31 Jan 2018 | by Sophie Darbon

In Costa Rica, locals greet one another by saying “Pura Vida”, meaning “Pure Life” and the saying is true – life here really is pure! Voted as one of the World’s happiest countries, Costa Rica is simply breath-taking. Boasting crater lakes, jungle-fringed deserted beaches, sparkling blue rivers and mystical waterfalls, the natural beauty of this country is never ending! Also home to simmering volcanoes which offer stunning views from the top and 800 miles of coastline, this is the ideal destination to try your hand at surfing.

Despite being just a fifth of the UK in size, Costa Rica hosts 5% of the world’s biodiversity. From toucans and sloths to dolphins and whales, this really is a paradise for animal lovers. Whether you want to relax on stunning beaches, study the native wildlife or climb the tree tops, Costa Rica is sure to create a once in a lifetime experience.

Long haul, adventure, relaxation

  • Indirect flights
  • GMT -6hrs
  • 14.5hrs from LON
  • Best in Winter and Summer

In Costa Rica, You Must

  • Zipline over volcanos and through clouded treetop canopies
  • Explore Palo Verde National Park
  • Visit native tribes hidden away in the deepest parts of the rainforests
  • Discover the wildlife at the Osa Peninsula
  • Enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the peaks and volcanos
  • Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the crystal clear waters of the rainforest
  • Take a surf lesson or yoga class on one of the stunning beaches
  • Admire colourful and tropical fish as you swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters
Sophie Darbon

By Sophie Darbon

Sophie began her career in events back in 2010 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA in Events Management. Sophie is passionate about all events but particularly loves working in incentive travel.More articles by Sophie Darbon