Costa Rica
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8 Days Land Tour Costa Rica
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Comprehensive Trips to Costa Rica

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3 Cruises
6 Land Tours
2 Offers

AdventureSmith offers a breadth of Costa Rica excursions, many that are sustainability-focused. Our comprehensive trips pair the majority of Costa Rica’s marvelous coastline with rugged inland mountains, volcanoes, rivers and cloud forest, as well as the amazing Panama Canal. Costa Rica vacations with us will expose you to a mix of activity, culture and relaxation, from ziplining and whitewater rafting to beachcombing and snorkeling, and even coffee- and chocolate tasting. Eco-minded travelers and families love our tailored itineraries and accommodations, and those seeking a bespoke experience or a true coast-to-coast vacation appreciate our expert knowledge and ability to customize the journey. We continually refine our Costa Rica trips and style of travel for more discriminating adventure travelers. Our experts will handle all the logistics for a seamless Costa Rica vacation. Our commitment to conservation helps you travel in a conscientious way, and our connections in the region translate into Costa Rica travel savings. Let us help you find the best Costa Rica eco-adventure at a great price.

Costa Rica excursions with AdventureSmith Explorations reveal this eco-tourist and adventure traveler favorite in an intimate way. Explore verdant cloud and rainforests, an astounding diversity of tropical birds and wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, relaxing hot springs and beautiful beaches. Efficiently access coastal national parks and remote, rugged landscapes. Our trips to Costa Rica uncover an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna which support a dazzling array of exotic wildlife. Let our experts help you find the best Costa Rica eco-adventure, whether it be by small ship cruising the coastline of beautiful beaches and extensive system of national parks and private reserves, or by eco-lodge with access to remote rainforest and volcanoes. Our custom land-and-sea Costa Rica travel options offer a blend of pristine lowland rainforests, misty mountain cloud forests and active volcanoes—a naturalist’s dream come true.

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Costa Rica vacations by land and sea feature turquoise waters, inviting beaches, luxurious jungle and piping hot volcanoes. Take in the best of Costa Rica’s pristine coastline and rugged interior. Why book your trip to Costa Rica with AdventureSmith? 

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Our active Costa Rica vacations include ziplines, Zodiacs, hikes, yoga, kayaks, paddleboards & more.

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Costa Rica excursions combine world-renowned coastal national parks with peaks and volcanoes. 

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Let us craft a custom land-and-sea trip using our deep connections & your interests, budget & timeline.

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Our experts will ensure you access the best places to visit in Costa Rica, with seamless arrangements.

Why Costa Rica Vacations Are Best, By Both Land and Sea

Costa Rica’s vibrant underwater world is optimally explored from a small expedition ship or sailboat, with at least two opportunities daily to get off the ship via inflatable skiff, kayak, paddleboard or with a snorkel mask and fins. Costa Rica trips by both boat and eco lodge enter the rainforests of acclaimed national parks. But Costa Rica’s mountainous interior, including one of the world’s best wilderness lodges, is only reachable by a land tour. Let a Costa Rica Adventure Specialist help you see it all.

Custom Costa Rica Excursions

Visit Costa Rica via one of our scheduled small group Costa Rica tours, private independent tours or custom Costa Rica expeditions to capitalize on the best things to do in Costa Rica. Let an Adventure Specialist help you customize your trip to include a coastal cruise and inland adventures to see the best of Costa Rica—a diversity of environments, including neighboring Panama and Colombia.

“Costa Rica vacations by land and sea feature turquoise waters, inviting beaches, luxurious jungle and piping hot volcanoes.”


Costa Rica Vacations

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 73 75 77 78 78 78 77 77 76 77 75 73
Avg. Low (F) 59 59 60 60 62 62 62 62 60 60 60 59
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6 3.4 4.4 3.3 3.8 5.1 5.1 2.2 0.6

Experience 12+ Climatic Zones on Your Costa Rica Vacation

Take in Costa Rica’s 12+ climatic zones via a custom trip by land and sea. While land tours are offered year-round, small ship cruises are only available during the dry season of November through March, meaning your land-and-sea trip will have ideal weather. A combo Costa Rica trip reveals various temperatures and microclimates at each elevation you visit. Note that the climate data referenced above is for San Jose, Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Vacations

Learn from two AdventureSmith experts about identical sister ships Nat Geo Venture and Quest. Tips on choosing your cabin, what the food is like and why choose to sail aboard.
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Costa Rica Vacations

AdventureSmith Founder Todd Smith shares lessons and adventure from a family trip to Costa Rica's premier rainforest parks in Tortuguero and the Osa Peninsula.
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Costa Rica Vacations

A review of the inaugural Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia Cruise aboard the 72-guest Variety Voyager written by AdventureSmith Explorations' founder.
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