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COSTA RICA TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatGallo pinto (rice and beans) with eggs for breakfast, casado (rice, beans, vegetables and your meat of choice) for lunch and olla de carne (beef stew) for dinner.
What to bring backCoffee, Pura Vida paraphernalia and miniature versions of the iconic painted wooden ox carts, the country’s symbol.
Fun FactNature lovers flock to Costa Rica for a reason—25% of the country’s territory is protected, boasting 29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges, and 8 biological reserves. There are also hundreds of volcanoes, including 5 that are still active, and about half a million different species. Keep your eyes peeled for red-eyed tree frogs, iguanas, various monkeys, sloths, macaws, pelicans, and whales swimming by the coast.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
The best way to explore this fantastic Central American country? Our exciting, perfectly-tailored tour packages! Browse our itineraries below and call us to book at 1-866 529-2079.
Costa Rica National Parks and Beach Tour
A 14-night tour including: Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Tamarindo beach. See full details.
Welcome to the Rainforest
A 7-night tour including: Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. See full details.
Caribbean to Pacific Tour
A 14-night tour including: Puerto Viejo Limon, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Tamarindo Beach, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. See full details.
Costa Rica Eco Adventure Tour
A 7-night tour including: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Tamarindo Beach. See full details.
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