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Costa Rica, Spanish for ‘rich coast’, is particularly well named when you consider the extraordinary wealth of plant, bird and animal life to be found within this small Central American country. Indeed, the term ‘biodiversity’ might have been coined with Costa Rica in mind, such is the range and number of different species that flourish within its pristine, tropical forests. Add to the mix some truly spectacular scenery and a laid-back, happy people and you have the makings a life-affirming holiday experience. 

It is also one of the most eco-conscious countries in the world and has an innovative policy of paying its citizens to protect the rainforests and restore local eco-systems, which has reversed decades of deforestation. This was recognised when it won the Protect and Restore Nature award (plus a prize fund of £1m) at the inaugural Earthshot Prize ceremony, launched recently by the Duke of Cambridge.

Introduced by popular demand, this holiday complements our successful tour of the country’s northern parts. It explores the southern regions, including Golfito, often referred to as Costa Rica’s ‘last frontier’. Here we find an unexplored rugged wilderness, where the amenities are more basic, but the where one can experience an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist destinations.

Please note it is possible to link this tour with our Gardens of Costa Rica tour 28 January – 9 February 2022 – please ask for details

Tour highlights:

  • World class collection of orchids at Lankester Gardens
  • Roberto Burle Marx design at Wilson Gardens
  • Explore remote corners of the rainforest
  • Sample the local cuisine in a hands-on experience
  • Enjoy a swim in the Pacific Ocean

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  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
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  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
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Julia Corden

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Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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  • Meals - as per the itinerary
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8 February 2022 BSCO220208 8 February 2022 (Tuesday) 17 February 2022 (Thursday) Julia Corden £3,295
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8 February 2023 BSCO230208 8 February 2023 (Wednesday) 17 February 2023 (Friday) £3,395
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