This small country packs so much in and is a great family destinationYou'll soon understand why the Costa Rican motto is 'Pura Vida' or pure life...
According to the Happy Planet Index, in 2016 Costa Rica was named one of the most satisfying places to live on earth - and it’s not difficult to see why. The country is known for its abundance of biodiversity, picture-perfect beaches, vibrant cities and its dedication to environmental sustainability. The laid-back locals offer visitors a warm welcome, and are known to greet each other with cries of ‘pura vida!’, or ‘pure life’.
Luxury hotels in Costa Rica offer guests fantastic scenery, first-class facilities and unbeatable comfort. You can choose from top-of-the-range spa resorts perched over cliff faces, eco-lodges surrounded by lush rainforest or thatched-roof beach villas. Each one of our hotels has been carefully handpicked and is serviced by attentive and friendly staff who are committed to making your holiday a truly unforgettable experience.
Costa Rica is famous for its tropical scenery and dramatic landscapes. In fact, around a quarter of the country consists of jungle, brimming with wildlife such as the endangered spider monkey and rainbow-coloured quetzal birds.
If you’re looking to get back to nature, visit the Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal. A protected area, this national park is home to an active volcano, hot springs, lakes and wildlife. The walking trails around the base take you through lush forests and cooled lava fields. The Parque Nacional Chirripó also offers a wide range of trekking routes through rocky landscapes, vast grasslands and around tranquil lakes. You’ll also get to see Costa Rica’s famous cloud forests here, where towering oak trees puncture the misty sky.
Thrill-seekers can head to the gorges of the Rio Pacuare, which provide some of the best whitewater rafting in Central America. Alternatively, take a trip to the mysterious forest of Bosque Nuboso Monteverde to explore its creeks, springs and waterfalls.
For those who want to venture off the beaten track, visit the Nicoya Peninsula complete with its rugged mountains and magnificent coast. The Southern Caribbean - an Afro-Caribbean enclave with palm-fringed beaches - also enjoys a laid-back atmosphere and is well worth a visit. Make sure you try some of the fresh cocoa, coconut and coffee while you’re there.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend some time on Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches. The most popular shorelines can be found along the Pacific coast, where you can take part in various watersports, including scuba diving and surfing.
Long lasting memories
Luxury holidays in Costa Rica are sure to excite your senses and leave you with long lasting memories. At Azure, our selection of hand-picked hotels provide the perfect base from which to explore this stunning country. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed family getaway or a romantic couples retreat, let us help you make your dream holiday a reality.
Contact us by phone or live chat to speak to one of our friendly and helpful experts. We’ll be delighted to help you choose the perfect hotel and can provide you with more information about our high quality holiday packages.
where to stay
Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.
Nayara Resort Spa & GardensFrom...
A stay at this sublime retreat constitutes the very best in pampering and relaxation. Located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, surrounded by lush forest and at the very foot of the majestic volcano, seclusion and tranquillity are guaranteed alongside top quality service and heavenly wellness sessions.
Finca Rosa BlancaFrom...
Situated in the mountains of Santa Barbara in Heredia, the stunning resort of Finca Rosa Blanca is more of an estate than a mere hotel. The exceptional accommodation is set in acres of their own lush orchards and organic gardens and even boast their very own coffee plantation
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