At Exodus, we love adventure travel and always have. There’s something about the feeling of visiting a new country, culture or environment – whether that’s a mountain range, desert or jungle – that just can’t be beaten. Exodus first started when some friends took a group of travellers to the Himalaya 45 years ago, and have since expanded to offer more than 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries. Exodus have never lost sight of their mission to inspire extraordinary adventure and encourage people to discover fascinating parts of the world. Integral to Exodus is the persistence and passion of improving life through travel — for the places we visit, people we meet, and the planet we explore.
Expert Guides – Our guides are what make Exodus trips so special, and this is no exception in Costa Rica. Jonny Villalobos has been guiding groups in Costa Rica for 25 years; his expertise and knowledge of the rainforest is unparalleled. His enthusiasm for the landscapes he guides through makes an unforgettable experience.
Eco-tourism – Exodus trips to Costa Rica support eco-tourism and research that contributes to improving and protecting the rainforest. Stay at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge where you can learn and support the local effort to encourage diversity in one of the most important habitats on the planet.
Wildlife – Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most diverse wildlife, and so Exodus trips include varied elements of wildlife viewing. Our trips visit both well known wildlife locations and places off the beaten track, so there is the chance to experience a wide assortment of wildlife experiences.
Exodus have a targeted plan to promote responsible tourism, supporting the people, places and planet that we travel around. We have set ourselves a science-based target to halve our carbon footprint per passenger by 2030, and we’re proud to be partnering with Rewilding Europe to launch the innovative Nature & Carbon Corridors project and rewild 100 square metres for every passenger who travels with us. We also seek to support local wherever possible — guides, accommodations, food venues and experiences, supporting local communities and contributing to community-owned cooperatives and local social enterprises as much as we can.
Manuel Antonio National Park: Explore the quintessential Costa Rican coast lined with sloth-filled rainforest, whilst sharing the beach with monkeys and iguanas, just make sure to hide your snacks!
Cahuita National Park: traditional Caribbean Rasta town meets wildlife haven with some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. This park is much smaller than Manuel Antonio with fewer tourists.
Surfing on the pacific coast in Puerto Viejo. For anyone interested in trying out some activities, this is one of the best places in Costa Rica for surfing.
Food wise expect lots of vegetarian and vegan options, tropical fruits, Arroz con leche (essentially rice pudding for those with a sweet tooth) and the traditional dish Gallo Pinto.
One of the most immersive places in the world for local wildlife and exceptional for macro photography. Enjoy colourful parrots flying overheard and sloths overseeing your evening meal.
Experience unrivalled wildlife viewing and Costa Rica’s coastal wonders. From the wildlife rich waterways of Tortuguero to the dense jungle coastline of the Osa Peninsula, an area labelled by National Geographic as ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’, Costa Rica reveals its secrets: scarlet macaws rule the roost adding brilliant flashes of red, blue and gold to the foliage; humpback whales breed in the waters off-shore, and sloths lazily crawl along cecropia branches. Discover the best Costa Rica has to offer with three nights in Drake Bay, the remote gateway to some of Costa Rica’s premier wildlife destinations before exploring the fascinating biodiversity of Corcovado National Park.
Experience the rainforest, mountains and coast of this tropical paradise. Costa Rica is renowned for having proportionately more protected land than any other country, making it ripe for wildlife tourism. What is less known is the marvellous, often bizarre variety of animals from catatonic sloths, screaming howler monkeys, screeching toucans and nesting green turtles. Explore the verdant rainforest and diverse wildlife with wonderful naturalist guides who will share their love of Costa Rica and endless knowledge of the landscapes, whilst staying in comfortable eco-friendly lodges. Throw in the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines and it is easy to see why so many return.
Escape to vibrant and tropical Costa Rica for two weeks and fall in love with the vibrant beauty from the Caribbean to the Pacific coast. Take in Tortuguero’s wildlife rich waterways, marvel at the rainforest on a night walk, hike amongst unique vegetation in Arenal Volcano National Park and visit the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rincon de la Vieja. We focus on the natural side of Costa Rica and try plenty of activities to discover the heart of this tropical country. Have a go at zip-lining and take a boat trip to see dolphins off Carrillo beach, as well as choosing from multiple optional activities. The holiday ends with a few days on the Pacific coastline, where the sandy bay is shaded by coconut palms and the water perfect for swimming.
Enjoy tropical adventures for all the family in varied ecosystems. Costa Rica is a natural paradise, complete with volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife and beaches. Start your Costa Rica family holiday by travelling into the steaming jungle and explore the waterways of Tortuguero by boat, in search of monkeys, toucans and other colourful birds. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary and meet some of its famous inhabitants, stars of their own Animal Planet TV show. Enjoy a night walk in the rainforest, try white water rafting (optional) and splash around in thermal pools at a waterpark near Arenal Volcano. There’s beach time too as we head to both Cahuita on the Caribbean coast and Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, where jungle cascades down to white sandy beaches.