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Charming Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
WildlifeAdventureOff the Beaten Path
Rope Swing on beach, Costa Rica
13 days
from £1,330 pp

Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
HighlightsWildlifeAdventure, +1
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

Galapagos IslandsArgentinaSri Lanka, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysAdventureWildlife, +3
Oct 30, 2019

The National Parks of Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Here’s an introduction to seven of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica. With so many national parks, wildlife refuges and nature reserves to choose from, narrowing down the list can be challenging, so let our research guide you.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Walking & HikingAdventureWildlife, +1
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

VietnamPhilippinesMorocco, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalCoastSafari, +1
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

ArmeniaMozambiqueColombia, +32
Boat JourneysCoastAdventure, +2
Jun 7, 2019

The wonders of Costa Rica's wildlife

Martha Hales

You are truly in for a treat when you visit the natural paradise of Costa Rica. Discover the wonderful wildlife to be found within its borders, from fluffy anteaters to sedate sloths and colourful birds to thousands of fluttering butterflies.

Costa Rica
May 23, 2019

Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays

Martha Hales

From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!

MoroccoCosta RicaRussia, +7
JulyAugustJune, +1
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

TanzaniaMozambiqueOman, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path
Feb 7, 2019

Family fun in Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for a family holiday - zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest, spot some of the country's amazing wildlife and take part in educational ecotourism projects. Our blog post outlines the myriad of family activities on offer in the Central American nation.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
Walking & HikingUndiscovered BeachesWildlife, +2
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

RussiaChileLaos, +8
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkAdventure, +8
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
8 days
from £950 pp

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Nov 29, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica

Martha Hales

The perfect guide for discovering this magical country: pristine beaches, coral reefs with darting, jewel-like fish, mountains blanketed with tropical forests…

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalLuxuryCoast, +12
15 days
from £3,270 pp

Luxury Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
WildlifeLuxuryAdventure, +1
Fisherman, Costa Rica
18 days
from £1,230 pp

Family Fun in Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
FamilyCoastWalking & Hiking, +1
Oct 8, 2018

Where to see whales

Martha Hales

There is little more exciting than to see the Earth's largest creature breaking the ocean's surface before crashing back into the water... Here we've looked at the best countries in which to go whale watching, from the warm waters of Costa Rica to the stunning seascapes of Iceland.

ArgentinaMadagascarCosta Rica, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalWildlife
16 days
from £1,670 pp

Adventurous Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Walking & HikingAdventureWildlife
17 days
from £6,270 pp

Ultimate Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
CoastAdventureLuxury, +3
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

Galapagos IslandsSenegalSri Lanka, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
15 days
from £1,480 pp

The Essentials of Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
WildlifeClassicWalking & Hiking, +1
Aug 22, 2018

Where to spot jaguars

Martha Hales

Many nature-lovers dream of seeing the dappled bulk of a jaguar slinking through the forests of its natural habitat... We've had a look into where the best places are to spot these stunning big cats, whether that's the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil or the reserves of Belize.

Costa RicaBrazilBelize
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

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 RicaIndonesiaBrazil, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastWalking & HikingWildlife, +8
Sep 4, 2017

An interview with our local experts in Costa Rica

Samantha Fergusson

Read our interview to discover what our local experts have to say about Costa Rica; thick rainforests, fantastic wildlife and stunning tropical coastline…

Costa Rica
Aug 14, 2017

Where to go in: September

Martha Hales

Planning a trip? Here are our top recommendations for your dose of sunshine...

JordanCosta RicaChile, +1
17 days
from £1,520 pp

Local Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryMarchFebruary, +7
Self-driveWalking & HikingWildlife
Mar 8, 2017

The Sound of Latin America

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Be it exploring verdant forest or thriving cities, you will find Latin America is alive with music. Here are our recommendations for what to listen out for when visiting this wonderful region…

Costa RicaGuatemalaNicaragua
CulturalUndiscovered BeachesWildlife
Jan 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration

Martha Hales

Need some inspiration for a Valentine's Day to remember? Check out our unconventional favourites...

IndiaArgentinaCosta Rica, +4
Food & DrinkUndiscovered BeachesSafari, +1
Jan 6, 2017

Costa Rica: A treasure trove of nature

Martha Hales

Get to know the wildlife highlights of gorgeous Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
WildlifeAdventureWalking & Hiking
10 days
from £960 pp

The Heartlands of Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Self-driveFood & DrinkAdventure, +1
Sep 6, 2016

Where to go on holiday in early 2017

Corinne Homer

Winter sun destinations with iconic cities, rainforest wildlife and beautiful beaches. Check out our sample itineraries and create your tailor-made holiday.

IndiaLaosCosta Rica
CoastGreat JourneysWildlife, +3