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Holidays in Costa Rica

Top hotels in Costa Rica

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra, Papagayo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$476 per night from 3 May to 4 May
4.2/5Very Good! (367 reviews)

"The property is new and well maintained, food is good, staff is very friend, best drinks at the lobby ...what i didnt like is there is only one restaurant, buffet of course for breakfast and long wait , the should have two restaurant for breakfast...we have star privilege but still have to join the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2021

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - Optional All Inclusive
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - Optional All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guanacaste
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$469 per night from 7 May to 8 May
4.2/5Excellent! (468 reviews)

"I love everything about this hotel, it’s an amazing hotel. I have no complaints"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica - Optional All Inclusive
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Autopista Grl. Canas, Cruce San Antonio, San Antonio Belen Intersection, Ciudad Cariari
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$127 per night from 9 May to 10 May
4.3/5Excellent! (929 reviews)

"This place was nice. Clean and the food was delicious. A little noisy ac fan motor. But comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Holiday

Climb a volcano, go bird watching, or just sit back and relax at beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Costa Rica enjoys a staggering diversity of ecosystems, some of the world’s best beaches, and good weather year-round. It has coastlines on two major oceans, active volcanoes and five different types of forest. It has been a hot spot for eco- and adventure tourism for decades. 

Costa Rica is in Central America, sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama, but has managed to escape much of the political turmoil of the region. It has a strong environmental track record with nearly 25 percent of the country set aside as national parks or conservation areas.

Hike up an active volcano, find pristine lagoons, and see all kinds of exotic flora and fauna. Adventurers can go mountain bike riding, zip-lining, and white water rafting. Nature lovers will feel right at home in Costa Rica, with several distinct topographical regions and highly varied weather patterns yielding a biodiversity found in few other places on the planet. 

Visit many different types of forest, including cloud forests, which have frequent low-level cloud cover, and rain forests, known for high rainfall and moist vegetation. Spot monkeys, sloths and any of the several hundred species of birds and reptiles that live in the area.

Hit the beach to relax in the sun or go for a surf. You’ll find a laid-back atmosphere at Montezuma, fine-dining restaurants at Tamarindo, and oceanfront night clubs, bars and restaurants in Jaco and Dominical. San José, the capital city, is more developed and urban. Surfers should paddle out into the waters of the Central Pacific Coast and Guanacaste. Take a trip over to the country’s Caribbean side to find secluded and seemingly untouched beaches. You’ll see where the forest meets the sand and get the chance to see all kinds of animals. 

The name Costa Rica translates as Rich Coast. As one of the greenest, safest and most-relaxed destinations in Central America, it lives up to its name.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Costa Rica holiday package cost?
Our Costa Rica packages, which start from as low as , are an easy way to save big bucks. Choose your preferred hotels, flights and rental car to create your perfect itinerary.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Costa Rica holiday package?
Whether it’s your hotel or flight, you can cancel or alter it. Booked your Costa Rica holiday package in the last 24 hours? You may be able to make changes or cancellations for free. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur a charge from your hotel, airline or car rental company. For further information, look up our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help you every step of the way.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Costa Rica?
Bundling your flight and hotel with Expedia won’t just save you time — it’ll save you a few dollars too. Up to $200, as a matter of fact! A Costa Rica holiday package makes it easy to put together your perfect trip. With more than 400 airlines all over the world to pick from, finding convenient flights that fit your schedule won’t be a hassle. In addition to that, we’ve got over 1 000 000 properties globally to take your pick of. Now that’s what you call choice. Whatever your budget, Expedia brings the world within your reach.
Where should I stay in Costa Rica?
There are plenty of excellent places to stay in Costa Rica, including San Jose. This destination boasts much-loved attractions such as La Paz Waterfall Gardens and National Park. You can also make a beeline for Nicoya Peninsula, where you’ll find Flamingo Beach and Conchal Beach. If you have the time, visit both happening cities!
What are the top hotels in Costa Rica?
Take a look at Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery and Croc’s Resort and Casino. They’re top picks for lots of travellers to Jaco. If San Jose is on your travel itinerary, Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Centre and Hotel Luisiana are cosy options.
When is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?
There’s a big advantage to holidaying in Costa Rica in . You can usually get the best deals at this time. , on the other hand, is the priciest time to visit. If you enjoy the buzz of peak season, visit Costa Rica in . The quieter months of will help you avoid the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Costa Rica holiday?
Savvy travellers book early. Air carriers generally release flight tickets nearly 12 months in advance, and this is an excellent opportunity to land some of the lowest prices. Boss just told you to take some holiday time in a few weeks? No sweat. Expedia are never short on fantastic deals to send you on the getaway of your dreams, at an affordable price.
What does an Expedia Costa Rica travel package include?
Select from any combination of hotels, rental cars and flights. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add tours and activities. Want to pick your fare class? That’s also easy to do. The choice is yours when it comes to planning your ideal Costa Rica getaway.
What should I know before booking a Costa Rica travel package?
A Expedia travel package can be tailored to your budget and is a simple way to make your money go further. How little or much you include is totally up to you. Rental cars, hotels and flights — choose any combination that suits your style.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Costa Rica holiday packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, those booking via Expedia can now pay in small installments that won’t break the bank. Book Now, Pay Later and start your dream holiday today!
Can I choose my airline with a Costa Rica Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s simple too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world. Our packages give you the flexibility to take your pick of available flights, hotels and activities that fit your needs.