gently swaying coconut palms.

Costa Rica is a country that encourages adventure and activity, so spending a few days on the idyllic beaches that line its coasts is an ideal way to relax and unwind after your adventures. The country is fortunate enough to have two impressive coastlines, one on the Caribbean side and another on the Pacific, and it is on the latter where we find some of the best beaches.

Manuel Antonio National Park is an area of tropical rainforest and beautiful white sandy beaches, within easy reach of the capital San Jose. Visitors are attracted here by the combination of the wonderful scenery, the exotic animal population and the relaxation and seclusion afforded along the coastline.

Playa Esterillos is a long secluded section of the Pacific coast, with little else nearby and few local amenities it offers travellers perfect isolation in which to stroll, surf or simply relax amid beautiful scenery.

Further north is Guanacaste, whose various bays, peninsulas and protected areas afford wonderful opportunities for bird-watching, surfing and snorkelling in the driest part of the country.

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The Colombus Tour - Manuel Antonio National Park - Holidays to Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Colombus Tour

14 Nights from £3,538 €3,345 $3,599

Explore a wide variety of National Parks with diverse vegetation and habitats, beautiful landscapes and ideal for birdwatching. Admire an active volcano, f…

The Colombus Tour
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14 Nights from £3,538 €3,345 $3,599

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Departure from UK

    Day 2 - Poas Volcano

  2. Day 3-4 - El Silencio Lodge

  3. Day 5-7 - Arenal National Park

  4. Day 8-10 - Manuel Antonio National Park

  5. Days 11-13 - Pacific Coast to the Osa Peninsula

  6. Days 14-15 - San Jose

The Tanager Tour - Holidays to Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Tanager Tour

10 Nights from £1,977 €1,472 $1,570

National parks offer large areas of dense tropical rainforest where birds abound and find refuge. There are good hotels, excellent lodges and birdwatching …

The Tanager Tour
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10 Nights from £1,977 €1,472 $1,570

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Departure from UK

    Day 2 - Irazú Volcano

  2. Day 3 - Transfer to Tortuguero Park

    Day 4 - Boat tour Tortuguero Park

    Day 5 - Tortuguero Park at leisure

  3. Day 6 - Transfer to Arenal

    Day 7 - Arenal National Park

  4. Day 8 - Poás Volcano National Park

    Day 9 - Cloud Forest Reserve

  5. Days 10-12 - San Jose

  6. Extend your trip

  7. Day 1-3 - Manuel Antonio National Park

    Day 4 - Return to San Jose

The Ninos Arenal Tour - Holidays to Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Ninos Arenal Tour

13 Nights from £2,742 €2,390 $2,564

The active volcano at Arenal, rainforest, birdwatching and unique lodges and hotels, offer plenty of activities suitable for families. This tour will intro…

The Ninos Arenal Tour
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13 Nights from £2,742 €2,390 $2,564

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight to San Jose

    Day 2 - Day at leisure

    Day 3 - Irazú Volcano

    Day 4 - San Jose at leisure

  2. Days 5-7 - Arenal volcano

  3. Day 8-9 - Monteverde Cloud Forest

  4. Day 10-14 - Beach Resort

  5. Days 15 - San Jose

The Canopy Tour - Holidays to Group Tours

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Canopy Tour

10 Nights from £2,057 €1,568 $1,674

The central mountain range between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, creates a huge variety of habitats where National Parks protect the forest for excellen…

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10 Nights from £2,057 €1,568 $1,674

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica

    Day 2 - Poas Volcano

  2. Day 3 - Transfer to Tortuguero Park

    Day 4 - Tour Tortuguero Park

  3. Day 5 - Travel to Arenal

    Day 6 - Excursion to Arenal Volcano

  4. Day 7 - Travel to Monteverde

    Day 8 - Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest

  5. Day 9 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio

    Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park

    Day 11 - Return home

  6. Day 11 - Return home

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