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Convenient & Fast

Forget about spending hours on research.
Your personalized itinerary, created by your personal local travel agent is usually ready within 24-48 hours.
Easy to customize or book straight away.

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Local knowledge

Based in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, your local travel agent knows the country best: Unique, authentic and engaging itineraries await.
With carefully selected hotels, the best restaurants, and the most knowledgeable tour guides.

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Worry-free prices

Pay with the credit card of your choice and benefit from full financial security.
By working directly with a local travel agent, you are guaranteed to benefit from excellent supplier relationships all over the country.

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What is tailor-made travel?

At Rough Guides we’ve been inspiring travellers for over 39 years and we believe that trips should be as individual as you are.

That's why we’ll match you with a local travel agent in Costa Rica. They have longstanding insider knowledge of the country and with their tour operators, a wealth of experience in the travel industry. Your local travel agent will plan and book a bespoke trip just the way you want it.

Save yourself the time researching and booking your holiday and instead rely on expert advice.

Send in your request today to be matched with your personal local travel agent in Costa Rica.
Based on your notes, they will craft a trip tailored to your needs and dreams, so you don’t have to spend hours researching and booking it.

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Do you consider yourself more of a backpacker or travelling on a budget?
Our guidebooks are an ideal companion for your budget trips - check out our guidebooks for help planning budget trips.

Don’t take our word for it,
see what our travellers say

Barry

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

My daughter and I had an amazing 1 week trip to Costa Rica in celebration of her 40th birthday. Rough guides asked and listened to our vacation goals and with a helpful brief back and forth dialogue, they put together an amazing itinerary that meet all of our objectives. From the transportation drivers, who picked us up at the airport and moved us to the 3 hotels chosen by Rough Guides (two in the rainforest and our last on the beach), then back to the airport for our departure. To the guides and providers (chosen through Rough Guides) of the seven adventures planned, we couldn't have asked for more friendly, professional and courteous service. I would recommend Rough Guides to any individual or group wanting to plan a vacation. We will be using their services again.

Corsica

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

I stumbled on Rough Guides travel guide service by chance as I was struggling to organise a last minute two weeks away in Costa Rica for some much needed down time. The local travel agent was attentive to my requests, a delight to deal with and kept in touch throughout my time there which was much appreciated as I was travelling alone. I really liked the fact that he was running his own local agency. I was very impressed by how seamlessly the whole trip was organised. I had nothing to worry about even when some details were finalised at the last minute. Roberto offered a highly competent and reassuring service delivered with a smile and a joke. I had a wonderful time in a relaxing and stunning country. Highly recommended.

Jenny

exploring Costa Rica, September 2021

It was a relief to not have to worry about the details, especially the travel from Nosara to La Fortuna and then back to the airport in Liberia. It could have been sorted out once I was in Costa Rica but I prefer to have these sort of details lined up before I arrive. Rough Guides made the travel piece easy and stress free. I also appreciate that Roberto used a variety of tour operators for my time in La Fortuna. Being a solo traveler, Roberto had to do some changes on the fly to make sure I could do the planned activities, and he did that with ease.My only regret was time. I wish I could have spent another week (or more) exploring other areas of the country. There will definitely be a return trip in the years to come and hopefully Roberto will still be working with Rough Guides.

Barry

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

My daughter and I had an amazing 1 week trip to Costa Rica in celebration of her 40th birthday. Rough guides asked and listened to our vacation goals and with a helpful brief back and forth dialogue, they put together an amazing itinerary that meet all of our objectives. From the transportation drivers, who picked us up at the airport and moved us to the 3 hotels chosen by Rough Guides (two in the rainforest and our last on the beach), then back to the airport for our departure. To the guides and providers (chosen through Rough Guides) of the seven adventures planned, we couldn't have asked for more friendly, professional and courteous service. I would recommend Rough Guides to any individual or group wanting to plan a vacation. We will be using their services again.

Corsica

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

I stumbled on Rough Guides travel guide service by chance as I was struggling to organise a last minute two weeks away in Costa Rica for some much needed down time. The local travel agent was attentive to my requests, a delight to deal with and kept in touch throughout my time there which was much appreciated as I was travelling alone. I really liked the fact that he was running his own local agency. I was very impressed by how seamlessly the whole trip was organised. I had nothing to worry about even when some details were finalised at the last minute. Roberto offered a highly competent and reassuring service delivered with a smile and a joke. I had a wonderful time in a relaxing and stunning country. Highly recommended.

Jenny

exploring Costa Rica, September 2021

It was a relief to not have to worry about the details, especially the travel from Nosara to La Fortuna and then back to the airport in Liberia. It could have been sorted out once I was in Costa Rica but I prefer to have these sort of details lined up before I arrive. Rough Guides made the travel piece easy and stress free. I also appreciate that Roberto used a variety of tour operators for my time in La Fortuna. Being a solo traveler, Roberto had to do some changes on the fly to make sure I could do the planned activities, and he did that with ease.My only regret was time. I wish I could have spent another week (or more) exploring other areas of the country. There will definitely be a return trip in the years to come and hopefully Roberto will still be working with Rough Guides.

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How it works

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STEP 01

Submit your request by selecting your dream destination, dates, preferences and any other requests for your dream trip.

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We match you with your personal local expert who will craft a bespoke itinerary for you. Our Rough Guides Travel Team will be by your side every step of the way.

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Communicate with your local expert through emails or calls to tweak and refine the itinerary until you’re completely satisfied.

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Book your trip online with ease. Pay by either Visa or MasterCard and be assured your money is safe with us. Enjoy your trip knowing you have a 24/7 emergency hotline to count on.

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Meet your local travel agent

In Costa Rica, we have partnered with two local travel experts to create and book your dream holiday.
They live in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and work for carefully selected local tour operators. With this, they gained on-the-ground and travel-specific knowledge to make your trip truly special.

Meet both of them below.

Roberto

Roberto

Escazú, Costa Rica

I have been a travel addict since my early twenties and I see travel as a means to discover and explore the world. It is not just about places, it is above all about people and the amazing stories they can tell. Since I was young, I've always enjoyed coupling my talent for organization with my creativity to design special trips for the most curious and discerning travelers. My home country offers so many opportunities for new experiences and emotions that it never ceases to amaze me.

Marco

Marco

San José, Costa Rica

I am a native Costa Rican, born in San José and raised in Cartago, both in the Central Valley. As a married father of two children, I have traveled this country extensively, both on my honeymoon as well as with my family, and I know how to create itineraries that are exciting for all generations. We love our country and love showing it to travelers and make sure that this passion is reflected in everything we do and offer. With over 25% of the country declared as national parks, we are committed to sustainability and green practices and choose our suppliers carefully.

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The Rough Guides Travel Team assists you every step of the way: Yana, Anna and Franziska connect you directly with your local travel agent, they make sure that your communication runs flawlessly and handle any type of technical questions you may have.

Roberto

Roberto

Escazú, Costa Rica

I have been a travel addict since my early twenties and I see travel as a means to discover and explore the world. It is not just about places, it is above all about people and the amazing stories they can tell. Since I was young, I've always enjoyed coupling my talent for organization with my creativity to design special trips for the most curious and discerning travelers. My home country offers so many opportunities for new experiences and emotions that it never ceases to amaze me.

Marco

Marco

San José, Costa Rica

I am a native Costa Rican, born in San José and raised in Cartago, both in the Central Valley. As a married father of two children, I have traveled this country extensively, both on my honeymoon as well as with my family, and I know how to create itineraries that are exciting for all generations. We love our country and love showing it to travelers and make sure that this passion is reflected in everything we do and offer. With over 25% of the country declared as national parks, we are committed to sustainability and green practices and choose our suppliers carefully.

Rough Guides Travel Team

Worldwide

The Rough Guides Travel Team assists you every step of the way: Yana, Anna and Franziska connect you directly with your local travel agent, they make sure that your communication runs flawlessly and handle any type of technical questions you may have.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina
Croatia
England
Finland
France
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Montenegro
Portugal
Spain
Scotland
Serbia
Wales

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST


Ethiopia
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Morocco
Oman
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
United Arab Emirates
Uganda

ASIA & PACIFIC


Australia
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Maldives
Malaysia
Myanmar
New Zealand
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

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Argentina
Belize
Brazil
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Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
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Answers to frequently asked questions

We don't book international flights to allow you the freedom to book with any carrier.

The local experts we partner with work for carefully selected local tour operators - they make a living by providing you with the best itinerary and get a commission on every trip sold. There are no upfront or hidden costs.

Each tailor-made trip is unique. You will receive sample trips in the beginning and can then tweak them until you're 100% satisfied - different routes, activities or hotels - your trip, your choice.

Your local expert is usually able to quote up to 12 months in advance.

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