Costa Rica Christmas Trips


Christmas in Costa Rica

Christmas in Costa Rica is a special time—a tropical holiday season and a uniquely memorable experience. Come to Costa Rica for Christmas and enjoy a festive mood, plenty of sunshine, seasonal relaxation, and great holiday memories.

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A Very Merry Christmas Vacation in Costa Rica


Christmas in Costa Rica is a time for family, food, and festivities—and it’s also a time for relaxation and vacation. More and more, travelers like you seek respite from the cold and a new kind of holiday experience. It’s the most wonderful 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. Simply let us know what you want, sit back, and relax because we’ll build a Costa Rica Christmas vacation package just for you.

Get a Customized Experience for Christmas

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

However, some travel itineraries can be very strict on what they offer, reducing the options to just a few. Not us. 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 Christmas season. Sometimes, even with precious little time to spare.

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. 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 pine tree for palm trees, your Jack Frost for golden sunshine: Costa Rica has such a wide array of outdoor settings, activities, and climates (all within hours of each other, at most), that the country is one of the most attractive spots for those planning to spend their Christmas 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 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 such desirability also come issues of availability. And that’s why you must be informed before you plan Costa Rica Christmas travel.

How to Plan your Dream Christmas to Costa Rica

Dreaming of sand between your toes, opening gifts by the poolside, and hiking off a holiday meal? The planning process can be very easy with the right help. Because, there’s much to see in Costa Rica—and it’s good to hand off the tough decisions to someone who can narrow it all down for you.

It also pays (sometimes, literally) if you can be a little flexible with your travel dates. If you’re planning to be in Costa Rica for Christmas Day (December 25), then we’d recommended a slightly longer vacation—nine days, instead of seven—and to enter/depart the country a few days before/after the holiday, to avoid the rush.

Look, it’s a rough life, but someone has to lead it.

Contact a Travel Agency

Making a list, checking it twice—only to find out that your favorite hotel is full for Christmas and your must-sees, must-dos are booking fast, too?

At Costa Rican Vacations we’ve spent decades building strong relationships with the country’s top hotels. Agencies often have access to available rooms and special deals that you can’t find on the hotel’s website (or anywhere else). Even for the most ardent of independent travelers, it’s almost always best to go through an agency this time of year.

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’ll tell you they’re 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, our on-the-ground support is always included in your Costa Rica Christmas vacation package.

Early Birds Get the Best Beaches

… Or their preferred area 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 is likely to leave you disappointed. But we hope not, especially if you’re working with one of our experienced travel consultants. Let us know what type of Costa Rica Christmas travel you’re dreaming up, whether it’s an all-inclusive Christmas, a family reunion, or a couple’s getaway.

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.

Also, remember that 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, special and 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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