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Costa Rica

Experience the joy and exhilaration of the four elements in Costa Rica. The force of “pura vida” sits at the very heart of this amazing country. Whether you are seeking adventure in the form of surfing, hiking and exploring an active volcano or simply looking to relax amongst fabulous surroundings, this Central American country will match and exceed your expectations.


Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Costa Rica with Ionian Estates. With expert local knowledge, we can ensure our guests can experience the magic qualities of earth, water, fire and air that underpin this unique country. The ethos and the quality of our holidays continues in this abundant paradise.


  • Fully tailored experiences & villa holidays
  • Local support on hand throughout your stay
  • Exceptional and knowledgeable guides
  • Creative itineraries
  • Connecting our guests to the natural world
  • Blending adventure, wellness, exploration & learning
Arenal Volcano at Sunrise in Costa Rica, as the sun reflects on

Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world's species and this extraordinary biodiversity is fiercely protected with one quarter of the country under the safety of nature reserves and national parks. From jungle treks searching for jaguars and horse-riding safaris to exploring San Jose or hearing about the country's history from the local people, the land has so much to offer guests.


  • Jungle exploration by both day & night
  • Seek out jaguars, peccaries and tapirs
  • Discover the world of the indigenous tribes
  • Hike the Camino de Costa Rica
  • Guided city and museum tours
  • Fiesta!
close up of a macaque

With coastlines on both the Pacific and Caribbean, Costa Rica has a conch shell of delights to offer visitors who love all things water. From palm fringed beaches and mangrove creeks to hot springs and amazing surfing, the possibilities are myriad.


  • World class surfing
  • Mangrove creek safaris
  • Turtle hatching in Tortuguero National Park
  • Hang out in hot springs
  • Embrace beach life
  • Swim, sail and be carefree!
beach in the morning

With three volcanic ranges, Costa Rica is home to some of the world's most exciting and active volcanoes, including the Arenal volcano which is considered to be one of the most striking in Central America. Guests can hike, kayak, zip line and go canyoning and fully immerse themselves in all things volcano over some 120 volcanic sites.


  • Lava trek around the Arenal volcano
  • Explore the Poas volcano lakes and forest
  • Hike the Miravelles impressive geothermal fields
  • Combine a visit to San Jose with a trip to Irazu
  • Challenge yourself with a trip to Las Tres Marias
  • Stay in 5* hotels or treehouse lodges
Arenal Volcano at Sunrise…A rare sight at the perfect 15 secon

The quetzal is the national bird of Costa Rica and it is no surprise that it's full title is the resplendent quetzal. However, looking at its winged competition, the quetzel needs to be resplendent to stand out against the keel-billed toucan, the fiery billed aracari and the scarlet macaw. Costa Rica is a twitcher's paradise - you may not arrive as one, but you will certainly leave as one!


  • Astounding bird watching safaris
  • See the cloud forests of Monteverde and San Gerardo de Dota
  • Be a bird. Go ziplining
  • Sunrise balloon flights
  • A photographers paradise of birds and butterflies
  • Find a flock of quetzel!
Keel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos sulfuratus, bird with big bill. T

Call or email us to discuss the start of your breath-taking Costa Rica adventure


spider monkey feeding over the lagoon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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