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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Beauty, beaches and biodiversity

On a narrow sliver of Central America between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is a small but remarkable country with magnificent coastlines, pristine rainforests and lush volcanic interior harbouring diversity unlike anywhere else.

The Osa Peninsula, a modest 1800 square kilometers (half of Long Island), contains an astonishing 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Across Costa Rica, an area smaller than West Virginia, you can find one in 20 of all known species on earth.

Costa Rica takes sustainability seriously. Over a quarter of its land and half its coastline are protected, and it is working towards carbon neutrality this decade. Sustainable tourism is a big part of protecting nature here, so it’s no surprise that some of the most pioneering ecolodges anywhere can be found hidden among its forests.

Ride horses along the beach to the sound of howler monkey calls before an afternoon spotting humpback whales breach the waves. Or raft rapids to a lodge in the jungle then trek trails to meet an indigenous Cabécar community, keeping an eye out for sloths and jaguars as you go. Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise we’d love to introduce you to.

What's the weather like?

When to visit Costa Rica

Other than the wettest months of September and October, there isn’t a bad time of year to visit Costa Rica. The driest and most popular period is between December and April. This is rainforest, so expect some rainfall year-round.
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    Dry season
    December - April
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    Green season
    May - November

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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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