Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
- 7 Nights
- 29 Feb 2016
- Bed and Breakfast
- London Gatwick
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Costa Rica holidays offer prime locations to enjoy fantastic Caribbean climates. The country's west coast is lined with phenomenal beaches, the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and miles of tropical forests.
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Luxury accommodations are a growing presence in this country as there is so much beauty to share with travellers. Some resorts feature modern hotel complexes built specifically to enjoy deserted beaches while others are supported by small Costa Rican towns.
Wherever you choose to stay, holidays to Costa Rica guarantee tranquil spots to lay back and soak up the sun while there is also an abundance of exciting nature tours to take you through the forests, swamps and jungles that are found nearby.
Couples will love the romantic getaways offered in secluded hotel complexes at El Jobo and Playa de Matapalo where you can seemingly leave civilisation behind, while other resorts like Playa Tamarindo and Papagayo Bay offer fun family adventures through the Caribbean wilderness.
Costa Rica's temperatures are scorching all year long so plan your visits depending on the amount of expected rainfall.
The dry season is between December and April and temperatures regularly pass 30C in the day and settle above 20C at night. The wet season between May and November is great for the lush wildlife but bad news for visitors as it is likely to ruin your days out at the beach.
Found almost 200km inland, the three to four hour trip is worth it once you start walking around this active volcano. Tour guides can teach you the history and facts behind the formation of the lush greens that surround the jagged rocks of the mountainous volcano.
A massive area of land that can be explored independently or with a tour guide. It's also a historic area that was the site for the Battle of Santa Rosa in the 19th century. Now it is home to exotic plants and trees as well as a range of animals.
The Playa Grande in Playa Tamarindo is a special location between September and March as hundreds of leatherback turtles slink to shore to lay their eggs. Workers at the Las Baulas Conservation Project aim to save the animals and can take you on a night tour to spot the creatures.
Surf's up for the majority of the year on Playa Tamarindo's beach. The combination of sunshine and waves make it an ideal spot to ride the water while there is a number of great beach bars and shacks offshore to relax in. Surf schools for beginners are available too.
Many tour guide companies have utilised the dense forests to set up exhilarating zip line courses so that tourists can whizz from tree to tree. While sailing through the canopies, you can enjoy unrivalled views of the coastline or of Costa Rican wildlife. Almost all of the resorts offer this thrilling experience.