Costa Rica Vacations & Trips

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Your Costa Rica Vacation

Explore exotic landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and immerse yourself in colorful culture with a jam-packed Costa Rica travel package. Start your adventure in San Jose, the lively capital of this unique Central American country. From there, venture out to the coast to recline on pristine shares, or head deep into the rainforest in search of wildlife like tapirs, three-toed sloths, and rhinoceros beetles. If it’s epic views and soul-soothing solitude you’re seeking, a Costa Rica solo travel package could deliver you to the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest. Whoever you travel with and wherever you visit, one thing is for sure: you’ll find the joy in pura vida, the simple life.

Top destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Flight and Hotel Deals

Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel
San Bosco Inn
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only

Top Vacation Destinations in Costa Rica

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Enjoy a beach town with Jaco vacation packages

Jaco is a fun beach town with plenty to do in a relaxed environment. The local energy is fun but not overbearing, letting you have as many or as few thrills as you like. The beach offers inviting waters and soft sands to enjoy while the local restaurants focus on local cuisine, emphasizing seafood since it is so close to the water.

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Find adventure with Manuel Antonio vacation packages

When you visit Manuel Antonio, you'll find yourself in an incredible park that offers plenty of vibrant greenery to explore alongside an inviting beachfront. Hiking paths are available throughout the rainforest area, while the beaches are perfect for swimming and relaxing. Thanks to its crystal clear waters, you may also be interested in snorkeling and diving in some areas of the park.

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Discover beauty with San Jose vacation packages

San Jose is best known for its immense natural beauty in its urban environment. However, when you're not taking in the views, you can enjoy prominent coffee shops and craft microbreweries. Even vegan restaurants are available, making this city one of the most hip you'll find in all of Costa Rica. Don't forget to explore its numerous historical sites and buildings as well.

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Discover surfing fun with a Tamarindo vacation

In Tamarindo, you'll find beachfront fun that's particularly popular with surfers. The waves here tend to be perfect for surfing, but that's just the beginning of the outdoor activities to enjoy. You'll also find volcano hikes and ziplining alongside chances for sailing and snorkeling. Tour operators around town can lead you on an adventure to enjoy a bit of everything.

Costa Rica Essential Information

Prepare for your Costa Rica vacation with our essential travel info

Language
Spanish
Local Currency
Costa Rican colón
Local Welcome
Hola
Local Goodbye
Adiós
Population
4,999,384
Natural Landscapes
Coco Beach, Jaco Beach, Manuel Antonio Beach, Conchal Beach, Flamingo Beach

Costa Rica Hotel Deals

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, 1017
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $126 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,273 reviews)
"The hotel is right across the highway from airport. There are several small name rental car offices across the street from hotel. This is great because you can stay at hotel walk across rent car. When you done drop off car walk across the street to hotel.. get on shuttle bus and back to airport. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
4.1/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
"I like the staff of the hotel , the cleanest Resort , the pools quiet place and the bubble party"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
The price is $238 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
3.9/5 Good! (980 reviews)
"Beautiful place for vacation, they have a lot of restaurants you can dine, excellent pools and the environment is serene"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Costa Rica Vacation

“Pura vida” (or the “simple life”) is more than just a saying in Costa Rica — it’s a way of living. This Central American country is one of the happiest in the world.

Costa Rica Hotel + Flights

You have loads of choices when it comes to finding a place to stay in Costa Rica. There are 10380 hotels listed on Expedia starting at $126 a night. But if you’d rather put your money toward unforgettable experiences, combine your hotel and flight and save with our Costa Rica Vacation Packages. You can also add a rental car and activities to your booking — do your vacation your way, for a whole lot less. Natural gems like Manuel Antonio National Park are waiting to be discovered on our expert-guided tours.

Your Costa Rica Vacation Itinerary

  • Day 1: Most travelers fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport, just outside San José. Drop off your bags at your hotel before exploring downtown San José, including Mercado Central and the historic neighborhood of Barrio Amón.

  • Day 2-4: Book a rental car and drive north for around three hours to La Fortuna. This is the base for exploring Arenal Volcano National Park. Continue to Monteverde and explore its mystical Cloud Forest Reserve, zip line parks and suspension bridges.

  • Day 5-6: Next stop, Manuel Antonio National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths and the resplendent but elusive quetzal bird.

Costa Rica Information

  • Join in the longest party of the year, Palmares Festival. Held over two weeks in January, this carnival-style celebration features concerts, bullfights (no bloodshed), horse parades and more.

  • Spending most of your time in and around the capital of Costa Rica? Check out our San José Vacation Packages.

  • If you’re in the mood to really kick back and relax during your getaway, stay at one of our All Inclusive vacations in Costa Rica.

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