Costa Rica

Costa Rica - One of the world's finest wildlife destinations

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ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST  WILDLIFE HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST WILDLIFE HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

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SPECTACULAR WETLANDS  AND MAJESTIC VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES

SPECTACULAR WETLANDS AND MAJESTIC VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES

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SEE ALL THAT MAKES COSTA RICA SO REMARKABLY UNIQUE

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Explore one of the finest ecotourism and wildlife destinations in the world

Costa Rica is one of the finest ecotourism destinations in the world with an amazing mixture of coastal, both Caribbean and Pacific; upland and volcanic; valley and forest  and wetland environments.  The list of mammals to spot in Costa Rica is impressive and includes the rare predators  jaguar and ocelot, as well as sloth, tapir, armadillo, peccary and more, and this does not take into account seasonal whale-watching off the Pacific coast in May and June. However, it is the birdlife which draws many visitors. The country boasts over 850 species, including lots of regional endemics. Combining all these elements of landscape, fauna and flora with opportunities for R&R on superb beaches, makes Costa Rica a hard-to-beat holiday destination for the serious traveller. 



John Swindell
John Swindell
Costa Rica Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Costa Rica. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

Download Our Costa Rica Brochure

Our Costa Rica brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Costa Rica itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.

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Top 5 reasons to visit Costa Rica

  • Up to 900 recorded species of birds
  • Lush, forested highlands and spectacular volcanoes
  • Caribbean coastline, Distinct north and south Pacific coastal regions
  • Easy access to all Costa Rica's national parks
  • Whale watching opportunities & a chance to see the always loveable sloths

Getting There...

There are regular flights to San Jose from Madrid, with connections from London and other European cities. There are also flights from several North American cities to San Jose

Health

Travellers to Costa Rica must check up-to-date requirements with their doctor or health centre, especially regarding hepatitis and typhoid. Tetanus protection is always recommended.A yellow fever certificate is required if travelling to Costa Rica from an infected area. 

Visa

Those travelling to Costa Rica from most countries holding passports, including EU, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ, etc. do not need a visa for entry into Costa Rica. Other travellers should check with their nearest Costa Rican Government representative.

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Birds

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With multiple habitats and micro-habitats and eco-systems, Costa Rica is home to 877 recorded species of birds ranging from hummingbirds and colourful tropicals to antbirds and woodcreepers. A complete birder’s destination.

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Costa Rica

Mammals & Reptiles

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200 species of mammals can be found in the country, such as bats, anteaters, peccaries, sloths; there are even sightings of tapir, jaguars and ocelots. Reptiles include iguana, frogs, snakes and crocodiles.

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Touring

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Costa Rica is relatively compact country so it is easy to get around both independently and with a guide. A pre-planned self-drive itinerary arranged by Wildfoot is ideal for birders.

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How WILDFOOT creates your holiday Adventure

Talk to someone who knows. Our specialist consultants are here to help you every step of the way – here’s how..

1 Travel Expert

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travel expert

Visit the wildfoot website for inspiration on your choice of adventures and destinations, then call us and speak to one of our specialists for first hand advice. We can start the planning process straight away, if you are ready.

2 Globe

Create your personal
holiday adventure

Your specialist consultant will set the ball rolling and work with you to choose the right itinerary (and the right ship, if you are going to the arctic or antarctic) just for you, to suit your requirements and budget.

3 Departure

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to departure

We will answer any questions about your trip that may arise and, when you have paid your balance (12-15 weeks prior to departure), we will send you your detailed itinerary and go through it with you.

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...and after
departure too

We are still there for you even when you have left home – our partners overseas are there to assist, especially for emergencies and you can contact us at any time in the uk by e-mail or telephone.

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Monday - Friday

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John Swindell
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