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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 An amazing well planned trip of Panama only. The three days I had in Panama were a wonderful finale to my Central American holiday. The guides were faultless in their English, their personal cars for the two of us, having a well planned timely daily tour. We had a half day cruise on the Panama Canal, a city tour the following day which included the land based tour of the Canal Centre at the Mirafkores Locks and the historic Panama City. The third day we had a boat trip on Lake Alajuela and up through the jungle to visit a local indigenous tribe, The Embeera Indians where we learnt some of their history, shared a traditional lunch with them and watched some of their traditional dancing.. learnt so much on this thoroughly enjoyable tour of Panama City.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Panama, the Canal and San Blas Islands The trip to the canal was great, a lifetimes ambition to visit. San Blas Islands, living like a native!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Costa Rica In Depth Tour 10 days in Costa Rica were absolutely wonderful. Trip went smoothly and animals were amazing
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Playa Cativo and Arenal, Costa Rica We travelled to the Golfo Dulce and Arenal area. The arrangements put in place by Travel Excellence in Costa Rica were faultless. The accommodation at Playa Cativo on the the Golfo Dulce was wonderful (but be prepared for some sand flies), the food excellent and the nature excursions led by informative guides some of the best I have been on. We then travelled to the Kioro Hotel at Arenal, which has stunning views, but the restaurant service was very average. The river float was OK, but nothing special. Birdwatching was good. What could be better is that several of the local drivers ferrying us to and from San Jose wouldn't stop talking and just let us enjoy the ride. One driver also told us a load of rubbish about what we should tip him!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trip! Thank you Chimu for a great trip to Costa Rica. It was all well planned, although I'm not sure an 8am bus from Manuel Antonio was required for a flight at 5pm ;-)
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was above expectations, really great. 1st hotel we thought oh well, then they just got better until the last one which was amazing
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Costa Rica, an amazing place for nature lovers Every bit of the itinerary works perfectly and smoothly.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful trip Fantastic tour with all arrangements working to plan with punctual transfers between locations. Costa Rica is certainly somewhere I would go back to, the wildlife is good and people so friendly. Only disappointment was our hotel in Monteverdi and Chimu have hopefully addressed this
Date published: 2018-03-11
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