Costa Rica

Overview

Flanked by two oceans and home to some of the most vibrant ecosystems on the planet, Costa Rica is a peaceful and prosperous slice of Central America that consistently ranks among the happiest nations in the world.

It’s easy to see why Costa Rica has carved a niche for itself as an adventure and eco tour hotspot. The central landscapes flow between untamed tropical forest, soaring smoky volcanoes and animated wildlife reserves. From the air the vibrant greens smooth effortlessly into the Caribbean blue of the sea, and national parks like Central Valley’s Braulio Carrillo are a good place to start an adventure, teeming with exotic birdlife and pumas.

Packed with opportunities for adventure, the many national parks provide hiking trails, bird watching tours and kayaking in the river-ways below frothing waterfalls. The daring can see the tree tops by zip line, or a more leisurely aerial tram. At the end of a hard day’s exploring, stay right in the heart of the jungle in Costa Rica’s eco resorts and lodges.

Rising out of the thick forest is the immense Central Mountain range that includes a sweep of spitting and bubbling volcanoes. Some are considered most accessible active volcanoes on earth, reachable via dramatic and scenic roads that wind up their imposing foothills.

Costa Rica’s natural landscapes spread right out to its coast, where the dense flora and fauna thins out into lazily swaying palms that mark the beginning of beach life. The country’s Caribbean coast is an idyllic series of pristine white sand, nesting turtles and startlingly blue water. To the north, the wilder waves of the Pacific coast are a surfer’s paradise.

The country’s unique wildlife habitats extend to the ocean, where rays and exotic fish surround the reefs, creating a beautiful setting to dive. The Osa and Nicoya Peninsulas both shelter gulfs where you’re likely to spot whales and dolphins relaxing in the peaceful waters.

Experience one of the most unique and untouched ecological gems in the world on a luxury eco tour of Costa Rica, from trekking through the depths of the jungle to relaxing on the pristine coast. Lightfoot’s concierge-style service creates a tailor-made trip designed to suit your every need.

Costa Rica Regions

Central Valley

Central Valley is Costa Rica’s heartland. It features some of the country’s impressive scenery, scattered with coffee plantations and flanked by imposing volcanoes. It’s one of the mos…

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Nicoya Peninsula

The golden curve of the Nicoya Peninsula covers Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast. Its spectacular unspoilt beaches sit against a backdrop of lush rising national parks, offering some of th…

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Osa Peninsula

Tucked away in remote southern Costa Rica is the country’s wildest natural wonder. Osa Peninsula is a vibrant green expanse of virgin rainforest, prosperous ecosystems and sparkling turquo…

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Costa Rica Properties

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Casa Chameleon

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

This luxury boutique resort is located on the remote southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Mal País, one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets. Set in the rainforest across from the Pacifi…

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Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge lies on the edge of Corcovado National Park, on the Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Set in tropical gardens on a stunning palm-fringed beach, surr…

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Finca Rosa Blanca Plantation Resort

Central Valley, Costa Rica

Set on a nine-acre coffee plantation, 4000 feet above sea level, in the Central Valley highlands of Costa Rica, Finca Rosa Blanca Plantation Resort is a stunning country inn. Its architect…

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Flor Blanca

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

This luxury boutique resort is set in the jungle on an unspoiled beach with white sands and wild surf, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. San José airport is 2…

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Four Seasons Papagayo

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

Just above the Gulf of Papagayo sits Four Seasons Papagayo majestically, set up high on the cliffs. The resort encapsulates all the elements of an outstanding holiday property – it offers …

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Harmony Hotel

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

Set in lush tropical gardens moments from the stunning Playa Guiones, a world-class surfing spot near the sleepy town of Nosara on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, this low-key, eco-chic bea…

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Kura Design Villas

Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

Perched high above sea in Uvita on Costa Rica’s southern coast, Kura Design Villas offers awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean and the rainforest. This luxury all-villa resort the epit…

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Lapa Rios

Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

This luxury boutique resort is set on a 1000-acre private nature reserve overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce, in Costa Rica’s wild Osa Peninsula. This rustic-chic resort has …

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Pacuare Lodge

Central Valley, Costa Rica

Nestled deep in the rainforest overlooking the Pacuare River, in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, Pacuare Lodge is the ultimate tropical hideaway. This luxury eco-lodge was designed to blend i…

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