Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Thrills and wildlife aplenty

This small country packs so much in and is a great family destination

 

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.

Incredible nature

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

 
  1. Finca Rosa Blanca

    Finca Rosa Blanca

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    Stay on an organic carbon neutral coffee plantation where the focus is also on art, luxury, food, culture, adventure and nature.
  2. Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens

    Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens

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    This is the perfect place for travellers looking for a combination of romance and exhilaration.
  3. El Silencio Lodge

    El Silencio Lodge

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    Billed as an ‘inspired natural immersion retreat that celebrates Costa Rica’s charming cloud forest highlands,’ this is an eco-lodge and more.
  4. Punta Islita

    Punta Islita

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    This is an off-the-beaten track beach escape with a difference.
  5. Lagarta Lodge

    Lagarta Lodge

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    Benefitting from a superb location on the beautiful surfers paradise of the Nicoya Peninsula, Lagarta Lodge offers a different experience and location to many of the other lodges in Costa Rica.

Our Destination Specialists

 

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Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia 20 years in travel industry
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Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean and Indian Ocean 19 years in travel industry
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Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 32 years in travel industry

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