Wildlife Worldwide

Founded in 1992, Wildlife Worldwide is one of the UK’s most established specialist tour operators. Focusing on tailor-made and small group wildlife travel experiences, we offer an unparalleled range of opportunities to see the finest wildlife in the world. As a specialist operator our programme of holidays features a wide range of wildlife and bird-watching trips and a series of specialist photography departures. Our expert team has travelled the world and have years of experience in creating the finest wildlife holidays, led by first-class naturalist guides.

Why Wildlife Worldwide

We offer an excellent choice of nature holidays to Costa Rica, from tailor-made holidays, small group trips, dedicated photography tours and family adventures.


Our knowledge and expertise on Costa Rica is outstanding. Our wildlife team have travelled extensively throughout the country and have first-hand advice on the best places to visit and where to stay to ensure the finest wildlife watching experiences, all in the company of superb local guides.


We are passionate about responsible tourism and making a positive impact on all the destinations we visit. In Costa Rica we work with a highly regarded responsible partner and handpick accommodation which support local communities.

Our Pura Vida Pledge

We are totally committed to making a positive impact on all the destinations and communities we visit, as well as helping to protect the wildlife itself. In Costa Rica we work with a fantastic team who have been awarded with the highest level of CST for the past 16 years and have set up a dedicated foundation to promote funding for responsible projects supporting sustainable conservation. On the ground we take great care to use eco-friendly lodges and accommodation which support local communities. All our holidays include a donation which over the years has made a real difference to many excellent charities. We encourage all our clients to travel responsibly and offer the option of carbon offsetting their holidays. 

Wildlife Worldwide's top tips for Costa Rica

  • The jewel in Costa Rica’s wildlife crown is the beautiful and remote Osa Peninsula. Occupying some 40% of the peninsula is the Corcovado National Park, home to half of Costa Rica’s wildlife species. Here you can see scarlet macaws and many other endangered animals including Baird’s tapir and giant anteater.


  • For avid birders in search of exotic avifauna Costa Rica ticks all the boxes. It is home to over 840 species including about 600 residents and 8 endemics which is 10% of the entire world population!


  • Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for wildlife encounters and adrenalin-fuelled activities for family adventures. Treat your family to an action-packed immersion into the nature seen from hanging bridges, ziplines, cycles, river rafts and whilst tubing the rapids of the Rio Celeste!


  • Costa Rica is a photographer’s paradise. The exceptional biodiversity including primates, other mammals, birds, amphibians and insects offer excellent wildlife photography possibilities throughout this beautiful country.


Travel with Wildlife Worldwide

Natural Highlights, Costa Rica

On this two week tailor-made itinerary discover Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife and birds of the waterways of Tortuguero, the cloud forest of Monteverde, the dry forest of Rincon de la Vieja, and the beaches of Tamarindo. Exploring by foot, boat and up above the trees on a canopy walkway, you will visit some of our favourite wildlife destinations. Highlights of this suggested trip include watching nesting turtles, prolific birdlife in the Monteverde cloud forest, an easy hike in Arenal National Park and seeing a variety of primates; three-toed sloth and howler, spider and capuchin monkeys.

Costa Rica’s Wildlife Wonders

Our 12-day expert-led small group tour visits some of the finest wildlife locations in Costa Rica to encounter some of its more exotic species. Begin in Tortuguero National Park, exploring the beaches and maze of waterways in search of Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, spectacled caiman and other fascinating wildlife. Spend time walking through the cloud forest of Savegre Valley and Los Quetzales National Park to see one of Costa Rica’s finest birds, the resplendent quetzal. Next, head to Corcovado National Park, home to more than 300 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals. 

Rainforest Photography Workshop

Join award-winning photographers Nick Garbutt and Alex Hyde on this dedicated rainforest photography tour staying at Costa Rica’s premier locations. This unique 20-day itinerary explores both the Pacific and Caribbean sides of this exceptional country. There will be plenty of opportunities to develop your photographic techniques including night photography, macro photography and the use of photographic hides. The wildlife sightings will be diverse with primates, other mammals, a variety of birds, reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and much more! Staying in wonderful lodges this extensive small group tour offers an exceptional combination of wildlife and outstanding photography opportunities.

Costa Rica Family Adventure

Costa Rica is a popular choice for active nature loving families. Our dedicated tailor-made adventure is designed to introduce your family to tropical wildlife and make the most of the fabulous activities available. A full programme of rainforest trail walks, canopy walks, boat trips, guided visits – all with experienced family friendly guides – will keep interest alive throughout the holiday! Look out for sloths, hummingbirds and monkeys and visit the nesting sites of rare sea turtles (seasonal). If you want to be more active, you can take advantage of the many optional activities available – everything from white-water rafting, rafting, kayaking to zip-lining. All our itineraries can be adapted to suit a range of interests and children of any age.

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