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Costa Rica now in easy reach

From April 2016, British Airways are launching a new direct service to San Jose, Costa Rica. They are offering 3 direct flights a week from London Gatwick to this paradise destination making it easier than ever for us all to enjoy.

Known for its spectacular natural beauty and biodiversity, Costa Rica boasts over 15 different ecosystems with dramatic changes in landscapes, climate and nature. Magnificent beaches stretch for miles along an unspoilt coastline. High on the mountains, cool and pristine cloud forests are alive with mysterious sounds and below splendid tropical rain forests are packed with life.

The country is famous for its progressive approach to conservation and is the prime eco-tourism destination in Central America due to its wealth of protected areas. Over 25 percent of the country consists of protected areas, spread between 75 different national parks, wildlife refuges and biological reserves.

In such a small geographical area it is surprising how much there is to see and do. A holiday in Costa Rica offers activities to suit all travellers and any mood, from action to relaxation. These include surfing, snorkelling and sunbathing, horse riding, hiking and wildlife-spotting, deep sea fishing or river cruises. One can also simply enjoy a soak in the hot springs.

Travellers are also drawn to the country because of the endearing Tico hospitality. Costa Ricans are known for their incredible gregariousness and delightful ability to pamper guests - whether pointing out the right direction or cooking a typical authentic meal, they will be full of smiles and warmth. All this together with easy accessibility and an efficient infrastructure makes Costa Rica the jewel of Central America and a gem of a holiday destination.

Below is some inspiration for a holiday to explore this beautiful place:


Enjoy the opportunity to see two sides of Costa Rica during an eight day tour that starts and finishes in the capital San Jose. Heading north, you’ll then spend time in the shadow of the famous Arenal Volcano before three days at the beach resort of Tamarindo – one of the top tourist destinations to be found anywhere in the country.


• Return flights with British Airways

• 8 Day Costa Rica Volcano and Beach Discovery Independent Tour including 7 nights’ accommodation, various meals, selected sightseeing and all transfers

FROM £1,369pp

Valid from: 01 May - 19 Jun 16



Spend three nights in the shadow of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano before heading to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. There you’ll find long stretches of beautiful white sand beaches lined, tropical forests and the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park.


• Return flights with British Airways

• 8 Day Costa Rica Getaway Escorted Tour including 7 nights’ accommodation, services of an experienced tour guide, various meals, selected sightseeing and all transfers

FROM £1,469PP

Valid from: 02 May - 15 Jul 16



Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer on this twelve day journey around the Latin American country, which includes time to explore the natural beauty of the landscapes around Tortuguero before escaping to the coast to relax in Puerto Viejo.