Costa Rica rainforest-covered national parks afford endless opportunities to hike, bird-watch, horse-ride and get closer to nature in magnificent scenery.

Perhaps the most well-known of all of the country’s national parks is Arenal, located around two hours north of the capital San Jose. The park is centred around the perfect conical peak of the Arenal volcano and the azure lake that accompanies it. Chato is the second volcano within the boundaries of the park and features a tree-covered crater filled within a spectacular emerald lagoon. Visitors here can enjoy spectacular hikes and horse-rides as well as walking over hanging bridges, thundering down exhilarating zip-lines and taking a relaxing dip in the hot springs.

For wildlife lovers, the national parks of Totuguero, on the Caribbean coast,and Corcovado, on the Pacific,are must-visits. Tortuguero is famed for the green sea turtles that lay their eggs on the shores of the park. Seeing the young hatch and make their first perilous journey to the sea is one of the best experiences you can enjoy in this extraordinary country. Corcovado is one of the premier wildlife destinations in Latin America, home to crocodiles and caimans, ocelots and margays, pumas and jaguars as well as lizards, snakes and various types of monkeys.

On the Pacific coast is Manuel Antonio Park, offering the perfect blend of stunning scenery, outstanding nature trails, exotic wildlife and idyllic beaches.

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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…

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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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