With no national army to speak of, and a prolonged era of peace and political stability, Costa Rica is genuinely a safe and friendly place to travel to for a relaxed holiday.
Saskia, Original Traveller
Costa Rica is the teacher's pet of the eco-tourism class – a staggering 25% of the country is set aside in National Parks, the highest percentage of any nation on the planet. For all but the most backpacker-budgeted travellers, Original Travel will arrange luxury holidays with access to the furthest flung corners by light aircraft, which offers a wonderful perspective on the varying and distinct ecosystems that make this such a fascinating destination.
Why we think you’ll love it
- About 25% of the country is blanketed by national parks or biological reserves, which helps to preserve its staggering diversity - Costa Rica is home to 10,000 species of plants and trees, 580 species of (migrant and indigenous) birds, and 205 species of mammals
- Thrill seekers won't be disappointed - rappelling down waterfalls, exploring rainforest canyons, rafting along rapids and flying through the jungle canopy are amongst our favourite activities
- With both a Caribbean and Pacific coast, Costa Rica's beaches are a strong pull for many travellers. Nature reserves populate much of the Caribbean coast, though the Pacific coast is undoubtedly more wild. It's arguably also more beautiful