Where to go

3 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

Costa Rica has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

4 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

Cocos Island Liveaboard

Cocos Island fully justifies its place as one of the world's finest liveaboard destinations. This remote Pacific outpost is a magnet for sharks, most notably large schools of hammerheads.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Diving the Gulf of Papagayo

The Papagayo Gulf is home to an astonishing abundance of life especially Dec-Apr when divers can encounter the occasional mobula ray and thousands of cow-nosed rays.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Costa Rica Volcanoes & Diving

A true journey of discovery – enjoy active volcanoes, picturesque cities and dive with sharks, turtles and mantas in the Gulf of Papagayo.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Costa Rica Dive Experience

Experience world-class diving at Catalina Island and in the Gulf of Papagayo on this great value adventure as you explore Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Costa Rica is best visited from December to April, while sharks gather at Cocos from May to November.


  • Wet season

    May to Nov: Costa Rica’s wet season coincides with the best months to visit Cocos Island for shark encounters
  • Dry season

    Dec to Apr: Dry weather and calm seas make this a great time to explore mainland Costa Rica

Wildlife events

  • May to Sep: Best months for hammerhead sharks at Cocos Island
  • Jul to Sep: Turtle nesting season on the beaches of Tortugero National Park
  • Nov to Apr: Olive ridley & leatherback turtle encounters in Tamarindo
  • Nov to Apr: Best months for bull sharks at Cocos Island


3 related resorts. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.


5 related liveaboards. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.


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