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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.
Taste of Costa Rica
A 7-night tour including: the coffee plantations of the Naranjo region, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park. 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.
Discover Costa Rica: Fly & Drive
A 7-night tour including: Celeste River, Arenal Volcano, Rancho Humo, Carrillo Beach and the Guanacaste region. See full details.
Exploring Costa Rica: Fly & Drive
A 7-night tour including: San Gerardo de Dota, Ballena Bay and Poas Volcano. See full details.
EXPERIENCE OUR COSTA RICA VACATION PACKAGES
Casa Conde Hotel & Suites
Villas Sol and Beach Resort All Inclusive
Barcelo San Jose Palacio
Villas Playa Samara
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Azura Beach Resort
Hotel & Club Punta Leona
Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort
Fiesta Resort All Inclusive
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal
El Mangroove, Autograph Collection
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