The Pura Vida Pledge


All of the tour operators listed on this page are Pura Vida Pledge approved. Costa Rica’s Pura Vida Pledge is a four-step plan for sustainable travel in Costa Rica. First, choose to book with a UK tour operator who are working with sustainable hotels and excursions in Costa Rica. Next, offset your carbon, using FONAIFFIO to calculate and repay your carbon. Get involved in volunteering projects and lastly, support local communities and respect the land by leaving no trace.


We’ve hand-selected some of the best and most sustainable tour operators in Costa Rica, so you can make sure that your trip is as good as it possibly can be, and benefits you as well as the locals…

Best for Adventure

Best for Culture

Explore with Trailfinders

Trailfinders offers a range of holidays to Costa Rica and has a dedicated team of specialists who are a mine of information about what to do here, often with first-hand travel experience. Whether you want to explore Costa Rica with your own private driver, embark on a fly drive, join a sociable small group tour, or are simply looking for advice on the best national parks or luxury hotels for a beach holiday – they are the perfect people to ask.

Best for Nature & Wildlife

Best for sustainability


Explore with Star Clippers

For the first time since 2014, Star Clippers returns to Costa Rica offering brand new itineraries in Costa Rica and Nicaragua as well as Panama and its famed canal.

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It boasts nearly half a million species inhabiting its lush tropical forests.

This exceptional natural environment offers the visitors many opportunities for unique exploration, including kayaking through the fascinating mangrove forests, getting a bird eye’s view on a canopy forest tour, or simply enjoying unspoiled beaches where to bask in the sun.

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Download our bucket list experiences guide

Our brand new Costa Rica guide is bursting with inspiration for your next trip to Costa Rica. Whether you’re after an adventure in nature, seeking life-affirming wildlife encounters or simply want to relax on the golden beaches, you’ll find the perfect Costa Rican adventure for you…

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