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Costa Rica

Our experts in Costa Rica

Ecole Travel

Ecole Travel aims not only to offer you a perfectly organised tailor-made holiday 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 have been crafting tailor-made Costa Rican holidays 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 trip ideas on TravelLocal are curated by us - we make sure our ideas showcase the best of each country. Take a look and get inspired!

  • 15 days
  • from £1,440pp
The essentials of Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • ClassicWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 15 days
  • from £3,160pp
Luxury Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • LuxuryWildlifeAdventure, +1
  • 17 days
  • from £1,470pp
Local Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryMarchFebruary, +7
  • Self-driveWildlifeWalking & Hiking
  • 16 days
  • from £1,620pp
Adventurous Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • AdventureWildlifeWalking & Hiking
  • 15 days
  • from £2,680pp
Charming Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten PathAdventure
  • 19 days
  • from £2,100pp
The best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +7
  • Cross BorderClassicAdventure, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £930pp
The Heartlands of Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • Self-driveBoat JourneysFood & Drink, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,020pp
Family Fun in Costa Rica
Trip idea by Ecole Travel

  • Costa Rica
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
  • AdventureCoastFamily, +1
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Reviews for our partner in Costa Rica

Ecole travel and Mariana in particular were brilliant

– Andy from UK

Travelled with Ecole Travel


  • Costa Rica
  • September
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

Need some inspiration?

Explore our curated collection of articles about Costa Rica to find ideas for your dream holiday.

  • Jan 2, 2018
A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Article by Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.


  • Costa RicaSouth AfricaLaos, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • Boat JourneysCoastClassic, +3
  • Dec 24, 2017
Where to go in 2018... and why!

Article by Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...


  • Costa RicaPanamaArgentina, +9
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicCoast, +8
  • Dec 4, 2017
Our top five birding destinations

Article by Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the rocky shores of the Galapagos Islands, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list!


  • Costa RicaBrazilGalapagos Islands, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
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