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Day tours

Lonely Planet Experience

San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

Starting at$65

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private San Jose Tour: Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

Starting at$90

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Outdoor Activities

Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

Starting at$45

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Manuel Antonio Park Nature Guided Tour

Starting at$59

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Tortuga Island Tour with Costa Cat

Starting at$147

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Outdoor Activities

Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Starting at$26

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Outdoor Activities

Full Day Waterfall Adventure

Starting at$151

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Blue Dolphin Sailing Adventure

Starting at$75

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

Starting at$1,147

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Lonely Planet Experience

Central American Journey

Starting at$1,513

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Lonely Planet Experience

Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Starting at$865

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Lonely Planet Experience

Amazing Central America

Starting at$2,584

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Lonely Planet Experience

Best of Central America

Starting at$3,961

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Lonely Planet Experience

Ultimate Central America

Starting at$5,291

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Lonely Planet Experience

Central American Adventure

Starting at$2,834

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Lonely Planet Experience

Central America Explorer

Starting at$4,165

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Visa requirements for Costa Rica

4 min readPublished Jul 29, 2021

Entering Costa Rica can be simple, but planning for visa requirements can depend on your nationality, reasons for travel, and how long you want to stay.

Cuban Osmel Garcia shows his passport with the Costa Rican visa in a shelter in the town of La Cruz , Guanacaste, Costa Rica, near the border with Nicaragua on November 17, 2015. A surge of some 2,000 Cuban migrants trying to cross Central America to reach the United States triggered a diplomatic spat between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Monday, plunging tense relations between the two countries to a new low. AFP PHOTO / Ezequiel BECERRA        (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images)
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It will be easier for vaccinated tourists to visit Costa Rica in August

2 min readPublished Jul 16, 2021

From August 1, Costa Rica will drop its mandatory health insurance requirement for fully vaccinated visitors.

Waterfall at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste Province.
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Central America's most thrilling volcano adventures

4 min readPublished Jun 28, 2021

From volcano surfing to roasting marshmallows over molten rock, the chain of volcanoes that make up Central America's spine is not short on adventure.

Volcano surfing in Nicaragua has become a popular sport for thrill seekers © Central America Tourism Agency
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Discover Costa Rica's most unique tree houses

4 min readPublished Jun 25, 2021

With vast stretches of primary forest, Costa Rica is seeing renewed interest in tree house accommodations where travelers can stay the night in the canopy.

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Family holidays

Best things to do with kids in Costa Rica

8 min readPublished Jun 17, 2021

Costa Rica is a family travel playground, specializing in big adventures guaranteed to get your kid’s heart pumping.

Rafters paddling under an old railroad bridge with kids swinging from a rock, in the Lower Pacuare River.