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Costa Rica is best known for its wild adventure tours, rugged rainforest and tropical beaches, and is not usually thought of as an accessible holiday destination for wheelchair users. That image is changing however, as Costa Rica’s tourism industry works to make the country’s famous attractions more accessible. More and more tourists are looking to enjoy disabled holidays in Costa Rica, and so far, reports are positive.

Costa Rica offers some of the best terrain for eco-holidays, from stunning and sustainable beach resorts along the Pacific coastline in Jaco to cloud forests high in the mountains teeming with exotic animals. Start your adventure with accessible accommodation in San Jose, then discover what lies beyond the capital.

Along with plenty of accessible accommodation, Costa Rica has many accessible activities and attractions. From the wheelchair accessible parks of Poás Volcano National Park, near the capitol of San Jose, and Carera National Park, not far from Jaco on the country’s Pacific as well as some private parks, like Veragua Adventure Park, to the country’s first official “universal access” trail in the rainforest recently opened at Carara National Park. Carara National Park is near Jacó Beach on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Designed for people of all abilities, the trail is made of permeable concrete and provides easy access for persons in wheelchairs and elderly visitors, with special ramps and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

When to Go?

The best time to visit Costa Rica is from mid-December to April (the dry season). This peak tourist season boasts plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time for exploring rainforests and lounging on beaches. That said, the dry season is the most popular time to visit.

Flights to Costa Rica are available from many UK airports, however there are no direct flights. Stops include New York, Miami or Houston. Most international flights to Costa Rica arrive at either Juan Santamaria International Airport or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (also known as Liberia International Airport).

So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on 0800 622 6000 to speak to one of our experienced travel consultants about the best time for a wheelchair accessible holiday in the Costa Rica.

Where to Go?

Disabled friendly accommodation in guanacaste, Costa Rica This tiny sliver of Central America is a bit like a Russian doll when it comes to landscapes and wildlife. Reason being, just when you think you’ve seen the true face of Costa Rica, another crops up and takes you by surprise. There are palm-fringed beaches, lime-green jungles, cloud forests and that’s before you’ve even considered the cast of animals that call Costa Rica home – think toucans, humming birds, monkeys and tiny tree frogs.

Enjoy long summer days on a secluded beach or discover the rich natural ecology of the area. The spectacular rainforest comes to life in the ‘green season’ with an explosion of colour and fragrances. Enjoy bird watching in Palo Verde National Park, spot wildlife in the Rincón de la Vieja National Park or see turtles nesting at Playa Grande. This is a disabled holiday perfect for nature lovers.

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Jacó was the first town on the central Pacific coast to explode with tourist development and it remains a major draw for backpackers, surfers and city-weary josefinos (inhabitants of San José). Although working-class neighborhoods are nearby, open-air trinket shops and tour operators line the the lively main drag which, at night, is given over to a mix of students and surfers. With fantastic restaurants and bars, Jaco's lazy charm is likely to make your disabled holiday in Costa Rica a treat.

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San Jose
Take your time exploring historic neighborhoods such as Barrio Amón, where colonial mansions have been converted into contemporary art galleries, and Barrio Escalante, the city's gastronomic epicenter. Stroll with Saturday shoppers at the farmers market, join the Sunday crowds in Parque La Sabana, catch a live music show at one of the city's vibrant clubs, or visit the museums of gold, jade, art and natural history, and you'll begin to understand the multidimensional appeal of Costa Rica's largest city and cultural capital and why disabled holidays in San Jose are a must.

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How to Book?

Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday. They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.

We work alongside our sister companies Mobility Equipment Hire Direct who is the world's largest supplier of mobility equipment and Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Taxis the only dedicated taxi site to make your holiday as easy as possible as everything is packaged in.

Whatever your disabled holiday request is, we will be able to help!

Call us today on 0800 622 6000 or simply fill in the Enquiry Form to get a FREE quote today!