Christmas in Costa Rica

Traveling to Costa Rica during the Christmas holiday season is a unique experience. Enjoy the festive mood with plenty of sunshine, relaxation, and tropical vegetation.

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A Merry Christmas Vacation in Costa Rica


Christmas in Costa Rica is a time for families, food, and festivities, but it is also a time of relaxation and vacation. More and more, people are seeking an escape from the cold and looking to experience something totally different at this special time of the year.

Coming to Costa Rica in the holiday season doesn’t have to be a hassle. Simply let us know what you want, sit back, and relax.

Get a Customized Experience for Christmas

Christmas Costa Rica vacation packages have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The ease of access and the high quality of accommodations coupled with the chance to spend these special days on the beach have created a surge in people booking Costa Rica Christmas travel.

However, some travel itineraries can be very strict on what they offer, reducing the options to just a few. Not us. As a travel agency, Costa Rican Vacations can put together a customized vacation package that caters to your needs, even at peak season.

Whether you want to snorkel at the beach, zip line through the forest, or simply relax at the pool, we will do our best to make it happen. If your group has a varied range of ages or interests, don’t worry. There can be something for everyone in the package.

The fact that Costa Rica has such a wide array of natural settings, activities, and climates (all within hours of each other, at most) is what makes this country one of the most attractive spots for those who want to spend their Christmas in the tropics.

Christmas in Costa Rica falls within the first few weeks of the country’s dry season. The country is still rich and green but you are guaranteed sunshine every day and often all day. This makes it twice as nice and twice as attractive to visitors from all over the world.

But with the desirability also comes the issue of availability, which is why you must be informed before you plan a Christmas getaway.

How to Plan your Dream Christmas Trip to Costa Rica

The process can be very easy with the right help. There is much to see in the country and it’s good to get someone who can narrow it down for you.

It also pays if you can be a little flexible with your travel dates. If you want to be in Costa Rica on the 25th then it is recommended that you plan for a slightly longer vacation (9 days instead of 7) and get into the country a little early, beating the last minute rush.

Contact a Travel Agency

Check with a local travel agency like Costa Rican Vacations. Agencies often have access to rooms and special deals that you just won’t find on the actual hotel’s website. Even for the most ardent of independent travelers, this time of year it’s almost always best to go through an agency.

Not only will you usually find a better price, but agencies pre-book hotel nights for the Christmas period. You may call your dream hotel and they will tell you they are booked, but get in touch with us and we might just have that room already on hold and waiting for you.

What is more, Costa Rican Vacations also offers an in-country help line for customers. If you have any questions, want to book a tour, or ask for a recommendation, it is included with your Christmas vacation package when you travel with us.

Early Birds Get the Best Beaches

Or your preferred area to stay, it’s your choice. But something is clear–You cannot book too early when it comes to your Christmas vacation package.

If you are able to, get in early! Leaving preparations to the last minute is likely to leave you disappointed, but still speak to an experienced travel consultant. Let them know what type of vacation you are looking for, whether it is an all-inclusive Christmas, a family reunion, or a couple’s getaway.

Travel consultants will be able to help tailor your vacation well ahead of time, leaving you to relax and look forward to it. If you feel like it’s a bit late, still stop by and talk with one of them before declaring defeat. There might be good surprises in the way.

Also, it may be possible to arrange for special meals, tours, or activities that will help make your Christmas in Costa Rica all the more memorable. Just contact us and tell us what you want to do, and we will do our best to make it happen.

Top Tip


Get out your calendars and start planning! Christmas is a busy time of year here, and hotels and tours fill up fast. To make your holiday getaway all that you want it to be, it’s best to plan ahead as much as you can.

Don’t let the crowds scare you away — ask a Travel Consultant about some smaller or off-the-beaten-path destinations!


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