Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Ricans have a much used saying: 'Pura Vida' or Pure Life and it is not hard to see why. Costa Rica is a paradise containing 6% of the world's biodiversity, thousands of miles of Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Beaches fringed by pristine rainforest.

Costa Rica's misty cloud forests buzz with hummingbirds, deep Ocean swells lap the shores of pristine Pacific Beaches, Volcanoes poke their heads above the clouds and brightly coloured Macaws, Toucans and Poison Dart frogs compete for your attention.

Whilst Costa Rica is undoubtedly a huge draw for wildlife lovers, it is its status as a haven of world class eco lodges, zip lining, rafting and surfing that it truly comes alive. Where else in the world can you raft into a luxury 5* eco lodge one day and then learn to surf in the warm Pacific ocean the next?


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Two week holiday in Costa Rica with a focus on the wildlife. Includes Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Osa Peninsula and Uvita

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,676 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,256 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

2 week adventure including surfing in Nosara, rafting Pacuare River and tubing and canyoning at Rio Perdido. Classic rainforest and beachside accommodation.

Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks

Adults from $2,889 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,417 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Two week self-drive Costa Rica family holiday covering all the highlights including Tortugeuro, Arenal, Monteverde Rain Forest, Nosara Beach and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Tailor-made Classic 15 days

Adults from $2,673 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,928 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Two week luxury holiday celebrating the best of Costa Rica. Includes Arenal Volcano, Pacuare River, Gulfo Dulce and Manuel Antonio

Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks

Adults from $6,752 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,301 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

The ultimate Costa Rica holiday for surfers and their families. Explore Arenal Volcano, surf in hip Nosara and surf and see the wildlife in the stunning Osa Peninsula.

Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks

Adults from $5,687 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,411 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Superb value self drive Costa Rica holiday designed for those on a tight budget with comfortable 3* accommodation. Includes Tortugeuro NP, Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Coast beaches.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $1,697 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $0 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,062 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $0 per person economy class from London

2 Week Green Season itinerary featuring Monteverde Cloudforest, Arenal Volcano, Tortugeuro National Park and the sunny Caribbean Coast

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $4,190 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $0 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,592 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $0 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Playa Cativo Lodge

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Luxurious Ecolodge
- Rainforest & Ocean Wildlife Activities
- Gorgeous Swimming Pool
- Complimentary SUP & Kayaks

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Renowned raft-in luxury eco-lodge
- Breath-taking rainforest location
- World Class White-Water Rafting
- Birdwatching, river adventures & cultural visits

Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Remote rainforest location
- Complete immersion in nature
- Superb luxury accommodation
- Waterfalls, hiking, surfing, kayaking

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Top beachside surfing destination
- Laid back atmosphere
- Surf school, yoga
- Mountain biking centre

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Luxurious, ultra-contemporary retreat
- Boutique property with 8 stylish suites
- Adults only, great mix of activities
- Unspoilt coastline near Uvita

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary Eco Hotel
- 24 Rooms
- Access to Aguti Wildlife Reserve
- Good Value

Hotel Aguas Claras

Caribbean Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Light & Airy Bungalows
- Chic Boutique Guesthouse
- Victorian Caribbean design
- Adults Only

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 11 Bedroom Lodge
- Walking Trails
- Near Poas Volcano NP
- 45m from San Jose Airport

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Charming boutique property
- Secluded with stunning views
- Infinity pool, extensive grounds
- 20 mins to San Jose airport

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket hillside retreat
- Near San Jose Airport
- Stunning views, secluded location
- 3 pools, spa, restaurant

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tranquil rainforest eco-lodge
- Restaurant, bar, yoga, massages
- Dolphin watching, deep-sea fishng
- Zip wiring, horse riding, kayaking

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family run beachfront hotel, tranquil feel
- Midrange boutique property
- Restaurant, bar, pool, and gardens
- Lots of water-based activities

Aguila De Osa

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent midrange choice
- Stunning Osa Peninsula location
- Kayaking, diving, snorkelling
- Fishing, rainforest zip wires, horse riding

Four Seasons Papagayo

Papagayo Peninsula

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Impressive, high end hotel
- 4 pools, spa, tennis courts, golf course
- Excellent child activities
- Teenage 'Club House'

Latitude 10°

Santa Teresa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Intimate & exclusive beachfront lodge
- Open-air design
- Surfing, horse riding
- Pool, spa, yoga, cookery

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- High-end Boutique Hotel
- Surfing, hiking, kayaking, zip lining
- 2 infinity pools, spa, yoga classes
- Costa Rica's best sunsets

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket beach hotel
- Direct beach access
- Night time wildlife treks, waterfall hikes
- Water sports & yoga

Rio Perdido

Miravelles

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Contemporary lodge with activities
- Secluded setting in private reserve
- Thermal river and natural hot springs
- Ziplining, hiking, yoga, mountain biking

Tortuga Lodge

Tortuguero

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Charming riverside property
- Near Tortuguero National Park
- All 26 rooms have river views
- Cultural and wildlife activities

El Remanso

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Eco-friendly rainforest lodge
- Great midrange option
- Water and land-based adventure activities
- Plenty of accommodation options

Bosque Del Cabo

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique, owner-run nature lodge
- Rainforest & unspoilt beaches
- Excellent location at tip of Osa Peninsula
- Wildlife rich area, animals 'up close'

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Eco-friendly, hilltop lodge
- Access to a private beach
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Superb jungle wildlife, varied activities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 12 contemporary glass-walled villas
- Hiking trails, waterfall, natural swim holes
- Under 17s not permitted
- Great range of water and land activities

Manatus Hotel

Tortuguero

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate Tortugeuro Eco Lodge
- 12 Air Conditioned Rooms
- Wide range of activities, turtle hatching
- Restaurant highly regarded

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive boutique hotel
- 35 luxurious and stylish private villas
- Adults only
- Adjacent to family-friendly sister property

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Large, upscale resort
- Family friendly, great range of activities
- Award-winning property
- Excellent variety of activities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket hotel with chilled-out feel
- Direct beach access, yoga, wellbeing spa
- Surfing for all experience levels
- Snorkelling, kayaking, biking

Florblanca

Santa Teresa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 10 luxurious beachside villas
- Great surfing & snorkelling
- Kayaking, diving, cycling, horse-riding
- Pool, spa, air-conditioned fitness centre

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 27 Bedroom Lodge
- Beautiful Forest Setting
- Swimming Pool
- Friendly Service and Good Food

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic hotel
- Near airport and attractions
- 35 bespoke colonial-style rooms
- Rooftop garden with twin jacuzzis

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Good value central hotel
- 20 minutes from airport
- Lovely rooftop bar/restaurant
- Coffee shop, gym, spa

Cala Luna

Tamarindo

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Friendly boutique hotel in quiet location
- Chic, upmarket accommodation
- Restaurant, pool, spa, close to beaches
- Water sports, complimentary bikes

Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Quirky, characterful accommodation
- Reliable mid-range option
- Waterfall rappelling, boat excursions
- Canopy biking, parasailing, yoga, riding

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco-friendly resort, 66 cabins
- Close to Tortuguero National Park
- Turtles, boat trips, nature walks, kayaking
- Rich biodiversity, excellent wildlife

Laguna Lodge

Tortuguero

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Large resort amidst jungle-fringed canals
- Near Tortuguero National Park
- On-site butterfly and botanic gardens
- Cultural and wildlife activities

Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Wonderful spot amidst canals
- Near Tortuguero National Park
- Superb flora & fauna including turtles
- Affordable offering, wide range of activities

Pachira Lodge

Tortuguero

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lovely waterside location
- Near Tortuguero National Park
- Great value for money
- Turtles, zip lining, kayaking, boat trips

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Ecolodge with Ocean views
- Views over Ballena Marine National Park
- Simple, mid-range cabins
- River swimming

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Close to Arenal Lake & Volcano
- Affordable option for groups & families
- Huge variety of activities
- Phenomenal birdlife

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Extensive natural hot springs on site
- Inviting, high-end spa
- Day visitors welcome
- Large resort, great food

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Simple eco-lodge, great value for money
- Access via river, superb white-water rafting
- Wonderful rainforest surroundings
- Biking, hiking, tree planting, waterfall swims

La Leona Eco Lodge

Osa Peninsula

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Simple tented cabins, great value
- Idyllic beachside eco-lodge
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Birdwatching, night hikes, turtle watching

Tropico Latino

Santa Teresa

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Smart beachfront property
- Good upper-mid-range option
- Jacuzzi, pool, spa
- Surfing, horse riding, hiking, ziplining

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco-friendly hotel
- 40 simple, well-presented rooms
- White-water rafting, caving, hot springs
- Night hikes, boat trips, farm visits

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Rural eco-lodge with stunning views
- Near Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Spacious rooms, restaurant/bar and lounge
- Hiking trails and zipline canopy tours

Hotel Si Como No

Manuel Antonio

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Wonderful hillside location
- Near Manuel Antonio National Park
- Spa, pool with water slide, cinema
- Forest hikes, snorkelling, parasailing, surfing

Andaz

Papagayo Peninsula

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, upmarket resort
- 18-hole golf course, spa, pools
- Hot springs, snorkelling, caving, diving
- Pottery painting, yoga, community visits

Park Inn

San Jose

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Comfortable modern hotel
- Gym and Outdoor Pool
- Central location
- 125 room Radisson Hotel

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Rustic Nature Hotel
- Beautiful Gardens
- Fantastic Arenal Views
- Good Value

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Boutique B&B
- Swimming Pool
- Good Value
- 5 min walk from beach

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 3 Acres of Gardens
- Friendly Service
- Swimming Pool
- 10km from Airport

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, mid-range hotel with good facilities
- Man-made hot springs
- All rooms have volcano views
- Great variety of water and land activities

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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