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Experience Costa Rica

Costa Rica Overview
  • Explore diverse lush landscapes
  • Discover an abundance of exotic wildlife
  • Uncover natural gems with exciting eco-excursions

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a fascinating tropical paradise in the heart of Central America. Whether you are travelling for a relaxing vacation or an action-packed getaway, Costa Rica’s unique landscapes offer something for every traveller to enjoy. Along the coast, vacationers will find beautiful white and dark-sand beaches where they can soak up the sun or explore the crystal-clear waters with a variety of water sports, from snorkelling to surfing. Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity, with nearly a quarter of the country covered by protected rainforest, making it an ideal destination for eco-explorers. Nature lovers can get a glimpse of Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity with a river boat ride through the rainforest, an exciting zipline circuit above the jungle canopy or a tour to visit a volcano. Cultural explorers can stroll through the historic streets of Liberia, marvel at the white adobo houses and visit museums for a glimpse of Costa Rica’s colourful history.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist destinations.

Currency: CRC (Costa Rica Colón)

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for our full packing list.

What to buy: From colourful handcrafted souvenirs to delicious coffee and chocolate, there are numerous commemorative items you can choose to bring home. Costa Rica’s mantra is "pura vida," meaning "pure life," and you’ll likely find many souvenirs from shirts to hoodies and keychains with the slogan. Or you can change up your style with colourful necklaces, earrings and bracelets made of bamboo and seeds.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. They are also on hand to recommend the best experiences to ensure you make the most of your time away. Be sure to attend you welcome briefing to learn about the handpicked selection of Sunwing Experiences offered for your destination.

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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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