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a blue hanging foot bridge through the dense green canopy of the costa rican jungle, photographed on a wildlife expedition in Monteverde

SMILE. YOU’VE LANDED IN COSTA RICA.

Why is Costa Rica the most sought-after destination in Central America? While convenience is certainly a factor (flights to San José are just five hours from New York and under four hours from many other US gateways), it only represents a small fraction of this destination’s charm. Costa Rica’s allures are vast: its temperate climate, friendly residents, and geographic variety only begin to scratch the surface of its enchantment.
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CapitalSan Jose

LanguageSpanish

CurrencyColon

ReadThe Quetzal & The Macaw

TasteGallo Pinto

SipRefresco

ExperienceZip-lining in Monteverde

Costa Rica resembles a continent in miniature: two coastlines, four mountain ranges, dozens of rivers, forests and wide savannahs, compressed into an area smaller than West Virginia.

Young beautiful woman, wearing white two piece on a beach in Costa Rica

Such concentrated variety enables travelers to combine destinations; a volcano, rainforest, and beach can be included in the same itinerary without difficulty. Other highlights include hot springs, waterfalls, reefs, and islands.

Pristine golden sand beach, shaded by a large palm in the South Caribbean region of Costa Rica

These diverse biomes have attracted visitors for eons. Ancestor species crossing the land bridge settled in, and today Costa Rica is astonishingly biodiverse. With only 0.03% of the planet’s landmass, this tiny nation contains an estimated 5% of the world’s species.

Misty sky over the dense green forest of Golfito, Costa Rica

Taxonomy is a minor national pastime. Citizens submit their finds to the National Biodiversity Institute, discovering one new species approximately every three days. To preserve these natural treasures, nearly 2.9 million acres—over 25% of the country’s territory—are protected as national parks and reserves.

A Strawberry Poison Dart Frog photographed on a wildlife hiking tour of Sarapiqui in Costa Rica

Options for enjoying Costa Rica’s wild areas are equally diverse. Active pursuits such as white-water rafting, surfing, and zip-line tours can be blended into a trip with sunset sailing, forest walks and whale watching.

A group on a kayak tour of Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica

Variety is also expressed in Costa Rica’s assortment of boutique hotels and lodges—a collection unparalleled in Central America. We travel regularly to Costa Rica, inspecting these properties, discovering vacation options and sampling activities.

Sea turtle photographed underwater on a scuba diving expedition off the coast of Cocos Island

LANDED delivers the finest in custom, private travel to Central America, South America, and Antarctica. These regions are our passion; we know them first-hand and by heart. Speak with one of our expert travel planners today at 801.582.2100. We’ll create the most exceptional trip of your life.

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DESTINATIONS

CARTAGO & TURRIALBA

CENTRAL NICOYA

COCOS ISLAND

DOMINICAL

JACO & ESTRELLOS

MANUEL ANTONIO

MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

NORTHERN NICOYA

SAN GERARDO DE DOTA

SARAPIQUI

SOUTH CARIBBEAN

SOUTHERN NICOYA

SOUTHERN PACIFIC

THE OSA PENINSULA & CORCOVADO

TORTUGUERO

TRAVEL
GUIDES

A straw roofed bungalow on a hilltop overlooking the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu

MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu is a city of gods. In the same breath, it bears witness to the power of the human imagination. Towering amongst the clouds, suspended between the Amazon and Andes, each rock seems hitched to the moon, sun and stars.

GO WITH LANDED.

Working with LANDED on our Costa Rica trip was like working with family. They took the time to get to know our family-our likes and dislikes-and as a result planned the perfect trip for us.

A. Cantor, Woodbury, NY

IF YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL.

We had a great time, and didn’t miss anything. We zip-lined, rafted, sailed and surfed. The contacts and drivers were professional and courteous. We don’t want to be back at work. Thank you for all of the work you did to set up this trip.

M. Marrocco, Dallas, TX

DO IT.

From your knowledge of the area and local restaurants to recommendations for sight seeing, LANDED is an A+ company. You provided us with personalized service that bigger companies just can’t match.

A. Shaut, New York, NY

Just returned from Costa Rica and want to thank you for your planning. It was fabulous. LANDED arranged perfect excursions, the guides were fabulous, and the hotels were heaven. Not a hitch along the way…just perfection.

S. Acsher, New York, NY

LANDED was very helpful in planning and implementing our trip to Costa Rica. They answered all of our questions, researched different ideas, kept in contact with us throughout the whole week. I appreciated your personal touch. We all had a wonderful time and I would recommend LANDED to anyone.

L. Brady, Salt Lake City, UT

Working with LANDED on our Costa Rica trip was like working with family. They took the time to get to know our family-our likes and dislikes-and as a result planned the perfect trip for us.

A. Cantor, Woodbury, NY