Costa Rica

Costa Rica Trips

Costa Rica – Off The Beaten Track – Southern Wildlife Adventure

Costa Rica

Visiting more remote locations you will be able to experience the stunning volcanic regions and central forests. Kick back in an isolated lodge in the rainforest and enjoy the jungle lined beaches.

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Costa Rica Ultimate Adventure – Coast and Cloud Forest

Costa Rica

On this epic adventure you will explore the whole of Costa Rica. Including the canals and rainforests of Tortuguero and Cahuita on the Caribbean side, central cloud forests of Chirripo and San Gerado de Dota.

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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Honeymoon Adventure

Costa Rica

As a honeymoon destination Costa Rica is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. On this trip experience tropical rainforests, see the stunning Arenal volcano and breath taking flowers and wildlife.

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Costa Rica’s Natural Highlights

Costa Rica

Explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui. We will also see the stunning volcano of Arenal and the Monteverde cloud forest.

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Costa Rica Family Holiday Multi-Activity Adventure

Costa Rica

A fantastic action packed adventure, exploring the rainforests on foot, by horseback, cablecar, boat and raft. We check out volcano’s, sea kayak on the pacific coast and see the amazing rainforest fauna and flora.

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Costa Rica Remote Wildlife Odyssey

Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest as you fly through the forest canopy on a zip line, white water raft through the pristine jungle and come face to face with the great American Crocodiles.

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Costa Rica Photography Trip

Costa Rica

An exciting photography trip visiting the most photo-worthy destinations in Costa Rica, that you and your camera are bound to love. Learn from award winning travel photographer to develop your skills.

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Costa Rica Rafting And Trekking Adventure

Costa Rica

Explore the Osa Penisula in the Cocorvado National park, one of the least visited tourist destinations on the continent. We will paddle our rafts down and trek through this rainforest.

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Costa Rica Country Information

Costa Rica is recognised as the heart of ecotourism, as it is home to more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity and lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. With more than 800 miles of coastline, 121 volcanic formations and an abundance of national parks and incredible jungles and wildlife, great service standards and hospitality, it’s a country just waiting to be explored. It makes a perfect destination for family adventures, off the beaten track experiences and tailor made trips. In short, Costa Rica has everything to offer the international traveller and you can trust Pioneer Expeditions to deliver an incredible holiday in this idyllic country.

About Costa Rica

In the early 16th century when Christopher Columbus first explored the region he named it ‘Costa Rica’ which translates to ‘Rich Coast’. This was because he hoped to find precious metals in the area; however, today Costa Rica is still regarded as a ‘rich’ place, but for a different reason: its fauna and flora. National Geographic labelled Costa Rica as “the most biologically intense place on earth” and few visitors would deny this, having witnessed all Costa Rica has to offer, from volcanic chains to almost every type of forest as well as its colourful wildlife. Costa Rica has also been referred to as the greenest country on earth, with proposed plans to be the first carbon neutral country by 2021. In addition the Happy Planet Index, in 2009 placed Costa Rica in first position on the index which is based around sustainable and fulfilling lifestyles. In tourism terms Costa Rica is the most developed of the Central American countries, so is a good option for those with younger children or who want a little luxury in the rainforest. That said, there is still plenty of places to explore off the beaten track and plenty of wild experiences to be had.

Geography

Costa Rica is situated on the Isthmus connecting North and South America has coastlines along both the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. To the north Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua and to the south by Panama. Costa Rica has a large amount of the most highly regarded fauna and flora in the world. It is home to some of the world’s most endangered bird species and other animals, many of which are endemic. Furthermore almost 10% of the plant species found in Costa Rica are also endemic to the country’s rainforests which cover almost half of the country.

Politics

Costa Rica is a republic with a single legislative body made up of its Legislative Assembly whose members are elected by popular vote. The results of the 2010 elections in Costa Rica saw the country’s first female president take victory, Laura Chinchilla. Interestingly Costa Rica constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949.

Economy

It is considered that Costa Rica has one of the most successful economies in Central America. A reason for the prosperity of Costa Rica’s economy is its agricultural exports which are well known for coffee production, as well as fruit, sugar, beef and a growing number of more advanced technological goods. Tourism also consists of a significant percentage of Costa Rica’s economy.

Language

Costa Rica’s official languages are English and Creole Religion Christianity is the main religion in Costa Rica, although the state does promote religious freedom, its official religion is Roman Catholicism with over 70% of the population Roman Catholic. The rest is made up of Evangelical Protestants, small sectors of other religions such as Buddhist and Jewish and 10% who have no religion.

Costa Rican Weather

Costa Rica experiences very consistent temperatures and it is therefore easy to visit all year round. There are two seasons which are based on rainfall, but these also vary with region. The Dry season, and most popular time for visitors is December to April- especially during Christmas. However in coastal areas the rainfall is a similar level all year round.

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Costa Rica

Holidays in Costa Rica offer an unforgettable experience.

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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica – Off The Beaten Track – Southern Wildlife Adventure

Costa Rica

Visiting more remote locations you will be able to experience the stunning volcanic regions and central forests. Kick back in an isolated lodge in the rainforest and enjoy the jungle lined beaches.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Ultimate Adventure – Coast and Cloud Forest

Costa Rica

On this epic adventure you will explore the whole of Costa Rica. Including the canals and rainforests of Tortuguero and Cahuita on the Caribbean side, central cloud forests of Chirripo and San Gerado de Dota.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Honeymoon Adventure

Costa Rica

As a honeymoon destination Costa Rica is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. On this trip experience tropical rainforests, see the stunning Arenal volcano and breath taking flowers and wildlife.

DETAILS

Costa Rica’s Natural Highlights

Costa Rica

Explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui. We will also see the stunning volcano of Arenal and the Monteverde cloud forest.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Family Holiday Multi-Activity Adventure

Costa Rica

A fantastic action packed adventure, exploring the rainforests on foot, by horseback, cablecar, boat and raft. We check out volcano’s, sea kayak on the pacific coast and see the amazing rainforest fauna and flora.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Remote Wildlife Odyssey

Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest as you fly through the forest canopy on a zip line, white water raft through the pristine jungle and come face to face with the great American Crocodiles.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Photography Trip

Costa Rica

An exciting photography trip visiting the most photo-worthy destinations in Costa Rica, that you and your camera are bound to love. Learn from award winning travel photographer to develop your skills.

DETAILS

Costa Rica Rafting And Trekking Adventure

Costa Rica

Explore the Osa Penisula in the Cocorvado National park, one of the least visited tourist destinations on the continent. We will paddle our rafts down and trek through this rainforest.

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