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TRAVELLING TO Costa Rica & Panama

Why visit? Tucked between Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south, Costa Rica is a destination for the off the beaten path explorer. From forested mountains to giant lakes, picturesque Caribbean islands and some of the world’s most unique wildlife, Costa Rica offers everything a nature lover’s heart desires. 

Usually, travellers start their Costa Rica tour in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, situated in the centre of the country. A short trip to Tortuguero can introduce you to one of Costa Rica’s most popular ecotourism destinations. Discover the canals, rivers and beaches, famous nesting grounds for seat turtles, as well as an abundance of Costa Rican wildlife, on a boat tour through this rainforest paradise.

The Arenal Volcano in the north of Costa Rica is a stunning sight and the surrounding National Park hosts a wealth of activities such as rafting, hiking and canopy tours. East from Arenal lies Monteverde, where you can witness Costa Rican flora and fauna at their most spectacular on a nature tour through the renowned Cloud Forest Reserve.

In Panama, a canal cruise can introduce you to the lush rainforests and the wildlife of this famous region, and you will have the opportunity to learn about its rich history by meeting with the ancestral Embara Indians who can give you an insight into their traditions and lifestyle.

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Costa Rica & Panama and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

Still wondering? Contact us: You are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you.

#Livefortoday and book your Costa Rica & Panama tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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Why visit? Tucked between Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south, Costa Rica is a destination for the off the beaten path explorer. From forested mountains to giant lakes, picturesque Caribbean islands and some of the world’s most unique wildlife, Costa Rica offers everything a nature lover’s heart desires. 

Usually, travellers start their Costa Rica tour in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, situated in the centre of the country. A short trip to Tortuguero can introduce you to one of Costa Rica’s most popular ecotourism destinations. Discover the canals, rivers and beaches, famous nesting grounds for seat turtles, as well as an abundance of Costa Rican wildlife, on a boat tour through this rainforest paradise.

The Arenal Volcano in the north of Costa Rica is a stunning sight and the surrounding National Park hosts a wealth of activities such as rafting, hiking and canopy tours. East from Arenal lies Monteverde, where you can witness Costa Rican flora and fauna at their most spectacular on a nature tour through the renowned Cloud Forest Reserve.

In Panama, a canal cruise can introduce you to the lush rainforests and the wildlife of this famous region, and you will have the opportunity to learn about its rich history by meeting with the ancestral Embara Indians who can give you an insight into their traditions and lifestyle.

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Costa Rica & Panama and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

Still wondering? Contact us: You are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you.

#Livefortoday and book your Costa Rica & Panama tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We offer you flexible travel options in Latin America at an affordable price.

  • You can choose from over 400 suggested itineraries or pick and choose elements to build your own unique experience; cover the areas you want to explore at a pace to suit you.

  • We know each Latin American country by heart and will work with you to determine which activities and accommodations are best suited to your needs.

  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

  • We have offices across South America so you can be assured that ground staff are close at hand to assist whilst you are travelling.

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BLOGS ON Costa Rica & Panama

Whether you are looking for advice on visas and vaccinations,when to travel, best markets or beaches to visit, wildlife guides or the top restaurants in a city, Chimu blogs are likely to have it covered. The range of topics is vast, with new and fascinating blogs being added regularly. There are airport guides, Galapagos Island guides, what to pack and what not to pack, and even a blog on the most romantic locations to propose in Latin America!

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Costa Rica & Panama REVIEWS

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth visiting The inter hotel transport arrangements were excellent .The sites chosen to visit were ideal wildlife habitats and the hotels used were close to the reserves and of excellent standard .
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Wildlife and natural scenery The entire itinerary went very smoothly and Costa Rica was a fabulous place to go. The wildlife and scenery was stunning. Guides were fabulous.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Costa Rica Tour Managed to see so much wildlife, above and beyond expectations.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trip All transfers, guilds and accommodation where excellent.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful country We had a wonderful time overall. The country is lovely and the people very friendly. The hotels we went to were all clean and comfortable with character. Most of the tours were great with really good guides, however 2 in particular were not very satisfactory. The Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz waterfall tour - the guide was not very good which was especially disappointing for the Doka tour as it was rushed through without being able to see much of the plantation area, with the quickest explanation of the coffee production (we know it could have been much better as we later visited another plantation where the tour was unbelievably better). We did not realise that this tour to the waterfall was in a commercial park and so we felt is was a shame to have rushed away from the coffee for this unnecessary guided walk round a zoo. The guided walk into the Manuel Antonio National Park had too many people on it and although Carlos was a pleasant young man, we had had far better guides. We felt that we were herded around. We saw more on our own and wished that we had found our own tour as we did for a night tour with Manuel who was fantastic. However, the worst part of the trip were the transfers between areas. We were squashed into a mini-van, not even a mini-bus with very little leg room and very uncomfortable seats for 2 and 4 hour transfers! It has caused me back problems. We did call the agent Luis and ask for an alternative, we paid a lot of money for the Monteverde to Manuel Antonio transfer - 4.5 hours, for a private transfer hoping for a car to take us - unfortunately it was still a mini-van albeit to ourselves so we could move and take it in turns to sit in the front seat. We would have been better taking the coach from Manuel Antonio back to San Jose and then had a car from the coach station. (photos to follow) On a happier note, we thought the Volcano hotel was wonderful with very friendly and helpful staff. Of particular note in the extra tours we did, the Arenal volcano walk, with a lovely guide and the Monteverde guides were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. On the 2 occasions the we called the local agent Luis, he was friendly and helpful. We only wish he could have found us a better alternative for the transfers. All these things being said we had a well organised and enjoyable trip.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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