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Travelling with us at Horizontes is the best way to uniquely experience Costa Rica in a way you might not manage on your own. For over 34 years, we have facilitated unforgettable experiences to our guests with tailor-made Costa Rica vacations packages.

We listen to travellers and give them what they want: the best tours in extraordinary places to visit in Costa Rica. Our tailor-made travel programs – both guided and on your own are designed around your interests, time and budget. Whether you are looking for family tours, Costa Rica adventure tours, beach tours or honeymoons, we take care of all of the reservations, transportation and logistics so that you can enjoy your vacation.

Our impeccable customer service, the impressive knowledge of our guides, and the 24/7 help you receive from your dedicated travel agent all make travelling with Horizontes the easiest and safest way to visit Costa Rica.

Be inspired to know that when you travel with us on our eco-tours & holiday packages, you support local communities and the environment, helping to make the world a better place. We pioneered ecotourism in Costa Rica, and our focus is still to inspire the enjoyment, fulfilment, and personal discovery of our guests through responsibly designed and operated travel programs with the utmost quality.

Good to know

  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Committed to sustainability
  • Custom tours & itineraries

Key information

Destinations Costa Rica
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Responsible Travel, Conservation, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Horizontes Nature Tours Reviews

What people are saying about Horizontes Nature Tours

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Nate O'Keefe
07/09/2022

We are used to booking our own trips but didn't know where to start with Costa Rica. We reached out to a few companies and Jose with Horizontes was the fastest, most personalized and most helpful to work with. He even had a Zoom meeting with us to talk about what we were looking for.

We said we were interested in a mix of a inland and ocean, and that we'd love recommendations for places he wished more people would visit. He put together an itinerary with 2 night in Turrialba, 2 nights in San Gerardo de Dota, and 3 in Manuel Antonio.

About a month before we departed, I decided to add some excursions. Jose was very gracious and fast with adding these, and making some small changes to our accommodations.

When we arrived, everything happened exactly as he said it would. The rental car was excellent - an almost new 4WD Toyota, and all accommodations and excursions were ready for us. We never had to call but it was a great comfort to know we had someone in the country who could help 24/7.

When we return, even though we have a better sense of the country now, I expect we'd still work with Jose/Horizontes again - the experience exceeded every expectation.

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Chris
01/08/2022

Superb experience with Horizontes with Jose and his team.

We recently returned from a long trip where we trusted Horizontes with four weeks of the Costa Rica section of our travels. I'm so glad we did, from the start everything was looked after and planed, budgets were adhered too and there were plenty of ideas!

Previously we've sorted ourselves when traveling, this time we had our 6 year old daughter in tow and wanted that security of using an agent. We are so glad we did, a tropical storm moved in and the first hotels we had booked to stay in closed down, Jose rearranged the complete tour in less than 24 hours, everything was taken care of. The value of an agent with these skills and work ethic cannot be understated. It turned what could have been a hugely stressful part of our trip into a few emails and messages.

Superb, I have no hesitation recommending Horizontes!

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Stacy K
04/08/2022

We just came home from a 12 day trip to Costa Rica that was arranged by Jose. This trip included 3 charter flights to various locations, several long car transports, and a boat transfer along with numerous transports to excursions. Every single element of this trip went seamlessly. We never waited for a ride to show up and the communication was impeccable. The accomodations at each location was beautiful (especially at Fortuna and Nosara) and my family enjoyed this trip so much. Thank you Horizontes for arrangng such a wonderful and carefree experience!

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Joanna
05/07/2022

We have spent 7 amazing days in CR having out trip designed by Jose Huertas. We knew from the very beginning that 7 days might not be enough so I asked Jose to keep us busy and to plan that trip in a way that we would want to come back. We started off with absolutely beautiful Tortuguero and here I have to mention the Casa Cecropia experience (a must do chocolate tour!) then went to the Pacific side to Manuel Antonio followed by magical Arenal and finished out trip off with breathtaking views and unforgetable encounter with the animals in the Peace Lodge rescue center. But I think that the biggest test of the agency takes place when things do not go as planned. During our stay the tropical storm was passing through CR followed by heavy rains so suddenly we had to redesign our itinerary completely. Within two hours we had a plan B which turned out to be even reacher than the initial one. These guys are super agile, available 24/7 and every day do the extra mile to make your stay special. They do not deliver tours but a genuine experience. Thank you Jose and all the team! We will come back for sure! Pura vida!

Horizontes Nature Tours tours

Caribbean to Pacific Family Adventure

12 days exploring Costa Rica

12 days From $4,650 Customisable
Destinations Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Arenal Volcano National Park, San Jose, Tortuguero National Park
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Guanacaste, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Beaches

8 days at Rincon de la Vieja and Tamarindo beach

8 days From $3,500 Customisable
Destinations Guanacaste National Park, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Ziplining, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Nature Highlights

10 days in the national parks of Tortuguero and Corcovado

10 days From $2,565 Customisable
Destinations San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Corcovado National Park
Activity Luxury, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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The Magic of the Tropical Birdsong

11 days birdwatching in the national parks of Costa Rica

11 days From $1,850 Customisable
Destinations San Jose, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Palo Verde National Park, Carara National Park
Activity Luxury, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Off The Beaten Track In Tenorio Volcano

10 days hiking and exploring the national parks of Costa Rica

10 days From $1,750 Customisable
Destinations Santa Teresa, Tenorio Volcano National Park
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Winter Sports, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Off The Beaten Track In Corcovado

8 days exploring the culture and biodiversity of Costa Rica

8 days From $1,800
Destinations Corcovado National Park
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Museums & Galleries, History
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Nature from Coast to Coast

12 days From $2,360 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Arenal Volcano National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Beach, Family, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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What's included

All trips with Horizontes Nature Tours include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation
Guided excursions
Breakfast
Ground transfers

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