Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
- Gustave Flaubert -
Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity within only 0.03% of the earth's surface, and it is truly one of the most magical places in the entire world. Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, and nothing could ring truer of this Central American country. It boasts astounding biological diversity, landscapes of active volcanoes, cloud forests, sparkling beaches and tropical rainforests. It’s a landscape with a big natural playground for hikers, surfers, paddle boarders, animal lovers, snorkelers, divers, and anyone who feels happiest when in nature. Costa Rica reminds us how it feels to be genuinely alive.
Our local specialists travelled extensively the country, giving them an matchless insider-access to a selection of extraordinary escapes that include the most exclusive lodges, unforgettable experiences, wildlife encounters, conservation projects, adrenaline rushes, cultural immersions, scenic flights as well as the best kept secrets that Costa Rica has to offer. A Costa Rican adventure with V&J will allow you to encounter the most of the country's natural beauty, with days filled with eco-friendly experiences and evenings in great splendour among the best lodges.
Far off the west coast of Costa Rica, you will encounter Cocos Island a hidden paradise in the Pacific Ocean. It is best described as an untamed wilderness covered with jungle and beautiful waterfalls gushing from mountains. The deep blue waters surrounding this island are considered the most shark populated on Earth. As it is roughly a thirty-five hour sail from the mainland, besides the national park rangers most of the island’s inhabitants live beneath the waves, such as giant manta rays, sailfish and the world’s largest aggregations of the near-threatened silky sharks.
Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for family vacations. Let us guide you and your loved ones on an exciting family time, river rafting the Pacuare, flying over some of the most iconic volcanoes and assisting with conservation projects and wildlife rescue centres with an expert naturalist. At V&J we create indelible memories and stories that last a lifetime and it is the right moment to discover the unknown pleasures of this verdant paradise.