Explore Costa Rica's rainforests, volcanoes and beaches

30 September 2016

When it comes to natural wonders there is very little that Costa Rica doesn't offer visitors. Experience spectacular volcanic activity in Arenal Volcano National Park, explore the unique cloud forests on the world famous Monteverde Sky Walk, dive the colourful coral reef of Cahuita National Park, or go white river rafting down the canyons of the Rio Toro river.

Costa Rica is considered to possess the highest density of biodiversity of any country worldwide and its wildlife is a big draw for visitors. The numerous animal refuges and national parks allow you to witness amazing creatures like sloths and monkeys in their natural habitats, as well as marvel over brightly coloured frogs, snakes and butterflies of the country. Thousands of people flock to Tortuguero National Park every year to watch green sea turtles hatch and set out for the ocean - it is truly remarkable to watch.

The cities and towns of Costa Rica tend to take a backseat to the natural splendour of the country but there are picturesque villages and lively coastal towns to enjoy, with the resort town of Jacó and the laid-back Caribbean village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca among the favourites. The capital city, San Jose, is a fun urban centre with plenty of opportunities to eat out, shop and party!

It is now even easier for you to explore the tropical beaches, cloud forests and volcanic peaks of Costa Rica with the new flight route from British Airways.

Flying non-stop from London Gatwick (LGW) to San Jose’s Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in less than eleven hours, you can discover the vibrant capital city before heading off to explore all that this spectacular country has to offer. Flights operate from twice a week in the UK summer season and three times a week during the UK winter months.

Idyllically located between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has something for all interests to enjoy, whether you’re looking to explore the tropical forests and lush jungles, discover the amazing variety of wonderful wildlife, or simply soak up the sun on the beautiful untouched beaches.

Nature-lovers will be in their element here, with a wealth of cloud forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes to explore. Home to an abundance of marine life, including the giant leatherback turtle, as well as monkeys, sloths and over 800 species of birds, Costa Rica is the perfect place for naturalists!

With a choice of Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea resorts, you’ll certainly find plenty of breathtaking places to relax on warm white-sand beaches and cool off in crystal-clear waters. Whilst for those looking for more of an energetic holiday, there are plenty of excellent activities on offer, including rafting, fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing, cycling, horse riding and much more besides!


Flying with British Airways

Whether you choose to travel in World Traveller, World Traveller Plus or Club World, you’ll be able to take advantage of British Airways’ award-winning service, stylish interiors and fantastic benefits. With complimentary dining, a full bar service, on-demand in-flight entertainment, and a generous baggage allowance, you’re sure to arrive into Costa Rica relaxed, refreshed and ready to experience the holiday of a lifetime.

British Airways' World Traveller fares include free seat selection 24 hours in advance, complimentary on-board food and bar service and the ability to check-in online, on your mobile or at the airport, making your trip even easier. Club World travellers can also enjoy lounge access and priority boarding, alongside a spacious seat, which converts into a fully flat bed.


British Airways operate flights from London Gatwick to San José on Wednesday and Saturday during the summer months. With an average flying time of just less than eleven hours, you’ll arrive in Costa Rica mid-afternoon. In the winter, flights will depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in the Costa Rican capital just before 16:45. The flight duration will be eleven hours and 20 minutes.


12-day Fascinating Tour of Costa Rica - prices from only £2,047 per person*

This 12-day adventure includes stays at various hotels on a bed and breakfast basis throughout Costa Rica, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore all that this fascinating destination has to offer. Discover San Jose, Arenal, La Fortuna, Santa Elena, Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio, taking part in exciting excursions along the way such as visiting hotsprings, hiking, kayaking and so much more. Marvel at volcanoes, take part in a Coffee Tour, wander along pristine beaches, look out for wildlife; you'll make memories that will last a life time! For all the exciting details, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor.

*Price is based on 2 people staying at various hotels throughout Costa Rica on a bed and breakfast basis from 25 March 2017. Price includes return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. For full tour details, get in touch.


Whether you’re looking for a romantic beach break for two, a fun-filled family adventure or the ultimate nature trip, Costa Rica is a wonderful destination that has it all. Speak to your Travel Counsellor today to plan your tropical getaway!



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