Costa Rica

“All trails seem to lead to waterfalls, misty crater lakes or jungle-fringed, deserted beaches. Explored by horseback, foot or kayak, Costa Rica is a tropical choose-your-own-adventure land”

-Lonely Planet

Enlighten your senses in a land full of natural wonders. Explore the lush canopy covered jungle in search of colorful tropical frogs, watch monkeys seem to effortlessly jump from tree to tree as if they were made for flight. Just sit in awe as the fog rolls over the jagged green peaks, providing water and essentially life to the thousands of species of animals found in this tropical paradise. Learn to surf on many of the stunning beaches or feel the power of mother nature as you hit the heart-pounding rapids on the Pacuare, Reventazon or Sarapiqui River while white water rafting. How about zip-lining over the rain-forest as the sun sets, preparing the living jungle below for nightfall.

There are so many options and activities in Costa Rica it can be daunting task. That’s why we are here for you! Let Great Earth Expeditions put together a customized adventure package that is seamless so you can just do what your suppose to do on vacation – relax and enjoy. Maybe it’s Costa Rica’s east coast where you want to spend your time where you will experience a more laid back Caribbean vibe or head to the Pacific coast where you can find the country’s best year-round surfing. No matter your preference, we have you covered!

For a taste of the cosmopolitan life, head to the capital of San Jose. The city if home to university students and artisans alike. The city has a wicked nightlife with many establishments open until dawn and the most sophisticated restaurants in all Costa Rica. Throughout the country you will find most traditional Tico meals consist of some form of rice and beans, this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, if your’e on the Caribbean coast don’t pass up the opportunity to try Rondón, a spicy seafood gumbo dish.

It might seem at times you are living in a dream, but this is the essence of Costa Rica and the “Pura Vida,” – a local slogan which translates to the Pure Life.

You ready to experience the “Pura Vida?” You owe it to yourself!


*All our international tour packages are customized to your travel desires and run in partnership with our industry partners which have been hand-selected based on providing superior service and authentic outdoor experiences for solo, couples or small groups of travelers. These packages showcase a countries diversity in terms of both culture and the landscapes which shape the people who call them home. Our partners consist of local-owned accommodations, transportation, eateries and operators to enhance the experience for you, giving you the chance to embrace a place from the eyes of a local.
  • Moderate Overall Difficulty
  • 1-14 Days Tour Length
  • 1-35 Km Walking Distance

About Costa Rica

Official language: Spanish

*English is spoken throughout the country

Capital: San Jose

Population: Just over 4.7 million

Currency: Costa Rican colón

When to travel to Costa Rica:

High Season (December – April)

Low Season (August – October)

Shoulder Season (May – July & November)