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Casa Alang Alang

Casa Alang Alang

Casa Alang Alang, Costa Rica

Casa Alang Alang is one of Costa Rica’s leading luxury residences, providing unparalleled comfort in a privileged setting. Perched on a tranquil private hillside just moments fro...

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Maximum Guests: 19
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Location: Costa Rica
From £1,480per night
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Casa Azul

Casa Azul

Casa Azul, Costa Rica

Guests can enjoy spectacular ocean views of the Pitahaya and Catalina Islands, from all the main living areas of this striking beach home! Casa Azul combines Costa Rica’s tropica...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Guanacaste
From £520per night
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Casa Brewer

Casa Brewer

Casa Brewer, Costa Rica

Casa Brewer is an impressive six bedroom villa located at Las Catalinas and includes two masters, a bunk room, and a guest house. There is ample outdoor living space in two cover...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 16
  • Location: Guanacaste
From £968per night
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Casa Mary Y Sol

Casa Mary Y Sol

Casa Mary Y Sol, Costa Rica

Casa Mary Y Sol is a delightful seven bedroom home that can accommodate up to 20 guests. This home features two master suites and a bunkroom that sleeps 6 and is perfect for larg...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 20
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Guanacaste
From £800per night
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Casa Oasis

Casa Oasis

Casa Oasis, Costa Rica

Casa Oasis is a fabulous five bedroom villa located in the Los Sueños Resort on the west coast of Costa Rica. Located above Los Sueños popular Eco Golf Course, this luxury estate...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Los Suenos Resort
From £1,200per night
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Casa Oceana

Casa Oceana

Casa Oceana, Costa Rica

Casa Oceano is a stunning six-bedroom beachfront villa – a marriage of sea, sand, oceanfront infinity pool and luxurious accommodations. Guests can experience tropical palms and...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: West coast
From £2,011per night
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Casa Pacifica

Casa Pacifica

Casa Pacifica, Costa Rica

Casa Pacifica is a 5,000 sq. ft. private executive retreat offering five bedrooms and located within the Los Suenos Resort. This is a great choice for family or a group of friends ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Los Suenos Resort
From £1,120per night
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Casa Patron

Casa Patron

Casa Patron, Costa Rica

Casa Patron is an intriguing split level home perfect for large families and large parties that want a central location with private amenities and is located just above Colina in L...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Los Suenos Resort
From £1,120per night
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Casa Ramon

Casa Ramon

Casa Ramon, Costa Rica

Casa Ramon is a beautiful six bedroom villa located near the town of Dominical and Playa Hermosa on the western coast of Costa Rica. The property boasts breathtaking views of the l...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Location: Dominical
From £333per night
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Casa Suenos

Casa Suenos

Casa Suenos, Costa Rica

Casa Suenos is an incredible 8,059 sq. ft. private executive home built and staffed specifically for the entertainment of family, friends, or both large and small corporate outings...

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Maximum Guests: 20
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Location: Los Suenos Resort
From £1,560per night
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Getting There

British Airways fly directly from London Gatwick to San José twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) in the summer season and three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) during the winter season. Alternatively, there are a number of flights from America to José – perfect for a twin centre holiday.

Please be aware that there is a standard local departure tax* (or exit tax), payable in US dollars or Costa Rican Colones, upon departure from San José. The charge is $29 per passenger, and must be paid at any of the Bancrédito kiosks to the right as you enter the departures area of the airport.


Capital: San José
Flying time: 11 hours
Language: Spanish but English is widely spoken
Country Size: 19,730 square miles
Time Difference from UK: -6 hours Winter/ -7 hours Summer
Currency: Colon
Voltage: 120 volts
Driving: Right hand side of the road
Airport: There are currently two international airports in Costa Rica. The largest, Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, is located within the Central Valley region north of San Jose. The other airport, Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) in Liberia, facilitates access to destinations in the northwestern Guanacaste region
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa but check at time of booking
Drink the water: It is advisable to drink bottled water
Beaches: A beach lovers haven with stretches of beaches and clear blue waters
Health and Safety: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before your trip. It is advisable to check with your doctor as

In the Central Valley, where the main centres of population are located, the average temperature is 22°C (72°F) and the region enjoys a spring-like climate year round. In the coastal areas, the temperature is much hotter and humid, while the Pacific Northwest can be extremely hot and dry. The rainy season starts in May and finishes in November, although there are distinct regional variations. June and July are the wettest months, particularly on the Caribbean side, but the season can run from May until December.

The ‘warm’ dry season is December to May, though temperature differences between summer and winter are slight. March is the height of the dry season, and the humidity is lower at this time, making this a popular time for visitors. Volcano Arenal is notoriously hard to see due to the clouds, but the best time of year to try is during April and May.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the most visited destinations in Central America, thanks to its lush rainforest, beautiful beaches and culture. The span of the Costa Rican territory, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, is 200 miles.

Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.

Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces – San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Puntarenas, Guanacaste, and Limon. Each province is subdivided into regions and these are subdivided into districts.

While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country is surprisingly accessible – one can travel from coast to coast in just three hours by car (or 45 minutes by plane).

The Caribbean region of Costa Rica stands out for its variety of aquatic ecosystems and its beautiful white and black sand beaches, providing an ideal setting for activities such as sport fishing, snorkelling, and sun bathing. The Pacific coast concentrates big tourist centres and its beaches are very popular for surfing.

 

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