Costa Rica Christmas Trips

searchFind Your Trip »

A Very Merry Christmas Vacation in Costa Rica

Christmas in Costa Rica is a time for family, friends, food, and festivities — and it’s also a time for relaxation and vacay fun. 
More and more, travelers like you seek respite from the cold and a new kind of holiday experience. And there’s nothing better than a Costa Rica Christmas vacation to provide this. 
It’s the most beautiful time of the year, in the most wonderful part of the world.
Forget full hotels and crowded destinations: planning a tropical holiday doesn’t have to be a hassle. Let us know what you want, sit back, and relax because we’ll build a Costa Rica Christmas vacation package.

Get a Customized Experience for Christmas

In recent years, Costa Rica Christmas vacation packages have grown exponentially. 
More flights to Costa Rica create more access to the country, plus the rise in high-quality accommodations that we’ve seen in recent years. Couple these factors with a chance to spend time in the normally frigid months of December and January on a tropical beach or exploring the rainforest… You can understand the surge in people booking Costa Rica for Christmas.
However, some travel itineraries can be very strict on what they offer, reducing the options to way fewer than other times of the year. This is because hotels book way in advance, and many travel agencies find it too much work and effort to create attractive packages for their clients at Christmas. 
Not us, though. As one of the country’s top travel agencies, Costa Rican Vacations can put together a customized package that caters to your needs, even at peak season. Even during the Christmas season. Sometimes, even with precious little time to spare.
Whether you want to snorkel, surf, swim in the ocean, zip line through the forest, or relax at the pool, we'll do our best to make it happen. And, if your group has a varied range of ages or interests, don’t worry. We’ll craft a custom package that keeps everyone feeling festive.
Swap your Christmas tree for swaying coconut palms and your Jack Frost for golden sunshine: Costa Rica has a wide array of outdoor settings, activities, and climates that make the country one of the most attractive spots for anyone planning the Holidays in the tropics. May only hummingbirds nip at your nose.
Christmas in Costa Rica falls within the first few weeks of the country’s dry season when landscapes are rich and green, but you're still guaranteed sunshine every day. This makes it twice as nice and twice as attractive to visitors from all over the world.
But, and we have to be clear here, the best weather plus the most desirable time of the year to travel creates issues with availability. This is why many agencies don’t bother, and why you - the traveler - need to be informed before you plan any Costa Rica Christmas travel.

How to Plan Your Dream Christmas in Costa Rica

If you’re dreaming of sand between your toes, opening gifts by the pool, or hiking off a holiday meal, you can make these dreams a reality with the proper planning. 
You need the right help, which is where we come in. There’s so much to see and do in Costa Rica; you want to get things right for your Christmas vacation, so handing off the planning work to us to narrow it all down is a great way.
It also pays to be flexible with your travel dates. 
For example, suppose you plan to be in Costa Rica for Christmas Day (December 25). In that case, we’d recommend a slightly more extended vacation—nine days instead of seven—and to enter/depart the country a few days before/after the holiday, to avoid the rush and possibly take advantage of better airfare.
These little details can turn your Christmas vacation planning from a stress-filled experience to a seamless, easy-to-manage process. Contact us for more information like this!

Contact a Travel Agency

Making a list and checking it twice—only to find out your favorite hotel is full for Christmas and your must-sees and must-dos are booking fast is all too common when planning a Christmas Costa Rican vacation.
Many people don’t realize how many people want to come to Costa Rica at Christmas, and just how fast accommodations fill up in advance. We're often planning Christmas trips for clients many months in advance. And, despite the growth of hotel choices in Costa Rica, most places still have less than 30 rooms. This doesn't make things easier.
But here at Costa Rican Vacations, we’ve spent decades building strong relationships with the top hotels in the country. 
The result of our schmoozing and networking allows us access to available rooms and special deals you can’t find on the hotel’s website (or anywhere else) if you’re planning your Christmas vacation on your own. So even for the independent travelers, it’s almost always better to go through an experienced and established travel agency at this time of year.
Not only will you usually find a better price, but agencies pre-book hotel nights for the Christmas period. So you may call your dream hotel, and they’ll tell you they’re booked, but get in touch with us, and we might have that room already on hold—and waiting for you.
And what’s more, Costa Rican Vacations also offers an in-country helpline for customers. If you have any questions, want to book a tour, or ask for a recommendation, our on-the-ground support is always included in your Costa Rica Christmas vacation package.

Early Bird Gets The Best Beach

Or their preferred place to stay. But, one thing is clear—there’s no such thing as too early when it comes to Christmas in Costa Rica.
Hard truth: Leaving preparations to the last minute will likely disappoint you. But we hope not, especially if you’re working with one of our experienced travel consultants. So let us know what type of Costa Rica Christmas travel you’re dreaming of:
Our travel consultants will tailor your vacation well ahead of time, leaving you to relax and look forward to spending Christmas in the tropics. Even if you feel like it’s a bit late, it doesn’t hurt to stop by before declaring defeat. There could be tinsel-strung surprises in store.
We can also help arrange for special holiday meals, tours, or activities and to recommend local traditions that will help make your Christmas in Costa Rica all the more authentic, unique and memorable.
Just contact us and tell us what you want to do, and we will do our best to make it happen.

FAQs About Best Christmas Trips to Costa Rica


Is Costa Rica an excellent place to visit for Christmas? 

As long as you book far enough in advance to remove any stress overflights and accommodations, Costa Rica is a perfect place to stay over Christmas. The weather is excellent, and there’s a festive atmosphere around the country.

Is Costa Rica good to visit in December? 

Costa Rica in December marks the start of the dry season, meaning you’ll experience great weather - hot and sunny with little rain plus the benefit of cooling breezes - before the dry season kicks in.

Are things open in Costa Rica on Christmas? 

Costa Rica puts itself into festive mode and decamps to the beach for tropical sun and fun. But tourists will find most restaurants, shops, bars, etc., open for business over the holidays and tours and activities to enjoy.

Is Costa Rica warm during Christmas? 

For the most part, yes. After all, Costa Rica is warm all year-round and certainly more generous than North America or Europe. Expect hot and sunny weather with some cooling breezes and a little possibility of rain on the Pacific coast.
Local Experts

We live, work & travel in Costa Rica.

Tailored Travel

Every trip is designed for you.

Super Service

5,000+ reviews from dazzled guests.

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Call us!
(800) 262-1578