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WHY A COSTA RICA SAFARI IS TRULY UNIQUE

'Rich coast' by definition, and certainly by nature, this rather diminutive country can nonetheless lay claim to a staggering 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity, making it one of the most rewarding destinations for natural world encounters. An extraordinary cocktail of smouldering volcanoes, cloud forests, national parks and two uniquely different coastlines, Costa Rica holidays certainly pack in a tremendous variety of highlights and sights, which can be easily taken in on one adventurous trip. 

Combining beaches, wildlife, jungles and culture, Costa Rica certainly offers something for everyone.

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Costa Rica Highlights

Adrenaline Fuelled: As well as being famous for its ziplines, Costa Rica also offers white-water rafting, canoeing and treks up the stunning Arenal Volcano.

Stunning Beaches: Both the Caribbean and the Pacific sides of Costa Rica are completely picturesque and home to lots of marine life. There are also brilliant surfing opportunities.

Remote Stays: We choose lodges that put you in the right place at the right time, and occasionally you can be staying in the only lodge in an entire national park - a remote and rich experience.

Track Jungle Wildlife: From primates and caiman, to sloths and macaws, Costa Rica’s jungles are vibrant, wild and ready to be explored.

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Why we like Costa Rica

A stunning country packed with wild jungles and beautiful cities and idyllic beaches lining the shores - there really is nothing not to like about this communitive and friendly country.

Sense of Adventure

Costa Rica can be as adrenaline fuelled as you like; enjoy ziplines, rafting, climbing volcanoes and surfing, or relax to the sounds of the jungle or on a sumptuous sandy beach.

Lovely lodges

Costa Rica is renowned for having some of the most beautiful and unique accommodations, from thatched cottages to boutique hotels and amazing eco-lodges.

Incredible wildlife

Four primate species, vibrant birds, caiman, tapirs, sloths, whales, dolphins and much more can be found here.

Magnificent Landscape and Thrilling Activities

Most visitors will want to visit Arenal volcano during their visit, which, although resting since 2010, still looms over the region with great surrounding trails. Also in the interior, Santa Elena and Monteverde have some magnificent cloud forests with canopy walks, and here you can also partake in some of the world’s most scenic zipline adventures. 

Ride the raging rapids of Siquirres, then head to Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast where, at the right time of year, you can see the Atlantic Green Turtle. Over on the Pacific Coast, the rugged beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park and the peaceful Nicoya Peninsula are the perfect places to unwind. Well-established for tourism with great infrastructure, there are many memorable jungle and beach hotels and boutique properties with a handful of rooms and some serious character which we can use to blend the perfect holiday to this tropical paradise. English is also widely spoken throughout the accommodation.

Zipline through high canopies, raft down wild rapids, sot four primate species and relax on beautiful beaches.

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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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Your Next Steps

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on travelling to Costa Rica.