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The fact that we have four specialists designing holidays to Costa Rica might be some clue as to its popularity and our expertise. James, Alison, John and Sue have all been there on many occasions both for pleasure and for work (OK so the work was also pleasure). They have taken children of all ages and without exception they rate it as the best holiday ever.
We love Costa Rica for its principles and commitment to the environment - the army was formally abolished in 1949 and the money saved was put into improving the infrastructure and protecting the environment. In a practical sense it is small and easy to travel around with a huge amount of variety and activities. Adventure with all the trappings of comfort and fine dining.
Green, lush vegetation, birds of all sizes and colours, fabulous butterflies, active volcanoes and exciting wildlife. National parks cover some 25% of the country and the government and people take their responsibility of protecting the environment very seriously. Due to its compact nature, travelling around is easy and the money which was saved by abandoning the military has been used to develop the infrastructure of roads which are excellent. While the focus might be on activities and wildlife there is no need to sacrifice on comfort and you will find hotels of every standard and size to suit any pocket. Finally don’t forget the jungle-fringed beaches which stretch for miles and offer superb opportunities for surfing and kiting.
Fly over Poas volcano in a helicopter.
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WHEN TO GO
Costa Rica's climate is temperate and marked by two seasons with the main rainy season being May to November and the dry the remainder of the year. The highlands are warm during the day and can be quite cool at night especially on the continental divide; where the pacific winds meet the Caribbean. The Caribbean coast is slightly harder to define but it tends to rain less between March and September and the best time to visit is between December and April. Both September and October are very wet months.
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