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Costa Rica

Our experts in Costa Rica

Ecole Travel

Ecole Travel aims not only to offer you a perfectly organised trip through Costa Rica. We also aim to bring a personal touch and some Costa Rican warmth into our efforts to make your trip a special experience!

Ecole Travel has been around since 1993, when we had only a fax machine and a telephone! Astrid founded the company after coming to Central America from Holland to finish writing her thesis. Six months later she took her first steps in the travel industry and opened Ecole's first office in San Jose. Times are very different now - we have a team of nearly 30 people that knows every inch of this extraordinary country. There are no experts quite like local experts. In the last five years we have welcomed nearly 25,000 visitors to Costa Rica. Come and find out what you've been missing! Ecole is an active member of CANAECO (our main ecotourism organisation), Canatur (our national Chamber of Commerce) and ACOPROT - our main national tourism organisation. Like all companies on TravelLocal, we are locally-owned. All trips booked on the TravelLocal platform are 100% financially protected by ABTA, the UK's largest travel association, and all payments are handled here in the UK. TravelLocal carefully selects each local travel company we work with so our clients can book safe in the knowledge that they are doing so with experienced, trusted and passionate experts in their destination.

Trip ideas for Costa Rica

All trips on TravelLocal are tailored to you. Our partners will change anything about these trips - all you need to do is ask!

  • 15 days
  • from £2,830
Charming Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • WildlifeOff the beaten path
  • 17 days
  • from £1,550
Local Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • Off the beaten pathSelf-drive
  • 16 days
  • from £1,700
Adventurous Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • AdventureWildlife
  • 15 days
  • from £3,330
Luxury Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • LuxuryWildlife
  • 15 days
  • from £1,510
The essentials of Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • ClassicWildlife
  • 19 days
  • from £2,220
The best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
  • Cross border itinerariesClassic
  • 10 days
  • from £970
The Heartlands of Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • Self-driveBoat journeys
  • 14 days
  • from £1,070
Family Fun in Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +1
Something in mind?

Every trip created on TravelLocal is unique. If you already have an idea of your dream holiday in Costa Rica, start a conversation with Ecole Travel and see what they can do!

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Reviews for our partner in Costa Rica

Amazing introduction to Costa Rica

– Derek from Potton, UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • July
Amazing Costa Rica adventure

– Stewart from Manchester UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • July
Wonderful trip, superb guides, Ecole Travel the Tops.

– Susan Lorna [called Lorna] from London

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • February
Well planned and enjoyable

– Al from Olympia, Washington, USA

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • February
Overall wonderful experience

– Kimberly from Costa Rica

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • February
Wonderful Wouter

– Sue from Hampshire, UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • January
Fabulous. A great overview of the diversity of Costa Rica

– Jo from Reading

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • January
Wonderful exploration of Costa Rica

– Christina from Atlanta

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • December
Interesting, varied trip, wonderful destination and seamlessly organised from start to finish. Did exactly what it said on the tin (and more!)

– Chris from Skipton, North Yorkshire

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • October

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  • Sep 4, 2017
An interview with Ecole Travel - our local experts in Costa Rica

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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  • Costa Rica
  • AdventureWildlife
  • Aug 18, 2017
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  • Aug 14, 2017
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  • Costa RicaChileJordan, +1
  • September
  • CoastWildlife
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